I would like to upgrade my IGP (GEForce4 MX) on my Soltek SL-75MRN-L motherboard. I have an Athlon 2500+ non-overclocked CPU. I typically play games like Simcity 4, Medal of Honor, Civilization, golf games, etc. and would like a fairly cheap ($50-75) upgrade. (1) For this money, am I going to see a very noticeable difference? (2) What cards would you recommend? Thanks in advance for your help!
Cleeve said it right in the post above. If you manage to find either one of the cards he mentions for $75 in a retail box - by all means go for it. But I suggest you check return policy on refurbs at newegg.com. I am pretty confident that it is the same as on brand new items which means that if there is anything wrong with the refurb card you receive you will have 30 days to replace it - no questions asked and no cost to you. Also search for both of these cards on amazon.com and pricewatch.com just be careful not to buy from an obscure online vendor via pricewatch ... I would go with newegg.com