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#1 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:58 PM

ok i just found out i have one agp slot in my computer so im relly happy
i was going to buy a pci geforce 6200
but now that i have agp i can probably afford a better card
umm can somebnody find me a card for about $120
off of maybe newegg.com or best buy because im not good with this stuff
thank you
specs: 1 gig of ram pentium 4 agp compaq presario


what do you think of this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814129065

Edited by im_no_good_with_computers, 25 August 2006 - 10:05 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:31 PM

We really need to know what motherboard you have so we can tell what speed you AGP slot is running at, 2x 4x or 8x.
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 01:44 PM

where can i tell what motherboard it is?

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 10:48 PM

can someone help me figure out what speed my agp slot is
my user guide doesnt tell me and i dont know how to tell what mother board i have
all i know is its a compaq presario S0000 series and it was made/purchased in december of 2003
1 gig of ddr ram
2.6ghz
i just want to know if this card is compatable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814129065

Edited by im_no_good_with_computers, 27 August 2006 - 10:49 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2006 - 11:33 PM

Try looking in Start> Run> MSinfo32> Component> Display
Could you give the exact model?

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:37 AM

heres what it says under system info
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name YOUR-LK4RLMSU41
System Manufacturer Compaq Presario 061
System Model DT147A-ABA S5322CC NA310
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2601 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 3.14, 9/4/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)"
User Name YOUR-LK4RLMSU41\Owner
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 628.16 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.63 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.92 GB
Page File Space 1.64 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Heres what it says under display
Name Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_80A51043&REV_02\3&267A616A&1&10
Adapter Type RADEON 9250 (0x5960), Intel Corporation compatible
Adapter Description Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version 6.13.10.3510
INF File oem3.inf (iSPDG section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1024 x 768 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ialmnt5.sys (6.13.10.3510, 88.78 KB (90,907 bytes), 7/24/2003 5:07 AM)

Name RADEON 9250
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5960&SUBSYS_20021002&REV_01\4&239BD86&0&50F0
Adapter Type RADEON 9250 Secondary (0x5940), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
Adapter Description RADEON 9250
Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version 6.14.10.6614
INF File oem47.inf (ati2mtag_RV280 section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries Not Available
Resolution Not Available
Bits/Pixel Not Available
Memory Address 0xE0000000-0xE7FFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000B800-0x0000B8FF
Memory Address 0xFE5F0000-0xFE5FFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 22
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2mtag.sys (6.14.10.6614, 1.47 MB (1,540,608 bytes), 5/3/2006 12:50 PM)

Name RADEON 9250 - Secondary
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5940&SUBSYS_20031002&REV_01\4&239BD86&0&51F0
Adapter Type Not Available
Adapter Description ATI Technologies Inc.
Adapter RAM Not Available
Installed Drivers Not Available
Driver Version Not Available
INF File 6.14.10.6614 (oem47.inf section)
Color Planes ati2mtag_RV280
Color Table Entries Not Available
Resolution Not Available
Bits/Pixel Not Available
Memory Address 0xD8000000-0xDFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xFE5E0000-0xFE5EFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2mtag.sys (6.14.10.6614, 1.47 MB (1,540,608 bytes), 5/3/2006 12:50 PM)



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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:05 AM

Heres what it says under display
Name Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_80A51043&REV_02\3&267A616A&1&10
Adapter Type RADEON 9250 (0x5960), Intel Corporation compatible
Adapter Description Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version 6.13.10.3510
INF File oem3.inf (iSPDG section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1024 x 768 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ialmnt5.sys (6.13.10.3510, 88.78 KB (90,907 bytes), 7/24/2003 5:07 AM)

It appears you have an 8x APG. Here is the link for the onboard chipset specs.

AGP 8X interface
Increased bandwidth graphics interface enables upgradeability to latest graphics cards.


Intel 82865G Chipset

I hope this is what you are looking for?
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:36 AM

lol umm idk what that chipset thing is could you explain it?
i just want to know if this card would be compatable with my pc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814129065

btw from what the display settings look like acklan,
did i install my last graphics card corrrectly? the ati radeon 9250
thank you very much

ps: just got my first job so be expecting many donations from me



also what do you think of this card?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814241015

Edited by im_no_good_with_computers, 28 August 2006 - 01:47 AM.


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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:38 AM

I would say it is compatible. make sure you have an AGP slot in your computer. I mean open it and look and see.
The chip-set, is in your case, the video built onto the motherboard. The reason I said make sure you have an AGP slot, is some companies do not put an AGP slot on there computer. The on board chip-set is tied directly to the AGP bus.
It looks like you did a fine job on that other card. Is it working OK?
What type of job did you get?
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:19 AM

yep i know i have one agp slot
a brown agp slot after a row of white pci slots
yes it appears to be working just fine but im moving on to more advanced video games and need to upgrade
so is there anything that you want me to do with the link to the chipset?
haha i am bus boy at a restuaraunt called The Macaroni Grill
$5 hour + tips
thanks you so much btw

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 06:14 AM

No, there is nothing to do. I just was giving you the infomation about the AGP slot so you could be informed. If yo are sure, go for it.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:13 PM

i would recamend this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814161005

i just got it awhile ago and its very good, its a bit better than the other cards your looking at and has a good cooler (you will need if you want that 512 mb ram) it works awesomely it plays battlefield 2,and halflife 2 on HIGH settings not lag . it costs a lil bit more, but its totaly worth it for an agp that rivals the newer PCI-e cards.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 06:56 PM

i have one question though
i really like the card you just pointed out and i might buy it but
i have a 250 watt power suplly i think on it it says output maxW 250
so does this mean that i cant buy that card and/or the cards i was looking at because they recomended a 300 watt power supply
would it crash my system?
could i give it a try?

should i buy a new power supply on newegg too while im at it?
help is appreciated

Edited by im_no_good_with_computers, 28 August 2006 - 09:55 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:49 PM

about the power supply
this one looks good
its 350 watts
and its antec a trustworthy name and it has great reviews
what do you think?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817103934
but again to add to my other question, is it absoloutely neccesary for me to buy this if the card is recommended to have a 300 watt power supply and mine is only 250?

Edited by im_no_good_with_computers, 28 August 2006 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:36 AM

When it comes to power supplies big IS better. The way you keep amping up the specs on your computer I personally would look into a 450w PS. It is never good to run a PS a 90%+. You want it to run as cool as possible. Most users seldom think of a PS when building a system. This is the heart of your computer after all.
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