now my motherboard only has an AGP slot and all the 2*0 cards i can see are pci-e, so can some one suggest a suitable agp graphics card that will run the game
or do i need a new motherboard as well...
I'd go with 86xx or 96xx or better... you can still find 9800s in AGP. price is iffy.
there are a number of websites... I'm not sure what the forum rules are on posting commercial sites.
Hit your local store and ask the guys in the pc or diy section. They could give you a better information on how you might get an AGP card. I recommend buying locally because 1) its just good policy to support your local store and 2) a local store will probably give better after-sales customer service than on online site.
Ultimately Id suggest a new system.. you can get into a new system, monitor and everything pretty cheaply now days.
It wasn't the card...
I just built a system this weekend with a GTS 250 and got the same error... Whatever nvidia driver that ships with windows 7 is several revs back. Hit nvidia.com and grab the latest driver.
Its not a big deal. Even with the error STO still ran (not great).
You cant rely on windows to get the best drivers.
I'm surprised Dell didn't ask if you had loaded the latest drivers yet.
A crt? wow...
its your card... spend the $30 and get you a decent one. I'm not familiar with ATI, but you can get an Nvidia 2x0 for $30 - $100 depending on how much card you wanna buy. I wouldn't recommend 8xxx or 9xxx not because they aren't good (my old card was a 9800 GT) but because its aging tech i.e. if your gonna spend the money get something with a newer chipset.
I paid $130 for my GTS 250.
That is interesting because I just built a new computer with a NVIDIA GTS 250 I got that error, then updated my drivers and everything was fine.
i've got an untested am3 mb on the shelf, i'll just swop it round with the yan in my system, it means buying an am3 cpu and sime ddr2 memory and a graphics card....
but guess i needed to update some of the components, the most expensive part of my self build at the moment is the case and i have a water cooled copper heatsink i can put into a new system but i'll have to cut a hole in the case so you can see it