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Old 11-22-2011, 05:59 PM   #11
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cant seem to find it on newegg
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:10 PM   #12
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AM2 sockets aren't on newegg. I was disappointed.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:20 PM   #13
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who would be the people to go through then?
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:28 PM   #14
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You can order it here. HDZ940XCJ4DGI Amd Phenom Ii X4 940 Black Am2 30ghz 8mb 45nm 125w 360
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:51 PM   #15
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I must have put dow the wrong video card memory. CPU-Z says mine is NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT with ONLY 256 MB of memory. Could this be my real problem???? and what would you recommend?
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:55 PM   #16
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Wow! 256 won't even RUN most games.

If you have 256 MB Video Memory, you must be running intel integrated graphics. Which is... pathetic at best.
I looked online to be sure that CPUZ wasn't mistaken, but NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT is not at all a good GFX card.


Most games won't even run at .256 GB of video memory. You can literally get almost anything else but that if you want to see improvement.
I'm no good with graphics cards, and I don't know what slots your motherboard has.


Hopefully OG will show up to show me the error of my ways.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #17
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Sorry about that mix up bro. Here's some more I don't know if the info is in there.

Graphics
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Number of adapters 1

Graphic APIs
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API NVIDIA I/O
API NVIDIA NVAPI

Display Adapters
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Display adapter 0
Name NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Revision A2
Codename G86
Technology 80 nm
Memory size 256 MB
Memory bus width 128 bits
PCI device bus 2 (0x2), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x10DE (0x1043)
Model ID 0x0421 (0x050E)
Performance Level 0
Core clock 475.0 MHz
Shader clock 950.0 MHz
Memory clock 475.0 MHz
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:05 PM   #18
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I'll be blunt. This graphics "card" is something moms use to do their taxes.

I don't know what your PCI slots are on your Motherboard, do you know what motherboard you have?
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #19
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This help?

Mainboard Model NARRA3 (0x000001A7 - 0x0061A860)

LPCIO
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LPCIO Vendor Fintek
LPCIO Model F8000
LPCIO Vendor ID 0x1934
LPCIO Chip ID 0x581
Config Mode I/O address 0x2E
Config Mode LDN 0x4
Config Mode registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 FF FF 00 FF FF FF FF 04 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
10 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
20 05 81 29 19 34 00 00 00 FF FF 74 30 FF 0F FF FF
30 01 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
40 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
50 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
60 02 95 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
70 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0290
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:17 PM   #20
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That does help, actually.

This one should work: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

A bit pricey, but I've heard from RL friends that it is a great card.
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