upgrading video card?

ok newbie here, and not a very techy one..
I can't play my new Jeopardy games as I need an OpenGL compatible video card???
I have an onboard video card ( Aztech M64 32mg)
I have windows XP in a Systemax Ascent
basically I just don't know what to buy?
Thanks for any sugestions
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  1. We need more info to give you an informed choice. Do you have the model number ? Systemax Ascent come in many different models and it would affect what advice you'd get.
  2. so what do you need, a new graphics card?? get the 8600GT
  3. forget that, you might not even have a PCI-E slot. tell us more about ur sytem
  4. Systemax Ascent BA3500 RTS PC
  5. http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/content.php?S_ID=26

    If that is the motherboard, you are in luck as it has a PCI-e 16X slot. But honestly, I can't see why the Geforce 6100 would have OGL issues as it can play Doom3, Wolfenstein, UT2004, etc. I'd look to fix the probelm not buy a new card. You may need to update the display drivers.
  6. DarthPiggies original suggestion would work with that motherboard and your power supply. A GeForce 8600 GT PCI-E x16. It's not a high end card, but going higher you would probably need to upgrade your power supply. I would try to update the drivers on your integrated video before buying a new card though. E-mail or call systemax for help.
  7. ok thanks will give it a try..
  8. I would recommend the 8600GT or HD3650 cards, they are on the same level, the 3650 as a slight advantage, but really your preference. If you are looking at a higher end card you will need a better Power Supply, but if all you are worried about is Jeopardy, either of these should do the trick:

    8600GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130292
    HD3650: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102725

    As stated before the onboard video should play your game. If you want to go on the cheap, AKA FREE, I would download the latest drivers for your board: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/driver.php?S_ID=26
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