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How to know the name ,band name and model name of my runing computer .note that this computer is so old vesion. Now i setup sound ,AGP on my computer.pls help me

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In the middle of the motherboard must be a number...than google the number maybe your find it there.
Or download cpu-z program this can identify your motherboard.

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Help with upgrading Dell Dimension 4600 GPU


June,

The Dell Dimension 4100 Desktop PC, utilizes an AGP slot on the motherboard, for a graphics card.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/17152514/17275500.aspx

There are different styles of AGP expansion slots.
The one on your motherboard was the last current style of AGP -

AGP 8X

Therefore your Dimension 4100 uses an AGP 8X graphics card.
It is (Was) an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 graphics card, and the AGP 8X style.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP

To replace it just use a graphics card that is AGP 8X, and is better, or equivalent to the GeForce FX5200.

You also need to know that your Power Supply in your computer, will handle the power requirements for the computer system, AND your new found AGP 8X graphics card.

Power Supply was rated, at a maximum Wattage rating of 200 Watts.
Problem is; that back in the day when the Dimension 4100 was made, the Power Supply manufacturer 'Fudged' the real Wattage specifications.

Power was (Is) more like 60 to 70 percent of what is stated.
Divide 200 Watts by 10
= 20
Now take that times 6, for 60 percent.
= 120 Watts
Now take that times 70, for 70 percent.
= 140 Watts
ACTUAL power

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4410189&CatId=2234

I would recommend this one, but it requires 250 Watts MINIMUM,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=853908&CatId=2234

[Graphics card manufacturers, base the Minimum power requirements for their graphics cards; based on a test computer system.

So the Minimum power requirement stated, is not only for the graphics card; but ALSO the rest of the computer.
The test computer system is usually based, on all of the top of the line, power consuming hardware components; of that time

Top of the line powerful Processors, and Motherboards.
Add to that the maximum amount of Ram Memory, that can be used.
Two optical drives, (CD/DVD drive)
Processor fan, and at least two computer case fans ]

KNOW THIS:

A) FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer, and BEFORE taking any new parts out of their Anti-Static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return

B) Windows running on your computer, PUT the Installation disk that comes with the graphics card, in your optical drive tray.
(CD/DVD drive)
Install ALL software.

There will be Drivers you are installing, and also a graphical user interface. (GUI)
The GUI for an Nvidia graphics card, (Evga GeForce 6200 is an Nvidia card), is the Nvidia Control Panel.

(For ATI it's Catalyst Control Center)

Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device

In this case the device is the graphics card.
What version of Windows operating system was not stated.

-> AFTER <- you have installed the software, and if it asks you do you wish to restart your computer; the answer is -> NO

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Now turn the computer off normally.

Follow Anti-Static Procedures, and Physically install the graphics card.
Note*
The AGP expansion slot on the motherboard, will have a type of Locking Arm on it. With most the end of the arm, has a 'fingerdip' in it.
Makes it look as though you press DOWN, on the end of the Locking Arm, in order to release it. (Unlock)

Actually you GENTLY pull up a little on the PLASTIC Locking Arm, to release it.
Release to remove the old graphics card, and to install the new one.

After the new graphics card is installed, attach the monitor cable to it, and close the computer case.
Turn the computer on.

You MAY have to go into the Nvidia Control Panel, and set Screen resolution, and other parameters.

(Look up your monitor by it's manufacturer name, and model number. {Back of monitor - Model Number}
See what the Screen resolution is.
Example - 1280 x 800 pixels

Set Color quality to High (32 bit)

Have additional questions please post in a Comment, or Reply.
(Below my solution)

[When a device is installed on a computer with Windows, Windows will 'break it's neck' to find suitable, matching drivers.

If THE drivers are not there, Windows will match up one of it's THOUSANDS of generic drivers.
This = NO
A Driver Conflict can result.

Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

With THE drivers installed first, Windows will find them.

May 06, 2013 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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My son saved up and bought a Gateway SX2855-UB12P. We have upgraded to 8MB of RAM and now are looking to upgrade the video card which currently is a PCI Express x16 Graphics. Given his machine is a en


Hope you mean upgraded ram to 8 GB 8 mb is not much ram to run a computer.

To upgrade your computer's graphics card, unfortunately you can't just simply purchase a card and install it to your computer. Before purchasing a card, you must first confirm what is compatible with your motherboard. Graphics cards use either AGP or PCI Express technology. Many older computers use AGP. AGP cards can vary in version and bandwidth, whereas PCI Express cards can vary based on their lane . Moreover, the card itself is not your only consideration when looking to upgrade your computer's graphics. You must also consider the strength of your computer's power supply as well, since most newer cards use a lot of power. Download, install and run SiSoftware's Sandra (see link Below) to find out information on your motherboard. http://download.cnet.com/SiSoftware-Sandra/3000-2086_4-10556571.html Click the "Mainboard Information" icon, then write down the information next to "Manufacturer" and "Model." Navigate to the motherboard manufacturer's website. If you are not sure of the website's URL, enter the manufacturer's name into a search engine to find the company's website. Go to the support page and enter your motherboard's model. Download the motherboard's manual or review the specifications. Search the manual or specifications for "Expansion slot," "AGP" or "PCI Express." If the expansion slot uses AGP, note the version (AGP comes in 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0), as well as the bandwidth (1x, 2x, 4x or 8x). If the expansion slot uses PCI Express, note the amount of lanes (x1, x4, x8 or x16). Search the manual or specifications for "Power," "PSU" or "Power Supply." Write down the power supply's voltage (3.3V, 5V or 12V) and amp rating (designated by "A"). Not all manufacturers list the amp rating in their documentation, so you may need to contact the manufacturer for more assistance. Compare the graphics card you want to buy to the motherboard's expansion slot. AGP cards won't work in motherboards using PCI Express, and vice versa. Similarly, AGP 3.0 cards won't work in motherboards using AGP 1.0. A PCI Express x8 card will not fit in a PCI Express x1 slot. Check the voltage and amperage of the video card to the voltage and amperage on your motherboard. A video card that requires a higher amp rating requires a powerful PSU. Hope this helps.

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Dec 24, 2012 | PC Desktops

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How could we know the right model to download the right audio driver in your PC


You need the model number of you computer mainboard, if you are using onboard audio and if you are using a sound card you would need the model number of that card. The model number of the mainboard can be found, either between the PCI, PCI-Express, AGP slots or near the RAM slots.
So it's the name of the manufacturer of your computer mainboard, eg: Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Abit, Foxcon etc... and the number that follows.

Then go to the manufacturers website and under the support heading, find your mainboard audio drivers.

damnor01

Dec 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I recievced a dell pc desktop dont know what model it is but its set up for a corp network. cant get pass password would like to wipe drive and install xp have disks. how do i go about this. i think its...


The model name, and model number is usually on the back of the computer tower, next to the Windows Product key, or up on the side of the computer tower case.

Sometimes you have to open a door on the Front Panel, and it is located inside. (Not on the door. On the computer. The Front Panel is the plastic front of your computer)

You have XP Installation disk/s?
You are aware that Microsoft's User's License states,
"Only one genuine copy of Windows per one computer"

(Microsoft makes a Master disk of an Operating System. The copies made from it are bought by the consumer. These are GENUINE copies)

If the Windows XP installation disk you have is a fresh disk, I suggest you go to BIOS Setup, and in Boot Options change the first boot option to CDROM.

Windows doesn't 'like' having the same operating system installed over it.

Making sure that your optical drive, (CD or DVD. Player or burner, doesn't matter), is the first boot device, will override the above.

How to get into BIOS Setup for a Dell? (It's actually BIOS Setup utility)

Dell uses different keys on the keyboard for their different models.

A) The Dimension models usually use either the DELete key, or the F2 key.

B) The Inspiron models use the F2 key

C) The Latitude models (Desktop computer) use the F2 key

D) The Optiplex models may use either the F2 key, or the DELete key.

E) The Precision models use the F2 key.

Computer off, right after you press the Power On button, start tapping, (In 2 second intervals), on the appropriate key for your Dell model.

Note that I stated two different keys for some of the above models.

The procedure to find out which is the correct one, is to simply try one that is listed, and if it doesn't work, try the other one.

HOWEVER, you try using the first key.
Doesn't work?
Then you need to start all over.
You need to reboot the computer. (Restart)

Press the CTRL, ALT, and DELete keys at the SAME TIME.
This will restart, (Reboot), the computer, where you can try the other key.

Once you are in the BIOS Setup utility, you need to look for Boot Options.
There are many types of BIOS setup utilities, and Dell didn't/doesn't use just one.

You may see Boot Options in the top header of the BIOS Setup utility.
You may not.
If it isn't listed at the top, scroll down to the listing similar to,
Advanced BIOS Options, and open it.

[In the BIOS Setup utility you can no longer use your mouse.
You will use the Up/Down Arrow keys to highlight the area you wish to open, and then press the Enter key]

For questions please post in a Comment.

Sep 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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HP Compaq d530 SFF PC


No Ben, there is no jumper for this on the motherboard.

The method is to go into BIOS Setup, and change it to AGP.
(Should be the default factory setting however, IF you have an AGP graphics card installed)

For your computer, BIOS Setup is referred to as
Computer Setup Utilities. It is accessed by pressing the F10 key at a certain time.

1) Computer off. Turn the computer on. As SOON as the monitor light turns green, start tapping the F10 key. (Tap in 2 second intervals)

If you do not press the F10 key in time, the computer will go on to load Windows. Shut the computer down normally. Try again.

When you are in Computer Setup, select your language, press the Enter key.
(Use the appropriate arrow key to select. You cannot use your mouse anymore when in Computer Setup)

You will see Four headings.
File, Storage, Security, and Advanced.
Use the Left or Right arrow key to select Advanced
Press the Enter key.

In the menu headings select PCI VGA Configuration .
(Use the appropriate arrow key)
Press the Enter key.

It will only display if you have an AGP graphics card installed. (Multiple PCI video adapters)

It will not display if you only have Integrated Graphics, and no AGP graphics card.
(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as Onboard.
ON-Board. Meaning ON the motherBoard)

Use the appropriate arrow key to highlight AGP. Press the Enter key.
Press the F10 key. (Save changes)

Now things may differ.
Some BIOS Setup utilities, (Computer Setup Utility for your computer), have two different methods for selecting YES.

You may see a Y/N, or a YES/NO

Use the appropriate arrow key, and highlight YES, if it shows a YES/NO

Press the y key if it shows a Y/N.
(It is Not a capital Y. The capital Y is shown for clarity. Press the lower case y on your keyboard)

Now press the Enter key.

Your computer will now restart with the changes you have made.

NOTE*
If by some chance your computer did not come with an AGP graphics card, and you are installing one, you MUST load the drivers for the graphics card.

Drivers are small software 'pieces', that allow the computer to 'communicate' with the device.

Drivers come on a CD disk provided with the graphic card. The drivers SHOULD be installed BEFORE the graphics card is installed.

Why?
Because as soon as a new device is installed, and the computer is turned on, Windows breaks it's neck to find appropriate drivers.

IF THE drivers are not already installed, Windows will chose from it's thousands of generic drivers, and match one accordingly.

If you install the drivers AFTER you have installed the graphics card, you will get a driver Conflict.

Crude illustration:
Windows: 'Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?'

Your graphics will look like something for the Flintstones.
If you do not have the driver installation CD disk, you will need to download the drivers from HP Support,
IF they are available.

If your computer Came with a Restoration Disk, AND your computer has an AGP graphics card, the drivers are on that disk.

The disk is installed in your optical drive, and when asked you chose REPAIR. (Or non-destructive installation)

Should you need more information, or want me to look to see if graphics drivers are available, post in a Comment.



Jan 14, 2010 | HP Compaq d530 SFF PC Desktop

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Motherboard problem


for XP or win 98 click on start button then click on run and then type in dxdiag and hit enter button or press ok a box will open up under system tab u will have all the info of ur system under display ur system's graphic properties

Jul 03, 2009 | Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC

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My son has my old computer and it needs a video card


Your information is slightly conflicting. Pentium is a type of processor, and AMD is another brand, your computer can't contain both types of processor. Your video card will either be AGP or PCI-e, depending on the model of the computer. If you'd like to leave me the model of the PC, I'll look it up for you.

May 06, 2009 | Compaq Presario sr1403wm AMD Sempron 3000+...

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AGP slot has a problem. is there a diagnostic program for this


Some motherboards have an area in the Setup (BIOS) where you can select AGP/PCI/Onboard
go into your setup and see how the option is set.

Verify that the PSU is supplying sufficient amount of power required.

Check that DirectX, video and chipset drivers used, are compatible/current...
other than that see if one of your friends has one to lend to you and test it with that...
hope this helped please leave a rating...thank you...

May 01, 2009 | PC Desktops

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CPU powers on but monitor shuts off


Time of this report: 3/24/2006, 22:21:35
Machine name: HP-PAVILION7940
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: 00101680 7940
System Model: 15515700051231
BIOS: Version 2.09
Processor: Intel Pentium III, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 254MB RAM
Page File: 139MB used, 294MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS.0
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
it seems that your desktop is an asus motherboard. as shown above, that is an AGP. you can buy an AGP video card

Aug 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

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