AGP graphics on _ancient_ system Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: June 29, 2008 9:42 PM in Graphics & Displays Share damjensen June 29, 2008 7:52:03 PM A small question from a newbie in HW.. hope it's OK. I have an old computer, almost dare not to say it.. AMD Athlon 900 Mhz. 500 Mb memory. My MB is equipped with AGP or PCI. I have an 21" monitor (Compaq P1100) I prefer to run max res 1920 x 1440 and.. I do not play games. The important for me is max performance on my relatively limited system, with high res and performance in applications such as Adobe InDesign etc. All the threads I could find here refers to an ancient PC as something with 2GhZ+ and 1 Gb memory. What are the options for really old systems ? I am considering Leadtek Geforce 7600GT, found one for $50 used. It would also give me video output. Any suggestions / advice welcomed. More about : agp graphics ancient system runswindows95 a b U Graphics card June 29, 2008 8:08:46 PM Just save up and get a new system. kpo6969 June 29, 2008 8:50:00 PM I'll take a stab at it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I wouldn't spend more than that, and the limiting factor may be if your cpu supports the card and system memory. Related resources DirectX 9 on AGP w/ ancient motherboard? - Forum Upgrade to Ancient System - Forum Help upgrading an ancient Gateway - Forum Mobo upgrade for ancient hardware. - Forum Advice needed: upgrade to ancient computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pcgamer12 June 29, 2008 9:09:51 PM Look at 2400 or 2600 AGP. Look at your motherboard, PCI is usally white and really short. If it's AGP, it's longer and usually colored. You usually have multiple PCI slots. dagger June 29, 2008 9:20:19 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... Get a 3650. It's the best bang for the buck for your system, at around $50. 2600 is good too, but cost a bit more because it's out of production and getting rare. It's better to skip that fx5200. It's just too ancient. No support for Vista, dx10, and performance that will struggle even on non-gaming rendering. Nik_I June 29, 2008 9:23:13 PM don't get that 7600GT. for $50 you could get a lot better. An ATI HD2400pro or 2600pro would be good for you. kpo6969 June 29, 2008 9:24:33 PM dagger said:http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... Get a 3650. It's the best bang for the buck for your system, at around $50. 2600 is good too, but cost a bit more because it's out of production and getting rare. It's better to skip that fx5200. It's just too ancient. No support for Vista, dx10, and performance that will struggle even on non-gaming rendering. I agree with all that but does his system support it? "I have an old computer, almost dare not to say it.. AMD Athlonhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon 900 Mhz. 500 Mb memory." zigonneux June 29, 2008 9:42:44 PM You have an AGP port. Don't go with ATI. They have problem with their drivers since version 7.7 or 7.8. Go for NVidia. Good luck ! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGraphics card for my ancient system ? ForumSeeking Ancient System Recommendation ForumAgp graphic cards ForumGraphic Card Suggestion for an ancient PC ForumAncient hardware on new motherboard ForumAGP OR PCI?? ForumNvidia 6800 gt agp POST Fail ForumHP a6433w Bootup Monitor Interference? w/ ancient Packard Bell monitor ForumUpgrade to GTX 680 Classified from this? ForumUninstalling 6800 AGP and installing HD3850 AGP... ForumAgp upgrade? ForumNVIDIA PhysX System Software WHQL ForumMax screen resolution and Graphics Cards ForumSystem specs for GPU chart ? (Link isnt working) ForumBurned AGP Slot/AGP Card More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !