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Good choice or bad?

By duffguy
Sep 1, 2005
  1. i just got my old computer fixed and the guy fixed it for free (now i no y) the graphics in this thing sucks period. i mean i cant even play counter strike! if i play halo the backround is white and so is most of senery so i decided to get a videio card not to expensive but just right. im not a hardcore gamer so im thinking of a 34mb or 128mb. i found this NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 AGP 128 MB Graphics Card at walmart and i wonder if i can put in my comp. my specs r down there to see. clik HERE for v card specs and price.

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name PC-3LXVVEDMRK4G
    User Name E

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2666 MHz (20 x 133)
    Motherboard Name MSI 661FM2-V (MS-7060) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset SiS 661FX
    System Memory 240 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award (08/10/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter SiS 661FX (16 MB)
    3D Accelerator SiS 330 Mirage Integrated

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device

    Storage:
    IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE UDMA Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive ST34321A (4 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/33)
    Disk Drive WDC WD1600JB-00GVA0 (149 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive ATAPI DVD-ROM 16XMax (16x DVD-ROM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 4102 MB (124 MB free)
    E: (NTFS) 152625 MB (149748 MB free)
    Total Size 153.1 GB (146.4 GB free)
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello

    Yes it should work ok in your system.
    However you have another bottleneck--RAM
    your onboard vid was/is shared ram from your system
    ram (you have 256) 16mb's was for vid.
    Your really gonna see a diff with just vid upgrade but
    an even better one with ram increase. Even 512mb total
    will increase things quite a bit. XP will run better as well as games.

    G'Luck
     
  3. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

    Just curious why did you buy one at wal-mart and not newegg or zipzoomfly? I agree with SOcRatEs you need another 256 mb at least get it at newegg this time.
     
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