During gameplay certain games slow right down on my pc, so I guess that the old graphics card cant handle things and could do with replacing! The pc spec is as follows. amd athlonxp 2400+, 60gb hard drive, 512 ddr ram motherboard has 4x agp. (this is from memory?!) and the power supply is 300w. The graphics card is an Nvdia geforce mx 64mb. I guess that the spec of my pc would put 256mb cards out of my reach and to be honest dont want to spend hundreds on a card anyway. So I am thinking along the lines of a 128mb card as, not sure what to choose, any thoughts?
Not heavilly into gaming mostly racing games its need for speed 2 that brought this to light, at certain points it the game it slows right down sometimes juddering (really annoying!!) was just looking at a quick fix and thinking that upgrading the graphics card would buy me some time. I thought a while back about changing the motherboard with a view to buliding a higher spec system over time but with the price of some of the new systems now I think I'll make do for now. So thinking of best I could get out of the original motherboard and psu for now. I realise that its going to be miles away from a high spec up to date system but thats ok just as long as the game plays ok.
Thanks for all the advice, just a couple of (probably stupid) questions. When changing the graphics card is it just like changing a pci card? Unplug old, plug in new, load driver? And does it make any difference that the pc at the moment uses an nvidia card if I change to any other make of graphics card?