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#1 of 5 Buzz Foster

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Posted January 22 2008 - 04:03 AM

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?
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#2 of 5 Kean-Hock Yeap

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Posted January 22 2008 - 04:22 AM

This is probably a better buy:
Newegg.com - ASUS N6200/TD/128 GeForce 6200 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
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#3 of 5 Buzz Foster

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Posted January 22 2008 - 04:26 AM

Cool! Thanks!
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#4 of 5 Greg*go

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Posted January 23 2008 - 11:45 AM

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.
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Posted January 23 2008 - 06:20 PM

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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