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Old 01-20-2006, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Upgrading from integrated to pci/pciexpress/agp

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I have a compaq computer i bought a while back (2.4 ghz amd athlon 64, 512 mb ram, and 200 gig hdd). problem: integrated graphics. ugh. can't even play america's army, watever... All right, so I need to upgrade it. Have a few questions: a) my budget is low, around 150-200 cad (about 100-150 usd i think), b) Which graphics card should I get if i want to play a game like battlefield 2, c) I've heard about difficulties about switching from integrated to pci/pciexpress/agp graphics cards. my bios is phoenix award bios 6.0, don't know if that is relevant or not. Thanks for all the help!

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Old 01-20-2006, 05:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Upgrading from integrated to pci/pciexpress/agp

Ok, first check your motherboard has a AGP or PCI express slot. If you were going to buy a PCI card you would just be wasting money because they are really poo.

If your motherboard has an PCI-x slot, id recommend this one

If you want to use AGP and your motherboard has the slot, id get this one

As for adding new card, from onboard, its rather simple. Boot up pc and go into BIOS. Find an option in which you can disable onboard features, LAN, sound, video etc etc.

DISABLE the intergrated, turn of pc, install new card and bam, off you go.

But remember you have to check which slots you have first before you buy anything.
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