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Video card upgrade for Emachines T3152

By CamiKitti
Aug 6, 2011
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  1. Yes I know... This computer is pretty old, but it still works well. I'm willing to invest in this because this is my gaming computer. I've already upgraded my RAM from 256MB to 2GB (which is the max for this, sadly). Are there any video cards that are compatible for my computer? If there is, please let me know. Thank you :)

    Current video card:
    FAMILY (EMACHINES T3512)
    Video Adapter ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series
    Video Processor 41 00 54 00 49 00 20 00 52 00 41 00 44 00 45 00 4F 00 4E 00 20 00 58 00 50 00 52 00 45 00 53 00 53 00 20 00 32 00 30 00 30 00 20 00 53 00 65 00 72 00 69 00 65 00 73 00 20 00 28 00 30 00 78 00 35 00 41 00 36 00 31 00 29 00 00 00
    Adapter DAC Type 49 00 6E 00 74 00 65 00 72 00 6E 00 61 00 6C 00 20 00 44 00 41 00 43 00 28 00 34 00 30 00 30 00 4D 00 48 00 7A 00 29 00 00 00
    PCI ID 0x1002 / 0x5A61 (ATI Technologies Inc / Radeon XPRESS 200 SERIES)
    PCI sub ID 0x107B / 0x6047 (Gateway 2000)
    Memory 128 MBytes
    BIOS Date 05/10/04
    DirectX DirectX 9.0

    I'm not sure what my computer's maximum for a video card is (if there is a such a thing, I only know about the RAM's maximum, I apologize, I'm only 15).
  2. rockyjohns

    rockyjohns TS Rookie Posts: 82

    The key question on upgrading the video card is how powerful is the PSU. Please provide the make and model number of it and the total wattage and how many volts on the 12v leg. If you are not sure how to do this or what I am asking for, take a look at this page - about half way down.

    http://www.upgradevideocards.com/criteria.html

    The rest of the page - and webiste - also provide good info about upgrading a video card so you might want to browse it too. But don't expect to be able to put too strong a video card in it. You might find some helpful information on low power requirement video cards on this page of the above site:

    http://www.upgradevideocards.com/nongaming.html

    Although it is targeted at general purpose and HTPC systems, some of the faster cards on that page do allow some basic gaming.


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