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I hav a nvidia 8400gs graphics card how can i increase its size 1. by sharing it with hard disk 2.by sharing it with ram 3.what are the effects of this procedure?

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  • Cmos4081 May 11, 2010

    Is your card the PCI or PCIExpressmodel?

    If the card is the PCIE make sure your BIOS is set to PCIE.

    If your card is PCI then make sure it is in the top PCI slot of the motherboard and the onboard video adaptor if present is disabled in Windows in the device manager. Make sure the BIOS is set to PCI as the primary video controller.



    go to the www.nvidia.com for up to date drivers.



    Understand that the PCI card has a lower performance in games then the PCIE version and that the 8400 GS is a low end video card for the Geforce 8 series.

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Upgrading your video card. There are probably only two basic reasons to upgrade a video card: 1. Your current card has poor performance.or You just "want" faster video performance.
If you think your current video card is performing poorly, there are a couple of things you should do prior to upgrading your video card. The first thing your should do is give your computer a "tune-up". This involves things like running Defrag, Scandisk, virus checkers etc. (for further explanation of tune-up procedures, .
Once you are certain that your computer is performing properly, and your computer is still experiencing slowdowns in video intensive programs, like games or graphic design programs, then the second thing you may need to do is upgrade your computer's main system memory. Inadequate amounts of system RAM will choke your computer's performance. That's why I recommend all newer computers have at least 512 MB of system RAM.

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    Starnley Johnwells Jan 28, 2009

    If your computer is more than 3 years old, I would suggest that you
    save your money for a new computer and forego the expense of a video
    card upgrade. A new video card will not significantly increase the
    performance of systems this old.

  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells Jan 28, 2009

    If your computer is more than 3 years old, I would suggest that you
    save your money for a new computer and forego the expense of a video
    card upgrade. A new video card will not significantly increase the
    performance of systems this old.

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    Starnley Johnwells Jan 28, 2009

    . To buy the fastest video card available is extremely expensive
    and may not significantly improve your system's performance. The fastest
    computer graphics cards (NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and the ATI
    Radeon 9800 XT) sell in the $400-$500 range. It is unreasonable to
    think about upgrading to these cards unless you already have a very
    fast computer system.

    Remember that a slow system is an indication that you might need,
    or want, a new computer.
    you should try to buy graphics cards with
    good performance at reasonable prices. My reasonable price is less
    than $200. In this price range you can find very good video cards
    that won't dig too deep into your computer budget.

    3. Know the type of video card your system can use. Most computer
    systems built in the last 2 years have an AGP video port. However,
    many low cost computers do not have an AGP port and must be upgraded
    with a PCI video card.

    If you are uncertain as to the type of video card your system can
    use, visit your computer manufacturer's web site and research your
    computer's video capabilities.

    4. Decide whether you want to install the card yourself or if you .

    Next we'll take a look at a few handy tables that list the features
    of the newer graphics cards from ATI and NVidia.


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