advice on new graphics card please

Hi I'm new to all this i want to buy a new graphics card for my computer whats the best card i can get in the price range up to 100 pounds my computer spec is as follows

windows xp pentium 4
cpu 2.80 ghz
768 mb ram
geforce fx5200 128 mb at the moment
current display settings 1152x864 32 bit

if theres anything missing tell me how to get it up on my comp and i will post it on here. thanks mark
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  1. forgot to say the game i play on it is flight sim x at moment i get 15-20 fpm with all on low settings and plane and graphics on med-high

    thanks again mark
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  3. If you are looking for extra frames with a GPU upgrade in flight sim X you may be dissapointed. These games (flight sims ) are very CPU centric and realistically you would be better off trying to upgrade the whole system.
    However first things first What Motherboard do you have, whay socket /chipset are we talking about?
    Is it an AGP card you are after ?
    As i first said the whole rig is weak (sorry :( ) You could use a faster CPU better GPU and more ram. Then the Power supply is probably quite low as well, Do you know what power supply is in it ?
    Sorry to be so negative i will try to advise as best i can and i understand a budget is a budget, just dont want you pumping money into something that the rest of the sysyem will hold back.

    Mactronix
  4. You need to find out what Motherboard you have or what Interface it supports for the graphics card. That way you'll know if you need to buya card that has an AGP Interface or a PCI Express Interface.
  5. Very cpu intensive game that my son was running as a slide show with athlon X2 4200+ and 9600GSO (was an upgrade for a 7900GS and no noticeable difference). It is the main reason we upgraded his machine to a quad core. In the meantime he played FS2004 which was playable.
  6. I got this comp of a mate of mine is this what you need.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

    System Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
    System Model PT800-8237
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2806 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 25/12/2003
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory F:\WINDOWS
    System Directory F:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2

    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"

    Total Physical Memory 768.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 18.23 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 1.83 GB
    Page File F:\pagefile.sys
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