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27/09/2013 20:01:06

degardphoto
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I don't have a graphics card with shader model 3 so I went on line for pricing and all I can find is a free download for it.Is this correct or do I need to buy a new graphics card?Thank you.
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27/09/2013 22:16:07

urbanlamb
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Yes shader model 3 is a hardware specification so if your card does not support it that means you need to install a card with this ability.
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28/09/2013 08:59:38

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Yeah, you need to buy a new card. Search "shader model 3" on amazon or ebay.
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28/09/2013 13:58:35

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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...unless it's a laptop (and it's always a laptop) in which case you need a new computer, or at least a newer one than what you have now
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28/09/2013 14:08:18

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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ziggy72 wrote:
...unless it's a laptop (and it's always a laptop) in which case you need a new computer, or at least a newer one than what you have now

Aren't you able to get usb graphics cards?

Edit: No, it looks like you can't
edited by MrDrWho13 on 28/09/2013
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28/09/2013 15:56:41

degardphoto
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urbanlamb wrote:
Yes shader model 3 is a hardware specification so if your card does not support it that means you need to install a card with this ability.

Thanks for the reply.I called a local computer shop and they will install the proper graphics card.
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28/09/2013 16:00:00

degardphoto
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Thanks to everyone who responded back.Will be buying the new graphics card $100.00 / $200.00 they tell me.
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28/09/2013 16:09:34

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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This is quite a high price for component and installation. You will probably be able to fit it yourself.

Watch this:

You may even be able to find a cheaper graphics card with the same specs.

All I'm saying is that you shouldn't pay for services you may not need.
edited by MrDrWho13 on 28/09/2013
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28/09/2013 19:42:48

urbanlamb
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I would assume that most of that is the cost of the card usually they dont charge much to slap a card into a pc although I would never pay anyone to add an upgrade to my pc cause i am a cheap so and so. Unfortunately i am one of those people who dont think its a good investment to upgrade a pc that is likely out of date to start with. Because businesses take advantage by charging the earth.

If this pc is as old as I think it is it might be cheaper to find a used pc with a functioning card in it and canabilise the pc. If you can find a friend who knows about pc's enough to do this you can probably upgrade your entire pc for like 20 bucks and save the rest of your money to buy something better in a few months
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