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September 8, 2011 6:24:38 PM

Hello,

Could you please help me find a better video card for my system? Current info is below and can add another 1gb ram if needed. I moslty play Clone wars adventures online and watch movies on my pc. Got a new acer lcd monitor (had crt prior) hooked up by DVI,l set to native resolution 1920x1080@60hz. Had to lower video setting for games and in full screen movies have to much action video is not clear. Fog, smoke or rain in a movie really screws up the picture. I am assuming it is the video card. I can put a pc together but when it comes to the newer stuff...blah...don't know. Not sure what my card my cpu can run. Thanks so much.


3mb download speed
680 watt power supply

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Manufacturer AWARD_
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2806 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 8/19/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.51 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 3.35 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

[Hardware Resources]



[Conflicts/Sharing]

Resource Device
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x0000047F PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x0000047F Direct memory access controller

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series

I/O Port 0x00009000-0x00009FFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
I/O Port 0x00009000-0x00009FFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series

Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xDFFFFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xDFFFFFFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series

Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series

I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB SiS Accelerated Graphics Port
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series


[DMA]

Resource Device Status
Channel 4 Direct memory access controller OK
Channel 2 Standard floppy disk controller OK
Channel 3 ECP Printer Port (LPT1) OK

[Forced Hardware]

Device PNP Device ID

[I/O]

Resource Device Status
0x00000000-0x0000047F PCI bus OK
0x00000000-0x0000047F Direct memory access controller OK
0x00000490-0x00000CF7 PCI bus OK
0x00000D00-0x00000FFF PCI bus OK
0x00001100-0x0000FFFF PCI bus OK
0x00009000-0x00009FFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0x00009000-0x00009FFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series OK
0x000003B0-0x000003BB SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0x000003B0-0x000003BB ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series OK
0x000003C0-0x000003DF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0x000003C0-0x000003DF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series OK
0x00000A79-0x00000A79 ISAPNP Read Data Port OK
0x00000279-0x00000279 ISAPNP Read Data Port OK
0x00000274-0x00000277 ISAPNP Read Data Port OK
0x00004000-0x0000400F SiS 5513 IDE UDMA Controller OK
0x000001F0-0x000001F7 Primary IDE Channel OK
0x000003F6-0x000003F6 Primary IDE Channel OK
0x00000170-0x00000177 Secondary IDE Channel OK
0x00000376-0x00000376 Secondary IDE Channel OK
0x0000BC00-0x0000BCFF C-Media AC97 Audio Device OK
0x0000C000-0x0000C07F C-Media AC97 Audio Device OK
0x0000C400-0x0000C4FF SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter OK
0x00000010-0x0000001F Motherboard resources OK
0x00000022-0x0000003F Motherboard resources OK
0x00000044-0x0000005F Motherboard resources OK
0x00000062-0x00000063 Motherboard resources OK
0x00000065-0x0000006F Motherboard resources OK
0x00000074-0x0000007F Motherboard resources OK
0x00000091-0x00000093 Motherboard resources OK
0x000000A2-0x000000BF Motherboard resources OK
0x000000E0-0x000000EF Motherboard resources OK
0x000004D0-0x000004D1 Motherboard resources OK
0x00000800-0x00000805 Motherboard resources OK
0x00000290-0x00000297 Motherboard resources OK
0x00000020-0x00000021 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x000000A0-0x000000A1 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x00000080-0x00000090 Direct memory access controller OK
0x00000094-0x0000009F Direct memory access controller OK
0x000000C0-0x000000DF Direct memory access controller OK
0x00000040-0x00000043 System timer OK
0x00000070-0x00000073 System CMOS/real time clock OK
0x00000061-0x00000061 System speaker OK
0x000000F0-0x000000FF Numeric data processor OK
0x000003F0-0x000003F5 Standard floppy disk controller OK
0x000003F7-0x000003F7 Standard floppy disk controller OK
0x000003F8-0x000003FF Communications Port (COM1) OK
0x00000378-0x0000037F ECP Printer Port (LPT1) OK
0x00000778-0x0000077B ECP Printer Port (LPT1) OK
0x00000060-0x00000060 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard OK
0x00000064-0x00000064 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard OK

[IRQs]

Resource Device Status
IRQ 9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 16 ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series OK
IRQ 14 Primary IDE Channel OK
IRQ 15 Secondary IDE Channel OK
IRQ 18 C-Media AC97 Audio Device OK
IRQ 20 SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
IRQ 21 SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
IRQ 23 SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller OK
IRQ 19 SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter OK
IRQ 0 System timer OK
IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
IRQ 6 Standard floppy disk controller OK
IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard OK

[Memory]

Resource Device Status
0xD0000-0xD3FFF System board OK
0xF0000-0xF7FFF System board OK
0xF8000-0xFBFFF System board OK
0xFC000-0xFFFFF System board OK
0x7FFF0000-0x7FFFFFFF System board OK
0xFFFF0000-0xFFFFFFFF System board OK
0x0000-0x9FFFF System board OK
0x100000-0x7FFEFFFF System board OK
0xFFEE0000-0xFFEFFFFF System board OK
0xFFFE0000-0xFFFEFFFF System board OK
0xFEC00000-0xFECFFFFF System board OK
0xFEE00000-0xFEEFFFFF System board OK
0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus OK
0xA0000-0xBFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0xA0000-0xBFFFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series OK
0x80000000-0xFEBFFFFF PCI bus OK
0xE8000000-0xE80FFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0xC0000000-0xDFFFFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0xC0000000-0xDFFFFFFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series OK
0xE0000000-0xE7FFFFFF SiS Accelerated Graphics Port OK
0xE8020000-0xE802FFFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series OK
0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series Secondary OK
0xE80F0000-0xE80FFFFF ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series Secondary OK
0xE8123000-0xE8123FFF SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
0xE8120000-0xE8120FFF SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller OK
0xE8121000-0xE8121FFF SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller OK
0xE8122000-0xE8122FFF SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter OK

[Components]

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September 8, 2011 6:29:56 PM

Sorry just read the how to ask post. I am in the US and want to spend no more than abt $125.
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September 8, 2011 6:44:02 PM

well, i dont know about the rest of the people here, but your info only tells me so much with out doing more research on my end.

coud you simplify it by posting cpu model, mobo model? anything else isnt really needed in order for me to give you an answer.
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September 8, 2011 6:57:18 PM

guavasauce said:
well, i dont know about the rest of the people here, but your info only tells me so much with out doing more research on my end.

coud you simplify it by posting cpu model, mobo model? anything else isnt really needed in order for me to give you an answer.



MB SIS648-fx
CPU P4 x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2806 Mhz

Is this what you need? I am sorry. I dont do forums much at all.

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September 8, 2011 7:46:49 PM

I need an AGP 3.0 8x card. Yes, I am an idiot today. Do you helps idiots here too? Very sorry to waste you time.
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September 8, 2011 11:42:51 PM

We love idiots. I'm probably the biggest anyway. :bounce:  I'll see what i can find for you, don't know much about the older cards but who knows ?
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September 8, 2011 11:52:41 PM

Found this ;
ATI / Nvidia
4670 / 7800gs
3850 / 3870 6800ultra
1950pro / 7600GS
1650pro / 6800g
7300gs

But some of them will need an extra power cord so your psu has to be up for that. Quote from a moderator about this topic : If you dont have any PCI-E connectors you may not have sufficient wattage to safely run it, in which case you should consider the 4670 or 4650 as they are lower power, the overall performance will be similar due to the CPU. You can use an adapter to convert a few molex connectors into a PCI-E connector but make sure your PSU can handle it before you do so.

Look here to see the whole thread ; http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/281776-15-what-inte...
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September 9, 2011 2:21:32 PM

Thank you very much . I have decided on the 4670. Yes, my psu is sufficient at 680 watt with pci-e connections. If i have issues at install will read through the forum before I ask for assistance. :D 
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September 17, 2011 2:34:08 AM

:D  Oh Yeah, pc is flying now. Card is great. No driver issues. Only thing is the power connectors , I thought, were to be pci-e and here it was molex. Temporarily unhooked 2nd cd drive to power it. It should be on a source by itself. I have 2 pci-e 6 connectors and and 1 sata open on my psu. I thought a sata to molex adapter would be best to use to power the video card. Sound good? Thanks so much for your help. :D  :D 
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