What AGP video card would match up best with my old PC\'s Intel Celeron 2GHz 128

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What AGP video card would match up best with my old PC's Intel Celeron 2GHz 128kb L2 CPU to run Win7/8/Linux Mint smoothly? (motherboard - L4S8A2 - ECS Elitegroup)

What could be the best card that these CPU and motherboard can match up with?
Is four year old ATI Radeon HD 3850 too good for this system?

Thank you everyone in advance!
 
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Bad idea. The 6200 is a weak card for hardware assisted graphics acceleration. H.264 1080p will not be playable.

I think a 4350 or 3450 is a better choice.

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Hi Musaire,

What will you be doing with the PC? If you are just browsing the internet (which I hope is the case with a Celeron 2Ghz) you don't really need anything other than something to connect a monitor too. You could really just get whatever is the least expensive.

Is four year old ATI Radeon HD 3850 too good for this system?

I don't know what you mean by "too good." It is certainly better than the rest of the components in your system, so I wouldn't spend more to get it, but if you have one already, laying around, it wouldn't hurt to use it
 

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Just one more question, to be sure:
And if I'd like to use ATI Radeon HD 3850, would the PSU fit for that?
Do I need some complicated power connections to the PSU with wires and connectors I don't have and (I'm not sure there are 4 or 6 pin power connectors on the motherboard, there is just something like this http://www.motherboards.org/images/articles/guides/P4_conn.jpg that comes from PSU)?

(Im just asking this because I can get Radeon HD 3850 cheaper than Geforce 6200 and the other cards I mentioned.)
 

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No, that connector is a motherboard power connector. The 4 pin that you would need to convert to a 6 pin would have four pins in a row, not four in a square.

I would go with the 6200, just to be safe. You don't want to push your PSU to the limit just to save a few bucks