p40ehawk wrote:I am thinking of buying an ATI AIW Radeon 8500 64mb, but am unsure of how it will interface with my system. My specs are as follows.
P4 1.3 Ghz
Samsung 16x DVD-rom drive (doesn't play dvds 'cause its a piece of shit)
GeForce 2 MMX
A radeon 8500 would replace the GeForce2 MX. (That's MX, not MMX.) However, a new generation of Radeon video cards is about to be released, so you may want to wait a couple of months.
Do you have DVD software installed? If you don't, it'd explain why you can't play DVDs.
Also, you might want to get more RAM - 256 kilobytes isn't much. The last computer I saw with only 256 kilobytes of RAM was a 286.