Hello guys - I'm new to this forum!
I am good with computers, hardware wise - and great with computer's software side!
I vaguely remember programming like 5 years ago....
Now.... I decided it was time to upgrade my video card...
Here are my current computer specs
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
System Model: KM266-8235
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 736MB RAM
Page File: 414MB used, 1386MB available
Now - I'm limited to well known sites when buying online (Dont have a credit card yet - dad will be buying) and E-Bay is a no-no.
Now, I'm looking into new egg and I found 2 decent looking cards
My budget is <$60....
Also - I do NOT have a PCIExpress slot! My PC is going on... I dunno, sixth or seventh year? I have a couple PCI and 1 AGP slot
As of now a new computer is also not the answer....
Anyway, here are the ones I've found
And the EVGA card
Now as I said I am decent with the hardware side of PCs - so I'm not sure if these are the best choices!
Any help is appreciated - tell me which of these is better, or point me to another, better one I can get for less than $60!
Also, since I dont have the best of RAM, I hope to be upgrading soon - and have a question - do they have 1GB DDR sticks, and how do I tell what is my PC's max DDR?
Thanks in advance - I'll be back on here are around 11 to check for replies