Graphics card compatibility

  skippo 22:32 26 Feb 05

I recently bought Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield and could not play it as it says my video card is not supported. The card I have is an Intel 82815 Graphics Controller with Direct X 8.1 I can play Ghost Recon and plenty of other games ok on this. I was intending getting a new graphics card and need to know which would be most suited to my computer. I run W98 and spec is:

Mainboard = P5VP3-B3 TEKRAM
Processor = Pentium 3 1Ghz
256mb RAM

ZIF Socket 7 for CPUs
Intel® Pentium P54C and P55C to 233Mhz
AMD K5/K6 75-300Mhz, AMD K6-2 266Mhz
Cyrix 6x86/MX (up to PR266), Cyrix MII 300
60Mhz, 66Mhz, 75Mhz, 83Mhz Speeds supported
Socket 7 AGP Support
On screen "Plug-and-Play" Setup
On-board Symbios® SCSI BIOS
Cache Memory:
On-board 512KB of Write Back Secondary Cache
Pipelined Burst SRAM
System Memory:
(4) 72-pin SIMM Sockets
(2) 168-pin DIMM Sockets
Maximum 256MB RAM
ECC Support
EDO DRAM, Fast Page Mode SIMMs and SDRAM DIMMs
On-Board EIDE:
(2) UltraDMA/33 PCI Bus Master IDE Ports
LBA Mode, Enhanced PIO Mode, 4HD Autodetect
On-Board Super I/O:
(1) Floppy Controller (up to 2.88 MB)
(2) Serial Ports (16550 UART)
(1) Parallel Port (EPP/ECP)
Expansion Slots:
(1) AGP Slot
(3) 32-bit PCI Bus Master Slots
(3) 16-bit ISA Slots
USB Connector Kit
Baby AT: 220mm x 230mm (8.6" x 8.9")
System Requirements:
Baby AT Style Case & Power Supply


  Totally-braindead 22:41 26 Feb 05

Anything you buy would really be an improvement on onboard graphics, just make sure your PC has an AGP port inside it. If not you'll have to buy a PCI graphics card and the choice with them is pretty limited. I've just had a look at the board you say you have, you say you have a Pentium 3 1Ghz but the items I can find say this board will not take this speed of processor. Are you sure this is the board you have and the processor you have. If you're not 100% certain download this it will give you all the info you need. click here

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