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is graphic card, Please help i,am new pleeeeaasseeeee!!

 
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Thesens
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:38 pm     Post subject: is graphic card, Please help i,am new pleeeeaasseeeee!! Reply with quote

What is a graphic card, tell mw how it works ,what it is where or is it conected or does it get upgraded.


And he other thing is i upgraded my computer from windows 95 to xp,So now it doese'nt have sound.i dont alwase enjoy games to maximum,cause the is no sound :



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wardrich
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:53 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Graphics Card = Videocard.

There are many different styles. The most common now is the AGP style. Fits into the slot above the PCI slots. Older versions took use of the PCI slots. PCI slots are generally white, and the AGP slot is almost always Brown. There's a chance that, if your video is currently 'On Board,' or put directly on your motherboard, there is a good chance that you don't have an AGP slot. If that's the case, your're pretty much screwed.

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Kazer0
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Most onboard systems DO come with an unused AGP slot Wink
However, old boards don't have AGP.
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:25 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're playing old DOS games, the reason they have no sound in XP is because XP's support for sound in DOS games is really poor. Try using one of the following programs to fix the problems:

DOSBox
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net
A DOS emulator, runs many old DOS games perfectly.

VDMSound
http://ntvdm.cjb.net/
Sound card emulator; just helps to fix the sound. Try it if DOSBox won't work for a particular game.
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johpower
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:32 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that Thesens upgraded from Win95 indicates he probably doesn't have AGP. So, Therens, a bit more info on your PC hardware would help us help you.

In the same vein, this older PC likely has an older sound card. The XP drivers will have to be found on the net, if they exist. If not, the Win2000 drivers are a fair bet (both are NT based). Last resort: you might be better off with Win98se.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:28 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, you guyes pretty much that pretty much says it all.
you could proably find more info on howstuffworks.com.
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