Old card with shader 2.0 support

Hi everybody,

I just set up my old desktop pc again and am now trying to get one of my games, eve-online, to run on it. The pc meets all the minimum system requirements, except for the graphics card.

It looks like I need to replace my "NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8x graphics card" with one that has at least "64 MB Shader Model 2.0 Graphics card" or better "256 MB Shader Model 3.0 Graphics card".

Any ideas as to which older, cheaper model graphics card would be a good option that I can fit/use with my pc?

Here are some of the other stats on my machine:

AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
1x 1024mb + 1x 256mb SDRAM
ASRock K7VT2 motherboard
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8x graphics card

Thanks a lot in advance
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  1. The best AGP these days is the 4650. Not sure what it runs. Other good cards include the 7600GT, 7800GS, x1950pro, and 2600pro. These are the performance AGP cards. You might want to try the 7600GS or 6800GT or even the x8xx cards from AMD. Its time to update your rig however. An old single core Socket A system isn't going to run that game well.
  2. Thx a lot, I'll take a look at those cards. The thing is, it runs well on my laptop, I just wanted to fix up my pc cheap so I can run my 2nd (salvager) account on it.... so I'd rather not upgrade anything thats not essential, to keep it cheap.
  3. I might have an old Radeon x850 pro available... I'll have to check my 'parts bin' at home.
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