Looking for a graphics card (in Off-topic)

Warchild August 25 2011 12:51 AM EDT

as i said looking for a decent graphics card for my comp..price is going to be a concern however my comp is not great so it won't support really high-end cards anyway. Primarily looking for something to run a few lower-end MMORPGs (Cabal, Runes of Magic, etc)

Well here are my comp specs: (if anything else is needed just ask)
Win XP Home 5.1, Build 2600
Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz
1278MB RAM

any help would be appreciated and there may be a gift if one is found that is really good for my needs


AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 25 2011 12:58 AM EDT

You need to identify the bus type for your motherboard, if all those words just turned into a blur I suggest taking a picture and posting it here along with any additional information about the build of your machine.

Demigod August 25 2011 1:09 AM EDT

Aye. There's a concern you could be limited to AGP.

Warchild August 25 2011 1:25 AM EDT

lol soz for not including it to begin with

120pin connectors


AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 25 2011 1:34 AM EDT

I'm having a hard time getting how you've got a 2.4g celery and no AGP slot... picture?

Demigod August 25 2011 1:37 AM EDT

So it's PCI standard, predating AGP. You won't have many options. Off the top of my head, I think the best card you'll find for that is a 256MB NVidia GeForce FX 5500. It'll handle Half Life 2. Beyond that, good luck...

Get someone else to confirm it, though. That's just me thinking back to when I had to buy one.

Demigod August 25 2011 1:38 AM EDT

Nov, one of my PCs is a 2004 Dell pushing 3.0 GHz with PCI standard. Anytime you hear me bash Dell, that's why.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 25 2011 1:39 AM EDT

AGP came out in like 98'

Demigod August 25 2011 1:40 AM EDT

And Dell unloads crappy components when they don't have to disclose MB data.

Demigod August 25 2011 1:44 AM EDT

I can also vouch that the card I listed handles Cabal Online without a problem, as I played it on that specific PC. I doubt it's CPU intensive, so you'll be fine. As for cost, you're looking at $35 total through Ebay.

Warchild August 25 2011 1:59 AM EDT

Well looks like i have my answer.

Just for the record its a dell :(

Thanks for the info demi will start looking for the card now


Guardian August 25 2011 7:05 AM EDT

GeForce FX 5500

it rules. i've runed a lot of games in this card in 5 years of my game life... gta, fifa ... cs, more than 50 games.
of course some new games u wont.

Sickone August 25 2011 9:59 AM EDT

You could always build a noticeably better entire machine from scratch relatively cheaply, 350-ish USD or thereabouts.
Heck, you can find halfway decent almost-gaming laptops for about 450-ish USD already.
Now, depends if you can find a sucker to buy your old machine used or not :)

Mikel August 25 2011 10:39 PM EDT

I just brought a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, got it for $72, comes with a $30 rebate from Micro Center.

Demigod August 26 2011 12:06 AM EDT

That's PCI-E. While far better, no amount of duct tape will make it connect to his PC.
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