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Will I Be Able To Get This?


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#1 Paulabear

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 05:31 PM

Okay, according to the System Req. Lab, I need more RAM and a new video card to play The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion.
This one: 128MB Direct3D compatible video card (NVIDIA GeForce 6800+ / ATI Radeon X800+)

Or better of course. But, the problem is that my computer was built with really strange parts (Thanks, Compaq.) I'm worried that it'll conflict with my motherboard or the CPU, etc.

This is what my computer has:


OS:
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

Processor:
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board:
Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. NAOS 1.05
Serial Number: MS1C69S30201218
Bus Clock: 199 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.00 06/30/2006

Other Devices:
MS ArACPI Driver
MS ArPolicy Driver
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant MX510 Optical Mouse
NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (2x)

Is there a way to update my video card without the whole computer screwing up? :thumbsup:

Edited by Paulabear, 17 February 2008 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:22 PM

If you have an AGP slot on the motherboard, inserting a new video card should disable the onboard.
Just make sure you plug your monitor into the new card and install the drivers
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:27 PM

It would be a lot simpler if you told us the model of your Compaq system...then someone could look up the specs for the system/board.

If that board doesn't have an AGP socket/slot, then no AGP card will work in it.

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Edited by hamluis, 17 February 2008 - 06:28 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:39 PM

It would be a lot simpler if you told us the model of your Compaq system...then someone could look up the specs for the system/board.

If that board doesn't have an AGP socket/slot, then no AGP card will work in it.

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The model:
Compaq Presario 061 RK554AA-ABA SR2027X NA680 0nx1411RE101NAOS 00
System Serial Number: MXF6410N27
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:40 PM

Yes, the make and model of the system would help out a lot. I'd expect that you'd have to have an open slot for a graphics card on the system (either AGP, PCI, or PCI-e) There just isn't a whole bunch of information out there on the ASUSTek Computer INC. NAOS 1.05 for us to make a recommendation.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:43 PM

Yes, the make and model of the system would help out a lot. I'd expect that you'd have to have an open slot for a graphics card on the system (either AGP, PCI, or PCI-e) There just isn't a whole bunch of information out there on the ASUSTek Computer INC. NAOS 1.05 for us to make a recommendation.


I don't think it even came with a separate graphic card. XD!
So, I hope I have an open slot.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:18 PM

The model number is on the front of the case down at the bottom or on a sticler on the side.
Not what you gave us
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:35 PM

The model number is on the front of the case down at the bottom or on a sticler on the side.
Not what you gave us


Sorry. SR2027X

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:50 PM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...433&lang=en

Looks like an AGP card won't work in a PCI-E slot to me...

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:56 PM

You can find PCI-E video cards from Nvidia here. I would reccomend an 8600 GT depending on your budget I wouldnt go lower then a 8XXX series card.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:13 PM

I failed to see the size of the power supply. Do you happen to know what it is?
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:42 PM

I failed to see the size of the power supply. Do you happen to know what it is?


No idea, really. How can I find out?

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 02:30 AM

its on a sticker on the Power supply somewhere, the one that came with my comp was hidden so hard it was easier to call the manufacturer and ask them. but make sure you get extra cooling when you order the new card, at least if its the 8600, i know proof positive those things run really hot, If you're a gamer make sure you get a gamer card, 7600-7950 or 8600-8800, at least for nvidia. no clue on ati, but not a big ati fan so :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:09 AM

its on a sticker on the Power supply somewhere, the one that came with my comp was hidden so hard it was easier to call the manufacturer and ask them. but make sure you get extra cooling when you order the new card, at least if its the 8600, i know proof positive those things run really hot, If you're a gamer make sure you get a gamer card, 7600-7950 or 8600-8800, at least for nvidia. no clue on ati, but not a big ati fan so :thumbsup:


Yeah. I know, no one knows about ATI that much XD!
I just bought the computer oblivious to the parts.

I've decided I'm going to get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150229

Along with extra RAM (I only have 700MB):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145527

And now I really need to make sure I get extra cooling but I'm not sure how.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:47 PM

all i can say is what worked for me and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835209016 worked wonders. Under a load i was getting extreme temperatures with an exhaust fan at the bottom of my case. (most i seen was 83C, ick) but after throwing this under it I've played 4 times longer and only seen 74 once, most times hovering around 67-72. but be aware that that particular fan takes up 2 PCI slots and needs to blow directly into the cards fan. A couple of guys here gave me some great advice about cooling it in my thread on the card.




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