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Video Graphics card and Motherboard Question


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#1 ttddee

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:38 AM

My video graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, and I want to play Guild Wars 2. Now, I know that the video graphics card doesn't meet the requirements, but everything else that I have (RAM, Processor, etc..) meets them. The required graphics card is a NVIDIA 7800 (And some letters and numbers after that, not sure what's after the NVIDIA 7800). So, I want to get that graphics card, but I'm not sure that if I get that graphics card, will I have to get a whole new motherboard? I've heard that some people have to do that depending on their video card. Also, if I don't, and all I have to do is get a new video card, how much does the NVIDIA 7800 cost?

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Graphics Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Processor - AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 Processor 3.00 GHz

Installed memory (RAM) - 4.00 GB (3.75 GB usable)

System Type - 64-bit Operating System

I hope that that's enough info on my computer. If you need anything else, I'll try to find it. Thank you :)

[Moderator edit and note: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw]

Edited by jgweed, 10 September 2012 - 12:10 AM.


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#2 kinght

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:44 PM

Hello,

If it is a desktop computer then you would not require a new motherboard. Get a new graphic card and make sure that the motherboard has a compatibility slot to install the card

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

Hello ttddee

Your computer does not have a video card, what it has is built-in video. Can you tell what make and model of motherboard is in it or can you run Speccy
which will give the answers needed so you can be given the proper advice.

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  • Go to Piriform's website, and click the big Posted Image button.

    Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.

    You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
  • After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
  • Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
    Posted Image

    Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot

    You will see the following prompt:
    Posted Image

    Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

    Posted Image

    Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the Posted Image button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

    Congrats! You have just posted your specs!


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