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Question: Upgrade my video card

My present video card is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 260. I really want to go up on my card, sticking with Nvidia chipset. My mother board is a Asus P5E3 Deluxe. Not sure how high I can go. The 260 wont accept Direct X11. Which rules out " Alien Isolation" and " Witcher The Wild Hunt ". Any help would be great.

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Forgot to note, board has an Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3 GHz 8192 RAM

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My 9 year old has a dell optiplex 755 SFF, he is asking me to upgrade his video card so he can play games like minecraft and some games on steam.
We are on a budget and found this Sapphire radeon 6450 on newegg for $39.99
Will this work in his computer and allow him to play minecraft? steam?
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx;cm_re=6450-_-14-102-933-_-Product&RandomID=1698470702508220150427173530

Thanks in advance

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Hello,

Good Day everyone. I just need to know if i can upgrade the video card of my satM70 laptop?
i have upgraded the hard disk to 320GB, the memory to 2GB, the bios and operating system
to Windows Vista. everything is working except the DVD maker and other software regarding
DVD authoring tools. the reason is that my video card is not capable of running the software.

So please can anybody help me. Can i Upgrade my video card?

Edwin...

Answer:Satellite M70 - Video Card (Intel Video Card) upgrade

Unfortunately, laptop video cards don't use a standard design due to the complexity, so you cannot upgrade it.

More info:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ7A01ZW0007R01.htm

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recently I have wanted to get into video editing and I decided to try out a few different video editing software tools. I tried windows movie maker 2.6 first and it kept skipping when I would preview clips and freezing. The same thing is happening with the trial version of adobe's premiere elements 9 trial version. For adobe, it told me to download the latest video driver that was compatible so i did and it allowed me to see my videos and use it a little bit but it would not be able to keep up and would freeze occasionally. Does this have to do with my graphics card? This is what I could find of my computers information (i typed dxdiag in run):

System:


Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System model: Satellite A505
BIOS: InsydeH20 Version 1.20
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX11

And I guess this is my graphics card:

Name: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Chip Type: Geforce 310M
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Approx. Total Memory: 2256 MB
Current Display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

P.s. I'm not very computer savvy so keep that in mind :-/
 

Answer:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

yes the graphics card seems to be the weak link in your setup, you could try searching for msi afterburner to try to overclock your graphics card but failing that i would upgrade your graphics card
 

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I upgraded the stock Radeon video card on my Thinkcentre M92p SFF and noticed that I am no longer able to see the boot up process (i.e. everything before the Windows 8 login). It's as if video is disconnected until Windows fully boots. Everything works fine after that. Originally, I thought the issue was that I was connected on HDMI video, so I hooked up a regular monitor to the DVI port, but surprisingly it was the exact same problem. Replacing the video card with the original card fixed the problem, but this is not a long-term solution. I upgraded to a Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 if that makes any difference. Thanks.

Answer:No video during boot after video card upgrade

Very surprising.  You would think the boot process (prior to ANY version of Windows and related drivers coming into play) would run in standard VGA mode, and that ALL video cards would behave identically through any connector, as ALL video cards are required to perform identically in standard VGA mode as part of their design. There's certainly nothing unusual about the low-profile Sapphire HD7750 (100357LP) which I assume is the version of the card that you're using in your SFF case, other than the use of a microHDMI->HDMI cable and miniDP->DP cable.  But DVI is standard, so DVI->DVI shouldn't introduce any odd behavior at all. You say restoring the original video card eliminates the boot-time VGA mode anomaly, with all BIOS output fully visible on the monitor.  What was the original video card??

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I need a blind walk-thru to disable onboard video. The onboard VGA port is physically broken off. I purchased a NVIDA GeForce GT 610 PCI-e x16 and installed. When pc is turned on, I can hear pc normal boot up sounds and hard drive activity. But no picture thru new video. Hooking to onboard video is not an option. Please help!

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So i have pretty much figured out that it has onboard video right it is a new pavilion the 1ghz one, so I also noticed there is no AGP slot, so what now, he will have to run a PCI based card right would this be worth it??
 

Answer:buddy has HP wants to upgrade to better video card..well theres no card there anyway

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Hello Everybody! I'm thinking seriously on upgrading my system because i want games to run better, but system it's not too old, what do you suggest, I have a P4 HT 3.4ghz it's a 478 socket and heard 775 it's better so wish to get Dual core or maybe I should go with AMD but not quite familiar of which ones are the best AMD's right now, maybe I should stay with my MOBO and P4, MOBO is a ASUS P4P800 E Deluxe or should I just upgrade my video card I have an ATI AIW 9600XT people say the AIW are not very good cards for gaming, and I really want to improve gaming performance, the problem is I don't have PCI-Express I have the AGP 8x, I think there are still a few good gaming cards for AGP right? what do you suggest? upgrade my video card only or MOBO and Processor also, I would keep everything else, memory, hard drives and PSU will work, suggestions are welcome, I definitely don't have a big budget but better buy something is worth it, for video card i guess something around $200 if i had to buy new MOBO and Processor I'll have to wait a couple of weeks but i really want to boost the quality of my games, so better wait and get somereally good, right now I can't max out the settings of some games and I have some frame skipping and lagging and want to get rid of that, thank you!!!!
 

Answer:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

Your cpu is fine, a p4 3.4ghz is good enough for today's games but can you tell us what games you're trying to play?
For a quick upgrade that'll last you ok for a while and give you much better playablity in today's games, I'd just go for a graphics card upgrade, but, if you want the system to last you a while and you can wait a bit then I'd suggest waiting a few months. If you want a future proof games machine (meaning you'll get a year or two of gaming out of it) intel are bringing out a new series of processors, and the next generation of graphics cards are just around the corner too, directx10 cards.
If you're only a casual gamer you could still save some money if you wait, but then again the technology moves so fast you might as well get something that'll be considered decent for a while. I'm actually leaning towards you just getting a new agp graphics card, maybe like thisradeon x850pro. That'd make games look a lot prettier.

Edit: Hang on, forgot all the important stuff :blush: Can you tell us your full system specs, e.g. how much RAM, your mobo, your psu wattage etc.?
 

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Hi there, I have a XPS 720 tower since 2008 and I would like to replace my NVIDIA GTX 8800 video card. I'm running Windows 10 and that's the only change I have done since I bought it. Would you recommend a good video card to replace the old one without creating any comflit within the unit. Would you also have any advice on anything I should be aware of before I go ahead and change it. Thank you in advance.

Answer:XPS 720 video-card upgrade.

MSI GeForce GTX 950 DirectX 12 GTX 950 2GD5  2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127935
 
 
 

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I'm currently running a Compaq Presario Model 7462 (AMD-K6-II, 500Mhz, 256Meg, and a VIA/Trident MVP4 Video card) with Windows XP Pro. So far all is running smoothly.

I have been told my video card could be better and Windows "XP Plus!" tells me that my current card will not support most of the features. I wouldn't mind spending a few bucks to upgrade my video card, but what ard would you suggest?

I don't know what the important specs are on a video card, but here is a web page that specs my current card:

http://www.via.com.tw/jsp/en/apollo/MVP4.jsp

Any input on a good card to upgrade to would be appreciated.
 

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Hi, I have an Inspiron 620 currently fitted with AMD Radeon HD6450 video card with 1024mb memory and PSU L300-00 rated as 300W max.
I wish to upgrade the video card to something with more memory as it struggles when editing my videos.
Can you please advise on what can be acheived with my machine.
Regards, Terry

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hi im planning on uprading my videocard from my current radeon x300/x550
to something alot better i have a gateway 700gr computer with 1 gig ram and pci express.

i really want to get this card
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=321103&prodlist=pricegrabber
but there are too many things i dont know about PCs to know if it will work with my machine. if it will fit in my machine, and if my machine has enough power to run it. any help would be appreciated thanks
 

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Question: Video card upgrade

Like to upgrade the card I have now is a nvidia geforce2mx only analog out want something with digital and not a ton of money looking for ideas Thanks
 

Answer:Video card upgrade

how much are you willing to spend?
 

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I want to upgrade my video card but I'm not sure what to search for. I have an HP m370n Media Center Edition which currently has an ATi 9200 with 128MB AGP video card and it lags on some games I play. I'm restricted to 200 watts of power, AGP bus, and a 100 dollar budget. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
 

Answer:Video Card upgrade

The 200 watt max on the specs is the maximum power output
of that power supply.
You can upgrade it and will probably need to for a better card.
Maybe something like this.....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016
and this.........
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129096
Should give a decent boost.
Not top of the line of course.
 

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I Have the sims 2 and four expansions including the latest Free time

Now the the game requires these video cards

Supported video cards:

* ATI Radeon(TM) series 8500 or better (9600 or greater required for
Vista)
* 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
* 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
* X300, X600, x700, X800, x850
* X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950

NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) series
Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

NVIDIA GeForce series GeForce2 GTS and better (GeForce 6200 or greater
required for Vista)
# GeForce 2, 2 GTS
# GeForce 3, 3 Ti
# GeForce 4, 4 Ti, 4200, 4600, 4800, MX 420, 440, 460
# GeForce FX 5200, 5500, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
# GeForce PCX 5300, 5900
# GeForce 6200, 6600, 6800
# GeForce 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
# S3 GammaChrome
# S18 Pro
# S18 Ultra Intel(R) Extreme Graphics (see note below)
82865, 82915 and above

My Comp Specs are:

Dell
AMD Athlon(tm)64X2 Dual Processor 4000+ 2.10 GHz
958 RAM
32-bit Operating system

Video Card: NVDIA GeForce 6100 nforce 430 - Video Memoy 64mb

It has been recommended that I upgrade to:

NVIDIA GeFoce 6200 2048x1536 85 HZ 256 MB

Now I'm asking whether this is the right suggestion for my computer and if there are any other video cards i can upgrade too...or am i stucck with the GeForce 6 series

also what is the difference between EVGA NVIDIA Geforce 6200 and EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE and which is a better choice for my situation
 

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Thanks for the comparison.....Geforce 6200 looks way better

I think the interface is PCI

But how do I find out the interface just to make sure
 

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I own a Compaq Presario SK1303WM with motherboard type...

Manufacturer : MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Model : Gamila/Giovani/Neon series Rev. 030
CPU Slot/Socket Type : mPGA-478
Chipset Vendor : Intel i845G Rev. B1
Bios Manufacturer : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Bios Version : 3.25

I am wanting to upgrade video card...but do not know what type to get...I do know that this motherboard has a built in card...but that is about it. I am getting conflicting information from Compaq about the motherboard type...when I run Everest I get info listed above...they are saying that I have a:

Mb manufacturer name: ASUS A7V8X-LA

HP/Compaq name: Kelut-GL6E. (sorry if these are the same...not too computer savvy)

I just want a new memory card...Please help

Thanks!
 

Answer:Video Card upgrade??? Help!!!

How much money are you wanting to spend? What are you going to use it for?
 

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Question: Video Card Upgrade

I would like to get some opinions on upgrading my current 8mb vanta video card (mother board supports 4X AGP 2.0). I am not a gamer. I do alot of video conversion(dvd, mpeg 1 & 2, vcd, avi) and record from TV. I don't won't to spend more than about $100-$120. I mostly use Win XP and use 1024x768 @32bit on a 19" crt monitor. I am also planning to upgrade my CPU to an Athlon XP 1800 or faster.
 

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Question: VIDEO CARD UPGRADE

Trying to use a new flight simulator, I get a msg that my card can't show shades, all I have is the video system that came with my computer. I'm running win xp with service pk 3, pen 4, 2.0 MHz, with 512 ram,1 agp slot,and 3 expansion slots. I have an IBM netvista m21 8303 desktop model, so any cards that I add must be low profile. I read some where that you can't upgrade a video card in an expansion slot if you have an AGP slot  that can be used for a video upgrade?, I really don't know much about this stuff so if you could help me out, that would be gr8. thank you

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What's your budget for an upgrade?Also, welcome to the forums.

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Can anyone please help me? I am trying to replace my old video card to set up a home media center. Looking through the manual, it said that it has a AGP interface. What other video card specifications should I look for to make sure the card will not overheat my pc and is compatible with the pc to utilize all of its capbilities, etc.The computer I am trying to fix in intel celeron, hp compaq d220mt. I recently upgraded it to 160 gb hard drive, 1 gb ram, and installed home vista premium.

Answer:HELP: video card upgrade

With Vista the minimum recommend memory is 2GBTake a look at the following AGP cardsZotac 6200A 256Mb AGP graphics cardclick hereSapphire Radeon HD3650 512Mb AGP Graphics Cardclick hereSapphire DVI - VGA Converterclick hereYou also need to check what type of connecting socket does the monitor use VGA or DVI The Zotac card carries both so you should have any problem connecting the monitor The Sapphire card only carries DVI sockets so to connect to a VGA type monitor socket you will need to use a DVI to VGA adapter

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Question: Video Card upgrade

What card out of the following will give me the greatest performance upgrade from my GeForce2 Pro 64mb card.. Geforce 2 TI 200, 500, Geforce4 MX 440, 460...
thanks

Its an athlon 1200Mhz system w/ 256 MB ram..

Planning on upgrading mobo+cpu at the end of the year... either to fastest XP avalible or new Therobread processor....
I'm actually thinking about the TI 4200, but i didn't include that in with the others becasue it obviously blows them away...
 

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I wish to upgrade my video card.My mobo is an Asrock K7S8X and it will support AGP 1.5v,8x/4x. CPU is AMD Athlon 1.3.and XP/OS.My current card is an Nvidia MX4000, what DVI capable card compatible with my system would show an improvement.I've checked the helproom archive but no relevant solutions.

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click herethe 7600 would make a cast difference, but you need to check the wattage of your power supply unit, you need at least 400watt to be on the safe sideadam

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Question: video card upgrade

i currently have an onboard geforce 6150 le 512mb. im looking at a radeon hd 4650 and a hd 4350. i am $1.24 short of the 4650. the 4650 has 310 stream processors where as the 4350 has 80. how much of a difference will that make? what other variables will make a big impact on the card? my mobo is pci 16x 1.0
 

Answer:video card upgrade

Well I think you need to consider also:

Memory Interface (MI) (the higher the more data it can process in one cycle)
GPU Clock (MHz)
Memory Clock (MHz)
RAM

These are the points I would consider and in that order. The MI will dictate who much DATA the card can handle per cycle, the Mem/GPU clocks will dictate who quickly this data can be processed. It is pointless having tons of RAM if you have a small MI and same with GPU and Mem clocks imho.
 

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How can this be done?

Answer:How to upgrade video card on T42?

you can't, the GPU is physically soldered to the motherboard. 

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my present setup consists ofAMD Athlon-XP barton 2600 + 333MHz FSB processorJetwayV400DA Mainboard Socket A512MB Major 2700 PC333b DDR memorySeagate Barracuda ATA IV 40Gb 7200rpm driveGEForce2 32Mb Video cardI am about to select new Video cardeither ATI Radeon 3D Connect Rad 9600 128Mbor the same but 256Mb for £10 extra.My main programme I am running will be TrainzRailway Simulator 2004, will the extra 128Mb really improve the performance enough to justify another £10?

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For a tenner - why not? It future proof the card that bit more!If it was £100 you were quibbling over i would understand but a tenner??

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We just purchased a new game Sid Meyer's Pirates. Once installed it won't run without Direct9x, and direct 9x won't run on our computer. So I purchased a new video card, a Diamond Shealth ATI Radion 9200 SE 128 MB DDR PCI Version.

I put the card in but before I can even install it the monitor freezes. If I put the monitor connection in the card it states "no signal" not connected and shuts off.

We have a Compaq Presario 6300US, Intel Celeron 1.4GHZ, 192SDRAM (I have 256MB installed but the old video card take 64MB). Intergrated Intel Direct AGP 3D graphci with 11MB . Windows XP operating system. There are two empty expansion slots.

Currently in the Setup (BIOS) my default Primary video adapter is a PCI.

Should I have bought a AGP card or PCI. Any suggestions would be appreciated. How should this card be installed. Thanks
 

Answer:Video card upgrade

is the mother compatiable with the video card?
 

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does anyone know how i can find a better video card that will work with my system. i'm trying to upgrade this older pc so my kids can play some of their games. i have two pcs and their always fighting over the newer one. i've already put in the maximum ram which is 512mb. will a better video card help much? 32 MB TNT-2 R3 Video Card [Part #6001579]
intel fedora motherboard pentium111 733mhz.
 

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Question: Upgrade Video Card

Here is my current build.

P5WD2 Premium
Pentium D830
Dark Knitght CPU Cooler
Powercolor Radeon X800GT
4 gigs of Patriot PVS24G6400LLK Ram
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6V300F0 300GB Serial ATA (3.0Gb/s) 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16M
Seagate 1.5T Hard Drive for media storage
BenQ DVD+RW
Asus CDRW-DVD
Lian-Li PC6070 Plus Case-Stock fans
Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX
Samsung 215tw 21" widescreen monitor, Win-TV PVR500


I just picked up the Logitech Orbit AF webcam and was wondering if it makes sense to upgrade my video card? Any sugggestions? Would there be any benefit to upgrading card? ANy recommedations? I would not want to spend more than about $75.
 

Answer:Upgrade Video Card

Well, if you're worried that your webcam will impact your video card performance, then I really doubt it. You could get a 4670 for the price range you specified but do you really need it? What extra do you want your video card to do? Anyways, at least you have an excellent power supply that can handle the extra load.

I'm not into gaming though I do know your decent machine won't handle many of the newer ones. Geez that box is stuffed real full, build it yourself?
 

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My video card appears to be bad - no image can be viewed on my screen. My present card is an ATI Rage llC AGP 8mb - What could i poss upgrade this card to?

I know this is an old card - kids use this comp for school work and game play.

Thx,
Rhapsody
 

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Question: upgrade video card

have gateway dx4860-ub20p, windows 7, i3 processor, hd graphics, hard drive 1tb, 6gb memory, dvd, super multidrive, multi-in-1 media card reader. 64 bit. intel (r) graphics.
novice home user, considering upgrading video card, cause some sites will not play video, period.
is this a good ideal?, if so, please provide a step by step procedure that I can follow, including recommendation for upgrade video card, model, etc.
I keep all drivers updated, but video problems remain. or maybe there's some other solution available that i'm not aware of.
any comments would be most appreciated.
thank-you and have a wonderful day,
john

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If some websites won't play video, then I kind of doubt that getting a video card will help because it will probably have roughly the same 2D processing power that your onboard video has. The main thing that getting a video card will help with is 3D performance (like video games).

This could be an issue with Flash or Silverlight, or whatever the sites are using for the videos. What browser are you using? Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc?

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1220nx and am wanting to upgrade the video card. It currently uses onboard video. I do not want to spend alot of money, (<$100) and was hoping to get some recommendations of what card would work with this system

Thanks
 

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I wish to upgrade my video card for my 7-year-old Desktop PC.
The current one is NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600.
The operating system is Windows 7 Service Pack 1.
The Mainboard is ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 'P4SD-LA' with 2GB memory.
Can anyone recommend a suitable card considering the age of the PC. I play some games but I mainly use Photoshop CS3 for correcting/changing pictures.
Many Thanks.

Answer:Upgrade Video Card

A good thread to read about the same motherboard. Link
Some AGP cards on Amazon
Check your PSU.

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Hi, I am new here. I am trying to get some help on upgrading my video card. I want something that will be good for games. I don't need something overly extravagent, just something that works.
I have a Compaq Presario SR1303WM. According to the specs page http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=447312&dlc=en&docname=c00280659 there are 3 PCI slots available and 1 AGP slot available. Does it matter which one I use?
Does it matter what brand? Does it matter how many MB? There are so many out there, I dont know if only certain ones work for certain computers. Any help/advice would be wonderful.
Thanks in advance!!!
 

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My computer is a Lenovo K200 series Ideacentre and the video card is an ATI RADEON HD2400 PRO  WITH 128 mb.I want to up grade to a 256 mb card that is compatible wth my computer.Does any one know of the make and model etc. that is suitable or does Lenovo recommend one.Thankyou for any assistance  Bazza  Annan beautiful sunny Anna Bay Australia

Answer:Video card upgrade

If that VGA card is PCI Express, so you can use any PCI Express card. But, first, you need to know if your PSU will have enough power to supply.





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HI,I RECEIVED THE PC GAME LORD OF THE RINGS FOR XMAS.WHEN I CAME TO PLAY IT AFTER LOADING I WAS INFORMED THAT MY VIDEO & SOUND DRIVERS NEED TO BE UPGRADED. MY PC IS COMPAQ 5000.ANY IDEAS OF WHAT I SHOULD DO!!THANKS

Answer:VIDEO CARD UPGRADE!

what is your graphics card at present?

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i only have around $30 for a video card, i might even get 15 more to make it $45 if im lucky. i have an old FX5200 running on my new 20" acer monitor and gaming on it is ok but a litlle slow when i go to 1680X1050, soo i need a upgrade soon
 

Answer:I need a video card upgrade BAD

What game do you play usually? IMO, this would be a good upgrade from your current card for games like WoW and Counter Strike etc. For heavier games like Prey etc, you'd need a better card.
 

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Thinking of replacing my nvidia 9600gt with a radeon HD 4870 1g. Just lookning for opinions to see if its worth it...


Thanks....
 

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If your power supply can handle it I think it would be worth it.
 

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so i have the HP Slimline 400-220D and i want to change the graphic card and i've been wanting to change my gpu to RX 460 (sapphire one to be exact). So my question is can i change the gpu without bumping into problem?

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I currently got a ATi RAdeon 9800 pro 128 mb and I want to upgrade to a better video card. Can anyone recommend any from newegg.com?

Also, the video card has to be AGP. And my buget is 300 $.

Also, i dont care if is a nvidia or ati.
 

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I just installed a Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS card to my system (IdeaCentre K210). I also upgraded my power supply to 600 watts to handle the new video card. The video card for the K210 is integrated using shared RAM is the something I need to do to disable the integrated video and recover the shared RAM. ThanxMessage Edited by lcarscmd on 10-14-2008 10:13 PM

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hi just go to the bios select the agp option and disable the on board video that should help 

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Hello,i recently bought The elder scrolls Skyrim Video game and my video card isnt cutting it. when i auto detect settings it sets to Medium quality. so i start playing and randomly the game crashes to the desktop.I downloaded Evga precision tool to watch what my GPU is doing and when it crashed it is showing that the GPU usage is 99%. ive tried over clocking and all that does is make the game look glitchy.So i am looking for a new GPU that will play Skyrim at the high setting. any advice on new GPU's or tips for over clocking or anything really would be appreciated.My PC specs are as follows...motherboard - intel dp55wbProcessor      - i5 2.67 Ghz cpu 750HDD               - 1TB western digital 7200 RPMPSU               -  700W fatalityRam               -  6 Gb DDR3 1333 Mhz (3x @ GB sticks)Video card     - 250 GTS 1BG OS                 - Windows 7 prof 64 bitlet me know if i missed something please thanks.

Answer:Looking to upgrade my video card..

i would recommend something hardcore like thishttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-GeForce-560TI-DirectCUII-Graphics/dp/B004K8R8DA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3RDD8HJWAAYWG&colid=2XQ78PNKD36MEits pretty good and comes highly recommended from top gamers. if your psu and mb can handle it and, of course, you're willing to fork out the money, then this is a winner

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Hello, I would like to upgrade the video card of my laptop, but I am not familiar with laptops. How do I find out what video cards are compatible with my motherboard? Is it worth it making the upgrade or it is risky? Currently I have a AMD R5 video card. What other advices do you have for me? Thank you in advance.











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Answer:Video card upgrade

This is a very frequent question and one that does not earn a lot of goodwill, but the truth is there is no way to upgrade your video. Laptops have custom designed motherboards and a lot of the cards that you can insert into a desktop are installed in a laptop by having chips soldered flat onto the motherboard. I mean have you ever seen a desktop video card? How could you possibly put such a thing in a laptop? Some very, very special made gaming and engineering laptops have a slot to put a blg flat video card into but no HP consumer laptop has such a slot. Laptops that have that capability are over $2000 and even then the cards are not freely interchangeable like a desktop. So, the simple answer to your question is that you can't do it. Sorry. 

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Hello all,
I am looking to upgrade the video card on my computer.
It's an Acer X3910. It's a small form factor case and the
video is on is on the motherbord. I'm trying to play some
games on my computer but my system is lacking on good
Video card. I have attached information aout my computer.
Any help will be appreciated.

RalpG.
Could not upload service manual but here is the URL:
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/Ma...X3910_BOOK.pdf
(Note; in the attached service manual they mention
some cards, but None of these are available on the
internet)

Answer:Video Card Upgrade Help

The nVidia cards listed are ones that aren't available at retail. I'm not sure what the retail equivalents are, but they may be equivalent to Geforce 210 and 220 cards.

Versions of the Radeon 4350 listed are readily available.

They are all low-profile low power cards.

As the X3910 has a 220W power supply, you don't want to ask much of it. You may not have an easy option to upgrade that power supply, as small form factor machines like this one don't use indsutry standard ATX style PSUs.

Making the X3910 into a tolerable gaming machine may be difficult. It wasn't built for that purpose.

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I'm trying to help my sister upgrade her computer right now and I had a few questions concerning compatibility. She has a Dell Dimension E310 with Intel Pentium 4 Processor 521 (2.80GHz), 512MB DDR2 SDRAM with built in Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900. I was wondering if these two upgrades would be compatible for her system:

Video Card
ATON VIDEO-498PCI-DLP GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card

RAM
CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

I currently cannot post links since I am a new member but I found those one Newegg.com. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Video Card upgrade help

Should be ok. You can get slower DDR2 400MHz (PC2 3200) RAM as well, since that is the one that comes with the PC by default, and you may save some money in the process.

The video card is fine though.
 

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Hi srry to ask , But i have a Nvidia 8500 GT should i go up to a 9600 GT?
would i benafit from the upgrade ?
or should i go with a 8600GT?
i am currently useing my19 inch HDTV as a monitor 1080P is nice.
i plan to use my 60GB PS3 on my HDTV.
my 22inch monitor had a fault so i sent it in for repairs.
also what are the specs on the 9600 GT.
thanks for your help.
 

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Question: upgrade video card

Hello
i have a sony vaio desktop (pcv-rx860) and i'm trying to upgrade my SiS 650_651_740 video card to be able to play more games. i have 0ne agp and 3 pci slots.i already bought one of each and i had to return them cause they wouldn't fit!
any suggestion would be GREATLY appreciated
thank you in advance
nizar
 

Answer:upgrade video card

Which ones did you buy? Could you have tried to install them wrong side up? When installed in an ATX form factor case and motherboard, the cards hang upside down. If that wasn't it, in what way did it not fit?
 

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Question: upgrade video card

I would like to add an nvidia quadro card to the system, but there are no available power plug-ins available from the power supply.  What are my options?

Answer:upgrade video card

rickthecurler Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! The answer depends entirely on what kind of power connector the video card requires -- and what kind of connectors your power supply has. The older cards often used a 4-pin connector known as a Molex and the solution there would have been to get power Y-cable that splits the 4-wire power lead into two, so you can have a second power connector. But the newer cards tend to use 6-pin, or even 8-pin, connectors and if your power supply does not have a lead with that connector, you are out of luck.

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I recently bought a HP (Hewlett-Packard) Pavilion Media Center TV M8200n Desktop(3GHz Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 3GB DDR2, 500GB, DVD±RW DL, Windows Vista Home Premium - MPN: GN551AA)It comes with an integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE. I want to change this to a new dedicated video card. There is a PCI-Express x16 Expansion slot, so my question is this. Is it as simple as uninstalling the integrated GPU's drivers, then installing a new video card like normal, including a new power supply if needed (most likely) or, because it has an integrated card in it, will it be more complicated? Is there something I should know?This computer is for my wife, who loves gaming so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Upgrade video card

Yep that's all it would require.On first boot Windows will use generic drivers until you install the new ones.Travel Here to calculate what's needed in the power department.Do her and yourself a favor...don't buy a 20 dollar cheapo.Have Fun.

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Currently, I have a EVGA GTX460 2gig card. I've just started getting back into gaming a bit, and have been playing Crysis (great game BTW). However, my 460 has troubles sticking at full-screen.. and my FPS is averaging between 12 and 25 for the most part. Gaming as it is, I know a video card upgrade is on the horizon soon, so my question is which way to go. With money being the 1st thought ($250-300 range), I figure I have a few options:
1. Buy a 2nd GTX460 card (which would also require a new motherboard [dual SLI], and most likely, another power supply).
2. Overclock my CPU/GPU and hope for the best (I have never OC'd anything in my history).
3. Buy a newer model video card, and keep the MB and PS. I have not had anything other than Nvidia cards for the last 10 years.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
AMD Phenom II X6 1055
Asus M4A785TD-M-Evo
16GB Dual-Channel DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2gig
Dual Viewsonic 24in monitors
650W Ultra PS
 

Answer:Video card upgrade: What would YOU do?

You still have a decent system. Go for upgrading your GPU. Overclocking will not give you any difference that you will be able to see.
 

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I want to upgrade my video card to the Chaintech SA6600 GeForce 6600 AGP 8X 256MB DDR Video Card w/TV-Out & DVI card tomorrow, Will I have to reinstall my O/S or is there a trick too it?

ABS Awesome 3300
--XP Home sp-1 & sp-2
--Aspire Full Tower Case w/ Side Panel Window and 420W PS (Blue)
--AMD Athlon XP 2600+/333 FSB 512K Barton
--Koolance EXOS-AL Liquid Cooling System
--Koolance CPU-300-H06 CPU Cooler
--Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2 Ultra400 Dual Channel DDR (Motherboard)
--Albatron GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR DVI/TV-out (Video Card)
 

Answer:Upgrade Video Card

It should go without saying that you should back up anything critical anyway, but you shouldn't have to reinstall the OS when switching from one nVidia to another. Personally I would uninstall the drivers then switch cards and install newer drivers. Do yourself a favor though and download the latest drivers from nVidia (Chaintech doesn't always send the most current versions with their cards). If you have problems there is a program (can't think of the name right now) that will completely get rid of all of your old drivers so that you can have a fresh install.

Since you say tomorrow I'm assuming it's too late to try and talk you into a 6600GT.
 

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My son would like to upgrade his video card to a RX480, after upgrading the power supply will it fit and work?if not what size limitations does it have to meet?Thank you in advance

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Hi everyone...

I want to upgrade my video card for a friend for Christmas and I have no idea where to start as my knowledge is pretty slim in this area. He is a very heavy gamer. I would ask him but it's for Christmas!

The computer is a Gateway DX300 and the card I want to replace is a NVIDIA GeFORCE 6600

Thanks for any advice!!
 

Answer:Help! I want to upgrade a video card!

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I would like to get a new video card. Can anyone suggest one from looking at the information below?

Name RADEON 7500 SERIES
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5157&SUBSYS_013A1002&REV_00\4&36560896&0&0008
Adapter Type RADEON 7500 Series AGP (0x5157), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
Adapter Description RADEON 7500 SERIES
Adapter RAM 64.00 MB (67,108,864 bytes)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version 6.14.10.6517
INF File oem8.inf (ati2mtag_RV200 section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1152 x 864 x 75 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xE8000000-0xEFFFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000C800-0x0000C8FF
Memory Address 0xFF8F0000-0xFF8FFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2mtag.sys (6.14.10.6517, 963.50 KB (986,624 bytes), 8/4/2004 1:29 AM)
 

Answer:I need to upgrade my video card.

We need to know if you have an AGP slot on your motherboard. I actually can't tell from your post if your 7500 is the PCI version or the AGP version, as it is saying both. It actually looks like you may be in luck, and have an AGP card though.... fingers crossed.....To do that, we need to know your motherboard's make/model. The simplest way I suppose, would be to download and run this program:

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/27-cpu-z.html

And tell us what it says in the "mainboard" tab. Specifically your manufacturer and model number, but also under "graphic interface".
 

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I've ATI Radeon HD 4650 which I believe is outdated, I want to buy a XFX HD 6790 1gb because I'm an ATI/AMD fan. I want to know whether this upgrade would be good to BF3 on max. I'd like to know if it's compatible with my computer.

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 661 @ 3.33GHz, 3334 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical

Any comment would be really appreciated, thanks.
 

Answer:Upgrade Video Card for my PC

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Hi, I was wondering, when you upgrade your video card, how do you know if its compatible with your video card and motherboard? I am thinking of upgrading to a radeon 9800 pro, but im not sure if its compatible with Hp pavilion 764n (P4 2.66GHZ, 512 DDR).

Thank you
 

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well i have pretty much the same question here i know i have at least 2 pci slots not sure about agp i want to buy the radeon hd 2400 from ati or the hd 2600 i have a max budget of £100 i want to play demandng games such as battlefeild 2142 and 2 and warhmmer mark of chaos which...on a 64 mb integrated graphics....arent exactly ideal...any help would help both me and roses
 

Answer:Video Card Upgrade

I've split you off from the other poster, best to have your own thread.
 

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I am looking for a better gaming experience with BF4 and COD: Ghosts, not looking to top FPS but just to be able to play at max settings at a fair FPS (30). Here are my current specs:

CPU: Core i7 920 at stock and not looking to OC
RAM: 6gb
Video: GTX 560ti

I was thinking of upgrading RAM to 12gb and video to GTX 760 and wait a couple of years to replace the whole system but I am unsure if the CPU will bottleneck the performance of the video card? or if the upgrade will be good enough for the upcoming games 2014-2015?

Thanks in advance for your advice!
 

Answer:New rig or upgrade video card and ram?

CPU is fine, RAM is also fine, GPU is also fine.

Do you have the latest GPU drivers? Download from NVIDIA website.

I don't see how you can't get 30fps on High detail at 1920x1080 resolution.
 

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I currently have a 3DFX Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP video card. I upgraded from Windows 98SE to XP Home recently when I built myself a new system. I started from scratch with new hard drives which means I didn't upgrade from 98SE. I had my Voodoo5 5500 set up perfectly with my old system and it ran great with games and videos. When I installed the card into my new system, it has never run like it did on the old system. In fact, I'm only showing 32MB of memory in dxdiag for this card. For the life of me, I don't know, I'm not an expert....yet. Maybe there aren't any drivers specific to XP? If I would've upgraded from 98SE to XP, maybe the drivers would carry over? I have tried drivers from everywhere and my video still isn't the same as it was with 98SE.

I am now thinking of upgrading to a 128MB card. I have a few choices because I got a $130 gift card from Best Buy for Xmas, which prompted the upgrade. I have researched these cards and all seem to have their own flaws, but I don't want to spend too much, under $150. I play games and watch videos, but I would say that I don't do it alot. I'm not hard core, so I don't need too much. Max Payne is my game of choice. Here are the cards I'm considering. They are all in my price range.

- ATI Radeon 9200 128MB DDR AGP
- BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5200 256MB AGP
- eVGA GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP
- PNY GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP

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Answer:Video Card Upgrade/ Please Help

I know this is a wee bit past your limit, but I just did a Pricewatch on an ATI 9600XT (which from what I understand is a pretty sweet card) and it came in at $154 shipped. Might be worth checking out. I'm kind of partial to ATI so maybe we can get some input from nVidia gurus here as well.

BTW, welcome with your first post to TechSpot! :grinthumb
 

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Well, video card seems to be going. Monitor has background shadows and screen suddenly has a pink hue to it. Plugged monitor in to different pc and monitor was fine so I'm guessing video card. Had decided to buy new PC. Mine is actually glorified typewriter I'm told . But life came up and cannot afford to do much now. What information do I need to know about my computer in order to purchase new video card? And do I have to spend a bundle? Don't want to waste too much money on this dinosaur. Thanking in advance for advice...
 

Answer:Video Card Upgrade

what kind of computer is it? Please post as much about the kind (model number if its a big name) so we can give you the best info possible

If it has a video card (as opposed to integrated video on the motherboard), you can try to reseat the card, as sometimes dust and junk can hinder the performance of the card.

Otherwise, you should be able to get a very cheap graphics card if you dont intend to do gaming on that machine. I cant give you specifics until I know more about what you have
 

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Hi I would like to upgrade the video card on a CQ3220AN .Can any one tell me what cards are appropiate and whats involved other than installing card to slot , power supply etc?

Answer:video card upgrade

@petlawrie, welcome to the forum. Your best option for finding a video card for your computer because it is older is, choose a manufacturer that you like and contact their Tech Support for help.  They are the experts on their products and will be able to tell you which cards will and will not work.  This will save you money and frustration with ordering a card that doesn't work and you have to return it. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.  

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I have a 5-year old HP Pavilion 8160 with the following specs:

Intel Pentium 233 MHz w/MMX processor
(overclocked to 266 MHz by raising the bus speed from 66 MHz to 75 MHz)

Intel Triton 430TX chipset
(with the latest INF files installed)

ASUS TX97-XV motherboard

128 MB of EDO RAM
(this is the maximum amount that the motherboard supports)

Quantum Bigfoot CY6480A 6.4 GB 3,600 rpm hard drive

ATI Expert 128 16 MB PCI video card
(replaces the ATI Rage II+ 2 MB on-board video chip)

Soundblaster Live Xgamer sound card
(replaces the Analog Devices AD1816 sound card that died)

HP Pavilion M70 17" monitor

I have been considering upgrading the video card to an ATI Radeon 7000 64 MB PCI model. Would it be feasible to do this?
 

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I have a P2MMX with an Intel i440Lx mobo and looking to upgrade my currant video card,whitch is a nVidia riva TNT. Any suggestions for what may be compatable with my system? Thanks!
 

Answer:Looking to Upgrade Video Card...

I think those boards had an AGP slot. At least the 440BX did.
They're probably either a 1x or 2x AGP slot.
Are you looking to upgrade for better video quality or for games?
It would probably be a waste to put a better cad in there considering the rest of the system.
 

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I have a pentium III 933 processor with 258 ram. Out of the Gainward geforce 4 ti series cards what would be the best one to get, for the the best possible graphics and performance for all the new games that are out ? No plans for upgrading or desire to overclock the video cards. I don't want to buy a card that my system can't even take full advantage of. Thanks.
 

Answer:video card upgrade

The ti 4600 Ultra/750XP is top of the line if you want to spend the money

then they go as follows

ti 4400 Ultra/700XP
ti 4200 Ultra/650XP (good card for the price)

I would stay away from the mx series of cards
 

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Hi Dell Team! I need your help, I'm the owner of a Dell Optiplex 990 DT (Service Tag: 5DLM2V1) and I need some support, please. I would like to upgrade my video card but I don´t know, it´s very confused to choose one .. I´m worried about de PSU, there´s a confirmation about the performance of the recomended video card on my desktop. I don´t want a desktop in flames, please. 
If you need another information (like photos or something else) about the desktop .. please ask. 
Thanks in advance. 

Answer:Video Card Upgrade

Depends on the Size.
USFF models do not have slots.
SFF and Desktop can use a radeon HD5450 that is low profile and has no fan.
https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/EAH5450_SILENTDI1GD3LP/
 
 

 
Computer Model OptiPlex 990
Shipping Date 8/16/2012
Country Argentina
421-5600 : EMRP,Windows 7 Professional,Me dia, 32-bit, Optiplex, Spanish
 

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Hey everyone I was just thinking about getting this game for my computer and checked out my specs to see if they were good enough to play the game (Mark of the Ninja). I checked them out on systemrequirements and it said everything was fine but this http://s7.postimage.org/iqtccqmff/info.png. Should I upgrade? Or would this be fine? Thanks in advance,

- Jordan

Answer:Should I upgrade my video card?

What are your system specs? Upgrading the video card is only worth the investment if the rest of your system is compatible i.e., power supply, mobo, cpu, ram...

8400GS isn't really a "gaming" card as much as it is a budget media card with gaming aspirations.

I think you would be able to play your game with the current card, but visual quality and frame rates would suffer.

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Hello all,

I have a Acer Aspire X3400 with 6gb 64 bit, and looking to upgrade the video card, anyone know where they sell the smaller cards to fix the tiny PC case?

Thanks
 

Answer:upgrade video card?

strlrd said:





Hello all,

I have a Acer Aspire X3400 with 6gb 64 bit, and looking to upgrade the video card, anyone know where they sell the smaller cards to fix the tiny PC case?

ThanksClick to expand...

Hi, strlrd. Welcome to Major Geeks.

The Acer Aspire X3400 already has an Nvidia GeForce 9200M GS graphics card in it. There really isn't an upgrade (not one that would make much difference anyway).
 

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Question: Video Card Upgrade

I have an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU. Two years ago, I purchased a Nvidia GForce FX 5500 128mbs AGP Vid Card.

Everthing is fine, but getting ansty about buying a new PC. This one is a Compaq Presario SR1124NX. Rather than purchase a new computer, I am wondering if I should spend a few bucks on a newer card? The CPU will stay as is, and my RAM is 1gig.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Video Card Upgrade

it depends on what you want to do with it. If you do a little gaming, a new graphics card should be all you need, a 7900gt, or 7600 would be good. If you are a serious gamer, then you might want to think about uprgading, but wouldn't be completly neccesary
 

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I have a Dell Dim 4400 with windows XP -pentium 4 -478-pin package-intel 845 chipset-cpu 1.60ghz-250mb hard drive-1024mb ram-AGP 4x/2x 1.5v only-3 PCI slots- 1 CNR-200 watt power supply- motherboard model D845PT. Iam Running a Realflight R/C simulator, they require a better video then I have. It works OK but I do not get shadows. I have upgraded all drivers.I hope you can help me?
 

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I recently got a newer PC and just looking for something that can run a game with these requirements at max



Here's how my PC looks at the moment:






Just need something that will run this particular game well with 0 frame skip. If I need a better power supply for a suggested card or something else please help me with that as well. Thanks!
 

Answer:Looking to upgrade my video card

The XFX 8600GT is available for as little as $50 on Newegg with a rebate, so you might consider that. You'd need a PSU with at least 18A on the +12V rails combined, so if you don't have one, look into it. I've seen the Antec Earthwatts EA430 for around $40 or so on Newegg with free shipping and is an excellent choice.
 

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i have an old pentium 3 dell, i want to use this computer to play games on but i think i will need a better video card. i installed the sims 2 and it only works on 16-bit colour and the highest i can go currently is 24-bit. the card i believe is build into the motherboard or somthing like that. it's an Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller

the game is still quite slow and laggy, will it make the game run fast if i get a better video card

so if it's not jsut a waste of money to buy a graphics card, how do i know which one to buy, i won't spend any more than 70 on it

thanks
 

Answer:video card upgrade or not

We need more information on your computer. What model is it? Does it have a AGP slot. A new card will help out some.
 

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i have a compaq presario sr2170nx with ait radeon xpress 1100 on the motherboard and am wanting to upgrade to a ati x1650 but it seems that the onboard one will get in the way of the new video card vga port. pls help

Answer:video card upgrade

I don't know the specifics of your machine but a lot of PCs will allow you to choose the graphics from which to display i.e. on board or via a card. Have a look in your BIOS as well as mobo manual.

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I currently haveMB A7V600-X2GB DDR SDRAMPro AMD Athlon XP3200 2.20GHZand a Radeon 9600 XT AGP series Vid card 256mb mem.Now as PCAdvisor only seems to recomend PCI Express cards these days! I was wondering if anyone here can advise on either an upgrade or an equiv card as mine is currently making some really bad grinding sounds, so me thinks it's on the way out. And before I get to the OHNO stage I think I'd best replace it.Money um difficult that but 80-120 gbp's I 'd say.Cheers

Answer:AGP Video Card Upgrade

first i would suggest you clean out any dust build up from the card if you havent done so already also consider replacing the fan first before you buy a new card. it could just be the fan thats at fault. its the only moving part on ti so if the cards grinding i guess its the fan. look here...click here

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Ok, here we go. So I recently got into PC gaming and wow it's slow. Now I'm not looking for perfect graphics, set on the highest options etc, but I do want good graphics without lag on such games as Oblivion, Pro street, Kane and lynch, Call of duty 4, etc.

So. My problem is I don't know what to upgrade. I was thinking between RAM and video card because those seem to be my 2 worst(unfortunately) but maybe there's something else I need to upgrade that's more important. So that's what i need help with. Here's my specs:

Hard drive: 235gigs space. Used space - 149gigs, free space - 83gigs
Processor: Intel pentium 4 3.06Ghz
RAM: 512mb
Video card: Tul corporation(It's supposed to be ATI or something, but shows as Tul on device manager and other programs) Radeon X300SE
Also, it shows that one and X300SE secondary, so I think I might have 2? Not sure though.
Audio card: Realtek High defenition audio card
DVD drive: Philips SPD2413P 16x

So, what would be the best to upgrade? I'm thinking RAM to 1gb for like $12 on EbayD) but what do you all think?

Thanks and happy holidays
 

Answer:RAM vs Video card, what to upgrade?

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I wish to upgrade my video card but i would like to know wehich one will be suitable for my computer. I own a HP pavillion a6600f desktop .. Thanks

Answer:upgrade my video card

@mskimmykk, welcome back to the forum. This is a difficult task.  Finding a video card that will work with older computers is getting more difficult all of the time.  My suggestion to all members with older computers is, decide which manufacturer you like and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  This is the only way that I know to assure that the one you buy will work.  The sellers pay to ship their products to you, but you have to pay to return it if it doesn't work.  Also, you will have to upgrade the power supply unit (PSU).  The PSU is only 250W and newer cards require at least 400W to operate properly. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I'm sure this has been asked before, but I will ask it again and if anyone knows of a thread similar, post a link.

I have a GeForce 4 MX4000 here and my mobo is an MSI K8MMV here . my questions is this: Is it worth buying a really nice AGP card for now? I don't really want to upgrade my mobo cause I would spend to much $$ on it. Is this card good enough, or would getting a GeForce 7000ish be a good idea? I know AGP is going out fast, but would it be fine for several years to come?
 

Answer:should I upgrade my video card yet?

AGP is still good, and it may last for quite some time(unlike my PCI card ) Do you have an AGP 4x/8x slot? If not, look for a large, white slot(larger than the modem slot, a PCI slot.) If you do not find one, look for an orange slot. This is an AGP slot. Look inside your computer to find the slots.


P.S: Are you upgrading so you can play games? If so, tell me and I will give you recommendations for those games...
 

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I have a 520watt power supply what size can i run with it.
mobo is evga 590sli, do i need two cards or just one?
iwould like to play newer games if i can. my card now is a 8500gt.
thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Video card upgrade?

one card is good enough.

If you want, your PSU should be able to power a 8800gt. Should be plenty. Anything higher, and your PSU might run into trouble.
 

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Wife would like to know if a better video card will run in this machine and will it help her facebook game playing? I will post the specs below. I have added a 1gb ram for a total of 1.25gb. We are running xp sp3. E-machine t3504. Thanks bill CPU : Intel® Celeron® D Processor 352
(3.20GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache) Operating System : Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP2
Chipset : ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200 Memory : 256MB DDR (1 × 256MB) 400MHz (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GB Hard Drive : 100GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache) Optical Drive : 48x CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Video : ATI Radeon™ X300-based integrated graphics
Up to 32MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available Sound : 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio Network : 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port) Modem : 56K ITU V.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port) Peripherals : Standard multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers (USB powered) Ports/Other : 6 USB 2.0 (2 in front, 4 in back), VGA external connector, serial port, parallel port, 2 PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse), 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back)
 

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most of the games on FB are flash based,so updating your flash player would suffice.
 

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ok when the hell are 5600 ultra rev b's gona hit he shelves???after reading all the review's it looks promising enough to buy.
 

Answer:video card upgrade

it looks like Nvidia is having trouble getting anything above their 5200 on store shelves in quantity.
 

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hi, I'm using Via VT8235 motherboard & I can't play any games here. So I wanted to upgrade my video card. Please help me in finding the right video card for my system. I'm running P4 2.0 Ghz and 512 MB of DDR RAM.
 

Answer:Upgrade video card

Wow a Pentium 6? xD

You need to tell us if you have an AGP or PCIe slot.
 

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I have a cyberpower desktop. Win 7, 64 bit, Intel Core i5 3450 @ 3.10GH, 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz RAM, DELL ([email protected]),
ATI AMD Radeon HD 6670 (ATI AIB) graphics.
I want to upgrade my video card to play high demand games, like FarCry 4, etc. I have attached specifics, not really sure what it all means, if someone can help me.
 

Answer:upgrade video card

Far Cry 4 is not going to be easy for your system.
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=8147&game=Far Cry 4

If you are willing to spend 400 - 500 USD you can probably play it pretty well.
Something around the ATI 290x or 970 GTX
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
I would not go more than one step below them and you may need to upgrade your CPU if you don't like the gameplay.
 

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I am a big time PC gamer using I rig that I built close to four years ago. It has finally gotten to the point where I can't run some of the newer games (Well I can, just not worth it). I am looking at either getting either a SAPPHIRE 100209L Radeon X1950GT 256MB or a SAPPHIRE 100197L Radeon X1650 256MB or 512MB but I am worried about a few things. First off is the power supply because I am unsure of what is currently in the computer and I can find no sticker on it anywhere(although I believe it is a 450w). I also realize that either one will probably bottle-neck my PC, but I plan on using it for another year or two before building a new one so I definately need some upgrade. If I get the X1950 would it be overkill? (The only reason I am thinking about the X1950 is becasue of a $30 rebate.) Or is there anything else you can recommend?

Current system: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.16 Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, an Asus A7N8X v2.0 Deluxe Moatherboard, Radeon 9600 pro EZ, with AGP Interface, running Windows XP with SP2.
 

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Greetings....

Can someone please explain this??

I installed a new video card, an attempted upgrade to a 256mb GeForce FX 5600 from an FX 5200. The attached image is a screenshot of my desktop after installation.

A task pane on the desktop?!? Neither I nor anyone that I know has ever seen anything like this.

Some more oddities:

- After installing the new card & drivers then rebooting, the desktop (& everything else) was unchanged. The altered desktop did not appear until after I shut down, then turned the PC on (the next day).

- Pressing the Win key did not bring up the start panel - I had to left-click the start button.

- The network connections icon no longer appeared in the system tray, even though the 'show icon in notification area when connected' box was still checked. The 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon was similarly missing.

- Even after uninstalling the new card & rolling back the drivers, the task pane on the desktop was still there. It wasn't until after I restored the pre-installation contents of the hard drive from a backup disk image that I waa able to have a normal desktop as well as regain the Windows key functionality and missing icons.
 

Answer:Video Card Upgrade

The first problem I see is that you have Spyware; DateManager.

If you want to remove the bar at the top you should be able to right click on it and select Close Toolbar.

A move from a FX5200 to a FX5600 is a marginal upgrade.
 

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i got a gateway gt5082 3800+, 2.87 ram, 2. ghz, looking to upgrade my graphics card and Im not sure where to begin...want to make sure i get Fairly high end card that is compatible with this computer. can anyone make some suggestions please/.
 

Answer:Video Card Upgrade help

Your Power Supply seems to be a 300w, enough to probably run an 8500GT.

What kind of performance are you looking for?
 

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does anyone know how i can find a better video card that will work with my system. i'm trying to upgrade this older pc so my kids can play some of their games. i have two pcs and their always fighting over the newer one. i've already put in the maximum ram which is 512mb. will a better video card help much? 32 MB TNT-2 R3 Video Card [Part #6001579]
intel fedora motherboard pentium111 733mhz.

Answer:video card upgrade

All depends, putting a new video card in will help but then again you can't just have a top of the range video card and a slow computer/processing unit, 733Mhz is quite low, for example if you wanted to play DOOM 3 the CPU (Computer Processing Unit) requires to be at 1.5Ghz Minimum therfore having a decent graphic's card wont do any good because your computer wont even be able to handle it speed wise.

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Just bought: ThinkCentre: M78  Model: 2111C3SOS: Windows 8.1 Professional For this PC I would like to know if any video card upgrade is possible.  I would like to use 1GB or 2 GB PCI express card for Dual Monitor support. Not sure what brand of the video card should be bought. Please reply if anyone has recommendation on which video card is capable for this PC. Thanks! SP9239    













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Answer:M78 Video Card Upgrade

I believe you have a mid-tower (full-size cards) case, rather than a SFF (small form factor) "thin" case (which would require low-profile cards).  So you can accept a video card that's either (a) full-size, or (b) low-profile with a full-size bracket.  The motherboard shows the usual PCIe x16 graphics card slot available. Also, I'm guessing your power supply is no larger than the standard 280W PSU that Lenovo's been using in most of their machines.  So you want a "low power" video card that does not require any additional PCIe power from a 6-pin connector, since the standard 280W Lenovo PSU doesn't even provide that. You can find the Lenovo Hardware Maintenance Manual here. If you're not a gamer, you can go with a relatively inexpensive entry-level video card like the 1GB ATI HD6450 which is fanless (and thus 100% silent) and has two digital video connections (DVI and HDMI) as well as VGA.  You can get an HDMI->DVI cable if you have two monitors that only accept DVI and not HDMI.  The card is low-profile but the retail item comes with both 1/2-size bracket and full-size brackets, so you can use it in either SFF or mid-tower cases. The HD6450 card provides very modest performance compared to more expensive higher-end cards, but I assume since you have an M78 that your needs are similarly modest. There are also some better cards you can use, which are also "low-power" which is what's important here.  You can probabl... Read more

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Hi Guys, Im new to this site, I know a BIT bout PCs n was jus wonderin:

I have a DELL 8300, P4 3.00GHz, 1GB RAM and a G-Force FX 5200 Video Card.

i want to upgrade my vid card to a radeon 256mb (whatever the latest model is), i have a CRT and a Flat screen (both Analogue Connections),

Is there a way i can put my new redeon in the AGP slot and keep the G-Force in my system (also AGP but convert it to PCI somehow) to run Dual Monitor.
Is it possible to get a type of converter to use one of my PCI slots for the G-force (a kind of Master Slave configuration) with the Radeon.

or if this is not possible: if i use jus one vid card (AGP) preferrably the Radeon and run my 2 monitors off it, will it cause my PC to slow down at all

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Video Card Upgrade

No, you can only have one AGP card in the system and you can't make it into a PCI card.

Most Radeon cards have the capability to run two monitors so you don't need to use the second card anyway.

The latest and greatest from ATI is the x850 XT Platinum Edition: http://www.ati.com/products/gamer.html but haven't seen for sale yet, but it won't be cheap. Its also only available for PCI-Express and not for AGP and only has DVI connectors. Maybe the X800 would work for you.
 

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So I recently posted here about my pc having display issues... seemed to have identified the issue (poor choice of PSU) but now my PSU seems to have completely stopped working

So I thought I would make a new post asking you guys for some advice on which PSU and graphics card to buy

Currently I have:
PSU: G7 780W
GC: AMD Radeon 7700 2GB

I have been looking at the ASUS NVIDEA GeForce dual GTX 1060 6GB for my video card but need to make sure that firstly I get a PSU that is capable to running it properly and also that it is value for money!

Hope you guys are able to spare a bit of wisdom to help me out
Cheers
 

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Hello again Mark,



Markh510 said:





I have been looking at the ASUS NVIDEA GeForce dual GTX 1060 6GB for my video card but need to make sure that firstly I get a PSU that is capable to running it properly and also that it is value for money! Click to expand...

Can I just make sure that the example card that I used in your thread here was not taken to be a recommendation as to what you should purchase, reason why I ask is because we would need to know what the main use of the computer will be, if gaming the card would be fine but if only for office type use it would me massive overkill both performance and cost wise.
 

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I have an PNY Nvidia GT240 in my Windows 10 machine.
A friend of mine has a 550 Ti for sale.
Outside of more memory ,512 vs 1 Gb, and speed, is there any new features available with the Nvidia 550 Ti over the GT240?

Answer:Video Card Upgrade

It would depend on a particular manufacturer of those cards. May have more and different connectors for monitors, better cooling etc.

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Should I upgrade? The price for a VisionTek X1650 Pro 512MB AGP graphics card is down to $99.99. I do cad work and I have ATI DTV Wonder for watching digital off-air tv. Right now I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX5600, AGP 8X, 256MB, AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1GB DDR Ram and 350w. power supply. Will a substantially newer v-card be worth while to me? Will it make a big difference? Now when I watch tv and do cad work at same time I crash alot.

Thanks for any advice,

John B.
Long Beach, CA
 

Answer:Video card upgrade?

I would say it's worth the price... BUT it would be a better investment to get a new PC. But if that's not possible then that would be great upgrade.

GeForce FX 5600 vs. Radeon X1650 PRO:

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=147&card2=458
 

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hiya, my video card is dying, so i'm looking to upgrade it. i plan to use amazon, as i have about $60 in amazon money, so thats also my budget. my comp is 3 years old, and wasn't top of the line when i got it. what i plan on using with the card is to watch anime/movies, play eq once in a while, uo once in a while, and maybe even wow once in a while, not full time playing just to pop in and say hi. currently i have a geforce 5200 fx. i'm also from michigan, US.

here are some computer specs you asked for

1. Motherboard - abit nf7 nvidia nforce 2 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=8
2. Graphic interface - agp version 3.0 (8x)
3. Memory -768 mb ddr ram
4. CPU - AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
5. CPU Speed - 1.7GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - turbolink / LC-A350ATX 12V
7. Watt output/Amperage - +12V/12A

some of the cards i've found that might be good:

XFX GeForce 6200 256MB DDR2 TV DVI
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-GeForce-6200-256MB-DDR2/dp/B000CQ73PW/
sr=8-11/qid=1169181011/ref=pd_bbs_sr_11/103-5730556-1134266?ie=UTF8&
s=electronics

Radeon 9550SE 128MB
http://www.amazon.com/Connect3D-6057-Radeon-9550SE-128MB/dp/
B000815HWM/sr=1-18/qid=1169193364/ref=sr_1_18/104-6101367-
3245506?ie=UTF8&s=pc

ATI Technologies Radeon 9600 SE 128 MB DRR2 Video Adapter (100-437009)
http://www.amazon.com/ATI-Technologies-Radeon-Adapter-100-437009/dp/
B0000T70TK/sr=1-2/qid=1169323157/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/103-5730556-
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Answer:video card upgrade help?

No problem using ATI in an nVidia mobo. I can't find a review of the 9550 and the 9600 is older technology and none of the benchmarks correlate to the games benchmarked for the nVidia card. Here's a review of the GeForce 6200. That looks like a nice little board for the price.
 

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Ok I have a small challenge for you guys (don't worry it is easy ). Alright my dad has a computer and all he does on it is do fantasy sports on IE but he likes a series of games called stronghold or something but he just bought stronghold 2 (http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/246603.asp). The game works but it is very chopping and slow so he is willing to upgrade the video card to help improve it but we only have about $200 tops so we are just looking for some suggestions. Right now he has a AMD sempron +2800, asrock mobo, 512 MB of ram, 60 GB hd and a 80 GB (dont ask why they are different), and a AGP ATI 9200 video card. I think it would be better staying with ATI because I have people have trouble switching to nvidia but if it can be done under $200 then we will try it. Any input would be great

P.S. Sorry if I typed too much

Thanks,
Robert

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lol sup moose man.

If 200 bucks is your budget.... I would get a 9800Pro, never get an SE card from ATI because their crap, believe me I know. The video card is usually the most expensive component in a PC today. If you want a really nice one, expect to spend over 300.

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I am playing Company of Heroes and Neverwinter Nights 2 on the following system, graphics settings set to low for both:

ASUS P5LP-LE motherboard
NVidia 7300 LE graphics card
2 GB Ram
Pentium D, 3.2 GHz CPU
350 Watt power supply, not sure of amps or make
a 19 in LCD monitor, supports up to 1280x1024 resolution

I would like to know if the system will support an NVidia 7950 card or ATI card of like power to enhance the graphics performance of the machine.

Games play well but graphics detail is low and I hate that.

Anyone that could offer advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Fil
 

Answer:Video Card Upgrade Help

You will need at least a 400W power supply with 27A on the +12V rail(s) for the Nvidia 7950 graphics card.
 

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