Help for 3d newbies
Okay boys and girls, I'm posting up another tutorial for the 3d world. But this is more of a tech support session than program help. I'm a CompTIA A+ certified computer tech, and I'm going to share some knowledge to help you either upgrade your system to better utilize 3d, and give you advice if you're going to build or buy a new system.
First let's start with your motherboard.
The motherboard is that big discolored thing that everything is plugged into. the motherboard to a computer is like a body to us; it holds our organs, and gives us movement.
You will need a board with an AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port). This is the bare minimum that you will need. NEVER EVER SETTLE FOR PCI.( Unless it's PCI-E. Much better and a helluva lot faster) The AGP slot is usually brown on most boards, and has a clip to hold your video card in place. Newer or specialty motherboards can have different colored ports *woo!*.
Next up is RAM (Random Access Memory) I recommend DDR2 (Dual Data Rate). There are a