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Old 08-21-2006, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys...this is my first time on the forums...and iv been going around on many forums to get help with my computer. Ok...leme start off with tellin u guys wut my computer is.

CPU: Intel® Celeron® Processor 2GHz (w/128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB)
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Chipset: Intel® 845GL chipset
Memory: 256MB DDR (PC2100)
Hard Drive: 40GB HDD
Optical Drive: 40 × 12x40 Max. CD-RW Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D (845GL shared)
Sound: AC '97 Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals: Keyboard, Wheel Mouse, Stereo Speakers
Ports/Other: 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Mic-In & Head Phone jack on front, Audio-In & Out, 3 PCI slots (2 available)
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D
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ok.....now i took all of my stuff frum that computer and i moved it to a new case wich is this
I am using a 450W power supply. NOW i recently found out that i have a PCI. this is my mother board
Now my maint focus on my upgrading is to get a good graphics card for gaming experiance for games such as Battlefield2, Call of Duty 2, F.E.A.R etc and future games like battlefield 2142 and etc.
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my price range on a card is $120-$150. I need a graphics card that will play games on either a good mediume or if i have to...on a low. But mainly i need a rele good card. So to sum things up....i need a lot of help....I am a major noob at these things....so yeh.


PLZ HELP.

tnx


Suggested cards-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102688

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161020
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly welcome to the forums!

Secondly, as an answer to your question, no graphics card alone will allow that rig to play the games you want to play nicely, and it would most probably be a waste of money; your rig isn't exactly the most up-to-date system in the world.

Buying a new graphics card would be a waste of money, and it doesn't look like any parts in that rig would be useful to build on top of, my only suggestion would be to save up around $700 to build a new system.
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I agree with Trooper. Simply put, your machine sucks.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What was the computer before you moved it over? HP, Dell, etc.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yea upgrade your whole system you may be able to upgrade the processor but you have no AGP slot .The older PCI video cards will improve performance alot but not good enough to run todays games .You do not have PCi express so the cards you linked are useless to you .
You would spend alot of money to get this sytem to run alot better and still not be good enough .That board may not even support 1 gig of memory which is a standard with todays games and 2 gigs will soon be a standard.
What are the ID numbers on the Mother board ? What system build is it ?
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Teh computer wuz a emachine....the id # on the mother board is
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I agree with Trooper. Simply put, your machine sucks.
Well that's a little harsh.
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Well that's a little harsh.
That's what I was thinking, I was trying to word it nicely.... >_<
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Haha. I remember I was still using a Pentium 1 166MHz back in 2000. Only over the last few years I've actually gotten into computers. Before that, I didn't really give a crap what I used, as long as it could run MSN Messenger.
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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if you want to do some basic gaming, you can do something like this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813185083

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102688

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820150014

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104301

total: $293.93 - $10 mail in rebate

you can use your existing hard drive, opticals, case/psu, etc..

if you got a bit more money you can get even better... this is for BASIC gaming.. nothing great. it'll beat the crap out of your celeron though
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