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Video Upgrade for an old PC

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Buzz Foster, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Buzz Foster

    Buzz Foster Well-Known Member

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    My son is using my old P-3. He mostly plays older games like Age of Empires, and stores his mp3s on it. Age of Mythology won't play, and the video card is an old nVidia 32MB AGP card. The card is 4x. The machine is using Win98.

    I'd like to upgrade the video card for him and get him a flat panel monitor. I found these:

    Newegg.com - CHAINTECH LA-FX20-H GeForce FX 5200 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Video Card - Retail

    Newegg.com - Acer AL1706Ab Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 500:1 - Retail

    Any reason why these wouldn't work?
     
  2. Kean-Hock Yeap

    Kean-Hock Yeap Well-Known Member

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  3. Buzz Foster

    Buzz Foster Well-Known Member

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    Cool! Thanks!
     
  4. Greg*go

    Greg*go Well-Known Member

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    I have a pretty old P3 PC too.

    Make sure you can use AGP video cards before you buy one. Mine doesn't have AGP slots, only PCI slots.
     
  5. Buzz Foster

    Buzz Foster Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that was the first thing I checked. The existing card in an AGP 4x, and I don't recall if that was the max speed, or if it went to 8x, but 4x cards were cheaper.

    This new card will do both.
     

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