CAn someone please tell me how to update/purchase a new Video card. I dont know how to do it so that it will work with the system properly. Help would be much appreciated. Old one: NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200 Thanks
im guessing that card is agp from how old it is. But without your motherboard details i cant be sure. We also need your other system specs in order to tell you what card of card would work best on your system - for example it doesnt matter how good your card is if your processor is to slow to keep up with it etc.
Then we'd need your budget £0-£100 £100-£500? Plus where do you live so we can recommended some good websites that sell computer supplies. like www.newegg.com if you live in the U.S or www.ocuk.com if you live in UK etc.
Word Im in the US dont want to spend too much maybe the min. if possible Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: ECS System Model: K7S5A BIOS: Version 1.00 Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.5GHz Memory: 768MB RAM Page File: 153MB used, 1340MB available Windows Dir: C:\windows DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode Card name: NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200 Manufacturer: NVIDIA DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0201&SUBSYS_51051462&REV_A3 Display Memory: 64.0 MB Current Mode: 960 x 600 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200 Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll hope thats what you need
i dont know if this is a dumb question on my part but can your mbo hadle 8X graphic cards that is something good to know
ahh good ure card is pci so you can handle some of the better cards. But ure processor is a bit outdated since you dont have a huge budget you may aswell look through www.newegg.com and try and find the best processor you can afford (try to look for sumthing over 2.0ghz at least). However im not exaclty sure what type of processor is compatible with ure mobo. If you have the box lying round it will say what socket type ure processor is. Then just look for the best, cheapest processor with that socket type. Then for your graphics card do the same, look on new egg for the cheapest pci card you can find with the highest core clock speed and memory (256mb is enough). Although if your really serious about playing bf2 on its full graphics and future proofing your comp you'd really be better off buying a new computer. Something with a pci-e mobo (SLi compatible if possible). This is really all the help i can give you. If you decide you'd rather just buy/build a new computer post on the tech forum here they will be able to tell you the best computer you can get on your budget. hope that helps.