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Intel 740 AGP 8 Mb not compatible

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Anonymous
April 9, 2004 8:21:05 AM

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Sorry for my English, I'm from Belarus.
In DirectX I don't have Direct3D support.
Driver PV4.0 or integrated from WinXP(Win - MustDie).
Pleace HELP....
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 5:01:33 PM

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"[Demon]eDog" <edog@tut.by> wrote in message
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> Sorry for my English, I'm from Belarus.
> In DirectX I don't have Direct3D support.
> Driver PV4.0 or integrated from WinXP(Win - MustDie).
> Pleace HELP....

Hi,

Unfortunately, according to Intel:
http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intel740/sb/C...

...there are no drivers for the i740 chip apart from the ones on the CD. This
chip is now very old, and to be honest I think your best option would be to
swap to a different card. Even the very cheapest of the cards now available
(for example: Nvidia TNT2) will perform better than the 740 under Windows
XP, and more modern chips (Nvidia Geforce4/MX or 5200, or ATI Radeon 7000)
will give you a very significant increase in performance at a very low
cost - locally, for example, I can buy a 64MB ATI Radeon 7000 card for about
USD$40. That is assuming that you're on a limited budget - if you're
prepared to spend more, just remember that the other components of your
system must be balanced. It's no use putting a high-end Radeon 9800XT card
into a system that only has 64MB of memory and a 450MHz processor :-)

Hope this helps..
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 5:01:34 PM

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Thanx very much.
I shall think on this.
P.S.:I have Intel Celeron 266MHz and 160 Mb SDRAM :)  ...

[Demon]eDog
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Anonymous
April 9, 2004 5:01:35 PM

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With a computer like that, DirectX is the least of your concerns.

If you were to try anything wih DirectX, the computer is balking for good
reason (nonwithstanding whatever video card you have)

--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

"[Demon]eDog" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thanx very much.
> I shall think on this.
> P.S.:I have Intel Celeron 266MHz and 160 Mb SDRAM :)  ...
>
>
[Demon]eDog
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 5:01:35 PM

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BTW, your English is just fine.

A 266 MHz Celeron is very slow and will not be able to use
the newest graphics cards advanced features and speeds.
For instance, Tiger Direct [
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/catego... ]
is selling Intel Celeron 366 socket 370 CPUs for $5.97 US,
these are very old technology, as is the socket 370 mobo
[motherboard] . You might be able to upgrade your present
mobo BIOS and install a faster Celeron or PIII for modest
cost. But it might be a better use of your money to buy a
new mobo and CPU. You can buy a newer design mobo with
on-board graphics that are as good as many lower or middle
performance cards and an AGP slot for future upgrades. You
would need to be aware that newer mobo and CPUs may also
require modifications to your power supply since newer Intel
CPUs require a second 4-connector 12 V power supply.

I don't know, because I haven't checked Intel's website, but
the old Celeron 266 may not support the more advanced
graphics.

Before you buy a newer graphics card consider the whole
system must be compatible:
do you have a big enough power supply to run the system when
you add components;
will the old CPU properly provide the instruction set for
the video card;
what upgrades that you might buy to fit the old mobo could
be used with a newer system later?

Bottom-line is that you may need a considerable number of
hardware upgrades to properly run the newer software,
everything from hard drives (old drives are just too small
for many of the newer applications) to the power supply.

Consider what you want to do with the computer, 3D drafting
or games have different speed requirements but may need the
same rendering. Then decide what system you need and whether
an upgrade or a new system is needed.

Good Luck

"[Demon]eDog" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
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| Thanx very much.
| I shall think on this.
| P.S.:I have Intel Celeron 266MHz and 160 Mb SDRAM :)  ...
|
|
[Demon]eDog
Anonymous
April 12, 2004 1:39:02 PM

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On Fri, 9 Apr 2004 09:14:47 -0500, "Jim Macklin"

>BTW, your English is just fine.

Agreed!

>A 266 MHz Celeron is very slow and will not be able to use
>the newest graphics cards advanced features and speeds.

Not only that, but even if your system has an AGP slot, you can't use
most (if not all) modern AGP cards in it - because the voltage
requirements have changed.

As each new AGP mode carries more data per second over AGP, so the AGP
power levels become a problem - and that's fixed by lowering the AGP
voltage. Today's Mode 4x/8x AGP cards would fry if subjected to the
original AGP slot's higher operating voltage!

So if you do buy a replacement SVGA card, it has to either be an old
AGP card from your PC's era, or a new one that uses a PCI slot instead



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