Hi grimdestripador and Davy51
Sorry it has taken a long time before a final reply but just wanted to make sure all was ok.
Bought myself a geforce nvidia pny 6200 , only agp one that I could find infact, but it works fine. a lot smoother and faster than my radeon card but still jumpy, so I am asuming that I will have to get a faster cpu. that is my next target
Thanks for all your assistance
O/S. LMDE , Motherboard Asus A7N8X Delux , CPU AMD XP1500+ (1300Mhz) (overclocked running at 1866Mhz), Graphics Card GeForce Nvidia PNY 6200 (512 Meg), 2 40gig hard drives, 1 gig RAM