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Old 11-17-2005, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my bad.
and i want to insal a new video card. im not sure what i need, or if i can instal it.......... here are my comp. specs. Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 630 with HT Technology and EM64T enhancement; 512MB PC3200 DDR memory, 200GB Serial ATA hard drive and Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 im not sure about the power ............ my price range is between 100-200..........
i started playing aoe, and empire earth when they first came out, i picked up the new copies and aoe runs bad i guess its the card............... anyway those are the types of game i like to play im not sure about the type of expansion slots i have or what that even means. sorry any help?
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well if you can see if you have a agp slot then you can get i that price range a 6600GT.
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Old 11-17-2005, 10:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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6600GT will play AOE3 at full settings (without filtering)

6800GS might be able to play with filtering (not sure since I don't know anyone that has it yet)

How many Amps are on your +12v

(You most likely have PCI E)
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on a p4 630 i would say pci-e.
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whats the dif between agp & pci?
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they are card types there connectionis also different. But as i saod if you can look into the spec's and see if its AGP,PCI, or which i dont thik gateway has lol PCI-E. you most likey have AGp slot with a gateway and since its new it should.
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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these are the specs i got from gateways website
Three PCI Conventional
One PCI Express ×1
One PCI Express ×16
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well dude if thats the case you have one and thats good. now go to www.newegg.com and look up the 6600GT for pci-e .
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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a little too high, id like to stay below the 150 mark
is there a dif between pci & pci-e, if im not buying a high end card?
and i have a 300w ps will that do the trick?

ive also seen some 128 cards priced higher than 256 cards.
i know there are other factors that make up a cards performance
at this point im just ready to do the **** thing
so any other replies please suggest a card that will you guys think will fit my needs "basic"........... but not a dud keep in mind that $150 mark
thanks for all the help....
next time i post ill do my homework i promise!
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just a side note, who's got the most popular im service?
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