Generic video card wont run games

January 18, 2010 at 09:57:55
Specs: Windows XP
For some reason the information on my video card reads N/A and i cant even run any game because of it. Is there anyway to upgrade or know what type of video card i have, maybe i dont even have one.... When i go to troubeshoot it says that i have a generic video card or something

I also took out a video/graphics card from my old computer however i cant find the CD for it so what would happen if i just insert that video card into this one and start the computer, would it recognize the card so i can run games?


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#1
January 18, 2010 at 10:24:34
Open the case. It's very simple, do you have a video card or not? The video card would be installed in one of your slots like an agp slot or pci, etc. It depends on what type of card you have from your old machine. If you have the slot on your mobo, it can be used. Look on the card to see the brand and model # of the card and you can get the drivers online at the manufacturer's website. Why don't you post the model and make of your Mobo and the card if you can and we can go from there.

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#2
January 18, 2010 at 10:27:52
U need graphic card driver.Since u don't know the name of the graphic card download gpu z and post the name here.What games are u trying to play?

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#3
January 18, 2010 at 10:41:34
Thank you for your comments

The video card from my old PC reads:

Model name: GP9200T-128M
Chipset: RADEON 9200SE, 128MB DDR,
Core Clock: 200MHz
D-Sub TV-OUT, DVI

For now i want to run basic games like Rise of Nations, Cossacks or Pirates of the Carribean to keep me going untill i buy a better pc for medieval total war, flight simulator, etc. By the way, whenever i try to run a game with my current video card it says something cannot run or direct x, etc i forgot

How do i download gpu z and what is it?

Thank you


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#4
January 18, 2010 at 10:49:18
Ok gpu z is a soft for checking video card info like it's name,direct x etc. As grasshopper said go to manufacture website and download it.

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#5
January 18, 2010 at 10:54:09
Thanks but sorry for my ignorance, would i still be able to access the internet after i have inserted the video card into this PC? In addittion are the drivers hard to find

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#6
January 18, 2010 at 12:23:29
Http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo... driver http://www.techpowerup.com/download... gpu z

edit. Yes u will be able to access internet.


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#7
January 18, 2010 at 12:32:47
About direct x error.Modern games require dx9 hardware and software go to microsoft website and download dx9c http://www.Filehippo.Com look for dx 9c.

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#8
January 18, 2010 at 12:57:40
Thank you, if i have any problems i'll ask in the future o and one more thing, dont know if this question is relevant to this section but how do i open a Dell Dimension 5000 pc??? Are there any videos, etc?

Thank you


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#9
January 18, 2010 at 13:01:31
If they're like most computers, unplug it first, then look in the back for hex head bolts. Little tiny silver bolts that hold the side panel to the chassis. remove them and look for a black clip about in the middle of the case. Press down on the clip and slide the panel back towards the rear of the computer to remove it.

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#10
January 18, 2010 at 18:18:00
The 9200SE is a low end, outdated piece of sh!t. Don't waste your time with it.

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#11
January 19, 2010 at 01:58:59
Its better than nothing, like i said it would let me play games like rise of nations which i can play online on a xp os unlike that crap vista...... untill i purchase a better and more powerful pc. But still, thanks for demoralising me lol XD

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#12
January 19, 2010 at 08:08:48
Ok, i have a problem, i successfuly opened up my computer but i saw no slots available for my video card! Why and what can or should i do now? Maybe i didnt check properly but im 100% sure there was no slot.

There were two white slots available and above another black/green whatever slot that was a bit too small for my video card.One section of my video card has output slots that should stick out and appear at the rear of my computer....

Maybe my video card isnt compatible???!

I think that this pc hasn't even got a video card in it.... I saw nothing...


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#13
January 19, 2010 at 08:16:42
I tried one of Kuwese suggested links that helped identify my video card... which seems to be nothing:

Name: Unknown
GPU: Unknown
Subvendor: 0
GPU Clock: MB

basically everything N/A or unknown


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#14
January 19, 2010 at 10:12:09
The 9200 should be an AGP card. Your computer may not have any AGP slots if it is newer than the computer you are taking the 9200 out of. In that case you may have a PCIe 16 slot.

Look at the link below for help with identifying your slots.

http://www.diamondmm.com/howtobuyvi...


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#15
January 19, 2010 at 10:22:29
wow thank you, yes the 9200 is an AGP.

I will check as soon as i can to see what type of slot this pc has. So what, do i have to buy a video card that will match that bus slot.

Ok, i will check and give you the feedback, pfff hopefully these basic video cards dont cost much...


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#16
January 19, 2010 at 10:51:35
Ok thank you

I checked now and it looks as if i have 2 pci Bus slots and above that one PCI-express Bus Slot! No AGP.....

What should or can i do now?

Thank you very much


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#17
January 19, 2010 at 10:57:55
Get a PCI expess card. You need to be concerned about power consumption. Faster cards generally draw more amps. Once the specs I just asked for are known then someone can recommend a card in your price range. What is your price range?

Post the model or the specs for the 12V Amperage rating for your power supply.


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#18
January 19, 2010 at 11:20:17
hmmm i dont really know but because im young and i need to ask money from my mum lets say £30 - 60 if there are any good ones, what about the standard PCI?

sorry for my ignorance but do i have to open up my pc again and check the 12V Amperage or whatever? where would it find it

Thanks


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#19
January 19, 2010 at 11:26:58
There is a label on the power supply and yes you will need to open it to read the brand and model or the 12V amperage.

What is the brand and model of your computer?


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#20
January 19, 2010 at 11:31:42
Dell Dimension 5000

Ok i will open up the pc asap and tell you thank you


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