Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-11-2005, 04:18 PM   #21
Fully Optimized
 
jack22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,124
Default Re: Video Card

Look at your mobo for a brown looking slot.
__________________

__________________
Because of popular demand, the great almighty sig has been changed.



............cxxxxxxc|)::::::::::::> ................
jack22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2005, 04:19 PM   #22
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 17
Send a message via AIM to blah380 Send a message via Yahoo to blah380
Default

i really dont want to open up my computer, is there any other way to tell if it has one?
__________________

blah380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 08:36 PM   #23
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 17
Send a message via AIM to blah380 Send a message via Yahoo to blah380
Default

ok! i looked inside, sent a few pics of it to a comp friend... and found out: IT CANNOT SUPPORT AN AGP CARD. but it can support the pci version of the 5200, can you find me a new price/site? thanks in advance
blah380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2005, 09:18 PM   #24
Fully Optimized
 
money_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,353
Send a message via MSN to money_man
Default Re: Video Card

ouch man, believe me upgrading to a pci card is not the answer, trust me. just save up a few more dollars or borrow some moeny from family and get a new case/mobo/video card. thats what i had to do, well not the borrow money part. pci cards suck ass really bad. theres really no point upgrading to a PCI card.
__________________
AMD 3000+ @ 2.25
Corsair Twinx 1024mb 2x512mb XMS
MSI 6600GT's SLIed @ 565/1100
Neo 4 Platinum SLI Mobo
3dmark03- 15,542
3dmark05- 7081
money_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2005, 02:40 PM   #25
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 17
Send a message via AIM to blah380 Send a message via Yahoo to blah380
Default

how much is a new motherboard? my mom is paying for the card, which means i will be paying for the motherboard. can i install a new motherboard myself?
blah380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2005, 05:15 PM   #26
Fully Optimized
 
money_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,353
Send a message via MSN to money_man
Default Re: Video Card

i cant see it being that hard, only thing u have to worry about is make sure you put in the copper spacers between the case and mobo and static electricity.
__________________
AMD 3000+ @ 2.25
Corsair Twinx 1024mb 2x512mb XMS
MSI 6600GT's SLIed @ 565/1100
Neo 4 Platinum SLI Mobo
3dmark03- 15,542
3dmark05- 7081
money_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2005, 09:57 PM   #27
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,887
Default Re: Video Card

Motherboards range in price depending on how nice it is (obviously). I have a K8N motherboard by Asus, and it was about 85 buckaroos. Then there's the video card, and I doubt you'll want it... I'm really trying to persuade you not to get one; you won't like it in the long run if you're looking for some nice looking games. Here's a scenario: I love the game Tribes: Vengeance, and whenever I played it with my current setup with the exception of the graphics card, I had to turn it down to 640x480 resolution and low details all around except for the fogging distance (how far you can see) which I had set at high so I could snipe. This gave me aroud 20 FPS... Now, I replaced that card with a 6600 GT and I can now play T:V with everything on high and fogging distance on ultra-high getting about 35-60 FPS! That's a huge difference for about a hundred bucks. A case will cost you about 40 bucks for a mediocre one, but I got a cheap one which was 35 bucks and I like it pretty well, though it's a bit flimsy when all the panels are off. If you're going to build a new computer (which is basically installing a new motherboard in a new case and then switching everything over), then get one of those anti-static mats before you do anything. Other than that, just follow the instructions with everything and you should be fine if you have an extra pair of hands around, preferably good with electronic equipment. It's not too bad, but when you're pressing the heatsink on the CPU it's a bit scary because you have to put pressure on it... It got my heart beating rather fast... Oh, but why am I telling you this now? If you decide to go through with this, then I'm sure some of the more knowledgeable fellows around here will be more than happy to help you out. I'm just a newbie to this whole computer-building business...

Give yourself some time to think about it though... They are expensive to build if you get nice parts, and they're fragile parts, so if you damage one, you're pretty much screwed.

-Jamxx
Jamxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2005, 10:02 PM   #28
Fully Optimized
 
money_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,353
Send a message via MSN to money_man
Default Re: Video Card

hes right man dont buy some cheap ass card..lowest you should go is teh 9800pro or the FX5950 and o/c the shit outta both of them. i'd go x800 or 6600gt if i were you, your not going to like teh lnog run when u have to upgrade in 3 months like i ended up doing
__________________
AMD 3000+ @ 2.25
Corsair Twinx 1024mb 2x512mb XMS
MSI 6600GT's SLIed @ 565/1100
Neo 4 Platinum SLI Mobo
3dmark03- 15,542
3dmark05- 7081
money_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2005, 10:08 PM   #29
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,887
Default Re: Video Card

Yeah. Same situation with me. I had my FX 5200 for about 2 months, then threw it out the window. Got me a 6600 GT, and it ain't going nowhere!
Jamxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2005, 10:10 PM   #30
Fully Optimized
 
money_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,353
Send a message via MSN to money_man
Default Re: Video Card

did you seriously throw it out the window? because i would lvoe to have caught that lol, free video card. with mine i got the 9200 256mb gold edition last september and then got my 9800 pro just after x-mas because the 9200 wasnt cutting it, sold the 9200 to my bro for more than i paid for it.. oh yea!
__________________

__________________
AMD 3000+ @ 2.25
Corsair Twinx 1024mb 2x512mb XMS
MSI 6600GT's SLIed @ 565/1100
Neo 4 Platinum SLI Mobo
3dmark03- 15,542
3dmark05- 7081
money_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0