Video card upgrade question.

By Bam Bam
Dec 4, 2006
  1. Hi I am new to this forum and have a bit of a question I am trying upgrade or change video cards. I have a t3624 emachine and the video card is on the board but I would like to put in one of the slots instead. A stand alone. Now this is what I have in my computer.

    Ok well I hope this works for you right from Emachine

    CPU: Intel® Celeron® D 330 Processor
    (, , )
    Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    Chipset: Intel® 845GV chipset
    Memory: 500MB DDR 333
    Expandable to 2GB
    Hard Drive: 60GB 7200rpm, 2MB cache
    Optical Drive: CD-RW Optical - 48x Max Write (48 × 24 x 48)
    Media Reader: None
    Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D
    64MB shared video memory
    Sound: AC '97 audio
    Network: Intel® PRO 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet
    Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
    Peripherals: Standard keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers
    Ports/Other: 6 USB 2.0 (2 in front, 4 in back), 1 VGA external connector, 1 serial, 1 parallel, 2 PS/2, 5 audio (2 in front, 3 in back)
    Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.25"H x 16"D

    Plus I see it desn't say it is 2.8 gig

    PSU 200 - 240V I'm not sure if this is right

    It has three slots in the back one has a telephone modem in it and there are 2 open.

    I can spend anywhere between $0 dollars to $500 dollars on a video Card
  2. Op2

    Op2 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Hi Bam Bam,

    I would like to know what is your main purpose of upgrading your video card for? Games, graphic softwares or watching video?

    From what I read, your mother-board has only PCI slot. If you're really willing to pay $500, don't spend it on buying a PCI card.

    With $500, I would buy a new mother-board (one that has AGP or PCI-express slot), a new video card and new chipset.


    PS: Oh, you can even buy a new PSU, actually.
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