Compatible graphics card that will work on my pc?

  Nabzl 01:07 07 Jul 2009


Just joined recently and would like to say this is a brilliant forum.

I was just wondering if someone could recommend me a really good graphics card that will work on my system?
Price range is upto about £120

This is my current motherboard spcs
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3.20 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded

And i currently have 1.5gb DDR2 Ram
Let us know if any other info is required
Thanks in advance much appreciated

  DieSse 01:37 07 Jul 2009

Your difficulty these days is that there aren't many AGP cards left on the market, and almost no top performing ones.

If I were you, I'd save some of your budget and get an nvidia GeF 6200

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By todays standards your system is a modest performer, and a modest graphics card should suit it well, and still be a good step up from the SiS integrated graphics.

If you're desperate to spend more, then there are some better ATi cards, but I've personally never rated their drivers as high as nvidia drivers, and IMHO it's questionable whetheryour system merits the extra cash.

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  retep888 01:53 07 Jul 2009

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Here are some alternatives for you.

  Nabzl 16:21 07 Jul 2009

Thanks so will the above definitely work on my system?

  Nabzl 16:26 07 Jul 2009

Is this any good and compatible with my system?
And will it work with windows vista?
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  I am Spartacus 16:36 07 Jul 2009

It doesn't look as though Vista drivers are available for the AGP version of 2400 card click here

There may be alternative drivers that will work but I haven't been able to find them.

  citadel 18:06 07 Jul 2009

ati 3850 agp is the best agp card, vista certified. also is dx 10.1 capable.

  Nabzl 18:14 07 Jul 2009

Cheers citadel so will that work on my system then?

  Nabzl 18:30 07 Jul 2009

Got a good price for the Ati 3850 click here

Should i go for it?

  I am Spartacus 19:49 07 Jul 2009

Looks like drivers (and hotfixes) are available from the Sapphiretech site click here

  retep888 20:18 07 Jul 2009

Naturally HD3850 is the one to go for,but considering your system specs,I suppose you won't have a beefy power supply unit,I'd suggest you go for the HD 2400 pro AGP instead.

Your Celeron CPU will become the bottleneck should you go for he HD3850,to run Vista you'll need more RAM too,2-3.5GBs.

The HD 2400 pro supports dx10 so Vista compatible click here

Afterall I wouldn't encourage you to spend too much,the less the better to keep you going for the time being,start saving up for a proper power machine now.:-)

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