So Im considering getting a video card for my elderly pc to hopefully spark some new life in it, just long enough until I can afford a new computer. My question is would my processor "bottle neck" or limit the effectiveness of a video card? Would it even work at all? All the system requirements ever say are for the PSU (which I meet). I plan on getting a 1gb 128-bit GDDR5 ATI graphics card. My processor is a Athlon 1.9Ghz duel core. Also would an ATI card work on a nvidia motherboard? Here's a link to my computer if you need http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and a link to the GPU i want to get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ya, but I would first suggest getting more RAM, also if you intend on gaming or not may also help us diagnose what graphical horsepower you need.
Yea I intend on gaming. Just wanted to see if getting this would work, its only to get me by for a few months till i can buy a new pc. I know the card will not be able to show it true potential, but once I find it a new home it will shine
oh yea I forgot to add on original post that I do have 4Gb ram