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Upgrading 2001 Gateway Video

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#1 WillieMac


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Posted 05 January 2006 - 02:22 AM

I would like to upgrade this PC's Video card. Any Ideas what would work the best?

Model : Gateway E-3600Chassis Type : DesktopOperating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600

Number Of Processors : 1Type : Intel Pentium 4 1700 MHzProcessors Bus Speed : 400 MHz

Manufacturer : Intel Corporation Model : D845HV Rev. AAA63931-304CPU Slot/Socket Type : mPGA-478Chipset Vendor : Intel i845 Rev. A3Bios Manufacturer : Intel Corp.Bios Version : HV84510A.15A.0008.P03.0108231035

Model : nVidia AGP GeForce2 MXAGP Speed : 4x Monitor : Samsung SyncMaster sm950p(T)

Hard Drive 1 : ST340016A Size : 38.17 GB

Total RAM Installed : 1024 MBType : SDRAM DIMM PC133Used RAM Slots: 3 of 3

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#2 junkdk


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Posted 06 January 2006 - 02:09 AM

Dear Willie,

After checking your computer manual(Gateway E-3600) I have found that you have several choices for a new video card and not at a bad price.

Here is some choices : Newegg Video cards

You have a AGP X4 slot and can buy many different models. Knowing your CPU and Ram speed I would go with a least a 256 memory card with fan. You will see increased internet speed and awesome graphics.

Let us know,

junkdk :thumbsup:
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#3 WillieMac

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 03:36 AM

Thank you junkdk.
the following is another response I got regarding what my system will handle. I foolishly purchased a PCI express card like the one I put in my newer DELL. which is now a 800 GTO 256. but obviously that wont fit the Gateway. So now I know it needs an AGP and I dont know why the 128 would be better than the 256 unless like he says it wont matter because of the limits of my system. I purchased it from ZipZoomFly so I will try to exchange for something there.
I will look into your suggestions and hopefully not get more confused.

The 6600GT 128MB AGP is a better card than the 6600 256MB AGP and would be a wiser choice, even for your lower power E 3600. The difference in memory size is made non-important because of the 128 Bit memory interface. The GTs very high core and memory clockspeed make it a excellent Gaming card.

So, My recomendations of AGP 6600GT they have in stock is:

1. eVGA 6600GT 128MB AGP $139.99 ZZF# 322698 MFG# 128-A8-N350-TX

2. Leadtex Winfast 6600GT 128MB AGP $152.49 ZZF# 323626 MFG# 202111C

3. PNY 6600GT 128MB AGP $149.99 ZZF# 322989 MFG# VCG660GAPB

Edited by WillieMac, 06 January 2006 - 03:40 AM.

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