You could open up the case to see if you have an AGP or a PCI slot, then find a respected card.
You would have to make sure the card would work with your power supply. Although, I think you could find a low power option for either Slot interfaces that would work well. You would also have to make sure you could find a driver for it. Sometimes you can download the driver on to a USB Thumb Drive or you could use the DVD option.
The thing is this would work fine for older games and programs but it wouldn't work for Today's Software. You can't breath life into that old of a machine to meet Today's standards. There is a demand for this old equipment that's created by people who want to run legacy programs. You see, while it's possible to run legacy software through a Virtual Machine on a new PC, the VM never does as good of a job as the old hardware.
There are a few things to be aware of.
-If you have a reason to use this machine for Legacy Software, David's advice of replacing the motherboard is a sound idea.
-However, if you're looking to upgrade the PC in order to run current programs, then you would need to replace everything....even the hard drives. An IDE to SATA adapter WILL NOT solve your Hard Drive problem. Hard Drives from that era are incredibly slow when compared to even a $50 1tb drive because there's been advancements made in Read and Write speeds. A HDD from 2002 is likely to have 20gb of space which isn't enough for Windows 10.
-CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. CPU is NOT an abbreviation for Computer. Even a cheapo $40 Celeron CPU from Today like the g3930 is hundreds of time faster than a CPU from 2002.
· 6 months ago