Question about FIC P4M-915PD1 Motherboard

1 Answer

Upgrade old Pentium 4

I have an older machine with 2.4 ghz pentium 4 single processor, probably agp graphics but the card is a geForce 3. It has 1 gb memory and about 250 watts power supply.

Is there some net resource that has article walking someone like me through the choices I have to make to upgrade to a medium powerful modern graphics system? I want to do this myself and spend under $250 if possible. Beyond that point it becomes cheaper to just buy a newer box on ebay, I would think.

Posted by on

  • zeitguy Oct 27, 2008

    These are helpful, and directron.org is one of the best I have seen.



    Thanks!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • FIC Master
  • 19,396 Answers

Sure, I think this website is one of the best help in chosing a new graphic cards : AGP Graphics Cards

Or ask in this forum :Help me chose graphic card

Check also:

How to Choose a Video Card? How to Select Video Cards
A guide to buying a computer video card for displaying graphics

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My screen becomes 1024*768 in samsung 18.5" monitor........ and VGA driver is not working in esonic g31 motherboard.i m using win8 having dual core processor.


your video card is too old for Windows 8
and the max resolution for an GeForce 3 is 1024*768 (I have one and I run Windows 2000 on this PC with a Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz)

Oct 07, 2013 | Nvidia 64MB GeForce3 AGP Video Card with...

1 Answer

I install Burnout paradise the ultimate box and got an error when try to play the game... this machine gpu does not support shader model3 which is required to run this game. I have Intel(R) G33/G31 Express...


you must upgrade your graphic card. the problem as nothing to do with your chipset. This are the minimum requeriments to run the game:

OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Memory: 1 Gb
Hard Drive: 4 Gb free
Video Memory: 128 Mb
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6600 / ATI Radeon X1300
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Network: Broadband Internet Connection for Online Multiplayer
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard
Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.5 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Memory: 2 Gb
Hard Drive: 4 Gb free
Video Memory: 512 Mb
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2900
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Network: Broadband Internet Connection for Online Multiplayer
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard
Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Aug 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

In silent hunter 3 i get cannot start 3d engine


Have your PC meet Minimum requirements for the game.Please check that


Silent Hunter 3 Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP (ONLY)
Processor: Pentium III 1.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz or faster (Pentium IV 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 2.0GHz or faster recommended)
RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
Graphics Card: 64 MB DirectX 9-compliant graphics card (128 MB DirectX 9-compliant card recommended)
Sound Card: Sound Card: DirectX 9-compliant PCI card
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
DVD-ROM: 4x DVD-ROM (8x or better recommended)
Hard Drive Space: 2 GB
Peripherals: Windows keyboard and mouse only
Multiplayer: Broadband with 64 kbps upstream (128 kbps recommended)

*Supported Cards at Time of Release
NVIDIA GeForce 3/4/FX/6 series (Geforce 4MX series not supported)
ATI Radeon 8500/9000/X family cards or newer


Do like me please.

Jun 22, 2011 | Ubi Soft Silent Hunter III for Windows

4 Answers

Can i up grade my single core cpu pen4 550 3,4GHz to a Quad core or dual core either one would help


Depends on the socket type.. Socket 423 and 478 do not support core duo or quad core processor types. However, if you have LGA 775 (aka socket T) your motherboard will support the following:
Intel Pentium 4 (2.60 - 3.80 GHz)
Intel Celeron D (2.53 - 3.60 GHz )
Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (3.20 - 3.73 GHz)
Intel Pentium D (2.66 - 3.60 GHz)
Pentium Extreme Edition (3.20 - 3.73 GHz)
Pentium Dual-Core (1.40 - 3.33 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo (1.60 - 3.33 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Extreme (2.66 - 3.20 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Quad (2.33 - 3.00 GHz)
Intel Xeon (1.86-3.40 GHz)
Intel Celeron (1.60 - 2.40 GHz)

Mar 22, 2011 | HP Pavilion a775c (A775CB) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Mi problema es con el ciberlink powercinema 5, cuando lo abro la tv se escucha pero no se ve y se queda pillado el ordenador, tengo windows xp sp3 pro.


It can be the TV Tuner Card.See this:
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP SP3* (Windows XP Service Pack 3 is required)
Processor (CPU)
  • Blu-ray Disc playback: Pentium 4 541 (3.2 GHz), Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or above
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: Pentium D 950 (3.0GHz), AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or above
  • DVD playback: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8 GHz) or above
Graphics Processor (GPU)
  • Blu-ray Disc playback: Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or above
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT or above
  • DVD playback: AGP or PCI Express graphic accelerator supporting DirectX 9.0 or above
    • Note: we strongly recommend that you update your graphics card driver to the latest version. 3D display devices are required for TrueTheater 3D playback.
Memory
  • Blu-ray Disc playback: 2 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 1 GB required for Windows XP
  • DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: 1 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 512 MB required for Windows XP
Hard Disk Space
  • 300 MB for product installation
Display Device
  • DVD and Blu-ray Disc playback: HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: 3D display and 3D glasses required. HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output
Disc Player
  • Blu-ray Disc playback: BD-ROM/BD-RE or Super Multi Blu combo disc drive
  • DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: DVD-ROM, DVD+-R/RW, DVD-RAM or DVD Super Multi combo disc drive
Microphone
  • A microphone is required for recording voice-overs in Movie Remix mode
Internet Connection
  • Internet connection required for web services

Dec 20, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Does splinter cell 4 work with geforce 5200 fx


It should work if you have other recomendations Supported OS: Windows XP (only) Processor: 3 Ghz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 3000 (3.5 Ghz Pentium 4 or Athlon 3500 recommended) - Game optimized for dual-processor-enabled computers. RAM: 1 GB (1.5 GB recommended) Video Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant, Shader 3.0-enabled 128 MB video card (256 MB recommended) (see supported list*) Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible (EAX recommended) ? PC audio solution containing Dolby Digital Live required for Dolby Digital audio. DirectX Version: 9.0c or higher (9.0c included on disc) DVD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM or faster Hard Drive Space: 8 GB Peripherals Supported: Mouse, keyboard Multiplay: Broadband connection with 128 kbps upstream or faster

Jun 15, 2009 | XFX GeForce FX 5200 Graphic Card

2 Answers

Still lagging in WoW!


Answered originally by TimIsHectic:

Assuming you mean a bad framerate and not actual 'lag', the problem would appear to exist in your processor, as it is old and outdated. and only just fits the minimum requirements to RUN THE GAME, not run the game well.

Answer: You should upgrade your CPU to a Pentium Dual-core at least.

WoW System Requirements


Processor:
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Recommended: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Memory: Minimum: 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista users)
Recommended: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users) Video: Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better
Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better

May 03, 2009 | Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft...

1 Answer

Can some one please let me know the name of the motherboard supporting Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz processor as well as Intel Core duo series of processors. Thanks, Ajay


The chips to which you refer are incompatible with respect to the socket used for each as well as the fact that Core duo and Pentium 4 1.5 GHz chips are from separate generations, the latter having been obsolescent since 2003. Therefore, there is no single motherboard that supports both, and the Pentium 4, Socket 478 boards can be obtained from various aftermarket sources.

Here is an example of the kind of board you need for your Pentium 4.

$11 to $290 from 21 sellers
ps1.png?v=mmz7gze1hlc ps1.png?v=mmz7gze1hlc ps1.png?v=mmz7gze1hlc ps1.png?v=mmz7gze1hlc ps1.png?v=mmz7gze1hlc 3 reviews
ATA-100, Serial ATA-150, 0 MB / 4 GB (max), DDR SDRAM, Intel 865G, 4 x USB

Prepare for the future with the Intel Desktop Board D865GBF, a platform that is truly a generation ahead. This ATX board features next-generation processor, dual-channel DDR400 memory support, integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2, an AGP 8X slot, 8 USB 2.0 ports, integrated 6-channel audio and next-generation storage device support.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Support for the Intel Pentium 4 processors featuring Hyper-Threading Technology and 800-MHz system bus in the mPGA478-pin package. Also supports the Intel Pentium 4 processors (1.60a, 1.80a, 2a, 2.20 GHz or higher) with 533-MHz or 400-MHz system bus in the mPGA478 package.

Intel 865G Chipset featuring Intel Extreme Graphics 2 using Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT). Low-cost, high-performance graphics solution.

Dual-Channel DDR400 SDRAM support: Four DIMM sockets designed to support up to 4 GB of DDR400 SDRAM memory (also supports DDR333 and DDR266). Flexible support for either single- or dual-channel operation.

AGP 8X/4X graphics interface: Flexibility to upgrade via a high-end AGP graphics card.

SATA150 and Ultra ATA100 connectors: Flexible support of new-generation SATA150 (2 ports) and current generation ATA (2 channels) storage devices. « less

While the board for your Core Duo is widely available now

Mar 26, 2009 | Intel PENTIUM-4 865GV CHIP MOTHER BOARD...

1 Answer

New graphics card


Intel Pentium® III, AMD™ Duron or Athlon™ class processor or higher
128MB system RAM
A 300W system power supply
An AGP 2.0 (or higher) compliant motherboard
50MB of available hard disk space
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Microsoft® Windows® 98, ME, 2000, XP, or Windows®
VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
This is what you need for graphic card to work!!!
Its very good card!!!

Jan 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
FIC P4M-915PD1 Motherboard Logo

Related Topics:

131 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top FIC Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

David
David

Level 3 Expert

778 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Are you a FIC Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...