Hey just a few things that I want to be sure of before I buy.
1. Is AGP backwards compatible, meaning if i get a 8X agp card, will it still work on 4X slot?
2. How much diffrenence is thre in series, meaning from a readon 9200 to a 9600 for example. I would think that a 9200 128MB would be better than a 9600 64MB. But the price does not confirme this, so I confused a bit.
3. How much of a factor does DDR play in video cards, meaning if I upgrade my G4 mx440 64MBDDR, to a 128 card is there going to be alot of improvment. Or are all video cards DDR now and it just is not stated anyomre.
4. Do I need to be worried about my PSU in upgrading my vid card. If so how can I check the (wattage?) or whatever I need to be concerned about.
Usually my mentatlity is too just go into the store, and upgrade. However this is happening at a bad time, and I am a little strapped (my girlfreind needs money for christams shopping) so If anyone has any suggestions.
Ball park I am looking at about $150 canadain which has me looking aroung the radeon 9200 128MB agp card. However I can spend more should there be some value there, but I just cannot afford, nor do I need a top of the line card right now.
Specs, if you care:
Mother board: Intel 845ept2 (demension 4200) (I know that this should be on my top priority for upgrade, but it is just not a possibilty right now)
768MB DDR ram
Creative live sound card (also needs to be upgraded)
Thanks for the time, and god I hate asking about video cards since this question is posted so often.