My e-GeForce 7600 GT, 512MB died. I went on a grand quest to get a new card, and after much searching found one, bought it, then found out about the difference between AGP's, PCI's, and PCI-e's. While I started out as a young, knowledge-less shopper, I have grown in experience. But I give up. It's been several moths since I've been able to use my computer, and I just want a videocard. I know my computer is out of date, but I don't have the money to upgrade, so I am seeking help. the run down:
Computer will be use for Gaming, Web surfing, and Netflix watching, video editing, 3D modeling, and Video-game Modding.
I would like it to be Dual monitor suporting.
I was using a flat screen TV as the main monitor with 1950/something resolution. I would like to continue doing this.
The e-GeForce 7600 GT, 512MB says it's an AGP, though, acording to this picture it looks like a PCI with a hook to the left.
I currently have a random videocard from another computer, but while the plugs look exactly like the AGP from the above picture (and being a super card around three years ago) it refuses to go above 1020/something resolutions, and won't run any games. Could my mother board be going bad?
I'm willing to spend up to $50 on a card, including the shipping. If something more expensive is mandatory, then go ahead and list it.
I'm not a fan of ebay, but in your case it's your best chance to get a decent GPU at an affordable price. A short look and this one seems to fit what you want for about $15 + shipping. Performance should be about the same as your old 7600GT. Newer graphic cards using the AGP socket (4670, 4650,3850) are too expensive. Please use caution and do a little research before you order any card.