Will old Videocard work on newer boards?
I'm thinking to upgrading my old P-3 computer. I don't play any games, The only processor-intensive tasks i do - is convert audio and video formats. So apperantly i don't need any 3-d accelerator card. I already have some Socket A (462) motherboard. I just need to buy some Athlon XP processor, and ddr memory.
Now about the video card. I have loads of some very old stuff, among them some 2-4-8 mb video cards from P-1(2) era. All Agp cards I have - are rated 3volts. So appearantly they won't work on new board. (I checked specification: board only supports 1.5v agp 2x or 4x cards).
But I also have some old PCI video card (w/ 8mb) (Ati Rage II 1996').
Can I use this card as my default video card? I checked it on old P-II boards. Card works OK, and bios accepts it , (even though this card is PCI and not AGP, and AGP slot is empty).
Will this old card work on new board for AthlonXP?
And if it does, can it make me any possible problems, becaus it is 10 years old?
Thanks for your time.
P.s: I checked this card on P-II, it suppors all needed resolutions , and suppors overlay mode - which is needed for movie watching on PC. - which is the only thing i need from this card.