View Full Version : video memory

Les Waste
Jun 2nd, 2003, 09:02 PM
I need at least 5 MB (preferably more) more video memory on my computer, but I haven't had much luck finding it online. I've searched and only found one website that sold it, but it was really expensive and didn't seem too trustworthy.

Does anyone know a place I can buy more video memory online? And is there anything I need to know about it before I buy, i.e., are there different types or some shit like that?


Jun 2nd, 2003, 09:04 PM
you need to buy a new video card. cards with replaceable memory went out like 7 years ago. Even if you could find some it would cost mroe than a better video card.

Jun 2nd, 2003, 09:10 PM

no, really i want to know dude

ps. whoreable is right on the money


Les Waste
Jun 4th, 2003, 05:31 PM
Crap. I thought I had to buy a new video card but I wasn't sure :(

Somebody just bought me that online Medal of Honor game and the expansion disc, but I need at least 16 MB of video memory to use the expansion and to play some of the levels. My computer only has 11 MB of video memory.

So now I need to now a good video card to get. Someone tell me what to do. :(

Jun 4th, 2003, 05:38 PM
Find out what speed your system is and if you have an agp slot or just pci slots.


the white ones are pci
the brown one is agp
the black ones are isa

Jun 4th, 2003, 06:15 PM
Hmm, I say you stick with AGP if possible.

Popular cards are;

geforce4, 64mb card goes for like, 90 bucks when I had gotten it about christmas

AGP Radeon 9000, which is ok as well also like 90 around christmas

But I use PCI so I dunno if Geforce4 has an AGP model out. Check the boxes really close! And be sure to check if your computer has the right slots.

That radeon was a birthday gift but my brother had to take it since he had AGP but I didnt, so I got another and he had to pay for that one. But I had to wait another month till my parents would take me out for another one

Les Waste
Jun 6th, 2003, 03:26 PM
How do I know which slots I have? Do I have to open my computer and just look? Is there really a difference between any of them?

Jun 6th, 2003, 03:54 PM
you pretty much gotta open it up..unless you can find the exact model number or specs of your motherboard.

Agp cards are MUCH faster, but some older boards dont have the slot.

Les Waste
Jun 10th, 2003, 01:57 AM
I just bought a brand new, 64 MB Geforce4 PCI Video card off eBay for 60 bucks.

Hopefully, it won't suck.

Jun 10th, 2003, 07:58 AM
should be ok. granted it might not be totally smooth, especially if it is a mx420.

Les Waste
Jun 14th, 2003, 02:18 PM
I got it in the mail yesterday and it works fucking great. GTA3 used to be all slow and choppy and like a cartoon with half of the frames missing. Now it goes almost too fast.

This Medal of Honor game is great too, although I need some more practice. I've never played a FPS using the keyboard and the mouse before. :(

Jun 14th, 2003, 02:21 PM
keyboard and mouse is the ONLY way to go.

Nice to see it worked out. I guess I have become too picky cause I know a geforce4 mx would be too choppy for me. I am such a snob :(