Best available 2X AGP Grahics Card for ageing PC

  smokingbeagle² 20:48 12 Sep 2004

System: Dual P111, 1000Mhz processors, 133Mhz FSB (yes), 512K RAM and W2K Pro.
Budget upper limit: £50
Uses: Internet, home-office, Flight Sim 2002.

  smokingbeagle² 00:06 13 Sep 2004


  Simon_P 01:24 13 Sep 2004

£43 +P&P
click here

It is an agp x8 card but I believe (not 100% certain) that it is backward compatible with older agp standards, this means that it will just not work to its full potential

For less the £50 its not a bad card but wont set the earth on fire but is good enough if your not using the latest 3D games

Someone else may be able to confirm its compatibility, or you could e-mail the site that the link it to

Are you sure your motherboard isnt agp x4?

  speedy12 11:51 13 Sep 2004

Its surely got to be 4x!! My old 733mhz had 4x.

Yes, i THINK that card should be backwards compatible with 2x and 4x of course.

  TomJerry 13:22 13 Sep 2004

Sapphire Radeon 9600SE 128MB DDR AGP 8x DVI-i TV-Out Retail Box £49.68 (including P&P) click here

PNY Verto Geforce FX5200 Ultra 128MB DDR 8x AGP TV-Out DVI-I Inc Game pack Retail Box £49.22 (including P&P) click here

The first one is better.

Both Cards are 8x, but "I believe (not 100% certain) that it is backward compatible with older agp standards"

  Stuartli 14:09 13 Sep 2004

A visit to a computer fair could well turn up an nVidia GeForce2 400MX card with 32 or 64MB memory for almost buttons.

I have the 32MB version of the GeForce2 chipset (Chaintech) and it does all I require, including the modest games I occasionally play..:-) It's 4x AGP.

However, my Elite P6BXT-A+ mobo is only 2x AGP....:-(

  duckers 19:07 13 Sep 2004

Your mobo should be compatible with modern graphics cards providing it supplies the correct signalling voltage, There are 3 different voltages, 3.3, 1.5 and 0.8.

click here for a link on ATI's web site that will explain it far better then I can.

If your mobo is only 2X AGP chances are it will be 3.3V which may be hard to find these days.

  smokingbeagle² 19:35 13 Sep 2004

It is an IBM originally designed to be a server. I got it as a single 667 Mhz processor set up. I have upgraded over the years as a hobby. (Try finding matched Slot1 P3 processors these days). I guess, graphics ability wasn't vital to it's original purpose.

  duckers 19:42 13 Sep 2004

Best thing I can say to do is check the link I gave above and click here to find a manual for your motherboard, which should tell you about your boards AGP capabilities and voltage.

  smokingbeagle² 05:48 14 Sep 2004

to all the people who posted. Very useful link duckers.Thank you.

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