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Old 08-07-2006, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I have a question for the new PCI card I'm going to install. The link to it is: http://www.compusabusiness.com/produ...250_Video_Card

It's for Counter-Strike: Source because my old onboard GFX card just couldn't cut it. But I'm wondering if that Graphics card could run CS:S esily with no problems. Also, if I should upgrade any of my other Computer parts. My computers specs are:

Processor: Intel Celeron D CPU 2.93GHz
Memory: 504MB RAM
Sound: Realtek AC97 Audio

Lastly, I need a tutorial for how to install a PCI card on my computer which is the HP Pavilion a1010n. Thank you. Remember, the more tuts the better.
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Old 08-07-2006, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you need to add a stick of 512mb ram. That video card should be able to handle CS:S, but I don't think high settings.

This is a better choice...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143059
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Any other suggestions? I'd really hate to buy more RAM.
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Why not buy more ram? 504mb ram these days are not really going to cut it. Besides a stick of 512mb ram is cheap.
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your gonna have to eventually get some ram, so i would do it now. another 512 stick would do wonders. i used to have that video card and it could run bf2 so it will run cs:s, maybe med.
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Well.. I have $40 bucks to spend. Will that cut it?
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First...what kind of ram do you have DDR or DDR2? But if your using PCI for graphics, I'm assuming it's DDR.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=147
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herer this might be a little useful to your questions

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883107020


wow and it only has 3 pci slots according to HP's website
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just get the card first and see how would it performs then get some ram later. yeah 1 gig is like sure thing nowadays things are getting memory hungry.
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