Hello all. I've been around computers for some time, but just recently got into gaming on the PC which required me to do a bit of amateurish research to find out the basics. Nonetheless, please be patient with me. =D I recently purchased Medieval II: Total War. The game is excellent, well the campaign portion of it at least. The campaign runs very smoothly and there are no issues as far as that goes. However, whenever I attempt to fight a battle, against AI or against a human opponent, it's very laggy and slow. I AM able to fight battles, it's just very slow. I'm willing to upgrade so that battles aren't necessarily 'fast', but to the point where they are reasonably smooth enough to actually fight. So I went to a site called 'canurunit.com' and it said I passed all the requirements, and even all the recommended requirements, EXCEPT for my graphics card. From common sense, this tells me if I want to fight at least reasonable smooth battles I need a newer graphics card. To be very clear, I'm willing to spend between 40-60 dollars mostly, but don't back away from mentioning something above that, though I should note my absolute maximum is 100 dollars. I'd like to know which graphics card specifically I should buy. From what I've read and from advertisements, apparently Medieval II plays best with "nVIdia graphics cards" or whoever they are. xD I suppose I should now list as many computer "stats" as I can to make this easier: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 (year it was made?) Service Pack 3 Computer: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20 GHz 1.5GB of RAM I went to 'Device Manager' from the control panel and these were listed under Display Adaptors: Intel(R) 82915G/910GL Express Chipset Family Intel(R) 82915G/910GL Express Chipset Family It listed it twice, not sure what that means. I guess I have to 2 graphics cards, and thus graphics cards slots? Also after doing some research apparently the width of the card is important too, I have no idea how bit my 'slots' are because I don't even know where they. Some advice on that would be helpful I guess. As well, though you probably already know this, apparently the graphics card 'memory' is not always the most important factor, and many other factors are much more important like number of tubes or something? Though to say the least, I'd prefer to buy a card with at least 512MB of memory. That's all. Thank you, and I'm appreciative to all who can help me. EDIT: I actually just looked up the requirements for Medieval II again and it recommends 256MB of memory in the graphics card, not 512mb. So, correction: I'm looking for anything with at least 256MB of memory. I want the most bang for my buck, basically, a card that I can be sure will run on my computer and have no issues like that. And that's preferably below 50 or 60 dollars. Thanks again.