Ok well i have an AGP8x slot on my mobo, so....yea. Ive got a usicase 400W PSU, 2gb ram, and im running windows XP sp1 At the moment (I just cant seem to get SP2 to work on my comp - I installed it then everything just sorta died on me, couldn't even turned on my computer, so i got into safe mode and system restored it back to SP1)
From the time i made the original post to now, i've sort of changed my mind about how im going to go about this. Buying an AGP graphics card is kind of a dumb idea considering PCI-E is all the rage at the moment, and isnt too expensive...BUT, i have a "PCI-E16x" slot on my comp, but in the nice little NON EXISTANT fine print, gigabyte forgot to mention that its capped at running at a pci-e 4x bandwidth, so PCI E is kinda screwed for me - Thats why im thinking about a whole system upgrade....Which brings me to my next problem:
I really dont have the money to do a full upgrade - Honestly i dont have any money AT ALL. I was getting $150 for my birthday and planned on getting the new gfx card with that - AND im getting a 22" LCD for my bday...So, they kind of go together nicely lol. But i dont want to waste my $150 on some AGP heap of crap when it will just be obsolete within a few months time.
AGP is gonna die out and im gonna be stuck with some useless heap of junk (Which is where my computer is heading) My comp cost me $1200 to build about 2 years ago...now its worth like $200...(as always) So....yea, im kinda boned on this lol.
I think a nice cheap pci-e card would go nice BUT then i need a new Mobo, which would mean a new CPU, which would mean new RAM, which would just **** me over lol.