Need help w/ video card

By emmaholic
Apr 20, 2006
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  1. I have a 82845G driver and some of my games do not work
    I am almost sure that i need a new video card, i already have a 64Mb but i would like a 128MB but i cant find out what to buy
    PLEASE HELP!
  2. emmaholic

    emmaholic Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i think.....

    I looked at a Diamond_stealth video card and i was thinking of buying.....should i?
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    We need more information from you before we can offer you any advice.

    Can you give us the details of your system? What are the make/model numbers of all your parts? (mobo, CPU, graphics card etc.).

    What kind of a budget do you have for upgrades?
  4. emmaholic

    emmaholic Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    What my computer is..

    I have a windows XP vs. 2002
    Dell Dimension 2400 Intel
    i would like 128MB
    I have about a $40.00 budget
    Thank u
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Do you want the bad news or ..... do you not want me to reply? ;)

    Your system does not have an AGP slot (let alone a PCIe16x). For graphics this means you are limited to PCI graphics, and if you are trying to play any of today's newer games, I am afraid that your only option is to do a complete upgrade. PCI graphics just can't handle today's games.

    But if you are simply wanting to upgrade your graphics so you can have a great game of "pong" once and a while, then shop around for the PCI version of the 9550 cards.
  6. emmaholic

    emmaholic Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    wait...

    so you mean i cant upgrade my video card graphics?
    My budget can go over 40$
    Is there any other way/
  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    What games are you wanting to play?

    You can upgrade to PCI graphics, and they are a lot better than onboard, but simply not enough for newer games is all....
  8. emmaholic

    emmaholic Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ummmm.....

    I would like to play The sims 2 University
    and harry potter 4
  9. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

  10. emmaholic

    emmaholic Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    well...

    i just bought a ATI Radion 256MB for my computer and my games work, but there is still a small graphic error and when im playing an error message pops up. ATI Radion PCI 256MB<-----
  11. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt Newcomer, in training Posts: 141

    I hate it when those Mobos don't have an AGP slot or a PCIe slot. It burns me up :hotouch: :p. What does the error message say?
     
  12. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine Newcomer, in training Posts: 164

  13. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Yikes. Nice catch greenmachine!

    A 64 bit version of an fx5200..... (donnagual shudders at the thought)
  14. emmaholic

    emmaholic Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It said somthing about.... i forgot but in the middle of the game it pops up and makes my screen big. it is annoying!
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