Upgrade from Intel 82845G card

By saffronire · 10 replies
Apr 14, 2007
  1. I recently bought Caesar IV and really want to play it but I can't beacuse my crappy video card doesn't support T&L or Pixel Shader.

    Apparently the 82845G has an AGP slot but I don't really know anything about video cards.

    What's the best type of video card I can get that supports T&L and Pixel Shader for the best price? I can always save up if I need to, but at the moment my budget is about £150. Although I'd like to get it as cheap as I can because money doesn't grown on trees.

    And also, would I have to install the card manually? If so, how?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Go to www.zipzoomfly.com, www.newegg.com, www.directron.com, and look for AGP video cards by NVidia and ATI... then look for the highest memory you can afford. Pick out a few, then do a google search by model number, and you will find reviews or additional information.
    They are not difficult to install, and come with installation instructions, and an install disc.
    You can also post the model numbers here for additional recommendations.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

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  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

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  5. saffronire

    saffronire TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I've been looking around on these sites, and looking at the specs for cards that i'm interested in, but in the features section, none of them seem to include T&L?
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    What motherboard model do you have?

    This can help you out:

    Regards :wave:
  8. saffronire

    saffronire TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Here we go.



  9. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    The Fujitsu Siemens D1740 is discussed in this thread and it is mentioned that that particular mobo has no AGP slot.

    Although the Intel board may have had AGP, the board Fujitsu farmed out from them was ordered without it, probably to cut costs.

    The mainboard pdf is here:


    If that is the case, then you are out of luck. :(

    edit: unless you want to upgrade the mobo which takes careful thought considering expense versus benefit.
  10. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Someone has confused the threads here. This thread is not about the Fujitsu Siemens D1740 mainboard.
    This thread is about the 82845G Graphics Controller for the 845 chipset of intel... The 82845G is used in astonishing numbers of Dell, Compaq, Gateway, eMachines, and other computers. It is a Home or Basic computer graphics controller, but will handle a variety of setups. It is an AGP graphics controller.
  11. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Yeah - I was mixing apples and oranges - the chips from Intel installed on the board made by/for Fujitsu Siemens is more appropriate.

    In any case, saffronire indicates that his chip won't run T&L requiring games and from what I can find the board he has doesn't have an AGP slot to expand to a T&L card.
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