Upgrading Intel(R) 82845G Video Card

By Mikesarange1 ยท 12 replies
Jun 14, 2007
  1. I was wondering about upgrading my video card for this online game ive been using. But i am not sure what type of video card should i upgrade it with. The Current video card i have is Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV. I plan on buying my video card at RadioShack or Waltmart and i only have a budget of about $50, so is there any upgrades i can find for this? The memory range i wanna get is 200-500MB of RAM

    Hey im not sure what type/model video card i should get for my computer, Can you pelase help me out?

    MotherBoard- Dell Computer Corp. Model:0C2425
    Graphic Interface- Dosent show up?
    Memory- DDR, 256MBytes
    CPU- Intel Pentium 4
    CPU Speed- 1595.4 MHz
    Power Supply Model- MTC2
    Watt output/Amperage- Dosent seem to show up

    But this is what is listed on it :
    V: 115/230
    A: 6/03.0A
    Hz: 50/60
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You will need to be lucky to upgrade the video card for $50 at Radio Schack.
    Shop online... www.directron.com, www.zipzoomfly.com, www.tigerdirect.com, www.newegg.com, www.outpost.com, www.techdepot.com, www.pcconnection.com, www.cdw.com, etc.
    You will find a few good deals on these sites. But you will need to know if you need AGP, PCI, or PCI-Express as you shop.
    Remember that you cannot improve it a lot without also replacing the power supply.
    Maybe it is time to save that $50 toward purchase of a better machine.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    How come you don't know the wattage of your PSU? It's always printed on the PSU sticker. In any case, you need a PCI video card. The 3DFuzion 6200 is available for around US$50-60 I think, if you're in the US. The only others at that price are the Geforce FX5200, GeForce FX5500, Radeon 9200 and Radeon 9250 series.
  4. Mikesarange1

    Mikesarange1 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Ok now my budget it $100, Im now thinking of getting an ATI - RADEON X1050 256MB DDR Graphics Card X1050 256MB PCI Video Card WHich is about $95including tax ans shipping fee. Would this be a good video card to install on my Intel(R) Pentium 4?
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

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  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    That is a low-end card perfect for casual gaming and media center apps. What do you do on your PC mainly? That would help us recommend an appropriate card for you.
  7. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 478

  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    That mosly depends on the quality of your power supply... but I expect it will be a good fit.
  9. Mikesarange1

    Mikesarange1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i MOSTLY play this game aces high it can be found on http://www.hitechcreations.com, oh and i Have pci, pci-e and agp inside my computer so either type of cards are fine
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    No, from what I can tell your PC is a Dimension 2400, which has only PCI slots. So you'll need a PCI video card. An AGP or PCI-E card won't fit in those slots.
  11. Mikesarange1

    Mikesarange1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok ive been looking through the internet for PCI Video Cards that fit my budget and expectations, im wodering if a BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 256MB PCI Video Card (FX5500) would work on my Intel Pentium 4 ( dell dimension 2400 )
  12. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    The Dell Dimension 2400 has a very weak power supply. Be sure to fill it up to the maximum 2 GB of memory. The heat sink has no thermal paste, so be sure that gets added due to the additional heat that will be generated.
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The FX5500 is the maximum you can get without endangering your PSU (and the rest of your components if it blows), I think it should work with ur PC, no problem.
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