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Installing a graphics card on a integrated motherboard

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  1. Blackjack6625

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    Hi everyone,

    I am new to the forums and I would like to start off by saying hello to everyone :)

    Now down to business...

    First of all let me give my specs:

    Dell Dimension DIME521 with Windows Vista
    System type: 32-bit
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 duel core processor 4000+ 2.10 GHz
    Chipset: Integrated nVidia GeForce 6100/6150 (n)
    Southbridge: nForce 410/430 MCP
    Sensor: SMSC 830F
    RAM: DDR2 Dual channel 2 gig
    PSU: ??? will update.
    BIOS: brand--Dell inc version--1.1.10 date--06/11/2007
    blah blah blah...let me know if you need more info

    My question:

    I am wondering if I can install a Ati Radeon 9600xt over integrated graphics. If I can, do tell!!! If I cant, could someone please point me in the right direction to getting better graphics. Please be kind on this one, I am fairly new to PC moding.

    My goal:

    To be able to play games such as Half-Life2, TF2, Counterstrike source, etc.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. bookime wood

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    i would say that motherboard is pci-e the 96xt is agp, but would really need to know motherboard is pci-e or agp
     
  3. Elvandil

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    That pc has a pci-x 16 slot so that is what you need to get for a video card as suggested.
     
  5. Blackjack6625

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    Here are some pics. hope this helps.
     

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  6. Elvandil

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    You have a PCI-e slot, so all you need to do is pick a card that uses PCI-e.
     
  7. Blackjack6625

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    I have another comp with an x850xt pe. Anyone know if this comp is capable of running it?
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the x850xt only comes in PCI-e right now, so, yes, that card should go in the slot.
     
  10. Blackjack6625

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    Ok, say I do install the x850...and the stock power supply cant support it....what kind of problems would I be looking at?
     
  11. Elvandil

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    Freezes, blue-screens, things like that. You should know soon enough. But you could run a good burn-in benchmarking tool to really stress it and then you'd know whether it would be OK.
     
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