My Dell 4100 system (built in 2001) has a AGP. Should I be concerned that a newer AGP graphic card will not work in this older system?
Here are two AGP graphic cards sold at our local Microcenter
- Radeon HD 3650 512MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card ($100)
- Radeon 9550 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Graphics Card ($70)
Will these work in my system? It mentions a lot of Product Specifications that I am not sure if they are system specific (i.e. Interface, Memory Bus, etc.).
The 3650 also mentions that a PCI-E 6-pin power connector is needed. How do I know if I have this power connector?
I just upgraded the Dell 4100 to use Windows 7 RTM and the card in it now does not support Aero along with it producing choppy video playback using Windows Media Player.
I am mainly looking at just getting this system to play the Video back with it not being choppy. Will these two graphics work to do that (If they both will I will buy the cheaper one.)
The Dell 4100 system specifications are:
- 1 ghz
- 512 mb RAM
- 1 agp slots, multiple PCI slots
Here is another tid bit. I read that Windows 7 uses DirectX (or Direct3D) 10.1 and the 3650 mentioned above supports 10.1, where the 9550 supports only 9.0.
Thanks in advance.