Hello, first post here.
Ok, I'm going to try and make this explanation as simple as possible. I've tried to get an answer from Dell about this issue, and have been given THREE DIFFERENT ANSWERS to the same question. It's concerning gaming & graphics cards. One representative said "yes, you can use this graphics card" another said "no, your PC is not upgradable... something about the PCIx1 slot" and the other rep said... well, you can take a guess. So frustrating.
Here's my question, but first, my PC specs.
Dimension E310 Series, Intel Pentium 4 Processor 521 (2.80GHz) and 1MB cache
1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelator 900
The rest of my info you'll need to know:
I want to play Everquest 2.
I need a graphics card that is compatible with my PC and with the game.
Can I actually install a graphics card, (if so, which one?) ...
or is my PC really not equipped for it?
All the talk about PCI slots really confused me, I don't know what is going on, and I need some help before I go insane!!!
Graphics card MUST meet these requirements:
DirectX 9 compatible; pixel shader and vertex shader compatible hardware with 64 MB of texture memory
ANY help on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks