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

A:question on switching installed video card and thse form an on-motherboard video card

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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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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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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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what is better NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4650
 

A:Yet another video card question....

It seems that the Nvidia one is better by just a margin.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4650.13883.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-9600M-GT.9449.0.html

Look at the core clock, Shader clock, And Memory Clock.

Jack-O-Bytes

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/840296-100-charrity-auction.html
 

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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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Hi I just got a Geforce 9800 gx2 video card. while trying to install it I noticed a problem. At the front of my computer is a kind of metal shelf. My hard drive sits on this shelf. The problem is that this shelf is too high above the mother board so I can't plug my video card into it. My video card is forced to sit on this when I put it in. There is no way around the shelf and it cannot be removed. So my question is this. Is there an adapter of some sort that can extend the length of the connector that plugs into the mother board? I really don't want to return this video card and I don't want to have to get a new computer tower if I can avoid it.
 

A:Video card question.

Yea, this is becoming a problem with newer video cards. They're getting longer and longer, and some cases aren't designed for it.

If it were my case, I'd move the hard drive to another spot, and cut a hole in the area in question. The case is just there to hold parts, you can hack it up however you want.

They do make PCI Express extension risers. Something like this might work. Or, you could try a flexible riser card, and move the card down a bit to clear the hard drive rack. It's hard to say what would work without exact measurements, and you may end up buying a riser and finding that it still won't fit. That's why I usually opt for the cut-it-up-until-it-fits option
 

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i have a 9800pro in my pc right now. i just found a pci video card (ati all in wonder) i am not shure which model it is but i know it is an older one. i think it is an ati 3d rage 2+DVD. it is a pci card. my question is weather i can use my 9800 pro as my video card and use the 3d rage as only a tv tuner? would it conflict or would it work just fine?
 

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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.
 

A:question about video card

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ok this might be a stupid question but im trying to figure this out

ok im looking in to a new video card/cards

i have 2 ideas


i can either buy 1, 1 gb video card

or i can buy 2 512 mb video cards


i know about the clocking and such

but i wanna see what your guyses opinions are


i got 2 cards im looking at for the 1 gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150285

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143150


here are the 2 512 mb video cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150245

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121098

i know the diffrences between the series of cards and such

but im goin to run them on a pci express x16

and my board will only run sli


(ill post my new pc specs when its complete)
 

A:A video card question

Before you go choosing a video card, how big is your monitor, what do you mainly use your computer for and what is your power supply? 8600GTs aren't all that impressive in SLI mode, I've owned two of them myself. If you are looking for better performance in games, I would go with a single 9800GT. They are not that expensive and will be better than the two 8600GTs in SLI. Plus, you can always add another one later if you really wanted to run two video cards in your system.
 

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I have a older system and my video card I assume is dying (9500 pro) not long into a game it starts freezing up. My system runs according to MBM5 is at around 38c. so I assume this isn't the problem. I have been looking at a ati 9600 but for a few dollars more I can get a x1650 pro. Question is will it work with my system. I have a 300watt power suppl. AMD 2500, Asus A7N8X Deluxe board and 1 gig corsair xms (3200)and running XP. I couldn't find anywhere the required power for the x1650. I just don't know which one I would be better off getting.
Thank you for any help you can send my way.
 

A:Video Card question

Yes it should be just fine, but be certain you buy an Agp card though.
 

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so i have these 2 cards i cant really decide which is better so help

my build is..
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: EP45-DS3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1463MB used, 6722MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

and the cards are...

XFX GeForce® 8800 GT Alpha Dog 512MB DDR3
(PV-T88P-YDD4)

XFX GeForce® 9800 GT 512MB DDR3 Standard
(PV-T98G-YDLH)

I mostly play battlefield bad company 2

thanks!
 

A:video card question

In reviews the 8800 came higher but that was for the GTX model not the GT.

If you can stretch to the 8800 GTX 768MB then they are well worth it. I have BFG's 8800 GTX 768MB and it's brilliant.

Comparisons of the 9800 vs 8800 GT's show that the 9800 is about 9% faster, but no one seems to say much more than that. Apart from this speed increase, the 9800GT is almost identical to the 8800GT. They both use the same processor, the 9800 is clocked at 1900mhz whilst the 8800 is clocked at 1800mhz.

So in conclusion the 9800GT is a slightly quicker 8800GT.

I'm still standing by the BFG 8800 GTX 768MB, they arent overly expensive and can be SLI'd together if you want two of them.
 

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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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Hello guys my bro just bough the xfx 4850 and 700w ocz power supply he didnt know how to install it so he contacted hp he has the m8430f hp said that the system might not be able to handle a power supply thats stornger then the one provided...so would it be a problem if i switch the power supply o 700w one and the 8500gt with the 4850? do i just uninstall the 8500gt drivers and switch the cards and the power supply and install new drivers to the 4850? hes running on vista 4bit i would really like help in the most basic form of words u can put it in because im not the best with computers


(VIDEOCARD)
Newegg.ca - XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

(MY BROS CP)
Product Specifications*

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Hello Soldier,

With this card, you need to make sure the mobo can hold it, as well as having the extra power cable for it.

I think Dell does this, I don't know about HP: They have their mobo's specially made with power connections that only work with their PSUs. So make sure you are VERY careful there, because if you are wrong, you WILL destroy the mobo and possibly the PSU. Other than that, installing a video card and PSU is very simple. Just unplug and unscrew the old PSU, and put in the new one in reverse of that order. Video card, pull out old one, push in new one. Done. Make sure it is seated properly.

If you need more specific or simplier info, let us know, we will be happy to help.

~Lordbob

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System specs:

1.7ghz P4
768mb PC2100 RAM
Intel Ch
40gb WD
160gb Maxtor
Both drives off an UltraATA 133 SiiG PCI card
GeForce 4 Ti4200 (64mb)

Motherboard is an older Intel 845 that only has 4x AGP and will only support processors with a 400mhz bus.

I've debated getting a new video card and power supply, with the idea of pulling both out and putting them in a new system later. The thing is, the cards I've considered, the 9800 Pro and 5900XT, only have 128mb RAM. There are 9600XT's out there with 256mb RAM. My choices are:

(1) Get a 9600XT with 256mb RAM, which is in the $140 to $180 price range.

(2) Get a 9800 Pro or 5900XT with 128mb RAM, which are in the $190 and up price range.

If someone recommends (2), which card is better? On newegg.com, they have a Gainward "Golden Sample" 5900XT card that's already overclocked to a 780mhz speed on the memory. Some reviews claim it can be overclocked to 900mhz. Newegg also has, however, an MSI 9800 Pro with a huge heatsink. R Reviews state that it can be flashed to an XT, but only overclocked to 750mhz without getting artifacts (not sure what that means other than extra random pixels). I appreciate any advice on what's the best stopgap for gaming until I buy or build a new system. I'm also thinking of buying an Antec or Enermax power supply at 400w or better. I know that I could put a new chip in, but that would be $150 and up and I'm not sure it will improve performance as much as a ne... Read more

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There are lots of 9800's with 256MB of RAM; but thats only required if you run games at resolutions over 1024 x 768 at the max settings. 256MB on a 9600 or equilavent card is mostly wasted.

I would prefer an ATI card over NVidia, a 9800XT is faster then a 5900XT.

The next step would be a new motherboard with support for faster FSB's. You would also need faster RAM.

My order of upgrading:
1). Video card
2). Powersupply
3). Motherboard
4). RAM
5). CPU
 

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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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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.
 

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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 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?
 

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

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I have a friend whose computer went down. All I know is they were playing a game and heard a pop and it went blank. I opened the case and saw the video card had a burn mark on it. The card was a Radeon 9600 Pro Advantage 256 MB V/D/VO. It was installed in what I believe to be called the AGP slot next to the pci slots. I am not sure if the problem is just the card or the system board. I thought I would try to replace the card first, I am not sure if I can switch to a pci card or if I have to install a similar card in the agp slot.
The machine powers up and the light is on on the board.
Any ideas and should I be able to use any card, just to find out if it is video or system board?
 

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VWM8534 said:

I have a friend whose computer went down. All I know is they were playing a game and heard a pop and it went blank. I opened the case and saw the video card had a burn mark on it. The card was a Radeon 9600 Pro Advantage 256 MB V/D/VO. It was installed in what I believe to be called the AGP slot next to the pci slots. I am not sure if the problem is just the card or the system board. I thought I would try to replace the card first, I am not sure if I can switch to a pci card or if I have to install a similar card in the agp slot.
The machine powers up and the light is on on the board.
Any ideas and should I be able to use any card, just to find out if it is video or system board?Click to expand...
Hi...
Yes, you can install an older AGP card if you want to do some testing. It is recommended that you install an older card though for the possibility of the card being short circuited or something similar.
You can also install an older PCI card for the needs of your test. In that case keep in mind that even if the system works (indicating that the motherboard is ok) the AGP slot can be damaged anyway.
In most motherboards you get warning sounds if any computer subsystem like the graphics card failed. Did you hear any sounds?
 

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Ok, so I like to play games on my computer but my parents bought a Dell Dimension 2400 computer. We are getting a 512MB of extra RAM and a new video card and I'm wondering if this will help for playing games like World of Warcraft? Will that be enough of an upgrade to make it run smoother? Also, I need help picking a video card to buy. It has to be lower than $150, preferably $120 or lower. Also, am I right that AGP video cards dont work on a stock Dimension 2400? Ok, Last questions... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814170091 will this video card make the game run smoother? Is it worth the money? And lastly can you reccomend anything better that's not overly expensive. All replies are greatly appreciated.
 

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Ouch.

That system (as with many Dells) has no AGP (or PCI express) slot. This severly limits you for graphics cards. You can ONLY get a PCI type card, and not only are the high end PCI cards are getting harder and harder to find, but even if you DO find one, their performance is very dissapointing for gaming.

Sorry to give the bad news. I feel for ya.

Although PCI cards suck, they are better than what you have now (integrated). Something like this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103167

.... and just to be ultra clear... NO. That card you link to above will not run on your system. That is a PCI express x16 card. You do not have that type of slot on your motherboard. You have a PCI slot (not express).

Good luck!
 

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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?
 

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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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Ok. About 10 months ago, I upgraded ram from 64MB to 320MB. My videocard then was an Intel internal. Well, when I upgraded, my videocard went from a 4MB to a 32MB. I am wandering if their is a way to set how much MB it uses. I am thinking that it takes it from my RAM.

Thanks!
 

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Hi all! I would like to update my video card to what my wallet and system can handle. I now have a nvidia 64MB card in a AGP slot supports up to 4X (Ver.2.0). I would like to upgrade to a 128MB card (8x, backwards compatible to 4X), but will it make any noticeable improvement in gaming?

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I already replied to your post here.

The problem continues there.

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OK, I am new here and need some advise. I need a video card to run some games I am looking to play, which need 64MB chip set or above. I am just running some of the EA games. I have a Compaq SR1010V w/ a Celeron procesor @ 2.53ghz. 1.24GB of ram w/ XP pro. I have one PCI port open to put the card in, and am just looking for some advise. The games say they need an ATI Radeon 8500 or greater or NVIDIA GeForce 3 or greater. I dont have alot of money to spend, so if anyone has advise I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
 

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Start saving your money to invest in a good system. I personally cant see investing any $$$in the system you have.
 

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Hello,

I bought a new PC and I installed a GT 430 into the case. After that I turned on one of the latest games to test it and it ran fine. Does that mean that I installed it correctly to the case? I am a total newb but I checked out some videos to see how to install one.
 

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I would expect so
 

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I am building a new system that will hopefully last me long time. Here is what i'm looking into:
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth x58 LGA 1366
Processor: Intel Core I7 960 3.20ghz 8mb LGA 1366
Power supply: Corsair CMPSU 650
Memory: Crucial 12GB 4gbx3
Video card: ?

There are a lot of video cards out there and am at a point of being overwhelmed. I use my current computer for some netflix movies and some older games. I certainly don't need the top of the line and would like to keep it well below $200.00. I dont need it for 3D movies or Blue Ray or any thing like that. Any suggestions?
 

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Hello Everyone

Thanks for taking the time to read my post here. I am thinking about buying a new video card. Have P-3 500 HP Vectra.

I already know what card I would like to get. Just would like to have opionions on whether it would be worth my time.

Card in thought is ATI Radeon technology All in wonder 64mb on board memory.

The computer I am running does not have AGP slot sucks. There is a AGP video built in the motherboard. Matrox Graphics MGA-G200 AGP. This video card only has 8 mb on board memory.

Now question is I have to buy PCI card no getting around that. Been reading AGP are much better proformance then PCI cards.

There are some software titles I would like to run and a few games but can't run because of only 8 mb of onboard memory for the built in video card.

Would it be worth going with the PCI card that has 64 mb of onboard memory instead of using built in AGP video card that only has 8 mb.

It would seem that I could run the software and games that I would like but don't want to lose anything that the AGP video card gives me.

Seems 64 mb PCI video card would be better then the 8 mb AGP card but so much is said about AGP being better then PCI.

That's my hold up and thought I would ask for some opionions of people who have upgraded and could give experiences of there own.

Thanks to any replies.

Mickeyy
 

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I've got a 2.5yr old sony vaio desktop and I typically do a full OS refresh every 9 months to keep it running clean/quick. I'm also currently running Vista.

Here's my question: I just upgraded from a 15" monitor to a 19" and the screen is a little blurry but not too terrible. I'm not a gamer and don't really watch movies on this particular machine but I think I need a video card to clear things up. I've never bought one before. Any suggestions and how much do they typically cost? Remember not looking for something to game on.

Any help is greatly appreciated,
Adam
 

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Hello,

I just bought a cheap video card to test my mb/cpu that I just bought.
The video card has cable tv which I like.

If I buy a new gaming card, is their an adapter or something that I
can get so that I can keep my old video card for TV and switch back
and forth between the two?

I do have two PCI-E slots, but my TV card is not capable of
SLI/Crossfire.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Actually, you should be able to use both video cards at the same time. But to be safe, I would keep with the same brand. I.e., if your TV card is ATI, that's what I would go for. It reduces the drivers you need to install.

Courtney
 

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Hi Y'all
New guy here and I really appreciate this tech forum.
My question is this - I have a Sony Vaio that was given to me by my daughter and I would like to play a particular PC Game on it.

The thing is that the machine meets all the game's spec requirments except that I can't figure out if my Video card does. To wit - the game calls for a GeoForce 2 or compatibile and the Sony has a SIS 650_651_750 CARD. Can anyone tell me if this card is compatible and/or what memory it has or doesn't?

Thanks much for any help.
 

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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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