upgrade help required please

  dazzling 18:51 03 Sep 2003

my friend has a tiny pc spec 1gh celeron 256mb sdram vga is built in via chip on msi motherboard model no 6368 ver 2.1. she has recently bought the latest tomb raider angel of darknesswhich will run with sound only. heres my problem min spec for game is p3 500 128mb ram 16mb 3d accelerator.the pc meets that criteria but wont run game.im assuming the weak point is the graphics chip?.the motherboard has no agp slot but 3 vacant pci slots does anyone know wether i can put a graphics card that will be suitable in the pci slot of this motherboard as i can only find processor info on the msi site.also the recommended processor for this game is a p4 1500 which i know it wont take am i wasting my time upgrading just the graphics card.thanks for any help darren.

  harry_b 18:59 03 Sep 2003

New Pc required

  Jester2K II 19:09 03 Sep 2003

Whilst you CAN get PCI grpahics cards the processor is well below spec...

  dazzling 20:05 03 Sep 2003

very tight budget here what about cheapish new mobo processor and graphics card and use rest origional?

  Belatucadrus 20:20 03 Sep 2003

click here for one option, it's not going to bridge the gap to Angel of Darkness, but would give a handy boost.

  clayton 20:56 03 Sep 2003

How much do you have to spend ?

  dazzling (work) 21:34 04 Sep 2003

sorry clayton been in bed nightshift.probably no more than £100.

  clayton 22:15 04 Sep 2003

Motherboard MSI KM4M-L SKT A 8x AGP Onboard Video/sound/lan ATA133 £47.94
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AMD XP2000+ Thoroughbred Retail Boxed Inc Heatsink & Fan with 3year Warranty £56.43
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Memory/128mb 333mhz Ddr Non Ecc Pc2700 £22.32
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Total £131.38 inc del

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  dazzling (work) 22:25 04 Sep 2003

thanks clayton.darren

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