AGP suggestion for old system

May 1, 2018
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Hello to all!
I'm trying to bring back to life an old PC.
It has and is limited to 2GB of Ram and a core2duo E4700.
I'm looking for an AGP GPU to match those specs, but i can't find any info.
Any suggestions?

The MOBO is an ASUS 775i65g REV 2.0 BTW
 

clutchc

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Bottleneck won't matter if the price is right for the HD 3850. But your main issue is the tiny amount of system memory the old machine is limited to. That's because the more VRAM the gfx card has, the bigger the screen buffer set aside in system memory for it. You can try a 512MB card, but it may eat up too much system RAM to make the system usable. When you run out of system RAM, you use virtual memory (HDD).
 

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Here's the few that Newegg still carries: https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007709%20601296708
Amazon has a bigger selection: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=lp_284822_nr_p_n_feature_keywords_0?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A%21493964%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A193870011%2Cn%3A284822%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_four_browse-bin%3A6158743011&bbn=284822&ie=UTF8&qid=1525220783&rnid=6030980011
And, there's always Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/b/AGP-Graphics-Cards/27386/bn_659855

Did you have a particular purpose for the card, or just something to replace a failing integrated video? With only 2GB system memory, it will be best to stay with a 256 MB card. The OS will set aside a screen buffer in system memory relative to the amount of VRAM on the gfx card.
 
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Thanks for the answer, clutchc.
I need the card as a replacement for the intagrated graphics (core2duo has no intagrated video, and the one on the mobo has no drivers for windows 10).
I'm leaving this computer only for basic purposes, like office, netflix, youtube, etc. But if there's something powerful enought to play old games (like resident evil 4) i'd consider it.
I know HD 3850 is out there, but my system would bottneck it really hard.
 

clutchc

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Bottleneck won't matter if the price is right for the HD 3850. But your main issue is the tiny amount of system memory the old machine is limited to. That's because the more VRAM the gfx card has, the bigger the screen buffer set aside in system memory for it. You can try a 512MB card, but it may eat up too much system RAM to make the system usable. When you run out of system RAM, you use virtual memory (HDD).
 

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