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Q: upgrading to nvidia on older comp

im considering moving my nvidia geforce fx 5200 (128mb i think) from my newer computer to my older dell dimension 4100 (obviously im going to buy a better graphics card for the newer computer) but anyway,i was wondering if this dell dimension 4100 would be able to handle the 5200, i have a PIII 863Mhz, 384 MB ram, windows xp professional sp2, 10Gb of free space left, and my current graphics card is Radeon 7200 Family Series 32mb...

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A: upgrading to nvidia on older comp

You have to find what type of agp slot you have on the old pc agp2x, etc.

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i wanna move my nvidia geforce fx 5200 graphics card into my older comp and was wondering if i might run into any problems. THe specs on the older comp are Pentium III 866mhz, 4x AGP, 384 MB ram, xp pro sp2, the current graphics card is a 32mb ATI Radeon 7200. I was wondering if the nvidia card will work on a 4x AGP and if i'd have any other problems possibly caused by switching form an ati card to an nvidia card?

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Hi, I have two computers that I wanted to upgrade to Win XP, One is an Asus A7V With an AMD Duron 1.0 processor on it 256MB of SD Ram, the other one is an ASUS K7M, it has a 900Mhz processor, 256 MB SD Ram, and the computer name is HP Pavillion 8765C. They will recognize a HDD with Win 98 on but not one with Win XP on. I've had the HDD running on my computer and it works fine. Is there something I need to do toget these computers to recognize the XP HDD or is there a reason that it won't work?

A:Why won't an older comp recognize a HDD with WinXP on it

The first thing to check is the BIOS, if the BIOS can see the hard drive then there is no reason it shouldn't work.

It sounds like you installed XP on one computer, and are now trying to move the hard drive over to another computer. If so, that will not work. Each computer uses different drivers and when you move it to a different PC the wrong drivers are installed which prevents the hardware from being able to 'talk' to the software.

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Our main computer is in the shop having the chipset fan fixed. The kids have been complaining that our old computer that they use for their ipods and general internet use was really slow. So with extra time on my hands I have been playing with it. They were not kidding, this beast does not MOVE, freezes, etc. I deleted quite a few old games, downloaded and ran Malwarebytes, ashampoo win optimizer, tuneup utilities, and uni blue from this site. defraged through tunup utilities and ashampoo, loaded microsoft IE 8 (was running 7, I think)

Am running windows xp home 2002 Service pack 2 on dell desktop have downloaded and am running HJThis right now.

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I am ready to toss this puppy!

A:Older Comp Slower than Molassas! Help!

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Scan saved at 11:06:46 AM, on 1/22/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
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C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
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C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
F:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6\WO6.exe
f:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6\Dfsdks.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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I figure since the holiday season is coming along, I should do some upgrades on my primary computer so it will last another year or so before I need to completely rehaul it. I want to upgrade the RAM on my Hp Pavilion 522c up to 1Ghz but I've already seen the end result of my roommate just blindly buying RAM. It resulted in about a month without a computer because his Hp would not reboot and he had to send it back to the factory to be repaired. I can't take that risk. Will this RAM, http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...ails.asp?EdpNo=576571&Sku=U10-1904&CatId=147, work? Is there a cheaper alternative?
I am not a serious gamer but I want to be able to run a decent game every now and then. I hope to update my graphics card soon as well but as of right now, I mostly use my computer for academic purposes that include audio editing and other memory intensive tasks.

The manual basically amounts to: "DDR DIMMs must be 184-pin unbuffered DDR SDRAM

Here is extremely rudimentary spec sheet if that helps: http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=bph07567

A:Upgrading the RAM on an older Hp

I'd recommend that you find out what brand was used by HP in that machine, then buy that brand. If you are completely replacing your RAM, go to Crucial.com, they have an excellent selection of RAM that is approved for use in various brands of PCs. Just look up your PC by model, they will tell you what you need. Crucial is by far the best in terms of quality and service.

If all else fails, contact HP, they will be happy to sell you some overpriced RAM that will work.

Whatever you do, DO NOT MIX RAM BRANDS, nothing good can come of it.

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I went to my OEM site to download an older driver for my Geforce 9600M GT but it was only for a 32 bit system and I am 64 bit. Is that really strange that they didn't even offer it in 64 bit?

Anyway, there was less icon lagg and window lagg using no Nvidia driver so I guess the newest one is causing some slow down in how windows manifest and icon manifest. Does that make sense?

Can you tell me where I can get an older and better nvidia driver than the current one?

A:Where can I get older Nvidia drivers?

Hi Rolo,

Have you let Windows update install one for you? It will usually be a bit older than the ones from the manufacturer's site, and Windows should install the x64 version.


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I have an old Fujitsu Sylistic 5112 Tablet PC and am thinking about upgrading it to Win 8. It only has 4GB of ram (the max it takes). Should I go ahead and do a 64bit install or just 32bit.

the processor is: intel mobile core 2 duo u7700.



A:Upgrading Older computer to Win 8

As it is abit old use x32, but first check for all the drivers on the Fujitsu web site.

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My wife started using an older system I had and we are looking into upgrading it. Money is somewhat tight, so we are going for essentials.

The system is about 3 years old and is the following:
AMD t-bird 900mhz
512mb SDRAM PC133 (1x 256 + 2x 128)
Asus Geforce2 Mx400 64mb
Gigabyte GA-7IXE4 mobo

The three first things we are looking at upgrading are the ram, the vid card and the processor (in that order).

After reading up on the motherboard, I see that each ram slot takes up to 256mb sticks, PC133, double sided. So I'm gonna switch out the 2 sticks of 128 for 2 sticks of 256. Shouldnt be a problem.

I'm currently looking into the graphics cards. My problem is that I cant find out what type of card my mobo will support. I was looking at the Geforce FX5200 128mb Magic card, as its pretty damn cheap and this will last me for at least a few years until I can do a bigger upgrade. But I dont know if my mobo will support this vid card. I have read about the mobo having troubles with gf3 cards. Is there a way to find out?

The processor will be the next step. I believe the max for the mobo is a 1.4gig processor. Better than nothing. hehe

Thanks for any help!!

A:Upgrading an older system

im feeling ur pain as i also just recently had an ancient 3 year old machine .

looks like the mobo will be ur bottleneck
as u can see almost any upgrade would require flashing the bios

so as mobos go i would get one with Nvidia's nForce2 chipset like this one from newegg.

that way u can keep ur existing processor and upgrade ur memory to DDR and video card.

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kk well got this comp about a year or 2 ago and havnt really put anything into it at all sept some fans and video cards. But now I am starting to notice how slow my comp is and wanting to speed everything up quite a bit. Im not as much into hardware as I am with software so bare with me on that. I got the cash but not enough to go crazy with. I just wanna know what i should be upgrading first and formost to get my comp sped up and running at better fps in games and such. What is most important to be upgraded first and what is least important, Also asking for suggestions on upgrades if possible =D.

AMD Athlon XP 2600+
2.13 GHz
512 MB of RAM
MOB: Micro-Star LTD MS-6390 3PCI 1AGPv2.0
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
250W power supply

Also should i be worried about running x850 on only 250Watt power supply?

Thanks for the feedback all!

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The only thing I've changed on my old PC was that I went from a GTX 970 to a AMD R9 380 4GB. So what I've done is completely formatted the system, and reinstalled Windows 10 64bit, and all the drivers. Windows 10 likes to auto-install GPU drivers, so what I did was uninstall those, and install the latest AMD drivers. I was receiving the same BSOD error pre-format and post-format. I'm trying to determine is it's just a bad GPU and needs to be RMA'ed.

I'm posting the last two dump, one from just here recently, and one from yesterday. Only thing I've done today is reinstall USB3 drivers for the motherboard, off manufacturers website. This system ran just fine with the GTX 970, which required more power, than this R9 380. I don't think PSU is an issue, as it's a non-modular 750 watt. I did unplug card from mobo, and re-seated it, also, same with 12v 6pin rails, unplugged/plugged back in. Also, I'd like to point out, these BSODs seem to be random, but it has been while GTA 5 is running. I tried letting the game idle, even up to hour, but it doesn't seem to do anything, unless you're playing for awhile, then randomly, I'll get some reference error, but not enough time to read before the BSOD pops up and restarts comp. Comp was built in March 2010.

MSI p55-GD85 mobo
2x8GB Adata DDR3 ram
Intel i7-860
Intel 180GB SSD (Win 10 64 bit install)
Crucial 120GB SSD (games only)

A:Constant BSOD on older comp (GPU side grade)

Hi undead77,

Welcome to the 10forums.

I'm very sorry for the huge delay.

I have looked at your mainboard for supported GPU's and I couldn't find the AMD R9 380 in the list.


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So basically my computer is on its last legs, but unfortunately my funds are such that upgrading its graphics card (if possible) is a much more feasible option than purchasing a new computer. I am moderately tech savvy, but please be VERY clear with any responses you may have as my knowledge does NOT extend to computer hardware. So I currently have a Dell Dimension 8200 with XP Pro Service Pack 3, 512 MB Ram which I believe can be upgraded to 1G. Running a Pentium 4 CPU 1.9Ghz Processor and an NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti200 graphics card. The goal is to get this comp able to meet the minimum system requirements of Eve Online which require:
# CPU: Intel Pentium? or AMD @ 1,5 Ghz
# RAM: XP (SP2) ? 1 GB / Vista ? 1.5 GB
#Video: 64 MB Shader Model 2.0 Graphics cards such as GeForce FX (5 series) class card or higher, ATi 9500, x300 series or higher and Similar chips from other manufacturers

Is there a way to upgrade my computer to meet these requirements? Thank you for your help and time!!

A:Upgrading an older grapics card

Hmm sorry for the double post but this may not be the best forum, going to repost http://www.techsupportforum.com/f24/upgrading-an-older-grapics-card-512182.html#post2881900 there.

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from micronpc

model number


serial number


tell me if I need other information to find out what I can do to improve it.

A:How would I go about finding out if an older pc is worth upgrading

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I'm having trouble connecting an NVIDIA Quadro M4000 to the power of my Dell PowerEdge T410.  I had a technician try and replace the old power supply with a new power supply with the right connectors but the new power supply didn't work at all with the PC.  My question is, is there a power supply I can buy that will work with both this old PC and connect to the NVIDIA GPU?  Or is this a lost cause?

A:NVIDIA GPU on an older Dell PowerEdge t410

I found a solution here, using GTX
Maybe its working with M4000

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Nvidia has announced that it is going to be dropping driver support for a large number of its old graphics cards, including essentially the entire 8-series, 9-series, 100-series, 200-series, 300-series, and one card (the GeForce 405) from its 400-series. This includes mobileand desktop products. Support for a number of professional workstation products is also being terminated.


A:Nvidia dropping support for older gen cards

It happens. They can't waste resources on legacy cards/chips. Heck, I have some really old cards in a box somewhere, don't expect to pull them out and install on Windows 8.

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So I bought a pretty nice gaming pc about 2 years ago...and i want to keep her around but add some upgrades.

Heres what I have on board at the moment:

Amd Athalon 64 x2 3800+ Processor
Ati x1900 512mb videocard
3 gig of corsair ddr ram pc3200
ABIT KN8 Ultra Motherboard

I wanted a dx10 videocard so I just snagged:

Now i am considering upgrading my processor to an amd 5600+ or 6000+ x2...but don't know if I should upgrade my motherboard at the same time?

I want a pretty good gaming pc, and have heard great things about that videocard. I am new to upgrading myself but am excited to learn. Please give me your input.

If you think mobo and new processor plz give me some ideas...thanks so much

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will I notice any difference? Not by charts but by user experience will there be a great enough gain to justify the upgrade or would it be more similar to a side grade??? if it's just a side grade I'll wait until I can buy a GTX 460
Current card Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GT TOP/HTDI/512M GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

card i'm considering Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTS4501XPB GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

A:Worth upgrading older 9600GT to newer GTS 450???

The GTS 450 has three times more processing cores than the 9600 GT so I would imagine it is quite a bit faster.

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Here's what I got:

D845GRG Motherboard (http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/rg/)
Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
Currently Installed Memory: 768MB (a 256 DDR PC2100 and a 512 DDR PC2100)
an old Raedon 9800 card

Here's what else I have:

$300 burning a whole in my pocket.
I want more RAM and/or a new Video card. I do 30% video editing and 70% FPS (mostly World of Warcraft but want to be able to play Call of Duty 4 and some of the newer games as best as possible).

I'm thinking of doing 2gb of ram and a 8800 (or 8600) nVidia card. Can I even install these?? (refer to motherboard link above, please - do I only need AGP? or PCI?)

What would you guys do? ('buy another computer' is a valid answer).


A:Upgrading an older computer with new (8800, 2gb ram)? compatability questions...

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Would like to upgrade the video card in a Gateway system I bought back in 2001. The system came with Win ME, a 1.3ghz Pentium 4 chip, Intel Monterrey Motherboard, 256mb of RAM, 20gb HD, 250 watt PS, Sound Blaster Live Value Sound Card and a 32MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX AGP Video Card.

I've since upgraded the OS to Win XP, bumped the RAM to 512mb, and replaced the tiny 20gb 4500rpm HD with a Seagate 300gb 7200rpm drive. I tried to upgrade the PS but found out it's a Proprietary type so I guess I'm screwed there.

I'm not heavy into gaming, the boys and I play Half-Life, MechWarrior, and some other older games but the current NVIDIA card just doesn't seem to hack it as we get slowdowns and freeze-ups in parts of some games.

My question is, would this video card be a decent, low-budget upgrade that would greatly improve our gaming experience? Would it integrate and work with my ancient six year old system? Any knowledgeable advice would be welcomed.

A:Advise on upgrading video card in older system

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i've been following the discussion about installing another video card in a ideacentre 300s  and if seen the recommended  cards but can it also handle older nvidiacard ? let say a 512 mb card ?  I did manage to get one  older   (1gig GF  210 running but only VGA ? anyone working with at least DVI ?       

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i've been following the discussion about installing another video card in a ideacentre 300s  and if seen the recommended  cards but can it also handle older nvidiacard ? let say a 512 mb card ?  I did manage to get one  older   (1gig GF  210 running but only VGA ? anyone working with at least DVI ?       

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i want to upgrade my comp every component i wanna up grade if got a:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 1

AMD Anthlon(tm) 2800+
2.08 GHz
256 MB of Ram

i think i should start with the mother board anyone got any ideas please it would be helpful

A:upgrading my comp

A motherboard is a motherboard... there's usually no reason to invest in a new board unless you are planning to buy a processor that uses a different socket or is not supported by the board... or if you're looking for a video card that needs to connect via bus that isn't on your current model. My recommendations are:

-Buy more RAM.
-Download Service Pack 2.
-Is that an Athlon XP processor? If so, you could probably get a 3000+ without compatibility issues. (I would check on that first though.) TigerDirect is doing a $40 rebate deal where you can get one for about 30 bucks. I guess Socket A is being phased out.

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My sister has an Acer power 4100. It has a Slot 1 P2 300mhz. I looked around on ebay and found a slot 1 p2 450mhz. i even found p3 700-1ghz that were slot 1s, do all of these fit in the same comp, can i put the p3 in hers? thanks fo the help

A:upgrading a very old comp

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A year ago I did lots of research and then proceeded to purchase pieces and parts to build my first computer. Now, since the market has changed again, I am clueless on what to spend the least amount of money on to make my computer perform even smoother. I do spend most of time gaming so please keep that in mind when giving suggestions. Everything was basically a plug and play build, I didnt mess much with bios and currently run on a XP platform. What can I do to speed things up, ie, video cards, Should I buy a 2nd video card to run with my current? Add more ram/memory? Im unsure how to overcloak or know if its an option with me current setup as well, if you suggest that, elaborate or tell me where to look for help.
My current build:
~Video card - EVGA 512-P2-N747-LR GeForce 8500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

~Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6420

~Mobo - EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

~Memory - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

~HDrive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

I got raidmax tower with plenty of fans and pretty lights ( :haha: ) with 500w power supply. If your upgrades suggestions warrant a bigger supply please let me know. I would hate to fry my new goods. Thanks sooo much fo... Read more

A:I need help upgrading my comp please

State a budget, your location and your current monitor's maximum resolution. That'd help us make specific suggestions for you. Also, if possible, can you post the exact model number of the PSU inside your case or the model of the case itself if you can't find any on the PSU?

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im overhauling my comp and was wondering if these items would work together. wanted to get a new large HD and brand spankin new vid card. decided on a 500gb Seagate Barracuda HD and PNY GE Force 8800GTS. Now, with these new toys knew I would need a new PSU as well. Will these items all be able to work together or am I wasting my time/money?


I currently have an ATX 300 watt PSU, so needed the new PSU for my new toys.


A:upgrading my comp

Personally seems fine, but an SATA hdd is much faster. You also better get an additional case fan or a pci fan that cools the gpu because the 8800 series runs extremely hot.

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Well at least the big issue I have here is that my friend bought a new comp for $200. Really friggin ticked off because it came with liquid cooling. but besides I also wonder what was the speed of athlon xp's when they first hit the scene the lowest I remember is 1.4 Ghz, but my friend says is 1.8Ghz. But clocks out at 1.18ghz. Checked his board for possibility of underclockage still some odd reason that doesn't seem to be the case.

his board is a KT4AV from MSI


he wants me to buy a cheap sempron for it but still I really don't think its a good idea to to put one in their especially when I'm not sure about the processor that s already in there.

A:Need help upgrading friends comp

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Hello. i Upgraded from win xp 32bit to Win 7 ultimate 32bit.

i am upgrading my computers MoBo, Case, CPU, and CPU cooler.

with all the new hardware. will i have to reformat? and if so. how do i go about doing it? Will i have to reinstall windows xp, than upgrade to windows 7. or can i just put in the win 7 cd and do it from there since its an upgrade version and not full version?

i currently have these specs

Xcilo case
Intel core 2 Quad
EVGA Nvidia MoBo

New specs i am upgrading too

Corsair obsiddian 800d case
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R

so question is. do i need to reformat? if so, how do i go about it? xp to win 7 upgrade, or delete partition and just install win 7. and can i do 64 bit if i do complete reinstall?

thanks for help!

A:How to go about upgrading comp. do i need to reformat?

I would recommend doing a clean (with format) install. No need to install XP first.

See this article on How to do a Clean Install using a retail Upgrade Windows 7 installation disc.

Save your data first!!!!

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Hi Guys

Just got a question for all you tech heads.

I am upgrading, it goes like this -

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA 7N400L/PRO

CPU - AMD Athlon 3200+

Video Card - This is the main part im having problems with, i dont know wether to go for a Radeon or a Geforce card.

The 2 cards im looking at are the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb and the Nvidia Geforce NX 6800.

Can anyone tell me which will perform better for new games ???

and is that motherboard a good motherboard ???

Thanks for your help !

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Hello! i know i have putted out very simillar things like this one but i havet got a CLEAR answer.

So now. what i ask for is, will a computer with Wndows vista 32 (will soon upgrade to windows 7 64) with 4Gb DDR 2 memory with 400-800mhz (dont really know) and Amd phenom 8750 (i think) 3 core 2.4 Ghz
and 300W psu (19 Ampere 12V Rail) with Nvidia Geforce gt 430 (Asus vs. ENGT430)

Get A LOT better with a Radeon 7750 instead of the ENGT430. is it worth upgrading and will i get a big boost? mostly play very heavely modded minecraft! but also a lot of other intense games.

Will this gpu also increase the sound from the computer?

Also if you have other suggestions about a better gpu for my 300W psu than the radeon 7750 p,ease let me know

Keep your answers clear and about this!

A:Will upgrading the gpu make a lot of difference in a old comp?

You probably won't see too much difference in fps with that video card if you're struggling with fps on minecraft play without mods or if you want all the mods on you will have to upgrade your cpu ram and motherboard to avoid bottlenecking also what do you mean by "will the gpu increase the sound of my computer" ?

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Back in the time when pentium didnt exist i could have answered or told you anything about a x86 system and its hardware, now though a computer runs almost completely diffrent so i have had to research my knowledge qute a bit lately seeing as i am about to build my computer from scratch.

These are the specs i have decided on atm and i am wondering if anyone can advise me if i have gone wrong somewhere or something isnt compatible or too much of a weak link.
This system is is meant primarily for gaming although old games like TFT, c-s Diablo2 etc.
So i dont need the newest graphics card on the market. but i do like multi tasking and running a lot of programs simultaneously.

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 iP35 4DDR2-DIMM 3PCI 4PCIe SATA Raid Audio GB-LAN Socket775 ATX
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz 4MB FSB1333 Boxed (with cpu-cooler!) Socket 775
Sapphire Radeon X1650PRO
chassi antec p180B
Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000rpm 16MB cache S-ATA

This is an upgrade from my current system of:

amd athlon 1.3ghz
MB unknown but 5 years old and useless
Nvidia Geforce2 ti 64mb
3*256 ram chips (not even matching)
generic and falling apart chassi
I allready have a really decent soundcard although i doubt i wneed it seeing as the MB has a 7.1 built integrated. Same goes for network card. I have a couple of old ide hard drives which i will also use 1 of seeign as the mb only has 1 ide slot and i need it for the dvd burner al... Read more

A:Ati/Nvidia chipsets when building a new comp from scratch

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I have an oldish comp - about...8 years old, but since I have had it I have done various upgrades over the years, so currently its running:

333mhz celeron
256+64MB RAM

I have got it running Win98SE, but now have some spare copies of WinXP Home and Pro. I have checked the minimum sys requirements of WinXP, and it fits the minimum, BUT: is it worth it? Would installing WinXP just slow it down more?

The main motovation to upgrade is that I have found that a number of anti-virus programs wont run properly since version udates (example, AVG 6 to 7), and so I thought if I use a spare copy of WInXP, I could make it more secure by being able to run the programs properly (kind of an oximoron, installing WinXP for security...)

Anyhow, is it worth doing? or will it just be really slow? If so, is there anyway i can delete what is undeeded, or do tweaking to make it run effectively?


A:Solved: Upgrading WIn98SE comp to WInXP Pro

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What is the easiest or best way to make sure the old Nvidia drivers are totally cleared out before upgrading to the new drivers?

I am running XP Pro on a AMD XP1900+ with 512MB Ram and GF4 MX440.

Thanks in advance

A:Upgrading Nvidia drivers

Usually just removing the driver with Add/Remove programs will suffice, but if you want to wipe out all traces, then after you remove the driver and rebooted, do a search for nv*.* files in the Windows\System32 folder and remove those files.
Then start Regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NVIDIA Corporation and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NVIDIA Corporation in the registry, delete those keys (carefully), reboot the machine, then install the new Nvidia drivers.

Now , I'll tell you that lately I've overinstalled the latest Detonator drivers over earlier versions with no problem. I suppose it's just a matter of your particular system configuration or the luck of the Irish as to whether that could mess up the system.

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I read the uninstall tips for installing updated drivers on the Nvidia page. Is there a program that'll ensure a TOTAL removal of the drivers for my GeForce FX5200? I'll uninstall through the control panel in XP, but was hoping there was a way to delete the "scraps" without manually doing it. Thanks.

A:upgrading Nvidia drivers

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I have a HP Pavilion zd7060ea, that comes with a NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600, and the driver HP provides for it is XP only and very old (2003). So I went to LaptopVideo2Go, and found a much more recent modded driver for it, 175.80. The only problem, is that it is an XP driver. I upgraded my notebook to Windows 7 from XP, and everything works fine, except driver for the graphics. So, I found out, that there is a 175.80 for Vista driver (Vista driver works fine on 7), but the 175.80 Vista driver is not modded, meaning it won't work on my graphics card. Could someone please help me get it working!


A:Need Help Upgrading NVIDIA Driver!

Hello slasher, This as Already been discussed Here

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I apoligize for the annoyance level of my problem. I recently purchased Titan Quest , and ofcourse I had to upgrade my current nvidia graphics driver. I've been to the nvidia site and downloaded the necessary upgrade but still can't seem to get it right. What happens is , I go to device manager and disable the current driver, but when the computer
restarts, the previous driver is automatically right where it was even though I just removed or disabled it.
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 MX 440
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0171&SUBSYS_02D31043&REV_A3
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: hp pavilion mx75
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.9371 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/22/2006 12:22:00, 4527488 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 10/22/2006 12:22:00, 3994624 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4231-11CF-6857-D92202C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0171
SubSys ID: 0x02D31043
Revision ID: 0x00A3
Revision ID: 0x00A3
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY... Read more

A:Upgrading nvidia drivers

Did you disable old driver, install new driver, then uninstall old driver, or what?

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In anticipation of Space Marine, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Skyrim and all the other wonderful games coming soon, I'm looking to upgrade my computer. My specs are currently as follows:

Intel Dual Core E5700 @ 3.0ghz
3gb Ram
Nvidia 9500GT
Windows XP (SP 3)

Mainly, it is the graphics card I want to upgrade and my first thought is to the 9800GT or the Gigabyte GTX 560. My funds are limited, that's why I'm only upgrading my graphics card, and possibly adding another gig to my memory
Any help?

A:Upgrading my Nvidia 9500GT

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Now, you might think that I would choose the HD4850 right off the bat because it eats the 9800 (basically 8800) in performance.

But I'm afraid of moving to ATI... I owned 1 ATI card before this, and it kept crashing, even after I replaced it (this was on my old comp), then... my uncle's ATI 9800 also crashed a lot.. so I don't know what to tell you guys.

This is what im afraid of, maybe someone can clear my concerns:

1. Heard that IDLE temps are absolutely awful, worse than 60C on idle like most of the 8800s, I don't want the card to melt while im playing...
2. Heard that on load the card reaches 80C... -my 8800GTS 320 right now doesn't reach that.
3. Lifetime - with those temps I don't think this card will last 1-2 years.
4. Some people say that ATI drivers are inferior to Nvidia's drivers in terms of performance and especially stability --?

thanks in advance

will my power supply hold this?


A:Nvidia 9800GT or ATI HD4850? Upgrading

The HD 4850 is the superior choice. It only runs hot because the default fan speed is low. Crank that up a bit and it runs cool. And FYI, 89-90C is the normal operating temp for the RV700 GPU.
As far as drivers are concerned, ATI's drivers are fantastic and their Vista drivers worked perfectly from the start (and still do), unlike NVIDIA's BSOD-causing ones. Your PSU's sufficient too, so no problem there. You're good to go.

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Yeah I like Vegas 6 and Adobe Premier 1.5, Vegas 6 actually doesn't lag as much with my current specs but I enjoy using Adobe Premier much more. I'm going to upgrade my comp to handle editing more effectively and i just need some questions answered.

Specs Now:

3.2 P4 HT
200 gig WD with 2mb cache
512 ram
geforce fx5200
windows xp pro sp2

What i want to do is upgrade to my ram to a gig and add an extra harddrive with 8mb cache. Apparently you need the video and the program on seperate harddrives so my main question is if i get a 8mb hd and only store video but my program running on a hd wth 2mb cache will my program preformance improve or do i need to upgrade both harddrives to 8mb cache. and another question if i do upgrade both will it be even more increased.

A:Solved: Upgrading comp to handle Pro video editing Programs...

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Hi - I'm new to the boards and have a question I hope someone can help me with. I have an old Dell Dimension 4100 that is running windows me and it has an nvidia tnt 2 video card. My son recently purchased Call of Duty and it doesn't seem to work on this system. I keep getting an error message that I need to upgrade my video card. I think I need a pci express card, but I'm not sure so my question is how do I figure that out and can anyone recommend a video card that is not too expensive? The system is 6 years old and I really don't feel like investing a ton of cash into it. It does have 256 mb of ram, that I know as well as an pentium 3 processor, 20 gig hard drive (small I know in this day and age) and is running @ 933mhz. Thanks in advance for the help.


A:Upgrading an nvidia tnt2 card on an old dell 4100

You need an AGP video card.Given the age of your computer you probably only have an AGP 4x slot so I would recomend an ATI Radeon 9200 or 9250. anything more powerfull than that wouldn't give you any significant improvement due to the speed of your processer and slot. upgradeing your ram to 512 mb wouldnt be a bad idea either.
Video card:




regardless of what video card and ram you get that game will probably only run on medium settings due to your processer.

ps:If you would like to upgrade your HDD:



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I am possibly upgrading my video card today from a Nvidia Geforce FX5200 to a Nvidia Geforce FX5500 and I seem to remember some cautionary posts in the past.

Are there any recommendations as to whether I should reboot in safe mode and completely uninstall the old card from my entire system or should I just try loading the new one over what is already there? I think I remember reading some issues people had with upgrades because of overlaping drivers and such and thought I might avoid some headaches by asking first.

Thanks for any info that can be provided.

A:Upgrading Nvidia Videocard and Advice is Needed Quickly

You shouldn't have any issues since they use the same drivers. The only thing I would do is uninstall the old card from Windows device manager and shut the machine down. Then install the new card and boot into Windows. Once everything's working, install the latest Nvidia drivers.

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Hello everyone! I have a Lenovo H50-50 and I would like to ask you a few questions about upgrading my pc. First of all, I would like to know if I can change the RAM, from a DDR3 version to a DDR4. I think the motherboard doesn't support DDR4 ram type. Second, I read here in this forum, that someone wanted to change their GPU to a 1050ti, and i want to know if this gpu can be used in my computer. And, if it is necessary to change de PGU to make it work. 
I saw that de EVGA gpu is very small: https://www.pccomponentes.com/evga-geforce-gtx-1050ti-gaming-4gb-gddr5
But this one is the cheapest I have found: https://www.pccomponentes.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1050ti-4g-oc-4gb-gddr5
So i don't know which one to choose. I'm worried if I buy it, and it doesn't fit in my computer... 
Thank you.
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A:H50-50: upgrading graphics with Gtx 1050 Ti (video, card, Nvidia)

DDR4 memory will not work, or even fit, into DDR3 slots.  
Gtx 1050 Ti is known to fit and work in H50-50, providing it is short enough.  It will work with the original (factory) power supply (PSU), providing your system has the 280w power supply (and not the 180w that some lower specification system models have), and the card does not require 6-pin PCIe supplimental power.   You can look up to see which power supply is fitted for your specific model here:  Lenovo H50 - PSREF  
If you are worried about card length, measure how much length is available inside your case for the top (graphics) slot.   MSI is a good brand, but EVGA is better.  
It is recommended to update the BIOS before any major hardware or OS upgrade (and avoid BIOS support issues for newer hardware.)   Also important for security updates to the BIOS. 


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Hello all,

I recently tried to play the game Champions Online for the PC and found out that my video card was preventing me from doing so. My Current video card is Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. I don't want to play Hard core games for my PC, just this one mainly.

The Reqs. for the game are(Minimum):
OS:Windows XP SP2/ Windows Vista/Windows 7
CPU:2.5GHz Single Core or 1.8GHz Dual Core
Memory:1GB RAM
Video:NVIDIA GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X700 or HD / Intel GMA 4
Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
DirectX:Version 9.0c or Higher
HDD:5GB Free Disk Space
Network:Broadband Required

My Computer is a Compaq cq5110F PC and was wondering what kind of video card would be compatible for it. I don't plan on becoming a hard core gamer, I just want to play this game. I also play a game known as Anarchy online, and with a bigger video card, i'll have to replace my Power supply, it's 300W right now.

I have a fairly limited knowledge on the inside of computers, but any other information you need i'll try my best to give to you. Thanks in advance for your help.

I have also attached a DxDiag, to help further.

A:Upgrading my video card from Nvidia GeForce 6150SE

if you were to follow the game's minimum requirements i would recommend at least a 400w PSU, but it depends on the power supply itself as they are all different. if the card needs auxiliary power then it will most likely tax the PSU too much if you have a lot of other components, but you could always try. the radeon X700 isn't a very demanding card so i wouldn't be surprised if it worked fine with the unit you have. on the other hand, 400-500w power supplies are cheap nowadays and it can only benefit your system if you choose to invest in one, but it's your call. just because you don't need high end stuff doesn't mean a beefier PSU is a bad idea

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I have Workstation Z420 and wish to  upgrading gaphics card to Nvidia Quadro K4200, Can I do this with no problem or I should pick up Nvidia Quadro K4000?

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Hello all, I'm looking to see if a particular graphics card is compatible with the dell system I have. What information do I need to post to get help with this issue, please?

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My Old Desktop OS is Windows Vista. I need to import files to my new desktop. New OS is Windows 10. OlD HP Model is HP Pavilion m9000. New HP model is HP Pavilion 23 q113w. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!


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A:importing files from an older HP system and older OS

@Jeff1017 If by "hardwiring" the two PCs together, you mean using a crossover network cable to connect the two, that only overcomes the issue of using a USB stick. You still need third-party software to transfer settings and/or apps -- as that information is stored in lots of different places and it would take you forever to find them all manually and copy them.

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I'm running on a Dell Dimension 4600 and want to burn a couple cds. I tried downloading a bunch of different burning software, but my drive was outdated every time. I was able to burn before, about a year or so ago. I've tried older versions of various software, but no luck.

A:Need older burning software for an older drive.

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