Video card and upgrade question
It finally happened, my athlon 1.1 GHz refused to run my newly purchased game (age of empires III). I had to remove my Geforce 3 from the athlon and put it in my wifes Pentium 4 1.6 GHz. This setup allows me to run the game on low settings.
My question is this:
What is the best AGP video card I can get to enhance this game below the 6 series Geforce cards? I would like to get a decent card that will not lighten my wallet to much. I am currently saving to build a new PC that will take advantage of the PCI-E technology so I do not want a high-end AGP card.
I heard the 5 series Geforce cards were a real disappointment. I have only bought Geforce chip sets. I am not sure what to look for or if I would be happy with an ATI card.
In addition, would it be worth it for me to upgrade my athlon chip to an XP model? I do believe this should fit in my current motherboard. Then wait the components of my next pc to come down in price? I was looking to get a 939 based system.