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Graphics Card Help

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#1 patrick323


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Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:17 PM

Hello all, well i am trying my best to get my absolutly wonderfull computer to run some games, mainly Final fantasy 11 and maybe Oblivion I have been told i need a graphics card so i thaught i could maybe tell you guys and gals my comp info and what card i was shopping for and maybe you could help a Newb out ??? or just tell me its hopeless and to start from scratch lol so i am running a Hewlett Packard Pavilion with a Celeron CPU @ 2.20 Ghz and 2.19Ghz, 760 MB of RAM as far as i can gather my tower can fit both PCI and AGP I do not think it can do the PCI express stuff or any real high end AGP , but i saw this card GeForce FX 5200 128MB 64-bit DDR PCI Video Card dont know if this stuff matters to know but it has a Core and memory clock of 250Mhz/400Mhz ? so as you can tell by now i know almost zylch about this , I look forward to any help u can offer and thank you for even reading this :thumbsup:

Sorry: Model is HP Pavillion 514n

Edited by patrick323, 05 January 2008 - 07:12 AM.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:50 PM

First off we need the exact model of your HP so we can look up the system specs on Hp's website. Specifically were looking for what AGP bus you have 4x or 8x. Second you will want to upgrade your memory to at least 1024 (1gig). Most of these cards support 4 or 8x I would recommend a Geforce 7300, 7600, 7900 depending on your budget. If you have AGP 4x the performance of the cards will be affected.
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