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Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...

Q: Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...


Ever since I had to re-install Windows XP, my video card hasn't been performing as well as it used to. Any graphics-heavy games or even screensavers just run terribly. I have an nVIDIA RIVA TNT2/TNT2 PRO, and I've read online that the Creative Labs RIVA TNT2 driver ver. 44.04 for XP should be the latest and best driver available for it (my current driver is the 44.03 driver from nVIDIA's driver page). Note that the 44.03 driver is an .exe file, whereas the 44.04 driver from Creative comes in .zip form, forcing a manual installation...

Anyway, I went to run the Hardware Update Wizard so I could point it to my newly extracted 44.04 driver files and update the driver. My steps were as follows:

1. Display Properties
2. Settings
3. Advanced
4. Adapter
5. Properties
6. Driver
7. Update Driver
8. "Install from a list or specific location" (next)
9. "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install." (next)
10. Have Disk...
11. Browse... (then I point to the folder where I have extracted the driver files, and click OK)
12. Next
13. A window comes up telling me the driver is not Windows Logo verified. I've read that this is supposed to happen. I click "Continue Anyway".

At this point, things seem to be going well, until I get this message:

"Copy Error

Setup cannot copy the file nv4_mini.sy_.

Ensure that the location specified below is correct, or change it and insert 'Creative NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Driver Library Installation Disk 1' in the drive you specify."

(Note: I do not have any such disk)

I try clicking "Retry", to no avail. I look in the folder, and sure enough, the problematic file is sitting right there. Why the wizard refuses to copy it is beyond me. If I choose "Cancel", I can choose to continue installation without copying that file, but then the same thing happens again with numerous successive files (also sitting right there in the folder...).

I am at a complete loss here. If anyone else has installed the Creative Labs RIVA TNT2 driver ver. 44.04 for XP, or has a clue what is going on here, I would greatly appreciate any and all help. Thanks.

Preferred Solution: Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Please help me upgrade my Creative video card driver...

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I have a Visiontek Xtasy 9200 card and believe I need to update the driver, but when I get to the page to download, I am not sure which one to select. Can someone guide me? Here's the page with all the choices: http://www.visiontek.com/

Catalyst 5.12 Drivers - Windows 2000/XP/Media Center Edition
Package Download Ver. Download Link File Size (KB/MB) Date Posted Notes
Catalyst Control Center Package
5.12 Download 54MB 12/09/05 Includes: Display driver, WDM, and Catalyst Control Center
Control Panel Package 5.12 Download 33MB 12/09/05 Includes: Display driver, WDM, and Control Panel
Description Ver. Download Link File Size (KB/MB) Date Posted Notes
ATI Display Driver 5.12 Download
1 of 3
13.1MB 12/09/05 2D/3D Display Driver
Control Panel 5.12 Download
2 of 3 10.9MB 12/09/05 Control Panel
Catalyst Control Center 5.12 Download
2 of 3 32.4MB 12/09/05 Catalyst Control Center
WDM 5.12 Download 5.01MB 12/09/05 For X850 / X800 cards that have Video Capture Chip

· For details on this driver, including resolved issues, please review the RELEASE NOTES.

· VisionTek recommends Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher to be installed.
· You must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed prior to downloading and installing the CATALYST Control Center
· The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation.
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A:Solved: Video Card Driver Upgrade

ATI has a newer driver out, Catalyst 5.13. Visiontek only posts a link to the same driver that ATI provides so I'd always get the one from the ATI website as it may be newer, as in this case.

Here's the link: https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=640

They offer two different downloads for the same driver. One is the full package and the other is just broken up into three parts for dial-up users with slow connections.

So you'd want the: High Speed (Cable / DSL) Catalyst Control Center Package Download 1 of 1 34.2 12/21/05 Display and WDM Drivers included in this bundle

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85 seconds after you restart the computer opens

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ok- here's the troublemaker-

creative labs annhilator pro
32mb ram
geforce 256
i bought it "as is" a customer return from someone on ebay. paid a dollar for that and about 7 other cards.
this one seems to work- kind of. when i use it in my system, it looks ok until i open a window on my screen, and the more things on the screen, the worse it looks. lots of horizontal lines, fuzzy dark lines all the way across. usually where the text is, that's where the lines appear.
i tried all the drivers i could find, the ones on win update, the ones on the creative site, and the ones on the geforce site too.
none seem to help. no setting changes appear to help either. is there any way to fix this sort of problem? does anyone know what the problem even is?

A:video card creative labs annhilator pro

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I have been trying to get my sound card (Creative X-FI SB0460) to work under windows 7 x64, i have followed both a standard method of installation and the "Have disk" installation both failed, the "have disk" method reports it found driver but encountered an error then, fails with a "code 10" error, "the device cannot start".

It has identified my device as "creative x-fi audio processor(WDM)" rather than just "multimedia audio device", but not installed and drivers.

I have followed others advice in these forums but still cannot get it working, if this is a "terminal" issue and cannot be resolved can you please suggest alternatives sound cards for under $60/?30 please.

Also, why do manufactorers continue to do this? drivers have been a particular issue with the increase in componenets being released, but why does microsoft not kick up a fuss about the issue of driver compatability..... just seems to make microsoft and (creative etc) look incompetant and a lack of willingness to suport legacy and bespoke devices. why isnt this dealt with under windows update?

It also continues to inflate the ego's of all the apple products which just seem to work with new hardware.



A:Creative Sound card driver issue

First, your logic is flawed. It's not Microsoft's responsibility to work with whatever hardware, it's the hardware vendor's responsibility to work with the Operating System. Microsoft gives vendors years to bring their hardware and drivers up to be compatible with new technology systems. At one time Microsoft designed their Operating Systems to be backward compatible with old hardware/software. That is no longer the case.

"It has identified my device as "creative x-fi audio processor(WDM)" rather than just "multimedia audio device". That is the correct identification. The multimedia audio device is only part of the overal sound drivers.

In reference to Apple, they control both the hardware and Operating System thus it better work. However, with the number of problems posted about Mac's that I see on some other forums, I have to conclude the "apple works better" is a myth.

Back to your Xfi problem. Since it's being properly identified, it's back to the Creative drivers. Make sure you are using the correct OS drivers. Normally, Vista drivers will work with Windows 7 but I've seen Creative Xfi devices that must have Windows 7 specific drivers and if there are no Win 7 specific drivers it's time to find a new sound card.

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I thought I would post this since I just came accross it. Dated Oct. 30 /09 Fabe Creative Worldwide Support

A:Creative sound card driver win 7 avalibility chart

Hi all,

I'm posting it because i believe it may help other people. I have an old Creative Sound Blaster Vibra 128 PCI Sound Card and I've recentelly installed Windows 7 on my PC (formerly I had XP). Well, Creative, in its site, says the sound card is discontinued and there is no driver for Vista or 7.

After much searching, I gave up finding a driver. But then i tried the stand-alone driver for Sound Blaster PCI 128 for XP (Creative Worldwide Support) and it worked! Sound is just fine!

For people with discontinued sound cards, maybe this solution will help. The drivers I've tried exclusively for Vibra 128 haven't worked. A generic sound card driver may work, as it did for me.

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My 9 year old has a dell optiplex 755 SFF, he is asking me to upgrade his video card so he can play games like minecraft and some games on steam.
We are on a budget and found this Sapphire radeon 6450 on newegg for $39.99
Will this work in his computer and allow him to play minecraft? steam?

Thanks in advance

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I want to know why this is happening.

I have a Creative Labs Live 5.1 sound card (model E400 I believe). When I set up XP, Microsoft automatically installed a driver for it. I noticed that with this driver, the sound was so loud. I would have my volume at like 10% or so, and it would be at "normal volume". At 30% it would be loud and you get the point...

Then I installed the creative labs driver from 2003 ( the latest one). The sound is WAY lower. With this new driver, to have the same volume as the microsoft one at 10%, this one has to be at 80% or higher. I cannot notice any difference in quality of sound- sounded the same with both drivers...

A:creative labs live! 5.1 sound card driver question

you need a sound engineer with sound wave meter on this one.

sounds like the new driver is running less wattage (current) through the
actual speaker.

like I said a sound engineer in a lab could tell you the difference in the
but I would just enjoy the sound.

how old and what type of speakers are you using.
do they have the base and treble as separate cones????
the new driver probably is taking this into account and is moderating the
wattage going in to each speaker to give a better tone from each speaker.

like in the old days of 8 tracks---
massive stereo speakers that come up to your waist-----little computer speakers sound just as good at no where near
the cost.

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A:Need creative lab ct4780 Sound card driver (for Windows Vista

Follow the links and you can find your driver
Creative Worldwide Support

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Hi, I've been having a couple of weeks of a nasty crashing problem, which started with virtual drivers instability, faulty ram, and overheating graphics card. All factors of those eliminated, and now I am down to multiple crashes of a strange nature.

Specifically, the computer is showing all signs of being healthy and stable, passing all stability tests I threw at it and the memtest for the ramstick. But it crashes, randomly, during video games without regards for the strain on the system by that video game. After asking around, it was determined that the crash isolated to a:

System Error Category (102) Event 1003

Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 f45b7a0f, parameter3 ba4618d8, parameter4 00000000.
According to the guy who examined the only minidump I got from those crashes (I got several, in fact, but this is the only crash that was registered on the system log with a minidump after I put in my single working stick of ram; all others occurred at what I definitely know to be faulty ram now), the crash was caused specifically by this: (the minidump is in the attachment if anyone cares to look at it)


Which I was told a driver for the SB0090 Audigy Platinum Sound Card I have in my computer. I tried removing the remnants of the driver fully, using first the control panel, then the device manager, then my software CD with a setup utility that supposedly removes all creative related drivers.

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A:Creative SB0090 Audigy Platinum Sound Card driver trouble

My guess is that your memory is inadequate for the job. You will do better with 1 GB, or more, and perhaps faster memory.
That board will handle 2 GB, so the more the better. Especially when gaming.

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recently I have wanted to get into video editing and I decided to try out a few different video editing software tools. I tried windows movie maker 2.6 first and it kept skipping when I would preview clips and freezing. The same thing is happening with the trial version of adobe's premiere elements 9 trial version. For adobe, it told me to download the latest video driver that was compatible so i did and it allowed me to see my videos and use it a little bit but it would not be able to keep up and would freeze occasionally. Does this have to do with my graphics card? This is what I could find of my computers information (i typed dxdiag in run):


Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System model: Satellite A505
BIOS: InsydeH20 Version 1.20
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX11

And I guess this is my graphics card:

Name: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Chip Type: Geforce 310M
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Approx. Total Memory: 2256 MB
Current Display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

P.s. I'm not very computer savvy so keep that in mind :-/

A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

yes the graphics card seems to be the weak link in your setup, you could try searching for msi afterburner to try to overclock your graphics card but failing that i would upgrade your graphics card

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So I've owned this alienware m17x r3 (Intel Core i7-2670QM // Radeon HD 6870M // 4 GB DDR3) for about 5 months now, and just recently it has started crashing immediately on startup, either when it reaches the login page for windows or soon after. There is no BSOD, I've used WhoCrashed and made sure dump files are enabled and nothing comes up. I've tried installing several different versions of AMD's drivers for the HD 6870M I have but none work. I've run a system diagnostic test through advanced startup options and there are no errors.

It works fine with no drivers installed or if I boot in safe mode, but I am at my wit's end here trying to get my system back in to working order. I've already tried reinstalling a fresh version of windows 7, and fully cleaning my drivers and reinstalling them and nothing is a permanent fix. I have gotten 2 blue screens, both of which were 0x7E, with the cause being the C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys file, but as I am just learning the ropes of this stuff I have no idea where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

A:Video card/video card driver issues

Time to call Dell and get it warranty serviced, if you reloaded Windows and it still persists then its a hardware issue that needs to be addressed/repaired by the manufacturer.

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I have recently purchased Dell Monitor S2240T. It is full HD Monitor with touch interface.
I have windows 10 OS installed on my Dell Laptop, Inspiron 640M(2006 Model). Not having the HDMI or DVI ports on my laptop.  
Other Laptop Specification:
Genuine Intel CPU, T2050, Dual Core processor 1.60Ghz*2, 3GB RAM, 32 bit Operative system, x86-based Processor, 14.1" WXGA+ Ultra Sharp TFT Laptop Display, Intel(R) Media Accelerator 950 Graphics upto 224MB shared system Memory, Intel 945GM Chipset.

In order to get full Resolution of 1920*[email protected], I need to Install the windows 10 Chipset driver and video card driver. Right now the resolution is 1024*[email protected]
Kindly help me to resolve the issue so that I can get, full use of Newly bought monitor. Otherwise screen is blurry, whitish and pages open like spreaaad-sheet.
Please provide me link to download the aforesaid drivers or kindly suggest any other option to get 1920*1080 resolution.

A:Windows 10 chipset driver and video card driver for Dell Inspiron 640M - 2006 model

You will not get win 10 video or chipset drivers for the old laptop since they don't exist, so you have to make do with lower resolutions on the new monitor. Touch will not work on the old laptop. Time to upgrade to a new computer!

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I have an e Machine T-series with Ati Radeon xpress 200 series. recently the borders and text in any window started becoming very "fuzzy looking", making it very difficult to read text.. I tried the system recovery with no change. Should I try to update the video drivers from a a download site or, replace the card on the board? plz help, I cant afford a new computer. thanks so much.

A:Updating video driver vs replacing video card

if this has degraded overtime and was not fixed with a restore of the system it's probably a hardware issue and won't be fixed by a driver update. Have you checked to be sure it's not the monitor? Do you have another video card you can try just to see if that fixes the issue?

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I need a blind walk-thru to disable onboard video. The onboard VGA port is physically broken off. I purchased a NVIDA GeForce GT 610 PCI-e x16 and installed. When pc is turned on, I can hear pc normal boot up sounds and hard drive activity. But no picture thru new video. Hooking to onboard video is not an option. Please help!

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well i have a sony vaio pcv-rs720g and well i went to the site to find the drivers for sound and video i couldn't can someone please be kind enough and help me out? this was my friends pc he bought it 4 month ago and few days ago i bought it from him for a good price of 300$ and today i put a new operating system on it and well i need the sound and video drivers.

A:Help please! my video card and sound card cant find the driver

The system uses an Intel 915 chipset and it has integrated video. So download and install the latest chipset drivers first and then the GMA 900 graphics drivers.

From this site you need downloads number 3 and number 4, no other ones: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/fil...XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go!

The Intel Network card drivers should be this set: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

And it appears it has a Realtek HD Codec: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads...=3&GetDown=false#High Definition Audio Codecs

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So i have pretty much figured out that it has onboard video right it is a new pavilion the 1ghz one, so I also noticed there is no AGP slot, so what now, he will have to run a PCI based card right would this be worth it??

A:buddy has HP wants to upgrade to better video card..well theres no card there anyway

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Hi. I've read through some threads in the games forum, where people have recommended upgrading the video drivers to solve gaming problems. Recently I got Diablo II, and it wouldn't play with Direct3D settings (even though DirectX tests say that it's fine), so I decided to upgrade the driver.

Following instructions, I downloaded the driver program and saved it to desktop, then uninstalled the driver for my video card. Windows restarted...then reinstalled the old driver. I've tried booting into Safe Mode to perform the upgrade, with the same results. How can I solve this?

Thanks in advance.

PS. Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this message. I figured it's more a driver problem than a game problem.

A:Video driver upgrade help

What results are you having?
Anyway, uninstall the old driver, reboot, try the new driver.
You may need all the windows updates if you are running windows XP this would include SP2 and the .NET framework.

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Hp g6-2320tx windows 8-64 bit.when i buy my laptop it was windows 8.some days ago i downgrade windows 8 to windows 7.i download all the windows 7 64 bit driver from hp official site.including graphic driver.but now i want to recent update verson graphic driver1.(Radeon (TM) HD 7670M)2.(Intel (R)HD graphics 4000)plzz send me link where i download update verson those two graphic driver.plzzsorry for my bad englishplzz help

A:Upgrade video driver

I know its old but here is the explanation of the driver: This package provides the AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver and Catalyst Control Center for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. For notebooks with switchable graphics modes, this package includes drivers for both graphics processing units (GPUs). Switchable graphics enable users to switch between a power-saving graphics mode (normally used under battery power) and a high-performance graphics mode.  This driver works with Windows 7 and switchable graphics. Other drivers will just cause you problems.  

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Hello Everybody! I'm thinking seriously on upgrading my system because i want games to run better, but system it's not too old, what do you suggest, I have a P4 HT 3.4ghz it's a 478 socket and heard 775 it's better so wish to get Dual core or maybe I should go with AMD but not quite familiar of which ones are the best AMD's right now, maybe I should stay with my MOBO and P4, MOBO is a ASUS P4P800 E Deluxe or should I just upgrade my video card I have an ATI AIW 9600XT people say the AIW are not very good cards for gaming, and I really want to improve gaming performance, the problem is I don't have PCI-Express I have the AGP 8x, I think there are still a few good gaming cards for AGP right? what do you suggest? upgrade my video card only or MOBO and Processor also, I would keep everything else, memory, hard drives and PSU will work, suggestions are welcome, I definitely don't have a big budget but better buy something is worth it, for video card i guess something around $200 if i had to buy new MOBO and Processor I'll have to wait a couple of weeks but i really want to boost the quality of my games, so better wait and get somereally good, right now I can't max out the settings of some games and I have some frame skipping and lagging and want to get rid of that, thank you!!!!

A:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

Your cpu is fine, a p4 3.4ghz is good enough for today's games but can you tell us what games you're trying to play?
For a quick upgrade that'll last you ok for a while and give you much better playablity in today's games, I'd just go for a graphics card upgrade, but, if you want the system to last you a while and you can wait a bit then I'd suggest waiting a few months. If you want a future proof games machine (meaning you'll get a year or two of gaming out of it) intel are bringing out a new series of processors, and the next generation of graphics cards are just around the corner too, directx10 cards.
If you're only a casual gamer you could still save some money if you wait, but then again the technology moves so fast you might as well get something that'll be considered decent for a while. I'm actually leaning towards you just getting a new agp graphics card, maybe like thisradeon x850pro. That'd make games look a lot prettier.

Edit: Hang on, forgot all the important stuff :blush: Can you tell us your full system specs, e.g. how much RAM, your mobo, your psu wattage etc.?

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I have a 2 year old system that I'd like to keep for a while longer...right now here is what I have:
nforce2 mainboard (MSI) (333 FSB)
1 gB RAM (value type)
AMD 2500 (stock clock)
ATI 9700 nonpro (Sapphire, stock)
Maxtor 120gb and Maxtor 160 gb

I can play Half-Life2, Doom3, Painkiller, and FarCry adequately--usually on medium to medium low settings. The highest CPU that the mobo can take is a AMD 3000. Assuming that I upgrade the CPU, what would be the best video card to get? I gather the highest end cards would be limited by the 3000 processor? If I got a mid-range card like a 6600 would I see a big difference with the games I typically play? Thanks for any and all suggestions!!

A:Help with video card upgrade

Go for the Gusto

I cannot in good faith recommend that you purchase any video card that has less than 256MB of memory. The ATI X800 Pro and Nvidia 6800GT are both very competent and will give you the best performance overall regardless of the limitations of your system. I'll explain, your dated hardware may be replaced soon, but your video card will be able to go into pretty much any system you throw it into (providing your M/B is not PCI-X). Even if your new MB/Proc supports only PCI-X, you can always drop your nearly new X800(or 6800GT) on ebay and make a couple hundred bucks toward the PCI-X version. Either way, you have great performance without sacrificing the quality of your video. G/L and I hope this helped a bit for you to make a decision.



Big Blue:
Asus P4P800 I865PE
P4 2.8GHz 800MHz
2048 KingMax PC-3200 CAS 2.5
Maxtor DiamondMax 9 /160GB /7200RPM /8MB Cache
ATI Radeon X800 Pro
Enermax 420W PSU
Aspire X-Dreamer II
Lite-On 12X DVD+/-RW
Sony 48X CD-RW
Samsung SyncMaster 997DF 19" CRT
3DMark03 Score: 10,035

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I am playing Company of Heroes and Neverwinter Nights 2 on the following system, graphics settings set to low for both:

ASUS P5LP-LE motherboard
NVidia 7300 LE graphics card
2 GB Ram
Pentium D, 3.2 GHz CPU
350 Watt power supply, not sure of amps or make
a 19 in LCD monitor, supports up to 1280x1024 resolution

I would like to know if the system will support an NVidia 7950 card or ATI card of like power to enhance the graphics performance of the machine.

Games play well but graphics detail is low and I hate that.

Anyone that could offer advice would be appreciated.



A:Video Card Upgrade Help

You will need at least a 400W power supply with 27A on the +12V rail(s) for the Nvidia 7950 graphics card.

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6 year old Dell Dimension 4600
"Dell Computer Corp." Brand i1865P Mother board.
Nvidia GeForce 6200 GS AGP
Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (single core)
1,256 MB DDR RAM
350 Watt PSU
1280x768 Monitor
2.1 Sound Card
2 MBS Internet Connection (Fiber Wire)

So tell me, should I upgrade my PSU to 450 Watts and upgrade my Video Card to a x1950PRO video card or should I upgrade my PSU and Motherboard to a PCI-E mother board?

A:upgrade video card or go PCI-E?

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hiya, my video card is dying, so i'm looking to upgrade it. i plan to use amazon, as i have about $60 in amazon money, so thats also my budget. my comp is 3 years old, and wasn't top of the line when i got it. what i plan on using with the card is to watch anime/movies, play eq once in a while, uo once in a while, and maybe even wow once in a while, not full time playing just to pop in and say hi. currently i have a geforce 5200 fx. i'm also from michigan, US.

here are some computer specs you asked for

1. Motherboard - abit nf7 nvidia nforce 2 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=8
2. Graphic interface - agp version 3.0 (8x)
3. Memory -768 mb ddr ram
4. CPU - AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
5. CPU Speed - 1.7GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - turbolink / LC-A350ATX 12V
7. Watt output/Amperage - +12V/12A

some of the cards i've found that might be good:

XFX GeForce 6200 256MB DDR2 TV DVI

Radeon 9550SE 128MB

ATI Technologies Radeon 9600 SE 128 MB DRR2 Video Adapter (100-437009)
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A:video card upgrade help?

No problem using ATI in an nVidia mobo. I can't find a review of the 9550 and the 9600 is older technology and none of the benchmarks correlate to the games benchmarked for the nVidia card. Here's a review of the GeForce 6200. That looks like a nice little board for the price.

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Hi everyone...

I want to upgrade my video card for a friend for Christmas and I have no idea where to start as my knowledge is pretty slim in this area. He is a very heavy gamer. I would ask him but it's for Christmas!

The computer is a Gateway DX300 and the card I want to replace is a NVIDIA GeFORCE 6600

Thanks for any advice!!

A:Help! I want to upgrade a video card!

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I am going to upgrade from an FX 5200 to an X850 XT PE.
My system specs are: 1 GB RAM/3.0GHZ P4/FX5200
The card that I chose supports AGP 8x which is the only BUS I have.

The manufacturer of the computer is Dell and I was just wondering that if the power supply was too low, would my PC still be okay If I got a new power supply then tried to put the new video card in?

Basically, Is it possible to put the card in, have it not work, then get a new power supply, and have it work(all without damaging the comp)?


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I'm upgrading my power supply and I thought it'd be a good time to get a new video card as well. I currently have an ATI Radeon X1650 Pro

Motherboard ID 09/28/2007-XFX-6A61IR0BC-00
Motherboard Name XFX MB-N680-ILT9

I'm just looking for a card that will allow me to run newer games on lower to mid settings. I'd say less than 100 is what I'm looking to pay.

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What's the most suitable upgrade for my current video card, a Radeon X300, 128mb?

Machine : Dell Dimension 4700, 6 years old,
Dell motherboard OM3918(v), chipset i915P/915G
graphic interface : PCI Express x16
CPU : Pentium 4 530 3.00 GHz, core speed 2.99MHz, socket 775LGA
Memory : 2.5 gb DDR2
Monitor : Dell P991 19inch crt
Power Supply : Dell, model PS-6311 - 1DFS, DC output 305w,
combined power +12v-A VDC and +12v-B VDC not exceed 264w,
current on +12A VDC : 18A, +12B VDC : 18A, -12VDC : 1A

Gaming limits : military strategy rather than shootup, flight simulator
Country : UK
Budget : $100

Hope this is enough info and thanks in advance.

A:Upgrade video card

You should upgrade your processor and power supply before upgrading your video card.

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I have a Dell E310 but I'm tried of the crappy intregrated graphics and I don't want highly priced PCI cards.

Whats the cheapest way I can replace my motherboard(maybe a dual core processor?) power supply+ ram and it will all fit nicely in my case. I am not worrying about the graphics card as long as i have the option for a Pci x16 card I can put in later.

A:Video Card upgrade?

You would be better off if a computer savvy friend built you a custom computer

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i have an old pentium 3 dell, i want to use this computer to play games on but i think i will need a better video card. i installed the sims 2 and it only works on 16-bit colour and the highest i can go currently is 24-bit. the card i believe is build into the motherboard or somthing like that. it's an Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller

the game is still quite slow and laggy, will it make the game run fast if i get a better video card

so if it's not jsut a waste of money to buy a graphics card, how do i know which one to buy, i won't spend any more than 70 on it


A:video card upgrade or not

We need more information on your computer. What model is it? Does it have a AGP slot. A new card will help out some.

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i only have around $30 for a video card, i might even get 15 more to make it $45 if im lucky. i have an old FX5200 running on my new 20" acer monitor and gaming on it is ok but a litlle slow when i go to 1680X1050, soo i need a upgrade soon

A:I need a video card upgrade BAD

What game do you play usually? IMO, this would be a good upgrade from your current card for games like WoW and Counter Strike etc. For heavier games like Prey etc, you'd need a better card.

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have gateway dx4860-ub20p, windows 7, i3 processor, hd graphics, hard drive 1tb, 6gb memory, dvd, super multidrive, multi-in-1 media card reader. 64 bit. intel (r) graphics.
novice home user, considering upgrading video card, cause some sites will not play video, period.
is this a good ideal?, if so, please provide a step by step procedure that I can follow, including recommendation for upgrade video card, model, etc.
I keep all drivers updated, but video problems remain. or maybe there's some other solution available that i'm not aware of.
any comments would be most appreciated.
thank-you and have a wonderful day,

A:upgrade video card

If some websites won't play video, then I kind of doubt that getting a video card will help because it will probably have roughly the same 2D processing power that your onboard video has. The main thing that getting a video card will help with is 3D performance (like video games).

This could be an issue with Flash or Silverlight, or whatever the sites are using for the videos. What browser are you using? Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc?

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i got a gateway gt5082 3800+, 2.87 ram, 2. ghz, looking to upgrade my graphics card and Im not sure where to begin...want to make sure i get Fairly high end card that is compatible with this computer. can anyone make some suggestions please/.

A:Video Card Upgrade help

Your Power Supply seems to be a 300w, enough to probably run an 8500GT.

What kind of performance are you looking for?

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Is it possible to upgrade the video card on this model of Envy 17? the Product number is E1P13AV Thanks,

A:Is a Video Card Upgrade Possible

Hi, Unfortunately no, you can't. Actually we can't upgrade video cards for nearly all comsumers laptops. Regards.

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Greetings all,

I am upgrading from a rig that had no agp, or PCI-E slots.....I was working on a PCI graphics card. Eventually this became unbearable, as I would play game (mostly WoW and City of Heroes), and get whooping 5-15 fps rates. Eventually this became unplayable to me as it was like watching a slideshow.

So I purchased this new computer (the Dell WS370), which comes pre-equipped with a PCI-E 16x slot. Now being new to the game, I have no clue what to buy in this department. I am looking to get a good bang for my buck, without having to spend much cash. I would rather not replace the PSU if at all possible, as that will only add more to the cost. So basically I am looking for *any* video card that is going to run decently with the already included 350 watt power supply. Now I can only assume that being as this Dell was equipped with a 3100 FireGL card in the PCI-E 16X slot already, that it must have a 6 pin connection from the PSU (mind you this computer is still being shipped, so I have not actually seen it yet). As far as the amps on the 12V rails...theres no telling.

So long story short, I am looking for anything that is going to reliably run games (mainly WoW, and City of Heroes), with either high settings or even medium ones (as I have already become used to low settings anyways lol), and still get good frames per second (heck, 30+ would even be an improvement for me, but the more the merrier). In doing so, I would like to get something where I would not have... Read more

A:Need help with video card upgrade....

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We just purchased a new game Sid Meyer's Pirates. Once installed it won't run without Direct9x, and direct 9x won't run on our computer. So I purchased a new video card, a Diamond Shealth ATI Radion 9200 SE 128 MB DDR PCI Version.

I put the card in but before I can even install it the monitor freezes. If I put the monitor connection in the card it states "no signal" not connected and shuts off.

We have a Compaq Presario 6300US, Intel Celeron 1.4GHZ, 192SDRAM (I have 256MB installed but the old video card take 64MB). Intergrated Intel Direct AGP 3D graphci with 11MB . Windows XP operating system. There are two empty expansion slots.

Currently in the Setup (BIOS) my default Primary video adapter is a PCI.

Should I have bought a AGP card or PCI. Any suggestions would be appreciated. How should this card be installed. Thanks

A:Video card upgrade

is the mother compatiable with the video card?

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Ok, here we go. So I recently got into PC gaming and wow it's slow. Now I'm not looking for perfect graphics, set on the highest options etc, but I do want good graphics without lag on such games as Oblivion, Pro street, Kane and lynch, Call of duty 4, etc.

So. My problem is I don't know what to upgrade. I was thinking between RAM and video card because those seem to be my 2 worst(unfortunately) but maybe there's something else I need to upgrade that's more important. So that's what i need help with. Here's my specs:

Hard drive: 235gigs space. Used space - 149gigs, free space - 83gigs
Processor: Intel pentium 4 3.06Ghz
RAM: 512mb
Video card: Tul corporation(It's supposed to be ATI or something, but shows as Tul on device manager and other programs) Radeon X300SE
Also, it shows that one and X300SE secondary, so I think I might have 2? Not sure though.
Audio card: Realtek High defenition audio card
DVD drive: Philips SPD2413P 16x

So, what would be the best to upgrade? I'm thinking RAM to 1gb for like $12 on EbayD) but what do you all think?

Thanks and happy holidays

A:RAM vs Video card, what to upgrade?

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Well I don't have the info for my computer here at work. But here is what I can remember off hand.

It is a gateway computer that I bought 6 or 7 years ago. It has a 933MHz amd processor not sure which one. I think I have 3 256 memory cards in it. it has a 3 or 4 year old video card in it. I think 64mb I know that I need to post all the actual specs. And I will in the am. But I thought maybe due to age I would be better off just starting over. The only thing I know is worth keeping is my hd which is 180g 7200 rpm deal. And my dvd drive. Still need a burner.

Basically I plan on buying a new mobo, cpu and video card. Oh obviously memory. Since I am pretty sure mine isn't DDR.

So if I can get any Suggestions on a good MOBO, CPU and memory Combo. I would like to keep it under 500$. Preferably includeing video card. I would find all the parts myself. But I don't know enough about compatability.

What it will be used for is probably your next question. I would like it to play games. It obviously won't be a super star but I would like to play the latest and greatest games with minimal problems. I am not a huge gamer but do enjoy playing them.

Well hope that is enough info I will post the specs of my pc when I get home from work. If somebody wants to post the link to the program that will tell me all that info if not I am going to go search for it right know I have seen it just don't remember where.

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A:Want to upgrade CPU and Video Card

can't help ya . . 933Mhz makes me think its a PIII , could be intergrated graphics... or the famous Geforce MX400 .

since your changing out the mobo , everything goes out the window.
basically want a new computer.

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I have a Dell Dim 4400 with windows XP -pentium 4 -478-pin package-intel 845 chipset-cpu 1.60ghz-250mb hard drive-1024mb ram-AGP 4x/2x 1.5v only-3 PCI slots- 1 CNR-200 watt power supply- motherboard model D845PT. Iam Running a Realflight R/C simulator, they require a better video then I have. It works OK but I do not get shadows. I have upgraded all drivers.I hope you can help me?

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Someone can tell me if i could upgrad or change my video card on my pavilion zd8430 ( this is a portable )

A:Upgrade video card

more details would probably help out...like what kind of video card you are planning on installing

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My friend has 499Mghz cpu Compaq Presario. The video card is 3DFX Voodoo3. Can he upgrade or get a new video card? Also he has XP.

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I have an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU. Two years ago, I purchased a Nvidia GForce FX 5500 128mbs AGP Vid Card.

Everthing is fine, but getting ansty about buying a new PC. This one is a Compaq Presario SR1124NX. Rather than purchase a new computer, I am wondering if I should spend a few bucks on a newer card? The CPU will stay as is, and my RAM is 1gig.

Any suggestions?

A:Video Card Upgrade

it depends on what you want to do with it. If you do a little gaming, a new graphics card should be all you need, a 7900gt, or 7600 would be good. If you are a serious gamer, then you might want to think about uprgading, but wouldn't be completly neccesary

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Hey I'm new to the forum(I know Cfitzarl from school) and need some help uprgading my pc to play games like farcry and BF2142

System Model: Sony PCV-RZ44G
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz(2 cpus)
Memory: 512MB RAM
Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (For new card it needs to be AGP, not sure what it means but that's what I've been told)
and I also need a new PSU because the current wouldn't be able to handle it
I have been recommended this
I would really like some help on finding the best video card for me and the up's and down's of each. I would also like to know if it would be a waste to buy it now or just wait until the direct x 10 cards are realesed.

I've got about a $300 spending limit on this also. All help is apperciated

A:I need help- I'm looking to upgrade video card

Personally, I would NOT recommend blowing the full $300 on a card with your system at this time. The DX10 boom is going to be a major leap for games. HUGE. The hardware is already starting to trickle out, now we are waiting for the games.

The DX10 games not only require a DX10 graphics card, but in order to really crank up the settings, you need a powerful CPU. At this point, if you have a DX10 card you need a core 2 duo in order to be able to fully utilize all the power of the graphics card. Your current system (for one) only has AGP so DX10 cards will not fit in there. Also your cpu/ram etc are not fast enough to really let the DX10 graphics cards fly.

If I were you, I'd get the X1650pro (actually I'd get a 7600GS for about the same price, but a (very small) performance increase) and upgrade yourself to a gig of ram.

As for the PSU, something like this should do you well:

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Does anyone out there know if you can upgrade the video card on the HP G72 Notebook? The one it has doesn't handle HD video very well, and I'm going to be working with HD video a lot. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Video card upgrade

More than likely not as most notebooks have the video soldered to the motherboard. Even if it is socketed you still have to find one, they aren't like desktop cards that you can get anyplace that sells computer parts.

Would also help to know which G72 you have as HP lists 101 variations of it,

Product search results

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can you upgrade a envy vidio to an Radeon RX 460 ? power wise and all and how do you do it?

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I have a 5-year old HP Pavilion 8160 with the following specs:

Intel Pentium 233 MHz w/MMX processor
(overclocked to 266 MHz by raising the bus speed from 66 MHz to 75 MHz)

Intel Triton 430TX chipset
(with the latest INF files installed)

ASUS TX97-XV motherboard

128 MB of EDO RAM
(this is the maximum amount that the motherboard supports)

Quantum Bigfoot CY6480A 6.4 GB 3,600 rpm hard drive

ATI Expert 128 16 MB PCI video card
(replaces the ATI Rage II+ 2 MB on-board video chip)

Soundblaster Live Xgamer sound card
(replaces the Analog Devices AD1816 sound card that died)

HP Pavilion M70 17" monitor

I have been considering upgrading the video card to an ATI Radeon 7000 64 MB PCI model. Would it be feasible to do this?

A:Considering Video Card Upgrade

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