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April 19, 2009 8:56:55 PM

hey all, i am pretty much a newb when it comes to these things. I am looking for a ~$100 video card and heard that the 4850 was a decent card. i have a Sony Vaio RS620G and want to put a new video card into it. do yall know if this card will fit or should i look for another card?

i also hear that the 4670 might be easier to put in as i dont need any power cables?

i honestly have no idea what i am doing. help please?

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April 19, 2009 10:03:00 PM

What is it with people posting their email address?

What are the specs on that computer? According to amazon that's a pentium 4 computer... so the key question here is, do you have an expansion slot for a video card? And what is it? (AGP/PCI/PCIe x16)
April 19, 2009 10:36:03 PM

i have no idea if it has an expansion slot or not. i ran CPU-z and the graphics interface version is said to be AGP version 3.0. is that what you are asking for?
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April 19, 2009 10:44:19 PM

Yes, complete specs please. Also, the 4850 is much better than the 4670.

Edit: in cpu-z, what is the make and model of your motherboard?
April 19, 2009 10:45:45 PM

this is what i was able to find ..
http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Sony-SONY-PCV-RS620G-VAIO-R...

Expansion Slots AGP x8 x 1 • PCI x 3
Graphic Processor ATI RADEON 9200
Installed RAM 512 MB
Max Supported RAM 2 GB

i am also looking to upgrade the ram in a few days.
i was planning on just taking out the old 9200 and putting a new video card in its place
April 19, 2009 10:55:59 PM

irkjab said:
Yes, complete specs please. Also, the 4850 is much better than the 4670.

Edit: in cpu-z, what is the make and model of your motherboard?



motherboard manufacturer is ASUSTek Computer INC
mondel P4SD-VL

After reading around, I do not know if my power supply will be able to power/run the 4850
April 19, 2009 11:01:04 PM

Your motherboard does not have a PCI-E slot to put a 4850 in.

Is a new pc out of the question?
If so, here are some upgrades:

2gb DDR-400 ram $61

I'm assuming your power supply doesn't have a 2x4pin power connector for a graphics card.
I believe this card will run without an additional power connector.

Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 AGP $77

If you want to see a good improvement in performance, upgrade both ram and gpu.

To be honest though, now would be a great time to build a new pc. You could get a much faster pc for under $700
April 19, 2009 11:19:46 PM

Just an example of what you can get with $700 (After $45 in mail in rebates), including vista and a monitor



This is of course, if you're comfortable with building a pc from scratch

I just quickly threw this together, there are probably even better deals out there
April 20, 2009 2:39:27 AM

I agree qith irkjab, the best card for agp that your computer could power is a HD 3650, I had a sony vaio pcvrs420 and ended up destroying it trying to put a HD 3850 in it (long story- it started with the power supply) so be careful :) 
April 20, 2009 3:10:29 AM

9800 GT or 4670
April 20, 2009 3:24:44 AM

mamw93 said:
9800 GT or 4670


Neither card comes in an AGP version.
April 20, 2009 4:49:03 AM

Yep, the highest would be the 3850, that would prolly lead to a PSU upgrade. What kind of PSU do you have?
April 20, 2009 5:10:39 AM

irkjab said:
Neither card comes in an AGP version.

The troll can't even read :pfff: 

He should go with a phenom x4 build though to future proof for a while...considering he probably has a monitor as well and if he would like to use some of the parts from his vaio and slap them into the new build he could definitely get a nice little performer setup for cheap...

You would need of course a better psu then what irk suggested and lots of different parts but it would be in your best interest to go to a quad core...

AMD's quad phenom is pretty cheap so thats my recommendation..overclock it and enjoy the powa!
April 20, 2009 6:15:33 AM

Yeah, for a quad core a 550W Corsair PSU would be better. In any case, I'd go with corsair, their power supplies are excellent.
April 20, 2009 6:53:58 AM

irkjab said:
Yeah, for a quad core a 550W Corsair PSU would be better. In any case, I'd go with corsair, their power supplies are excellent.

Yeahp they are top notch and the 550w should do just fine

Wonder if the op has a budget...
April 20, 2009 6:58:18 AM

We aren't even sure yet if the OP is willing to get a new system, let alone build it himself. He did come here about a $100 gpu upgrade, after all :p 
April 20, 2009 7:14:22 AM

Indeed...i still don't see that agp setup getting him very far at all :o 
April 26, 2009 5:44:30 PM

thank for all the advice all! i am kind of strapped for cash so building a new computer isnt a priority right now. When it comes down to it, and when i need a new computer, probably in a year, ill ask yall again.!

i think the 3850 is alittle out of my price range.
i am looking at either the Radeon HD 2600 XT or the 3650. will my PSU be able to handle these two cards?
April 26, 2009 6:26:50 PM

Your power supply couldn't handle the 3850 anyway.

It should be able to do the 3650, which is a lot better than the 2600 XT
May 17, 2009 5:34:54 AM

mrbunny said:
I agree qith irkjab, the best card for agp that your computer could power is a HD 3650, I had a sony vaio pcvrs420 and ended up destroying it trying to put a HD 3850 in it (long story- it started with the power supply) so be careful :) 



Hey Mr.Bunny, I have the same pc that I got from some friends as a gift, a pcv-rs420 I am upgrading it and am getting this graphics card for it-Nvidia Geforce FX 6200 FX6200 512MB DDR2 AGP Video Card- I have a 8x agp slot and I think it is version 2.0. You said you upgraded you graphics card but your PSU blew out? Did you have the power supply that came with the computer? or did you buy your own? Because, I am thinking of getting a 500 watt and putting it in there.


May 31, 2009 10:29:33 PM

mrbunny said:
I agree qith irkjab, the best card for agp that your computer could power is a HD 3650, I had a sony vaio pcvrs420 and ended up destroying it trying to put a HD 3850 in it (long story- it started with the power supply) so be careful :) 


Hi someone please help I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RS420 and bought a ATI Radeon 3650 and it will not work
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