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Has my vendor cheated me
yashkul Oct-22-01 08:53 AM
I had LX/EX 400 motherboard with 8 MB SiS 6326 AGP card.

Recently, I got my M/B changed to a new one in which there is no separate display card and my vendor tells he has given me the latest M/B wherein the AGP is in-built so no separate display card required. He has kept my AGP card with him. Processor is same Celeron 400. Now I feel that quality of display is not all that good compared to earlier M/B, AGP card. I checked the display adapter - it's intel graphics controller 82810. Help will be highly useful with the following:

-- How do I know which M/B I have got and is it better than previous?

-- How do i know whether AGP capability is in-built in my M/B and what memory?

-- I installed DirectX 8 and ran tests, one of the results was that "your system does not support hardware buffering, only software buffering is possible". Is it serious? Does it mean that no AGP capability is in-built in my M/B?

-- Do i need to install latest display drivers? How to select which ones?

Deep thanks in advance.


1. RE: Has my vendor cheated me
lbyard Oct-23-01 07:12 PM
In response to message 0
Try to identify the motherboard with the info at http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/mb/det.htm. I am suspicious. Larry

2. RE: Has my vendor cheated me
yashkul Oct-24-01 04:07 AM
In response to message 1
Thanx larry i will find more info about my MB.

3. RE: Has my vendor cheated me
yashkul Oct-30-01 01:05 PM
In response to message 1
I identified my MB - it's Mercury 810 KOB DSX with intel 810 chipset. Earlier I had 400LX chipset with 8 MB AGP card. Am I better off now or worse?

Thanx in advance.


4. RE: Has my vendor cheated me
lbyard Oct-30-01 06:03 PM
In response to message 3
http://www.kobian.com/pr_mb.html doesn't show the board. I sure wouldn't sell a board with on board video like those that are shown. Why isnít it shown? Obsolete or old board? Here's some insight, I hope:
http://duxcw.com/digest/guides/buymb/intro.htm
http://duxcw.com/digest/guides/mb_chip/nforce/1.htm (2nd paragraph)
http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intel810/
http://www6.tomshardware.com/mainboard/99q2/990430/
Larry

5. RE: Has my vendor cheated me
yashkul Oct-31-01 06:02 AM
In response to message 4
Thanx Larry for those resources. In fact I already read intel and dux pages. But still i am not clear whether I am better off?

Please advise finally should I go back to my 440LX with 8MB SiS AGP card or keep the existing intel 810 with integrated display having 4 MB SDRAM.

Couldn't ask for more...thanks.


6. RE: Has my vendor cheated me
lbyard Oct-31-01 04:46 PM
In response to message 5
I would ask them to restore the computer back to the way it was and for my money back. Larry

7. RE: Has my vendor cheated me
yashkul Nov-01-01 06:52 AM
In response to message 6
Thanks larry

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