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HELP OMG

by bigelowbkm / February 15, 2007 5:24 AM PST

OMG i got elder scrolls for oblivion and my graphics card doesnt work i want a new one that costs not too much money and will play the game on say low-medium graphics setting please help me ive been spending the last 2 hours on the phone for help and its gotten me no where thanks

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(NT) What computer do you have? (the more details, the better)
by linkit / February 15, 2007 5:49 AM PST
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Video card help
by bigelowbkm / February 16, 2007 4:57 AM PST

It's a Dell Dimension E310 series w/ Intel Pentium 4 Processor 521(2.8 GHz) and 1 MB cache. More info if it helps: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM@533MHz, Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900, and Intel Pro 100M Integrated PCI NIC Card.

A local computer seller told me that you can't change a Dell's video card. Is that true?

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No, however...
by steve749 / February 16, 2007 5:30 AM PST
In reply to: Video card help

The question is what kind of slots does your computer have in terms of adding a video card since you appear to have integrated graphics. It may be that since you have a basic PC model it isn't designed for gaming and thus doesn't have the required hardware to support a new video card which wouldn't surprise me.

Regards,
JB

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Video card help
by bigelowbkm / February 16, 2007 5:57 AM PST
In reply to: No, however...

Okay--now I get it. As my mom says "Live and learn."

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card
by flip3d-216117282864364117 / February 16, 2007 6:22 AM PST
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Yes, depending on your motherboard we or i cannot decide a graphics card for you, aswell needing to know a price range and where you live (Country).

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card
by bigelowbkm / February 18, 2007 6:02 AM PST
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How do I find out about my motherboard so I can tell you?

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One idea would be....
by steve749 / February 18, 2007 8:21 AM PST
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To use a program like CPU-Z or PC Wizard which are both free to find out what motherboard you have.

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Best way is to look at your Dell PC Manual
by VAPCMD / February 18, 2007 10:00 AM PST
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...it's also available on the Dell Website for viewing or download.
THen you'll know for sure.

VAPCMD

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ok so i get it now but where do i find the wizard?
by bigelowbkm / February 21, 2007 4:12 AM PST

i mena i get i need motherboard info but now im having issus finding THAT, (/sigh) one day im getting a 500 gig computer and no ones gonna stop me then i wont have to go thru all this trouble lol

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by bigelowbkm / February 21, 2007 4:29 AM PST

OH GREAT A BREAKTHRU i was obn phone with dell guy and he sed i can upgrade my video card with ATI AND NVIDEA sweetttuh ok so now which card is cheapest out of these 3 ATI-600SERIES, ATI-700SERIES, NVIDEA GE FORCE6000 SERIES oh and one more thing thanks for helping me and my mom wondering how i would insert my video card yay now im happy Grin ;D >:)
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my logo above lol

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whoops
by bigelowbkm / February 21, 2007 4:30 AM PST
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whoops i meant with my ATI Cards the ATI-X600 series and ATI-X7000 series i forgot to put the X

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by bigelowbkm / February 21, 2007 5:31 AM PST
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ok first off srry for all this changing and switching around stuff. now i got on a website similiar to cnet and found only PCI video cards work on my system..hope that helps

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Hopefully, You've Checked Google First?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 21, 2007 5:39 AM PST
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Type your video card into the Google search engine and read the information provided at the links supplied.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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thanks
by bigelowbkm / February 21, 2007 6:18 AM PST
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ok i will i did go to intel . com thought and i found that when i downloaded an update for my chipset it sed i have the wrong driver i feel like i'm screwed .... maybe one of you could nicely ask my mom to buy me a computer?lol

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Clarification from Mom (the real bigelowbkm)
by bigelowbkm / February 22, 2007 1:00 AM PST
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Hi,
As you can probably tell, this video card thing has my son a little confused. Yesterday we found out from Dell that another video card really can be installed on the E310. Then I found this in a review of the E310 on the Internet @ http://products.howstuffworks.com/dell-dimension-e310-series-desktop-computer-review.htm:

"The motherboard doesn't have an AGP slot or a PCI Express 16x slot, so if you want to upgrade the graphics down the road, you'll have to find a PCI or an even more rare PCIe 1x graphics card for the system."

According to the Oblivion people, neither of these will run his game.

Anyway, thanks for your patience! And pls send another feedback form--got through page one of the survey and then realized you rank "5" as worst and "1" as best (I think). I'm used to it the other way around.

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