Thursday, June 09, 2005


Christine (my possessed computer) needs a new video card. That's my very unprofessional diagnosis of Christine's latest symptoms...either that or she's mentally ill and requires some major drugs. Heck, maybe I'll just take the drugs and not care what Christine's problem is!

Anyway, here's where I need help.....the specs for my video card are as follows:
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]

I know this thanks to the wonders of Belarc....If y'all don't have belarc....you MUST get it! It's free and it gives you a complete profile of your computer so that if something goes haywaire...you have your specs. It's a MUST, people!!!

So, lucky me knows what my current video card is....that helps with replacing it...but with installing the new one? That's a whole new story! Is it something that a person can install themselves? Or, does this require someone with a doctorate in VCI (video card installation)?

Until I get this all figured out I'm stuck with this crappy piece of crappy crap monitor. I found this on Overstock.com (a wonderful place to go to get computer stuff and other stuff, too.....you can never have too much stuff!) Their commercials are stupid...but their stuff is pretty good. I got a hard drive from there.....the price was incredible and it was everything they promised it would be. It didn't take long at all to get it either! Butchy installed my hard drive....wonder if she can do a video card?

Guess that's all I need help with....can a person who is capable of installing a hard drive install a video card?


Blogger The Mad Perseid declared....

Disclaimer: it's been a long time since I've looked at video cards.

Anyway, before you decide on a new VC, you need to find out what kind of interface you have. Do you have an AGP port? PCI(I think that's what it's called, the new standard designed to replace AGP). How fast is your AGP port? 1X 2X 4X 8X?

Once you've got that info, it narrows down your choices. Then it all depends on what you're planning on doing with it. Do you place a lot of games? Do you do graphic rendering? Do you just blog or surf? How much $$$ do you want to spend?

I have an ATI Radeon 8500 card, and been pretty happy with it. Not the fast, and not available anymore, but it serves my purposes. I've never had any VC but ATI's.

6/10/2005 6:39 AM  
Blogger Burfica declared....

I have no idea what any of that said. LOL

6/10/2005 11:46 AM  
Blogger Pryncess Kat declared....

We're in the same clueless boat, Burf!

6/10/2005 10:53 PM  

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