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Getarix
19-06-2005, 01:45 AM
I need help with a new PC so any help would be greatly appreciated.
I just bought a new emachines 5260 and the problem is the graphics card.
Most of the games I own like Half-Life 2 don't work with it to well.
I want to get a new graphics card but there is no AGP slot and I have no idea if I have a PCI or a PCI-E slot.
I have around 100-150 pounds to spend on a new graphics card any suggestions would also be helpful.

Thanks for any help.

Jen
19-06-2005, 04:16 AM
Hi Getarix, Welcome to PressF1 :)

The specifications (http://uk.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=eMachines_5260) of your computer do not state what motherboard or type of expansions slots you have, so you may find it helpful to download this system information program - Everest Home Edition (http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=1) (free).

Run that program and then post back with the motherboard model number or see what it reports for your PCI slot type.

Getarix
19-06-2005, 05:26 AM
Thanks for the help but it could not name the motherboard, although I did learn that I do have PCI-E slots.
The only problem I have now is to get the right graphics card for my PC so anymore help would again be appreciated.
Any PCI-E graphics card like NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or greater
ATI Radeon 8500 would help.

Thanks.

Prescott
19-06-2005, 06:23 AM
what do you want to do with your computer? play lots of 3d games?
an ati Radeon 8500 would not help, they are very out dated, not to mention they are agp not pcie.

everest should give you either a motherboard name or a model number of some sort, paste them here and we can go from there, lots can be done with a series of numbers and google! :p

some graphic cards from ati (http://www.ati.com/products/gamer.html) PCIe cards are the X300, X600, X700, X800 and X850 and other series of these cards like extreme edition or "special edition"(SE) which are junk.

or some cards from nvidia (http://www.nvidia.com/page/pci_express.html). a 6600 or a 6800 will do you well if you are a gamer.

because most of us here are from nz we dont really know what the prices are like in the UK so it will pay to do some research and find the cheapest, either on the net or in your town....

bob_doe_nz
19-06-2005, 08:36 AM
Try doing the following...

Click "Start Button" / Run / enter in 'Dxdiag' (No Quotes) / Press Enter Key

Under 'Display' tab, can you give the name of the Display Card?

Jen
19-06-2005, 09:35 AM
Try doing the following...

Click "Start Button" / Run / enter in 'Dxdiag' (No Quotes) / Press Enter Key

Under 'Display' tab, can you give the name of the Display Card?Ah no point doing that Bob ... we know that he currently has limited onboard graphics (Intel® 915G Graphics Media Accelarator 900) with no AGP slot. He is after advice on which PCI-e Graphic card would cut the mustard with current games. :)

I know nothing about the various PCI-e Graphic cards and which ones are good performers, so I will just keep quiet at this point now and leave it up to the experts ... :p

pctek
19-06-2005, 09:45 AM
Motherboard = Intel® D915GAGL-G1 "Augsburg"
http://support.intel.com/design/motherbd/ag/index.htm

And get no less than a 6600GT. $282.38