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Which AGP Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Plugstar, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. Plugstar

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    Hi guys...
    Im thinkin of buying me a graphics card
    I know its AGP but I aint got a clue of which one (2x 4x etc..)
    Help would be much appreciated

    Specs

    Acer AcerPower Sd Series Desktop/PC.
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.00GHz Model 2, Stepping 7
    1GB Memory

    I have taken the crucial.co.uk test, and it could not find no graphics card for it....

    Thanks for reading
     
  2. Triple6

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    Is there a number on the case of the Acer anywhere, on a sticker on the side perhaps?

    Whats your budget and what do you need the card to do?
     
  3. Plugstar

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    No number pal...
    Basically just play some games LOL...
    Oh yeah sounds crazy, but I wanna have a nose at google earth LOL...
     
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    What kind of games and the budget? You can get a video card from $30 to $500, need to give us an idea.
     
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    We also need to know what interface/slot your computer has. It'll have either an AGP 4/8X slot or only PCI slots.

    Here's a picture of an AGP slot and several PCI slots below it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:AGP_slot.jpg
    Note how the AGP slot is offset from the rest.
     
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    Thanks A Lot Pal!!

    So what would I look for in shops and stuff..

    AGP 2x/4x???
     
  9. Triple6

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    Being a Celeron 2.0Ghz it has either an AGP 4X or 8X slot. You won't find any new AGP 4x or slower cards and if you do find an AGP 4X card then don't buy it. AGP 8X cards will work in AGP 4X slots and vice versus. And don't get anything too expensive, the higher-end AGP cards need fast processors, a Celeron 2Ghz will hold them back, and they also need 400 watt or 450 watt power supplies, something an Acer will not have - it'll be a 300 watt power supply.
     
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