Please Help, Advice Needed.
This is my first Post and i am a newbie in the Graphics Card Field. I am looking to upgrade my graphics card on my desktop PC and all i know is my motherboard has a AGP Slot and not PCI-Express. I am not sure if this card is compatible with my PC and how to install it. Is this a good price as it has a HDMI, Direct X 10, Shader Model 4.0 and is Vista Compatible.
Graphics Card Description:
Witness firsthand DirectX 10 gaming and HD features without the prohibitive price tag. The Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO provides next generation hardware that promises immersive high definition gaming for Windows Vista and DirectX 10 with easy CrossFire multi-GPU upgradeability to run the hot titles of today and tomorrow. Delivering a fully loaded HD feature-set including support for ATI Avivo HD, HDMI connectability, HD Audio and Blu-ray / HD DVD decoding via Universal Video Decoding technology, the Sapphire 2400 PRO exceeds the demands of the performance hungry Media PC. The Sapphire Radeon HD 2400 PRO with its robust hardware offerings such as: the much anticipated ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO GPU, support for up to 256MB of onboard memory, 64-bit memory interface, silent passive cooling, and PCI Express native support will provide the pixel pounding muscle to drive the feature rich Windows Vista 3D environment and increase productivity. When paired with Sapphire industry leading innovation in hardware, there is little doubt that the Sapphire 2400 PRO will lead the industry in best features and value.
My PC is SONY PCV-RX201 and i bought it in 2002 it is P4 1.6Ghz. 512MB RAM with 250GB Hard Drive.
1) IS THIS CARD COMPATIBLE WITH MY PC?
2) HOW DO I INSTALL IT?
3) What is "ATI CrossFire Technology" and can i install this card on its own?
4) IS IT IMPORTANT TO UPGRADE MY RAM TO 1GB?
5) ARE MICRO DIRECT ANY GOOD WITH RETURNS?
6) IS THIS THE BEST PRICE WITHIN A BUDGET OF ABOUT £50 for all the features?
7) WILL I NEED ANY TYPE OF COOLING DEVICE? (I have no idea about this)
Any help will be appritiated. Thanks in advance. Sorry for the long post.