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I have a 275 watt power supply and a 16 bit graphics card slot is it possiable to play a game such as fallout on my computer?

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No its not possible. 450 watt power supply and about 1GB graphic card will do. and also upgrade your processor to new ones. try this link it will help you..

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The black ops freezes in the same place over and again i escape the chair i get punced and that is as far as i get i have reinstalled the game starting over and did not work how do i get passed that?

The graphics card doesn't support this game. Many realistic type games "Highly Realistic Graphics" need the added performance of a dedicated higher end graphics card. Example: I'm a huge gamer and I play games that you could/would play on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. So my Gaming Video Card cost me $480 US dollars. ( High End )
Look at the recommended, supported Video Card for Black Ops and go from that point "Note" If your computer is a laptop; chances are, you will not be able to do any video upgrades. You'd just be out of luck and your laptop wasn't made for higher end games. If it is a Desktop, you might be in luck. To upgrade a desktop: (1) Available video card slot (2) Does the computer case support a video card upgrade (3) What power supply does your computer have and what WATT Power supply does the new video card need. Most higher end video cards need a higher WATT power supply - So standard power supply 350 WATT - Video upgrade average 500Watt to 800Watt.

Hope this helps, Have a great night..

Sep 07, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How to make it run on windows vista

I have never played this game but I think I know what the solution is.
So this game is designed to run on Windows 95, 98 and ME so this means that the graphics are 16 bit. Vista uses 256 bit graphics. First thing to solve this problem. You will need a Graphics card that can support Graphics from 8 bit to 1024 bit Graphics. You can do this one of two ways. Either buy a 2 pound graphics card from years ago that will most likely require a Mother board with an AGP slot and only support 8 bit to 16 bit graphics, or buy a really expensive Graphics card for 2600 pound that requires two PCI-E slots, a power supply capable of supplying 1800 watts or more and a DUAL CPU Motherboard capable of taking two AMD 16 core processors and a minimum of 16 GB of RAM. The Mother Bord would cost about the same as the Graphics card, the Power Supply would cost around 160 and the RAM would cost around the same as the power supply for the DDR-3 model, which is what you would need.
The Hardware required to run an expensive Graphics Card capable of running 16 bit Graphics is not capable of running the software required for 16 bit Graphics on cheap graphics card.
This is the same if you reverse the scenario.
A Cheap Graphics Card will not run 16 bit Graphics software with cheap hardware.
What you need to do this is both Cheap Hardware and Cheap Software or Expensive Hardware and Expensive software.
Old fashioned software will not run on modern Hardware and it is the same for the reverse.

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Pavilion p6600 vga replacement

What did you have in mind?

Just a graphics card, to give the same basic graphics quality the computer came with, or much better graphics?

You didn't state specifically, as to which model number p6600 you have.

(It's on the back of the computer in a white Service Tag.
State the Product Number -> P/N )

I'm just going to pick the first one out of the list, for an example.
All model numbers should use the same motherboard, but even if not; they all will have a PCI-Express x16 slot for a graphics card.

Coming up from the bottom of the motherboard, there are 3 black PCI-Express x4 slots.

Right above the top one is a longer black PCI-Express x16 slot.
This is where a PCI Express graphics card goes.

Examples of PCI Express slots,

The top example is a PCI-Express x4 slot.
Next one down is a PCI-Express x16 slot.
Next one down is a PCI-Express x 1 slot.
Next one down is a PCI-Express x16 slot.

The last on at the bottom, is a PCI slot.

As you can see, color of slot does NOT matter.
WHAT, the slot is, does.

{Plus the PCI-Express x16 slot examples shown, have a 'Pinch Lock' on the right side.

Your motherboard has a different style lock.
The lock looks as though you press down on it.
Gently pull up a little, when installing or removing a graphics card }

You can use a PCI Express graphics card, based on the
PCI Express 2.0 technology, or PCI Express 2.1 technology, or PCI Express 3.0 technology.

The only drawback you have is the Power Supply.

250 Watts

For some puny graphics cards, you might get away with having a 300 to 350 Watt power supply, but if I had to replace it; I wouldn't go less than 500 Watts.

You should have at least 10 percent more power (Power Supply), than what is needed. It's easier on the Power Supply, and better all around for the computer system.

A computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and no more.
Surfing the internet? About 100 Watts.
Playing an intensive game, and you have a 500 Watt power supply?
Then the computer may use Up To 500 Watts.

[The minimum required power, stated for a graphics card; is based on the entire computer system, and not just the graphics card.

Graphics card designers base the minimum power requirement, on a test computer system they have set up.

Has the most powerful Processor available, for that test system motherboard.. At least 4GB of Ram Memory.
2 optical drives. 2 computer case fans. Gamer style motherboard ]

Something like this graphics card, if you just want to restore graphics to your computer. (Motherboard VGA is bad)

Next two examples are if you are starting to get serious about gaming / video editing / 3D programs,

Not what you had in mind?

Post back in a Comment.


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Replace integrated Radeon 4200

You can't replace integrated graphics, the chip is on the motherboard.

See what you have for PCI-E slots, a forty dollar graphics card is three times better then your 4200.

Apr 14, 2013 | HP Pavilion Computers & Internet

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Will this graphics card work with my computer?

1) HP xw6200 Workstation desktop computer,

Power Supply: Maximum rated Wattage - 500 Watts.

XFX ATI Radeon HD5750 graphics card,


1) Install the software F-I-R-S-T, then physically install the graphics card.
Windows running, put the Installation disk that comes with the graphics card, into the CD/DVD drive.
Load all software. The drivers, and Catalyst Control Panel.

Windows will NOT use the software until the graphics card is installed, so don't worry about not having graphics in the meantime.

2) Computer unplugged from power FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.

Anti-Static Precautions:
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 removing any 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.

3) Physically install the graphics card.
(The Lock Lever on the PCI-Express x16 slot, goes UP to install a graphics card, or to remove a graphics card. It looks as though you should push down on it)

Looking at the black PCI-Express x16 slot, with it's green Lock Lever, it looks as though there should be room for the graphics card.

Looking to the right of the green Lock Lever, look at the 4 gold colored Choke Coils. It may be tight, but the graphics card should clear the first two.

Areas of concern, though;

1) Power Supply:
The XFX Radeon HD5750 graphics card, requires a minimum of a 400 Watt Power Supply.

The graphics card doesn't use 400 Watts, of course. This is the minimum power requirement by the graphics card manufacturer, and based on the power the card needs, and the rest of the computer.

XFX, just like all graphics card manufacturers, uses a computer system set up to the maximum, for a test unit.

Gamer style motherboard.
Powerful Processor, that is probably a dual core, or quad core.
Maximum amount of ram memory.
Two optical drives
Two or more computer case fans.
Two or more harddrives.

You get the picture.

Power consumption has to be based upon what each individual hardware component will use, AND the graphics card.

Power Supply:
Problem is, the computer has some age on it. From searching it seems to have been made in 2004. Makes it 8 years old now.
Makes that Power Supply 8 years old now too.

A) Pre-built computer manufacturers, such as HP, Gateway, Lenovo, Toshiba, etc., have their components made by someone else.
The Power Supply is one such component.

Usually a generic Power Supply manufacturer, such as Bestec, or HiPro, or Delta, for HP computers.
Low quality electronic components are used in these power supply's.

Isn't a big deal usually, until you start to tax the limit on the Power Supply, such as installing a powerful graphics card.

Power Supply manufacturers also had a great tendency, to overate their Power Supply's back in the day. Made the Power Supply sell better, 'fudging' the actual Wattage rating.

Wattage was actually more like 60 to 70 percent, of what was stated.
300 Watts (60 percent) to 350 Watts (70 percent) is more actual.

The XFX ATI Radeon HD5750 also requires a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable, coming from the Power Supply, and connected to it.

The maximum amount of Wattage a PCI-Express x16 slot can deliver, is 75 Watts.
The 6-pin PCI-Express power cable delivers an additional 75 Watts,

"This cable is used to provide extra 12 volt power to PCI Express expansion cards.
PCI Express motherboard slots can provide a maximum of 75 watts.

Many video cards draw significantly more than 75 watts, so the 6 pin PCI Express power cable was created.
These high-power cards draw most of their power from the 12 volt rail so this cable provides only 12 volts."

(Yellow wires are 12 Volt wires. Red wires are 5 Volt wires, Orange wires are 3.3 Volts. All are DC voltage. Black wires are Ground wires)

Will your Power Supply have a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable?
I doubt it.
In the Playtool link, see the 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable, shown on the right?

Takes TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables,
(Commonly misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable),

If you are going to use one of these power adapter cables, you NEED TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables!

HAS to have TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires going to it.

Will using a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable, and One 4-pin Peripheral power cable work?
Most of the time yes.

Over time the;

1) PCI-Express x16 slot contact pins -> BURN

2) Gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card -> BURNS

3) Connection on graphics card for the 6-pin PCI-Express power cable - BURNS

4) 6-pin PCI-Express power cable's connector -> BURNS

No if's, and's, or but's; it WILL happen.
Result is usually throw the motherboard away, and the graphics card.

So you may be looking at getting a better Power Supply.
Here is one example that will work,

A) 600 Watts. Gives you an additional 100 Watts of power. Less strain on the Power Supply.

B) 120mm fan. A larger fan turns slower, therefore makes less noise.
Puts out more air flow than an 80mm fan, even though it turns slower.

C) Has all the power cables required, plus more.

D) Has TWO 12 Volt power rails.
12 Volt 1 is capable of 23 Amp's.
12 Volt 2 is capable of 20 Amp's.
Total combined Amperage for the two 12 volt power rails is 43 Amp's.

Gamer computer?
Not IMHO. Uses ECC ram memory.

That is Error Correcting Control ram memory. The ram memory runs the data through it twice, in order to make sure everything is correct, before using the data.
This is the type of ram memory a Server computer uses.

Could be wrong, and it could be used as a gamer computer, though. We will see when you are done, IF this is the intent.


Reasons for not using ECC:
"A performance decrease of around 2-3 percent, depending on application, due to the additional time needed for ECC memory controllers to perform error checking;"


Aug 31, 2012 | HP xw6200 PC Desktop

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What graphics card should i put in my emachine 5210 its the original thats in but i think it is running a bit slow for win7

The eMachines 5210 Desktop PC uses Integrated Graphics.
(UK model)

This means the graphics chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard.
(Also means graphics borrows some of the system resources.
Processor and Ram Memory)

It isn't a graphics card. The full term is graphics adapter card.

Here is the motherboard,

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

The chipset, or I.C. for graphics, is the G.P.U.,

The GPU soldered directly to your motherboard, (With a BGA surface mount), is an ATI Radeon 9100,

Integrated Graphics is also known as OnBoard Graphics.
ON the motherBOARD ]

The graphics expansion slot you have on your motherboard,
is a PCI slot.

Looking back at the photo of the motherboard, look at the three White long slots, at the bottom/left of the motherboard.

All three are PCI slots.

(They are Not PCI-Express x16 slots )

You can use any available open PCI slot.

Things you need to know when purchasing a graphics card, for a desktop computer;

1) What is the maximum rated Wattage of the Power Supply?

The Power Supply has to provide power for the computer, AND graphics card.

Look at the power requirements of the graphics card, and compare to what your Power Supply's maximum rated Wattage, is.

For the eMchines 5210 I have no idea. It is an old UK model, and eMachines doesn't support it anymore. There seems to be no info on the internet, also.

If I were to hazard a guess, I would guess 200 to 250 Watts.

However, back in the day, when the power supply manufacturer made that Power Supply, they overrated it's maximum rated Wattage.

Sold more power supply's, by 'fudging' the real maximum rated Wattage.

Correct maximum Wattage is more like 60 to 70 percent, of what is stated.
For a 200 Watt unit that would be 120 Watts to 140 Watts.

[ Divide 200 by 10. = 20
Multiply 20 times 6. = 120. That is 60 percent.
Multiply 20 times 7. = 140. That is 70 percent ]

250 Watt unit?
60 percent is 150 Watts.
70 percent is 175 Watts.

Computer unplugged from power, FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.
Open the computer case, and look at the side, or bottom of the Power Supply, at it's label.

This should state what the maximum rated Wattage is.

Not there?
Then the 4 Philips head screws need to be removed from the back, and Power Supply partially slid out. The label is on top.

You shouldn't have to remove any power cables. Just slide the Power Supply out, and down a little bit.

If it is 150 Watt, S-T-O-P. You will need a better Power Supply.

It is an ATX form factor Power Supply. One that is used in a LOT of desktop computers. Means it is readily available, and economical.

(No slam intended, but from what I see on UK prices, OUCH!
See if you can buy one from the USA. A decent 300 Watt unit is about $35 to $40. Decent means RELIABLE )

[ Anti-Static Precautions:

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

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on your computer.

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.

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

This way your computer is safe ]

2) You need to know what graphics expansion slot, is available on the motherboard.
It is a PCI slot,

Find a PCI slot that is open. If it is next to an expansion adapter card that is already in there, (Ethernet Card?), see if you can move over to another PCI slot away from it.

You need room for the graphics card.

Look at the metal covers at the back of the computer case.
These covers are called Expansion Slot Covers.

Find the one you need to remove, in order to install a graphics card.
(Most of the time it is not a straight shot. The expansion slot cover is one over, from the actual PCI slot you want to use)

When you buy your graphics card, it will come with an Installation Disk.
Turn your computer on, let Windows 7 load. Then put the Installation Disk in your CD/DVD drive.

Follow the instructions. Load ALL of the software.

If it asks you do you want to restart the computer - NO!
Close all windows, go back to the desktop screen.
Turn the computer off normally.

Now unplug the computer from power. Remove all cables. (If you are not exactly sure of where they plug in, this is a good time to make notes, and a drawing before you unplug them)

You can lay the computer on it's side. Easier to install a graphics card that way.

Follow Anti-Static Precautions, and physically install the graphics card.

Make sure you plug your monitor into the graphics card this time, and not into the I/O area on the back of the computer, as it was before.

(Input/Output area. This area connects directly to the motherboard.
It is for Input and Output devices, such as the Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Audio, { Sound}, etc.)

Close the computer case. Plug all cables back into the computer.
Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Go to the 'control panel' for the graphics card, and set the screen resolution.

Prepare to smile your face off.

By the way, want to use dual monitors? I can guide you in doing this.

Recommendations for a graphics card?
Hmmm,...not knowing what the maximum rated Wattage, your Power Supply has, makes it tough.

I'll give it a go, however.
Bear in mind, that it needs to support Direct X 11 for Windows 7.


Does require a Power Supply with a minimum of 300 Watts, however.


From what I read through the years, Tigerdirect ships to the UK.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


May 20, 2012 | E-Machines Computers & Internet

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Are my able to install a low profile graphics card for Aspire AX3810-E3852A?

The easy answer is Yes. There is a PCI Express x16 slot in the computer and a low profile slot on the back for it to fit. However you will have to be very careful when choosing a card because the computer only has a 220 watt power supply. Because of the power supply I would stick with a very low powered card like the HD 5450 which uses less than 20 watts of power. It should be better than what you have but probably not as good as you want.

Feb 05, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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HP s3713w GPU Update

You should not have a problem doing that. Your motherboard has a PCI Express X16 slot available. If you have problems when running intensive gaming then you may need to upgrade your PSU to a higher watttage. The 9800 GT is very power hungry. One problem you may have is that if your computer is a HP Slimline there might not be enough room inside the case for that card and you might need a low profile graphics card.

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I have Geforce Fx5200 128mb pixel shadder 2.0 and i cant run crysis, call of duty 4 is there any way to run these games ?

Yes with a better graphics card. You need Shader 4.0 at least on that graphics card. (Plus a lot more Stream Processors)

The GeForce FX 5200 is an AGP style of graphics card, and uses 8X speed. (0.8 Volts)
It is a Budget graphics card, and does not have the graphics 'power' needed for the games you stated.
(If memory serves it has 16 Stream Processors)

There is no 'miracle' program, or tweaking of settings, that will allow you to run the above stated games at a decent capability. Even at low settings for the games.

I would suggest an ATI HD Radeon 3850 at least.
HOWEVER, other things come into play.

You need a 400 Watt power supply that has 30 Amps on the 12 volt power rail. The power supply must have a 2x4 power cable. (Example: )
OR, enough 4-pin Molex power cables that are unused to put in a 2x4 power cable adapter.

Your processor has have the processing power needed also, or you will have a 'bottleneck' of graphics information.

A graphics card has it's own processor. (GPU. Graphics Processing Unit)
It also has it's own Ram Memory. (Graphics ram memory)
However if the processor is too slow, the graphics information cannot be processed from the processor to the game program, and vice-versa, in a speedily fashion.

Graphics information, (Data), hangs up. Frames freeze, and frame rate slows down.

Post the computer name , model name. and model number, and we'll see if a better graphics card will help.
(Example: HP Pavilion D5200t)

Sep 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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ATI Radeon 1650x Problem in Installation

This one is simple, the computer's stock powersupply which is probally at about 250 or 180 watts isnt generatiing enough power to the Vcard. Basically you need to purchase a higher watt power supply, you can get a decent 400+ watt for under 40 dollars almost anywhere.  Just a simple swap will do the trick.

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