It would be better than what you have now, but it's out of stock. You're right PCI cards are few and far between and are usually pretty expensive. I was thinking your computer had an AGP port, which they don't make at all.
I just saw that Newegg does sell AGP cards. I went to look up your board and you're still SOL.
This your board?http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/other/fi ... /board.jpg
WOW is that like the first P4 board ever made?! I haven't see that "grey" slot at the top since my OEM Pentium III system.
Jordanlaw, if that is how your motherboard looks like, then you have NO upgrade options, sadly. I don't think you can gt much value for even selling that...
The system that you linked to is not thqat great. Of course, it's better than the system you have now, but in terms of upgradeability and the processing power, it's not that great.
The Athlon II X2
220 is the "slowest" Athlon II X2 available.
The system is based on the slimline chassis, so it will be very difficult to do any major upgrdaes to it (graphics card, CPU cooler, RAM with all heatsinks, power supply)
It is using an old onboard graphics chipset (was found on the original Athlon 64 socket 758 and 939 from 2003-2004) systems. My friend had a system that uses the 6150E and it just does not do well, for even running old games on Low.
The major problem is the size of the system; it uses the smaller, non-standard-ATX size components, so if you want to upgrade anything, it's extremely diffcult as most available PC parts follow the ATX format.
The system Major_A suggested may cost $400 after taxes and such, but it is well worth it.
- It uses the ATX sizing (more upgradeability & futher expansions),
- The processor is much, much faster,
- the intel HD graphics is several times better than the 6150SE
- 7200RPM drive
- More overall features
Sure you may have to spend $100-$150 more (don't know how much the Slimline is), but it is well worth it. You don't have to spend another couple hundred for a completely new system a couple years later.
Just a piece of mind.