Thinking of adding on to old computer any help apprescated

Build a PC
By swker98
Dec 14, 2004
  1. Thinking to add on to old computer i want to add a new viedo card (nivda gfource fx or ati vadion 128 or 256 mb) and would i need ram fo this looking to spend 150 totle on ram and viedo card

    the 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

    Compare Specs on Current Systems

    Search our Support Database

    or specs on this site

    any help will be appresated

    Thank You
  2. Fearless

    Fearless TS Rookie


    According to the link you provided, the 8350 supports an AGP 4x (AGP 2.0) slot for video. Most of the cards you can buy today are 8x cards (AGP 3.0), which are *supposed* to be backwards-compatible with the 4x interface.

    On the plus side, video cards have come down in price. I know that the GeForce FX 5200 is an 8x card that works with 4x motherboards, and it's $40. That card has 128MB DDR ram built in.


  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,348


    thansk 4 ur help

    ill consider it

    P.S will my monider work wit it i go ta

    Philips 107S Light Frame 2

    Thanks again
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