No Agp port and integrated graphics

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vocal

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Hey,

My chipset is an intel 845GL :)/) which has no agp port and has onboard graphics. I do have an available pci slot so my question is, am I still able to get a better pci card to upgrade my video and bypass the integrated card using device manager?

Thanks in advance,

-Vocal
 

zephead

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you can turn off the onboard video in your bios, so when you put in a new psi card it's all you'll have. and it's possible to get a pci graphics card that's better than your onboard graphics, but don't expect to be playing farcry or bf2 on there.
 

topher13

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would 5700le 128mb work for bf2?

would 5700le 128mb work for bf2 if i had a pci slot only?
i dont care about low settings just dont want a slideshow.

1g ram w/ 3.0g processor
 

AtK SpAdE

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becareful with the LE version of that card, i believe it has a 64 bit memory interface. (which is not good at all)
 

zephead

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ahh, the 5x00 cards are all really obsolete. for a few bucks more you could gat a 6600gt.
 

mossimoboy

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He has no agp or pci-e... And a few bucks? Maybe like 60..

If you want to play BF2 it wasn't the smartest thing to do to buy a pre-built computer.

I had an fx5200 that I played bf2 with at the lowest settings possible..
So it wont look too great but it will be playable.
 

swker98

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Bf2 is a REALLY dammanding game, you wil get lag with almost any geforce 5xxx cards with the expetion of the 59xx

its better IMO to save up and build yourself a pc that will be good for a feew years
 

topher13

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yeah, i know that it wasnt very smart but ive learned my lesson, ill start saving but i just want to play sooo bad, so yall think the 5500 would be better, huh?
 

charvey

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I'm trying to avoid Vocal's problem by building my own 'puter. Am I correct in assuming that an AGP slot is the best choice for a video card?
 

swker98

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charvey said:
I'm trying to avoid Vocal's problem by building my own 'puter. Am I correct in assuming that an AGP slot is the best choice for a video card?
yes, get eather an agp or new pci-express 16x slot
 
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