Long story short. Buddy of mine came to me with a 2 year old gateway saying his computer is lagging during certain games (not online games). He upgraded his RAM to 1 gb (maximum supported) a few months ago, so he assumed it was the graphics card, also because the graphics card is 32mb and 32mb is the MINIMUM required by the game specs (64mb recommended).
I'm worried about what to suggest for him, mostly because of it being a gateway and those ****ing proprietary ******** they pull over. Somebody told me as long as the graphics card doesn't require a power source hookup (because those are proprietary) that it should be okay.
Here is the graphics card I was looking at. 256mb AGP GeForce 6200.
Here is a picture of the inside of their tower.
So not only am I worried about proprietary connectors and whatnot, but I'm also worried about the power supply. Will it hold up, going from a 32mb graphics card to a 256? Will it be okay? Will it ****ing die by saturday?