Author Topic: Another PC upgrading thread(serious this time)  (Read 1352 times)

Few problems.
Your CPU is a old architecture. For example, your Pentium 4 at 2.93GHz will have absolutely nothing on say a Core 2 Duo at 2.93GHz, even if they are both running the same amount of cores.
Also, it's an old socket, so you possibly can't upgrade it, but if you're happy with your old CPU, that's fine.

However. It looks as if there is no PCI-E or even AGP slots on the motherboard, just some standard old school PCI.
Would you be able to open it up and maybe take a picture, so I could see if this is correct or not?

240pin DDR2 is fine for this PC.
cant take any pictures but i've thoroughly checked and it IS just PCI

i should try harder to coarse my parents into opening up this pc im using now.


and I pretty much HAVE to install a video card in order to get it functioning again but i dont want to be a dinosaur like it was before

cant take any pictures but i've thoroughly checked and it IS just PCI

i should try harder to coarse my parents into opening up this pc im using now.


and I pretty much HAVE to install a video card in order to get it functioning again but i dont want to be a dinosaur like it was before
Whats the model of your current PC?

BTW I added your steam, as I can't PM.

Whats the model of your current PC?

BTW I added your steam, as I can't PM.
emachine W5233

my parents bought it for me but then my school sent me computer but then i caught a virus so that was reformatted and theres no point in using it anymore

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Video :    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Up to 224MB shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available for upgrade

This is great, and also a Dual Core pentium.

Just make sure the case is wide enough, unless you'd possibly have to get a half height card, and make sure there's another lane in front open, for the cooler, if the cooler is big.
Do you have your heart absolutely set on that 9500? Cause it is a few gens old, you'd be better going for a newer low end card.

This is great, and also a Dual Core pentium.

Just make sure the case is wide enough, unless you'd possibly have to get a half height card, and make sure there's another lane in front open, for the cooler, if the cooler is big.
Do you have your heart absolutely set on that 9500? Cause it is a few gens old, you'd be better going for a newer low end card.
well i HAVE to get a new card within a reasonable budget for my bros pc
i just dont want to suck horribly
i want to be able to play bioshock or oblivion on lowest settings with 20~ fps minimum

As there is only 2 slots in this one, you'll have to replace the current 2x512mb sticks with 2x1gb sticks. That's the highest capacity that is compatible.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134384
That leaves $70 for a GPU?

As there is only 2 slots in this one, you'll have to replace the current 2x512mb sticks with 2x1gb sticks. That's the highest capacity that is compatible.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134384
That leaves $70 for a GPU?
but my ram speed said something about pc2 3200

but my ram speed said something about pc2 3200

On the other computer. On the emachines, it's PC2-5300:
http://www.e4me.com/products/products.html?prod=W5233

On the other computer. On the emachines, it's PC2-5300:
http://www.e4me.com/products/products.html?prod=W5233
oh thanks but right now i have to do the other computer
that one is top priority for this thread

but i will bookmark that ram for later

oh thanks but right now i have to do the other computer
that one is top priority for this thread

but i will bookmark that ram for later
You can't. There are no video cards that support PCI slots, as it's not a video card slot. Gotta be AGP or PCI-E, and none of those are on your other computers' motherboard.

You can't. There are no video cards that support PCI slots, as it's not a video card slot. Gotta be AGP or PCI-E, and none of those are on your other computers' motherboard.
but this one says PCI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=365486&CatId=1603


Wow, you learn something new every day. Your computer must be really really really old.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134181
got it back when hotwheels was still cool

2004-ish
so basically what i need to know is if that card is compatible and whether or not it would be used properly(not bottlenecked)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2011, 09:41:00 PM by Madmitten »

I don't see it being bottlenecked, and if it is, not by much.

I don't see it being bottlenecked, and if it is, not by much.
So i watched a few tutorials, and installing a gpu is pretty easy
but they said for some cards it needs wires and accessories and whatnot, would I need those for this video card?