i bought one of the cheapest video cards (GeForce 8500 GT) from newegg for $50, waited a whole week for it, only to find out it does not fit in my Asus mobo. i was so pissed i cant even describe how mad i was. my mobo is from 2003, Asus A7N8X to be exact.
so my question is, how do i find out which new cards are still compatible? because i spent so much time researching a good and cheap video card that im starting to doubt anything new would fit inside of my mobo.
and my old card is ATI Radeon 9500pro that has smoked smell coming out of it (smelling it as i type this), so i have no clue how long it will last. it's been doing this for a lil over a week, which is why i ordered a new card.
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anybody know a website that has AGP 8x video cards that i can purchase that are top notch for its times? i really wanna get my moneys worth for my old system and reward myself for **** up on this purchase.
If you don't want to change your motherboard, and probably RAM and processor, you can go with a AGP graphics card. I believe the fastest AGP card is HD 3850. AGP graphics cards are more expensive than their PCIe brethren.