What Graphics Card?

By RogerB
Dec 29, 2006
  1. Newb here...... My video / graphics sucks..... Will my computer take an upgrade? What kind of card do I need for better video / graphics performance (AGP ~ PCI). Not too expensive. I welcome any suggestions.

    Here is my computer specs:

    CPU: Intel® Celeron® Processor 2.20GHz (w/128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB)
    Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
    Monitor Bundle: eMachines® 17" eView™ 17f2 Monitor
    (16" Viewable, 0.27mm dot pitch)
    Chipset: Intel® 845GL chipset
    Memory: 512MB DDR (PC2100)
    Hard Drive: 40GB HDD
    Optical Drive: 48x Max. Write CD-RW Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
    Media Reader: 6-in-1 Media Reader (Secure Digital™ (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick®, IBM Micro Driver, MultiMedia Card)
    Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D (845GL Shared)
    Sound: AC '97 Audio
    Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
    Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
    Peripherals: Multimedia Office Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Speakers
    Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (1 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Microphone-In & Head Phone jack on front, Audio In & Out, 3 PCI slots (2 available)
    Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D
    Internet Access: AOL 3 month membership included
    Software: Microsoft® Works 6.0, Microsoft® Money 2002, Encarta® Online, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™, Microsoft® Media Player, Real Player, Internet Explorer, Netscape® Navigator, MSN®, CompuServe®, AOL® 3-Month Membership Included, Norton AntiVirus 2003 (90-day complimentary subscription)
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Welcome to Techspot :wave: ! Here, check this out...

    Once you find all of the information like what motherboard you have and what the power of your power supply is, we can proceed to help you.
  3. RogerB

    RogerB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Name: Intel Celeron
    Code: Northwood Brand: 10
    Package: socket 478 mPGA
    Tech: 0.13 um

    Core Speed: 2195.7 mhz
    Multiplier: x 22.0
    Bus Speed: 99.8 mhz
    Rated FSB: 399.2 mhz

    Mfg: First International Computer
    Model: VC37/VG31

    Type: DDR
    Size 512 mb

    Bestec Power Supply:
    250w max
    13a max (checked again)
    I like to watch videos online(youtube etc.) and play a few online low end games(video stops and starts).
    I don't want to spend a whole lot of money(<100 if possible)

    Thanks for Your Help.....
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

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