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Video card not compatible

Discussion in 'Games' started by waverlyguy, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. waverlyguy

    waverlyguy Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a Dell Dimension 4700 computer. I bought the new DCU Online game, it says my video is not compatible. The minimum requirements for this game are:
    P4 3.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
    1 GB RAM
    NVIDIA 7800+ OR ATI 1950+ video card
    30 GB Free Hard Drive Space
    PC audio solution containing Dolby

    Here are my computer specs:

    Dell Dimension 4700 Series Service Manual

    Processor
    Processor type
    Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, or 570 with HT Technology
    Intel Pentium 4 that runs at 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, and 3.8 GHz internally and 800 MHz externally
    Level 1 (L1) cache
    16 KB
    Level 2 (L2) cache
    1-MB (displayed in system setup) pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative, write-back SRAM
    Memory
    Type
    400-MHz (PC-3200) and 533-MHz (PC-4300) DDR2 unbuffered SDRAM non-ECC
    Memory connectors
    four
    Memory capacities
    128-, 256-, 512-, or 1-GB non-ECC
    Minimum memory
    128 MB
    NOTE: Up to 128 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
    Maximum memory
    4 GB
    NOTE: See "Addressing Memory With 4-GB Configurations" to verify the amount of memory available to the operating system.
    BIOS address
    F0000h
    Computer Information
    Chipset
    Intel 915G Express
    DMA channels
    eight
    Interrupt levels
    24
    BIOS chip (NVRAM)
    4-Mb
    NIC
    integrated network interface capable of 10/100 communication.
    System Clock
    800-MHz data rate
    Video
    Type
    integrated or PCI Express
    Audio
    Type
    ADI 1980 AC97 Codec
    Expansion Bus
    Bus type
    PCI 2.2
    PCI Express x1 and PCI Express x16
    Bus speed
    PCI: 33 MHz
    PCI Express:
    x1 slot bidirectional speed - 500 MB/s
    x16 slot bidirectional speed - 8 GB/s


    PCI

    connectors
    two
    connector size
    120 pins
    connector data width (maximum)
    32 bits


    PCI Express

    connector
    one PCI Express x1
    connector size
    36 pins
    connector data width (maximum)
    1 PCI Express lane


    PCI Express

    connector
    one PCI Express x16
    connector size
    164 pins
    connector data width (maximum)
    16 PCI Express lanes
    Drives
    Externally accessible:

    one 3.5-inch drive bay
    two 5.25-inch drive bays
    Available devices
    SATA hard drives, floppy drive, USB memory devices, CD drive,
    CD-RW drive, DVD drive, DVD-RW drive, and DVD and CD-RW combo drive
    Internally accessible:

    two bays for 1-inch high SATA hard drives
    Connectors
    External connectors:
    Serial
    9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
    Parallel
    25-hole connector (bidirectional)
    Video
    15-hole connector
    Network adapter
    RJ45 connector
    PS/2 (keyboard and mouse)
    6-pin mini-DIN
    USB
    two front-panel and six back-panel USB 2.0-compliant connectors
    Audio
    five connectors for line-in, line-out, microphone, surround, and center/Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel; one front-panel connector for headphones
    System board connectors:
    Primary IDE drive
    40-pin connector on PCI local bus
    Serial ATA
    two 7-pin connectors
    Floppy drive
    34-pin connector
    CD Audio
    4-pin connector
    Fan
    5-pin connector
    PCI 2.2
    120-pin connector
    PCI Express x1
    36-pin connector
    PCI Express x16
    164-pin connector
    Telephony (TAPI)
    4-pin connector

    Power
    DC power supply:

    Wattage
    305 W
    Heat dissipation
    434.6 BTU/hr
    Voltage (see the safety instructions located in your Product Information Guide for important voltage setting information)
    90 to 135 V and 180 to 265 V at 50/60 Hz
    Backup battery
    3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell
    Physical
    Height
    36.8 cm (14.5 inches)
    Width
    18.4 cm (7.25 inches)
    Depth
    42.6 cm (16.75 inches)
    Weight
    10.4 kg (23 lbs)
    Environmental
    Temperature:
    Operating
    10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
    NOTE: At 35°C (95°F), the maximum operating altitude is 914 m (3000 ft).
    Storage
    -40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)
    Relative humidity
    20% to 80% (noncondensing)
    Maximum vibration:
    Operating
    0.25 G at 3 to 200 Hz at 0.5 octave/min
    Storage
    0.5 G at 3 to 200 Hz at 1 octave/min
    Maximum shock:
    Operating
    bottom half-sine pulse with a change in velocity of 20 inches/sec (50.8 cm/sec)
    Storage
    27-G faired square wave with a velocity change of 200 inches/sec (508 cm/sec)
    Altitude:
    Operating
    -15.2 to 3048 m (-50 to 10,000 ft)
    Storage
    -15.2 to 10,668 m (-50 to 35,000 ft)


    I did upgrade to 2 GB ram a while back.

    I installed the game and it was ok up until checking compatibility. My video failed. I have no idea about this stuff.I was also told by a friend I may need to update my power supply as mine is 300 Watt.

    Could someone please point me in the right direction with the video card and power supply.

    I bought this computer in 05, so its kind of old. I may also need to pick up a small external hard drive.

    Thanks for any and all help,
    Waverlyguy
     
  2. waverlyguy

    waverlyguy Thread Starter

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    I went onto CAN YOU RUN IT?,and of course, I failed. I can't find the recommended drives (NVIDIA 7800 or the ATI 1950) I have no idea what to buy or what is compatible with my computer.
    Any and all help is appreciated.
    Waverlyguy
     
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    The fact that it has onboard video, which in turns uses the RAM to run, is not a good thing. You will need to find a compatible video card to be put in there if you want to run any decent game.
     
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