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Old 04-10-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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PLEASE HELP!! (ASAP)

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)

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COMPUTER SPECS

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

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

Drives
20.48 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
976 Megabytes Hard Drive Free Space
HWLOROH BWLYJOL SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S [CD-ROM drive]
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

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

Display
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, 05:18 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, 05:25 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

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1689&CatId=318
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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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