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July 22, 2010 4:35:30 PM

hi i have a 5-7 year old pc its a IBM M/T 9210 ThinkCentre it has a 3ghz pentium 4 processor and 1gb ddr400 ram, i wanted 2 put an old 6200 128mb graphics card in it but it doesnt even have an agp slot for some reason... any other way that i could upgrade the pcs graphic capabilities?

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a c 173 U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 5:06:35 PM

You can still purchase pci based graphics cards but they are more expensive and do not perform as well as agp and pci-e based cards.
a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 5:27:23 PM

Yeah you're going to want to get a new computer. I really don't see the value in upgrading a PC that old, unless you're playing Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (which is an awesome game btw).
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 5:31:56 PM

Money spent on an old pc is money lost, as you will not see much of an improvement. You are better off saving for a new PC just like boris mentioned..
July 22, 2010 6:46:22 PM

ya but i have 1 problem, i live on south africa EVERYTHING is more expensive a pc with a ud4p mobo a 5850 and a i5 750 and a tb hardrive and 585 watt psu costs about R14000 which is $2000 in south africa
July 22, 2010 6:51:23 PM

i mean i live in south africa, lol
a c 173 U Graphics card
July 23, 2010 3:42:14 AM

This is what pisses me off, its like every one here is from either the UK or the EU and don't give a damn about the rest of the world. A lot of us are poor BTW.
July 23, 2010 11:59:49 AM

well for some reason this pc can play fable lost chapters using onboard graphics but it cant support cod4 i just want a bit of a boost so it can play cod4 online
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 23, 2010 12:52:11 PM

You may want to buy a system on Ebay if prices are that bad there.
But if you want to stick with that system try to find a PCI 9500GT. It is about the best you are going to do but the card will be limited by both the interface and your processor.
July 23, 2010 5:13:25 PM

thanks that really helps, thank you everybody, now hopefully i can upgrade this piece of #### :) 
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