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Help needed with choosing mods

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by zootfloot, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. zootfloot

    zootfloot Guest

    Hi fellas,

    I have an EMachines 420 (t2682 in the U.S) and i had it up to a reasonable level for what i was using it for....but now i want to start playing games such as medal of honour etc.

    My problem is this, although i have a fair amount of RAM (1024 Mb) the processor is a Celeron 2.6 Ghz and i dont feel that what i have got will be sufficient to run graphics intensive games.

    I would like to install a graphics card if this is possible, and would also consider a better processor if that is what is required.

    I cannot find any info about the compatibility of a graphics card with my motherboard so any help would be appreciated.

    Emachines 420 (t2682 U.S)
    Celeron 2.6 Ghz
    1024 Mb Ram
    seagate 80Gb 7200 rpm Hardrive
    Pioneer 107-d dvd re-writer
    XP home service pack 2
     
  2. zootfloot

    zootfloot Guest

    sorry forgot to add that the motherboard is a trigem IM845GL
     
  3. geestar20

    geestar20 Active member

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    Have you tried runnung the game and seeing if you get lagg or tracers


    I love "Medal of Honor" series But in my opinion "Call of Duty" series is way better.
     
  4. zootfloot

    zootfloot Guest

    Yeah i have tried some games such as need for speed underground which is quite intensive graphically and i get a lot of slowing down...blocking etc.

    The main thing is trying to find out if i can use a graphics card with my mobo.
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    i downloaded your manual & you have only 3 pci slots no agp, how much ram is assigned to the onboard video & what version of directx are you using??
     
  6. zootfloot

    zootfloot Guest

    im not sure...so any help finding those things out would be appreciated.
     
  7. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    goto run & type dxdiag than enter. in the middle near the bottom will tell what version running of directx & tab near top left corner click display, left side box tells you what video card & ram using & right side is driver version. check this link for possible newer video driver but also check with intel just in case of newer tha this one http://www.e4allinc.info/dir1/motherboards/socket478/imperial_downloads.htm
     
  8. zootfloot

    zootfloot Guest

    thanks verymuch i will look into that.
     

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