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Windows 7: How to increase RAM for ATI Radeon HD 4200?

14 Jun 2010   #11
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
However you need to know if you need PCIE or AGP??? One can't fit in the other so...??? This is where system specs helps....mainly motherboard.

Thanks
He did give his specs ...

Foxconn A85GM

But I agree the cards you have recommended will help the OP considerably ... but the 300W PSU is a bit of a concern


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14 Jun 2010   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Gata unfortunately HP in their infinite wisdom (or stupidity depending on how you want to look at it) and how they like to lock down bioses and block features regardless of how useful they may be, have blocked out that particular setting. Straight from the page for the motherboard in your computer,

Motherboard Specifications, H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) HP Pavilion p6230f Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
Up to 256MB dedicated memory
If it wasn't blocked away it depending on which bios was used on the board, (AMI, Phoenix, etc) the options would look something like this,

How to increase RAM for ATI Radeon HD 4200?-3200memory.jpg

That is from the manual for my 780G board, but with the same features as what should be on yours. Not only did they block off any options for increasing the memory, I would bet they also blocked off the Surround View option (when used with an ATI card, you can use up to 4 monitors).

Been quite a few good recommendations for a low power card that should be OK with that 300 W PSU, and here is another one,

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100294L Radeon HD 5550 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

edit: Just went here,

eXtreme Outer Vision - eXtreme tools for computer enthusiasts

and using the specs for his computer it should be OK upt to the 5670 (ther calculator recommends minimum of 224W).

PooMan, the board may have been made by Foxconn, but half the options available on the real Foxconn board are locked or blocked away by HP.


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14 Jun 2010   #13
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I would bet they also blocked off the Surround View option (when used with an ATI card, you can use up to 4 monitors).
Surround view is hybrid crossfire. Its controlled in the ATI control panel, not the bios.

Up until the 5000 series cards, the max you could support from one card was 2 monitors, so you would have two running from the onboard graphics and two on the add-in card.
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14 Jun 2010   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I would bet they also blocked off the Surround View option (when used with an ATI card, you can use up to 4 monitors).
Surround view is hybrid crossfire. Its controlled in the ATI control panel, not the bios.

Up until the 5000 series cards, the max you could support from one card was 2 monitors, so you would have two running from the onboard graphics and two on the add-in card.
You're confusing Surround View with Eyefinity which is HD 5xxx series only. Surround View is available on any just about any board, with as far as I know at least the HD 3200 onboard video and when paired with an ATI card you can run up to 4 monitors with 2 connected to the card and 2 to the onboard (and yes I have used it on mine). The setting is also in the bios, not CCC.
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14 Jun 2010   #15
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I would bet they also blocked off the Surround View option (when used with an ATI card, you can use up to 4 monitors).
Surround view is hybrid crossfire. Its controlled in the ATI control panel, not the bios.

Up until the 5000 series cards, the max you could support from one card was 2 monitors, so you would have two running from the onboard graphics and two on the add-in card.
You're confusing Surround View with Eyefinity which is HD 5xxx series only. Surround View is available on any just about any board, with as far as I know at least the HD 3200 onboard video and when paired with an ATI card you can run up to 4 monitors with 2 connected to the card and 2 to the onboard (and yes I have used it on mine). The setting is also in the bios, not CCC.
I am not confusing them. I was explaining how surround view worked compared to eyefinity. Notice how my post matches yours.
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14 Jun 2010   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Uhhh.. to get back on point...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
However you need to know if you need PCIE or AGP??? One can't fit in the other so...??? This is where system specs helps....mainly motherboard.

Thanks
He did give his specs ...

Foxconn A85GM

But I agree the cards you have recommended will help the OP considerably ... but the 300W PSU is a bit of a concern
OK....So is it AGP or PCI??? I'm not familiar with the board or Foxconn. Sorry.
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14 Jun 2010   #17
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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14 Jun 2010   #18
ccatlett1984

 

Yes a 5550 or the 5670 that I linked to will work. Sorry for getting off-topic.
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14 Jun 2010   #19
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Yes a 5550 or the 5670 that I linked to will work. Sorry for getting off-topic.
Or anyone of these depending on budget

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14 Jun 2010   #20
ccatlett1984

 

I'll say again. STICK TO ATI!!!!

If you ever want to use both the onboard and the add-in card, they will both have to be ATI. Running hydbrid crossfire will net improvements in render speed, even greater than just the add-in card.
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