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Will my new card run Source?


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HappyAl

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Hello,

Im getting a new video card for my computer, because it came with an Intel integrated graphics accelerator (Enough said)

It has a gig of RAM, and an Intel Pentium 4 Processor with 2.8 Ghz.

When I get my card, I plan on playing Half-Life 2 and other source engine games.

Combined with my computer, will this card run these games smoothly?: Nvidia GEforce 6600

Thanks.
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Neil Jones

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Should do. Assuming you have an AGP port on your board that is, as they are now starting to be phased out in favour of PCI Express.
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How do I tell what kind of ports I have?

And what will happen if I have only PCI Express Ports?

Thanks for your help.
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What is your motherboard brand and model? I can find out what ports you have from that. PCI Express is realtivley new, and if your box is from a company such as Dell, Gateway, HP, etc.... It's most likley going to be using AGP for the card...

I fear that since you have an IGP and an Intel P4 that it's a dell you're running, and you'll only be able to use PCI (not PCI-E) cards for video expansion... That's just an educated guess, I just gotta wait for your reply.

Like I said, I just need the Motherboard model, and if you don't know that, as in you didn't build the computer, what brand/model is it?
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I do not know what type or model my motherboard is, but I have a Dell Dimension 3000, if that helps at all.

Is there any way for me to check what motherboard I have?

Thanks for your time.
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Download pc wizard 2005

install then hover your mouse over the icon that will say mainboard.

It will list if you have an agp bus or pci express.
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OK, I downloaded PC Wizard and it says I have both a PCI Bus and an AGP Bus.

So when I connect my card how do I tell which is the AGP?

Thanks for everything.
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It will be the top slot above the rest that looks different.

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