A simple vid card question

By aemili
Apr 1, 2007
  1. A friend of mine has a fairly old computer and her video card died. I 99% sure she needs AGP but I am not sure exactly if she needs 2x, 4x, or 8x. She doesn't game or really do anything too intensive with her computer, so I wanted to find a cheap option for her to replace it with. Is there any way I can tell what she needs just by looking at the motherboard or old video card?
  2. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Do you know the maker and model of the system
  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    If she doesn't play any 3D games, you can get any cheap low-end Nvidia or ATI card and put it in.

    Doesn't really matter if you get a PCI or AGP card if she doesn't game. If you're getting an AGP card, make sure the board does have an AGP slot.

    I think if you get a 4x card and the board only has a 2x slot, the card will just run at 2x.
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