I'm sure choosing a graphics card has been covered before but I don't think the specific question I have.
I need to choose a graphics card that meets the following min. spec.
"32 MB video card using the Nvidia GeForce2, ATI Radeon 7500 AGP video card, or more recent chipset with DirectX 8.1 compatible driver"
This is in order to be able to play Command & Conquer Generals - which is on my birthday list
My PC is a Dell dimension 2400, running XP home SP 2, 512mb RAM but it runs on board graphics. Pentium 4 2.66 ghz
I do not have a AGP slot nor PCI express so it will need to be a PCI card.
I've see a couple of cards available but noticed the min spec. of the PSU required is 250w. I've had the side off my Dell today and noticed the PSU is only 200w. I am reluctant to go to the further cost and hassle of fitting a higher output PSU and am wondering is it possible to get a card that meets the above spec. but does *not* need a PSU supplying over 200w.
I am niavley assuming if the card does not have a fan it will draw less power (or is this over simplification) or was considering risking fitting a card that needs 250 w and see what happens......or is this a recipe for disaster or at the very least a recipe for creating an unstable system.
Many thanks in advance.