ATI - RADEON 9250 Graphics Card to my old system - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-11-2006, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7
Send a message via AIM to Cold_Snowden
Default ATI - RADEON 9250 Graphics Card to my old system

I have been considering adding a ATI - RADEON 9250 Graphics Card to my PCI slot of my old PC to make up for it's current one... here is it's current specs:

-11MB integrated graphics
-667 Mhz celeron
-319MB of RAM

I can get the card for $85 and it will be the last thing I do to this old system ever, even this is really a lost cause.

My friend tells me that since the system specs are so low this card would not be worth it. All I want to be able to do, is run vice city in a playable manner and mod it.

Do you think that is doable with the current specs? Right now without this new graphics card, it runs, but is pretty much stop and go when there is a lot of stuff to display onscreen, the game runs fine when there isn't much to look at, in the way of buildings and trees and such.

I have another topic about overclocking, I have heard these things can make a gigMhz.. if that is the case, would that help my case?

Cold_Snowden is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
There and Back again
Nukem's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 4,334

most games are graphic intensive, not cpu... so it might help, but your friend is right... it's not worth it... but it's your call and money... personally I would save to get a new machine.

Dell 4K S2817Q / Logitech Z-680 / Func MS3 Mouse / Corsair K70
NZXT Source 530 / i7-3770K / Corsair H100 / ASRock Z77 Extreme4 / SoundBlaster Recon3d
Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD/Seagate 1TB/2TB/WD 2TB
4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 2133 / PNY GTX 980 ti/ Seasonic M12II 850W
Nukem is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.