Hey guys, after hovering over threads in this community i was amazed at the quick replies and activity.
I have a question to ask from you guys and i hope you can answer it.
My rig is really old.
Its an abysmal windows XP 32 bit (SP3)
its specs are:
- 3.0ghz Pentium 4
- 1gb ddr400 Ram
- Nvidia6200 AGP (which is now broken)
- the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-8I848P775-G
- the power suppy has a total output of 450W and i was told to calculate A is, Watts= Amps x Voltage. which i found was 37.5 (if voltage is 12v, which is stated on the PSU)
- I currently have 1 sata 80gb HDD
- 1x USB Laser mouse
- 1X Standard peripheral keyboard
- Lexmark USB Printer
Now to the problem. I finally decided to install a program i've been meaning to for a while (crysis). but halfway during the installation the screen went black and a message came up on the monitor... "No signal detected". at first i thought it was the VGA cable but after trying 2 different cables it still wouldnt work. i then persisted in also trying two other monitors as well with no luck. after restarting the computer a few times i came to the conclusion my nvidia 6200 was dead. Not like im too sad about it anyway, the card has been giving me trouble since the day i got it from a friend along with the computer. The PC is custom built and had many problems as a result of this graphics card.
*NOTE: Nvidia Drivers are up to date
So i was thinking of buying a new Graphics card. I am well aware of getting an AGP 8x card, i was told to get either ATI HD3850 or HD 4670 AGP but i later realised that the GPU might not work as effectively with my CPU, I was wondering would anyone know what would be the best AGP 4x/8x Graphics card for my motherboard? price is no issue if they aren't overly expensive.
And further i was thinking of updating my CPU as well, on the Mother board page at http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?p... it says that it supports duel core cpus but at the same time states it is meant for a pentium 4 LGA775 CPU. I was further wondering if i could upgrade this as well? this is all for this year until i get my lapotp at the end of 2013 which is a long wait.
(further specs can be provided if needed)
EDIT: If there are people who cannot recommend a graphics card can you please at least tell me how to calculate total amps? its something new for me and any help would be appreciated.