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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:55 PM

I have an old computer that I would like to be able to watch videos on. All its currently used for is browsing the internet and instant messaging. When I try to watch videos on the internet now (using cable internet so they buffer/download fine) the movies are very glitchy, basically unwatchable. Even coming here on BC the smileys are messed up. So, I am looking for a graphics card that is under 30$, that could make it possible for me to watch movies. By the way, I only have PCI slots. I was looking at this: ATI Rage 128 Pro . I figured this would work out so I could watch videos fine.

Also, I know this is a bit off topic, but could I put a cd burner on my computer even though its running windows 98? I forget exactly what version of windows 98, but it says 4.10.1998. Thanks!

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IBM Aptiva running windows 98

AMD K6-2 processor, 333mhz, 64KB L2cache

192mb pc100 ram

6gb hard drive with about 3.5gb free

8mb integrated graphics <---ewwy
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#2 stevealmighty

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:01 PM

That card should work fine for you Sterling14 :flowers:

As for the cd burner, yes, you can put one in that computer. I'd buy a name brand one so that if win98 won't install it automatically, then you can easily find drivers/firmware for it at the manufacturers site.

Hope this helps! :trumpet:


BTW, you've got to try to keep that hard drive fairly clean.....if it gets to full it'll start having "issues" (rule of thumb is to never have a hard drive reach 3/4 full!) :thumbsup: Be sure to defrag it often too!
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:01 PM

I have a dell, so naturally i'm in the same boat as you, I found that the FX5500 nvidia works very well, and easily overclocked.
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