Help upgrading from a SiS 650_651_M650_M652_740 graphics card

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  1. Darlyn

    Darlyn New Member

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    I'm new to graphic cards and need some help on upgrading my current one, an SiS 650_651_M650_M652_740. Like I just stated, I don't know what I'm doing here and need to know if my card is an ATI, NVIDIA etc. (hence I've posted in the "Others" section) What I do know is that this card is relatively old.

    From what I saw on the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, my card is 32MB and it runs at. The motherboard I have is an ECS M841LR (American Megatrends).

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    What I would like to know is which graphics cards I can buy for this. I'm looking for something over 128MB.

    By the way, I'm on an XP Pro SP2 ... I had to remove the theme in order to make my low-end computer run After Effects (although it still runs pretty ****ty, which is why I'm getting a new video card.)
     
  2. cad cam man

    cad cam man Master Guru

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    Hi there. I could be wrong but i think that mobo has no agp slot so the only upgrade you could do is to a PCI card. May be a Radeon 9250 128MB PCI.

    All the best Andy


    Ps could you please fill in your specs.
     
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  3. Darlyn

    Darlyn New Member

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    Specs:
    AMD Athlon Processor
    1.04 GHz
    224MB RAM

    RAM slot 1: 256MB PC133
    RAM slot 2: empty
    RAM slot 3: empty
    RAM slot 4: empty

    For some reason I have 224MB instead of 256 ...
     
  4. cad cam man

    cad cam man Master Guru

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    Thats the 32Mb the on board graphics uses. 224+32=256
     

  5. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    And for one of your Qs, the card you have is a SiS. SiS is the maker, so you don't have an ATi or nVIDIA card.
     
  6. GoingCrazy

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    upgrading from onboard SiS 650_651_M650_M652_740

    Hello,
    I'm attempting to upgrade my onboard SiS 650_651_M650_M652_740 to a Radeon HD 2400 pro. I followed all the directions, including disabling the display in the device manager, and took a look at my bios settings. When I plug in my monitor, it says no signal, but i can hear the computer doing it's normal boot up. I'm going crazy over this. I looked at my bios settings, and the plug and play is on, it's set to pci, but I don't see anything about disabling the onboard video. I've read lots of forum, and nothing is working. Now i'm thinking it could be the jumper thing, a bad card (second in a row), or my computer simply won't run this Video card. MY specs are:
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    System Manufacturer ECS
    System Model M841LR
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1526 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T, 4/2/2001
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 551.70 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 2.34 GB

    The System requirement for the Radeon HD 2400 Pro are:
    Intel pentioum4, AMD Athlon 64, AMD Athlon XP or compatible with pci slot
    256 MB of system memory
    cd-rom
    dvd drive
    correct chipset driver (i'm not too sure what that means)
    270 watt or greater power supply recommended (I have a 300Watt)
    single pci expansion slot ( i have three of the, and I tried all 3)

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    M841LR
    PC-Chips M841LR Socket A/ SDRAM&DDR/ V&A&L&M/MATX
    Specifications


    Chipset:SIS 740
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  7. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    Does the ATi card have a power connector? Don't forget to connect that one if it has one. (I did a lot of times)
     
  8. GoingCrazy

    GoingCrazy New Member

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    no power connector

    I looked everywhere for a power connector, and did not find one! i'm at a loss here, and i'm about to break down and take it to best buy and have them install it.....i soooo don't want to though!:bang:
     
  9. GoingCrazy

    GoingCrazy New Member

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    monitor?

    Do you think it might be my monitor, and I need a better one for my video card?
     

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