Need help knowing about my graphics card

By Bebo Morgan
May 31, 2012
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  1. First of all id like to say sorry if the title is misleading or inaccurate English isnt my first language


    Now Im running on an fairly old computer that I wanna improve im gonna buy a 1gb graphics card but my friend says it wont do any difference cause of my monitor is this true?

    my monitor is : LG Flatron ez T713SH

    So I wanna know if get this graphics card will:

    1) My in game FPS improve?
    2) Will I notice a difference in the graphics?
    3) Will my games performance increase?


    My current "graphics card" is intel chipset which is pretty bad need help ASAP
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,060   +1,178

    1) Yes
    2) Yes
    3) Yes

    Before we get ahead of ourselves and out of curiosity;
    • What is your computer specifications? (CPU, Memory, and etc...)
    • Which graphics card are you wanting to purchase?
  3. Bebo Morgan

    Bebo Morgan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Intel(R) Pentium(R) 2.80 GHZ

    4 gig memory
    and I dont know yet but its gonna be 1gig I dont know much about graphic cards but it goes something likes this ATI something something 1 gb lol...

    are you sure my monitor can handle that graphic card and IMPROVE
  4. Bebo Morgan

    Bebo Morgan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Also thanks for the fast response btw :)
  5. Bebo Morgan

    Bebo Morgan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Also will those things improve greatly cause my chipset is like 64mb :|
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,060   +1,178

    Yes, I'm sure.

    However if you truly have a P4 system, this is where you will find you need to upgrade. The reason I said yes to all three questions is because the majority of graphics adapters are improvements over Intel graphics. Your CRT is capable of displaying 60 FPS, so if you experience anything less than 60 FPS, it's not your monitors fault.

    P.S.
    I am commenting under the assumption that your monitor still displays a clear picture.
  7. Bebo Morgan

    Bebo Morgan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    It does display clear pictures I can run alot of games on high graphic settings just fine Games like (aion heroes of newerth etc) But sometimes I get that tiny fps lag that bothers me abit ( I want the graphics card so I can set my graphic settings to very high on aion lol)
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,060   +1,178

    Last question: Do you have a PCIe x16 card slot available on your motherboard?
    [​IMG]
  9. Bebo Morgan

    Bebo Morgan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I have the first two ones

    First in blue

    second in white
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,060   +1,178

    Ahh, good!! I was wanting to make sure you didn't have AGP before I mentioned a graphics card.

    These two cards should give you 5 to 10 times the graphical performance of your Intel Graphics for only $40.
    I think it would be useless to suggest anything much higher, as your CPU would probably be a weak link.
  11. Bebo Morgan

    Bebo Morgan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Which one of those do u suggest?
  12. Bebo Morgan

    Bebo Morgan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

    wait I have noticed something in the graphic cards info (both of em) it says 64 bit im 32bit will it work!?
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,060   +1,178

    That is internal, within the card itself. It has nothing to do with your other hardware or OS version. :)

    Put it this way I have this card on a 64-bit OS.

    EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
     
  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,192   +228

    I doubt Bebo has both AGP and PCI-E on his mobo - It may be getting confused with PCI slots. If that's the case it'll have to be an AGP card which is hard to recommend these days. You can definitely get something faster than what you have, but price/performance is going to be pretty bad.
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,686   +584

    Just your luck, he'll have the 939Dual
  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,192   +228

    Haha - would be my luck except he has a P4 ;)
  17. Bebo Morgan

    Bebo Morgan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 22

  18. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,924   +170

    I agree, I think that link to the 939 dual is the first board I've seen with both.
    OP - look very carefully at the pins and be certain which one you have.
  19. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,686   +584

    ASRock made a whole raft of oddball mobo's - Here's the Intel LGA775 with VIA chipset (4CoreDual), and here's the Intel 478 Socket/Intel 915 chipset version.
    I was caught out once by ASRock with their non-regulation feature sets, so even though the OP probably doesn't own one, better forewarned etc. etc.


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