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#1 Robin_norway

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:20 AM

Well this happens when a computer n00b buys a used computer off another n00b :thumbsup:

I have a 32 bit system which I'm gonna upgrade but not at the moment BUT I have discovered my graphics card is bleepe, completely bleepe so I need a new one.
Can I use a 64 bit card on my 32 bit mainboard?

BTW my mainboard is a ABIT KG7 lite (or RAID) I'm not sure but it is a 32 bit.

Please reply;)

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:27 AM

:thumbsup: 64-bit graphics card? :huh:
Are you talking about a graphics card with a 64 memory bus? If you are then the 64-bit bus is an internal part of the graphics card and doesn't matter as to the cards compatibility with the motherboard.
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:28 AM

Try here-

http://www.crucial.com/store/listmfgr.asp?cat=Video+Card

#4 Robin_norway

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:58 AM

Thanks to the both of you, also I've had problems finding AGP 4X cards (on Norwegian sites) but I see now that most of the 8X is 4X compatible. YAY!

I'm gonna get me a 256 MB card :thumbsup:

As for another note, Norwegian web-stores sucks while American r0x0rz with info on the products;)


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Thanks for the help.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 07:41 AM

Before you spend the money a 256mb card costs why don't you tell us what your system is?

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 09:09 AM

Well it's a really cheap nVidia based or was it a ATI based one? anyway...

I'm gonna upgrade my computer later on but right now I just need something better than the RAGE crap I have now....

My specs are:

AMD 1GHZ (gonna upgrade to atleast 2,5)
512 MB DDR RAM (gonna upgrade to atleast 1GB)
4MB ATI RAGE PCI IIC grphics card (*cries* I can't even play WarCraft 3 on it)
Rest I know of is 2 HDD's just over 100GB
DVD burner
CD burner

Thats all I know about my specs :thumbsup:
I looked around quite a bit and have done so for quite some time, I'm not getting video cards much cheaper than that since it costs around 50 USD (roughly calculated from Norwegian money)

I bookmarked the page and I'll find it's name in a hurry.

Link
Yeah the page was in English so I just made a link. Hopefully that card will work on my 4X AGP slot. But as I said the card costs less than 50 USD and I'm not getting one much cheaper than that.

Or this one a 64MB, I know this works

What you guys/girls think about it, will it work, is it decent?

Edited by Robin_norway, 27 July 2006 - 09:14 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2006 - 12:02 PM

Yeah, I use to have a ATi 3D Rage Pro (4MB SG-RAM). You might want to think about upgrading your processor for games as well. Not completly sure on what World of Warcraft needs for minumum playability, but I know a 9250 will have some trouble rendering the game well in the medium/high settings. Not sure about low settings for World of Wartcraft?
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 12:29 PM

this is the oddest system ive ever seen O_O
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#9 Robin_norway

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:13 AM

this is the oddest system ive ever seen O_O

LMAO :thumbsup:

Yeah.... it's..... odd LOL
And I'm trying to play games on it :huh:

Basically all that really sucks is my video card, but yeah I'm looking for a CPU upgrade and I have a store nearby that upgrades my CPU, RAM and mainboard really cheap.
But there are no video cards in their upgrade packs so I would have to buy that separatly.

Yeah, I use to have a ATi 3D Rage Pro (4MB SG-RAM). You might want to think about upgrading your processor for games as well. Not completly sure on what World of Warcraft needs for minumum playability, but I know a 9250 will have some trouble rendering the game well in the medium/high settings. Not sure about low settings for World of Wartcraft?

Yeah as I said I'm looking for a new CPU but my motherboard is a bit old, it's not crap but it only supports 4X AGP and.... ok... That is crap I guess, I wouldn't know :huh:

Anyway, WoW needs a 1GHZ CPU and that's minimum, I usually don't run programs on their minimum specs because the system will lag from time to time but the recommended specs for WoW is 1,4 or 1,5 I seem to remember.
I'm gonna download the trial to see if my CPU lags and if it don't in those 2 free weeks I'm gonna get it.

But yeah, the 9250 is cheap. Hmm and when I get a new mother board I'll most likely have a PCI-e slot but I don't at the moment.

What do you guys think about running say WoW on it's minimum specs? I think I have the recommended amount of RAM though, not sure but I think.

Edited by Robin_norway, 28 July 2006 - 12:16 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2006 - 04:47 PM

Well minimum specs won't be very fun. 640x480 will be fuzzy.
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