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How can I find a compatible graphics card for my computer?

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November 1, 2012 6:45:20 PM

Can someone help? The desktop I'm using is kinda old, it was given to me for the time being until I can get my laptop repaired (motherboard is dead, we think :(  ) Anyways, I would like to be able to play games like I did on my other laptop; games like Minecraft. I tried to run the demo on their site, and it said it couldn't run because the graphics card wasn't good enough or something. Here's all the stuff I know about the specs and everything:

Gateway, system model 5310S
Runs on XP Home Edition
Intel Pentium 4, CPU 2.93 GHz
About 1.2 GB of RAM
DirectX 9.0c

Hope someone can help :) 
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 12:19:21 AM

Hello there friend, your gateway comes with several different motherboards. I urge you to download HWmonitor or Speecy to tell you your motherboard model. With the motherboard model I can determine the interface your computer uses for video cards.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Get a printscreen and post it on the forums, I will be able to tell what motherboard you have.
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November 2, 2012 12:46:31 AM

Well then that seems to be prove that you have no PCI-E connectors, think you should stick to playing flash games until you get your laptop back. In addition, a pentium 4 with 1 gb of ram was not much to start with in terms of modern gaming.
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November 2, 2012 12:56:50 AM

^ +1 :lol:  Very true.
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November 2, 2012 3:20:23 PM

Best answer selected by PinkGamer246.
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November 2, 2012 3:20:34 PM


Yeah, I know. It kinda sucks, I really miss those games. :p  Well, guess I'll have to wait until sometime next year. *sigh*
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November 2, 2012 3:22:57 PM

Yeah. This sucks :p 
Thanks for the link to the page though. Gave me more info about it than what the 'dxdiag' game me :) 
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