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BSOD after video card upgrade

Q: BSOD after video card upgrade

I seem to get this crash while playing COD:MW2 . It does not occur immediately, but only after about a minute or so of playing. It started happening after I installed my HD4870 video card (replacing my HD3450).

I've tried numerous drivers from the latest Catalyst 10.2 rolling back to 9.11. They all crash with BSOD and then forced system reboot.

I've ran the memory/system diagnostics scan via command prompt, and it said no errors found.

Please see my dump file attached. THanks for any advice.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-790XTA-UD4
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.94 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.83 GB
Page File Space 4.00 GB

Preferred Solution: BSOD after video card upgrade

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: BSOD after video card upgrade

Quote: Originally Posted by nugentoffer

I seem to get this crash while playing COD:MW2 . It does not occur immediately, but only after about a minute or so of playing. It started happening after I installed my HD4870 video card (replacing my HD3450).

I've tried numerous drivers from the latest Catalyst 10.2 rolling back to 9.11. They all crash with BSOD and then forced system reboot.

I've ran the memory/system diagnostics scan via command prompt, and it said no errors found.

Please see my dump file attached. THanks for any advice.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-790XTA-UD4
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.94 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.83 GB
Page File Space 4.00 GB

The cuases of these crashes vary. 2 were from the video driver. 2 were from memory and one was from NTFS.

Since the causes are varied I have a gut feeling that its hardware specifically memory. Therefor I would

download memtestx86 and run for 5 passes
uninstall your video driver , download and install a fresh copy
run a system file check to verify and repair your system files
type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW
Also if you are overclocking STOP

Le us know the results.


021810-28922-01.dmp 2/18/2010 8:50:06 PM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000d1 fffff880`e7e36ce0 00000000`0000000b 00000000`00000000 fffff880`07d127e3 atipmdag.sys atipmdag.sys+2867e3 x64
021810-19999-01.dmp 2/18/2010 9:04:46 PM KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED 0x0000001e ffffffff`c0000096 fffff800`02c9036d 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-19453-01.dmp 2/18/2010 9:27:04 PM PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff800`00cbf54b 00000000`00000008 fffff800`00cbf54b 00000000`00000002 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-25740-01.dmp 2/18/2010 10:32:52 PM SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff880`012c6c8d fffff880`02165dd0 00000000`00000000 Ntfs.sys Ntfs.sys+74c8d x64
021810-19063-01.dmp 2/18/2010 10:50:52 PM PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff8a0`422a0b2f 00000000`00000000 fffff800`02f8087d 00000000`00000005 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-19344-01.dmp 2/18/2010 11:09:12 PM SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff960`000ee9ea fffff880`068c3900 00000000`00000000 win32k.sys win32k.sys+be9ea x64


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\New folder\021810-28922-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*d:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a55000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c92e50
Debug session time: Thu Feb 18 21:45:13.311 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:51:06.058
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {fffff880e7e36ce0, b, 0, fffff88007d127e3}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atipmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atipmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atipmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atipmdag.sys ( atipmdag+2867e3 )

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3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: fffff880e7e36ce0, memory referenced
Arg2: 000000000000000b, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff88007d127e3, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002cfd0e0


fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h]





TRAP_FRAME: fffff88002dfacc0 -- (.trap 0xfffff88002dfacc0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=fffff880e7e36cc0 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa800592ca30
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff88007d127e3 rsp=fffff88002dfae50 rbp=0000000000000001
r8=00000000000004b0 r9=0000000000000001 r10=0000000000000000
r11=fffffa8003eb8c80 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na pe nc
fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h] ds:0001:fffff880`e7e36ce0=????????????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002ac6469 to fffff80002ac6f00

fffff880`02dfab78 fffff800`02ac6469 : 00000000`0000000a fffff880`e7e36ce0 00000000`0000000b 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02dfab80 fffff800`02ac50e0 : fffffa80`05143680 fffffa80`067f6010 fffffa80`04b06aa0 00000000`00005a1a : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`02dfacc0 fffff880`07d127e3 : fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`02dfae50 fffffa80`041627b0 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`0000000b : atipmdag+0x2867e3
fffff880`02dfae58 00000000`00000000 : fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`0000000b fffff880`07cfbc38 : 0xfffffa80`041627b0

fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h]


SYMBOL_NAME: atipmdag+2867e3


MODULE_NAME: atipmdag

IMAGE_NAME: atipmdag.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_atipmdag+2867e3

BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_atipmdag+2867e3

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System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
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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
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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

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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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A:bsod video scheduler and attempt to reset video card


Lets start with Driver Verifier

Verifier puts extreme stress on the drivers, bad ones will cause BSOD. If we change all those drivers we hope for no more BSODs, If you get no BSODs, then its not a driver and we look to hardware. With verifier on your computer may be a little laggy, but actually..its just doing its work.Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Driver Verifier runs in the background, "testing" drivers for bugs. If it finds one, a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will result; the corresponding dump file will hopefully show the faulty driver.

Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow

Driver Verifier monitors kernel-mode drivers and graphics drivers to detect illegal function calls or actions that might corrupt the system. It can subject the drivers to a variety of stresses and tests to find improper behavior.

Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.

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A:Video Card Upgrade and PSU help

I would wait till you have the system before buying the card. Two things you need to check:
1.will it fit in your case?
2.power supply-you will most likely need a more powerful one with the proper connections needed for the card and is compatable with your mobo and will fit

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PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5157&SUBSYS_013A1002&REV_00\4&36560896&0&0008
Adapter Type RADEON 7500 Series AGP (0x5157), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
Adapter Description RADEON 7500 SERIES
Adapter RAM 64.00 MB (67,108,864 bytes)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version
INF File oem8.inf (ati2mtag_RV200 section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1152 x 864 x 75 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xE8000000-0xEFFFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000C800-0x0000C8FF
Memory Address 0xFF8F0000-0xFF8FFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2mtag.sys (, 963.50 KB (986,624 bytes), 8/4/2004 1:29 AM)

A:I need to upgrade my video card.

We need to know if you have an AGP slot on your motherboard. I actually can't tell from your post if your 7500 is the PCI version or the AGP version, as it is saying both. It actually looks like you may be in luck, and have an AGP card though.... fingers crossed.....To do that, we need to know your motherboard's make/model. The simplest way I suppose, would be to download and run this program:


And tell us what it says in the "mainboard" tab. Specifically your manufacturer and model number, but also under "graphic interface".

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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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A:Video card upgrade

A 275 has the advantage over a 260. It's not a massive difference, but a difference nevertheless.

275 SLI will outperform 260 SLI (when/if you go there)

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A:Video card upgrade

This is a very frequent question and one that does not earn a lot of goodwill, but the truth is there is no way to upgrade your video. Laptops have custom designed motherboards and a lot of the cards that you can insert into a desktop are installed in a laptop by having chips soldered flat onto the motherboard. I mean have you ever seen a desktop video card? How could you possibly put such a thing in a laptop? Some very, very special made gaming and engineering laptops have a slot to put a blg flat video card into but no HP consumer laptop has such a slot. Laptops that have that capability are over $2000 and even then the cards are not freely interchangeable like a desktop. So, the simple answer to your question is that you can't do it. Sorry. 

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A:video card upgrade

@RAR2?, welcome to the forum. Newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  Your motherboard does not have UEFI and it can't be upgraded.  The last cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670's.  This would require a power supply upgrade, also. If you want to get Win10 for FREE, you have to upgrade before July 29, 2016.  It will take about 909 minutes if you go to the official download site.  I just helped a friend upgrade and it went very smoothly.  Microsoft has the download completely updated before you install it.  This saves a lot of time. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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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.



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A:video card upgrade

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You'll need a new power supply as well, the stock eMachines one will not be able to handle any decent video card.

What is you budget and what games do you intend to play?

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Inputs please?

A:Video card upgrade

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On the Nvidia side I would definitely go with 560 Ti's. They perform better than GTX470's and draw less power.

If comparing 6950's to 560 Ti's, the 6950's have a bit better performance and also a higher power draw. I would say go with the one you like more as both set ups should be more than enough for todays games.

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A:Video Card upgrade?

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

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A:Video Card Upgrade

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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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Expandable to 2GB Hard Drive : 100GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache) Optical Drive : 48x CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Video : ATI Radeon™ X300-based integrated graphics
Up to 32MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available Sound : 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio Network : 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port) Modem : 56K ITU V.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port) Peripherals : Standard multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers (USB powered) Ports/Other : 6 USB 2.0 (2 in front, 4 in back), VGA external connector, serial port, parallel port, 2 PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse), 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back)

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most of the games on FB are flash based,so updating your flash player would suffice.

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What card out of the following will give me the greatest performance upgrade from my GeForce2 Pro 64mb card.. Geforce 2 TI 200, 500, Geforce4 MX 440, 460...

Its an athlon 1200Mhz system w/ 256 MB ram..

Planning on upgrading mobo+cpu at the end of the year... either to fastest XP avalible or new Therobread processor....
I'm actually thinking about the TI 4200, but i didn't include that in with the others becasue it obviously blows them away...

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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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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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I currently have a 3DFX Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP video card. I upgraded from Windows 98SE to XP Home recently when I built myself a new system. I started from scratch with new hard drives which means I didn't upgrade from 98SE. I had my Voodoo5 5500 set up perfectly with my old system and it ran great with games and videos. When I installed the card into my new system, it has never run like it did on the old system. In fact, I'm only showing 32MB of memory in dxdiag for this card. For the life of me, I don't know, I'm not an expert....yet. Maybe there aren't any drivers specific to XP? If I would've upgraded from 98SE to XP, maybe the drivers would carry over? I have tried drivers from everywhere and my video still isn't the same as it was with 98SE.

I am now thinking of upgrading to a 128MB card. I have a few choices because I got a $130 gift card from Best Buy for Xmas, which prompted the upgrade. I have researched these cards and all seem to have their own flaws, but I don't want to spend too much, under $150. I play games and watch videos, but I would say that I don't do it alot. I'm not hard core, so I don't need too much. Max Payne is my game of choice. Here are the cards I'm considering. They are all in my price range.

- ATI Radeon 9200 128MB DDR AGP
- BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5200 256MB AGP
- eVGA GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP
- PNY GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP

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A:Video Card Upgrade/ Please Help

I know this is a wee bit past your limit, but I just did a Pricewatch on an ATI 9600XT (which from what I understand is a pretty sweet card) and it came in at $154 shipped. Might be worth checking out. I'm kind of partial to ATI so maybe we can get some input from nVidia gurus here as well.

BTW, welcome with your first post to TechSpot! :grinthumb

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Like to upgrade the card I have now is a nvidia geforce2mx only analog out want something with digital and not a ton of money looking for ideas Thanks

A:Video card upgrade

how much are you willing to spend?

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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 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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ok when the hell are 5600 ultra rev b's gona hit he shelves???after reading all the review's it looks promising enough to buy.

A:video card upgrade

it looks like Nvidia is having trouble getting anything above their 5200 on store shelves in quantity.

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Hi srry to ask , But i have a Nvidia 8500 GT should i go up to a 9600 GT?
would i benafit from the upgrade ?
or should i go with a 8600GT?
i am currently useing my19 inch HDTV as a monitor 1080P is nice.
i plan to use my 60GB PS3 on my HDTV.
my 22inch monitor had a fault so i sent it in for repairs.
also what are the specs on the 9600 GT.
thanks for your help.

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Hello,I want to upgrade my current computer with this new Video Card, the RX 480 (http://www.microcenter.com/product/466870/Radeon_RX_480_4GB_GDDR5_PCIe_Video_Card)I would like to know If it is compatable and what computer parts I would need to complete this task.  My Specs : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03933886 Thanks for your help 

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Ok so a very simple and short answer Should i upgrade my Ati x1900 XTX to something better and if yes then to what?

A:Should i upgrade my video card?

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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.

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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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Okay hears the deal i play alot of Cs:s and just recently bought 1gb of ram for my comp.
altough it was value ram it still bosted the proformace a good 25fps jump.
my specs are
CPU:intel duo core 2.4ghz
Ram:2GB value ram 1 kingston 1 rendition
Video Card: x1300 dont think its pro or nothing
Power supply: 350watt
OS: Windows Vista Home Prem
Now im thinkin about getting A BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC 256MB. witch is decently powerfull its a dx10 card and i read somewher you can get the same proformace running a dx9 game with a 7900. witch may be the case but it will still be a jump from the x1300 witch sucks.. im jus wondering if thats a smart choice or should i buy a PS and the 8600?

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I have a P2MMX with an Intel i440Lx mobo and looking to upgrade my currant video card,whitch is a nVidia riva TNT. Any suggestions for what may be compatable with my system? Thanks!

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I think those boards had an AGP slot. At least the 440BX did.
They're probably either a 1x or 2x AGP slot.
Are you looking to upgrade for better video quality or for games?
It would probably be a waste to put a better cad in there considering the rest of the system.

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I would like to get some opinions on upgrading my current 8mb vanta video card (mother board supports 4X AGP 2.0). I am not a gamer. I do alot of video conversion(dvd, mpeg 1 & 2, vcd, avi) and record from TV. I don't won't to spend more than about $100-$120. I mostly use Win XP and use 1024x768 @32bit on a 19" crt monitor. I am also planning to upgrade my CPU to an Athlon XP 1800 or faster.

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I need to upgrade my video card. I have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE . I could sure use the guidance on what to purchase . I am looking for a reasonably priced card that runs almost any PC game.
Here is my computer info if this helps.
Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

HP Pavilion
AMD Athlon 64 x 2 Dual
Core processor 5000+
2.61 GHz, 1.93 GB of RAM

I really would appreciate any help!

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I recently got a newer PC and just looking for something that can run a game with these requirements at max

Here's how my PC looks at the moment:

Just need something that will run this particular game well with 0 frame skip. If I need a better power supply for a suggested card or something else please help me with that as well. Thanks!

A:Looking to upgrade my video card

The XFX 8600GT is available for as little as $50 on Newegg with a rebate, so you might consider that. You'd need a PSU with at least 18A on the +12V rails combined, so if you don't have one, look into it. I've seen the Antec Earthwatts EA430 for around $40 or so on Newegg with free shipping and is an excellent choice.

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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?

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Can someone please explain this??

I installed a new video card, an attempted upgrade to a 256mb GeForce FX 5600 from an FX 5200. The attached image is a screenshot of my desktop after installation.

A task pane on the desktop?!? Neither I nor anyone that I know has ever seen anything like this.

Some more oddities:

- After installing the new card & drivers then rebooting, the desktop (& everything else) was unchanged. The altered desktop did not appear until after I shut down, then turned the PC on (the next day).

- Pressing the Win key did not bring up the start panel - I had to left-click the start button.

- The network connections icon no longer appeared in the system tray, even though the 'show icon in notification area when connected' box was still checked. The 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon was similarly missing.

- Even after uninstalling the new card & rolling back the drivers, the task pane on the desktop was still there. It wasn't until after I restored the pre-installation contents of the hard drive from a backup disk image that I waa able to have a normal desktop as well as regain the Windows key functionality and missing icons.

A:Video Card Upgrade

The first problem I see is that you have Spyware; DateManager.

If you want to remove the bar at the top you should be able to right click on it and select Close Toolbar.

A move from a FX5200 to a FX5600 is a marginal upgrade.

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I am overwhelmed by the huge selection of video cards available to upgrade my card. I would appreciate a recommendation so that I don't purchase a card that doesn't fit with my system and so that I don't spend more than needed. I want better graphics for screensavers, videos, and maybe some light gaming. Price range around $50-$60. I probably just need to upgrade to 256 MB. ? Any guidance appreciated. Thanks.

Current card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
RAM Mem: 1.5 Gig
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 3100+ (1800 mhz)
System: ECS nforce 3-A
Win XP, SP2

A:Upgrade Video Card

Here are some cards that should work with that system (Just to make sure: You do have a PCIe slot, right?)


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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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