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#947195 - 03/29/14 02:04 PM video card
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I would like to upgrade my video card. I have a RADEON 9250 AGP 128.0 MB.
Thats really a low end video card. What better card can I replace it with.
Thanks
Richard
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#947250 - 03/29/14 05:57 PM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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Hi Richard

You can try upgrading it with the Radeon 3650 AGP card. I was very happy with that card untill I got my new computer last year (August 2013). If you're looking for a another card, it'll have to be a card that'll fit into an AGP slot, though.
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#947251 - 03/29/14 05:58 PM Re: video card [Re: Karsten]
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As always, make sure that your power supply is adequate for the new video card. wave

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#947317 - 03/30/14 01:03 AM Re: video card [Re: Marian]
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And that the new card will fit within the case.
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#949640 - 04/11/14 06:50 PM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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I just put a different video card in my other pc but it won't play some games.
The card is (EVGA nVidia GeForce 6200 512MB VGA/DVI/TV-out AGP Video Card.)
My power supply is only 250 watt is this why it won't play some games. Thanks


It won't play the
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure demo.
Another one will play but the cursor moves real slow.
Shadows of the Vatican Act 2: Wrath


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#949648 - 04/11/14 07:24 PM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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Originally Posted By: kjos
My power supply is only 250 watt is this why it won't play some games.

Your slow video card is why you're having trouble with those games.
In order to add a faster video card, you'll have to add a better power supply with more wattage.

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#949651 - 04/11/14 07:41 PM Re: video card [Re: Jenny100]
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Richard... Is this the new computer you are trying to upgrade to a better card?
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#949652 - 04/11/14 07:50 PM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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Dar it's a old pc with agp slot. I have another pc that works real good. I just thought I would play around with my other pc. Maybe I should add more power supply.How do I know what power supply will fit in my pc.The pc is a compaq Thanks
Richard


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#949653 - 04/11/14 08:13 PM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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OH... I can't help you there... smile GoodLuck
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#949654 - 04/11/14 08:35 PM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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Most of the "new" AGP video cards available now aren't that good.
You might be able to get something like a used Nvidia 7600GT (which was a good video card for its time) to play older 3D adventure games from around 2006. But you'd still have to update the power supply.

Since Compaq makes computer cases in all different sizes, there's no way we can tell you what power supply might fit it without at least a model number to go by.

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#949655 - 04/11/14 08:43 PM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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Jenny,would this help,part# 308437-001
spare# 308615-001
series pdp123p
S/N-00921908
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#949668 - 04/12/14 01:01 AM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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Originally Posted By: kjos
Jenny,would this help,part# 308437-001
spare# 308615-001
series pdp123p
S/N-00921908
Richard


That's an old style ATX power supply -

Connectors:
1 X 20-Pin Motherboard Connector
5 X 4-Pin Molex Connectors
2 x SATA Connectors
1 X 4-Pin Motherboard Connector
2 X 4-Pin Floppy Connectors

Almost any standard ATX power supply should fit, but depending on what's wired to the cables you may have problems finding a replacement. How many of the 4 pin Molex connectors are plugged in to devices? Are the Hard drive(s) SATA or PATA?

Since it's an older PC I wouldn't spend too much upgrading it - take a look at something like this as a place to start.

RAIDMAX RX-450K Continuous 450 watts ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V Power Supply

Being that it's a Compaq, it's hard to say if it'll be a perfect fit.

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#949682 - 04/12/14 06:04 AM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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I think there are only 3 connectors. hard drive-cd-floppy- does that sound right? e-bay has them for $26. Thanks
Richard


This is what my hard drive has.
Manufacturer Western Digital
Business Unit/Brand Enterprise/WD RE3; WD RE2 (3-platter)
Heads 16
Cylinders 15,505
Tracks 3,721,200
Sectors 234,435,600
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA/ATAPI-6
Serial Number WD-WMALA161351
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 3602 times
Power On Time 766.0 days
Features S.M.A.R.T., AAM
Transfer Mode Ultra DMA/100
Interface ATA
Capacity 111 GB
Real size 120,034,123,776 bytes
RAID Type None


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#949700 - 04/12/14 11:44 AM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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That sounds about right, check the physical dimensions of the original PSU just to make sure the replacement will fit. I've run across problems where some manufactures have used non standard sizes.

As Jenny said, the 7600 GT is as good as you're going to get with an AGP interface. It isn't going to scream, but it will be a definite improvement.

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#950208 - 04/15/14 03:34 PM Re: video card [Re: kjos]
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I hate to be such a pain but on my main pc I can play any games but I was wondering if I should get another a better video card. The one I have now is
nvidia geforce 9400 gt 1024 mb pci-e
I have a xp. Won't be long I will have to upgrade it to win.7, Don't want win 8. I have a 475 w power supply.
Thanks
Richard



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