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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.
Drivers available for download at www.ati... Read more

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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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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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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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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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 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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I am looking for a better gaming experience with BF4 and COD: Ghosts, not looking to top FPS but just to be able to play at max settings at a fair FPS (30). Here are my current specs:

CPU: Core i7 920 at stock and not looking to OC
RAM: 6gb
Video: GTX 560ti

I was thinking of upgrading RAM to 12gb and video to GTX 760 and wait a couple of years to replace the whole system but I am unsure if the CPU will bottleneck the performance of the video card? or if the upgrade will be good enough for the upcoming games 2014-2015?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

A:New rig or upgrade video card and ram?

CPU is fine, RAM is also fine, GPU is also fine.

Do you have the latest GPU drivers? Download from NVIDIA website.

I don't see how you can't get 30fps on High detail at 1920x1080 resolution.

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Can I upgrade the video card andprocessor on my hp g61 laptop. Ty if someone could help it would be greatly apprciated.

A:Can I upgrade the video card?

You can probably upgrade the processor but not the GPU! Laptops are usually used and another is purchased when an upgrade is needed. I need more info like the motherboard's part number before I could be sure if the GPU is built onto the motherboard or not.

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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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Should I upgrade? The price for a VisionTek X1650 Pro 512MB AGP graphics card is down to $99.99. I do cad work and I have ATI DTV Wonder for watching digital off-air tv. Right now I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX5600, AGP 8X, 256MB, AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1GB DDR Ram and 350w. power supply. Will a substantially newer v-card be worth while to me? Will it make a big difference? Now when I watch tv and do cad work at same time I crash alot.

Thanks for any advice,

John B.
Long Beach, CA

A:Video card upgrade?

I would say it's worth the price... BUT it would be a better investment to get a new PC. But if that's not possible then that would be great upgrade.

GeForce FX 5600 vs. Radeon X1650 PRO:


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I would like to upgrade my laptop's video card as it's not meeting my performance needs.  Is this possible with my laptop?

A:Video Card Upgrade

Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04434142Unfortunately graphics chip is soldered on to the motherboard. You cannot replace or upgrade it like in many consumer notebooks.RegardsVisruth

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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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Hi there, I have a XPS 720 tower since 2008 and I would like to replace my NVIDIA GTX 8800 video card. I'm running Windows 10 and that's the only change I have done since I bought it. Would you recommend a good video card to replace the old one without creating any comflit within the unit. Would you also have any advice on anything I should be aware of before I go ahead and change it. Thank you in advance.

A:XPS 720 video-card upgrade.

MSI GeForce GTX 950 DirectX 12 GTX 950 2GD5  2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

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I'm sure this has been asked before, but I will ask it again and if anyone knows of a thread similar, post a link.

I have a GeForce 4 MX4000 here and my mobo is an MSI K8MMV here . my questions is this: Is it worth buying a really nice AGP card for now? I don't really want to upgrade my mobo cause I would spend to much $$ on it. Is this card good enough, or would getting a GeForce 7000ish be a good idea? I know AGP is going out fast, but would it be fine for several years to come?

A:should I upgrade my video card yet?

AGP is still good, and it may last for quite some time(unlike my PCI card ) Do you have an AGP 4x/8x slot? If not, look for a large, white slot(larger than the modem slot, a PCI slot.) If you do not find one, look for an orange slot. This is an AGP slot. Look inside your computer to find the slots.

P.S: Are you upgrading so you can play games? If so, tell me and I will give you recommendations for those games...

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Hi guys,

I want to upgrade the video card on my dell dimension 4700 system. The psu on my system is 305w so I know my choices are limited. The card I'm looking at is the ati hd 4670. Although the site state the requirement is 400w, I read all over that many people are able to use it at 300w. I know it also depends on the ammount of hardware that is installed in your pc. My pc is running a pretty light load as of now.

I basically have: intel p4 530 3.0 ghz, 1.5 gig ram,1 harddrive(5400 rpm at most), 1 cd/dvd rom and 1 dvr-rw/dvd+rw drive.

From what I can gather the 4700 psu has a dual 12v rails at 18.0amps a piece.

With the load I have right now is feasible for me to run the hd 4670?

A:Video card upgrade

I would say No, it may boot up but under load you are asking for trouble.Dell's are not known for having good psu's to begin with.Save yourself some problems and find a compatible good quality psu ...

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My company has some Dell Dimension 2400, Dell OptiPlex GX60 and Gateway 300L and 300s computers. We want to purchase new video cards for these machines that will support a dual-monitor scenario. Any recommendations on what would be inexpensive but still work well?

It is primarily for users in the office who have to flip back and forth between windows constantly so that we can just extend their desktop to another screen.

Thanks for your help!!!!

A:Upgrade Video Card

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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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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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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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Ok so the machine I have I really want to upgrade. But I'm not sure what is going to be over kill, and if my machine will take the graphics card.

What I have is an Emachine T6532. Now that link is to the original manufactures specs on my machine. But the one I have has been through a house fire, so I had to transfer it to a different case (I just so happened to have another Emachine case laying around ). And of course the DVD burner drive had to be replaced, and I also added a new sound card (which im not very happy with, and will probably be getting something different soon.)

As far as the specs of the machine currently, I attached the System summery from Power PC 2008. I think that has most of the info in it.

The power supply in it Right now is a 288 watt Bestec. Model ATX-300-12e Rev: DR

I'm thinking i will probably have to get a new power supply.

I was looking at a couple cards, and lost the links to most of them but here are two I like the looks of.

higher end card: PNY VCG96512GXPB GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

This is the card that was recommend in the building a pc guide for the budget machine.

and a mid-grade card: XFX PVT84JYAJG GeForce 8600 GT 512MB

Now I would like to stay under the $100 mark, although the first card I listed is a bit over that.

Any help with be nice, and if you need any additional information please let me know.


A:Looking to upgrade my video card. Not sure what to get.

Ok assuming $100 is your total budget, if you're willing to go for rebates, I recommend this card and this PSU. If you can't\won't, then get this card and this PSU instead. It'll go over $100 by around $20, but you'll get good-quality products that will last for longer.

If $100 is your video card budget only, then the 9600GT is a fine choice, but you'll need a new PSU for it. I recommend the Antec EA430W I recommended above.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 990 with an AMD Radeon HD 6350 512 megs of on board memory, a member here was kind enough to give me list of compatible video cards that I could upgrade to that would work with my configuration. I found one on ebay that seems like if would work but I can't be certain can you take a look at the picture and tell me if it will work. I can't tell if it's an PCI or a PCIe. it just says PCI. Post back if you need more information. Thank you very much for you time and advice.

A:Is this the right video card upgrade

it is atx tower or mini atx tower ?

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Hello! I'm currently using a Low Profile ATI Radeon HD 2400 256mb video card in my Dell system. It is a slim case system and I was wondering whether or not there was a better performing Low Profile video card that I can put in place of the one I have now. It is PCI express. Just want to play newer games without any issues.

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On my xps 420 machine, I have a 256mb ati video card.
I'm not too happy with this performance.  
which nvidia card can I upgrade to, preferrably with a lot more RAM?
note, the machine only has a 375W power supply, with SATA connectors. 
thanks in advance!

A:XPS 420- video card upgrade - HELP!

The XPS 410 was supplied by Dell with an 8800GTX and the standard 375W PSU (I'm typing on a machine of this specification), and the PSU is more than adequate, even with XFi, TV tuner card, DVD write and two HDD in RAID0.  Running games at 1680*1050, high quality, all effects enabled, full AA and AF has caused no problems, and the fans don't even pick up noticeably.
If you have a look at web tests for power consumption you'll find that no single GPU card materially beats the power use of the 8800GTX by more than a couple of watts (even though newer high end card are faster), and most actually use less power.
Look at the second graph on this link that shows different cards and the full system power demand whilst on test:
There's other web articles you can search for that show a similar story, but the key point is that GPU card makers' power requirements are simply made up numbers, and chances are that the 375W PSU will run any card that you can get into a 410 or a 420, including monsters like the 9800GX2, or the 4870 X2.  Personally I think that there's not much headroom with the X2 cards, so if I was going for any X2 card from either ATI or Nvidia, then I'd try it with the stock PSU, but accept the risk that I might have to buy a new PSU if I got any suggestions of problems.  Anything less than an 8800GTX i... Read more

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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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Hello all,
I am looking to upgrade the video card on my computer.
It's an Acer X3910. It's a small form factor case and the
video is on is on the motherbord. I'm trying to play some
games on my computer but my system is lacking on good
Video card. I have attached information aout my computer.
Any help will be appreciated.

Could not upload service manual but here is the URL:
(Note; in the attached service manual they mention
some cards, but None of these are available on the

A:Video Card Upgrade Help

The nVidia cards listed are ones that aren't available at retail. I'm not sure what the retail equivalents are, but they may be equivalent to Geforce 210 and 220 cards.

Versions of the Radeon 4350 listed are readily available.

They are all low-profile low power cards.

As the X3910 has a 220W power supply, you don't want to ask much of it. You may not have an easy option to upgrade that power supply, as small form factor machines like this one don't use indsutry standard ATX style PSUs.

Making the X3910 into a tolerable gaming machine may be difficult. It wasn't built for that purpose.

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hi, I'm using Via VT8235 motherboard & I can't play any games here. So I wanted to upgrade my video card. Please help me in finding the right video card for my system. I'm running P4 2.0 Ghz and 512 MB of DDR RAM.

A:Upgrade video card

Wow a Pentium 6? xD

You need to tell us if you have an AGP or PCIe slot.

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I currently have the Nvidia GeForce 4600 ti AGP(128mb DDR). The computer is a Dell Dimension 8200 with a Pentium 4 processor @ 2.2GHz w/512 K l2 Cache. I am maxed out on RAM with 2Gb. I recently bought Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and found that it won't work. The Video cards recommended are the GeForce 6/7 families. Will one of the Nvidia 6800 series cards work? Am I stuck with cards that have only 128mb of DDR?

A:Need help on Video Card Upgrade

for that game you should definitely get the aegia physx card if you really wanna experience the game it was meant to be played.....

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Hi Dell Team! I need your help, I'm the owner of a Dell Optiplex 990 DT (Service Tag: 5DLM2V1) and I need some support, please. I would like to upgrade my video card but I don´t know, it´s very confused to choose one .. I´m worried about de PSU, there´s a confirmation about the performance of the recomended video card on my desktop. I don´t want a desktop in flames, please. 
If you need another information (like photos or something else) about the desktop .. please ask. 
Thanks in advance. 

A:Video Card Upgrade

Depends on the Size.
USFF models do not have slots.
SFF and Desktop can use a radeon HD5450 that is low profile and has no fan.

Computer Model OptiPlex 990
Shipping Date 8/16/2012
Country Argentina
421-5600 : EMRP,Windows 7 Professional,Me dia, 32-bit, Optiplex, Spanish

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My video card appears to be bad - no image can be viewed on my screen. My present card is an ATI Rage llC AGP 8mb - What could i poss upgrade this card to?

I know this is an old card - kids use this comp for school work and game play.


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I have a 520watt power supply what size can i run with it.
mobo is evga 590sli, do i need two cards or just one?
iwould like to play newer games if i can. my card now is a 8500gt.
thanks for the help.

A:Video card upgrade?

one card is good enough.

If you want, your PSU should be able to power a 8800gt. Should be plenty. Anything higher, and your PSU might run into trouble.

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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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