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Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

Q: Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

Ok so, I've got a Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512mb ram.

Im doing an upgrade due to my lack of a video card and sufficient ram for games. *I'm upgrading strictly for gaming*
I'm adding ram, going to have a total of 2gigs. Did it on crucial and it should work fine.
Now as many of you already know the Dimension 3000 only has PCI video card slots. So, I did some research and found the best possible card for my mobo. (At least I think) The x1550:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103031
And just recently I saw this:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8982
But can't find it anywhere in stores, could someone show me where that is available? To my knowledge that would be better than the x1550, right?
Also, what kind of Shaders and Vertex shaders do these have?

Well assuming I'm getting the x1550 how do I determine if the video card is compatible with my monitor? *This is my main concern*

Another question, again assuming I'm getting the x1550, I see the recommended PSU is 420W. Now, my original dell PSU is a 250W. So I'm convinced theres no way I'll be running this card without a PSU upgrade. I went to pcpower cooling's site, went to the compatible PSU's for my dimension 3000 and found this:
http://www.pcpower.com/Dell/Dimension/Dimension-3000.html

I've read about alot of PSU's falsely stating the wattage due to some rubbish about the ampage on the 12v rail or something, can someone notify me if this is a legit card for my system?
Also do I absolutely need the PSU upgrade or should I get the video card and see if it will run without it first? Thanks to whoever reads this and can answer my questions.

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A: Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

Google your PC and said you have a 250 Watt power supply (may be true or not but hey..its Cnet that said it) On Newegg it said that the 1550 needs a 420 watt or greater...From those numbers well...You'll need a new power supply. Or you can just upgrade =D

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Ok so, I've got a Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512mb ram.

Im doing an upgrade due to my lack of a video card and sufficient ram for games. *I'm upgrading strictly for gaming*
I'm adding ram, going to have a total of 2gigs. Did it on crucial and it should work fine.
Now as many of you already know the Dimension 3000 only has PCI video card slots. So, I did some research and found the best possible card for my mobo. (At least I think) The x1550:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103031
And just recently I saw this:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8982
But can't find it anywhere in stores, could someone show me where that is available? To my knowledge that would be better than the x1550, right?
Also, what kind of Shaders and Vertex shaders do these have?

Well assuming I'm getting the x1550 how do I determine if the video card is compatible with my monitor? *This is my main concern*

Another question, again assuming I'm getting the x1550, I see the recommended PSU is 420W. Now, my original dell PSU is a 250W. So I'm convinced theres no way I'll be running this card without a PSU upgrade. I went to pcpower cooling's site, went to the compatible PSU's for my dimension 3000 and found this:
http://www.pcpower.com/Dell/Dimension/Dimension-3000.html

I've read about alot of PSU's falsely stating the wattage due to some rubbish about the ampage on the 12v rail or something, can so... Read more

A:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

I am also using Dell Dimension 3000, and I upgraded all Video Card, RAM and PSU already, so I think I can help you a little bit here.

First, which games do you want to play? Because if you want to play newest games, then I'm sorry, you will have to buy a whole new computer. X1550 and 2gb of DDR RAM won't help you anymore.

Second, as far as I know, X1550 is the best for PCI now, but X1300 is really slightly behind. Many people believe they are the same. You can easily buy X1300 from newegg. You bought mine with $20.00 cheaper from eBay, but I guess money is not really your problem anyway.

Third, I have used X1300 and FX5500 and didn't see any problem with Dell Monitor at all. The only thing you need to be careful if you decide to buy X1300 is that there are two kind of X1300. Don't buy the Small Factor version because it is made for special kind of computer, and it won't fit into your case. The one you should buy look like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129062

Fourth, even though many people suggest that we should only use Dell PSU because the other PSU won't fit into the case, I am actually using this one of Antec: http://reviews.pricegrabber.com/power-supplies/m/601582/
It fits perfectly.
And yes, PSU upgrade is a good idea. I believe my system is working very well, so you should have at least 350W PSU. DON'T buy cheap PSU.

Fifth, you may knew already since you've used cruical website ... Read more

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I'm thinking about getting a 9800 GTX and a quad core processor, so what power supply should I get(wattage). Also, does the processor really affect what type of PSU I should get or is it just the video card?
 

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Ok, i'm currently trying to build a computer and i am having trouble figuring out which power supply to use for my Asus 8800GT. I've asked other Tech forums, and they all have told me the same thing, but the reviews on the product contradict what they are telling me.

I am looking at a hard drive from a company called hec (Orion). Other forums have told me that i should avoid this company and that it is junk.

Since i can't link the PSU that I am thinking about buying (not enough posts )...ill give you the brand name and you can check it on Newegg.com

hec HP585D RETAIL 585W ATX12V Power Supply

This review is the one that really caught me attention and had me confused

Pros: I bought this power supply so I could use my eVGA 8800GT. I was really pessimistic thinking I could find a suitable power supply for my card at a cheap price. Man, was I wrong. This thing is a trooper. It does everything it was supposed to with no problems at all. Glad I bought it after all. I overclock my processor and graphics card as well, and this power supply doesn't falter at all.
Cons: None.

Now i understand that i shouldn't be cheap about my PSU, but honestly i don't want to spend 50 or more dollars on this if there is one cheaper that will do the job.

Can somebody PLEASE help me out with this, by letting me know if this will do the job. And instead of just telling me it's a piece of junk, please show me what is good within my price ra... Read more

A:Question regarding a power supply, video card

get a cooler master 660Wats it will run it all it also has the graphics power connector for SLI
 

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I am planing to get this power supply: Newegg.ca - XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply
with 2 of these video cards: Newegg.ca - PowerColor AX6970 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Has enough power for them but someone said to me that it don't have enough 6pins to support them since both Video cards require 2x6pin adapters

One thing I have issues with is telling how much pins/what pins a CPU comes with even when it shows list:
SO here's a list of pins:
1 x Main connector (20+4-pin)
1 x 4+4-pin ATX 12V
1 x 8-pin EPS12V
8 x Peripheral
8 x SATA
2 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E

and here is the required pins:
6 pin / 8 pin x 2

from what I seen n read, there should be but I want to make 100% sure :3

A:Power Supply + video card question

the connectors you are after are the4x PCI-E connectors.

They should be 6 pin with an additional optional 2 pins hanging off the side.

might i ask why you think you need 2 6970 cards? one is about the most powerful single cored card you can get and will max out anything easily, so 2 will be pointless. Bit like buying a Ferrari just to drive to the local corner shop...

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I'm in the process of building my first PC. I just received my power supply today (Corsair 620W). It has four listings for 12V (+12V1, +12V2, +12V3, and -12V), the first three of which are rated at 18 Amps and the last at 0.8 Amps. My video card is a Sapphire x1950XT, which, according to some reviews on newegg, requires 20-30 Amps. I looked on Sapphire's website, but I couldn't find an exact requirement.

So my question is, am I likely to run into trouble with this PSU / Video card combination? I really thought this PSU had a higher amperage than 18... I guess I read something wrong when ordering it. I did find some reviews of people running 1950Pro's with this Corsair PSU.

Also, I really don't understand the rails and what all of that means, so could someone post a quick explanation or direct me to an article that would explain the basics of a PSU? I've tried looking at some sites that I know (ie - Tom's Hardware), but I've had trouble finding an article to explain the basics to me.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Power Supply / Video Card Question

Hi,

PSUs can be very confusing... the Important amps you need to know are on the +12v rail (rails)... now that Corsiar 620w PSU has three rails marked at 18a each.. so you might think.. "oh I have a total of 54amps.. becuase there are three rails at 18amps each.. right?"

Nope.... that just means that each individual rail is rated for a maximuim of 18amps each.. thats thier limit lets say.

If you look at the sticker on the side of the power supply, you can see that the 620w is divieded between all the different rails. the +3.3v & +5v have 170w dedicated to them.. the three +12v rails have 430w deidcated to them, and the -12v & +5vsb have the remaining 20w dedicated to them.

You take the 430 watts going to the +12v rails and divide that number by 12.. this gives you the total sustainable amps on the 12v rails.. which comes out to 35.8 amps.. so we'll say its 35amps even.

So, if your X1950XT requires 20-30 amps, then that power supply will be fine. The Corsiar 620w is a very nice power supply and you shouldnt worry that you made the wrong chioce, when in fact you made a great choice.. good job!

Basically they split the rails for saftey reasons.. they decided that there should not be more then 20amps on any given +12v rail... haveing said that, they still sell power supplies with a large single rail, but these usually have more heavy-duty over current protections and such... which makes them more exspensive.

I hope this helps,
Wasper
 

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i upgraded my video card to a ati radeon 9800 from a geforce 4 mx 440.

ati says i need a 300w power supply, my pc has a 250w.

the only devices hooked up to my power supply are two cd drives(one dvd-rw, one cd-rom) the floppy drive, and the hard drive. and i guess the motherboard is included right?

i disconnected the cd-rom drive since i dont use it much.

would there still be a problem? everything seems fine so far.
 

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I am currently thinking about purchasing an EVEREX gPC3 Sempron computer and had a few questions about some things. First off, I need to know if this RAM would work with the computer: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Channel-P...ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1230244237&sr=1-1
Secondly, I own a eVGA GeForce FX 5500 video card that requires a power supply of 250W, but the factory default is only 200W. I was looking at a 450W upgrade, but need to know if it would even work with it. http://www.amazon.com/DiabloTek-400...5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1230244094&sr=1-5
I do plan on putting XP Pro on it, so OS issues are not a problem.
Thanks for the help, and have a Merry Christmas!
 

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Hi,


I have a Gateway GT 5082 ( Athlon 64 X2 , 2ghz flavor) I believe I have 2 problems if I want to purchase a decent video card. The stock power supply i believe is only 300W. Probably need around 400W to power a good video Card.

It comes with a PCI Express slot but even if I had the recommended power supply I really dont see an empty slot on the motherboard to put in the power connection from a new video card ( such as the nVidia 7950 GT ).


Do they sell external power supplies that I could run indepently of my computer and just power a video card? It would seem like a pain in the *** to replace the oem power supply so let me know what you think!

Yes I know there is an inherently 3rd problem the fact that I purchased a gateway haha... but just looking for some solutions here.

Thanks
 

A:Video Card External Power Supply Question

Welcome to Techspot jnava121 :wave: ! Yes, the do make dedicated psu's, although the only one I know of is made by thermaltake, which I have due to a similar issue. If you live in the U.S., then look Here. Don't be thrown off by the wattage, becuase this thing will power up to a GeForce 8800GTS. Yes, it should also power a 7950GT as well. Good luck!
 

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I have a OCZ 500W power supply, but it doesn't have the 6-pin connector my ATI 5750 needs. Alright, so I have the splitter included with my card that splits the 6-pin into 2 Molex plugs. I'm pretty sure I need both of those plugged in, but I'm unsure of the orientation of the wires. I took a picture of how I *think* it should be set up:

So you can see the longer end will connect to my PSU with the 6-pin, and the shorter end, also with the 6-pin, will connect to my GPU. My question is if the end coming from the PSU is right. The cable coming from the PSU end doesn't actually "split" into 2 Molex plugs. It goes to one Molex, then continues to another Molex, and then continues to a plug, that I can't identify.

I'm assuming this is right because my PSU is "SLI Ready", and it has two of the cables you see in the picture (the longer one), meaning one for each card. Sorry if this is confusing, but I really don't want to damage anything
 

A:Solved: Question about connecting power supply to video card.

I can answer the plug you don't recognize part for you. It is a Floppy drive Power Plug. Did your PSU come with a manual?
 

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Hello, im thinking about buying a AWESOME tweaked out system from www.yetipc.com and i have a OS question...

I intented to install 4-8 OS's on this computer, mainly:
windows XP (SP1 baby!)
windows 2000 pro
windows 2000 advanced server (or maybe just server)
windows 98SE
Linux (And redhat)
Solaris

Now i know that'll be quite a job to get all those baby's to boot correctly, but it's been a dream of mine for awhile... and with 500GB space, who cares

Anyway, i was wondering about Game / Program compatiblity on 2000. Will most programs that run on NT (isn't NT XP?), run on 2000 pro?

I've been wondering about this for awhile. I've seen most programs run on 2000 pro, (it's a awesome fast OS ).

If games / most programs run fine with 2000 pro, i think i'll use it as my main OS. And of course, For my shiny new server comp

So any know about this?
 

A:OS Compatiblity question

2000 is NT 5.0 and XP is NT 5.1. But there is not complete compatibility among these OS's. 2000 and XP are closer relatives than NT and 2000, for example. But with XP's Compatibility Mode, you can run NT apps just like they were on NT. I don't think 2000 has that ability.

Overall, I would say that with that many OS's, you should be able to run just about anything. But I think you'd find XP quite a bit faster than 2000 if all the themes and eye-candy were disabled and it was run with the 2000 GUI.

The biggest problems you'll find with compatibility will be trying to run 9x family apps on NT machines, and vice versa. XP has a 95, 98, 2000, ME, and NT compatibility modes.
 

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Hey guys I was planning a building a new computer and I was wondering if an Intel E2160 will work with this motherboard: ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Thanks
 

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I was having some memory issues with this GP7-650 Gateway computer. I have discovered that WinXP can often be very particular about memory; whereby WinXP will not install and gave numerous error messages; even though after installation, the problematic memory will sometimes work. I do have various memory that were for Apple computers laying around that are labeled as PC100. I have this 128mb Micron memory with US APPLE, PC100-322-620 that just would not work during WinXP installation, yet another 64mb PC-100-322-620 that was non-Apple labeled was finally able to install WinXP without numerous error messages. But I do see this PC100-322-620 often labeled as for Apple Computers like thei Mac, etc. Yet after I installed WinXP with this PC100 64mb, the Micron 128 did work. But then I was curious as to why the 64mb PC100 gave the message: serial presence device (spd) device data missing or inconclusive do you wish to boot at 100mhz bus speed ; properly programmed SPD device is required for reliable operation; yet the Micron 128mb did not. How important is this SPD on a memory chip? Also, apparently, other forms of Apple memory do not work like the Kingston KTA-G3/256 definitely caused problems, though it worked to some extent. Any insight into any of these issues? Basically, I'm just trying to get this Gateway to get the right memory without spending too much money. The gateway chat person said that all it required was PC100 SDRAM; the web site called for: 128-MB 100Mhz 64Bit... Read more

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hello, ho can u switch form an installed videocard to an on-motherboard video card? help plz
 

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I'm looking to get a video card for my Pavilion  p7-1254 and I'm wondering what cards are compatible?

A:Video card compatiblity with p7-1254

Hi, Please check the following post    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-graphics-card-on-my-HP... Regards.

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Hello all,

i know somebody who owns a portege R830-1C8. He asked me, if my notebook RAM is compatible with his notebook.

Actually he has inside the notebook 2gb 1Rx8 PC3-10600S-09-11-B2.

My RAM is 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-12-F2.1600.

Can he use my RAM?

Thx and greetz

A:Toshiba Portege R830-1C8 RAM compatiblity question

Both are PC3, but not sure about the speed difference.
It may work, give it a try.

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Hi,

Going by the specs of my PCs power pack (included photograph of the power pack below) will my PC manage OK with a graphics card that requires a 300 watt power supply and 30.5 watt max power consumption?

I'm particularly interested in the 30.5 watt max power consumption.

Thanks

I'm hoping to get it very soon (if it will work OK) so any quick answers would be really great !
 

A:Graphics card power question?

I would replace the power supply. While liteon make fairly good Optical drives sometimes, their power supplies are really not high quality, and you only have 19A on the +12Vdc rail and a limit of 268W devided up between the +12Vdc and +5V rails. You should look at something from OCZ, Corsair, Antec, in 500 550 w range.
 

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Which one is faster, Geforce 6800 GS AGP 256mb card or X1400 Radeon Hypermemory 256mb? What is the equivalent of X1400 Radeon in Nvidia?
 

A:Video card question

anyone????
 

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Hi. I am looking to get a new video card for my Dell 4600. I would mostly use it for lower end computer games such as Civ4 and the Total War series. I am unsure of what to get. I am currently looking at the HIS H130HMH128EN Radeon X1300 HyperMemory 512MB. Is this a good card? I am looking for a card under $100. Also, does anyone know anything about OCZ brand memory? I am looking to upgrade that as well.

I have a Dell Dimension 4600 pc with a 3.2Ghz proc. I currently have 512 of ram on it, but am going up to 1.5gb.
Thanks.
 

A:Video Card Question

Hi, welcome to this great site. the ati x1300 would be a good choice for moderate gaming. just dont let the 512mb of memory fool you as its only DDR2(not as fast as DDR3) but should be more than adequate to play the games you want. as far as the ocz brand for memory, its a good choice, i personally have never tried it as i just made the switch from a generic to Corsair. From looking at reader reviews on some websites, OCZ seems to be a good buy. check out Newegg, they have a good selection. just match it up with what your mobo can support.
 

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I've heard rumors that newer ATI cards don't work on evga motherboards.

I got a evga nForce 680i motherboard and was wondering if this card would work on it.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27463&promoid=1087

If it wouldn't or if you think it's a bad video card could you suggest one out of these two for me?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=23716&promoid=1087

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27328&promoid=1087

Thank you.
 

A:Video card question

I haven't heard anything about them not working on EVGA boards. I don't see why they wouldn't work, try to google it though.

As for the video card go for it. Best bang for the buck IMO, and you can OC it like hell. I have a 3870 and it's nice. You may want to up to a 3870 just because.
 

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Hi All, would appreciate any help or advice on this! I have an older Dell Optiplex, GX 270.2046 memory, 500 gb HD. I would like to greatly improve the video, if possible what type of video card do I need to fit the slots on the board?? Seems like the video is now built into the MB. If this is possible, besides what type of card, any recommendations on brand, memory on it, etc. The processor is 3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4. Thanks!!
 

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i have a NF7-s and i needed a video card as a temp. for like month (thats when im getting a 9800xt) so i bought a ATI Rage PRO TURBO 3D for 5bucks

ok fine but when i was reading my manul it says that the NF7-s will not run
3.3 volt video cards only 1.5 and 0.8 (i think) so im like UH-OH
my problem is how do i find out how many volts it uses?

it sounds like im up $%!^ creek with out a paddle huh?

what do you think?
 

A:Video Card Question?

It's a 3.3volt card as referenced here. http://www.ati.com/support/manualpdf/online.pdf
 

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I recently bought a new video card (as I was to start playing wow) Anyway I bought a 6600GT AGP. Upgraded from 5200. When I installed the card I noticed.... little differance other then a SLIGHT FPS increase. Now I was wondering. Is it possible that my MotherBoard could be causing this problem. Its not a very nice one not trying to diss the people at Epox but for me this board isnt runing well at all 8K9AI. I expearianced major driver problems and a plethera of other things. but back to the topic.

Would a new motherboard ( A nice one ) possibly enhance my Video Card Preformance. If so please explain why because someone I know doesnt think that would change a thing
 

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will the ATI Radeon 9600xt be a good video card to play games?
i can't afford a 9800 xt right now..
im not a hardcore gamer but i do have some games i would like
to play Max Payne1/2,Need for speed,and Soul reaver
if it would play these games that would be great

heres my setup
AMD 2800
Volcano 12 HS/FAN
NF7-S MoBo
WD 120gig HD
Corsair XMS 256 pc4000
and just orderd an Antec PS
(this is why i can't afford it LOL)
if i can add the 9600xt and run these games that would be great

Also is there a HUGE differnce between the 9800xt and the 9600xt?
 

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Do they make video cards with an S video port so one could hook it up to their TV? If so, where could I find one?

thx
 

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Ok...my friend is giving me is couple year old video card if i want it...but i don't know if it is even better then the one i already have so does anybody know if it's better. I have all the names of the cards below

My current card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller

My friend's card: VISIONTEK NV996.0 RIVA TNT2

...yeah i know...they are both old but i'm getting my friend's for free so even if it's a little better then i'll get it...and if you don't know for certain then could you tell me if you THINK it might be better...thanks in advance
 

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so at the moment i have a

INTEL(R) EXTREME GRAPHICS 2 REPORT


Report Date: 05/28/2008
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 16:07:14
Driver Version: 6.14.10.4299
Operating System: Windows XP* Home Edition, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 1021 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 1 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 96 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 5 MB
Processor: x86
Processor Speed: 2660 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 2572
Device Revision: 02

crappy i know i was hoping to to upgrade to

Visiontek Radeon 2400 Pro Video Card - 256MB DDR2, PCI (was gonna post link but i cant due not having 5 post anyhow it was on tigerdirect)

but the question i was wondering wouldnt it just be better to completely remove the old video card and just use the new one? also does anyone see any problems about me running this video card? i dont know much about video cards can u overclock it like u can with ram?
 

A:Video card question

Unless you are talking about some other card than the Intel Extreme Graphics, you can't remove it because it is built into the motherboard. You shouldn't have any problems using this Radeon card but without knowing more than the sketchy information you provided it is hard to say for certain.
 

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I have a S3 Trio 3D/2X video card with 4MB of memory, it uses a AGP slot, but it has only 2 "plugs", one short one followed by a long one. I want to upgrade to a card with more Video ram, so I searched for cards with AGP slots, the problem is, all of those cards have 3 "plugs", which looks very different from mying. I think they may not work with my motherboard. Is there different kinds of AGP slots?
 

A:Question concerning video card!

Agp is for accelerated graphics port. It has been the same size since its introduction. are you sure that yours is currently a agp card. The are 3 major kinds of slots. the lighter brown, agp, white is normally pci and the dark brown are isa. in that order.
 

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Hello well ive installed geforce 6600 into one of my computers and it works great but i dont know if this is normal i get 56 (c) on the gpu core tempature when i run a game is this normal??? or should i try and get another heatsink for it reply back.
 

A:Video card question

Yes, that's normal.
 

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Alright, right now I have the BFG Geforce 5500 pci video card in my comp. Is there any other pci video card out there that is better than this card? I really would like to know because I cant run F.E.A.R on my comp. I have been looking at a Geforce 6200 pci video card, but I dont know if that is any better.
 

A:Video Card Question

a 6200 is better, but it's still PCI. you may be able to play it on a 6200 but only at low settings.

to be able to play newer games like FEAR at any decent quality level you will need a video card that is better than anything available to PCI. this will obviously involve replacing the motherboard at the very least.
 

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So I bought a used video card to replace the exact same one I have now to see if it would solve a few issues I have been having. Well, as luck would have it the video card doesn't work. The screen was all pixelated. In fact, it was as soon as I turned on the computer that the BIOS screen was all messed up. So I immediately press and held the power button turning off my computer and replaced the GPU to my current one. Thus far everything is fine like normal. But my question is: what are the chances a bad GPU damaging your motherboard slot or PSU?

When I had the used card in the computer and booted up I heard a faint beep. I don't know where that came from. Certainly wasn't my motherboard speaker as that's louder. Do GPU's have a built-in speaker? This is a GTX 560 TI.
 

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okay well I just got a new Asus M3n78 Pro Mobo that has on board NVIDIA Ge Force 8300, Now on my old MoBo i had my BFG NVIDIA GeForce 6200 OC with 256mb ddr memory so i was wandering if it would be worth installing on this mobo or should i stick with onboard?
 

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I have a Windows Xp Computer that has started having issues. The other day I bought a game Spotlight Fever I installed on my computer. I tried to play it when I noticed it would not play. I found out it was the video card that was installed. I pulled an ATI Radeon 9200 series PCI 128MB from another computer and put it into the computer I wanted to play the game and that is when this current issue came up. After an hour or so my came freezes I hear repeating sound from the game and then I see the same message you see on my monitor when you shut down your computer (Please Check Your Video Connection).

I have put the old card back in and played a game I could play with that card and nothing happens the games I am able to play run ok.

Can anyone tell me what could be going on?
 

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It sounds like to me that the ATI Radeon is not compatible with the game.
 

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Hi! I am new here. I just upgraded my graphics card from a GF2 MX440 to a MSI GF4 Ti4200 VTD8x card and have a couple of questions. First, when I installed it, everything seemed fine until I smelt something burning. It persisted for a couple of minutes but my computer didn't freeze when I was testing the card out with graphic intensive games. But then my desktop froze on me. I opened it up and rechecked it it was firmly connected to the AGP slot and it was, I also tried to smell the burning to see where it was but couldn't. Rebooted her up again and everything seemed fine. The fan on the card functioned. Did I burn/damaged my VGA card? And when I click on display properties from my desktop and select my Vcard information is says it only has 32 mb SDRam, when this card is suppose to have 128 mb DDRam, is my card defective? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Here is my specs: Dell Dimension 8100, P4 1.3ghz, MSI GF4 Ti4200 VTD8x, 512mb RDRam pc800.
 

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WinXP? could just be a driver issue, dont' believe that infinite loop thing has been completely cleared up yet.

as far as the smell, if the fans were working you most likely didn't burn anything, sometimes new electronics smell wierd when you first get them hot. I wouldn't be concerned unless it freezes a lot with different drivers. for your ram - what does it say when the computer boots? if it says 32 then I'd be concerned.
 

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I need to know if my video card can support Hardware T&L. I have Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 on my computer. From what I have already read, it has been standard for a while now. Can anyone tell me, or tell me where I would look for a definitive answer. Thanks in advance.
 

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No, it doesn't have Hardware T&L, its a low entry Netbook GPU solution from Intel so whats standard in ATI/AMD and nVidia GPU's for laptops and desktops isn't always found here.
 

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Hi guys,
I've finally worked out mainly from help here on techguy the specifications of my PC and PSU.
I have dell inspiron 530, it has a free PCI-e 16x slot, the PSU is rated at 300W, 12V and 18amps.

I'm going to buy a video card, which would be best to get that would run on my system?
the two I had looked at were the 8600GT and the 7800GT. would these be compatible?
(I'm aiming to spend on a failry small budget)

And one final question, I currently have an integrated Intel GMA 3100 graphics system, would i have to remove this before putting the new one in or could it just be left?

thanks for all your continued help at tech guy,

tom8675
 

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Been tryig to play Batttlefield 2 with this machine of mine that is getting pretty old. It is a Barton 2600 XP on a MSI K7N2 MB, with an ATI 9600 video card. Looks like I am going to get an AMD 64 3700 processor on an Asus socket 939 motherboard with PCI express 16 graphics capability. Looking at some video cards on e-bay and at Pricewatch. Looks like the ATI X800 is more expensive than the X1300, which I don't understand. I know $200 is about all I can afford for the video card. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

Jim
 

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http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=7203&sid=PP3F2LNVUP308JWPMVFFUSN0PG6PC4AD

i was going to buy that card the 9800 pro 128 megabyte and the price is a little cheap, so i was wondering if it was the same thing as the 9800 pro 256mb(formerly the top of the line for ati, replaced by 9800xt) except it has only 128mb. the reason i am asking is because there are so many different graphic cards out there like the 9800se which you think would be a really good card but can barely keep up with the 9600 pro. same with the 5900xt and 5900se.
 

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Any ideas as to why Aero works on Vista but does not work properly on Win 7? It is an on-board video card.

Thx
 

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hi here is one reason http://www.aeroxp.org/board/index.php?showtopic=12111and this may be worth trying http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/13/hack-to-force-enable-aero-in-windows-7/
 

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Hi,

I've got an MSI Ti4200 (VTD8x) AGP video card. The fan is fried on this thing and it gets hot enough without it to fry an egg inside my computer. Problem is that the fan is integrated onto the metal piece which wraps around the card it self. If you take off the metal plate and fan assembly, you leave chips wide open with heatsink gel exposed. Will this hurt anything if I take it off and somehow rig a case fan up inside to blow directly onto the card? I found a way to make the fan blow straight on it, but I really need the metal plate and fan assembly removed before I can make it work properly. Just curious as to how this needs to be done. I paid $150 for this card and it runs all my games perfectly. I hate to buy another one just because the fan has failed. Thanks for any input.

Chris
 

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Get yourself a replacement cooler:

NewEgg

The card probably won't live long without one, and you may well start to encounter heat related running problems.
 

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I HAVE A COMPUTER WITH 1.6GHZ, 32MB BUILT IN VIDEO CARD, AND 256MB SDRAM.

I WANT TO UPGRADE MY COMPUTER WITH A NEW AGP VIDEO CARD. I WANT TO KNOW IF I COULD PUT A VIDEO CARD THAT CONTAINS DDR MEMORY EVEN THOUGH MY MOTHERBOARD USES SDRAM?

PLEASE HELP, I AM GOING TO BUY A VIDEO CARD VERY SOON

QUESTION #2
IS THE RESOLUTION AND QUALITY PRETTY GOOD WHEN VIDEO CARDS ARE CONNECTED TO A TELEVISION?

THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER.
 

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First of all, welcome to Techspot!
Please refrain from typing in full capital letters, most of the members here find it very annoying.

I cant see a reason why you cant use an AGP video card with DDR Ram in a PC running with SDRAM. It will work offcourse. So its a thums up for me.
 

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What would be a better investment

2 of these in crossfire:
1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

or 1 of these as single cards
1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150327
2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130433

Thanks.
 

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i have an ati radeon 9800. it SHOULD have 256mb memory, correct? it's at 128 though, so i don't know what the deal is. how can i boost it up to 256?
 

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It doesn't necessarily have to have 256MB of memory, there are 128MB versions as well. If you happen to have the 128MB version then there is nothing you can do short of buying the 256MB Radeon 9800 version.

You've checked DXDIAG(Start -> Run -> type DXDIAG) to see how much memory it has right?
 

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Our kids computer keeps saying check video cable connection. I tried hooking it up to another monitior and same thing .I am assuming I need to buy a new video card . Does it matter which one I get. It is a hp pavilion 6640c running win 98 se ,384 mb ram, 30 gb Hard drive and I believe the processor is 500mhz . It is not hooked to the internet the kids need it to type up their reports for school and such . Geeeeeez what ever happened to writing it with pen ????
Thanks
Cassie
 

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Okay quick question about the diff between ATI and Nvidia cards.

Does anyone tested or seen how well the 6200 or 6600 not the GT work in games like half life 2 or doom. Same with the radeon series from the 9600XT on up. I've been wondering about that for some time as my friend wants something that can handle those 2 me personally I suggested the 6600GT and he wasn't hearing it.
 

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i play d3 on a 5900 !
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1714&page=10
 

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I was wondering, what is the equivalent speed/performance of Geforce 6800GS AGP (unlocked pipelines to 16) to ATI Radeon Products?
 

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