I want to play League of Legends on my computer but I get an error message because I only have an Intel 82845g integrated graphics controller. I have very little money, and want to buy the cheapest possible graphics card that will support pixel shading 3.0. But I don't know what will be compatible with my computer. This is my system information:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: IBM
System Model: 830342U
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0 for IBM NetVista.
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Memory: 1534MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Can someone please give me some advice! Also, I don't know how to check what power supply I have.
Your patience would be very much appreciated!
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Easiest way would be to find your motherboard number or some identifier and let us do the research.
Otherwise, this picture might make things more clear:
If it's about the size of the PCI slots, not longer, it's AGP. If it's longer for sure, it's PCI-express. There's other ways to tell of course, that's just one of the simplest.
Will do. We'll need the PSU information though.
What you need to do is pull of the side panel of your case and either read off the PSU label or just take a picture or it. The power supply is easy to identify, it's the big box with wires coming out of it =p The label will be on the side, should look like this:
Let us know what it says, or just take a picture and upload it to imgur.com or something.
Yes. It'll require a bit of work on your end but 250w will be more than enough to throw a decent card in. Basically unplug every wire you can (Don't force anything too much. use common sense) then switch the two, plug them back in.
kinda looks like your SOL with your rig. I know you said cash was short, but if you can use your old Hardrive, Monitor, KeyBoard, mouse, etc you could buy a new rig for about 300 bucks that will feel like a beast compared with the P4 you are using now.
Breakdown would look like
50-75 for decent Mobo
50-120 CPU would vary alot, I would suggest an I3 sandy bridge, but you can go alot cheaper and still get a quality PROC,
40 for a solid case
25 for 4 gb of ram (with XP I dont think you can go over 4, could be mistaken)
25 for a 300 to 400 watt PSU
50 for a GFX card that will handle most games currently out (at least on low settings).
So there you go you could get a modern rig for as low 240 and for about 350 or so you could a good PC.
Key thing is you save over 200 by using your old HDD w/ you OS on it. Issue is I am guessing it wont be easy finding a MOBO with the type of connection your old HDD would have likely PATA (ribbon cables)
I however understand if even 250-350 is too much, but you would get another 4-5 years of moderate gaming, and everyday computing out of it.