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Upgrading from Modem card to NIC card - hp P/N 5188-2907

Q: Upgrading from Modem card to NIC card - hp P/N 5188-2907

Had a power surge that has wiped out my modem card. Can I replace with NIC card? I have a Broadband Cable Modem with Router - connected to 3 other PC's and laptop. I just use this machine for my email and some internet. Windows 7DesktopHP Pavilion a1630n (about 10 years old) ThanksHandley

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Had a power surge that has wiped out my modem card.  Can I replace with NIC card? I have a Broadband Cable Modem with Router - connected to 3 other PC's and laptop. I just use this machine for my email and some internet. Windows 7DesktopHP Pavilion a1630n (about 10 years old) ThanksHandley

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I got a older vieo card and wanting to download the driver for it I think it is Geforce 8500 512 MB however I am unsure.

On surface of it has Asus P/N: 5188 8004

can anyone tell? as would like to download the right drivers for it

A:Need help on identifying video card P/N: 5188 8004

Let's see if Windows will identify it and can then see what can be found..

Connect the card. Reboot
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post


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Hi there,My computer which is built from indiviual components suddenly upgraded to windows 10 by itself. Now the display is not good and I have tried to alter the settings but then the display is even worse. The display adapter that has loaded is Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. I do not know the name of the video card in my computer but it has a sticker on it that says "HP Part No: 5188-4289". Does anyone know the name of the video card and if there is a Windows 10 64 bit driver for it.

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Hey all!  I've been looking to update the graphics card on my Dell XPS 8700 from a GTX 645 to a GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia graphics card.   Everything I looked at says it checks out:
-PCIE x16 card compatible with  PCI- Express x16 card slot
- 1.5 Width (Dual Slot Width) x 5.7 Length x 4.38 Height graphics card should fit in PC (original dimensions for the GTX 645 are 4.376 Height, 5.7 Length, Single Slot width).   Only problem I can see here is the width for the 1050 is dual slot while the original has a single slot width.  However, there should be enough space right?  
- 75W power draw with a 460W PSU.   Here is another (unlikely) potential problem.  I have no idea how much power everything else is drawing so I don't know how much spare power I have.   However, seeing as the 645 has a max power draw of 65 W, I think I'm fine since that's only a 10 W difference
Does anybody see any problems with my logic/anything that I'm missing?  Thanks all and have a great day.   

A:Upgrading Dell XPS 8700 with EVGA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Sc Graphics Card Card

you MUST upgrade BIOS to A10 for Win7/81 or A11 for Win10 for GTX 9x0 or higher and all GTX 10x0 cards as well.
What software are you running? If gaming at 1920x1080 resolution a GTX 1060 is perhaps the "best' option for an XPS 8700. The 8700 will easily fit a dual width card and the 1060 is the right mix of lots of graphics card, but it doesn't need a ton of power to run it.
The motherboard provides up to 75W via the PCIe slot, and extra power comes from the two six pin PCIe power connectors if the card needs more power.
Some GTX 1060 cards need a single 8 pin connector and the solution is a very low cost adapter ( $ 8.00 on eBay)

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I used to have an internal cable conecting the sound card to the modem card inside of the CPU. When I put in the new 3Com/USR 56k modem FX/VC/DT/SP, there was no connector to which to conect the sound card cable.

I read somewhere once, that one could connect the output of the modem card to the input of the Sound Card using a short cable on the outside back of the CPU to achieve the same thing.

The other option is to dedicate a speaker system to the modem card. (If i do this route, do I use a monaural speaker or a stereo speaker system--in other words, i think the modem is a monaural sound source but i wanna check for sure?).

I think it would be cleaner to be able to take the OUT from the modem to the IN of the Sound Card on the back of the CPU. Does anyone know if this will work?


A:Sound Card to Modem Card Connector Cable

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i am upgrading from nvidia 5200fx to 5500fx.....my games are skipping quite a bit(command and conquer generals), and my pc is working alot of overtime. my problem is that when i switched out the old agp card and popped in the new one, my dell monitor would not turn on under any circumstances. however, the monitor works fine with the old agp card and with the onboard graphics if both agp cards are absent. i have tried EVERYTHING. from updating the bios, to switching the ram around, to uninstalling the old drivers and shutting down, then installing new card, but still not able to get into windows. i tried booting into safe mode, but i cant see the screen to do so.
im very frustrated, out of options almost. my pc is almost top of the line. pentium 4, 3.0ghz, 512ddr ram, 80gb hd. The only possibility i can think of that could be wrong is too much power for the supply, which i find hard to believe.....
any suggestions are very welcome......please help! :dead:

A:Upgrading Agp Card, New Agp Card Is Nvidia 5500fx...

About all I will say is that the diff between a 5200 and a 5500 is not really noticeable in games, you need to get a 58/5900 or a 66/6800 to see any improvement. Sorry.

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Hi all!!

I have a 3Com 10/100 PC Card for trade if anyone is interested. I tried to use it in my notebook to access the company LAN but no dice. Its brand spanking new still in the box -- used only once. Cost me 159 bucks and I can't return it since I opened it. I know this isn't a swapshop, but I thought I'd give it a try. I want a 56K V.90 PC card modem in return. Thanks!!

To all who pass through, instead of around, the journey makes the end very sweet indeed.

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I've managed to upgrade some of my home PC's from Win 7 or Win 8 to Wn 10 without any significant problems, but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's.

It is running Win 7 Home 32-bit and when I originally ran the Windows 10 upgrade advisor, it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce 6600 graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10.

I tried various workarounds, using suggestions on this and other sites, to upgrade with the GEForce card but none were successful. So I purchased and installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R7 240, which should be Win 10 compatible.

I then re-ran the Win 10 upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the "GeForce 6600 card" was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed!

I checked the Device Manager and the graphics card was clearly showing as being the AMD card. I then explicitly uninstalled any NVidia drivers/software using the Control Panel/Program uninstall - still unable to upgrade to Win 10. I also ran the Wagnard tools "Display driver uninstaller" and removed any NVidia software/drivers - still unable to upgrade. I am using the latest drivers from the AMD website.

I also tried to upgrade using the Media Creation tool and a Win 7 image from DVD (previously this also failed to work and gave the incompatible graphics card error); this seemed to work up to a point, but after a reboot it wanted me to select a keyboard layout but neither my usb keyboard no... Read more

A:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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Hi everyone. I have had a laptop given to me which has a Pretec 33.6 modem card in it. The rub is that it doesn`t have the dongle with it. Let me tell you, I have spent 3 days doing google searches, went to Pretec web site, went to all the sites supposed to have all the dongles, and E-bay, don`t find anything that says Pretec 33.6 modem dongle for sale. Since it is my first encounter with a laptop, and a modem card, that I am off base here, and that the dongle doesn`t have to be a Pretec, but could be another brand, and still work. Any insight, and or help into pointing me in the right direction to a purchase will be appreciated. I like to try to do things by myself, but it sure is nice to know you have backup like this forum when you run into a brick wall. Thanks for your time and any help.

Mike Peters

A:Modem dongle for a Pretec 33.6 modem card

Try here,


Never used the company myself.


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i'm pretty noob at comps, wanna upgrade gfx card so i can play new games with higher FPS, can i just buy a good decent one and stick it in my computer, or do i need to make sure my motherboard can take it etc. >.<

i dont know how to check what my motherboard is or else id post it

A:Upgrading GFX card

Yes, you certainly need to find the correct graphics card that is compatible with your system. Most computers generally meet the "minimum requirements" listed by the video card manufacturer, so that's ok. The only thing left to consider is the correct slot interface.

You need to find out what type of port your motherboard has. It's either AGP, PCI-Express, or just PCI.

The obvious way of finding out would be to open up your computer and read the small fine print indicating the motherboard name or type of graphics card slot.

But an easier way (and to an extent, a more logical way) would be to download Belarc Advisor HERE and it will tell the info on every part in your computer. Just look under the motherboard section ("Main Circuit Board") after you've installed it, and tell us the name of your motherboard.

As for selection of a good graphics card, you need to tell us the games you are expecting to get good performance in, and explain what your expectations are in terms of frame rate.

Good luck

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Hi everyone,

Having plowed through several issues in the course of upgrading my old system, there's one remaining item that I was wondering if someone here could help me with. The computer is fairly old: a Gateway 817GM Media Center originally running XP (original specifications here: Gateway Support - Specifications). Currently, the system is running with 2.5GB of DDR1 RAM.

So far as I can tell, there is one PCI port open. Does anyone know a graphics card that fits this (Intel 915 chipset, I think) specification that can handle Aero? Gaming isn't my thing, I don't play heavy games at all. But Aero/DirectX/Direct3D would definitely be nice.

Thanks if anyone can help!

A:Upgrading an old card.

This should work...expensive for what it is though....Newegg.com - HIS H545H512P Radeon HD 5450 Silence 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

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Hi i used to have an Xp but then i got vista home premium. thats when i discovered that my video card sucked soo that is why my computer was running slow.
I then got an ATI Radeon Hd 2600 Pro AGP, sooooo now i have this Multimedia Video Controller problem. it doesnt say anything about it, it doesnt give me any sort of detail about it. All i know is that if i disable it, my video card stops working.

Sooooo can anyone help me please.

A:Need help upgrading VGA card

have u install the latest drivers for it? if not do it.

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Hey, I am currently thinking about upgrading my gfx untill I get a new computer I am going from a gfx with 128mb memory to one with 256mb, now before I buy it I want to know will I see any difference in gameplay or won't it change much at all?

A:Upgrading gfx card

Depends.....Whats your budget and what card do you have now? and which do you plan to upgrade too...?

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I have a dell computer, Studio Slim 540s. I was hoping to upgrade my grahpics card to be able to play games such as call of duty, battlefield etc. but my grahpics card at the moment isn't good enough.

Becuase my computer is a slim version i would need a low profile card. I was looking at this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150322 the gForce 9500GT. However i think there is also a low profile 9800GT http://vr-zone.com/articles/sparkle-makes-9600-gt--9800-gt-cards-in-low-profile/6348.html. I can go up too 200 if necessary i just want the best card possible for my fan and power supply which can be upgraded to handle.

But the computer only came with a 250watt power supply and no extra fans. For this new card or any other new low profile higher-end card would i need to upgrade the fan or add a new fan and the power supply?

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Just to be sure, thought I'd ask the pros (that is your guys.....)

I now have the FX5200, and have purchased a Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro (128Mb).

I am planning on just taking out the FX5200, plugging in the 9800 Pro, and then reinstalling XP from scratch. I have all my drivers for everything, and I haven't reinstalled windows for a while, and things are getting kind of glitchy so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone...

Before I go ahead and do this........... is there anything I am not thinking of? Anyone foresee any problems?

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Alright, let me ask another question. Probably showing how little I know, but hey, I'm not afraid!......

Drivers. For my 9800 Pro, should I just use the drivers from Sapphire's site? What drivers should I be using? I have heard that there are all kinds of 3rd party things going on, and I just haven't a clue what is best...

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1. Motherboard -
2. Graphic interface - PCI-e
3. Memory - 1 GB
4. CPU - AMD Athalon 64 4000+
5. CPU Speed - 2.41 GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - Delta Electronics Inc./ DPS 330AB 15A (no clue about this one)
7. Watt output/Amperage - +12V/15A
8. Max Power- 300W

I love first person shooters and i just bought STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl and it's not that fun on my current and very crappy integrated nvidia 6100. I'm looking into the e-GeForce 8600 GT 256 MB PCI-E DX10 Graphics which i can get for $120 or a PNY GeForce 7600GS 512 MB for $100.

I guess that's pretty much my financial range. The problem is i dont know what's better for its price. I'd assume the 8600 b/c of my little bit of research it was only ever compared to the 7900 (so maybe the 7600 is a lot worse than the 8600, but for a $20 difference i want to be sure). But i'm not sure and that's why i'm on here asking you guys.

I looked up the 8600 and found this product which looks exactly what i'm looking to buy- it gives the specs and what the needed power supply: http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=256-P2-N755-AR

it says minimum of 350Watt and +12v/22a- so i know now i'd have to upgrade my PSU. So i got to looking for a new PSU and found this: http://www.compusa.com/products/pro...cm_mmc=compusa-_-rss-_-ad-_-computer_upgrades

It looks very good and more along the high end which i dont mind, but it mentions something about having conne... Read more

A:Upgrading to new card help

I suppose if they said it'll work on a 350W PSU, you can probably get away with that 380W Antec PSU.

You might want to see how much more you'd be paying for the 430W model.

As for the graphics card, I would think the 8600Gt would perform better, even though it has less RAM. You might want to check www.tomshardware.com, they have a nice chart comparing graphics cards in a whole variety of settings. Great to see which is the better card.

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Hey everyone Now I'm no expert but I'm fairly computer savvy, however when it comes to hardware spec's I'm clueless. A friend of a friend helped me pick my hardware, and I put together my current computer almost 4 years ago. It was a beast at first but after a month my gfx card kept crashing almost every game, 5 mins into playing. Did some research, turned out a lot of people were having issues with the same card. For whatever reason I never bothered to, or couldn't get a replacement. Well now I'm finally ready to do it and I was looking for some insight, based on my current spec's, what my best options would be..
I'm running:

Windows 7, 64bit
This barebone kit:

Asus M4A89GTD PRO AMD 890GX CrossFire Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz Processor Overclocked to 4.0GHz
8GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory (4 x 2048MB)
750-Watt Power Supply
CoolIT ECO A.L.C Liquid Cooling System
WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 64MB Cache

And the busted graphics card I'm using:

EVGA 01G-P3-1452-TR GeForce GTS 450 SuperClocked Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi +99MHz Overclock to 882MHz

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not expecting to play next-gen games at the highest settings or an... Read more

A:Upgrading GFX Card

Looking over your current video card were you in need of running dual monitors? Have you checked out NewEgg.com? They are always having deals of video cards.

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I currently have an Radeon 4200HD. What would be a good upgrade from that? I'd like to play some more games on here, but nothing too serious.

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Assuming the HP in your specs, what kind of budget do you have? With the 300W power supply it,

HP Pavilion p6270z Desktop PC Product Specifications and Configurable Options - c01931067 - HP Business Support Center

without a power supply upgrade as well you're going to be severely limited as to what you can put in it.

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Could someone tell me where I can get a "cord" for a Fax/modem card (pcmia card)for a laptop.
Thanks in advance.

A:Fax/Modem card

You have to be more specific, there are hundreds of PCMCIA modems. Try any local store - most carry many common ones that work with most modems.

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If i am going to be receiving wireless signals through a wireless adapter from a wireless router will I be needing a modem card on my new PC???

A:modem card

Only if you want to send/receive faxes over a phone line, use your PC for an answering machine, or use dial-up if the wireless is not working.



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I have just installed XP Professional and have lost all contact with my Sprint DSL modem. I have checked the properties box and the firewall seems to be inactive. Is there a way (read number) that I can ping my 10/100 card to see if it is being addressed? Need to find out if the problem is the card, the cable (although I put in a new one) or the modem.


A:DSL Modem/Lan Card

Goto command prompt, type "ipconfig" that will give you address information including IP, Subnet, Gateway and DNS.

Then you can "ping" the address that you want by typing ping <address that you want to ping>

Note : If you lost the DSL connection make sure that the DSL modem is being assigned an address, if your service is using DHCP to assign the address make sure it has one, a generic address is going to start with 169.xxx.xxx.xxx if your dsl connection has an IP address starting with 169 it is not being assigned an IP from your provider, check your firewall conections.

If you have a static IP address (User assigned) then you can try pinging it.

Let me know how goes it.

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I bought a pc recently, I'm wondering what are the compatible Graphic cards and Ram for my pc. Pc model: HP pavilion 550-132dMotherboard: HP 2B47Processor: Intel Core i5 6400 2.70 GhzRam: 4 GB DDR3Graphic Card: NVIDIA Geforce GT 730 DDR3 I'm thinking of upgrading it to a better graphics like GTX 660 or GTX 730 ti, but i'm not sure if that will be compatible. Please help. Thank you.

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hi there,
i've been thinking a upgrading for a while now i have a nvidia GTX 560 and i was thinking about getting a Nvidia GTX 780 as my GPU is old now and with GTA V coming out soon i think it's about time also i don't want to spend to much. is there a better option that anyone can suggest i prefer to keep to nvidia as i know amd has had problems with games in the past

A:upgrading my graphics card

If I could crank up your budget a little, I'd go with a GTX 980 or get a pair of 960s and link them.

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I currently have a radeon x1600 pro (512mb edition)
My mother board is crossfire ready so I could purchase another x1600pro for around $120.
Would it be worth it to go with a crossfire setup or just buy a new top of the line video card for $300?

I ask because I am getting 15-20 fps playing age of conan. How much of a performance increase would I see with Crossfire?

A:Upgrading video card

x1600 as I remember requires a master card which usually cost a few bucks more.

I think you would be better off either with crossfire and a x1900 or getting a new HD3750.

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this is my motherboard 'Asus PTGD2-VX' and I would like to know if I can upgrade my onboard video card to a PCI video card?
the motherboard looks like this one

can I go ahead and buy a 512mb PCI grapics card?


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Hi there, I would like to upgrade the video card in this HP PC but I think there is limited room.  I am thinking along the lines of a 750ti which is about as close to the physical measurements of the factory card installed.  I would of course upgrade to an appropriate PSU. ThanksBrad

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I have had my Geforce GTX 760 for about a year now, and although it is a big improvement over my last graphics card, I want to upgrade it so games like OMSI Bus Simulator will run smoothly with no lag. I have already upgraded my power supply to a corsair 750. I am not wanting to pay more than ?300 for one. Also my current card is a tight squeeze due to the length at 21.8cm. The card I have been looking at is 26.9cm in length. Is their a way round this? Any help would be appreciated.

I have seen this:

Here are my Specs:

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 need tp up  grade my video card as the program I want to run says Minimum system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i3; RAM: 8 GB; Free hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: 2 GB RAM card, DirectX11 - compatible; requires internet activation.Recommended system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+; RAM: 16GB; Hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 / ATI R9 290 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation. The only thing I am in question about is the video. Other then that I meet the requirements.Is there a reccommened Video Card. I cannot get another computer at this time.OK my problem is.. when I run the Game my computer graphics stop and I get a message saying it is restarting.My graphics right now is  AMD Radeon HD 7400 series. Thank You and I look forward to some help with this.  

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I ws hoping some bright spark could let me know which graphics card i am best upgrading to, or alternatively just abandoning my PC and getting a new one!

Currently i own an athlon 800, with 256ram however despite good all round performance on most applications i am let down when it somes to playing games. The graphics card i have at the moment is an Nvidia TNT2 32mb but this seems to be sadly lacking when it comes to running games.

I don't want to spend loads of money if i am better just replacing my whole PC - but i would welcome suggestions on which graphics cards i should go and buy. Any help you can give me would be most appreciated

PS - don't want to be spending more than 100

A:Upgrading my graphics card

I would go with an ATI card I had an Nvidia 32meg card I went back to ATI it run alot better. Just about anything in there line of video cards with 64meg will do great and some of them should be in your price range

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Hi all, this is my first time posting on here (apologies if this is the wrong forum).

I have a g5200uk-m with a nvidia geforce 6150se nforce 430 graphics card in it.

the mother board is a M2N68-LA (Narra6).

it also can handle up to 300w.

I'm looking to upgrade the power and graphics to the total cost of no more than 150, but preferably around the 100 mark.

can anyone recommend a good psu and graphics card that would work on my computer for that amount?

thanks in advance.

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My HP DV7 has an Intel centrino wireless-n 2230 card which only receives 2.4 ghz, but my router also has 5 ghz.  What wireless card can I upgrade to in order to get a 5 ghz signal?  Thank you.

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I have a M90 tower and I'm trying to upgrade the graphics card with a gtx 960. I keep getting a error beep code five beeps can anyone please help!

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My Comp specs in Sig

The video card I have now is pretty Bad (16mb...eww) I want to upgrade it to like a 64 or 128mb AGP card. The only games I play on PC are Diablo II LOD and StarCraft BroodWar, and I was thinking about Getting Counter Strike. Would a 64mb card work or should I bite the bullet and get a 128. Might I add im 16 and im on a budget. and wats a good place to buy a card from, TigerDirect? or how about this place > CLICK HERE

A:UpGrading Video Card.

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I would like to get peoples input on what video card I should upgrade to.

I have a AMD XP1800 system with a Ti200 AGP 8x card now but I think its crapping out. When I play a game I keep getting an error and one of the possibilities is that something has over heated. I'm assuming its the video card since it only happens when I'm gaming.

Your opinions would be appreciated.

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Ok, so I have a 256mb Radeon 9200, and frankly, I'm not happy with compatibility with Direct X 9.0b etc and I want to upgrade it. I found on a website for a store near me an ASUS AGP RADEON 9600SE 128MB 8X DVI for $119, and I'm thinking that sounds like a good deal, especially if I can trade in my old graphics card, but I want your opinion.

Is this a better card, and will I get better performance/compatibility etc with games? I'm mainly wanting it for Far Cry, Doom3 and Rome: Total War which have all been assaulting me with video glitches and sub par performance because of the incompatiblities with Direct X 9.0b.

So yeah, opinions please.

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I have a Dell XPS 420, Core Quad, Q6600 @ 2.40GHz and 3GB RAM running XP SP3. Power Supply is 375W. Current video card is an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro. I'd like to upgrade the card for video/slideshow and photo editing. Programs I'll be using are Proshow Producer and Photoshop Elements 9. Can my computer handle this PCI-E 2.0 card or something similar? I want at least 1GB RAM and DDR3. No one at Dell will answer this questions without charging me for tech support
Asus ATI Radeon HD 5550 1024 MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.1 DVII HDMI DSub HDCP Video Card

A:Upgrading Vid Card. Not Sure What I Can Handle

This is what's posted on the Dell accessory site for the ATI Radeon HD 5550 1 GB DDR3 PCI Express x16 video card:


It recommends at least a 400W power supply.


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I'm trying to install a new PCI video card in an old Compaq presario (circa 2000) apparently it has an integrated direct AGP graphics chip installed on the motherboard. The info I got from HP is kind of weak. Normally you would enter the BIOS screen and select "disable" but the BIOS on this computer is pretty basic, theres nothing to "disable", there is a heading marked as PCI devices, but all it shows are the IDE channels. I can disable the the graphics controller through the device manager and have nothing on the screen when I restart the computer, but when I turn on the comp. with the new device installed, ....blank screen, BLACK! so I suspect there's drivers lurking somewhere that have to be deleated, or I'm not really disableing the graphics controller. I'm hoping there's someone out there who has done this on an early Compaq. (I understand the newer ones have a better BIOS set-up)

A:upgrading video card

G'day Jerome, as you have found these on board things can present problems.
In some cases there may be jumpers which require relocation to disable the onboard thing, in others plugging a component automatically allows transfer.
Some boards may not have either ability.
You will need more information, the manufacturer of your M/B will have a manual, this has probably not been supplied by Compaq and they don't seem to real good at helping with problems.
The board may be identifiable with "Everest Home", google it and download the program, it is a free assistive program for identifying components and monitoring operation.
If you cannot identify the board manufacturer, closely examine the actual board for numbers, often located in the area of the PCI sockets, google these numbers if any.
You will often find that Asis boards are identified, this allows you to find the manual for the board and learn the limits and settings etc.
It is one of those cases where you actually need to read the destructions.
You should find the video mentioned in BIOS somewhere, I haven't seen one with no mention at all. Some BIOSes can be a pain to negotiate through the different pages.
All the best, qldit.

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Firstly, if I should be taking this up with a potential seller (i.e. Best Buy) rather than HP themselves, please let me know. I'm still a bit new to purchasing and upgrading computers. 
I am interested in purchasing an Inspiron Small Desktop, but would like to upgrade the graphics card. The one I had in mind is a MSI - AMD Radeon R9 380 4GB graphics card. Would this be possible, both physical size of desktop computer/graphics card and power wise? Would this void the computer warranty if I was to do so?

Thank you in advance.  

A:Upgrading Graphics Card

The exact model name and number of the Inspiron is required for an answer. Know that a small desktop must have a low profile card and also one that does not require a high powered power supply--not over 300w. A $300 video card like the one you list would never be able to be installed on a small budget desktop. Check the system requirements of any video card before buying. Buy a gaming model computer instead of a budget model. 
BTW--Inspirons are dell computers not HP. 

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So I just wanted to know if I could upgrade my graphics card without changing/upgrading anything else as well. I have a GeForce GT 610 currently, and switching it out for the GeForce gtx 750 ti or the 950.

PROCESSOR: AMD Fx(tm)-4300 Quad-Core processor 3.8 GHz
RAM: 16gb

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Can anyone advise me? I am going to replace my current graphics card to a 128MB one that can handle direct 9.
Do I have to delete the original graphics settings/drivers from the PC before I put the new one in?

A:Help - I am upgrading my graphics card

Do I have to delete the original graphics settings/drivers from the PC before I put the new one in?
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May not be neccesary, but better if you do.. Best safe than sorry.

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hi dell
i have dell optiplex 7010 pc the big one 

i5 3470K 4GB RAM 3.20GHZ
and i CANT play new games because i have nvidia gt210 and i want to upgrad it
can i use GTX970 OR GT1050TI in this pc or no ...

A:upgrading the graphics card

I don't know if the 7010 BIOS will support newer cards.
What power supply do you have? That will be the other factor to consider.
If the BIOS will support a GTX 9xx card it should also handle a GTX 10xx card.
If so, then I would look at a GTX 1060 or a 1050ti.
The GTX 970 is a great card but it needs more power than than 1060 does and the 1060 is faster.
If you have a power supply with one or two six pin PCIe power connectors, then a 1050ti might work.
I would buy from a vendor where you can return it if it doesn't.

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Would this video card go with my PC? Would I need to change my CPU,etc to make my new video card work?

Evga Geforce GTX 760 1085mhz 4GB PCI-express-3.0 hdmi
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Memory(RAM): 6.00GB
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 1GB
OS: Windows 7

A:Upgrading Graphic card help

you wouldnt have to change anything, it would work fine.

the main question is your powersupply, what wattage is it rated to? I think the gtx 760 recommends a 500w or above, but different card makers quote differences.

the weakest link in your pc will become your cpu which will bottleneck the system, but youll still be fine playing games, maybe not at their maximum settings.

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I have Creative Sound Blaster 16. I've been thinking of buying a new multichannel sound card. I would use it only for games, for music and movies I have different equipment. I've heard new cards are faster than old ones. Could I see considerable improvement in framerate in games? Do many games support 7.1 or 6.1 channel audio? Or is 5.1 enough? Are speakers usually included with the card? What cards are most compatible? What kind of outputs do these new cards have? Do they have digital audio outputs? Does every speaker have its own output or do I need a speaker set that has one speaker which has outputs for the others? I have 850MHz, 512Mb RAM. Would I benefit from all the advantages of new cards or should I buy a few years older model?

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...Right now I'm trying to upgrade my old video card to a newer one, on an older system. I want to continue to use the older system.

PIII-450MHz, Intel 440BX (Tabor3) R3 mobo
nVidia RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro 16MB (3.3v- 1xAGP)

I would like to upgrade to something close to:
GeForce MX 64-128MB

The problem is finding a video card with support for the 3.3v AGP..?

I've heard two conflicting suggestions on the matter; one, get the video card and try it(it will probably work but not at the newer specifications), and two, the voltages are different and won't work.

I want the newer card to have more video memory.


A:Upgrading video card...

Since the 440BX uses a 2X AGP slot, you should be able to use a AGP 2X/4x or a 8X card that supports a 2X, 3.3V slot.

A Nvidia MX card should then work.

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Hey all

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card to play Global Agenda. Here are my specs:

JetWay JHA06-GT-LF AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT
HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core Processor AD785ZWCGHBOX
XFX PVT95GYAR2 GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

I'm looking at a few cards here

Can anybody tell me if these will definitely work with my rig? Or some guidelines so I don't end up buying one that's not compatible? Thanks

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