I'm looking to expand my graphics card on my AMD K6-2 500mhz with 3D Now. i want something, not too expensive (£50-£60 max) and with 32-64 megs on board (it's mainly for gaming!). Is this a silly idea or would it be worth doing? Also i don't appear to have an AGP slot on my pc, so i'm probably looking at a Pci card? Does any one either have any suggestions as to type of cards, or advice on what my computer could reasonably handle.
try a pci version of ati 9000 64 or nvidia mx 440 cards click hereclick here can buy from all good computer outlets and online £50-£100 typical i use this click here and its great for the money and low end systems.
If its gaming your pc is used for i would consider getting another m/board that has an AGP slot, you can get some good spec boards now for not alot at all, however if you have only got so much to spend it may be worth just waiting a little longer, let me give you an example of what you could get for £137.00 inc P&P
Quote//"Games are asking for ever increasing system specs to ensure fast rate of play"///
I have "Grand Prix 4" (Racing Sim), and this is what it says on the box: Min/Requirements PII 400, 64 MB Ram, Video:16 MB Direct 8.1 compatable. What it doesn't tell you on the box is the "Recommended" requirements (you have to open the box and find the read-me file for that). The specs above are replaced by PIII 733, 128 Ram, 16 MB Card. I can tell you that it won't even run on my PII 400, and people at click here have problems running it on 2000 Athlon Systems W/Geforce cards too (low Frame rates) My PIV 2.66/Radeon 9000 handles it well, but that is nearly 700% faster than the "Box" requirements!
Thank you for everyone who has replied, it's given me food for thought. Cheers. after thinking about it and reading Tony 777's comments, i've decided to hold fire and rather than spending money on an expensive graphics card i will just upgrade my computer. sounds extreem, i know but any other way i would be wasting my money, i think. The reason i was thinking of upgrading is because my onboard, built in, graphics card (a Trident Blade 3D i7) has mysteriously stoped working, i only have 16 or 2 colours availiable to me! Does any one know how i can resolve this problem, as it is bugging me, everything looks like dots. i've tried downloading a driver, but i cant find the correct one. i went on to the Motherboard chipset (VIA VT8501 Apollo MVP4) web page and i couldnt find anything. When i try to update the driver on it using the web i get, "The publisher cannot be determined due to the problems below: The object to be verified is unknown to the Trust Provider." Can anyone out there help, i'm realy stuck now. Thank you.