I am trying to get an upgraded video card that is compatibile with my motherboard (I use the computer for video editing). I recently hooked the computer up to my HD TV 720i using the PC input. The problem is I'm limited to 1024 X 768 and it doesn't give me enough screen space to edit video. I am going from VGA to VGA. Is there a video card that is compatible with my motherboard and will give me HDMI out or at least DVI out? Please keep in mind that I am also using the Matrox RTX100 video editing card. It there any hope for being able to use my TV with higher resolution than VGA?
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Definitely. But every computer's motherboard has limitations. It depends on what you're trying to upgrade. You can upgrade the CPU, Memory, Video Card, Sound Card, Harddrive Capacity, Optical Drive, etc.
at the bare minimum, you can upgrade it with a PCI graphics card. That would plug into one of your spare white PCI slots, and they make those with atleast 256mb of memory ( When shopping for one, dont confuse a PCI video card with a PCI express card) I couldn't find enough info on what exact board you have, as they used several, but many had a brown AGP memory slot, which is a better option for you. Keep in mind, also, that if you upgrade the video card and memory , you might need to upgrade your power supply too, due to the higher current requirements of the new card and memory.
If all else fails, bring your tower to a computer shop, and they will usually tell you what you need for free, with hopes to sell a upgrade!
to upgrade a motherboard... you would need to replace it with another one, on a motherboard you can upgrade memory, cpu, video card, hard drive, parts that are connected to it, but you don't really upgrade the motherboard itself..
NewEgg.com still carries 4X/8X Radeon 9250 cards in the $30 U.S. range. These will perform better than your GeForce 2 but your machine is still going to choke on the new computer games. The PCI Express based video cards on the new systems outperform the older AGP cards by something like a factor of 10.
Get a new system... Sorry if this isn't what you want to here but RD-ram is stupidly expensive. 512mb of RD-ram is usually a few hundred dollars and hard to find. Since you have RD-ram that means you also have a Pentium 4 processor, probably in the range of 1.2 -1.8 Ghz
Vegas is a great video editing program but it needs way more than speed that that to render a video (in a decent amount of time. it will render on a slower processor, it will just take forever!). You will be much happier of the results if you just replace the computer rather than try to upgrade it.