Very old computer, want to buy a video card

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Exershio

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Okay, I'm using a very old computer right now. It's from like 2000. I've upgraded the amount of RAM recently and now I want to throw in a video card so it doesn't use onboard graphics. However, I'm not sure if my crappy 175watt (at least I think that's what it is) power supply will be able to handle it.

Here's my computer specs:

Computer Model: Compaq Evo D510 SFF
Amount of RAM: 768MB PC2100 DDR
Processor: Intel p4 2.0ghz
Hard drive: Maxtor 40gb 5200 RPM
Floppy disk drive: no idea the manufacturer, but there is one
PCI Slots: 2 empty ones
AGP 4x slot: Empty
2 Fans (one on the power supply and one in the front of the case)

Is there any video card I can get that this old computer can handle? I'm wanting at least 128mb of video ram, but if that's too much for it than I'm out of luck. I can't afford a new power supply or a new computer.
 

Exershio

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emoric said:
Find a card that will fit those slots. :)
I know, but I don't know what card will be able to handle a 175watt power supply. Don't they usually take up a lot of power?
 

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May I ask why you need 128?

If a 64 would do, that would probably be better for that system............
 

Exershio

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Well, I want to be able to play World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XI.

Would 64 be enough for that?
 

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Check the requirements for the game...........I'm not sure how cpu intensive it is......if very, you could overheat the system.
 

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You just can't plomp a new power supply into some older Compaq machines ;)
 

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The system requirements for WoW:
Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

* Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz or AMD Athlon 800 MHz
* 512 MB or more of RAM
* 32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ 2 class card or above
* DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
* 6.0 GB available HD space
* 4x CD-ROM drive
* A 56k or better Internet connection

Would that overheat my system?
 

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6.0 GB available HD space

Since you have such a small hard drive, that would be a concern for me..........
 

Exershio

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AcaCandy said:
6.0 GB available HD space

Since you have such a small hard drive, that would be a concern for me..........
I already have it installed, and I can run the game, but at minimum settings I get like 10fps. That's why I want to buy a graphic card, so it runs smoother.
 
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