7 total posts
What video GPU do you have ?
Integrated nVidia GeForce4 MX graphics
Info I was able to locate indicates
you can add an AGP 8X video card to your system. The only thing is, higher performance video cards sometimes require more power from the PSU than the current system offers. So be careful in choosing the AGP card unit as the best and the fastest my also force you to buy an new PSU too.
I'd look over at NewEgg.com and see what APG 8X cards they offer.
PS...found some third party indicating the PSU in the 735N
was 200W. If it were my PC...I'd check my system docs or open the PC and get the info right off the power supply unit. That's the only way to be sure what PSU you have. And if it is 200W ... you're probably going to need a new (more robust) PSU to go with that new video card.
you are right
I found out that the newer 8x cards require 250 watts and up also 18 amps on the +12. So appears I have some more research to do. Should I crank the RAM up to a gig as well? This seems like a not to expensive upgrade. Not sure which of the 8x cards I can handle as well as which psu. I think a bigger psu is better as it will allow me to upgrade later. Is a 400w good enough?
My suggestion ...look at the alternatives
Compare upgrading the existing unit....
- new AGP video
- new PSU
- 512MB RAM
to purchasing a new PC with running games as the most strenuous part of the use intended.
Here's a link for a RAM upgrade