AGP graphics card help

By travtrav69
May 20, 2007
  1. Hi there
    I recently bought a new game (tiberium wars) which requires
    a 2.0GHZ processor
    512mb of ram
    6.0gb hard drive space
    direct x 9.0
    and a Graphics card that is 64 mb
    my computer meets all these requirements except 1
    the graphics card itself
    The game states that it supports NVIDIAGeforce 4+ and ATI Raedeon 8500+ but i do not know if my computer would be compatable with either of these 2 models.

    i have an intel pentium 4 with a 2.6GHZ processor and 1.3gb of ram
    I have direct x 9.0 installed on mi computer and have 120 gb of hard drive space on my computer as well

    I have very limited knowledge reguarding Graphics cards and only by spending countless hours online have determined i have 3 PCI slots and 1 AGP slot on my mother board.
    the system requirement for the Radeon™ 8500 are

    A35: Pentium 4/III/Celeron, AMD K6/Athlon or compatible with AGP 2X or AGP 2x/4x universal slot
    64MB of system memory
    Installation software requires CD_ROM drive
    DVD playback requires DVD drive

    Now i have a hard time understanding these requirement information but have determined that the AGP slot is 1.5 volts which i dont kno is any help or not lol
    I do not know if the AGP slot is compatible with the radeon or if my AGP slot is 2x, 4x or a universal slot

    any help reguarding this graphics card problem will be invulnerable as i do not want to go and spend money on a graphics card that isnt compatible with my computers motherboard or system

    well looking forward to hearing from someone soon
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    AGP cards are backwards compatible. Your system needs more ram. 1gb would be fine. Your current motherboard and CPU are getting quite long in the tooth, and the top of the line AGP card is a 7800 GS which requires a beefy power supply - at least 450W.

    It would not be worth it to spend a lot of money on a new motherboard and cpu. You might get by with a deluxe AGP card, but you should seriously consider building a newer system with PCI-E slots.
  3. travtrav69

    travtrav69 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    What do you mean that AGP cards are backwards compatible?? im sorry i may sound stupid but i need all the help i can get
    my computer system has 1.4gb of ram and a 2.6 GHZ processor
    what do you mean that my computers motherboard and cpu are getting quite long in the tooth??
    I would just like to know what type of graphics card you would reccoment for my computer as I would like to play some of the more newer games and I only have 1 AGP slot and 3 PCI lots on my computer
    the grapics card is the only component that is missing from my computer to play the game.
    Any help would be much appreciated

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55


    i use ati sapphire AGP8 x1600pro whit 512mb on it. its work fine on ultra high graphic options by C&C3. U can also buy x1650pro or higher VGA card, depends on your budget.
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