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Post by Death no More on Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:24 pm

Im not very good with comps and I was wondering what kinda of graphics card should I get for my comp and is their a certain type I need. I have windows XP with a Intel®️ 845G card, the intel site says mine is custom manufactured and it says I cant use generic ones since it could cause technical issues.

Here's some of my dxdiag info if its any help.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/16/2009, 19:51:56
Machine name: CPQ12297285891
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.090804-1412)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq
System Model: Evo D510 CMT
BIOS: 686O2 v2.21
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Memory: 504MB RAM
Page File: 521MB used, 709MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode





Please help, I would like a good answer before tomorrow or in the next two days for Christmas shopping Very Happy
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:42 pm

If you want to do any gaming at all with a computer I recommend buying a new one altogether.

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Post by Kasrkin Seath on Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:50 pm

that comp is almost better than mine, lol

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Post by KrAzY on Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:57 pm

new GFx card is gonna be determined by your power supply


if you have at least a 525 watt Power supply... get a Geforce GTX 260 or GTX 280
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Post by Ziggy on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:05 pm

Find a friend who knows what he's doing, and get him to open it up, check your PCI-E slots and PSU and all that to make sure you can actually support a newer graphics card. You'd also want to get more RAM while you're at it.
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Post by Death no More on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:12 pm

Ziggy wrote:Find a friend who knows what he's doing, and get him to open it up, check your PCI-E slots and PSU and all that to make sure you can actually support a newer graphics card. You'd also want to get more RAM while you're at it.
Im the most knowledgeable of my friends in computers Razz but I could get my cousin over to help me...
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Post by Ukurse on Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:22 pm

Yea.
To be honest, You'll need to upgrade more than just the graphics card.
Your RAM is worse than mine!! And my PC can't even fucking run Starcraft 1.
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Post by Elabajaba on Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:36 pm

Also, I would recommend something a bit newer than a Pentium 4 ( last time any were shipped was August 8, 2008, and they were basically worthless then). Even a netbook is probably more powerful then what you currently have.

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Post by Barbbachello on Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:56 pm

I'd also recommend an entirely new comp, but for a graphics card you cant go wrong the the 9600GT. Ive got one and its fine. They cost roughly $100 AUD
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Post by Death no More on Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:33 am

How do I get more RAM anyways?
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Post by Barbbachello on Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:36 am

From a shop or online
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Post by Ascendant Justice on Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:26 am

Ukurse wrote:Yea.
To be honest, You'll need to upgrade more than just the graphics card.
Your RAM is worse than mine!! And my PC can't even fucking run Starcraft 1.

Lies. I have never known a computer that cannot run Starcraft 1.
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Post by Elabajaba on Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:10 am

Ascendant Justice wrote:
Ukurse wrote:Yea.
To be honest, You'll need to upgrade more than just the graphics card.
Your RAM is worse than mine!! And my PC can't even fucking run Starcraft 1.

Lies. I have never known a computer that cannot run Starcraft 1.
I have never known a computer (that is still in use) that is worse than the cheapest netbook available at bestbuy.

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Post by Gauz on Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:11 pm

How do I get a new graphics card? Shotweb
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Post by Death no More on Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:09 pm

Gauz wrote:How do I get a new graphics card? Shotweb
No you Get the fuck off.
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Post by BBJynne on Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:37 pm

Ascendant Justice wrote:
Ukurse wrote:Yea.
To be honest, You'll need to upgrade more than just the graphics card.
Your RAM is worse than mine!! And my PC can't even fucking run Starcraft 1.

Lies. I have never known a computer that cannot run Starcraft 1.

I have one that can't run SC

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Post by Ascendant Justice on Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:53 pm

.....Did you get your computer in 1990 or something?
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Post by Gauz on Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:57 pm

Death no more wrote:
Gauz wrote:How do I get a new graphics card? Shotweb
No you Get the fuck off.
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