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Member Since: ‎03-14-2009
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UPGRADE VIDEO CARD AND RAM MEMORY

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Hello,

 

Please I need your help to make MLB 2K9 work in my home PC.   The following is the game's requirements to work:

  

1.1 Operating Systems
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Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP (SP 3)

Microsoft Vista(TM)

 

1.2 Minimum System Requirements
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CPU: Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz Single Core processor or equivalent (2.8 Ghz for Vista)
RAM: 512 MB or more (1 GB for Vista)
Disc Drive: 8x or faster DVD drive
Hard Drive: 9.5 GB or more free space
Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible (see below)
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Input: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad

300 WATT POWER SUPPLY

Video card with 128 MB or more memory and one of the following chipsets is required:

ATI x1300 or better;
NVIDIA 6600 or better;
DirectX 9.0c compatible card with Shader Model 3.0 support.

 

1.3 Recommended System Requirements
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CPU: 3 GHz Dual Core processor or equivalent
RAM: 2 GB
Disc Drive: 8x or faster DVD drive
Hard Drive: 9.5 GB or more free space
Video: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512 Ram (Nvidia(R) Geforce(R) 7900 GT or better)
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Input: Dual-analog gamepad

 

1.4 DirectX
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DirectX 9.0c or DirectX 10  

 

The following is my PC features:

 

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Time of this report: 3/15/2009, 11:13:02
       Machine name: OWNER-V6MQMTSD0
   Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
       System Model: PJ510AA-ABA a730n
               BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/24/04 14:22:18 Ver: 08.00.10
          Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
             Memory: 504MB RAM
          Page File: 493MB used, 732MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
     DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
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        Card name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
     Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
        Chip type: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
         DAC type: Internal
       Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2582&SUBSYS_2A08103C&REV_04
   Display Memory: 128.0 MB
     Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
          Monitor: hp f1703 Flat Panel Monitor
  Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
      Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
   Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4396 (English)
      DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
 Driver Date/Size: 9/20/2005 11:52:38, 36990 bytes
      WHQL Logo'd: Yes
  WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
              VDD: n/a
         Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 9/20/2005 12:00:54, 1302332 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-66C2-11CF-A062-020AA5C2CB35}
        Vendor ID: 0x8086
        Device ID: 0x2582
        SubSys ID: 0x2A08103C
      Revision ID: 0x0004
      Revision ID: 0x0004
      Video Accel:
 Deinterlace Caps: n/a
         Registry: OK
     DDraw Status: Enabled
       D3D Status: Enabled
       AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
 D3D7 Test Result: Not run
 D3D8 Test Result: Not run
 D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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            Description: Realtek HD Audio rear output
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0880&SUBSYS_08800000&REV_0905
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 100
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
         Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5377 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 3/1/2007 18:27:26, 4484608 bytes
            Other Files:
        Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
         HW Accel Level: Full
              Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
               Registry: OK
       

Please help.

 

Thank You,

 

Angelo Fuentes

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Re: UPGRADE VIDEO CARD AND RAM MEMORY

You can meet all the specs except graphics and your a730n has a pci-express slot for a graphics card upgrade. You need a new graphics card at least an x1300 ATI or an nVidia GeForce 6600. You can get something more than adequate for around $100 or a little less. Post back with some idea where you live and your level of expertise and we can walk you through the upgrade.
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Member Since: ‎03-14-2009
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Re: UPGRADE VIDEO CARD AND RAM MEMORY

Would a x1300 ATI, GeForce 6600 or anymore higher graphics card require at least a 400 to 450 watts power supply to work? or it can work with 300 watt power supply? I have a 300 watt power supply in my system.   I was looking at increasing memory from 512 MB RAM to 4 GB.  Would this help? And I have video Intel 915G chipset in my system.  Are there any drivers for the Intel 915G with shader model 3.0 support?

 

Thank You,

 

Angelo

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Re: UPGRADE VIDEO CARD AND RAM MEMORY

I know you cannot go to 4 gigs...2 is the max I believe. No support for PS 3.0 on the Intel 915 graphics, sorry. You can get a small fan video card up to the power needed for that game and the 300 watt PSU will be more than good enough. I recommend the ATI Radeon HD 4550 here:

 

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10009436&prodlist=froogle

 

This is more than equal to an X1300 or a GeForce 6600. 

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