I am repurposing an old workstation at work. To my surprise, it's a pretty decent compared to many of the machines I support. Here's the key specs:
3.2 P4 HT
40GB Sata 1.5
PCI (NOT EXPRESS!) ATI Radeon V7200 32MB
The motherboard has a PCIe x16 slot and can support DDR2-533. I am planning on upgrading to 2GB of DDR2-533. My question is: What GPU should I buy? This machine will be used for running MS Office, Photoshop, and light video editing on a 20" monitor. The person who will be using the machine is a heavy multi-tasker. I don't want to overbuy, but I want to maximize the remaining life on this machine.
Is the V7200 any better than the integrated Intel Extreme? I'm also concerned if 32MB of RAM is enough to provide a decent frame buffer for a 1680x1050 screen. I know that has been an issue for me in the past...