upgrade problems

By trog ยท 7 replies
Apr 2, 2007
  1. i bought a radeon 9600 pro graphics card and it didn't fit into my motherboard. The system is an Emachine t3880 (335 intel celeron D, 80gb hd,intel extreme graphics3 3d, intel pro 10/100 lan,6 usb ports, 56k itu v.90 ready fax/modem, 2.80ghz 256k l2 cache 533 mhz fsb), what the heck should i do? get a new motherboard? I also ordered a gig of ram but it hasn't arrived yet.

    Ill keep posting updates as things progress.
  2. chamillitarysk8

    chamillitarysk8 TS Booster Posts: 128

    return the graphics card and get one that fits
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    scrap the emachine
  4. trog

    trog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i should, but im cheap.
  5. trog

    trog TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have an ATI RADEON 9600 PRO graphics card and 1GB of DIMM RAM. The graphics card won't fit into my Motherboard because the Motherboard is PCI and the graphics card is AGP. Can I get a new Motherboard that will support DIMM memory and have AGP slots? If you know of one, can you get me a link? I have an Intel Celeron D processor and I am open to upgrading, but nothing too spendy, I'm short on cash.

    EDIT: another thing, can DIMM memory fit into a DDR2 DIMM slot? I doubt it but it's worth a shot. (asking i mean)
  6. trog

    trog TS Rookie Topic Starter

  7. trog

    trog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    would that do it?
  8. trog

    trog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    never mind, i figured it out on my own

    someone could at least have posted (sobs uncontrollably)
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