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Graphic card How can i upgrade my graphic card without buying another one?? mine is on-board  altough it is a 224mb one i cant use more dan 32 mb. wat do i have to do??

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  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    tks for your help

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    how can i go into my bios
    ??

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    and do i need to buy a motherboard in order to have a bigger graphic card ?because this is an on board one



  • cacodar May 31, 2009

      can u identify by this ?
    System Information

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    Time of this report: 5/31/2009, 17:13:56
           Machine name: MS-20E2B53A4C45
       Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
               Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
           System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
                   BIOS: Default System BIOS
              Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU            2160  @ 1.80GHz (2 CPUs)
                 Memory: 1016MB RAM
              Page File: 1461MB used, 984MB available
            Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
        DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
         DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode


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    DxDiag Notes
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      DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
          Display Tab 1: No problems found.
            Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
              Music Tab: No problems found.
              Input Tab: No problems found.
            Network Tab: No problems found.


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    DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)


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         Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
            Chip type: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
             DAC type: Internal
           Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2772&SUBSYS_27721849&REV_02
       Display Memory: 224.0 MB
         Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
              Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
      Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
          Driver Name: igxprd32.dll
       Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4764 (English)
          DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
     Driver Date/Size: 1/13/2007 04:33:00, 57344 bytes
          WHQL Logo'd: Yes
      WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
                  VDD: n/a
             Mini VDD: igxpmp32.sys
        Mini VDD Date: 1/13/2007 04:33:18, 5672032 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6432-11CF-6569-7807A3C2CB35}
            Vendor ID: 0x8086
            Device ID: 0x2772
            SubSys ID: 0x27721849
          Revision ID: 0x0002
          Revision ID: 0x0002
          Video Accel: 
     Deinterlace Caps: n/a
             Registry: OK
         DDraw Status: Enabled
           D3D Status: Enabled
           AGP Status: Not Available
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
     D3D7 Test Result: Not run
     D3D8 Test Result: Not run
     D3D9 Test Result: Not run


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     Default Sound Playback: Yes
     Default Voice Playback: Yes
                Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_18491E01&REV_1000
            Manufacturer ID: 1
                 Product ID: 100
                       Type: WDM
                Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
             Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5296 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
                WHQL Logo'd: Yes
              Date and Size: 9/12/2006 13:27:00, 4381184 bytes
                Other Files: 
            Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
             HW Accel Level: Full
                  Cap Flags: 0xF5F
        Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 0
     Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 0
                  HW Memory: 0
           Voice Management: No
     EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
       I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
                   Registry: OK
          Sound Test Result: Not run


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                Description: Realtek HD Audio Input
      Default Sound Capture: Yes
      Default Voice Capture: Yes
                Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
             Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5296 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
              Date and Size: 9/12/2006 13:27:00, 4381184 bytes
                  Cap Flags: 0x41
               Format Flags: 0xFFF


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            DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
         DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
        Acceleration: n/a
               Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
                      Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
                      Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
            Registry: OK
         Test Result: Not run


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        Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
            FF Driver: n/a


          Device Name: Keyboard
             Attached: 1
        Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
            FF Driver: n/a


    Poll w/ Interrupt: No
             Registry: OK


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    USB Devices
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    + USB Root Hub
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x27CB
    | Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
    | Service: usbhub
    | Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/13/2008 20:45:37, 59520 bytes
    | Driver: usbd.sys, 2/28/2006 14:00:00, 4736 bytes











  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    hi can i check from somewere else and not open d the tower?

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    no :( btw r u lwys online 
    ???

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    custom built i think

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    wer do u live
    ??

  • cacodar May 31, 2009
  • cacodar May 31, 2009





    Operating System
     
    System Model

    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
     
    Enclosure Type: Desktop

    Processor a
     
    Main Circuit Board b

    1.80 gigahertz Intel Core Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
     
    Board: ConRoe1333-D667 
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P1.10 05/28/2007

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    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44N [CD-ROM drive]
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    MAXTOR STM3160211AS [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0
     
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    Slot 'DIMM0' has 1024 MB
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    c: (NTFS on drive 0)
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    Network Drives

     
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    Users (mouse over user name for details)
     
    Printers





    local user accounts
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     Guest
    17/02/2008 15:30:04


     Private User
    31/05/2009 12:11:04
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    local system accounts

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    (admin)

     HelpAssistant
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     SUPPORT_388945a0
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    Canon MP160 Printer
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    Microsoft XPS Document Writer
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  • cacodar May 31, 2009





    Standard floppy disk controller
    Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
    Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
     
    Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family [Display adapter]
    BenQ FP91GX [Monitor] (19.1"vis, February 2007)

    Bus Adapters
     
    Multimedia

    Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
    Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
    Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA
    Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
    Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC
     
    Realtek High Definition Audio

    Communications
     
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    Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

     primary 
    Auto IP Address: 
    192.168.1.65 / 24

    Gateway: 
    192.168.1.254

    Dhcp Server: 
    192.168.1.254

    Physical Address: 
    00:19:66:2C:B0:AB

     

    Networking Dns Server: 
    192.168.1.254
     
    Bluetooth RFCOMM from TOSHIBA
    Bluetooth VComm Manager
    USB Video Camera
    Serial Cable using IrDA Protocol [Infrared]
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
    USB Root Hub (5x)
    pcouffin device for 32 bits systems

    Virus Protection [Back to Top]
     





    Norton Internet Security Version 16.0.0.125

        Realtime File Scanning On
     



    Missing Microsoft Security Hotfixes [Back to Top]


    All required security hotfixes (using the 05/12/2009 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) have been installed. 



  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    tks a lot for ur help !!!!!!!!!!! i really appreciate it

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    btw i m from malta

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    how can i do this
    ???

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    i did it. tks again for ur help

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    hi i opened it and it does have d yellow one. so is d one of ebay gd for it?

  • cacodar May 31, 2009

    and is it difficult to install it??

  • cacodar Jun 02, 2009

    hi wen i opened again d pc i found only yellow slots. r these slots exactly like d yellow ones????

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1. You cannot upgrade your graphic card without buying another one.
2. Your onboard card "shares" the memory available to the computer so it is not actually a 224 MB one as it shares the memory the computer has. To up the amount of memory your onboard graphics uses, go into your computer's BIOS and adjust the size there. Doing so, however, will decrease the amount of system RAM available and, with only 256 MB memory it will run even slower than it is running now.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    To get into the BIOS is different for many computers. Usually you need to press one of the following keys when you first turn on your computer: DEL, F1, F2, or F10 but I have seen other keys and key combinations as well. When you first turn it on, it may tell you what key to press....It may say to enter BIOS, CMOS, or system settings press and then tell you which key.

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    No, all you need to do is purchase a graphics card that will go into an available slot into your system; the computer will automatically bypass the onboard graphics and use the graphics card instead. I cannot say which one will work for you unless I know your computer make and model or your motherboard make and model.

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    That gives me an idea, but it's not 100%.

    Look at this picture.

    Now look inside your computer. Do you have a slot exactly like the long yellow one? Or, does it look more like this brown one:


    If it looks like the yellow one, then that is a PCI express slot and you can get really great graphics cards for that.


  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    Do you know what brand and model of computer you have?

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    Not always; about to leave for work shortly.

    Is it an HP, Dell, Gateway or a custom built?

    You can try and download a tool called Belarc advisor and it may tell you what I need to know.


  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    I'm looking specifially for the brand and model of motherboard; can you find that in there anywhere?

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    I'm in Indiana. I'm pretty sure that you do have a PCI express slot because you have a dual core cpu. That being the case, the ebay link you sent me would work but I can't be 100% unless you open it up. You should be able to take the side off without shutting down your computer if you have enough room to get to it.

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    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    Your welcome! Please take a moment to give this a four star rating. Thanks!

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    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    Click on the link to give me a rating, thumbs up, then yes, I solved your problem when it asks. (I think....they've changed it so many times and I'm not on the question side of the site :c)

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 31, 2009

    No, they are not difficult to install. You just put it in the slot and run the CD. When you first boot it up the resolution will be really large and the colors may even be off; just run the install on the CD and it will install the driver then when it is finished it will reboot and you'll be taken care of.

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