which video card to get?

  rock__freek 19:11 15 Feb 09
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hello all,
i recently purchased warcraft reign of chaos and have realized i need a video card to play.

i need a video card consisting of an ati technologies or nVidia chipset wth at least 16 mb or memory
i found these which loook promising
Sparkle GeForce 7300 GS Video Card - 256MB DDR2, PCI Express, SLI Ready, DVI, VGA, HDTV, Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300 graphics processing units (GPUs) allow you to experience the latest gaming effects without compromising performance

Diablotek Geforce2 MX 400 Video Card - 64MB DDR, AGP 4x, VGA, Video Card
GeForce2 MX™ brings the power of NVIDIA's second generation graphics processing units (GPU) to desktop PCs and Apple® Power Mac™ computers.

XFX GeForce 7200 GS Video Card - 256MB DDR2, Supporting 512MB with TurboCache, PCI Express, DVI, VGA, HDTV, Video Card
The NVIDIA® GeForce® 7200 GS graphics processing unit (GPU) offloads graphics processing from your CPU and increases overall system performance.


this is my system;will i be able to use one of these cards without problems?

Operating System
Feature Details
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Patch Level Service Pack 3
Date Installed 11/23/2008
Country Code 1
OS Language Version 1033
ANSI Code Page 1252
Locale 0409
Windows Update Automatic
Latest Windows Hotfix Date 1/19/2009
Path C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\;
;
C:\WINDOWS\system32;
C:\WINDOWS;
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem
Latest Windows Hotfix Date 1/14/2009

Hardware
Feature Details
PC Manufacturer MEDIONPC
Model AWRDACPI
Motherboard Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Product MS-6719
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.50GHz
Version x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Data Width 32bits
Approximate Clock Speed 2,489Mhz
BIOS Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Date 1/24/2003
Version AWARD - 42302e31
Memory Chip A0
Capacity 256Mb
Memory Chip A1
Capacity 256Mb
System Slot PCI0
Status Available
System Slot PCI1
Status Available
System Slot PCI2
Status In Use
System Slot AGP
Status Available
CD Drive PHILIPS CDD4801 CD-R/RW
Media Type CD-ROM
CD Drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4480B
Media Type CD-ROM
Hard Disk Model QUANTUM FIREBALLlct15 30
Interface IDE
Hard Disk Model ST380020A
Interface IDE
Hard Disk Model Medion Flash XL MMC/SD USB Device
Interface USB
Hard Disk Model Medion Flash XL CF USB Device
Interface USB
Hard Disk Model Medion Flash XL MS USB Device
Interface USB
Hard Disk Model Medion Flash XL SM USB Device
Interface USB
Network Adapter D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.F)
Service Name FETNDISB
Network Adapter WLAN miniUSB Adapter
Service Name EU3_USB
Sound Manufacturer Realtek
Model Realtek AC'97 Audio

  gazzaho 20:23 15 Feb 09

You might be better sending an email to Medion asking their advice, I can't find a listing for your motherboard on MSI's website.

Although your motherboard uses the AGP graphics port I'm unsure if it will support 4x or 8x cards, and power drain on the PSU would also be a consideration on which card would be best suited to your sustem.

The AGP port on your motherboard would rule out the Sparkle GeForce 7300 GS Video Card and XFX GeForce 7200 GS Video Card as they both use the PCI express connection which isn't available on your motherboard I'm sure you can find a better card than the aging MX 400, perhaps an AGP GeForce 7800 GS card for example.

  gazzaho 20:26 15 Feb 09

I just realised you can probably get the cards you mention in AGP format as well as PCI Express so do a google search for AGP Geforce 7300 and see what turns up.

  PSF 20:41 15 Feb 09

click here there are some AGP cards here. If you use some of the ones on the bottom of the list you will need a 4500w+ power supply.

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