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Motherboard and Bios chip set updates.

I have recenetly bought a new graphics card for my PC. It is a Geforce 6200 OC ..PCI...My computer needs to be updated for me to beable to use it. I have been searching for an update for my motherboard and Bios chip set. I was told to do so buy the company that sells the graphics card. I am not able to find anything. Could you please help me?
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Re: Motherboard and Bios chip set updates.

> If you buy new graphic card than connect it
and install it driver to take effect.
> After installing restart your system.

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The Dell Dimension 2350 Desktop PC motherboard, has an Intel 845GL motherboard chipset,
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Here we see that the Intel 845GL chipset supports processors, with a -> maximum <- Front Side Bus of 400MegaHertz, (FSB = 400MHz max.),

The Intel Pentium 4 model 530 (3.0GHz. Also has Hyper-threading Technology. HT), operates with a FSB of 800MegaHertz, (FSB = 800MHz),

(Scroll down. Pentium 4 HT 530 )

You can't make the Intel 845GL chipset support a processor with an 800MHz FSB.
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(BIOS Setup, Advanced Chipset Setup. Doubt the options of changing the FSB, and/or Voltage, and/or Multiplier, is available with that BIOS program))

Note your 3.0GHz processor is operating at 1.5GHz?

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[ Chip and Chipset are shortened terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The motherboard chipset technology used for your computer, has a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

(Does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors )

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

[ The AGP technology, and the PCI-Express technology, is High-speed graphics.
Using a graphics card in a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics, is NOT High-speed graphics ]

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
Anything connected to the PCI bus, (Such as a PCI graphics card)
Audio (Sound)

[ CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or Processor for short ]

So it is first up to the Northbridge chip, of the motherboard chipset, whether it will support a certain processor, THEN if a BIOS update will help.

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A list of compatible Graphics cards for an AGP8X Motherboard.

Due to text length contraits I've had to seperate AGP8X Graphics Cards from PCI Express Graphics Cards

Having trouble finding out exactly which Graphics card will work in your AGP8X motherboard? The following list displays all the compatible Graphics cards for an AGP8X motherboard in decending order (Top Graphics cards are faster than bottom ones in each catagory)

If your Motherboard supports AGP 8X then here is a list of compatible Nvidia cards.
GeForce 6 Series - (GeForce 6200, GeForce 6600GT, GeForce 6600 and GeForce 6600 LE)
GeForce FX Series - (GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, GeForce FX 5900, GeForce FX 5900 XT, GeForce, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, GeForce FX 5700, GeForce FX 5700LE, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, GeForce FX 5200 and GeForce FX 5500)
GeForce 4 Series - (GeForce 4 Ti and GeForce 4 MX)GeForce 3 Series - (GeForce 3, GeForce 3 Ti 500 and GeForce 3 Ti 200)
GeForce 2 Series - (GeForce 2 Ultra, GeForce 2 Ti, GeForce 2 Pro, GeForce 2 GTS and GeForce 2 MX series)
GeForce 256 Series - (All)

If your Motherboard supports AGP 8X then here is a list of compatible ATI/AMD cards.
ATI Radeon X Series - (ATI Radeon X1050, ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1550, ATI Radeon X1600 and ATI Radeon X1650)
ATI Radeon 9xxx Series - (ATI Radeon 9550)

For a list of compatible Nvidia PCI-Express cards for a PCI-Express Motherboard currently on the market click on the following link to take you to my other tips page.

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