Totally computer illiterate guy needing help buying a video card

By rzoro
Apr 1, 2008
  1. Hey how are you doing. Sorry if i sound like a complete dummy but i was hoping to upgrade my video card and was hoping someone could give me advice on which one to choose. I'd like to play Call of Duty 4 so was hoping for some advice. Here is my computer spec:

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Compaq
    System Model: Evo D510 SFF
    BIOS: 686O2 v2.20
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
    Memory: 2040MB RAM
    Page File: 1009MB used, 3937MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    DxDiag Notes
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    DirectX Debug Levels
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    Display Devices
    Card name: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_00B90E11&REV_01
    Display Memory: 64.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4342 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 6/21/2005 17:04:48, 38016 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 6/21/2005 17:12:34, 807998 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6622-11CF-577D-B320A0C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Device ID: 0x2562
    SubSys ID: 0x00B90E11
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Not Available
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

    Any help would be much appreciated. I know absolutely nothing about video card compatibility but i know how to put one in.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    Thats not so good...
    I'd also recommend saving up money and buying a whole thing...
    agp 4x is pretty old and won't give you any hint of good performance on newer games on the market today.
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