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by: Terry Browne November 29, 2010 10:38 PM PST

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by Terry Browne - 11/29/10 10:38 PM

My computer freezes pretty often. That means twice a day or more.It seems to be a heat issue. My GPU is extremely hot most of the time. So I want to buy a new one without spending a lot of money.

I use my computer to surf and watch occasional clips and sometimes real life sports. I never play games. I have this Mobo and I am not sure what kind of card I should get. I know it has to be an AGP, but not sure if there are different connectors for different AGP card. Can someone please give me an advise?

This is what I have:

Computer
Model : MICRO-STAR INC. MS-6728
Workgroup : WORKGROUP
Host Name : XXXXXX-XXXXdb89
User : XXXXX

Processor
Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz
Speed : 2.6GHz
Cores per Processor : 1 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)
Integrated Data Cache : 2x 8kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 4-way, 64 byte line size, 2 lines per sector
L2 On-board Cache : 2x 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 lines per sector

Computer
Mainboard : MICRO-STAR INC. MS-6728
BIOS : AMI V2.5 09/29/2004
Bus(es) : ISA X-Bus AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 3GB DIMM DDR

Chipset
Model : MSI 82865G/PE/P, 82848P DRAM Controller / Host-Hub Interface
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz)
Total Memory : 3GB DIMM DDR
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 167MHz (334MHz)

Video System
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (Microsoft Corporation) (AGP 2.00)

Storage Devices
Maxtor 6Y120P0 (123GB, ATA133, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache) : 114GB (J:)
Seagate ST3320620AS (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", NCQ, 16MB Cache) : 298GB (C:) (D:) (E:) (F:) (G:) (H:)

Logical Storage Devices
Max (J:) : 114GB (NTFS) @ Maxtor 6Y120P0 (123GB, ATA133, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache)
Hard Disk (C:) : 86GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3320620AS (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", NCQ, 16MB Cache)
Hard Disk (D:) : 28GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3320620AS (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", NCQ, 16MB Cache)
Hard Disk (E:) : 38GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3320620AS (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", NCQ, 16MB Cache)
Hard Disk (F:) : 48GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3320620AS (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", NCQ, 16MB Cache)
Hard Disk (G:) : 60GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3320620AS (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", NCQ, 16MB Cache)
Hard Disk (H:) : 38GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3320620AS (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", NCQ, 16MB Cache)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : Winbond W83627HF/F/HG/G
Audio Device : MSI 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728)
Audio Codec : 19785 0061h
Serial Port(s) : 2
Parallel Port(s) : 1
Disk Controller : MSI 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728)
USB Controller 1 : MSI 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728)
USB Controller 2 : MSI 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728)
USB Controller 3 : MSI 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728)
USB Controller 4 : MSI 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728)
USB Controller 5 : MSI 865PE Neo2 (MS-6728)
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Send To Microsoft OneNote Driver (300x300, Colour)
Printer : EPSON Stylus Photo RX680 Series (360x360, USB, Colour)
Printer : Brother PT-1950/1960 (180x180, USB)

Network Services
Network Adapter : Linksys NC100 Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport (Ethernet, 100Mbps)

Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 3, v.5657)
Platform Compliance : x86

Performance Tips
Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.

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