After runing the graphics card on my old comp of 3 years, I don't want to do the same thing to this one. I have just brought an e machines 5250, it has windows xp home sp2 with a 160ATA hard drive, 512 Mb of RAM and an intel graphics card with 64Mb, also an intel pentimun 4 processor at 2.89Ghz. So would you call this pc suitable for gaming? I plan to use FS2002 and some others. Sorry if it's a stupid question to some of you, but I really don't feel comfortable until I know for sure that it is, it's one of the reasons for buying a new pc, not a cheap one either.
I had an emachines for a week before trailling it back to the shop, and getting a custom build.
In a nut shell my custom build: athlon xp 3200+, 1024mb Kingston RAM, nVIDIA gEfORCE 5700 128mb graphics card and a 160gb Maxtor Daimondmax.
Emachines ship with on board graphics each and everytime, well from my experience anyway, I looked at a lot of them. The one I got would not run a simple pool game I bought for a fiver.
On board means it uses cpu power for graphics processing (i think), a graphics card handles games much better. Ya need to get a card, check your mobo for an AGP slot. Pick up a card like the one I have for 50/60 quid or something, its a while ago I bought it.