Hiyas, I got a little question about video cards and not really sure where to ask. So I did a goggle search and found this forum. Maybe you guys can help me out !
Well first here is my general system information.
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: K7S5A
BIOS: Version 1.00
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.2GHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 177MB used, 619MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: None
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode
This problem I have is really a problem of choosing the right video card for my computer. I have been playing some mmorpgs with my old
Card name: AG315E-32
Chip type: SiS 315E Rev 00
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_0325&SUBSYS_0C421019&REV_00
Display Memory: 32.0 MB
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: SiSGRV.dll
Driver Version: 6.13.0010.2060 (English)
DDI Version: 8
video card and it was working fine till the game upgraded to directx 9 only and I am starting to have major problems with the game. I know my video card is really really crappy and the game doesn't supports it at all lol. So I am asking a little advice about video cards if anyone has the time.
I picked two really cheap cards that able to support the game since I don't really have the money to buy a really good one atm.
One is GEForce FX 5200
and the other one is
OEM Radeon 9200 SE
. Those are the only cards I have been able to find that are 128 mb and supports directx 9 it seems. Also very cheap. I really like the GeForce Fx 5200 video card and my friend has it and he says it runs the game really well. Problem with it its the fact that it only supports AGP 8x it seems and I have a ECS K7S5A
. Which only supports AGP 4x. My friends has a Asus P4PE
which it seems only supports AGP 4x but he is able to run the video card and the game. So I am just wondering, is it possible to run the video card with my motherboard? Also wil my computer able to handle it?
My computer has been a nightmare really and its fragile like a glass it seems lol. I had overheating problems within 6 months of buying it, had to change my motherboard and replaced a new CPU fan. Then about 3 months later my RAM was corrupted and I had to buy a new one has well. It has problems everyday it seems. I just don't want it to overheat again or cause more problems. Would be great also if anyone has suggestions on what other cheap cards would be better etc.. I live in Canada so U.S. stores are not really available to me and I really hate online shopping.
Anyways, sorry for the really long posts but I had to post it in details since no one like to respond to a short and uninformative post it seems.
Thanks for reading my post and I hope you can help this poor girl out !