Are there any decent video cards for around $60US that are good for gaming? I just bought this desktop off of someone, and it came with a not-so-good graphics card (nVidia 9400GT). I'm looking for cards that will support Portal 2, CoD4, CoD5, CoD6, Black Ops, Minecraft, and Crysis 2.
I have a PCI-E 2.0 x16 cardbus slot.
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I'm pretty stingy with my cash, but still like to play games. So, I was wondering what the best video card would be for me. I was thinking of getting an ATI Radeon 9200 128MB, but if anyone has any better suggestions I would be happy to hear them. I'm only looking to spend around $60.
My computer only has a PCI slot, just for reference.
If any links could be posted to good deals on a good video card, that would be great.
What games are you interested in?
We have a Dell 390 tower that has 1 pcie x16 port and 2 pcie x1 ports. We have 3 additional videos cards other then the onboard but we are having difficulty getting all the video cards to work. The mutiple option only comes up when you add the video card in pcie x 16 slot but will not come up if you remove that card and put video cards into the other slots. Need help getting all video cards to work at the same time.
Additional Video Cards ( all 3 besides onboard) are :
EVGA GeForce 8400 GS DirectX 10 01G-P3-1303-RX 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
We have converter cables converting the pcie x 16 to pcie x 1. We've seen where other people with this same setup have gotten them all to work together but we just can't crack the code...any suggestions?
My computer came with a VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP card, which is apparently a Graphics/Video Card with onboard video (or the other way around, video w/ onboard graphics) Now, this is a terrible card- it can barely play any modern games. I want to get a new graphics card, but I'm concerned if I install a new Graphics Card, that because of the onboard video, it will affect this greatly, or if I actually need a video card instead of graphics. What do I actually need, and will it adversely affect anything on my PC.
I can provide more information if you want...
We need to know what mobo you have and what slots it has.
suggest pls a media player dat can play ASF files.. windows media player cant play...even quicktime..plss help me
guys i want some player where i can play asf files.. help me out ..
I'm trying to run a game in High Def and it says I need to upgrade to GEFORCE 3 or better. Is this a video or a graphics card and what is the best choice to fix this problem.
I've read posts on graphics card and have it down to a choice between GEFORCE and ATI Radeon 3870 that Im having a hard time making since I don't know much about this yet and my comp is at least 5 yrs old. Running an EMachine 3400, 512 mb with windows xp and extra membory added. And which is better the 9600 Geforce or the 3?
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Okay, here's what I want to do. I want to send video output to a Plasma in my family room and also have output to the computer monitor in the adjacent office. I have the option of using either VGA or DVI to either monitor, so I can use a video card that has dual VGA/DVI outputs. Or, I can buy a separate PCI video card. Right now I have an ATI All-in-Wonder 7500.
Am I better off to get a new video card with dual monitor output or have two separate video cards. If the former, what video cards do you recommend? I know I've seen recommendations for the 9600 Pro, which seems to have dropped significantly in price? I'd like to stay with ATI as I've always used that.
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Hi all ,Some great help out there ! I got the programs I needed to contract the sound from video .but I want to eq,and remix the file then put it back into the same video.Is this possible?
If not can I add a already studio made video into the video file.I know movie maker does that some how and i'll will be twinking it tonight but if anyone has help on either of these question I'd be thankfull
also if anyone needs help in using music soft ware like pro tools or cubase please ask I like to return the favor!
Hi J.r, welcome to TSF.
To clarify, you want to extract the audio from a video; remix it and place it back over the video?
In my mind, I would use software to record the audio.
Using video software, I would mute the original audio on the video, and place my remix over the top. Do you think this is something you could achieve?
I'm unclear on what you mean by:
but I want to eq,
Is this a typo?
Just bought two, new, identical Samsung 19" monitors, beautiful, looks awesome. Need to buy video card, since monitors are identical what card would work better, dual single card or two separate cards ?
What maker would you recommend ?
I do not play games, but pictures are important.
Can I have two AGP cards ? Want to see 3D pictures in the future.
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I know my way around a computer pretty well, but there's one thing that I still can't figure out how to do. And so I'm posting this question in hopes that someone might be able to help me.
This involves the practice of installing new video cards. Specifically, into computers that currently have no video whatsoever. My guess is that the "onboard (mobo) video" is no longer working.
Okay so first I bought a couple of video cards from a guy on Craigslist. He swore they both worked, but I couldn't get either one to work in computers where the onboard video isn't working. I inserted the card into 3 different computers I have here (ones with no video output from the mobo) and still nothing. The light on the monitor just stayed orange the entire time, even after a couple of reboots. And that happened with both cards on all 3 computers.
So I figured maybe the cards were no good. So I went to TigerDirect.com and bought 3 Brand New Diablotek video cards (about $15 each - who knew?). I plugged the first one into 2 different comptuers where the onboard video isn't working, and still nothing...the monitor light stays orange the whole time (no recognition of a video signal.).
So now I'm totally confused. What gives? I think I read somewhere that you have to first disable the existing (mobo) video before installing a video card. Is that true? And if so, how can I do that on a computer with no video? I can't see anything.
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After installing 7 i've noticed that i need a new video card to run some of the features (like screen savers and DVD maker). Since I didn't expect this and know nothing about video cards i was wondering if someone can point me to a card i can buy to make these work. I use a dell inspiron 1720 laptop
i get this little message in the help section:
"If you plan to buy a new video card, check the packaging to determine if the video card supports DirectX 9 or higher, and uses WDDM drivers."
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I use a dell inspiron 1720 laptop
If that laptop was originally configured with a PCI-E slot, and not just for integrated graphics, you could upgrade to a 8400M or a 8600M GT.
Otherwise, you may not be able to upgrade your video at all.
I have heard about the newest thing is to add two (2) video cards to your system to speed it up. Can that be done to any system or only certain set ups with certain video cards?
I have heard about the newest thing is to add two (2) video cards to your system to speed it up. Can that be done to any system or only certain set ups with certain video cards?Click to expand...
you have to have SLI or Crossfire type MB and two identical SLI or Crossfire gfx cards and a honking big PSU to power the puppies, its really rather more gimmick than gusto most high end cards can beat two leeser cards in SLI mode
Hello... I am looking to get a new PCI video card. No this is not PCI-X (i wish). Please help me choose the best video card for this PC. The specs for the computer are:
AMD Athlon 2400+ @2.00 ghz
1.50 GB of ram
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 video card
Unsure about PS.
Thank you your input
For complete specs go to:
It says it has AGP. But it doesn't say whether it integrated AGP or if it has an dedicated AGP slot. Open the side of the box and see if it has a slot close to the CPU that is set back farther the the white PCI slots beside it.
i now have a tv out card but want both in and out. any feedback on which are good and arent?? want to use it to capture old vhs tapes.
Well the ATI All-in-Wonder or VIVO models are good. But you don't need to buy a new video card for this, you can just buy a seperate PCI video for this purpose. Hauppauge makes some decent cards, but their site seems down at the moment.
Is it possible to put a Nvidea GTX 560 + Nvidea GTX 670 in one pc, and get them work both with one monitor?
Thanks for looking at my problem
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I was wondering if it was possible to use 2 PCI Video cards for duel monitors?
I already have NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 4000 PCI with one VGA output and have a Radeon X1300 256 MB PCI on the way that has a VGA and DVI output. Would it be better to use just the Radeon for Dual monitors or both? I want to use one for gaming and the other for working at the same time. I didnt know since it would share resources on the one card it would slow down my computer? Thank You.
Yes, you can use two PCI cards for two monitors. You can even use your two PCI cards for three monitors. You could even order two more PCI cards and have seven monitors!
As for gaming.. What games do you intend to play and how would you switch between the game and the work desktop? Usually you just move the mouse over to the other screen, but that would become very annoying in some games..
Hi, I'm purchasing a Dell computer soon. It comes with a 256 MB nVidia GeForce 7300LE TurboCache video card. I was just wondering if this is a good enough video card for gaming, like CS, BF2, etc. What's the difference between a 256 and a 512 MB video card? Is it worth the money?
There's also a possibility of upgrading to a 256 MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GS for $160. I think that's a bit overpriced, right?
Thanks in advance
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Ok, I haven't upgraded in ... divide by 7 ... carry the 2 ... ... it's been a while ...
Anyhow, I do use my PC for gaming, or rather "did" use it for gaming. I've got a cruddy GeForce MX400 and it's just not up to snuff anymore.
What card would be worth buying...I don't want top of the line, but I don't want something that's going to be useless by the time I get it in my computer ...
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I have a system from 2006 still running Windows XP. This is not a gaming system, and there is nothing that is graphically intensive.
The video card is a GeForce card with a DVI connection that went out about a month ago, also corrupting the system file in the process. After reinstalling windows, I then hooked the monitor up to the integrated display adapter with a VGA connection. That worked for a couple of weeks, and now that went out as well.
What could be causing this ?
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My son purchased a pc game that needs a 16MB video card.
I bought a used one and when I installed it my monitor only gives me 16 colours and a very bad picture. I currently have a 8MB card.
I am running windows ME and have an older monitor. I would like to find a solution because he just spent $80 on a game that he can't use.
Does anybody have a solution.
Hi I have a HP Pavillion a735w PC with Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I have 2 GB of RAM newly installed (1 GB per slot, 2 GB is all my computer supports). I have an 80 GB internal hard drive with 40 GB free space, and an external 200 GB hard drive with 90 GB free space. I have a 2.10 GHz AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Processor. I am looking into buying the "Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card" for my PC since i only have the factory installed one now. Im not much of a gamer or anything. Im looking for a video card that works great with video editing programs since that is my main reason for the purchase and for all around great graphics for whatever im doing (ex: movies, games, web browsing (if your video card affects that as well)). I would like the best possible quality i can get for a price of around $320 or less. Please let me know if i need to supply any more information that would help you with your decision. =] Thank you all very much.
Is the board AGP, or PCIe?
If it's an Athlon, not Athlon64, it'll be AGP and your choices are limited.
are they good?
i want to pre-order the Verto 6800 Ultra , but i would like to know if PNY is a good brand video card
I just bought one, 5800 fx, dual vga out. It pretty sweet. Purple board, shiny little hsf. Only had it for two days, but it has a lifetime replacement warranty. Don't be fooled by this warranty, lifetime is of the product on the market. It's odd. Also, the manual is written in the worst english I've ever seen, riddled with typos. S'good though.
Is it possible to have 2 video cards running in 1 computer? like one for games (Glide, 3dfx) and the other one for whatever the computer might need it, like for resolutions...
there is support for this in 98 and ME, and I think NT4 and 2000 will also let you do it. You can also run two monitors from one card with the Matrox 400/450 series cards, and some others. The real hard part is finding room for two monitors on your desk
Hi being a relative beginner at this I was wondering whether it is possible to install a new video/ graphics card on to my dell latitude d420 I want to run Harry Potter Lego but my computer s card is too old. My brother has suggested that I spend £3000 on a new laptop, ha ha ha sorry hollow laugh then, as this is not an option I was wondering about updating the card.
Unfortunately you cannot upgrade a graphics card in a laptop. Your graphics card will be integrated into the motherboard and connot be changed. It is only in a few laptops that are designed for gaming that you will find replaceable graphics cards.
I'am still using my old ndivia geforce fx 5200 agp 8x 128mb card (don't laugh!), and I want to play some of the newer games out there, but I can't just up and buy a new computor. Are there any agp cards that can allow me to play something at all new? Perhaps a website that sells higher apg cards at a affordable price? Getting tired of playing Max Payne 1&2!
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Hey just thought I would give a heads up on this TigerDirect sale.
I wouldnt suggest this card for anyone running high end or standard games. But for the average bear, it would probably do just fine. I had a 32MB card I used forever.
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so i have these 2 cards i cant really decide which is better so help
my build is..
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: EP45-DS3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1463MB used, 6722MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
and the cards are...
XFX GeForce® 8800 GT Alpha Dog 512MB DDR3
XFX GeForce® 9800 GT 512MB DDR3 Standard
I mostly play battlefield bad company 2
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I have a HTPC with a seven inch touchscreen also hooked up to my 720p TV. As you can guess the resolution for the touchscreen is not compatible with my TV so when the video card (Nvidia GeForce 7900/7600 sreies) is in clone mode the touchscreen is fine but the picture on the TV is only about a 4x3 size. I would like to have full screen on the touchscreen and full on the TV for watching dvd's and the like. I'm thinking about getting a second video card to serve the touchscreen while letting the current card run the TV. Here are my question:
1) will I be able to see both full desktops on each screen
2) while using the wireless keyboard will the action and programs also be displayed on both screen
3) should I get the same brand of video cards
4) are there any other things that I should look out for or be careful of
Thanks for the help!!!!!
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Hi can some one tell me which video card is better:
The ATI Hd 4550 or the ATI HD 5450
Thanks in advance
The 4550 has better performance overall but it doesn't have DirectX11 support so those games with DirectX11 will suffer from lower performance (as far as I am aware)
I need help finding out what kind of Video and Sound Card I have.
Presario 5185, Windows 98. I wnat to download DX8.1 so I can play EQ, I have to update drivers but have no idea how to find them. Please help me stop the maddness.
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OK, I've got a Dell T5400 with a Geforce 8800-GT video card. It has dual DVI outputs. I do not get any video output (not even bios loadup) from the video card when using DVI but if I plug in a DVI to VGA adaptor it works fine. Not just fine but it works on all VGA monitors including ones with DVI and VGA inputs that DVI was not working on. Additionally I was getting the same results with a similarly speced ATI video card.
I have a friend who has the same setup but a Nvidia 9800-GT and it works fine.
Any ideas ay all? I know the dvi monitors work as I use them on other systems.
Oh, OS if it matters is Linux (debian) but I'm not even getting bios.
Which video card company is better NVideo OR Radeon
What do you like better, apples or oranges? They are both excellent if you buy the top end. They both stink if you buy the cheap ones. ATI has better driver support at this time. Hope that helps. That is all you will get from me on it. I have run the tops from both chip makers within the last 4 months.
Here are the top 3 video cards that i found its against these two. PLease tell me which one is this best, i do little gaming and designs for websites.
Radeon 7000 64mb DDR AGP2x/4x
PalitDaytona GeForce4 MX440 SE, TV-out 64 MB DDR
VGA APOLLO GF4 MX440 SE SDR W/TV Retail
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ok basicacly i used to have an dell demensions e310 and my games ran great not sure exactly what kinda graphics card it had cause its no longer working do to a virus so we got a new computer a dell demensions e521 and the graphics card on it sucks so i was going top take the card from my old one and put it in my new one but im not sure of a few things 1 are they compatable 2 where are they located inside the computer
Other notes : video card on new compter NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
Yeah thats a pretty poor card
According to the site this is what gfx it has/supports:
* 256MB PCI ExpressTM NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300LE TurboCache
* 256MB ATI X1300 Pro
* Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE graphic GPU
PCI: 2 Slots
PCIe x1: 1 Slot
PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slots
My oponion is its not a machine for gamer with little space for upgrading.
If you read it here very often, you'll recognize that I have been posting about using a video card for two monitors. On my current Dell dimension 8200, the video card only has room for one monitor, so I'm going to buy a new video card where I can plug in a DVI monitor and a VGA monitor. WHAT KIND OF CARD DO I NEED? I'm not a big video gamer, and I know a lot of video cards are made for that. I just want a video card that will be capable of maintaining two monitors. The site I've been looking at is: http://www.smarterdeals.com/Hardware/subcategories-cat_id-464.html . Can someone recommend to me what I should buy? Is a $50 card sufficient, or should I go for $100 or $150? And what brand/model?
Check newegg .com. They have a bunch of cards that will do what you want.
looking at buying a ait 9600xt or a 9700pro. I know if i get a 9700pro i will need a new power supply. I will be playing a few games,and in the future using a tv for a monitor. I would like to keep cost under $150, looking on ebay. Both cards going for about the same price.
my system is a emachines t2482
768mb ram pc2100
250w power supply
80 gig hd
xp home os.
help me make a decision,I've been looking for 3 weeks,can't decide.
The 9700 is the better card but you can get a 9800 Pro for $150, especially on Ebay. Deffinately replace the power supply. I worked on a new eMachine last weekend. Its PS failed and ruined the motherboard.
I know this is more a matter of opinion... but in an unbiased answer could someone tell me which is better Nvdia 6800 Ultra or an ATI x800 XT... and how much better is pci-e?....
which gives you less hassle with drivers and errors in Windows xp...
If your looking for good performance out of a video card an AGP card is always the best.
I think both those video cards are sweet, I would love to have one in my pc
I dont think either of them would have much hassle with XP
when the 9800gx2 first came out all the reviews say that card is the best performing card out there and also with quad sli but about a month later people and other reviews say its one of the worst cards put out by nvidia and that quad sli is just plain stupid.
i want to build a top of the line gaming rig and now i'm torn between sticking with 8800GT sli or just do it with the 9800gx2 sli or should i wait for the next generation of cards maybe arriving by q4. i want to play games at high settings and high fps few years from now and not just upgrade every so often.
Like the people who have 8800GTX sli after 2 years its still running strong and maybe for a couple more years. i need a minimum of maybe 4 years because by then i'll be in university
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I just replaced ny CRT with a LCD. Both are Samsung products.
My installed video card is a GRFORCe4 mx440se 64mb with TV out.
My friend has offered me what he claims is a better card - 3DFORCE 2MX-64.
First he does not have the driver software and I was unable to track one down on the XEXforce.com website. I also tried to post a question to their forum with no luck.
I would like to know:
Which of the two cards would be most suitable for me?
Is ther a better video card for me considering I don;t play games and the only movies I watch are those video clips which arruve via email?
My quest started when I was complaining about some pixilation in the enlarged view of Windoes Media Player. this has been somewhat alleviated with the upgrade to version 10.
You have a Geforce4 MX440SE 64MB and he has a GeForce2 MX400 64MB. I think you have the better and newer card.
FYI: www.nvidia.com has the latest Nvidia driver that works on all Geforce cards so the disk is not required. If you want you can download the latest driver as it both the cards use the same driver package. Newer drivers may improve performance and quality.
And LCD panels workk best at a certain resolution that is specified by the manufacturer. Usually its 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024 on some newer larger LCD panels. If you screen resolution is set lower then that, say 800 x 600, then the result will be less then perfect.
I want to upgrade my video card (GeForece 440MX)...
wich one of these would you guys suggest?
1. REFURBISHED: POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600 PRO 128MB DDR DVI+CRT+TV 8X AGP for $80
2. "ATI RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB AGP 8X TVO/DVI Video Card" one of my neihgboors is selling it for $140-$150
3. REFURBISHED: ROSEWILL RADEON 9600 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "RW9600-128D" for $66
Thanks guys, also consider the price... i mean i would not mind saving some extra dollars.
the obvious choice would be the 9700 pro, providing your nieghbour hasn't trashed it
having said that. one of my mates bought the 9600 pro (make sure its not AIW) and it's very good value for money
he plays HalfLife 2/CS:S, BF1942, BF:V, UT2004 all with pretty decent settings and no problems what so ever so if you're tight for a few quid then....
i personally wouldn't even consider the refurbished 9600 non-pro
I have an HP m1195c media center pc. It has integrated video(disabled) and a Hauppage PCIe TV card. I would like to use two monitors(1 for TV the other for general use). Contacted HP(joke) and they said it couldn't be done. I would prefer to use the integrated VGA but will add another card(PCI) if needed.
System is configured as follows:
1.5 GB RAM
400 GB Hdd
0 AGP, 1 PCIe, 2 PCI
Win XP MCE SP2
I appreciate any help I can get.
If you can get it done, I'd like to know how!
Otherwise, you need a video card that supports multiple monitors.
EDIT: I may have misread your post, what is it exactly you're trying to do?
I'm was having trouble with my video card (32mb nvidia4X agp) It was creating black horizontal line across my screen.
I replaced it with an nvidia Geforce 4 32mb mx440 by Apollo.
The problem is it won't play dvd's I do have audio but no picture.
I have a Dell Dimension XPS B866r pentium lll windows 98SE
128 RDRAM memory.
please be sure you removed the old video drivers and the new video drivers are installed. boot into safe mode and make sure the old video drivers are not listed undere device manager.
What do you all think about this graphics card vs. the other cards that are in this price point?
I would be using Cinema 4D, VectorWorks and OpenGL, so if there are any cards that taylor to those that would be nice as well.
Can anyone tell me. Which should give me best performance? a matrox millenium 4mb 2d/3d card or a voodoo2 3dfc 12mb card using onboard 2d
Voodoo 2 but drivers will be an issue as 3dfx is out of business.
4meg matrox card would be fine for 2d, but forget the 3d, especially anything in opengl
First off, I'd like to say hi to everyone as this is my first post on this forum. I have come here with a problem. I recently bought a 9600GT 512MB after my 7950GT 512MB burnt out. I sent the 7950GT back to eVGA for an RMA. Today, I received the card back from eVGA, but it wasn't a new 7950GT, it was a 8800GTS 640MB! Do I return my 9600GT for a full refund and install this 8800GTS, or do I leave my 9600GT in my computer and sell the 8800GTS on ebay? Please Help.
They gave you an 8800GTS to replace the 7950GT? -That's quite the trade off if you ask me! I would definitely keep the 8800 and return the 9600GT. The 8800 has more vRAM than the 9600 and will give better performance. Hell, I kinda wanna see if I can get XFX to fork over an 8800 for my 7950GT lol.
Assuming 2 video cards with the same specs: What is the difference between a PCI vid card and an AGP one?
PCI bus runs 33mhz and is shared
AGP bus at 2x runs 66mhz dedicated.
Bus Freq Sampling Rate Bandwidth data Per ClockCycle) transfer
PCI 33Mhz 1 33Mhz 133MB/s
AGP 1x 66Mhz 1 66Mhz 266MB/s
AGP 2x 66Mhz 2 133Mhz 512MB/s
AGP 4x 66Mhz 4 266Mhz 1GB/s
Much more bandwidth and transfer rate with an agp card. If you have an agp slot use agp.
Is this video card compatible...........ASUS GeForce 210 DirectX 10.1 EN210 SILENT/DI/1GD3/V2(LP) 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card ?......... with HP Z 400 with the origional 475watt power supply and pci expressX16 slot #2 on the motherboard?More replies
I know there are tons of video card questions, but none on the M72e Quad Core i5, win 10. Not a hard core gamer, just new to Win 10 and looking at dual monitor sometime. and some basic shoot 'em game.
Since there aren't any graphics card threads for the M72, I suggest you take a look at the M92 & M92p graphics card threads. These systems use the same generation Intel processor, and the BIOS was written during the same time period. You can reasonably surmise that the whitelist for graphics cards, and good options for them, will be similar.1 more replies
I am looking at buying a new computer. If it has integrated video and if I wanted to add a new graphic card what do I have to make sure the computer has to do this??
I am looking at buying a new computer. If it has integrated video and if I wanted to add a new graphic card what do I have to make sure the computer has to do this??
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you need to make sure it has an agp 8x slot or a pcie 16x slot
If I install another video card (AGP) in the computer listed below, will it work?
Can a motherboard support two cards, and can it take both a PCI and an AGP card at the same time?
My board is an Abit KD7.
I have a PCI Nvidia card made by pine, with 64 mg of ram.
I am considering adding a PowerColor Radeon 9600 AGP 8X 256MB DDR Video Card .
Any advise would be apprecitaed.
Nick M Rahl
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Is it possible to use two video cards / two VGA monitors in WinXP?
I know it's possible to use a video card with DVI and VGA outputs, and then have two monitors that act as one desktop.
But what if you have two VGA monitors (neither are DVI)? I am currently using an integrated VGA adapter (on the motherboard), and wondered if i added a regular PCI video card if i could then use a second VGA monitor.
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Hey guys, I wanna know what everyone thinks is the best budget gamer card out there right now for under $200. The 9800 SE 128mb is only $129 on pricewatch! Lets here everyones oppinions. I haven't been following all the video card trends as of late. Thanks
Since the release of the next-gen cards prices have started to fall - im pretty sure you can pick a 9800 Pro 128Mg up for less than 200USD - have a look around.
What are the pros and cons of digital vs analog ports on video cards. I'm a non-gamer that uses some graphics programs at times (Photoshop, etc)
Does it matter much whether I use a dvi slotted card or analog or dvi/analog combo card ?
Digital gives better color range and allows additional features. Use the DVI, HDMI, or Displayport connections, don't use analog if you can avoid it.3 more replies
im about to purchase a video card, i narrowed down my choices to 2 cards, I just dont know which one. can someone suggest which one? (money is not a matter)
one of them has 4pixel pipelines, other 12, and the one with the 4 has a memory speed of 600, i like it, but the 12 pp has 500 mhz
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Hello can anyone tell me which ati radeon graphic cards are compatible with me emachine model w2925? i bought a ati/agp 9250, but from the looks of it it will not fit into the slot in my pc.
I think the 9250 comes in a PCI model. It is a tossup between it and an nvidia FX 5200.
I looked up your machine and all it said for expansion was 3 PCI slots. You need a PCI card.
I am looking to convert some VHS tapes into MPEG 2 format. It looks like the caputre devices are too exspensive and have mixed quality.
I am wondering what the tech difficulties would be in adding a 2nd video card to be used only for video capture? I am currently using a Geforce Ti 4400 but am thinking of adding a ATi All-In-Wonder Radeon 7500 for video capturing functions only. Is this possible? Does anyone here have any experience with this?
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I'm buying a brand new system from new egg, trying to decide if is should get the SLI motherboard or not. My question is, would it be worth it to get the SLI motherboard and just buy a double of the card i have already http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143113&Tpk=nvidia%2bgforce%2b8600%2bgts
or just buy a cheaper motherboard without SLI and only 1 16X PCI express and buy a newer video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130319 which would be alittle cheaper
Check out some benchmarks: http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=1057&model2=854&chart=277
A single 8800GT usually outperforms a single 8600GTS by double the framerate in most benchmarks at high settings. And SLI won't give you twice the performance, and sometimes the benefit is next to nothing. The 8600GTS is overpriced when compared to the 8800GT.
just out of curiosity, what is an ATI video card because i am having a few problems with fpd games that r running off my video card and my friend suggested it might be something to do with an ATI fix for my video card or something, just wanted to clarify with you guys what it is,
check in the support section for your card and any new drivers or patches
Is there any downside to using an old video card, such as an S3 Tro (circa 1995) or a STB Velocity 128 4MB (circa 1997) video card with Windows XP, beyond the no gaming aspect? The PC in question will just be running basic windows applications and web browsing. The machine will have an AMD 2200+ and 512 MB/ram, and I'm just wondering if spending any money on a video card is a worthwhile expense. Seems the lowest end of off the shelf cards is around $30, say an ATI Radeon 7000 dual output type card.
Probably not a good Idea since both chipsets support, halted at Window 98.
I am currently running 1 EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX 768mb card with the Zephyr 650 watt power supply with no problem. Will I be able to run 2 of those cards?
How about telling us the rest of your hardware....if not too much should easily work.
Here is an issue i have been pondering for a couple weeks now, in anticipation of building my first decent gaming pc. Which video card is better overall? The Radeon HD 5770 or the Radeon HD 4870? Is the increase in FPS worth excluding dx11?
That depends on you... The 4870 are kind of hard to come by. The 5000 series include 3-monitor support (whoopie do) and HD video enhancements, less power. But yeah, the 5770 is about 5~10% slower than the 4870, but still faster than the 4850.
It wouldn't be so bad, but a year ago - the 4850 was going for about $100, the 4870 at $150. The lack of competition from Nvidia with its GeForce cards in shambles means that ATI can keep their prices a bit on the high side Its not as bad as when Nvidia dominated with their 8800 cards for almost 2 years.
Hi i have a P4 2ghz running onboard msi video so obvoiusly i
need an update can anyone suggest a great vid card for under AUD$400
i want to use it for gaming and graphics editing
Welcome to TSG,
I would suggest you check out the various Radeon 9600 Cards - they vary according to manufacturer but the decent models give very good performance for your money. Price is from £99 up to £130.
You could start by going here :
http://www.tomshardware.com - And search 'Graphics Cards'.
Many reviews from '97 - up to the present time.
Also read at these sites :
Have a good day.
im building a pc for my uncle and he doesnt really play any games he just wants a pretty good graphic card so he can connect it to the tv. Since he does not need the 8800gt i was thinking of this one for now but im still looking at other ones as well. Also what is better 2 lower class cards say like the 8600 or 8500 on sli or one 8800gt?
There is no rush on what I am doing and there is no budget.
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In the near future I will slowly begin building a computer with the best of the best in it for gaming / media purposes. Though I do not know the exact parts I will be using, I have an idea but I need some more information. Unless Windows 7 comes out and it proves to be a better OS than Vista, I will be installing Vista 64bit on an Intel Quad Core processor. I will be filling my RAM slots (depending on the mobo) to the max with the biggest DDR2 (or DDR3 whichever proves to be more efficient) sticks I can find. I think I will worry about my power supply after I know everything that is going into my rig. I have an optical drive and am contemplating a Blu-Ray counterpartto go with it. I also have a 250GB and 500GB hardrive waiting to go in. The case doesn't matter to me too much as long as it fits what I need. I will also be looking into watercooling vs aircooling.
One of, if not the most, important part about any gaming rig is a great video card. Well I was wondering what the benefits were of a quad video card setup? Would I get better video performace or would it just be good for running multiple monitors and a waste of money. Yes I said money is not an option but I mean I am not on a budget because I am bulding this over a long period of time which is also moslty why i haven't picked specific parts yet. Sorry if this is long but I will try and resolve an... Read more
Quad-Crossfire\SLI might look cool, but real-world benefits are very little, since the performance increase in going from one GPU to two of them is 50% at best, and most of the time, it is around 20-40%. In some cases, two GPUs may actually perform no better than one. So quad-GPUs are more of a gimmick and even for multi-monitor support, two single-GPU video cards are a better choice.
As for the rest of your system, look at an X58 motherboard paired with a Core i7 CPU and a good-quality Corsair XMS2\Crucial Ballistix\OCZ Reaper DDR3 kit. For a good PSU, look at the 750W and above units from PC Power & Cooling, Corsair and Silverstone.
I'm going to buy a new video card for my pc but i don't want to spend too much money. I've been thinking on the XFX GeForce 8800 GT since its cheap and good, but the only thing i want is to play with 20 or more FPS games like CoD4 or Crysis (i dont care in which settings)
If you don't care about the settings, then you'll get plenty more than 20 FPS in either of those games. Obviously, if you turn everything to the max, it'll be slower, but you'll be able to play with everything pretty high on that card.
Right now I run a pair of Asus GeForce 7600GT 256MB Silent video cards with an SLI bridge. I'm doing a round of upgrades (at least an x38/45nm ready mobo and new ram) and I'm considering updating just one of the video cards. I like a silent computer, so the card I'm considering is the Asus GeForce 8600GTS 256MB Silent.
Both cards are SLI capable. The 8600 has a faster clock, Direct X10 and OpenGL2.0
Can I run one of each of these cards with the SLI bridge? Better to just update both video cards to the 8600?
Any other nice video cards with passive cooling you'd recommend?
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well my question is uhmm..more General i guess
and it is
how many different types of Video Graohic Cards are there?
and..I mean what isa the difference between them?
I don't know if it is the right place to write these questions, it is just that I hear a lot about them and I was uhm..curious
hope to have an answer
p.s. I tryed to google it but I dindn't find what I was really lookin' for
Well...there are Nvidia and ATI cards..and..um..they display what you see on the screen. And the more powerful they are, the better they are at displaying the image on your monitor, and the better they are at showing you games..basically. The different types of video cards are endless. They come in different sizes and speeds and colors (not that it matters) and brands.
Check out Newegg.com and browse around and you'll see. There's alot more to it than this..but this is very basic.
I currently have a nvidia 64 meg ti4200 card but wanted to know if the nvidia 128 meg fx5200 was anybetter. I have heard mixed reviews of the cards but never a comparison/ contrast between the two........what should i do?
there is no real comparison between the two the Ti4200 is a far more powerful card. the FX5200 series is the replacement for the G4MX series not the G4 ti 4200. you have to go to a FX5600 ultra to beat the performance of the Ti4200.
I was wondering if anyone can help me.
I have a video card in my computer it is a NVIDIA VANTA/VANTA LT
I also have not in the computer, but also VANTA/TNT2M64 video card.
Which is the better card?
And is either one of them equal to or better than a GFORCE 2?
I have a program I want to run, but I must have a gforce to or better card.
Off those two choices the TNT2M64 is the more powerful adapter. However, it is not comparable to a Geforce2. It is not even comparable to the original Geforce line.
hey i have a video card which is a ..STANDARD PCI GARPHICS ADAPTER (VGA)
that one is connected to the mother board.. not a PCI or AGP slot..
then i got a CIRRUS LOGIC 5430/40 PCI card from another computer and put it in my empty PCI slot and also intalled the drivers..
so basically i have two video cards on my win98se computer..
but in my computer in properties in the DEVICE MANAGER section.. it show that my CIRRUS LOGIC card cannot work because..
"Your computer's display driver will not work with Multiple Dsplay Support. Contact your hardware vendor for assistance in obtaing a display driver that will work with Multiple Display Support."
i cant contact them because i got this from another computer. i guess..
so what can i do?
i tried to take out the old video adapter and put the monitor cable in the new one but put the monitor wont display..
help i really want a better card than the one connected to the mother board..
ps. this computer is 6 years old.. thats why the old video card is connected to the mother board..
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I just bought a Soltek SL-75FRN-L motherboard. I'm looking for a Video card to go with it. Anyone have any suggestions? It has to be 4x or 8x and I'm leaning towards the Leadtek FX 5600 ultra. I have a Ti4200 card now but this MB won't support 2x. I would appreciate your ideas and input.
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I have been doing a little searching and I found out that the AMD APUs can work with other AMD video cards, but have to be in the 6000 series. Does this mean that if I added a 6990 or 6950 it would be compatible with the APU?
no but i am also curious since crossfire x allows u to crossfire any cards from within the same generation that would be interesting to hybrid crossfire the apu with another 6 series card.
I have two Video cards. one is a Nvidia Mx440 (PCI) with 64 MG RAM and costs about $55. The other is an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro (AGP 8x) w/ 256 Mg DDR RAM, and costs about $155.
If the ATI card costs three times as much, and has four times the RAM, why does the Nvidia card out-perform it?
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Hey guys, I have an HP elite m9340f. My question is, I was told that an NVIDIA GTX 260/280 will not fit because I don't have enough room/open PCI slots for the GPU.
My goals are to be able to play most if not all current video games on their highest graphics settings; for example I can play World of Warcraft with medium settings and still a tad bit of video card lag. Right now I have a GeForce 9500GS (does the job, but not well, and finally got one with a good fan).
I'm not sure what motherboard I have, but is there anything like an extension-cable that I could run the GTX externally or something? At this point I know I'd have to upgrade the power-supply, but if I need to do the motherboard in order to run the GTX, I'd probably go with a new case as well because it's pretty crammed in this one.
Here's a pic of my box:
Any other suggestions are welcome, I realize some of my goals may be unreachable with my limited budget. Thanks guys!
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I am looking at Video cards. I want to know how they work, what the different chipsets do. How and what difference more RAM in the video card does. Stuff like that. Anyway was hoping for a site or something to the sorts as the answer to one question will probably just create another question. I have checked the GeForce site and ATI and have found nothing on how the video card actually works. Any sites that i can get will be appreciated. Thanks.
Google is a great place for finding information. I just typed in "How video cards work". This was the first hit. I'm sure there are many others.
How video cards work
I posted here a little bit ago talking about a Radeon 9800 Pro and a Geforce 6600GT.
Welp, I ended up getting the geforce 6600GT and then returning it due to horrible performance. Then I bought the 9800 Pro. It is offering better performance but not by much. Which leads me to think that I have a bottleneck of some sort.
Anyone have any ideas of what I should look at? right now I am thinking Ram or the 350W Power Supply...(been suspicious of the PS for a while).
Are there any bios settings that would effect this? These are my computer specs:
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
512Mb PC3200 DDR Ram
120 Gig 7200 RPM IDE WD HardDrive
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro
350 W Power Supply
I had the memory frequency set to 200mhz and then tried downclocking it and turning up the CAS Latency settings. Neither seemed to do much. I ran Memtest86 and it found no errors in my memory but the CAS latency was originally set to 3-3-3-8.
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I'm wondering, how can I find out what video cards and sound cards I have? I would like to update them, but I need to know which ones I have first.
Any help would be appreciated.
(I'm in the official TSF fantasy football league, and it's quite fun)
Go to Start > Run and type dxdiag
The Display and Sound tabs at the top will give you some basic info about your sound/graphics cards.