Need some help, about to buy a new video card

By Jayray121
Sep 21, 2008
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  1. Hey guys, I sort of need help on what video cards to buy, what will work on my computer, etc. I barely know aboutcomputer stuff ...I want to buy a new video card because when i play games such as battlefield 2, Cod4, Crysis, etc, they dont work, it always says i need a better one. The computer i have is a Dell Dimenstion E310. Some information i got from EVEREST are:

    CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4 521, 2800 MHz (14 x 200)
    Motherboard Chipset: Intel Grantsdale-G i915GV
    System Memory: 1014 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
    Video Adapter: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator: Intel GMA 900
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (GC81165A59EM)

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel NetBurst
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 200 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 800 MHz
    Bandwidth 6400 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type Dual DDR2 SDRAM
    Bus Width 128-bit
    Real Clock 267 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 533 MHz
    Bandwidth 8533 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type: Intel Direct Media Interface
    Device Description:
    North Bridge Properties
    North Bridge Intel Grantsdale-G i915GV
    Revision / Stepping 04 / B1
    Package Type 1210 Pin FC-BGA
    Package Size 3.75 cm x 3.75 cm
    Core Voltage 1.5 V
    In-Order Queue Depth 12

    Memory Controller
    Type Dual Channel (128-bit)
    Active Mode Dual Channel (128-bit)

    Memory Timings
    CAS Latency (CL) 4T
    RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 4T
    RAS Precharge (tRP) 4T
    RAS Active Time (tRAS) 11T

    Error Correction
    ECC Not Supported
    ChipKill ECC Not Supported
    RAID Not Supported
    ECC Scrubbing Not Supported

    Memory Slots
    DRAM Slot #1 512 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
    DRAM Slot #2 512 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)

    Integrated Graphics Controller
    Graphics Controller Type Intel GMA 900
    Graphics Controller Status Enabled
    Graphics Frame Buffer Size 8 MB



    Device Description:
    South Bridge: Intel 82801FR ICH6R
    South Bridge Properties
    South Bridge Intel 82801FR ICH6R
    Revision / Stepping D4 / B2
    Package Type 609 Pin mBGA
    Package Size 3.1 cm x 3.1 cm
    Core Voltage 1.5 V

    High Definition Audio
    Audio Controller Type Intel 82801FB(M) ICH6
    Codec Name Unknown
    Codec ID FFFFFFFFh
    Codec Revision FFFFFFFFh

    PCI Express Controller
    PCI-E x1 port #1 Empty
    PCI-E x1 port #2 Empty

    Device Description
    Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
    Video Adapter Properties:
    Device Description Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
    Adapter String Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
    BIOS String Intel Video BIOS
    Chip Type Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
    DAC Type Internal
    Installed Drivers ialmrnt5 (6.14.10.4543)
    Memory Size 128 MB

    Device Description Device Type
    Intel GMA 900 Video Adapter
    Intel GMA 900 3D Accelerator

    Well yeah...Lol..i just put up like whatever think might be useful...Anyways any reccomendations for what i should buy? Btw i game alot...Thanks for helping guys...

    P.S While i was looking for some video cards... Will this work on my computer? The eVGA GeForce GTX 260 Video Card.

    Thanks =D

  2. Jayray121

    Jayray121 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    oops...i think i posted in the wrong section...sorry T_T ...Just a noobie here.
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