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Hi,

I have an old P4 2.67 single core, p4s8x-x motherboard, Windows XP SP2, 1.5 gb memory, ATI Radeon 7000 64 mb video card.  Whenever I watch some videos online, it's very choppy.  So I attached my friendís new laptop to my modem and it worked fine.  So I have determined that my download speed is fine.  I believe I need a newer video card.  Can you tell me what kind I need?  

My motherboard supports AGP 4x/8x only.

So what do you recommend? 128, 256, 512mb, how fast gpu, how money bits?  I can pay up to $50.

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Thanks,

SK

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Dear SK,
As you know AGP is older slot and current graphics cards support PCI-Ex 16x slots. If you can replace your motherboard with current available that has PCI-Ex 16x slot then you can choose wide verity of graphics cards from $50 ~ $500+ . If your budget is limited then you can opt for second hand motherboard as well as graphics card.

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Salman Zeb Khan

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I can answer questions related to Graphics cards hardware and software and upgrade advice for both Nvidia and Ati. I can't answer questions which involve hardware troubleshooting or software errors for these questions please refer to Graphics card manufacturer support.

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I have a vast experience of Graphics card upgrading and I know the PC graphics cards scenario since 1994.

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