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i need information on T&L capable video cards what do they do? etc.

Q: i need information on T&L capable video cards what do they do? etc.

i recently purchaced halo for the pc and i have all the system specs and on microsoft's website it says im able to play it however that isnt the case. I need a T&L capable video card that runs at 32MB i would like to know the following.

what aspects of gaming would this attribute to (e.g. better graphics or increased sound quality)?

where could i find one?

about how much would one cost?

and finally is it worth tracking one down or should i just return the game?

and are most graphics cards T&L compatable

i got this computer second hand from my uncle so im still becoming familliar with what all its packin' but this is what i know for sure

it runs on microsoft xp
its a dell with the computer model L100R
runs on an intell pentium III at 1.1Ghz
510 MB of ram
has direct-x 9.0
chip type is intel(R) 82810
approx total mem is 32 mb
current display mode 800 x 600 24 bit 85Hz

on microsoft's website it says my computer can run the game but when i go to scan it it says it didnt recognise all my parts

thank you for your time.
~David

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A: i need information on T&L capable video cards what do they do? etc.

You need just a basic grahic card. One to play that game should be about $30-$40. Gives us the make and model of your computer so we can help you make a selction. (that is combatible with you computer)

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I need to upgrade my desktop PC from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows 7. From the information I have seen online it is a bit conflicting as my 'System Information' states "System Type: x86-Based PC" which as far as I am aware means it is not compatible
however 'Performance information and tools' states "64-bit capable - Yes".  Can anyone clarify this for me please before I purchase a Windows Upgrade?
Also unsure what Directx version i have as some informations states 10.1 while others state 11? any clarity appreciated.
Also worth noting my system information:







Manufacturer
To Be Filled By O.E.M.


 
Model
To Be Filled By O.E.M.


 
Total amount of system memory
4.00 GB RAM


 
System type
32-bit operating system


 
Number of processor cores
2


 
64-bit capable
Yes










Storage  









 
Total size of hard disk(s)
931 GB


 
Disk partition (C:)
260 GB Free (931 GB Total)


 
Media drive (D:)
CD/DVD










Graphics  









 
Display adapter type
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240


 
Total available graphics memory
2395 MB


 
      Dedicated graphics memory
1024 MB


 
      Dedicated system memory
0 MB


 
      Shared system memory
1371 MB


 
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I recently bought a Belkin 2m cat5e crossover cable to connect my desktop to my D530 laptop, in the hopes that it would be a faster way for me to directly transfer data between the two. The desktop's ethernet card is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller (model no. RTL8167), and the D530's is a Broadcom NetExtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller (model no. B57ND60X). Both seem to be gigabit-capable cards, yet I'm not able to get gigabit speeds from them; when looking at the connection, it shows 100Mbit/s, and the fastest speed that each of them can be set to in Device Manager -> Advanced -> Speed & Duplex is 100Mbit Full Duplex. Even worse, I'm not even getting those speeds when I transfer data - I'm getting a measly 1MB/s, so about 8Mbit/s, and even that is constantly dropping.

So far, I've tried updating uninstalling and then updating both drivers automatically via the Device Manager.

I then manually installed drivers, the Desktop's from here: Realtek RTL81XX PCI-E Network Connection Driver Driver Details | Dell UK, and the laptop's using DriverMax because I couldn't find a driver for it.

Still no luck, and I'm now at a loss for what to try. When I bought the crossover, I really didn't think it'd take this much to get it up and running, I suppose I was under the naive impression it'd be pretty much plug-and-play.

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I've read somewere that some video cards have video out for interface with a home television set or VCR. My computer's video card does'nt. I wish I could watch a DVD out from my computer into my television set.

Both my VCR and television have the yellow video in jack. My television also has the S-video in jack. Are there any cables available that are capable of this interface with the computer's video out port?
Any tricks, ideas, or suggestions other than having to buy a new video card for my computer?
 

A:Are computers capable of video out w/o having to buy a new video card?

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The kid bought a game, and it says it has to have 32 meg video memory and be 3D T & L capable. We don't have a seperate video card but onboard graphics. If he can't run it on his system I'd like to find out before he opens it. If he doesn't open the game he can take it back.

Any ideas?
 

A:What does T & L capable video mean?

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I have a friend who needs a high end laptop to edit video from a GoPro Hero4 camera

It is suggested :
For higher resolution videos (1080p 60fps and higher): We recommend at least 3.0 ? 3.7 GHz Ivy Bridge processors (third-generation Core-based processors or AMD equivalent), 4 GB RAM, and a graphics card comparable to an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. The graphics card and processor speed is important particulary for 4K and 2.7K resolution video playback.

I am from the UK and wonder if someone could make some suggestions as to a 15.6" laptop that could "cut the mustard"

Thanks

A:Looking for Capable Laptop for 4k video

Hi leachim,

May I ask, does your friend have a price budget?

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I have a friend who needs a high end laptop to edit video from a GoPro Hero4 camera

It is suggested :
For higher resolution videos (1080p 60fps and higher): We recommend at least 3.0 3.7 GHz Ivy Bridge processors (third-generation Core-based processors or AMD equivalent), 4 GB RAM, and a graphics card comparable to an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. The graphics card and processor speed is important particulary for 4K and 2.7K resolution video playback.

I am from the UK and wonder if someone could make some suggestions as to a 15.6" laptop that could "cut the mustard"

Thanks
 

A:Looking for Capable Laptop for 4k video

A laptop with those specs will likely be over 1000. If you get a laptop that has a higher resolution than 1080p than you have a better chance of it being able to handle 4k. I've narrowed it down a little bit and I would recommend taking a look here
 

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Hello everyone, i would like to ask whether or not the XPS 8900 Desktop is capable of 2-way SLI, n other word, i would like to know how many PCIe slots motherboard has actually!

A:XPS 8900, video card SLI capable?

We never tested any SLI configurations on this model. The XPS 8900 has one blue PCIe x16 slot for video card. The black PCIe x16 slot is too far from the blue one to use any SLI bridges. Plus the 460w power supply would not support SLI.

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So I have a video camera that shoots 1080p and saves the clips as *.mts files. My quad core at home handles playback of the files in VLC and WMP, however my laptop tends to choke up on them when using VLC or WMP. I have managed to get them to play flawlessly using the Oxygen Lite player, however I was wondering if anyone else has additional suggestions, or has had better luck playing them in VLC? Oxygen manages to play them by turning off glass (which I tried to do with VLC, and they still suffered playback issues). I could easily convert the videos to a much friendlier format I know, however I'm keeping them in their raw format for archival purposes. Unless someone can suggest a lossless format, I'd rather keep them in their raw format until I get a chance to return home in a few months and edit them on my primary computer.

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We have a Dell 390 tower that has 1 pcie x16 port and 2 pcie x1 ports. We have 3 additional videos cards other then the onboard but we are having difficulty getting all the video cards to work. The mutiple option only comes up when you add the video card in pcie x 16 slot but will not come up if you remove that card and put video cards into the other slots. Need help getting all video cards to work at the same time.
Additional Video Cards ( all 3 besides onboard) are : 
 EVGA GeForce 8400 GS DirectX 10 01G-P3-1303-RX 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
We have converter cables converting the pcie x 16 to pcie x 1. We've seen where other people with this same setup have gotten them all to work together but we just can't crack the code...any suggestions?

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Hi there,

My computer came with a VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP card, which is apparently a Graphics/Video Card with onboard video (or the other way around, video w/ onboard graphics) Now, this is a terrible card- it can barely play any modern games. I want to get a new graphics card, but I'm concerned if I install a new Graphics Card, that because of the onboard video, it will affect this greatly, or if I actually need a video card instead of graphics. What do I actually need, and will it adversely affect anything on my PC.

I can provide more information if you want...
 

A:Installing New Graphics Cards with Onboard Video/Graphic Cards

We need to know what mobo you have and what slots it has.
 

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My system specs are
Motherboard Supplier
FIC

Motherboard Name
AM37

System BIOS Supplier
Award

Form Factor
uATX

Processor Brand
AMD

Processor Socket Type
Socket-A (PGA462)

Processor Family
Duron, Athlon, AthlonXP

Proc. Front Side Bus Freq.
200/266 MHz

Chipset Name
VIA KM266

Chipset "North Bridge"
n/a

Revision/stepping
A1

Chipset "South Bridge"
VT8235

Super I/O
ITE-IT8705F

Flash BIOS Device
Xbus 2 Mbit

Memory Type
DDR

Memory Speed
PC2100/PC1600

Memory Sockets
2 DIMM

Maximum Memory
2 GB

Graphics Supplier
VIA

Graphics Configuration
Down, In Chipset

Onboard Graphics Memory
UMA 64 MB

Graphics Connector (AGP)
AGP 4X (1.5V only)

TV-Out Device
No

TV-Out Configuration
(N/A)

Audio
AC'97 Down

AC'97 CODEC Device
Realtek ALC201

Audio Jacks (Mic,Line-In,Line-Out,Spkr,MIDI/Game)
M,LI,LO,SO


M
Microphone

LI
Line In

LO
Line out

SO
Speaker

M/G
Midi/Game


Ethernet 10/100 LAN Supplier
Realtek RTL8100L

Ethernet Configuration
PCI, Down

IDE UDMA Modes
ATA-100/66/33

Expansion Slots (AGP/PCI/Exten)
AGP, 3 PCI

USB Ports
6 USB 2.0

USB Front/Back Options
2F+4B

Serial, Parallel, Floppy, PS2 Kbd &Mouse
1S,1P,1F,PS2 K+M

Serial Port Front Chassis Option
No



Would it be able to use this???
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121197
 

A:Solved: Am I capable of a video card upgrade???

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Simple question:

I want to blow off a trouble-prone ATI video card and revert to native motherboard video.

I need dual-monitor capability. The MB has the usual two different monitor jacks, but says nothing in the docs about being dual monitor capable...or not.

Do two jacks = dual monitor capability? How can I tell?

Many thanks for any help with this!
 

A:Two Video Jacks Always = Dual Monitor Capable?

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I was just wanting some information on why a lot of the motherboards now say that they cannot support 3.3v agp cards?

is 3.3v agp a new or old technology?

Also, I wonder if anyone could tell me: when installing a motherboard I notice that on the cases now days there is a raised metal "mound" where the motherbord screws in, and I want to know is it necessary to use the little plastic plugs that screw it to sit between the case and the board, or can the board sit straight on the raised mounds? The reason I ask is that with the new board I have, it will not line up with the backing plate if it is raised up - therefor if you put the plastic plugs in the board is too high for the backplate.

Any info on these points would be greatly appreciated.

Dave
 

A:information on motherboards and 3.3v agp cards

I can answer your question about the AGP volts. Most mobos that support AGP slots only support AGP 4x/8x. The 4x cards use either 1.5v or 0.8v and 8x cards use 0.8v. AGP 1x & 2x use either 3.3v or 1.5, depending on the card. Since most mobos only support 4x and/or 8x, this would explain why you don't find any newer mobos that support 3.3v. And yes, AGP 1x & 2x are very old. AGP 8x cards, in general, are more expensive than their PCIe 16x counterparts.

Not sure about your mobo question. Maybe someone else can answer that one for ya.
 

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So i just got this nice little HP mini 110 netbook and i have a copy of the sims 2 double deluxe game. It's able to run just fine as long as i only play the base game if i go unto the nightlife expansion it's a bit laggy. systemrequirements labs says that my netbook cannot run the game because it requires a T & L capable graphics card. My question is, would it harm my netbook in any way to play the game without the T & L graphics card? And also why would it say i cannot run it if i can? My netbook has a intel atom N455 Processor (1.66 Ghz), 320 gb hard drive, intel graphics accelerator 3150 with shared graphics memory.

I f someone could please answer me, im so hooked on sims 2 but don,t want to ruin my pc playing it
 

A:Safe to play without T and L capable video card if required?

No, it will not hurt the netbook
 

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what is the cheapest video card that supports directx9.0c and is t&l capable?
 

A:what is the cheapest video card that supports directx9.0c and is t&l capable?

That will depend on where in to world you are and the type of graphics slot you have!!
 

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So, now that the 9800 GX2 cards have dropped way down in price to what I payed for my 9800 GTX it seems silly to get another GTX for SLI.

So where can I find all the info on how nvidia's physx stuff runs? From what i gather I can run a GX2 for the video and then use my GTX for physx? That sounds good to me to be honest.

Any links, info... anything would be greatly appreciated. Needless to say im pouring through google right now but it cant hurt to ask.
 

A:Information on nvidia physx with multiple cards?

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This might be a really stupid question. I'm helping a friend replace his discontinued motherboard, but he's unable to tell me the CPU it used, aside from the socket (LGA775).

His original mobo was this

The closest match I could find was this

The latter is a bit updated, but it doesn't support hyperthreading.

The only info he could give me was that it was a Intel Dual Core 1.8 ghz, but that makes it either a Pentium D 1.8ghz or a core 2 duo 1.8 ghz. Pretty sure Core2 duo doesn't support HT, but I belive some Pentium D did. If his CPU is indeed a HT capable Pentium D, will it still function on the latter MoBo, despite the fact that the Mobo is lacking in terms of HT support?
 

A:Hyperthread-capable CPU, but Non-capable Motherboard

The latter supports all, and more, CPUs that the original one does:
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Support/CPU_Support_Model.aspx?detailid=897&MenuID=69&LanID=0
vs http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Support/CPU_Support_Model.aspx?detailid=858&MenuID=69&LanID=0
He'll have no trouble running the CPU. Except for having a craptastic ECS motherboard but that's no news for them.
 

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I'm trying to run a game in High Def and it says I need to upgrade to GEFORCE 3 or better. Is this a video or a graphics card and what is the best choice to fix this problem.
I've read posts on graphics card and have it down to a choice between GEFORCE and ATI Radeon 3870 that Im having a hard time making since I don't know much about this yet and my comp is at least 5 yrs old. Running an EMachine 3400, 512 mb with windows xp and extra membory added. And which is better the 9600 Geforce or the 3?
 

A:Graphics Cards and Video Cards

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Okay, here's what I want to do. I want to send video output to a Plasma in my family room and also have output to the computer monitor in the adjacent office. I have the option of using either VGA or DVI to either monitor, so I can use a video card that has dual VGA/DVI outputs. Or, I can buy a separate PCI video card. Right now I have an ATI All-in-Wonder 7500.

Am I better off to get a new video card with dual monitor output or have two separate video cards. If the former, what video cards do you recommend? I know I've seen recommendations for the 9600 Pro, which seems to have dropped significantly in price? I'd like to stay with ATI as I've always used that.
 

A:Dual Video Output or Two Separate Video Cards for Plasma Display?

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Hi all ,Some great help out there ! I got the programs I needed to contract the sound from video .but I want to eq,and remix the file then put it back into the same video.Is this possible?
If not can I add a already studio made video into the video file.I know movie maker does that some how and i'll will be twinking it tonight but if anyone has help on either of these question I'd be thankfull
J.r.
also if anyone needs help in using music soft ware like pro tools or cubase please ask I like to return the favor!

A:put sound back in video[moved from video cards]

Hi J.r, welcome to TSF.

To clarify, you want to extract the audio from a video; remix it and place it back over the video?

In my mind, I would use software to record the audio.
Using video software, I would mute the original audio on the video, and place my remix over the top. Do you think this is something you could achieve?

I'm unclear on what you mean by:


Quote:




but I want to eq,




Is this a typo?

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Just bought two, new, identical Samsung 19" monitors, beautiful, looks awesome. Need to buy video card, since monitors are identical what card would work better, dual single card or two separate cards ?
What maker would you recommend ?
I do not play games, but pictures are important.
Can I have two AGP cards ? Want to see 3D pictures in the future.
 

A:Dual video card vs. two video cards for two monitors

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Hello,

I know my way around a computer pretty well, but there's one thing that I still can't figure out how to do. And so I'm posting this question in hopes that someone might be able to help me.

This involves the practice of installing new video cards. Specifically, into computers that currently have no video whatsoever. My guess is that the "onboard (mobo) video" is no longer working.

Okay so first I bought a couple of video cards from a guy on Craigslist. He swore they both worked, but I couldn't get either one to work in computers where the onboard video isn't working. I inserted the card into 3 different computers I have here (ones with no video output from the mobo) and still nothing. The light on the monitor just stayed orange the entire time, even after a couple of reboots. And that happened with both cards on all 3 computers.

So I figured maybe the cards were no good. So I went to TigerDirect.com and bought 3 Brand New Diablotek video cards (about $15 each - who knew?). I plugged the first one into 2 different comptuers where the onboard video isn't working, and still nothing...the monitor light stays orange the whole time (no recognition of a video signal.).

So now I'm totally confused. What gives? I think I read somewhere that you have to first disable the existing (mobo) video before installing a video card. Is that true? And if so, how can I do that on a computer with no video? I can't see anything.

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A:Installing New Video Cards on PC's With No Video

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After installing 7 i've noticed that i need a new video card to run some of the features (like screen savers and DVD maker). Since I didn't expect this and know nothing about video cards i was wondering if someone can point me to a card i can buy to make these work. I use a dell inspiron 1720 laptop

i get this little message in the help section:

"If you plan to buy a new video card, check the packaging to determine if the video card supports DirectX 9 or higher, and uses WDDM drivers."

A:Need new video card, but know nothing about video cards

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jakejjs


I use a dell inspiron 1720 laptop


If that laptop was originally configured with a PCI-E slot, and not just for integrated graphics, you could upgrade to a 8400M or a 8600M GT.

Otherwise, you may not be able to upgrade your video at all.

Documentation

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when i play videos on my laptop in WMP, i cant skip to somewhere on the bottom bar, it just resets the video, and all my videos say that its time is 0 in the library, how can i fix this its rather annoying.
 

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What is a good program that will display my video cards clock speed, memory speed, etc. I cant seem to find one.

Thanks.
 

A:Video Card Information....

i use sandra lite . tis free and you can get it here. i find it very useful.

http://www.sisoftware.net/index.html?dir=dload&location=sware_dl_3264&langx=en&a=

this is the home page

http://www.sisoftware.net/index.html
 

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Can anyone tell me the name of a site for video cards that has the same amount of information on even a little less than monitorwold.com?
 

A:Video Card Information.

But monitorwoRld is not a video card site!
 

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Hey guys, I have an HP elite m9340f. My question is, I was told that an NVIDIA GTX 260/280 will not fit because I don't have enough room/open PCI slots for the GPU.

My goals are to be able to play most if not all current video games on their highest graphics settings; for example I can play World of Warcraft with medium settings and still a tad bit of video card lag. Right now I have a GeForce 9500GS (does the job, but not well, and finally got one with a good fan).

I'm not sure what motherboard I have, but is there anything like an extension-cable that I could run the GTX externally or something? At this point I know I'd have to upgrade the power-supply, but if I need to do the motherboard in order to run the GTX, I'd probably go with a new case as well because it's pretty crammed in this one.

Here's a pic of my box:
Any other suggestions are welcome, I realize some of my goals may be unreachable with my limited budget. Thanks guys!
 

A:New video cards for HP

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http://store.yahoo.com/amamax/gefx57ag212d.html
http://www.imagestore.us/product.as...&dept_id=06-005
http://www.arsenalpc.com/Details.asp?ItemID=3115&Res=2

Alrighty, this is apparently what it comes down to. Which of these is the best? Thank you, it is almost done.

Oh, here's another. I'm guessing it's not as good though.
http://www.pcpartsohio.com/BookDetail.aspx?item_id=382
I'm a gamer.
 

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Assuming 2 video cards with the same specs: What is the difference between a PCI vid card and an AGP one?
 

A:Video cards

PCI bus runs 33mhz and is shared
AGP bus at 2x runs 66mhz dedicated.
Bus Freq Sampling Rate Bandwidth data Per ClockCycle) transfer
rate
PCI 33Mhz 1 33Mhz 133MB/s
AGP 1x 66Mhz 1 66Mhz 266MB/s
AGP 2x 66Mhz 2 133Mhz 512MB/s
AGP 4x 66Mhz 4 266Mhz 1GB/s

Much more bandwidth and transfer rate with an agp card. If you have an agp slot use agp.
 

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I have question:
I have an ATI All in Wonder PCIE and a ATI AIW NON PCIE Video cards
- my mobo has slots for both
-could I use both of them in this machine?
-I can't think of any harm it could do to try, BUT, if I was so darned experienced I doubt that I would be posting this!

Anybody have any suggestions?

A:Ati video cards

yahoodave, welcome to the forums.

As long as the driver for both are the same, I don't see it being a problem. If they both use a different driver then it probably won't work.

Seen it a lot with Windows 7 and cards from the same manufacturer (newer ATI with older ATI, or newer Nvidia with older Nvidia) where the newer card uses the new WDDM 1.1 driver and the older card doesn't. What happens is the driver from the older card cancels out the driver for the newer one.

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I'm sorry if the topic was already done, ive searched the site and no topics arised.

Ok, I've got 4 questions:

1. Which is better, a Geforce FX 5500 256mb or ATI Radeon 9550 256mb? Will they run on an AGP 4X slot? BTW I have an Asus P4V533 w/ AGP 4x that supports 3.3V and 1.5V. I've researched the Radeon's compatibility and it says that it supports AGP 2X, 4X and 8X with 3.3V, 1.5V and 0.8V respectively. Does that mean it automatically reconfigure itself when I put it on my computer?
2. I can't find the Nvidia's stats, so does it run on AGP 4X with 1.5V or 3.3V option or does it only support AGP 3.0?
3. Is this upgrade worth it? I curretly have GeForce 4 MX440 (yeah yeah I was a noob buying that piece of trash)
4. Concerning pixel shaders, can these two run pixel shader 3.0 games and above? (the motive of the question is to find out how long it takes before no games can be compatible to the card, even at minimum settings)

Concerning these questions, I am aware that:
1. the cards will cause a bottle neck to my PC.
2. I can't find a motherboard with AGP 8X that has a socket compatible with my P4 2.0 Ghz. Anyways can someone tell what socket is my P4 2.0 GHz?
3. I do not have enough money to buy the processor that comes if I buy a new motherboard. I'm still a college student and have no income whatsoever except allowance savings.
4. I badly need the new video card to run the new games I received from my birthday. They all ... Read more

A:Help about video cards...

Pleasing05 said:



Ok, I've got 4 questions:

1. Which is better, a Geforce FX 5500 256mb or ATI Radeon 9550 256mb? Will they run on an AGP 4X slot? BTW I have an Asus P4V533 w/ AGP 4x that supports 3.3V and 1.5V. I've researched the Radeon's compatibility and it says that it supports AGP 2X, 4X and 8X with 3.3V, 1.5V and 0.8V respectively. Does that mean it automatically reconfigure itself when I put it on my computer?

2. I can't find the Nvidia's stats, so does it run on AGP 4X with 1.5V or 3.3V option or does it only support AGP 3.0?

3. Is this upgrade worth it? I curretly have GeForce 4 MX440 (yeah yeah I was a noob buying that piece of trash)

4. Concerning pixel shaders, can these two run pixel shader 3.0 games and above? (the motive of the question is to find out how long it takes before no games can be compatible to the card, even at minimum settings)Click to expand...


1. ATI Radeon 9550 256mb will beat the crap out of the GeForce FX 5500 because it's a more recent card while the 5500 is still pretty old, Do you have 4x/x8 AGP or x2/x4? When you put the card into your system and install it right then it should work, If you need help with setting it up you know where to ask!

2. the nVidia stats I cant find either but you could try www.newegg.com and see if you find it there

3. Yes, It's worth the upgrade because the card is pretty cheap ( the ATI card ) and is still pretty good with the stuff it has, You could save... Read more

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Hello... I am looking to get a new PCI video card. No this is not PCI-X (i wish). Please help me choose the best video card for this PC. The specs for the computer are:
AMD Athlon 2400+ @2.00 ghz
1.50 GB of ram
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 video card
Unsure about PS.

Thank you your input

For complete specs go to:
http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Compaq-Presario-s4020wm-XP2400
 

A:AGP/PCI Video Cards

It says it has AGP. But it doesn't say whether it integrated AGP or if it has an dedicated AGP slot. Open the side of the box and see if it has a slot close to the CPU that is set back farther the the white PCI slots beside it.
 

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Is it possible to have 2 video cards running in 1 computer? like one for games (Glide, 3dfx) and the other one for whatever the computer might need it, like for resolutions...
 

A:2 video cards?

there is support for this in 98 and ME, and I think NT4 and 2000 will also let you do it. You can also run two monitors from one card with the Matrox 400/450 series cards, and some others. The real hard part is finding room for two monitors on your desk
 

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I'm upgrading my system and trying to decide on a video card. I'm looking at MSI's fx5600 vtdr128 or the fx5600 td256. Anybody have any experience with these cards or links to reviews. Thanks for the feedback.
Chris
 

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Which video card company is better NVideo OR Radeon
 

A:Video Cards

What do you like better, apples or oranges? They are both excellent if you buy the top end. They both stink if you buy the cheap ones. ATI has better driver support at this time. Hope that helps. That is all you will get from me on it. I have run the tops from both chip makers within the last 4 months.
 

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Hi i have a P4 2ghz running onboard msi video so obvoiusly i
need an update can anyone suggest a great vid card for under AUD$400
i want to use it for gaming and graphics editing

thankz
 

A:Video Cards

Welcome to TSG,

I would suggest you check out the various Radeon 9600 Cards - they vary according to manufacturer but the decent models give very good performance for your money. Price is from 99 up to 130.

You could start by going here :

http://www.tomshardware.com - And search 'Graphics Cards'.

Many reviews from '97 - up to the present time.

Also read at these sites :

http://www.hardocp.com

http://www.techimo.com

http://www.sharkyextreme.com
Have a good day.
 

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Hi Everyone,

I am getting a new computer and trying to figure out what video card I want. Can you tell me what would be the best card to buy from the last 3 new series cards from ATI 9600 series, 9700 series 9800 series. Or are there other better cards out there. I am into gaming mostly. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Mark
 

A:ATI Video cards

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I just bought a Soltek SL-75FRN-L motherboard. I'm looking for a Video card to go with it. Anyone have any suggestions? It has to be 4x or 8x and I'm leaning towards the Leadtek FX 5600 ultra. I have a Ti4200 card now but this MB won't support 2x. I would appreciate your ideas and input.

Thanks,
Chopperdoc
 

A:8x video cards

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-geforce6600 LE 128mb $200 (cheapest card i can find besides 6200)


-geforce6200 AGP 128mb $100

(no more pci express version available, certainly will not get the TC version, this is the cheapest card)


i don't have the money to get a super powerful 7800 or a 6800, and i cannot SHOP ONLINE, i buy them from the local pc hardware store

thanks.
 

A:these 2 video cards which one should i buy

The 6600 is better because it has 8 pixel-pipelines while the 6200 has only 4. Also, the 6200 has a 64-bit architecture while the 6600 has 128-bit. So the 6600 is a better bet for u. If u can get it however, try getting an Leadtek 6800 GT. It has 256 MB of memory and more performance than the above two cards combined and its available for around $200.
 

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As of now I have a a graphics unit that came embedded in the motherboard. I think its a GeForce 2 MX or something along those lines. Anyway I was wondering if a new card could be beneficial. How could it improve my system? I'm sort of new with computers and have a growing interest in upgrading the video card. If you have any info. or any cards to recommend that are affordable please let me know. Your help is appreciated. thanx
 

A:How can video cards help?

Most on-board video are of low quality and can go a long way to slowing your machine down. Most notably many of these cards use 'shared memory' which uses your system RAM to power the card and further dimish the speed of your system.

I would say almost any upgrade to an AGP video card would be a big improvement even for basic computing if you have <=256mg ram and an onboard video card.

If your into gaming then you may want to consider upgrading to one of the newer cards but I think almost any upgrade will be a big improvement.
 

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when i look at display adapters in device manager it shows:

-Radeon x300/x550 series
-Radeon x300/x550 series secondary

whats the secondary mean? i dont think i have 2 video cards but im not sure... and also why does t say x300/x550? which one do i have lol.
 

A:do i have 2 video cards?

It means you have one graphics card with multiple outputs. Look at the outputs to determine whether it is just a TV output or two DVI/VGA outputs.

It says x300/x550 because these two models share similar architecture and are part of the same grouping. They share the same driver. Start->Control Panel->Display then clicking advanced should provide you with some tabs to further explore exactly which card you have installed.
 

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I posted here a little bit ago talking about a Radeon 9800 Pro and a Geforce 6600GT.

Welp, I ended up getting the geforce 6600GT and then returning it due to horrible performance. Then I bought the 9800 Pro. It is offering better performance but not by much. Which leads me to think that I have a bottleneck of some sort.

Anyone have any ideas of what I should look at? right now I am thinking Ram or the 350W Power Supply...(been suspicious of the PS for a while).

Are there any bios settings that would effect this? These are my computer specs:

AMD Athlon XP 2800+
512Mb PC3200 DDR Ram
120 Gig 7200 RPM IDE WD HardDrive
ASUS A7N8X-X
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro
350 W Power Supply

I had the memory frequency set to 200mhz and then tried downclocking it and turning up the CAS Latency settings. Neither seemed to do much. I ran Memtest86 and it found no errors in my memory but the CAS latency was originally set to 3-3-3-8.
 

A:video Cards

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I was wondering if anyone can help me.
I have a video card in my computer it is a NVIDIA VANTA/VANTA LT
I also have not in the computer, but also VANTA/TNT2M64 video card.
Which is the better card?
And is either one of them equal to or better than a GFORCE 2?
I have a program I want to run, but I must have a gforce to or better card.

Thank you
Tammy
 

A:video cards

Off those two choices the TNT2M64 is the more powerful adapter. However, it is not comparable to a Geforce2. It is not even comparable to the original Geforce line.
 

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What are the pro's and con's of the interface methods used by Video Cards ... Which of AGP or PCI is considered to be the most preferable and why? ... just trying to upgrade my knowledge bank ... .
jonuck.
 

A:AGP or PCI for Video Cards

PCI is old style, and obviously the slowest. Pro - you can pretty much use this type of card in any computer, new or old. However, these cards are going the way of the dinosaur, and struggle with newer games, even at low graphic settings.

Next is AGP 4x, somewhat faster. Pretty common with lots of options to choose from. You can typically pick one up pretty cheap, too. However, with the increasing popularity of AGP 8x and PCI-express, these types are slowly phasing out. Expect to see them around for a while yet, though.

Followed by AGP 8x, faster again. Alot of very high-performance cards in this category. Many options to choose from and these cards are pretty reasonably priced. Not many cons here, as 8x offers excellent performance in new games.

The latest technology is PCI-Express - this is much faster than even AGP 8x. PCI-X are screaming-fast, but at a cost. These cards are typically the most expensive, but you get what you pay for.
 

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which is better, a NX6600 GT 128MB DDR3 or a NX6600 256MBDDR2?
 

A:Video cards

The 6600gt is better.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&model1=541&model2=540&chart=196
 

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