I did not think they were any good for gaming? HP 366650-001 Nvidia Quadro FX3400 256MBPCIe Dual DVI Graphics Card 365891-003 £20.Got a Quadro FX 3400 256MB (equivalent to 6800 series) in my nostalgic build (Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 2GB DDR1). Granted, I am running Windows 7 on it. Originally had a Radeon X1950 Pro, but driver support for Win7 is nonexistent. Funny how an older card from Nvidia does have proper Win7 driver support.
Rare GeCube ATI Radeon X1950 Pro Graphics Card (FZ195PG3) with ZALMAN cooler £35/Thanks for that I have so many cards all of you have recommended. I will check them all out thanks.
I was thinking of that, but the guy in the videos said the Core 2 Duo s were best for gaming on XP..Another thing I saw was that not all 775 socket Cpu,s can be used with it something about the make of the board.? I might go for a quad 9400 at £10 on eBay.Yes, I will put an SSD in there then again the guy in the videos mentions XP does not support Trim. chance of them wearing out I should think you would have to use them for some time before that happens. Thanks for your inputWith that socket, I'd grab a Core 2 Quad and a GTX460. Both can be had for cheap and you can keep the E7500 and GT8400 as spares if you ever need them. I'd also throw in an inexpensive SSD in addition to the HDD it already has. You'd have a solid retro XP system after that.
Just my 2 cents though..
It would not be XP, the 1030 is not supported on XP.I use a fan-less GT 1030 on my Core 2 machine; but it is my main machine, I don't think of it as retro.