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y0umebednow

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#1 11 years ago

well my system is an Emachines T1221 and i want to know what video cards would support it. i just want to upgrade to 32 or 64 MB max. nothing big. here are the specs: CPU: Intel® Celeron® Processor 1.30GHz (w/256KB L2 cache) Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition Chipset: Intel® 810e chipset Memory: 128MB SDRAM Hard Drive: 20GB HDD Optical Drives: 48x Max. CD-ROM Drive3.5" 1.44MB FDD Video: Intel® Direct AGP 3D (810e shared) Sound: AC '97 Audio Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem Peripherals: Keyboard, Mouse, Stereo Speakers Ports/Other: 4 USB ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out, MIDI/Game port, Mic-In & Head Phone jack on front, 3 PCI slots (2 available) Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"Dthanks :)




Dragokatzov

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#2 11 years ago

Just a cheap upgrade huh? Well, Might want to check out the Geforce 6200. You can get a 128 meg verson on tigerdirect.com for $40 USD. I Recomended that card to someone on another forum i frequent earlier today to someone who just wanted to play Halo on their PC.

Just open up your case and make sure you have an AGP slot. if you are not quite sure what your looking for, go here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port Also, if you got enough cash left over, do yourself a favor and buy some more ram. 128 is just hurting.




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#3 11 years ago

I agree, if you only have a PCI slot they still make 6200 for those as well, yes, please upgrade your ram as well as if you get a turbocache version you will need a bit more.




y0umebednow

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#4 11 years ago

yeah that what i plan on doing. A video card and 512 MB RAM could really help my computer out lol...




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#5 11 years ago

I would suggest maybe saving up just a little (It was christmas and you must have received some $$) Because if you have an AGP slot at least try for for a card with a 128mb buffer, in the long run you'll be much happier over a 32, not to mention you can play some older games fairly well.




y0umebednow

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#6 11 years ago

would this video card work? >> Empex XGI Volari V3 128MB




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#7 11 years ago

The card I have is an NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT with a 128MB buffer, and I got it for $130 US. They also have non-GT versions that are a bit slower but have a 256MB buffer for around the same price. I recommend the GT if you can afford that.

Trust me, it'll be worth it when you can play all these newer games. A 32 or 64MB card isn't going to cut it anymore.




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#8 11 years ago
y0umebednow;3447935would this video card work? >> Empex XGI Volari V3 128MB

If you have an AGP slot, yes. However if you're going to put something that useless in your PC you may as well not bother.




y0umebednow

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#9 11 years ago

hmm, well i was at frys and i couldnt find a GeForce 6200 and the only thing close to it was that card. the rest were high quality cards of 256MB or 512MB. ive found a refubrished Nvidia GeForce 6200 64Mb PCI Express at ebay and i can get it for 25 dollars. what do yall think about that?




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#10 11 years ago

Probably the Nvidia 5500 or 6200. Try to upgrade to 256mb or 512mb of ram too. Also watch your HDD closely. I had a 30GB one for 5 years and it crashed around September. Upgrading to an 80GB one increased my FPS by about 10-15 which really helped.