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Can I Make This Old PC Run Movies in Full HD?

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November 30, 2011 2:26:11 PM

Hi all.

A friend of mine has this old computer, and he got a free LED(with full HD) screen
and he wishes to be able to see Movies in HD using to computer and the new screen.

These are its specs:

1)Pentium 4(yeah it's old :)  ) 2.80 GHZ
2)Some kind of old Intel graphics card
4) 750 MB of RAM(DDR I think)
3)this is the motherboard's specs:
mother board-lite-on tech
model 0884h
chipset intel i845ge
soundbridge intel 828010b(FCH4

The idea was to get a new, cheap Graphics card that can handle HD,
But I don't know if the m-board and CPU can handle it, so that's the info I'm missing.

Thanks in advance, ZBBZ.

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a c 140 å Intel
November 30, 2011 7:58:08 PM

If you have a slot for a HD4350 or similar card it should handle movies fine.
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November 30, 2011 10:07:11 PM

a PCI-e 1.0/2.0/3.0 slot
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December 1, 2011 8:35:45 AM

How do I find out if I have one?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 1, 2011 11:14:33 AM

Take a photo of your motherboard post it here :) 
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a b å Intel
December 1, 2011 4:42:22 PM

That CPU will be OK, but you'd want 2 gig of RAM. With the new cards most of the video processing is done by them. PCIe slots: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express note the one on the bottom is a regular PCI.
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a c 115 å Intel
December 1, 2011 7:21:50 PM

You can download a program called CPU-Z to find out what graphic interface it has.

Run it and click the "Mainboard" tab and it will show what you have.
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December 2, 2011 2:22:41 PM

jaguarskx said:
You can download a program called CPU-Z to find out what graphic interface it has.

Run it and click the "Mainboard" tab and it will show what you have.


In my 1st post - I pretty much copied all the data from CPU-Z about my mboard...

@Others: I'll post a pic today, thanks.

So basically I need to:
1) expand to 2GB ram,
2) Find out if there's a pci-slot and if there is one - buy a new Graphics card

right?
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