I have a secondary computer i sometimes use for LAN parties with a Radeon 9800. What is the cheapest replacement card that is at least as good? I don't care about max settings, and DEFINATLEY dont want to spend $100. The Radeon 9800 is certainly kaput.
If it would be possible to run Vangaurd: Saga of Heros, that would be great too. I dont care about quality settings, long as its playable.
Oh yes, and must have DVI out for my LCD.
Thanks a bunch! Looking forward to knowledgeable responses!
Its a greta acticle, but im looking even cheaper then $100. The system has a 400W power supply (dont recall brand, but it wasnt a cheapo knockoff one with a poor rating on the 12V), AGP 8x Slot. 512MB Ram. Sempron 2100 (might be up to 2500, dont rememeber).
I have my old Radeon 8500 in it, and it plays WoW, and thats good for me. I do have a friend that plays Vanguard, and it would be nice if it could play that too. So i guess Pixel Shader 2.0 would be key.
I really apreciate you taking the time to look at my post.
First thing you want to do is grab some more RAM. That will help you out TREMENDOUSLY!
Not to long ago I went from 1gig to 2 gigs and the difference was night and day.. so for you to go from 512 to 1.5 gigs will be incredible. Should be fairly cheap to. I also have a 9800pro... so I can speak from experience that you're going to see a huge difference.
Figure out what board you have so that you can see what type of ram you need. Also, do you have your 512 in 2 sticks or one? If just one, you may want to pick up another 512 stick so that you can run everything in dual mode. That makes a huge difference as well.
Thanks, but im not looking to upgrade or make this thing a monster. It's hooked up in my gym to an LCD by my stepper machine. It has a TV Card and it hooked up to a VCR. I got the Mobo for free and only one RAM slot works (the other is burnt).
This is not my "real" computer.
I'm just looking for a cheap replacement for the Radeon 9800.