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Old 04-10-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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Talking Graphics card help (picking one)


I really need a new graphics card because mine is so old and crappy i think its time i got i new one. I need one that can run atleast the sims 3 or something in high graphics with little lag. And i need it to fit into my graphics card slot, thats basically the main reason im here

Here are some of my computers specs, i know some are not needed but ill just put as many things as i can because i suck at computer stuff lol (warning crappy computer alert)


Operating system
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded

20.48 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
976 Megabytes Hard Drive Free Space
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
WDC WD300BB-00AUA1 [Hard drive] (30.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMA6W1479074, rev 18.20D18, SMART Status: Healthy

System Model
Gateway E-4000 4000828
System Serial Number: ------------
Chassis Serial Number: ------------
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Main Circuit Board
Board: Intel Corporation D845GRG AAA81583-303
Serial Number: ABRG30308534
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. RG84510A.15A.0021.P11.0210160839 10/16/2002

Memory Modules
1022 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'J6G1' has 512 MB
Slot 'J6G2' has 512 MB

Standard floppy disk controller
Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Banshee [Display adapter]
Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
Samtron S/T 76V [Monitor] (15.7"vis, s/n HCCRA00158, October 2001)

Please tell me if there is anything else you need, ill try and find it!

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Old 04-10-2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to the CF forums!

This is the motherboard you have so it will be an AGP graphics card you need.

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Old 04-10-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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to be honest I'd highly suggest upgrading your motherboard

I couldnt find much cards that go into agp, i know old cards do but i couldnt find much - this does go into agp but your whole other system will be bottlenecking it

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Old 04-10-2010, 05:53 PM   #4
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It's not just your graphics card that needs to be upgraded, it's your whole system.
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