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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi can some one tell me which video card is better:

The ATI Hd 4550 or the ATI HD 5450

Thanks in advance
 

A:Video Cards

The 4550 has better performance overall but it doesn't have DirectX11 support so those games with DirectX11 will suffer from lower performance (as far as I am aware)

Jack-O-Bytes
 

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I want to upgrade my video card (GeForece 440MX)...
wich one of these would you guys suggest?

1. REFURBISHED: POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600 PRO 128MB DDR DVI+CRT+TV 8X AGP for $80

2. "ATI RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB AGP 8X TVO/DVI Video Card" one of my neihgboors is selling it for $140-$150

3. REFURBISHED: ROSEWILL RADEON 9600 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "RW9600-128D" for $66

Thanks guys, also consider the price... i mean i would not mind saving some extra dollars.
 

A:Help on Video cards!

the obvious choice would be the 9700 pro, providing your nieghbour hasn't trashed it
having said that. one of my mates bought the 9600 pro (make sure its not AIW) and it's very good value for money
he plays HalfLife 2/CS:S, BF1942, BF:V, UT2004 all with pretty decent settings and no problems what so ever so if you're tight for a few quid then....

i personally wouldn't even consider the refurbished 9600 non-pro
 

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I just replaced ny CRT with a LCD. Both are Samsung products.
My installed video card is a GRFORCe4 mx440se 64mb with TV out.
My friend has offered me what he claims is a better card - 3DFORCE 2MX-64.
First he does not have the driver software and I was unable to track one down on the XEXforce.com website. I also tried to post a question to their forum with no luck.
I would like to know:
Which of the two cards would be most suitable for me?
Is ther a better video card for me considering I don;t play games and the only movies I watch are those video clips which arruve via email?
My quest started when I was complaining about some pixilation in the enlarged view of Windoes Media Player. this has been somewhat alleviated with the upgrade to version 10.
Thank You
 

A:vIDEO cARDS

You have a Geforce4 MX440SE 64MB and he has a GeForce2 MX400 64MB. I think you have the better and newer card.

FYI: www.nvidia.com has the latest Nvidia driver that works on all Geforce cards so the disk is not required. If you want you can download the latest driver as it both the cards use the same driver package. Newer drivers may improve performance and quality.

And LCD panels workk best at a certain resolution that is specified by the manufacturer. Usually its 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024 on some newer larger LCD panels. If you screen resolution is set lower then that, say 800 x 600, then the result will be less then perfect.
 

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Heya!

Simple but still a pending question of mine. My board which supports the i7 chip has two graphics card slots. I have a slightly newer card...nvidia. I also have an older card...also nvidia. Basic question is if I plug in the older card as well as the newer one, will the older card still add a boost to my graphics ability/speed? I figure no, but I wanted to ask. Thank you!

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114370 MB, Free - 31388 MB; E: Total - 715370 MB, Free - 478633 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z77-HD3
Antivirus: 360 Total Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Can I use 2 different Video Cards?

i dont think so, the newer card would automatically clock itself down to match the specifications of the slower card therefore you will be wasting the newer, presumably faster card. It is always best to have the exact same specifications of card.
 

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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
 

A:MSI Video Cards

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What do you all think about this graphics card vs. the other cards that are in this price point?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130611

I would be using Cinema 4D, VectorWorks and OpenGL, so if there are any cards that taylor to those that would be nice as well.

Thanks,

Dan
 

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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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Is the board AGP, or PCIe?

If it's an Athlon, not Athlon64, it'll be AGP and your choices are limited.
 

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