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Re: cannot play games
One gig of ram is still very low for major gaming. For good gaming, you should have no less than two and preferred, you should have four or more. The card is ok as long as it is 256 megs of dedicated not shared memory.
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1.5.1 Graphics Subsystem
The board contains two separate, mutually exclusive graphics options. Either the integrated
graphics processor (contained within the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Northbridge) is used, or a PCI
Express x16 add-in card can be used. When a PCI Express x16 add-in card is installed, the ATI
Radeon Xpress 200 Northbridge graphics controller is disabled.
HI there. There are loads of makers of memory and graphics cards out there to choose from. For the ram i would recommend Corsair or Kingston, you can get this ram as a matching pair so the both run at the same speed, the best ram to get is DDR 400. As for the graphics card, i recommend ATI radeon X1650 Pro 512MB graphics card. These upgrades will make your machine purr like a kitten with an excellent gaming experience.
I would start by upgrading the video card, because it is most likely the problem. Also try lowering the quality settings within the games themselves to increase performance. RAM also plays a factor in games, these days 2GB of RAM and up is ideal for gaming.
You are just about at the "top of the line" for that motherboard. AGP is now outdated and your board does not support PCI express. The only boost from the video card you can get is a ATI 9800 Pro or equal. Although the 9800 doesn't support shader 3.0. Your memory is also low. Try getting another 1 GB ram. Best bet is a new motherboard with PCIe and 2gb or more ram with at least a video card with 512mb GDDR3 or more.
Lagacy board? AM2 Socket?
If so it has an AGP slot. Advanced Grapics Port. Go to;
type in AGP card and you will see lots of hits. Or go to :
I believe that they have a Raydon 9550 on sale right now which is a really good compromise between price and preformance for you present machine. Unfortunately the higher the price the better the card. The amount and type of RAM on the card seems to be the biggest factor. These are all my thoughts only.
Most gaming machines, now days, use one or more PCIe16 slots with multiple cards tied together. The AGP proceeded this.
Boiostar link below:
The MSI KT4V motherboard is an AGP board supporting 4x/8x AGP. You cannot use a newer PCI-Express Video Card, however an Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 either PCI or AGP will run just fine in it. The NVidia FX 5500 doesn't come in PCI-E. Additionally The ATI Radeon 9550 doesn't come PCI-E so you should be safe with AGP versions of either. I should note however, that you'll get better performance out of the ATI Radeon 9550 as opposed to the NVidia FX 5500.
Hi shuter. Your Asus P5RD1-VM has an integrated video adapter ATI® Radeon 9600 GPU. You need to enter your bios & change the video start up order. Pg.2-22 in your manual.
Configuration options: [IGD] [PEG/IGD] [PCI/IGD]
Boot Graphics Adapter Priority [PEG/IGD]
Save & exit. Check system at boot up for correct memory count.
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Before removing your current card swap video outputs on the PC. If currently connected to the VGA output switch to the HDMI connector AT the video card. Use the HDMI to VGA adapter that came with the video card. Check & see if the display loads Pc starts. Taking the information directly from your motherboard manual pg. 25, your AGP video can only run at, AGP supporting 1.5 V 4X AGP cards. The 9600pro runs at 8x & it is not backwards compatible. (able to run at either 8x or 4x). You could run the Sappire ATI Radeon 256MB 9550 DDR AGP 4x/8x 1.5volt card.
Here is one site: http://www.colordrives.com/sapphire-ati-radeon-9550-256mb-ddr-agp-4x-8x-video-card---retail-box.html
When you do get the video card be sure to set your bios AGP to the correct size as listed in your manual pg. 109 subsection 4.4.7
I hope this helped.