Change Graphics Card -

  jdb 16:55 29 Jul 2008

I have an old (7 years +) AMD Athlon PC which is used as a "spare" but has the network printer and a scanner attached. The OS is Windows XP.
The screen suddenly failed - "No Connection" came up - but the monitor works when connected to my laptop.
So, presumably it is the graphics card that is the problem?
Have removed the card and it is a "TNT M64 32Mb SDRAM" card. Googling that shows it was the bees knees some 7 or 8 years ago! However it seems I need to replace it and have found new cheap cards like "MSI GeForce 7300LE 128MB DDR2 PCIE DVI" for £15. What are the features I have to be aware of to ensure the new card will work on my PC?
Thank you.

  citadel 17:23 29 Jul 2008

you need to know if your motherboard has an agp slot or ordinary pci. pci express cards will not fit. download your motherboard manual for info.

  Ditch999 17:34 29 Jul 2008

CPUZ will tell you if you have AGP or PCIe slot click here

  jdb 17:36 29 Jul 2008

I've looked on the link here
click here

and my PC has an AGP slot (as well as some PCI slots). The old card came from the AGP slot.

  jdb 17:41 29 Jul 2008

Citadel, OK, I see what you mean, the card I mentioned had "PCIE" in the title - so that would be no good. Further down the Dabs page is:
"Dabs Value NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 128MB DDR AGP VO"
so presumably that would be OK?
John B

  citadel 17:47 29 Jul 2008

yes agp cards are ok.

  jdb 18:26 29 Jul 2008

Citadel and others - many thanks for your help.
John B

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