Selecting a graphics Card


Junior Member
Jun 22, 2008
Hi well im not really good when it comes to computer hardware and picking the right one so I need some help on which graphics card to pick. There are so many out there and im not sure which one and if it is compatible with my computer.

I have a dell dimension 3000 with this graphics card:

Name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Approx. Total Memory: 96.0 MB

It sucks because I use it to play the sims 2 game and the graphics look horrible. So I want to buy a new graphics card but im not sure which ones are compatible with my computer and will work well.

Can anyone help?


May 15, 2007
What is your budget? Without AGP or PCI-X you are very very limited. You may be better off piecing together another system. You could build one pretty cheap... I am actually trying to get rid of my desktop computer because I just got a new laptop. It would be good for someone wanting a cheap gaming computer. The graphics card in it is still good for most games. Let me know if you are interested. Otherwise I would suggest building a new cheap computer since you don't have AGP or PCI-X. And if that is out of the question, you could try the HD 2400 Pro, but without looking into it more, I don't know how well it will work for gaming. My guess is probably not very. Best of luck.