Suitable Graphics Card?

By JD2233 ยท 14 replies
Sep 16, 2008
  1. Hi,
    I'm new to this website, and i was just wondering if anyone would be able to help me with a question.

    I was planning on saving up some money from work to buy Warhammer Online, and decided to run srtest to see if my computer would be able to run it.
    To my disappointment my computer failed in the Graphics Card section...

    I was wondering if from my computer specs you would be able to recommend a few good graphics cards, that are also easy on the wallet. (Saving up for schoolies haha)

    My specs:

    Windows XP Home

    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    1 GB RAM
    I think this belongs in here
    Clock speed - 3000.0 MHz
    FSB spee - 200.0 MHz
    Multiplier - 15.0x

    Vendor - ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Model - P5P800
    Revision - Rev 1.xx

    American Megatrends Inc.
    Version - 1014.001

    Northbridge - Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2
    Southbridge - Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 02
    Graphic Interface - AGP
    AGP Revision - 3.0
    AGP Transfer Rate - 8x

    Type - DDR
    Channels # - Dual
    Size - 1024Mb

    Current Card:
    Card name - NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
    Display Memory: 128.0 MB
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

    I saw another person on this website gave information about their system slots on their motherboard (PCI, AGB) but i wouldnt have a clue where to find that info.

    Plese let us know how to find it if that info is needed lol

    I have no idea what info is needed, so please let me know if i left something out..
    Any help would be great

  2. TBolt

    TBolt TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Looks like you need an AGP type interface video card. Those are a little outdated but you can still get some decent HD 3850 ATI cards at a reasonable price, like this for example:

    or if you prefer nVidia:

    That was just a quick google search for some decent cards...keep in mind, you get what you pay is not always going to meet your expectation. Not quite sure what Warhammer's minimum specs are but a safe bet with a good gaming experience (imho) would be to get no less than an x1800 series ATI card or a 6800GS series nVidia card. is a good place to get some price ideas and of course there's always NewEgg. Good luck.
  3. JD2233

    JD2233 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thanks heaps, ill have a look at those sites

  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    What PSU do you have? Post all the information on your PSU sticker. A typical sticker looks like this.
  5. JD2233

    JD2233 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yer i saw i needed that info in a stickied post, but i couldnt find it..
    where should the sticker be loacted?
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    It's on the side of the PSU, which is usually located at the top of your case, towards the rear.
  7. JD2233

    JD2233 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Negative, sticker no where to be found..

    Hey thanks heaps for your help, but i think i'll just save up for a laptop, saves upgrading this old computer, then buying a laptop down the track anyways..

    Thanks heaps for your help but
  8. rmdl51

    rmdl51 TS Maniac Posts: 244

    If you are buying a new Laptop for gaming be prepared to spend $1500-2000 for something average, top of the line could go much higher.

    anything cheaper won't include good graphic cards or fast ram and HDD and this are crucial for gaming purposes, just want to let you know that.
  9. kibzz

    kibzz TS Rookie

    how do i check my own specs and what type of video card i have?
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Use a program like CPU-Z or SIW (Google for them).
  11. xz12058

    xz12058 TS Rookie

    FX5200 would be a good choice
  12. kibzz

    kibzz TS Rookie

    i just bought a PC game and everytime before it launches it says that i dont have the minimum system requirments but i do: mouse,
    internet connection,
    GHz 1.2 processer,
    Direct x 9.0c,
    256mb of RAM

    Then about 7 mins into the game, my computer screen turns black and it automatically restarts!
    I'm not sure if it's the the game, my fans, the dust or something else because i just got a virus cleaned off recently. It's getting relly annoying.... WHAT DO I DO????
  13. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    kibzz, would u give more of u're specs like what video card u have installed, what processor, what MOBO?
  14. kibzz

    kibzz TS Rookie

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack

    mobile AMD Athlon(tm) MP -M 2000+, MMX, 3DNow
    1.67 GHz, 480 MB of RAM

    System Manufacturer: KOBAIN

    System Model: KVM266PM

    BIOS: Version 07.00T

    Tell me what else i need to give. Also, what is MOBO?

    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38


    Also, post information on your PSU (Power Supply Unit).
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