#1
So I installed Civ IV the other day on my computer. It's a great game, but my computer's graphics card isn't the best to run it. I need to replace it, but I don't know which ones are compatible with my computer. How do I check that?
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#2
Open ut PC up
if you Grphic card slot says PCI-E then u want one of these
-7950GT
-1900GT
-X1950XT
If the slot says AGP u need one of these
-6800GT
-9800Pro
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#3
look at your motherboard, write down the name of it, then punch it in google and see what graphic card slots it has. Then take that to a computer store and they will show you your options.
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^^ yeah.

If it says PCI the best you can get without going mad is an FX5500.

Dont get PCI and PCI express mixed up, the two aren't interchangable. Also make sure its a x16 slot.
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Is there a way to do this without opening up my computer?


You should be able to get information about the parts in the computer from the manufacturer's website.
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#8
Quote by crazygluedmybut
Is there a way to do this without opening up my computer?



Control Panel->System->Hardware tab->Device Manager->System Devices look and see if it says PCI express or AGP slot.
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#9
Find your motherboard manual and read the specifications. If your graphics card sucks, it's most likely that your motherboard does too, so you'll need a new one if you're going to want to support PCI-Express.
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#10
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Control Panel->System->Hardware tab->Device Manager->System Devices look and see if it says PCI express or AGP slot.


It says PCI bus. ?
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It says PCI bus. ?

Buy a new motherboard.. that is ancient.
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#12
If you don't know the name of your motherboard I would suggest you dl something like this.
It's a free trial software that will tell you a lot about your computer. If you do decide to dl it just go Motherboard>Motherboard and it will say the name of it and other stuff. At the bottom of that page it might have the motherboards website, if not, you can try typing the name into google and info should come up about the graphic slots and everything.
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i am stupid enuff to do it becuz i just did. i feel nothing, there is no high and im not dizzy or anything... its just nasty.

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