graphics upgrading

[#0055aa] Hi does anyone know of a website that can scan my PC to see what upgrades i can achieve ie Graphics card etc like the one cruical does for upgrading memory.... as i would like to upgrade my graphics card and do not know how to go about choosing a suitable card .... I currently have a nVidia GeForce 6200LE/TC / 64(256) MB ( stop laughing ) also would like to upgrade processor in future ....

Please help

Cheers
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  1. Not a specific scanning website that will give you a report and advice on what to upgrade. You can always post your system specs on this forum and we will b eglad to give sugestions.
    Belarc is a good quick app to tell you whats in the pc now as far as MoBo etc goes, everest and si soft sandra lite will do a similar job.
    If you do post we would need to know all the specs from Motherboard through to power supply.

    Mactronix
  2. 3.07 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL GA-8I915PMD
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 10i 01/13/2006
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    151.64 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    127.17 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    PHILIPS DVDR1628P1 [CD-ROM drive]

    ST3160812AS [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5LS1RM79, rev 3.AAE, SMART Status: Healthy 2048 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
    Slot 'A1' has 256 MB
    Slot 'A2' has 512 MB
    Slot 'A3' has 256 MB Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE [Display adapter]
    Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n H9NYB30807, November 2005)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265B
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C Realtek High Definition Audio
    Communications Other Devices
    Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem


    1394 Net Adapter
    NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless USB2.0 Adapter
    primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.0.2 / 24
    Gateway: 192.168.0.1
    Dhcp Server: 192.168.0.1
    Physical Address: 00:14:6C:0D:33:B6
    Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
    Dhcp Server: none responded
    Physical Address: 00:14:85:C6:87:C7

    Networking Dns Server: 192.168.0.1
    Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    USB Human Interface Device
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    HID-compliant mouse
    USB Root Hub (5x)
  3. cheers hope this helps
  4. OK, we need a few more things:

    1. what is the name of the motherboard
    2. what is the name of the PSU
    3. what is your budget
    4. what country are you in (so we know which stores to send you to)
    5. what kind of games would you like to play?
  5. cheers for your help ,

    the only thing i can see on motherboard says FC gigabyte GA-8I915PMD

    the psu says FSP group inc model FSP250-60GEN

    im open minded on budget , live in UK , Play games like battlefield 2 but would like to play newer games if possible but would just like a faster machine .......

    I also found this on packard bell website

    nVidia GeForce 6200 LE/TC 64MB (256MB Total) VGA + TV-Out
    Name: nVidia GeForce 6200 LE/TC (NV44) PCI Express
    Type: 2D/3D Video card

    24-10-2005


    Core

    Sunshine DDR2 (GA-8I915PMD) Ver 0.1
    Name: Sunshine DDR2 (GA-8I915PMD) Ver 0.1
    Type: µATX motherboard
    Manufacturer: Gigabyte
    29-09-2005


    CPU

    Intel Pentium 4 model 524


    16-01-2006


    Storage Components

    HDD Seagate TONKA II Serial ATA
    Manufacturer: Seagate
    Name: Tonka II / Barracuda 7200.9
    Type: 3.5-inch Serial ATA
    Speed: 7200 rpm
    Density: 166GB/platter
    Cache: 2MB/8MB
    20-04-2006

    Packard Bell Data Secure
    How to use Data Secure
    14-10-2005

    Philips DVD+R9 drive
    Product Name:DVD8701
    Type:8x DVD+R DL, 16x DVD+/-R, 8x DVD+RW; 6x DVD-RW, 16x Read DVD & 48x CDR, 32x CDRW, 48x CD
    Manufacturer: PHILIPS
    23-08-2005
  6. The good news is you have a PCI-E x16 slot. You could add a card like 8800GT or HD 4850 in it and see a massive improvement.
    http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/index.php?i=spec_sunshine2&ppn=pb34232101

    Problem #1 now is whether these cards fit in the case (both are around 9" or 9.5" long, depending on model). Cooling may also be inadequate in a case designed for office work rather than gaming.

    Problem #2 is the PSU. It seems to be underpowered for these cards and a proprietary type too, from what I've read. (I just used Google a bit.)

    #3 is that DDR2-533 and the old IDE HDD and the CPU will all limit performance.

    If you can afford to start over and build a new PC I think you should do it.
  7. Many thanks

    Just one more question lol , would a less powerfull graphics card fit and be ok for power etc
  8. OR could anyone recommend a gaming pc which could easily be upgraded in the future for around £ 500 - £ 600
  9. Hi sorry i didnt get back earlier, i would say a 4670 would do the trick if you just want to drop a GPU in to the existing rig.

    Mactronix
  10. lol we got same pc :P
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