Hi Am thinking about upgrading my graphics card as i have recently purchased Doom 3 and although it runs ok its not great. PC specs are AMD athlon XP 2600, 736mb Ram. the current graphics card is NVIDIA GEforce intergrated GPU (i think). The questions i would like advice on are how do i find out for sure what graphics card i'm currently running and also what power source i have as after reading through these forums i understand the newer cards require a high ammount of power. also any recommendations on which card to by would be great.
The only way to find what power supply you have is to look on the label on the PSU itself. This utility helps you estimate what you need, but it's always a good idea to add an extra 100W for future upgrades, especially if you get one of the cheaper supplies which tend to be optimistically rated click here.
Thanks for all your help the current graphics card im using turns out to be NVIDIA GeForce2 Integrated GPU 32MB
which doen't really mean much to me other than its a NVIDIA card and am guessing its pretty poor since it came already in the PC and its about 2 years old, I know this next question has been asked a million times and its each to there own but iam going to ask it anyway what would you guys suggest as a replacement card for me i'm willing to spend £100 also do you know of any good suppliers i normally use either DAB's or Ebuyer?
£100.00 , will get you a decent card - unless you are a serious gamer (Competition). Try click here 3 day delivery and top kit. Anything in the Radeon or Gforce range at your budget will be fine. 256 vram is preferable but 128 would probably be ok. You need to know if your interface is AGP or PCI before you buy...they expect you to know, so don't complain afterwards.