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No Agp port and integrated graphics

By vocal
Aug 16, 2005
  1. Hey,

    My chipset is an intel 845GL :)/) which has no agp port and has onboard graphics. I do have an available pci slot so my question is, am I still able to get a better pci card to upgrade my video and bypass the integrated card using device manager?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Vocal
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you can turn off the onboard video in your bios, so when you put in a new psi card it's all you'll have. and it's possible to get a pci graphics card that's better than your onboard graphics, but don't expect to be playing farcry or bf2 on there.
     
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

  4. topher13

    topher13 TS Rookie

    would 5700le 128mb work for bf2?

    would 5700le 128mb work for bf2 if i had a pci slot only?
    i dont care about low settings just dont want a slideshow.

    1g ram w/ 3.0g processor
     
  5. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 160

    BF2 box says the minimum requirement is a 5700 128MB, so you'll be able to play it but it will be quite laggy.
     
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    becareful with the LE version of that card, i believe it has a 64 bit memory interface. (which is not good at all)
     
  7. topher13

    topher13 TS Rookie

    what about the 256mb 5500, i know people are running as low as the 5200 geforce
     
  8. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    ahh, the 5x00 cards are all really obsolete. for a few bucks more you could gat a 6600gt.
     
  9. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Posts: 121

    He has no agp or pci-e... And a few bucks? Maybe like 60..

    If you want to play BF2 it wasn't the smartest thing to do to buy a pre-built computer.

    I had an fx5200 that I played bf2 with at the lowest settings possible..
    So it wont look too great but it will be playable.
     
  10. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    Bf2 is a REALLY dammanding game, you wil get lag with almost any geforce 5xxx cards with the expetion of the 59xx

    its better IMO to save up and build yourself a pc that will be good for a feew years
     
  11. topher13

    topher13 TS Rookie

    yeah, i know that it wasnt very smart but ive learned my lesson, ill start saving but i just want to play sooo bad, so yall think the 5500 would be better, huh?
     
  12. charvey

    charvey TS Rookie Posts: 19

    I'm trying to avoid Vocal's problem by building my own 'puter. Am I correct in assuming that an AGP slot is the best choice for a video card?
     
  13. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    yes, get eather an agp or new pci-express 16x slot
     
  14. topher13

    topher13 TS Rookie

    i found a 6200 pci...going after that one its on this site www.3dfuzion.com
     
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