Graphics card Query

  Hazman 21:21 07 Jan 2008

I have already bought an incompatable card (a geforce 6600 agp 8X) having realised my Pc has AGP busses (thats what i found on my control panel).
I want to run Call of duty 4, which is the reason for wanting a new Graphics card.
I am just wondering if this card will work on my pc?

Radeon X1650 Pro PCI-E 256MB
# ATI Radeon 1650 Pro Chipset
# 256MB GDDR3 Memory
# PCI-E x16 Interface

My current graphics card is a radeon 9250.

Any help would be appritiated.

  skidzy 21:25 07 Jan 2008

Make and model of Motherboard please Hazman ?

  Hazman 22:30 07 Jan 2008

Hmm, the pc is a philips freeline MT 1200.

Intel pentium 4 processor 530
(3.0 ghz,1mb,fsb800)

  skidzy 22:36 07 Jan 2008

Run Belarc and post back the details under Main Circuit here

  Hazman 22:59 07 Jan 2008


  harps1h 23:27 07 Jan 2008

i had a scout around and without exact specs i would say it is an agp slot for your graphics card. so how was the 6600 incompatible? more detail please

  Hazman 23:37 07 Jan 2008

well it wasn't exactly incompatable. On Hardware i looked and it said i had a PCI buss (whatever that means) when i looked around. My mistake for putting AGP, i meant to put PCi, the card i have bought is AGP so i assume its incompatable.

  harps1h 07:55 08 Jan 2008

i think you are confusing this with the new pci-express standard for graphics cards. no graphics cards will fit into the pci slot that you have on your board. they are totally different. it will need to be a agp card which you already have. just to be sure do as skidzy said and install belarc advisor and report back what it tells you

  keef66 09:23 08 Jan 2008

the 6600 is the min spec of graphics card for COD4, so it should run it but you may find you have to choose a low resolution and turn down the details.

If the graphics card slot on the motherboard is the same length as the the contacts on the card you have, then it's AGP. AGP slots are frequently, but not always, brown in colour.

But to be sure, run Belarc

  Hazman 16:34 08 Jan 2008

I ran belarc, but it didn't tell me what kind of slot i had, only my graphics card. So are you saying i have an agp slot, even though it mentions pci on my hardware when i looked in control panel.

  skidzy 16:39 08 Jan 2008

PCI and PCI-e are different type of slots.

Run Belarc as advised and post back all the details under motherboard,we can research the motherboard and tell you what is best for your motherboard.

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