Looking for a simple video card

By hana-chan ยท 7 replies
Sep 12, 2007
  1. So because of what's going on with my computer in this thread I think I might possibly be needing a new video card.

    I don't really use my computer for gaming other than like...the Harry Potter games, basic Windows games, and occasional forays into RO and a couple other MMORPG's. And really, if the card I get can't even support those I don't really care anyway.

    My budget is cheap as possible. Preferably under $50 and all I really want is a card that'll last awhile and be nice and simple. I REALLY don't care about awesome graphics or anything.

    I don't really understand the stuff about the power supply, but it's a Shuttle XPC PSU Upgrade. And for DC Output Voltage it says +12VCD over 16A And +5VSB over 2A.

    Motherboard: Shuttle FS51
    Graphic Interface: I'm afraid I don't know what that means
    Memory: DDR 512GB and the channels thing is blank
    CPU: Intel Pentium 4
    CPU Speed: 2397MH
    Power Supply: I already explained previously

    I'm in the US.

    Thank you so much!
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    well what we need to figure out is if your card slot is agp,pci or pci e
  3. hana-chan

    hana-chan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm pretty sure it's PCI, but how would I find out for sure?
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    You have an AGP slot on your motherboard. Based on your requirements, this card will be perfect.
  5. hana-chan

    hana-chan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, thanks. :D Is that a good brand?

    And where is the AGP slot?
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Its usually the only brown slot on your motherboard.
  7. hana-chan

    hana-chan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, okies, thanks. That's the one that my current card is in too. This forum is so handy for learning more computer stuff. O.o
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    The card Rage_3K_Moiz suggested will do fine.

    I have an ati 9600 in my pc and it works well for its price.
    It wont run some of the newest games but that doesnt bother me as i rarely play games on my pc, i use my trusty old xbox for that.:)
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