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#1 Kunal Shah

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 07:03 AM

I wanted to insert a graphics card in my pc. I got my internal hardware checked by a computer engineer. He says that there is NO SLOT for graphics card. What alternatives do i have?
Do i have to buy a new pc for better graphics ?
Any suggestions?

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:22 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Why do you want to insert a graphics card...now? What is the goal?

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 10:31 AM

i want to insert graphics card to run games.

System manufacturer, system model: to be filled by o.e.m. (i dont know what it means)
Processor: Intel® Celeron® CPu 2.00 GHz
Memory: 494MB RAM
Page file: 459MB used, 696MB available
Directx version: Directx 10.0

Display:-

Device:

Name: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
Manufacturer: S3 Graphics, Inc.
Chip Type: S3 ProSavageDDR
DAC type: S3 SDAC
Approx. total memory: 16MB
Current display mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60 Hz)
Monitor: SAMTRON 56E/57E/56V

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:44 AM

Look the computer over.
The brand & model will be somewhere.
It will be a compaq, HP, Dell, etc.
It will have a model also.



With a Celeron 2.0GHz CPU you are going yo be limited as to the games you can play.

If you have no AGP or PCI-E video card slot you would need a PCI video card.

Is it a tower type computer, a flat "desktop" [the kind the monitor would sit on, or a "small form factor" [very small case] ?
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#5 Kunal Shah

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:08 AM

I have just got my CPU case replaced couple of months back. So the cpu case is big and spaced out not exactly tower type.

As far as brand and model are concerned i am not sure.
The earlier cpu case read intel celeron , now its iball.

I think the motherboard is via.

How much doeas a PCI video card cost and of how much MB do i have to take?

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:28 AM

Download & install PC Wizard ,

http://www.cpuid.com/download/pcw2008_v1871.exe

After it's installed open it & dlick on the second icon to the right in the top row [looks like a computer with a green arrow on it].
It will list the "Mainboard"
What is listed ?

It's hard to make a recommendation without knowing what you have .
I, for one, don't recommend parts unless I know what I'm recommending them for !
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:09 PM

PC wizard 2008 isn't working.

System information analyzer error, Drwatson postmortem debugger error . The program gets stuck at the start itself, doesn't collect any info.

Any other software?

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:10 PM

SIW
http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
Click on the first link in the left panel
"SIW with installer"
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:43 AM

Thanks for the software

Motherboard
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model: P4VP-MX
Version: Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MB-1234567890

North Bridge: VIA P4M266 (VT8751) Revision 00
South Bridge: VIA VT8235 Revision 00

CPU: Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.00GHz
Cpu Socket: Socket 478 mPGA

System Slots: 3 PCI, 1 AGP (AGP slot is 'IN USE' in the system slots section)

Memory Summary:
Maximum Capacity: 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size: 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots: 2
Error Correction: None

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 06:07 PM

System Slots: 3 PCI, 1 AGP (AGP slot is 'IN USE' in the system slots section)

AGP is the video card slot and it looks like you supposedly have one installed
Open SIW again and scroll to Video and click on that.
Copy/paste what's there
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:36 AM

Video
Display Adapter: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR
Video Processor: S3 ProSavage DDR
Video memory size: 16 MBytes
Adapter DAC Type: S3 SDAC
BIOS String: S3 P4M DDR BIOS Ver. P4M-78.30.00.18
BIOS Date: 12/27/02
Display Driver: s3gnb.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.10.0033-13.94.33
Driver Date: 2004-08-13 08:12:22
Inf File Name: oem6.inf
Inf Section: S3Psddr

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 06:56 PM

S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR is onboard graphics
So you could get an AGP card, but I have to ask why?
Depending on your requirements and expectations, an AGP card might not be enough
Why to you want to upgrade, gaming?
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:04 AM

Yes for gaming only.

Many games like nfs most wanted, max payne2, raw are not working at all.

While others like age of empires3, mythology, gta, cricket 2007 are working very slow.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:35 PM

If I were you, I would consider a newer computer
I don't think you will be happy with a replacement AGP card
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:19 AM

Thanks for the advice




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