Need video card advice

September 26, 2010 at 03:53:50
Specs: Windows XP, CPU 3.06GHz, 1.43GB RAM
Hello, I have a PM8M2-V Series M-ATX motherboard. I heard it has both AGP and PCI slot, the AGP one being either 4x or 8x but I am not very sure about it.
I am looking to buy a new video card for gaming purposes my question is, what card should I get? I would like a card that runs WoW and some decent graphics games smoothly but that isn't overly expensive.
Any recommendations?

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September 26, 2010 at 04:27:06
Ati radeon x1950pro. Power requirement= psu 400w +12v@20A. Or radeon x1650pro. Power requirements= psu 350w +12v@18A.

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September 26, 2010 at 06:32:19
Here's your motherboard, it has an AGP 4X/8X slot for a graphics upgrade:

Nvidia has all but abandoned the old AGP interface but ATI is still marketing some AGP cards for those who still want to milk some life out of their old systems. I'm not sure what "overly expensive" means to you, but expect to pay between $50-75 for a reasonably good AGP card. kuwese mentioned power supply specs...if yours is weak, you're either going to have to settle for a less powerful video card, or upgrade the PSU to one that can handle an AGP gaming card. Figure at least $40 for a PSU. If you're not sure what you have, open the case & get the specs off the label....make/model, wattage & amperage on the +12v rail, then post them here.

Here's a Radeon X1650 AGP for $50:

Here's a Radeon HD 3650 for $60:

Here's a Radeon HD 4650 for $60 after rebate:

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September 26, 2010 at 08:54:40
Anything under 100$ is ok with me. The power supply is a ATX 2.03 (P4) 300x model. I tried finding a picture but failed so I just copied it all.
AC imput: 115/230VAC 8A/4A 60/50Hz
AC output:115/230VAC 1A/0.5A 60/50Hz
DC output: +3.3V +5V +12V -5V -12V +5USB
20A 22A 16A 0.5A 0.8A 2A
130 W Max 9.6 W

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September 26, 2010 at 09:16:45
400w +12v@16A u should be able to run any v-card listed.

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September 26, 2010 at 11:05:08
Thank you both for the answers, much appreciated!

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