Serious help! I need to update my Graphics card.

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  1. GameSoul
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    1600 MHz, 768MB, 32M nVidia TNT2 M64 is my machine info. I cannot find any updates for this graphic card and I want to be able to play games [​IMG] Is there anyway to update this piece of work or do I have to buy a new one?
     
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    Firstly, it's a pretty old graphics card, so there may not be any updates for it anymore. To be honest, it's really crap by today's standards. Try nvidia.com though.

    Secondly, if you want to buy a new one you're slightly limited because you've got an AGP graphics card slot. The most common today is PCI-Express x16. There aren't many AGP graphics cards, most of the modern cards are only made in PCI-E x16 versions. If you want PCI-E x16, you're going to need a new motherboard too...
     
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    Would it be cheaper if I got a new computer altogether? Also I heard HD3850 AGP was a good card fror gaming. I think this would still work.
     
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    HD 4850 rather. AGP is outdated.
    And yes, a new PC would probably be better.
     
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    ya, getting a new computer would be a good idea.
     
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    I guess I better look in my savings... Thanks for the help anyway.
     

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