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Hi all, its been a while since i posted anything... i used to bacn in atomicmpc 1 days... anyway i got a shit computer, its a 1.2 gig xp inbuilt graphics that cant even handle dvds or sound properly. anyway what whould be the cheapest option for a decent gcard that runs off pci and a sound card 2, cause this poxy computer i have has neither.. get this the mother board supports agp but doesnt even have 1 of them slots, ya's help would be much appreciated :D

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Give us some more details with your specs.

If you are looking to upgrade, best bet is to start off by getting a new mATX motherboard.

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I cannot in good conscience recommend a card for a system that old, there is not really any decent PCI graphics cards. If it supports AGP then there must be an AGP slot. Really the whole machine is to old to be of much use, except as a file server or word processor. Spending anything on it is just a waste of money IMHO.


I would recommend a cheap upgrade, start saving your pennies. :)

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Hi all, sorry it took so long to reply, im at the library, dont have net at home. anyway here's some specs:



Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

OS Service Pack Service Pack 3

Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

Computer Name POXY (neils)

User Name Owner



CPU Type Intel Celeron-S, 1200 MHz (12 x 100)

Motherboard Name TriGem Lomita

Motherboard Chipset Intel Whitney i810E

System Memory 253 MB (PC133 SDRAM)

BIOS Type Phoenix (12/15/01)

Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)

Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)



Video Adapter Intel® 82810E Graphics Controller (32 MB)

3D Accelerator Intel i752

Monitor HP Pavilion MX70 [17" CRT] (THTDZ00707)



Audio Adapter Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter



IDE Controller Intel® 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller

SCSI/RAID Controller AHU6K46O IDE Controller

Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive

Disk Drive SAMSUNG SV4002H (40 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)

Disk Drive SAMSUNG SV0844A (7 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/33)

Optical Drive AOPEN DUW1608/ARR

Optical Drive HP CD-Writer cd16b (16x/10x/40x CD-RW)



anway was just thinking before, i know it needs a bit more ram, but what i need is a card that harware accelerates mpeg etc..., what about an old ati all in wonder card?

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