Best viedo card 128 or 256mb nivda or ATI please read building on old comp

By swker98
Dec 14, 2004
  1. whitch viedo card is best my specs are

    PowerSpec® 8350


    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 1.6GHz


    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

    System Board

    Gigabyte GA8IDML-MC

    System Memory

    256MB, 133MHz SDRAM DIMM

    Diskette Drive

    3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive

    Hard Drive

    40GB ATA/100

    CD-ROM Drive

    Samsung 52x Multi-read

    CD-RW Drive

    Samsung 16x10x32x


    nVidia TnT2 Vanta 16MB AGP


    Integrated Creative CT5880 4-Channel Audio


    56K V.90 Modem MDP3880


    Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Adapter


    Windows PS/2 Keyboard


    PS/2 2-button Internet Scroll Mouse


    Stereo Speakers


    Microsoft® Works 6.0


    On-Site Limited Warranty

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  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Id say anything above the Radeon 9550 or nVidia 5500 would be overkill for that system. A 256mb version will help alot if you do any gaming, especially since you only have 256mb system memory. You can get them for under $100.
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077


    thanks, do u think it would worth it to upgrade the ram to 2 256mb ram or will it be a wast and i would need DDR Ram right for pc100 or pc133 with 184-pin. could i get ram 4 under 55 bucks? thanks 4 ur help again.

    my bad i mean DIMM ram
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Windows runs really good with 512mb RAM. A 256mb video card will run newer games better. I order all my computer parts from They have 256mb of PC133 for about $35. By the way, you have 168 pin RAM. DDR is 184 pin.
  5. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    Thanks for your help ;)
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