Really, on an old computer you come to a point where it's better to just upgrade to a new computer than keep putting money into an older system. Swapping in a new mother board & power supply will probably run an easy $100. Just not worth it. Then once you up the memory, a new video card, could easily be $200. Better to put that towards a new (or a good refurbished) computer.
As far as upgrading to a new computer, I had a HP DC7600 SFF with a ATI Radeon x1300 video card.
I gave it to my grandson.
I took his Dell Dimension 3000 because he couldn’t play a lot of his games with the installed Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller (Accelerator).
As you know I did some upgrades to it: RAM, CD/DVD-RW, and a sound card.
I wanted to upgrade the video card, because the Dell’s doesn’t provide the optimal screen resolution for my LGE W2053 Monitor. I watch/burn DVD movies, and sometimes watch full episodes of TV shows that I missed.
I also wanted to upgrade so that he would be able to play some of his games.
I decided to install an EVGA GeForce 6200 Video Card - 256MB DDR2, PCI, DVI, VGA, TV Out, Video Card.
I think it will fulfill my needs. I don’t have to upgrade the power supply and was told I the card works fine without
a fan, which I will probably add as a precaution.
Again thanks to all for your help and suggestions.
Reps to all.