Thread: Upgrading from Intel 865G
September 11th, 2006, 01:00 AM #1
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Upgrading from Intel 865G
First off, im a complete rookie to graphics card, so pardon if something is not clear.
My system is Intel PIV(3.06 GHZ) 1024 MB RAM and Intel 865G graphics chipset with 96 MB RAM. These are a few issues with this card:
When I installed Prince of Persia warrior within, it said my card didn't support Pixel Shader 1.1, I still ran it and things were fine. From time to time, I have seen games complaining. Besides, I don't think 96 MB is considered good for a hobbyist gamer. (I may be wrong though.)
What is the status of this card in today's world?
It has an AGI 8X slot. Most games list their requirements in terms of Nvidia this or that or ATI Radeon this or that.
Can I fix a non-Intel card in that AGI slot? (Of course I'll get a professional to install it.)
Recently Titan Quest has refused to run my system, and it really boils my blood..
What is the best solution for my problems? I want an AGP card that is not too highly priced and has a good value for money.
By the way, I remember having read somewhere that it is possible to disablr this Intel on-board card. Can it be done?
Thanks a lot in advance.
Plz help me out.
September 12th, 2006, 01:17 PM #2
Welcome to Techimo!
Titan Quest is a fairly old game. You can get a budget AGP 8X card like a Geforce 6200 for around $50 and it will run like a champ.
Typically you need to go into your BIOS and disable the on-board graphics when you install a separate video card. Some motherboards automagically sense an add-on video card and disable the on-board video.
Last edited by DanU; September 12th, 2006 at 07:46 PM.
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