Hi there everyone
I've got a Compaq Presario 6000 computer (Athlon XP 2100+, 512MB DDR, 80GB HD...) and I've decided to replace its now less-than-appropriate video card (a Geforce2 MX 200, 64MB VRAM) with a different one.
However, I know that my motherboard has an AGP 4x slot while most graphics cards these days run on AGP 8x. Pretty soon I found out that the cards are backwards compatible but I'm seeing mixed results posted by people using this configuration. Therefore I thought before buying anything that I'd post here and ask, would it be alright for me to put an AGP 8x card (Geforce FX 5700, Radeon 9600 or Geforce 6200) into an AGP 4x slot? Would it cause any major problems or performance degradation?
Also as a side note which of the cards listed above would be best for me (with a 128MB VRAM configuration)?. I know for a fact that's all I need because I'm not a hardcore gamer, just a casual one with a few strategy and simulation games which run a bit sluggish on my current card.
All help is appreciated.