Does My Graphics card needs upgrading?

  Stoneywood 11:24 09 Aug 2013

I am having trouble with the BTSport streaming video. (Picture and sound distorted on full screen.)

Broadband and Monitor OK.

Microsoft XP. - Ageing PC copes with other sites.

I am thinking that the Graphics card needs upgrading. (NVIDIA GEForce 4 MX440)

Would the Forum agree that this would improve the situation?

If so, which card? Not too "High end", as I am not a "gamer" and the PC may not last too long.


  Chronos the 2nd 11:37 09 Aug 2013

NVIDIA GEForce 4 MX440

This graphics card brings back so many memories of when I first stated out in computing in my forties so a few years ago. This GPU will definitely be an AGP card, (AGP is the slot name it fits into on your motherboard). It would be useful to know what motherboard you have or even make and model of PC to have a look,if possible,what components you have.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:49 09 Aug 2013

Think I've just thrown out one of those must be twenty years old?

  Mr Mistoffelees 14:13 09 Aug 2013

*Fruit Bat /\0/*

Actually, not as old as you think. According to the Wikipedia, it was introduced in 2002.

  Chronos the 2nd 14:27 09 Aug 2013

Mr Mistoffelees

Very odd as you are right, I would have put it older than that. We have certainly come a long way in just over a decade.

  Stoneywood 14:30 09 Aug 2013

Motherboard is V400DB,chipset is Via KT400. 10 - 15years old.

But this hasn't answered my questions.

Is AGP still used?


  Stoneywood 14:39 09 Aug 2013

Is AGP still used?

I see many VIDIA AGP cards on Ebay.

Would all/any of them work?


  Chronos the 2nd 14:48 09 Aug 2013

This your mobo?

Any AGP card should work.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:00 09 Aug 2013

2002 Surprised at that - had that card in my previous machine and have had this one since early 2005

  Stoneywood 15:05 09 Aug 2013

Yes, I have the "hard Copy" manual.

  Stoneywood 15:15 09 Aug 2013

Yes, I have the "hard Copy" manual. Says that AGP slot supports 2X/4X/8X cards

My NVIDIA GEForce 4 MX440 is 8X already.

Will this limit my choice?


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 6 review: Hands-on

How to add texture to hand-drawn artworks

Best free iPad apps 2018

Comment créer un compte PayPal pour payer en ligne ?