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No AGP slot, get a new motherboard?


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MJOLNIR Armored

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Hi, I have an eMachines T2958 (yes, I know its not a gaming PC, so don't say it) and since it didn't come with an AGP slot (because I wanna run cool games on it) I was wondering if I can buy a new motherboard with an AGP slot for it? Also, if the new motherboard thing is possible, will the PC be able to detect an AGP slot?

(by the way, I don't really want to buy a new PC, because the one I mentioned is brand new)

512 DDR SDRAM
2.66 Ghz Intel Celeron D Processor
80 GB hard drive
2 CD drives, DVD-ROM and CD Rewritable
Set the power behind the comp to 115W, not exactly sure what power supply really is, i think it might be it.
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Yes, you can buy a new motherboard to put in the computer. You need to be sure when buying a motherboard that:

A) The CPU will work in it.
B) The RAM will work in it.
C) That the PSU will be enough for the new hardware.

Now that 115W on the back off the computer is for switching the voltage on the powersupply. Here in the United States, its set to 115W, on over in Europe its set to 220W. This should not be change since it will damage the system. To find out the PSU walts open the case and some where on the PSU should be a sticker with its information. Hope that this helps.
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you could go on the hunt for a pci version of a graphics card hard to find but negates the need to do a board upgrade ( i am a bit surprised that your machine hasnt got an agp socket but computer people are a law unto themselves i guess lol :tazz: )

all the best

mike
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but i keep hearing that PCI cards don't go further than DirectX 8.1, they take up all of the bus..something..(i dunno, but i know its not a good thing) and PCI cards aren't really good. Also, I don't think PCI cards don't have the cute little fans to cool it down, so it'll overheat. So, I don't think I want to spend money on a PCI.
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yeah they probably do thats why nobody likes them.....but im still surprised that your machine hasnt got an agp slot (what a way to save money huh) remind me on never to buy an emachine lol
good luck mate :tazz:

mike
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