Rplcmnt video card for Asus P4S800?

Abs computer / Awesome 3500
April 4, 2009 at 14:47:15
Specs: WinXP Home Edition, 2.4MHtz/ 1.25 Gig RAM
Hey guys.
I have an older computer with an Asus P4S800 motherboard ("mobo"), and my video card seems to be wearing out with my screen going black, and warnings of increased use of virtual memory. I've downloaded all updates. My video card is:

* Chip Type: NVIDIA Ge Force FX5200
* DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
* Memory Size: 128 MB
* Vios Info: Version

Oh, note that my motherboard is not an Asus P4S800-MX. Just the Asus P4S800. Yeah, it's older from 09/2003. I'm looking to get a newer computer later this year perhaps. Otherwise, this is fine.

My RAM is about maxed at 1.25Gigs using PC3200 400mhtz RAM (two 512s & one 256...I tried to do three 512s and the computer crashed repeatedly).

I'm not a gamer, except for some downloaded, old-school pinball from vpforums.org now and then.

Anyway, can anyone recommend some older, good deal video cards that would work well with my system? Something I could get cheap off of ebay or craigslist?

Doing some searches here on this site, I saw this article, but I need to make sure that they would fit with my motherboard and system and I'm not sure:


Please let me know your thoughts on the article and otherwise. Very much appreciated. The more detail the better, too.

thanks a lot in advance,

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April 4, 2009 at 15:29:43
"my video card seems to be wearing out with my screen going black, and warnings of increased use of virtual memory"

That has nothing to do with your video card. Either you're running out of HDD space or your virtual memory settings are too low.

Your board has an 8X AGP slot so there are dozens of cards available if you decide you wanna upgrade. Check newegg.com.

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April 5, 2009 at 21:00:35
Thanks, Jam.
* Have a 120 HDD and only using half.

* Virtual Memory is: 768MB (max to be 1536MB). So I'll set it to 1200MB, and go from there.

1) Sometimes changing between windows can drag. Would getting a better video card improve this? Any from that article I noted from the above link?

2) Lastly, and this is probably a stupid question, must I use a PCI and not a PCIe video card?

thanks again,

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