I need a new graphics card

By Rawrz
Feb 9, 2009
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  1. First let me say Im very sorry if I did this in the wrong format...I didn't really know how to ask this and I wasn't really sure where to put it. But seeing as this is what I need it for I put it here.... Anyways.

    I need to get a new graphics card, not something really fancy but something that will run some of the games out today. Now Ive looked at cards and a friend is helping me out with that but what I need to know is simple...I have no, NO, idea what kind of slot I have for my graphics card. I did not buy this computer and got it from my brother, so I have no idea if its a PCI, or PCIE or anything...All I know is what kind of graphics card it is as I found a little way to find out on google anyways...

    Plug and Play Monitor on Intel( R ) 82865G Graphics Controller

    Thats what I suspect my graphics card to be, after right clickign desktop going to properties then settings and and such... Im sorry with such little information Im providing I don't know much about the computer but I can probably find out some sort of way to find out what else is in it.

    Thanks,
    Rawrz.
  2. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

  3. Rawrz

    Rawrz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you for the link, as it gave me exactly what I needed...Though it wasn't exactly good news. The graphics I have are intergrated, and my slots are PCI. So.... Thank you very much for your help.
  4. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    Whats your budget? Also there is a pci thread for pci users:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51437-70.html

    I am a pci user, so i use pci cards all the time. I have a Visiontek2400HD, pretty good, even better if you OC it from 519/396 to 600/450, temps on the card stays at 30c to 55c. I played Crysis at 1280x1024 all medium settings for 2 hours, temps on the card stayed at 34c.

    I am buying the best 8400gs card , which happens to be in PCI bus. The EVGA 8400gs, which is really cheap
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130451

    Core 567
    Memory 500
    1000mhz
    512MB
    8.gb of bandwidth.

    Or they have the 8500GT as well, and the 9400gt. I am planning to get the 1GB 9400gt for my secondary computer if i can next month.

    Anyways, peace
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41


    tha general, when you mention pci, please please DO NOT MENTION playing crysis again. Do we have to go into this again.
  6. PCIGamer

    PCIGamer Newcomer, in training Posts: 113

    At 7fps. Give it a rest ffs
  7. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    n/m...............
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