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Old 10-19-2009, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hows it going,

i am having a few problems with my graphics, and my comptuer is a custom built system so
here is some system info;

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: EDsys Computers
System Model: EDCT3400S1
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/03/04 10:39:15 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1006MB RAM
Page File: 714MB used, 1713MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode


and here is some video info;

Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_4C438086&REV_02
Display Memory: 96.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Dell E173FP
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4396 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/20/2005 10:52:38, 36990 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
Mini VDD Date: 9/20/2005 11:00:54, 1302332 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6632-11CF-1AF2-496CA3C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2572
SubSys ID: 0x4C438086
Revision ID: 0x0002
Revision ID: 0x0002
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run


i think i dont actually have a physical video card in my pc because its integrated,
i was just wondering if theres anything compatible with my computer that will help my computer.

my computer was experiencing overheating problems recently wich i think it was because its boilin hot in australia atm around 37 degrees celcius the other day.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: advice with graphics?

Try this link to update your graphics drivers (just click on the pic)


I find the most biggest concern for over heating computers is dust
As you are unsure if your computer had an addon Video card (of which no)
Then obviously it has not been opened up either

Depending upon your computer hardware experience, and following all antistatic and electrical precautions (as stated in your manual)
You need to open the side case up (all power out first)
And using either a pressurized air can (bought from any computer store)
Or a high pressure pneumatic air compressor
Fully blow out all internal dust (whilst outside is preferred)
Special emphasis on:
> Power Supply
> All fans
> CPU heatsink
> Around Ram cards
ok everywhere

Then return the side cover and screws
And turn on again


You can go one step further and Reseat your CPU (but this can be a bit of a concern if unsure)

I hope that helps
Oh, also you could do with more Ram, say 1 more gig
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, but i have altedi cleaned all the dust from it, its almost spotless (it helped alot).

i jsut change the ram card into a new slot and so far my games are yet to crash but my video card is pretty crap am i right?
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Yha it is. What mobo is it?? If you have a PCI-e port it's a cheap update... not up on my Aus. pricing though.

For you, any standalone gpu will be huge, but as itsvan older board, you might not have a pci-e slot.
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how do i tell?
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A simple and quick way is to either open it up, and look But you need to know what a pci express x16 looks like.


Or d/l CPUz which is a very small standalone progam, and click mainboard for the model and manufactuer.
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