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Old 06-10-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm new to this forum and have been perusing some of the threads, but still haven't really found what I'm looking for.

I'm interested in purchasing a new video card to replace the current, stock one that I have. The current video card I have is occupying the AGP slot on the motherboard, and there are two PCI slots that are available. I would like to get an AGP video card, because it is my understanding that they are much better than PCI cards.

My question is: Can someone please tell me if it is possible to remove the current, stock video card from my AGP slot and install a new, store-bought one? And if so, what type of video card would you recommend?

Oh, and I'm asking because I would like to be able to run a couple of newer games on my computer. Nothing very intensive.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:48 PM   #2
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It would help if you would post what motherboard, memory, present video card, etc. you have.
By the way, Welcome to the forum.
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply and welcome.


Computer specs:
Model: DIM4500
OS: Windows XP
Processor: P4 2.0 gHz
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Hard Drive: 40GB
Current video card: 32MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra. I know, it's old.

How do I check what my motherboard specs are?
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:16 PM   #4
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Go here and d/l everest. It will tell all you never needed to know about your machine.
http://www.lavalys.com/products/over...?pid=1&lang=en
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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The motherboard: Intel Pendleton 2 D845EPT2

Any other information needed?
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:53 PM   #6
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As much as I can find it would be best to take the machine or the specs to a local shop and have them suggest a card. I would think almost any good video card up to 128 megs memory AGP would be O.K.
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:59 PM   #7
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But would it be possible to remove the existing card from the AGP slot and install a new one there?

I have my eye on the GeForce MX 4000 128MB card.
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Sure, Just remove the screw holding it in the case and pull it out and reinsert the new card and reinstall the hold down screw. Like changing a light bulb. LOL!
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Ok, perfect. I had checked a couple of other sources and I had found conflicting information about that. Two sources had told me I could, and another said that I couldn't, so I wanted to be sure that I didn't buy something I couldn't use.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 06-10-2005, 09:16 PM   #10
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That board requires a 2x or 4x AGP video card with 1.5volt. and it has a special look.please refer to the link for identifying the type of card it HAS to use.
http://support.intel.com/support/mot.../CS-009010.htm
Note**** there is NO MORE support from INTEL on that board so what you are seeing is for reference only.

I compared it to an ATI 7000 and it will work...If you are interested...The ati 7500 will NOT work
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...TT=Video+Cards
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