Shared Memory/new vid card? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-26-2007, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2
Default Shared Memory/new vid card?

I currently have a computer with shared memory and i wanted to know if its at all possible to get a new video card with out getting a new motherboard. and if so how would i do so, and what kind of card can my computer handle? these are the details on my computer and motherboard.


AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz, 1GB RAM, 200GB HDD

Motherboard

*
Manufacturer: Asus
*
Motherboard Name: A8M2N-LA
*
HP/Compaq motherboard name: NodusM3-GL8E

any help at all i would be gratefull thanks.
__________________

gluestick is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 05:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Web Programmer
 
murdocsvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 896
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

yes, the shared memory card is built into the motherboard, but as long as it has a PCI, a PCIe x16 or an AGP slot, a seperate graphics card can be put in. you cant both of them together though, and ud need to disable the on board one. also, youve given us the name of 2 motherboards. which one are you using?
__________________

__________________
PHP + MYSQL, ASP.Net + C# with SQL, WCF, Python, XHTML + CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Flash + ActionScript 3, XML, SVG.

Web Developer Portfolio
murdocsvan is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 05:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
Web Programmer
 
murdocsvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 896
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

after googling the top (which im guessing is the same as the second now) it says you have 3 PCI slots and One PCI Express x16 graphics slot. when you buy a graphics card, just make sure its PCI express and not AGP, and it should be fine.
__________________
PHP + MYSQL, ASP.Net + C# with SQL, WCF, Python, XHTML + CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Flash + ActionScript 3, XML, SVG.

Web Developer Portfolio
murdocsvan is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 05:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
gurusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,562
Send a message via MSN to gurusan
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

That board has a PCI-Express slot...if you're looking to upgrade I would look for a used 7950gt,7900GTO, X1950 Pro or x1950xt.

Anything more than that would be overkill for your system.
__________________
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
gurusan is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 05:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,283
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

He can easily use an 8800 or 2900. Depends on what he wants to play or use it for.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 05:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
gurusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,562
Send a message via MSN to gurusan
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

I think that would be overkill on a 2.0ghz AMD system.
__________________
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
gurusan is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 09:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
Everything to Nothing
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 4,053
Send a message via MSN to Nick
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

im guessing he has a 3600+ X2 i wouldn call it an overkill, a 8600GT/GTS is an option
Nick is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 10:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 1,693
Send a message via MSN to Vaanish
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

X1950PRO would be nice for that system. PM b1gapl hes selling one.
__________________
MSI P35 Plat // 4GB DDR2 1033 // HD 4870 // Conroe C2D e6300 @ 2.5Ghz
Vaanish is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 10:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
gurusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,562
Send a message via MSN to gurusan
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickm926 View Post
im guessing he has a 3600+ X2 i wouldn call it an overkill, a 8600GT/GTS is an option
Those cards are nowhere near the same class as the 2900 and 8800 though.
__________________
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
gurusan is offline  
Old 10-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
Everything to Nothing
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 4,053
Send a message via MSN to Nick
Default Re: Shared Memory/new vid card?

i know i was just saying they are an option
__________________

Nick is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vid Card Requirements Indobos New Systems | Building and Buying 12 10-16-2007 02:38 PM
Need psu and low end vid card for build Shafra System Upgrades 7 10-15-2007 12:16 AM
Won't go onto Windows Logon or Accounts through graphics card, but will on shared gfx Linked Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 06-28-2007 09:04 PM
damaged video card sb14blue Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 05-13-2007 03:13 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.