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Old 09-17-2005, 11:05 AM   #1
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Ok, so right now when i click system information on my computer says my graphics card is a, 800 x 600 in 64k colors, NVIDIA geforce2 integrated GPU ver. 6.14
Ok, now i want to upgrade to this graphics card,http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...N82E16814125193
or this one, http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...N82E16814135184

Now when i bought more ram, the first kind i got did not fit, so my question is do all graphics cards fit motherboards? and i dont know what kind i have so if anyoen could tell me hwo to figure out then ill post it and maybe someone knows if any of those coudl fit my computer.
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We need to know what kind of video card slot ur motherboard has. Google for ur motherboards name and u should find the specs somewhere in there. If u don't know what ur motherboard is download everest (www.lavalys.com) and it will tell u.
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Those links don't work.

Graphics cards comes in PCI, AGP, and the new PCI-e interface. THen there's the integrated video controllers like what you are using now. Does your motherboard have an AGP slot? I'm sure you have a PCI slot for a video card too but an AGP interface would be better.
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i just took a screenshot of it
http://img269.imageshack.us/my.php?i...erboard5bk.png
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Those links don't work.

Graphics cards comes in PCI, AGP, and the new PCI-e interface. THen there's the integrated video controllers like what you are using now. Does your motherboard have an AGP slot? I'm sure you have a PCI slot for a video card too but an AGP interface would be better.
AOpen Aeolus 7800GT-DVD256 Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
that was the first and
GIGABYTE GV-NX68256D Geforce 6800 256MB 256-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
thats the second
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Okay so it has AGP. So any card using AGP should work. Though there are different kinds of AGP (x4 and x8 I think) but still any AGP card should work.

What's ur budget for the vid card?
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Okay so it has AGP. So any card using AGP should work. Though there are different kinds of AGP (x4 and x8 I think) but still any AGP card should work.

What's ur budget for the vid card?
I want to stay in the $300-$400 range at max.
Also thanks alot for replying so fast.
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Well with that budget u can get almost any card u want to.
I don't think that they make 7800 series for AGP slots so u should get a 6800 series card. Or something from ati but I don't know much about their cards.
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Well with that budget u can get almost any card u want to.
I don't think that they make 7800 series for AGP slots so u should get a 6800 series card. Or something from ati but I don't know much about their cards.
OK, thanks for you help.
For this game all i needed was a geforce5 with 256 ram, but i heard min. requierments usually you will still get lag? i think? is what my friend told me.
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Keep in mind that your AGP support is limited to 4x. This is your motherboard?

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