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What Type of Graphics Card Do I Need?


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I need a new graphics card........

How can I tell what cards will work on my PC?

Here is some info about my PC..........


Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Model Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
Version 030
Serial Number 4A11054109

Chipset Vendor Intel Corporation
Chipset Model 845G/GL/GE Brookdale Host-Hub Interface Bridge (B1-step)
South Bridge 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge
SMBus Intel Corporation 801DB/DBL
SMBus Controller (ICH4/ICH4-L B0 step) @0500h

CPU Intel Celeron D
Cpu Socket Socket 478
Processor Upgrade ZIF Socket

System Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP

OnBoard devices
Video (Enabled) Intel 845G
Ethernet (Enabled) Realtek RTL8101L
Sound (Enabled) AC97 Audio Codec

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes

Please help........I have no idea what will work...!!

Thanks.
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Your system has both PCI and AGP slots, so your system can support PCI and AGP graphics cards. I can help you find a good one if you tell me what you want to do with it(gaming, video ediiting, etc) and what your budget it.

Cheers :)
Anton

Edited by X IBLaCK0uT X, 13 December 2008 - 11:33 AM.

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Well, to be completely honest with you, price is a major factor (credit crunch bla bla yawn!).

I dont really game, so not too bothered by that.

I have found this......

http://www.maplin.co...ModuleNo=217695

Is it OK? Would it work with my PC?
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That card would work for your system, its compatible and everything, but don't expect to do a great deal of things with it.
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.........So its not a particularly good one then? :)

Could you suggest a reasonable replacement (not too expensive, good value for money, reasonable performance)?

Cheers mate. :)
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102814 - this is a good one for the money. It is a pretty decent graphics card also, and it is compatible with your computer.

Cheers :)
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Right. I'll have a look at that one.

Thanks.
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