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Will this video card work on my computer?

By hellraiser2020
Sep 7, 2006
  1. Hi, i have the following information from my computer, im just wondering if this graphic card will be compatible with my pc: ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum PCI-Express 256MB Graphics Card.

    System Manufacturer: Sony
    System Model: PCV-RS221(UC)
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
    Memory 504MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c

    DISPLAY

    Name: Intel(R) 82845G Grapicis Controller
    Manufacurer: Intel Corperation
    Chip Type: Intel(R) 82845G/GL Chip
    DAC Type: Internal
    Total Memory: 64.0 MB
    Display Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit)(75Hz)
    Moniter: Plug and Play Monitor

    Thnx for any info
     
  2. Mugsy

    Mugsy TS Maniac Posts: 433

    I don't think you provided the correct "Model #". This is a VAIO, correct?

    It can not be determined what your PC can handle from this information. What we need is to know if your PC has a PCI-Express or AGP video slot. Since "64MB Intel Graphics Controller" is not a standard retail video card, I can not tell what kind of video source it is (onboard, PCI-E or AGP). If "onboard", it will need to be disabled in the BIOS in order to use a separate video card. If you are not comfortable with all this, take the computer to a tech.
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have deleted your other thread on this subject. Please don`t open any more threads for this. Thanks.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  4. hellraiser2020

    hellraiser2020 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    why? im just asking a simple question.

    and nobody seems to be answering me! lol
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Because you already have this thread running.

    There`s no point in opening multiple threads for the same subject. It becomes confusing for members who are trying to help.

    You can continue to ask questions relevant to your problem here.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. hellraiser2020

    hellraiser2020 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    kk i didnt know, im just getting frustrated because nobody is giving me a simple yes or no, even though its a yes or no question.

    This is the complete information for my computers motherboard:

    System
    Manufacturer : Sony Corporation
    Model : PCV-RS221(UC)
    Version : System Version
    Serial Number : 28000430-3003048
    ID : 649DD480-11D750E3-0C007EA1-C064116E

    System Chassis
    Manufacturer : Chassis Manufacture
    Type : Tower
    Can be locked : No
    Version : US
    Serial Number : EVAL
    Asset Tag : P04000000000B63A6008A2B31442
    Boot-up State : Safe
    Power State : Safe
    Thermal State : Safe

    Mainboard
    Manufacturer : ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    MP Support : No
    Model : KIRIN-V
    Version : REV 1.xx
    Serial Number : xxxxxxxxxxx
    System BIOS : 01/08/2003-I845G/ICH4-KIRIN-V

    System Memory Controller
    Location : Mainboard
    Error Correction Capability : None
    Number of Memory Slots : 5
    Maximum Installable Memory : 2GB
    Bank 1 - DIMM 1 : DIMM Synchronous DRAM 256MB/72
    Bank 2 - DIMM 2 : DIMM Synchronous DRAM 256MB/72

    Chipset 1
    Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc 82845G/GL/GV Brookdale Host-Hub Interface Bridge (A1-step)
    Bus(es) : PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
    Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 134MHz (536MHz data rate)
    Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 4x 133MHz / 2x 166MHz
    Width : 64-bit
    IO Queue Depth : 8 request(s)

    Chipset 1 Hub Interface
    Type : Hub-Interface
    Version : 1.50
    Number of Ports : 1
    Width : 8-bit
    Full Duplex : Yes
    Multiplier : 2/1x

    Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks
    Bank 0 : 256MB DDR-SDRAM 2.5-3-3-6 1CMD
    Bank 2 : 256MB DDR-SDRAM 2.5-3-3-6 1CMD
    Shared Memory : 8MB
    Speed : 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)
    Multiplier : 1/1x
    Width : 64-bit
    Refresh Rate : 15.60µs
    Power Save Mode : No
    Fixed Hole Present : No

    APIC 1
    Version : 2.00
    Multiplier : 1/2x
    Maximum Interrupts : 24
    IRQ Handler Engaged : Yes
    Enhanced Support : Yes

    Memory Module 1
    Manufacturer : Micron
    Model : 8VDDT3264AG-265C4
    Serial Number : 0C030649
    Type : 256MB DDR-SDRAM
    Technology : 8x(32Mx8)
    Speed : PC2100U 2.5-3-3-6
    Date of Manufacture : Wednesday, February 26, 2003
    Set Timing @ 133MHz : 2.5-3-3-6
    Set Timing @ 100MHz : 2.0-2-2-5

    Memory Module 2
    Manufacturer : Micron
    Model : 8VDDT3264AG-265C4
    Serial Number : 0C030648
    Type : 256MB DDR-SDRAM
    Technology : 8x(32Mx8)
    Speed : PC2100U 2.5-3-3-6
    Date of Manufacture : Wednesday, February 26, 2003
    Set Timing @ 133MHz : 2.5-3-3-6
    Set Timing @ 100MHz : 2.0-2-2-5

    Environment Monitor 1
    Model : NS LM83
    Version : 2.01
    Mainboard Specific Support : No

    Temperature Sensor(s)
    Board Temperature : 29.0°C / 84.2°F td
    CPU Temperature : 39.0°C / 102.2°F td

    PCI Bus(es) on Hub 1
    Version : 2.10
    Number of Bridges : 1
    PCI Bus 0 : PCI (1/1x PCIClk)
    PCI Bus 1 : PCI (1/1x PCIClk)

    LPC Hub Controller 1
    Model : Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge
    ACPI Power Management Enabled : Yes
    Delayed Transaction Enabled : Yes

    LPC Hub Controller 2
    Model : Sony Corp 82801DB/DBL SMBus Controller (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)

    USB Controller 1
    Model : Sony Corp 82801DB/DBL USB UHCI Controller #1 (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 2
    Model : Sony Corp 82801DB/DBL USB UHCI Controller #2 (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 3
    Model : Sony Corp 82801DB/DBL USB UHCI Controller #3 (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 4
    Model : Sony Corp 82801DB/DBL USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (ICH4/ICH4-L A1 step)
    Version : 2.00
    Specification : 1.00
    Interface : EHCI
    Channels : 6
    Companion Controllers : 3
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) High (480Mbps)
    Addressing Support : 64-bit
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    FireWire/1394 Controller 1
    Model : Sony Corp uPD72874 IEEE1394 OHCI 1.1 3-port PHY-Link Ctrlr
    Version : 1.00
    Interface : OHCI
    Enhanced Support : Yes
    Channels : 64
    Speed : 400MHz

    System SMBus Controller 1
    Model : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus
    Version : 0.01
    Specification : 1.00
    Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No
    Slave Device Enabled : No
    PEC Support : No
    Speed : 100kHz

    Expansion Slot(s)
    PCI 1 (1h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V PME Half-Length Available
    PCI 2 (2h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V PME Half-Length Available (Sony Corp 82845G/GL/GV Integrated Graphics Device (A1-step))
    PCI 3 (3h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V PME Half-Length Available
    AGP (4h) : PCI 32-bit +3.3V PME Half-Length Available

    Port Connector
    PRIMARY IDE/HDD : None - ATA / None
    SECONDARY IDE/HDD : None - ATA / None
    FLOPPY : None - Floppy Disk / None
    USB1 : USB - None / USB
    USB2 : USB - None / USB
    USB3 : USB - None / USB
    USB4 : USB - None / USB
    USB5 : USB - None / USB
    USB6 : USB - None / USB
    PS/2 Keyboard : Keyboard - None / PS/2
    PS/2 Mouse : Mouse - None / PS/2
    Parallel Port : Parallel Port ECP/EPP - None / DB-25 pin female
    Serial Port (COM1) : Serial Port 16550 - None / DB-9 pin male
    Line In Jack : Audio - None / Mini-jack
    Video Port : Video - None / Mini-jack
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Are you sure you`ve got the right model number?

    The reason I ask, is I`ve just been to the Sony website and can`t find any info for a PCV-RS221. I can find PCV-RS222 etc, but nothing for that model.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. hellraiser2020

    hellraiser2020 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    According to your computers manual. You only have pci slots for adding cards etc. See the upgrading section.

    See this thread HERE, you may find it useful.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  10. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,199

    Ahhh, the Asus KIRIN-V motherboard...

    No, this was not a simple question as Sony really screwed the pooch with this motherboard.

    The Asus KIRIN-V actually HAS an AGP slot and is designed to have one above it's topmost PCI slot, but Sony saved the $1.25 and decided to just leave the plastic connector off the motherboard....

    So, yes- you cannot run a PCI-Express nor an AGP card.. you're limited to just a handful of very low-end PCI cards if you wish to expand the video capabilities. Pretty much the Radeon 9250, FX series (AVOID), or the Geforce 6200 PCI.
     
  11. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 752

    If you're going to upgrade your PC, either get an nVidia GeForce fx5500, 6200, ATI RADEON 9200, or anything compatible.
     
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    You`re getting help in this thread. Please don`t open any more threads for this subject.

    If you have further questions pertaining to this, ask them in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    Edit: No you can`t use a ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum PCI-Express 256MB Graphics Card. Your system doesn`t have a PCI-Express slot. It only has PCI slots.
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Simple question, simple answer: No :dead:
     
  14. hellraiser2020

    hellraiser2020 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Which wold be best for my computer?
     
  15. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

  16. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 752

    WOW!!

    So sad I couldnt get tht one

    f*** u Emachines lol
     
  17. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    That should really kick the 6200's PCI. I just hope it doesn't have a 64bit memory bus.
     
  18. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 752

    I dont think so...
     
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