PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM/Graphic Card Problem
QUESTION: i have,
Intel Genuine D945 board with 3.00GHZ speed and 2GB ram...
but i can't choose the graphic card which is support my board
if i buy nvidia Geforce 8600GT or 8800GT so which card is best for my board I mean these cards supported my board???? please help and give me your suggestion I am waiting your answer.....
ANSWER: Before you can buy a card, you have to know what kind of graphics port your motherboard has. Your board can have either PCIe or AGP (or none on some boards). On another note, the two cards are from the same family, so there won't be much of a difference between the two.
Once you find out what port the board has, then you can figure out what card(s) you can use. If your motherboard has the PCIe slot, you can use either of the two cards you mentioned. I would however upgrade your power supply as well otherwise the original power supply may not be strong enough to run everything, or if it can, it will shorten the life of the power supply given the high amount of stress. I recommend a 400 watt power supply or above. No less.
As for card selection, go with the one with more video memory on the card itself. The more, the better. Hope this helps, have a great day!
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QUESTION: i am sanding you a complete info of my PC plz chack and halp me out...
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Version 5.1.2600
Service Pack 3.0
Product ID 55873-23321
System Up Time 12/3/2012 5:43:14 PM
Internet Explorer Version 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft DirectX Version 4.09.00.0904
OpenGL Version 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0845)
Maximum Size 54 MB
Current Size 2 MB
Top Processor MainBoard
CPU Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Code Name Model 4, Stepping 1
Current Clock Speed 2999 Mhz
Max Clock Speed 2999 Mhz
External Clock 200 Mhz
Serial Number BFEBFBFF00000F41
CPU ID x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Socket Designation LGA 775
Unknown 16 KB
Unknown 1024 KB
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Serial Number BQTP721000JD
BIOS Name Default System BIOS
BIOS Vendor Intel Corp.
SMBIOS Version NT94510J.86A.4078.2007.0504.0047
BIOS Date 5/4/2007
PCI is supported Yes
BIOS is Upgradable (Flash) Yes
BIOS shadowing is allowed Yes
Boot from CD is supported Yes
Selectable Boot is supported Yes
EDD (Enhanced Disk Drive) Specification is supported Yes
Int 9h, 8042 Keyboard services are supported Yes
Int 14h, Serial Services are supported Yes
Int 17h, printer services are supported Yes
Int 10h, CGA/Mono Video Services are supported Yes
ACPI supported Yes
USB Legacy is supported Yes
ATAPI ZIP Drive boot is supported Yes
CURRENT GRAPHIC CARD INFO....
Name Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
Video Processor ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x7146)
Manufacturer ATI Technologies Inc.
Video Architecture VGA
DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz)
Memory Size 256.00 MB
Memory Type Unknown
Video Mode 1152 x 864 x 4294967296 colors
Current Refresh Rate 75 Hz
Driver Version 220.127.116.1125
Driver Date 2/11/2010 7:38:10 AM
Name Plug and Play Monitor
Screen Height 864
Screen Width 1152
Well I was able to get the motherboard model from the information, which gives me enough info to let you know that you have a PCIe slot and not an AGP slot (a good thing). Your choice of video card is up to you. Be sure to check the specifications of whatever card you choose. Given your system is a Pentium 4, it won't benefit the full effects of video cards much stronger than what you chose. If you come across any video cards with GDDR3 memory, I recommend going with that card over the two you chose. GDDR3 runs both cooler, uses less power to run, and best of all, much faster.
Be warned about choosing a card that requires extra power to run it. Though in the last reply to you, I mentioned you need to get a power supply to power any add-on card the power it needs without strain which could cause the computer to to short circuit.
Here is a listing on eBay of a decent power supply in new condition. http://www.ebay.com/itm/OCZ-ZT-Series-550W-Fully-Modular-80-Bronze-High-Performa
It is modular, which makes it easier to install and makes for less clutter when done. It also has a 120 mm fan for cooling. I have a similar power supply in my desktop and works more than great. It gives you extra power plugs for graphics cards that require 6/8 pin power sources which will give it compatibility for just about any graphics card you want in there.
If you are not comfortable choosing and/or installing a graphics card, get a tech savvy friend to do it. It is rather easy to do as long as you follow the guidelines (easily found online or in the package that comes with the card you acquire.
Hope this helps, have a great day!