On 9/18/2006 3:33 PM visions of effty plucked Senior Frog's Magic
Twanger and said:
> "Larry Roberts" wrote in message
>> On 18 Sep 2006 03:45:13 GMT, "Steve Larsen" wrote:
>>> eMachines C3060 AMD Sempron 3000+ / 512MB DDR / 160GB HDD / DVD±RW
>>> The system was dirt cheap, right out of the box,
>>> and has never (!) crashed or stalled, playing
>>> 2-3 year old games very well.I figure with a budget of
>>> $120 I can upgrade the graphics card and install 512MB more
>> The AGP is for AGP videocards only. It is at least 4X
>> suppored, if not 8X speed, so you could pop in any current AGP
> I looked at the specs for this. It appears the AGP slot is an odd one. It
> is AGPx2!!! Most AGP cards will not work.
> I was curious because I've seen a few recent bare bottom eMachines that have
> PCIe x16 slots! That's obviously kinda cool for such cheap PCs. This is
> not one of those.
E-Machines are made with low budget equipment hence the AGP 2X
specification. If you want to noodle around with popping in an AGP
card, you might find a 2X card at a computer fair. You could also try
to google "Legacy AGP" or variations on that search argument. I did
that once and found a reseller who stocked nothing but older AGP cards.
But I have a feeling that you aren't going to see the kind of gain in
speed and color that you are seeking.
If possible, you might consider additional DDR ram. If your system can
support 1g DDR ram go for it. If you've had this E-Machine for a while,
it might be time to do some bare bones or component shopping. Then you
can do a custom build, where you may be able to pirate some of the
better parts from your E-machine. If you decide to do that, do a lot of
research up front before you buy and build.
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