Greetings folks, well I've been giving this some thought and I think I may need to break down and buy myself a new video card for my old Dell Dimension 5100c computer. Now please mind that my computer was built back in the year 2005, with the cutting edge stuff that was offered back in that year. Now days my system is a dinosaur and probably could not handle all the top of the line video cards models on the open market today. For those who might require a complete system listing before being able to render advise, please click the following link, it's the spec's list my computer compliments of Dell. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/SYSTEMS/dim5100C/sm/specs.htm#wp1052631 Also I will post some more information that my system is showing now, for I've made a slight modification with re-placing the original RAM that was 256MB's to 4 Gig's of Patriot DDR2 RAM. Here is the current stuff.... Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Report Report Date: - 04/19/2011 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: - 20:36:43 Driver Version: - 126.96.36.19926 Operating System: - Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3 Default Language: - English DirectX Version: - 9.0 Physical Memory: - 4318 MB Minimum Graphics Memory: - 8 MB Maximum Graphics Memory: - 224 MB Graphics Memory in Use: 13 MB Processor: - Intel Pentium 4 (H/T) @ 3000 MHZ Processor Speed: - 3002 MHZ Vendor ID: - 8086 Device ID: - 2772 Device Revision: - 02 * Accelerator Information * Accelerator in Use: - Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family Video BIOS: - 1215 Current Graphics Mode: - 1680 by 1050 True Color (60 Hz) As you can tell, by reading the spec's from that hyperlink, is that my system is PCI-e compatible. It says both PCI-e cards at x1 speeds and the type that are x16 speeds are compatible. Now here is the trick, my system can only use video cards that are deemed or called (low profile), meaning they have to be the sort that are approx. half the width of a normal card. They can't be to tall, with huge stuff on the top of them or they won't fit into the system. Now it's time for you all to play "you make the call", go ahead and fire away and tell me which video card I should run with! Give me the low down on what you feel would be a good card for my system. Also in regards to price I have almost $50.00 to play with here, so all cards would have to be real close or under that budget amount. I'm open to anything, Nvidia, ATI, Radeon and the like. Also to get a feel for what I would want to do with a good video card, that would be to play some fairly current to slightly old video game titles. Titles like (Call of Duty 4 "Modern Warfare") and (Unreal Tournament III) and (Never Winter Nights) and so forth! I would need something to play those games and games like them. For right now I'm stuck playing games on that 224MB video adapter like Half Life, Quake III Arena, Half Life Blue Shift and Opposing Force, Dues Ex and Unreal Tournament 1999! So please folks, any input would be very much appreciated.