can i get new graphics card with 98

August 27, 2008 at 15:16:27
Specs: windows 98, ?
yeah im sure a hundred people have asked this before but i was wondering if i could get a new video card for my windows 98. I was looking at video cards at wallmart and at the requirments it said it had to be windows xp. so my question is can i install a new graphics card if i upgrade my 98 to windows xp. if u have any questins that would result in an awnser please reply.

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#1
August 27, 2008 at 18:03:19
No sense trying, or having to reinvent the wheel. Your money & time would be better spent on a used System that already has WinXP Installed (not a win98 machine upgraded to XP).

Better Systems are being carted to the Recycler every day. Find someone who'S upgrading From WinXP to Vista (?) and see if you can buy their Old XP System, something with WinXP home SP2, at least. Preferrably someone you know and trust not to sell you Junk.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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#2
August 27, 2008 at 18:59:05
"Better Systems are being carted to the Recycler every day."
what are the specs?? the only thing I know is that its a dell.

larry


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#3
August 27, 2008 at 19:40:20
To properly answer your question we need to know more about your system. What model Dell computer do you have.

To give a general answer, I think cards designed for older systems will have Win98 drivers available.

You will likely need to shop online or at least at a computer store. Post the model and maybe someone can help you.


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#4
August 27, 2008 at 20:26:40
Even better than posting the model is to post the Service Tag number.

It's on one of the side panels or on the back.

That Service Tag will let us find out what parts your machine was shipped from the factory with.

Skip


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#5
August 27, 2008 at 22:14:06
Yeah, if it came with 98 the PC hardware is going to be too old for a PCI-E and probably AGP 8X. See what it can handle using the service tag. You can probably pick up a 98-compatible card with 64 or 128 meg for a few dollars on ebay. Nvidia has a 'one size fits all' driver download for many models so you shouldn't have any problems finding drivers for one of their cards.

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#6
August 28, 2008 at 14:05:39
the model is a dell dimension L500r


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#7
August 28, 2008 at 15:36:04
That model number alone is insufficient to find the information. Post the service tag number off the case.

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#8
August 28, 2008 at 18:12:14
Hey Skip,

Nice to see you poke your head up...long time no see! :-) I hope you're doing well.

zdude,

At the very least, we need to know if you have an AGP slot or only PCI slots. And do NOT buy a card from Walmart...order it online from newegg or another site.

"If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions" - Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction


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#9
August 28, 2008 at 18:32:55
Hi jam...as always, I'm just fine.

I think he may have an agp slot but, I also think that a 9250 in this machine would be like connecting a firehose to a garden hose.

Haven't found that model with anything higher than a PII 500.

Skip


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#10
October 24, 2008 at 08:57:53
I wonder what SLots do he have on the computer.
There is a limit, but you have plenty to choose from.

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