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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:

And just recently I saw this:
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:

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? *edit: I noticed the specs for the PSU say it comes with a PCI-E connecter, does that mean it wont connect to my PCI slot??*
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

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 to figure out. However, just keep in mind you need to buy DDR RAM, not DDR2. This is another bad news, because DDR RAM is way more expensive than DDR2.

Last but not least, you said: "I'm upgrading strictly for gaming", so I highly recommend you to buy a new computer. You're going to upgrade PCI video card, DDR RAM and PSU, and if you just spend couple of hundreds more dollars, then you will own a much better computer.

Anyway, I love my Dell Dimension 3000 and have been living happily with it. I can play games like Counter-strike, Lord of Rings, or Neverwinter Night.... easily. I also have only 1GB of RAM: http://www.directron.com/twinx13200c2pt.html . So you won't make a wrong choice either way.

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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:

And just recently I saw this:
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:

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

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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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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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


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,

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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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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 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.


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)

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

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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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.


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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I want to update my video card, I have a Dell Dimension E521 which has a PCI-E x16 slot. I want to get the highest PCI Express card out to date. When I browse the cards a lot of them have DDR3, Does that mean I have to have DDR3 memory for it to function, becuase my system has DDR2 memory. Thanks

A:Video Card Question?

DDR3 is the type of memory on the video card, which is the latest type for video cards. There is not a problem running DDR 3 memory on a video card with DDR2 computer RAM. Just make sure your video card is compatible with your motherboard. AGP in an AGP slot, or PCIE 16 in a PCIE 16 slot.

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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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I have a slight question.. what would be better for gaming between these two.. Pny fx geforce 4 or evga - e geforce fx?
Im thinking pny would probly be better from what ive been hearing, but i dont know..so any opinions would help..thanks

A:Video card question..

I had a PNY card and loved it because they have lifetime warrenty, I had the GeForce 3 ti 300 and it stopped working. So I called them and they said that they would replace it with the same card or better.
They didn't have the Ti 300, so I got the 500 instead, much better card and I didn't have to pay for it. All in all, I'd get the PNY and when the card stops selling do something to it so it stops working and doesn't have any sign of abuse. Then send it back and get the next better card.

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I am looking to upgrade Vid card i currently have a AGP only slot. I was wondering if i should buy a ATI x1950 AGP card or if it would be overkill since my processor would be bottlenecking it. my system is P4 3.06ghz w/Ht 1.2gb DDR ram. Should i get the ATI or go for lower end card. Will my CPU bottleneck it much?

A:Video card question

If it were me I always go for the Best Card I can afford.

Gaphics Overkill......Never.........eheheheh

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Just recently bought a new computer from DELL. (Oct2006) and now I am thinking about upgrading to Vista now but I have a question about my video card. According to microsoft I am ready to upgrade to Vista Business but I want Vista Home Premium. When I print out the report for my system from the microsoft vista advisor it has the following about my video card.

No issues with the following devices:

Radeon X300 SE 128mb Hypermemory
Radeon X300 SE 128mb Hypermemory Secondary

What do the above two terms mean?

Thanks for the help


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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.


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



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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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 ????

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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.

A:Video Card Question


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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My systems card is a 32 megabyte. 64 megabyte stuff wont run on it, right?
ATI Technologies Inc (ATI Technologies Inc)
Model : Radeon 7500 Series (RV200)
Bus Type : AGP
Total Memory : 64 MB
Texture Memory : 116 MB
Processor : RADEON 7500 Series AGP (0x5157)
Converter : Internal DAC(400MHz)
Refresh Rate (min/max) : 56/85 Hz

A:Video card question

most of the aplications that request 64 MB won't work because when they say 64 they really mean 128...and almost everywhere pxiel shader is requiered.

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so at the moment i have a


Report Date: 05/28/2008
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 16:07:14
Driver Version:
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 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.

A:Video Card Question

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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Hey everyone, My dad asked earlier about a video. I appreciate all of the help. I have found a VisionTek Xtasy RADEON 9250 128MB DDR AGP Graphics Card at Best Buy. Here is the Best buy site page (sorry, I don't know how to make a link):


After rebates, it will be $40. What do all of you think for use with BF/COD and the upcoming new BF game? Thanks!

Golferguy's son

A:Video Card for BF/COD Question

That's a pretty low end chipset for the Radeon series, mine's not very good (9550SE) but I can run CoD on full settings with no problems. I wouldn't know about the one you're going to buy though...

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Hi, I'm thinking about purchasing an Nvidia GeForce 7950GX2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130023) but I'm worried whether or not my PSU will be able to handle it. I've read in many reviews that this is a power hog and that has me concerned. My current PSU is an Enermax Noisetaker 485w (http://www.enermaxusa.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_42&products_id=76). Any suggestions?

A:Video card question

I used this PSU calculator (http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp) to test how much I would need with the 7950 and it came out to about 350w. Does that mean I should be fine?

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Hey my computer is running a vgasave video card and i guess from the looks of the internet it says its temporary. how do i make it so it runs on my regular video card because this temporary one wont allow me to play the games i want.

PC Specs from dxdiag:

System Information
Time of this report: 3/6/2011, 03:12:43
Machine name: YOUR-AE066C3A9B
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
System Model: PJ516AA-ABA a700n
BIOS: Rev. 3.11
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.1GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 731MB used, 515MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 (4.10.0000.5515)
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A:Video card question

If you wish to use this PC for gaming your first check would be to look up what the system requirements are for the games you wish to run.

You will mosty likely find that both your memory a graphics need to be upgraded. Fitting a good quality graphics card may also require a larger power supply.

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For nearly two months I have been getting lines appearing across my display. I had a pc look at the display itself and was told that there wasnt anything wrong with the display. I had my suspisions that it could be the video card - the pc is an old Dell Dimensions XPS 800r which makes it about 7 years old. The pc shop also suggested that I take it along to them to get it checked out.

Before doing the later, I was wondering whether anybody can tell me how to do a diagnosis test to find out whether the card is the problem? Also, if the video card is on its way out, could that explain why my pc is getting slower and slower to the point of sometimes not being able to open a program when I want to.

Many thanks for any help and sorry if I have been long-winded in the process.


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Have you tried another monitor to eliminate that as the problem?

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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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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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my question is will a nvidia 64mb video card be sufficient enough to play video files/online stream from my pc to my tv?

thanks - joe

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Have you tried to play video files.........

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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?

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A:question about video card

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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Hope this is in the right place.What i need is a recomendation for a new video card.I do play games quite alot but not looking for the absolute most powerfull one out there.Just one that can play most of the games out so far.With my 2.93 processer and 1024 meg ddr ram running winxp home 80 gig hd i have pretty decent specs to play most games.But my video card is lacking.

Which is why i'm posting this question here in hopes of finding some help on what i would need to play some of these newer games.My current video card is a Geforce mx 4000 agp 128mb ddr vga+s-video out from nvidia.Nice card and served me well in the past.What i seek now though is a card thats not to expensive yet will allow me to play games like final fantasy and everquest 2.

I've looked up some cards but not to knowledgable on exactly what i need (never bought a new card in a long time and then i lucked into this one being at my local wallmart).I'd like it to be under $100.00 if at all possible.Like i said i'm looking for a card to play these games and give me excellent video for the price.

I've looked up a few cards on http://www.tigerdirect.com/ But am confused on what exactly i need.So if some one could do me a favor and scan over what they have there and give me a recomendation on what would be my best buy to upgrade my card (please do not think of those with rebates though i've not had any luck with them)I'd greatly apreciate it.

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Can someone help me find the best pci (ddr) video card out there, despite the price? Thanks

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What will the PC be used for and how much memory is installed and is it using XP??

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my pc has 3 slots, my video card was installed in the lowest of these three slots, it seems to be getting very hot.. so much so that it has completely just "shut down," monitor went off and would not come back. once it cooled off it worked fine again.. i'm thinking moving it into the highest of these slots would be beneficial (give it some room to "breathe"). i tried moving it and i got a blue screen saying it prevented windows from starting.
so, my question is (and it may seem like a no brainer but, meh).. do i have to uninstall the card before moving to prevent this blue screen? and if so once i have done this, do i just install drivers to reinstall the card?

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No, you don't have to "uninstall" the card from its slot. BTW heat moves upward? Unless its slapped face down on the bottom of you case, i'm not sure how that would help.

What card do you have? How long have you had it? Is it overclocked? How exactly do you know that its the cards fault? Cards will often be the hottest and most power consuming part. Whats the rest of your computer, specificly your motherboard?

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Hi, I am trying to play Prince of Persia the sands of time, it keeps given me this info: Your videocard NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 is not supported.
Your videocard does not support some required features ( MIN_SIMULTANEOUS_TEX_4 ).
Your videocard pixel shader version 0000 is below the minimum requirements.
Your videocard vertex shader version 0000 is below the minimum requirements.

Is there a way to fix in my video setting or is it the game that does not support my video card. Thanx for your time....

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one of the game requirement is: GeForce 3 or equivalent video card with 3D support.
as you have a GeForce 2, i'm guessing that's a hardware issue you can't control for. some games will run below the requirements albeit badly, but sometimes they won't run at all. maybe someone else will no differently though.

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Now doing an upgraded system soon and that's a new MOBO an Vid card which will be a ATI Radeon X1300 PCI-E.

Okay here's the question do I plug in my LCD monitor in the video card itself to play any games and so on instead of whatever it may have for a stock video ? My reason for asking this is cause well it'll be the first PC I'll have that'll have a video card an not some stock MOBO with the card integrated within the board.

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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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Long story short, I have ordered all but the video card. Have to wait for my account to be credited (probably Monday/Tuesday) before I can reorder it... So its a few more days to think..

I'm trying to find the best bang for the buck video card that would last me years. I want the CPU to be the reason I can't run games anymore, not the video card. (Cause there's really no point in upgrading the i5 3570K)

The motherboard can hold two video cards, I'm only getting one now and /maybe/ one in the future (if need be) I have a 850w power supply which I think can run two of any video cards.

Which should I get? I've been eyeing up the 670 GTX and the Radeon 7970 (the 7970 is cheaper thanks to a sale on tigerdirect, wasn't much of a thought last week cause of the price but it's just about as good as the 670 and it comes with 3 free games instead of one ^_^) So do you /think/ one of those big dogs be enough to last for years/could two just be overkill and make the CPU bottleneck)... Or should I just get a lower down video card and buy one now and one in two or three years when the prices drop and I may need one. I just don't want to spend more money then I need to.

I know the whole one nice video card is better then two cheaper ones, but that's why I'm not planning on buying two cheaper ones right off the bat.

I do want at least 2GB of vram.. Don't yell at me, just doing my best to futureproof this thing

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A:Ah one last question (video card)

If the HD 7970 is cheaper than the GTX 670 then buy it.

One enthusiast level card is generally less hassle than two mainstream boards- the vagaries of Crossfire/SLI driver profiles and all that.
If the HD 7970 you're looking at is the reduced BoM (bill of materials) Sapphire card with the blue PCB ( model 100351SR) be aware that the build quality ain't that grand, so overclocking might be restricted if that's on the agenda. This card is also prone to coil whine. Any other 7970 shouldn't have any issues

EDIT: You mentioned Tiger Direct. They seem to have a pretty good price on the GTX 670 at $320, the HD 7970 deal must be pretty amazing- although the 3 game bundle does have appeal, especially if you were planning on buying the titles anyway.

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are there any video cards that will support the resolution for my television? it is 47 inch widescreen panasonic. i know TV's have an odd resolution, but surely there is a card to support it? my current card is ok, but the words are blurry. and it needs to be a pci card, since i'm already using my pci x16 slot. but if i can find a pci x16 to work, i'd be glad to replace the one i have and buy another pci video card. i want to use my tv to extend my screen, not as the primary monitor.

thank you for any help

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You won't be able to get tyhe words clear on that tv. A new graphics card is not what you need. You need a HDTV. Otherwise, You could set your current tv to 640x480. It's a 4x3 ratio, though you should be able to find the 16x9 widescreen ratio.

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I am currently running a 6800 ultra and its dieing on me. I was thinking about:
Radeon X1650GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 8X IceQ Turbo

The reviewers all say "You need a 450w psu". Thats upping my investment a lot if I have to buy a PSU also. Anyway, The 6800 ultra ran great for years and its VERY power hungry. I'm not sure the type of PSU I have and it doesnt seem to have any info on it. It came with the case. A 2004 aspire. Do you guys think I'm ok to get the new card? Is the info on the top of the psu? Does that card suck anyways?

A:PSU/Video card question.

The last line describes the card's performance perfectly. Get a 7600GT and save yourself some trouble. It pulls less power and delivers on par (or greater) performance than the X1650GT.

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