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Upgrading Video Card in X230 Tablet?

Question: Upgrading Video Card in X230 Tablet?

Hello, Is it a good or bad idea to upgrade my video card to an NVIDIA GeForce?And why? Thanks!


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Answer: Upgrading Video Card in X230 Tablet?

Pardon my ignorance up front if I am wrong, I have an x220 and have not studied the x230 in any depth, but I suspect this isn't even possible, even on the x230. On the x220, and I suspect it's much the same for the x230, the video card is a part of the intel chipset (it basically leeches cpu and ram power from the normal system cpu/ram and is not a dedicated removable/upgradable mobile graphics device with it's own cpu/ram like a mobile GeForce or mobile Radeon card). Perhaps there are new inventions on the market that can do the trick, I haven't been keeping up, but when I checked for the x220 their wasn't a viable open slot in the system for putting in such a dedicated mobile card. The only option was an 'external' hack that allows one to use a dedicated desktop GPU card for when they come home with their system and dock it up to an external monitor. Looked like a bit of work to set-up but once it was set up and running, it would allow for using a powerful GPU for games and graphic apps etc., while at home/office at least. Would be nice if the newest line of these tablet laptops had room for mobile GPU's, it's about the only thing missing for my interests, however that said, the integrated internal graphics work quite well from my experience, for mild gaming with the settings turned down and for graphic editing (most top 2D and 3D applications work surprisingly well, but far from as good as they would work with dedicated gpu, good enough for me though...). By all means, if I am incorrect about this, I would love to know, especially if there were options to do much the same on the X220, but I suspect things haven't changed that much since last I checked unless I missed something.

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Hello, I purchased a Lenovo x61 tablet thinkpad about a year ago, it is great, by far the best computer I have ever owned. My only problem with it is the video card within the pc is not very powerful, it has problems running more graphics intense programs such as games and rendering software. I love my x61 very much and would never think to replace it, at least not untill it has lived out a well balanced life haha.My question is, are there any options available for upgrading the video card inside the tablet pc?I am currently using    Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile ReportOperating System:        Windows Vista (TM) Business* ,  (6.0.6000)Default Language:        EnglishDirectX* Version:        10.0Physical Memory:        2005 MBMinimum Graphics Memory:    8 MBMaximum Graphics Memory:    358 MBGraphics Memory in Use:    156 MBProcessor:        x86 family 6 Model 15 Stepping 10Processor Speed:        1595 MHZ*   Accelerator Information   *Accelerator in Use:        Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset FamilyVideo BIOS:        1436Current Graphics Mode:    1024 by 768 True Color (60 Hz)*   Devices Connected to ... Read more

Answer:Upgrading my x61 tablet thinkpad video card

Welcome to the forum! Your graphics card is integrated in your system board, and can't be replaced per se. All X61T units have the same Intel integrated graphics which are not upgradeable or replaceable. No other planar would fit in your machine either. So, no, there is no upgrade option for your machine when it comes to graphics. Hope this helps.

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HeyMy X230 tablet didnt have wwan module pre installed so I ordered one from LenovoCard is Ericsson H5321 , installed into my laptop and bang, Unauthorized device on boot.H5321 should be supported but could not get it work... ? Any solutions?

Answer:X230 Tablet 3438-2RG WWAN card problem

Good day and welcome to the community.
What is the FRU part number listed on the card's label?

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Hi. Recently, I have noticed that wifi connection in Tablet mode in my Thinkpad X230 Tablet is significantly slower than in laptop mode. Sometimes, it completely disconnected to the network. I tried to test with Speedtest. net and download a file via Internet Download manager. Both show that laptop mode has significantly higher and better speed connection than does laptop mode.  Does anyone have the same experience as me? Is the antena has any problem??? Thank you. I 

Answer:wifi connection on tablet mode - Thinkpad X230 Tablet

which model wifi card do you have? intel 6205, 6300 or ThinkPad 1x1 or 2x2.

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I've got an X230 (latest BIOS version) with 4 GB RAM. For some reasons it happened that the laptop become slow, and now I noticed that there's a huge amount of memory reserved to VGA, and only 2.6 GB left for Windows.I don't need such amount of memory dedicated to VGA, and I'd prefer having more RAM available for the OS.I haven't found any option in BIOS in order to modify this setting. In the past the RAM reserved for VGA was much lower, and I don't know what happened that made this setting to change. Anyway I want more RAM for OS... how do I modify this setting? 

Answer:X230: too much RAM reserved for video card

No answers?Is there a way to clearm CMOS / reset the BIOS?(apart from doing it form inside the BIOS itself)

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How can I upgrade video card Intel of X220 tablet to a faster graphic card? Which model is beast, I'll Photoshop CS6. Thanks 


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Answer:Upgrade Video card X220 Tablet

You can't upgrade the integrated graphic card of laptop, the only way to have a better graphic performance is to buy a X230t, or another way is to use external graphic card through PCI express slot. In that case, all you need is a graphic card for PC and a Vidock, which hold the graphic card and can be connect to both power source and your laptop.If you do it like that, the graphic card is like a USB device that you can unplug whenever you like.The link to Vidock is here: to install the hardware on X220 tablet:

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I am currently on a Dell Venue 11 5130 with a Bay Trail Atom Z3770 and 2GB ram. While it serves the purpose of my usage of office suites and web browsing, I could use a little faster tablet. It would stutter if I have more than 5 tabs open on Edge. But there is nothing wrong with this tablet with a plenty of battery life and nothing broken after using if for close to 4 years now.
I am looking at a Dell Latitude 11 5175 tablet with a Core M3 and 4GB of ram. Is this upgrade worth it? Or should I save some more money to get the Core M5 version for around $150 more? My usage is office word, and youtube.

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Is there a way to specify different actions for the pen buttons?  For example, when using one specific program, I'd like the side button to function as if it were the shift key instead of the right-click but then have it operate as the standard right-click when in Windows or other programs. Is this a native functionality or is there a third-party program available that could give me such options?

Answer:X230 Tablet Pen Options

aardvarky, This is an excellent question! I definitely understand your wants! Officially, it needs to be a setting inside the software you want to use the digitizer pen in. 
With the new TBT2 there is a software called QuickSnip, insdie the QuickSnip settings you can change the digitizer pen button from right click to screen capture.
Inside OneNote you can change the settings of the Pen Buttons, here is a link to a X230T Digitizer Pen Input Youtube video that may have more clairification.
So, as Digitizer Pen Technology becomes more popular, I believe we will begin seeing more Applications and Software adding the technology to enhance their user customizations.

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I just received my second non-tablet X230 after my first one didn't work out. The new one has Windows 8 Pro loaded on it and I noticed that many of the programs were optimized for a touch screen by default, I also had the touch keyboard button on the taskbar. This is not a huge deal, but does anyone know if there is a way to remove "Pen and Touch" support or fix this error. I imagine that they loaded the x230 tablet image onto my x230 by mistake. Here is a picture of what I'm talking about.   Thanks!

Answer:X230 that thinks its a tablet.


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Is the X230T Using Intel's QM77 Express chipset?

Regards,Terence ChanX230 Tablet, X220, W530, ThinkPad Tablet 2, X1 Carbon Touch


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Answer:X230 Tablet Chipset

yes the X230 and X230t uses the QM77 chipset with Intel HD4000 GPU.

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Question: X230 Tablet newbie

Hi all,
I've recently bought a Lenovo X230 Tablet. Specificly a 3434-CTR.
Now, as far as I know, a X230 tablet should have a multitouch screen and pressure sensitive built in Wacom tablet.
I just got this machine and it has a pre-installed copy of Windows 7 64bit Professional on it so I would gather that it has all necesery drivers already installed.
Problem is, the touch screen simply doesn't work - it doesn't respond to my fingers at all. It does work with the stylus pen, though. But it doesn't support pressure sensitivity. I tried using a portable drawing program that has never failed to work with any pressure sensitive pen tablet but it simply didn't work.
I'm guessing that there are some drivers I should install, but I don't know what to look for.
Is it possible that a 3434-CTR doesn't have a multitouch screen nor a pressure sensitive pen tablet?
Moderator comment: Title edited for accuracy.


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Answer:X230 Tablet newbie

Welcome to the community.
You may wish to visit the Parts Lookup page. Fill in your S/N and machine type (3434) and it should return a list of parts that went into your build. Either post the whole list back here, or, if it's obvious, post the P/Ns for the LCD panel and we can try to assist further.

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I have just done a clean install of Windows 8 Enterprise on an X230, but the Tablet Input Panel does not show. The pen functions fine as a mouse, and this machine ran Windows 7 with no problems so I know there are no hardware issues. Is there any way to force the TIP to show or install the Tablet PC functionality if that is the problem?  


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Answer:X230 Tablet--no TIP under Windows 8

In the Windows METRO mode, the touch keyboard will automatically come out when the focus is in a text field. In the Windows desktop mode, one way to get the Touch keyboard is:Click the key combination: Windows + C to bring up the Charm.Click the Settings.Click Keyboard and select the Touch Keyboard. Unfortunately, it seems that it does not remember the selection so the next time you click on a text field, you have to go through the process again. I hope MS will change this. Even better is if the X230T is in a tablet mode (meaning the screen is lay flat and on top of keyboard, it will be smart enough to use Touch Keyboard by default. Edit: Another way to display the Touch Keyboard is to click the Touch Keyboard icon at the task bar.

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Hello all,

I have a GeForce4 MMX 440... Need I say more??

I want to upgrade it, so here is all my info, please help...

I play Heroes of Might and Magic 5/Hammers of fate (and it is SLOW on my computer)

I can spend, lets say US$250.00 on a new video card max
maybe a total of 800.00 all together on computer upgrades please any advice on where to start upgrading would be great (I am assuming the video card should be the first thing to go)

Power supply info is as follows:
Brand: NMB (Probably generic)
Model No. MJPC-300A
Rating of watts and amperage
+12V ? 17A
-12V - .2A
+12Vsp ? 1.2A

+12V, +12Vsp 200 watt

Computer info from CPU-Z

Pentium 4 2.80
Core Speed 2165.0 MHz

ASUSTek Computer Inc
Model P4S533 VL

DDR 512MBytes

I am in the US, let me know any more info that you might need. Thanks in advance for the advice!

Answer:Upgrading bad video card

First off change that psu =/ 200 watts very bad

second what type of slots are on your mobo?pci express?agp 8x?agp 16 x etc or just pci we need to know that so we can move ahead and help ypu

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Hi I have Aspire X3900 (WIG43) with Geforce Nvidia 315. Looks like that HDMI port is not passingthrough SPDIF as I only receiving PCM2.0 on my AV receiver. It was ok and suddenldy it stops. I recovered system from August but still the same so can't be a software issue. I thinking about replacing the card with GeForce GT 710 Can someone advise if this new card will work with my Desktop? Thanks 

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Im looking into a new video card (agp). Im using integrated right now, and i want this comp to be able to run some games (f.e.a.r). I exceed the requirements for games like that in order to be able to play the well enough, except for video. I want something in between 256 and 512mb but my board says "400mhz" i dont know if that means much, but w/e. Im also using an old analog monitor (circa 2001). If you know of any good video cards let me know... I was looking into an sapphire-Radeon-X1650-Pro-x1300-xt-agp, but i dunno. Your thoughts advice, and hardware suggestions please.

Compaq Evo D510 CMT
Board: Compaq 07E8h
1.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV
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Answer:Video Card upgrading

7800 GS AGP is good

But you also need to upgrade 1 more gig.

Just to remind you, if you really want to play newer games or future games on high settings, you'll need a dual core cpu, at least 2 GB of ram, and NVIDIA 7900 or 8800, or ATI 2600 or 2900.

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I'm trying to install a new PCI video card in an old Compaq presario (circa 2000) apparently it has an integrated direct AGP graphics chip installed on the motherboard. The info I got from HP is kind of weak. Normally you would enter the BIOS screen and select "disable" but the BIOS on this computer is pretty basic, theres nothing to "disable", there is a heading marked as PCI devices, but all it shows are the IDE channels. I can disable the the graphics controller through the device manager and have nothing on the screen when I restart the computer, but when I turn on the comp. with the new device installed, ....blank screen, BLACK! so I suspect there's drivers lurking somewhere that have to be deleated, or I'm not really disableing the graphics controller. I'm hoping there's someone out there who has done this on an early Compaq. (I understand the newer ones have a better BIOS set-up)

Answer:upgrading video card

G'day Jerome, as you have found these on board things can present problems.
In some cases there may be jumpers which require relocation to disable the onboard thing, in others plugging a component automatically allows transfer.
Some boards may not have either ability.
You will need more information, the manufacturer of your M/B will have a manual, this has probably not been supplied by Compaq and they don't seem to real good at helping with problems.
The board may be identifiable with "Everest Home", google it and download the program, it is a free assistive program for identifying components and monitoring operation.
If you cannot identify the board manufacturer, closely examine the actual board for numbers, often located in the area of the PCI sockets, google these numbers if any.
You will often find that Asis boards are identified, this allows you to find the manual for the board and learn the limits and settings etc.
It is one of those cases where you actually need to read the destructions.
You should find the video mentioned in BIOS somewhere, I haven't seen one with no mention at all. Some BIOSes can be a pain to negotiate through the different pages.
All the best, qldit.

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I have an SL500 model 2746-24U with an Nvidia GeForce 9600M GS video card.Seems that I have a max resolution of 1680x1050. But I need a higher 1900 x XXXX resolution for a new external HD monitor.Any way to upgrade?Thanks.

Answer:Upgrading video card

your graphics card would support 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 for the new external hdd.

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I am wanting to upgrade my video card and don't know which one to choose. We are going to buy from ebay so the price isn't that important. I do love to play lots of Sims 2 games though. I have been looking at other posts and have most of the information I need. I am not sure how to find the rest of it. I have had some trouble with finding my power supply. I looked all over the back of my computer but I couldn't find it. I did find something that said 1.8v. My processor is Intel Celeron 356 and my core speed is 3333.3 mHz. The mainboard manufacturer is Intel Corporation and the model is d945gcl. The memory type is ddr2, the channel is single, and the size is 512mbytes. I am upgrading my memory to 2gb ddr2 dual channel ram which is the maximum for my computer before I get the video card though. Also, I am from KY, USA. I will keep trying to figure out the power supply. Thanks ahead of time.

Answer:Help with Upgrading Video Card

you have to open up the case to physically see it. in the top left of the box...that silver box that has all the power cords coming out of it leading it to the motherboard....that's the power supply. and more than likely it is both in the same place in your machine, and looks the same.

as for the graphics card...the good news is that you have a PCI-express 16x slot. so you can buy any graphics card there is right now.

if price isn't important, get an 8800 gt 512mb, 8800gts 512mb, 8800gtx 768mb, 8800ultra, or the radeon 3870. any one of those would be perfect for you.

i'm not sure how good a card off of ebay is going to be. it likely has something wrong with it. i would strongly advise against it, and buy from an online site like or price is an issue for a good reason...quality. you'll know you're getting a good item for a decent price and it likely won't die on you..

but anyway. there you have it. that's the list of recommended cards at the moment.

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I currently have a pair of Nvidia 8600 gts (256 meg, PCI-E) cards in my machine (SLI). I want to upgrade but do not have a lot of money to spend.

I was wondering if someone could suggest a good card to upgrade to (roughly speaking 100 bucks per card without shipping)?

The cards are old and I haved tried poking around but I need a recommendation.


Answer:Upgrading my Video card

Oops. The one I linked to is not SLI.

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My computer has an MSI Iona motherboard with an Intel Core 7 860 processor and 8 Mb RAM. It also has a NVidia GT230 video card which I would like to replace. Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Upgrading my video card

It appears that you have a PCI Expres x16 (2.0) slot, so any PCI-E graphics card will work. Check out this "best GPU for the money" article at Toms for suggestions at different price points.,3107.html

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I dunno anything about video cards (not even sure what i have lol).

I was told to right click ond esktop and properties and go to display then to adapter? It says i have ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 series, but it says in memory that its 256 MB?!?!

Although i remember the seller telling me it was in the 50s, plus games requirin 64 mb and more run very slow.

Seller also had told me i could always add memory later in the agp slot.

My questions are:

1-How do i know if i have those slots required to add?

2- If i do have them, what should i add and get? i dont want the pricy top stuff, but something that all games will play on?

If i dont have those slots, what can i do or get?

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Help upgrading video card

The Radeon 200 is onboard and uses system memory. You probably have a PCIe 16x slot (not AGP) for a real video card! Just about any PCIe card would be a upgrade. More info on the motherboard and PSU would be usefull.

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Hey I know that you can't upgrade a video card that is integrated but I wasn't sure if this computer has an integrated chip or if it is separate and able to upgrade.

Acer Aspire AS7750G-6854 LX.RU302.039 Notebook PC

Here is the link to the specs and such

​Acer Aspire Core i5, 4GB, 17.3 Black Notebook at

Answer:Upgrading Video Card

Even though it is a dedicated card, it can still be part of the motherboard. About the only way you can be sure is if you open it up.

Typically, only the $1,000+ have removable video cards, but not always.

Just to ask, why do you want to change out the GFX?

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Can anyone recommend an inexpensive videocard to replace my sadly defunct GeForce Fx 5600?
I've been trying to choose one for myself but I'm suffering spec. overload and I'm still none the wiser.

It needs to be an AGP card, Windows7 Compatible, performance at least equivalent to previous card.
Oh, and a quiet fan.

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Hello. My brother needs a certain video card for his new computer.

Here is what he needs:

# Video/Graphics Card**:

* nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better
* OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better

I have no idea what to get that will work with the computer. This is the video card he has now: He is running on a Windows PC Desktop with Service pack 2.

RADEON 7500 Series AGP (0x5157)
Memory size: 64 MB

I can provide more info If needed.

Answer:Upgrading my video card!

This is a good card that'll do quite well for your brother's PC. Be warned that it needs a 450W power supply with a good number of amps on the +12V rail. If you can't\won't get a new PSU (Power Supply Unit), then get an FX5200 from instead.

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OK right now I have an EVGA nvidia e-geforce 8600 gts with 256 mb of ddr3 and at the store 2 seperate cards caught my eye for the price one was an evga 9400gt with 1GB of ddr2 even thought its not ddr3 its 4X the amount of memory and probably a better procrssor and the other one is a 9500GT with 512mb of ddr2 now I use the system for work and some gaming mostly stuff like Empire total war thats a strategy game and crysis what is the best one I can buy or is my current video card better than either one

Answer:Upgrading video card

My personal option is that your 8600 gts is just as good.....don't be fooled about the 1 gb memory.

The 8800 Gts would be an upgrade

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recently inherited an older 42in HDTV and im looking to upgrade my video card to both make my desktop run a bit smoother and to be able to output hdmi to the HDTV.

my current set up is:
-Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell Quad-Core 3.4GHz
- ASUS B85-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel B85 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
-and an 800w modular ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified psu
-video radeon 4650 128bit, 512mb
I figure with black Friday and cybermonday I can find a great deal on something in the 50-65$ price range.
graphics cards are probably my least knowledgeable area when It comes to PC builds so...Any ideas welcome!

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well i am trying to upgrade my computers video card and i found the perfect one at a decent price but the problem is that it says that it only supports agp 8x while my mother only supports 4x. but on some other websites it says that it supports 4x and people have written comments saying that it runs perfectly on their 4x.

My Specs:

Motherboard: ASUS CUV4X-C AGP 4X
VideoCard: GeForce 2MX
RAM:512 pc133 SDRAM
CPU: Pentium 3 1GHZ

now for the websites i am talking about heres a list of them

TigerDirect the place where i found the card in the first place
if you check the specs on the card it says AGP 8x only but in the reviews someone said that they had used it on agp 4x i believe

now here it says that it is compatible with AGP4x/8x and also in the review someone said they used an AGP 4x motherboard to use it

Now here comes the strange part on the manufacturers website it says that it can only be used with AGP 8x i believe

Now the question is does it work with AGP 4x??

Answer:Need Help With Upgrading My Video Card

Umm, you should have no problem running an AGP 8x graphics card on an AGP 4x motherboard. Most of these cards are backwards compatible as long as your AGP slot supports the 1.5V carrier voltage.

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Im replacing a Nvidia GT 640 with a Nvidia GTX 650 ti. I believe both cards use the same series 600 drivers. Do I need to uninstall my existing driver only to replace it with the same driver.

Answer:upgrading video card

What drivers are you running? The latest is 335.23, link. I'd recommend uninstalling the drivers and performing a fresh install when Windows detects the card anyway.

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It has been a while and I now wish to upgrade my video card.
The one that caught my eye is this: 200 Series Family
I'm wondering if this would work with my Motherboard / power supply which is:
NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI LT Motherboard
and Antec TruePower Trio 550

Will if work or should I look for a different card / Power supply?
Any suggestions or questions?

Answer:Upgrading Video Card

It will work however I would think about getting a different pw supply.

That pw supply just meets the bare minimum. When you make anything work at its max rated pw, it does not last long. Just think about how long the engine in your car would last if you ran it at full throttle all of the time???

One more thought; the ati 5850 is around the same price AND supports dx11.

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I'm trying to find a PCI video card for my nephews computer, not cutting technology just minimum 3d acc and support open GL. They have a Compaq 688 mghtz, now is where i got confused while shopping for a new card, does it matter what type of RAM is in the PC. I've looked at cards that had SD and DD ram will they be compatible with whatever currently is in the computer? Any help would be greatly appreciated, i need to get them off my computer

Answer:Upgrading a video card

Plz tell about ur budget? Yes It effects in the card if it has DDR ram then it is good and is effective and it is SD then it ll be old crad. Buy a 3dcard with DDr memory.

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I have a Lenovo K330B. The video card has died, but I believe it is integrated into motherboard. Can I get a standalone video card and override current set up?

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ATM i have an ATI Radeon X300se 128mb PCIe vid card and i am sorely in need of an uprgade for playing games like unreal tournament 2004 and half-life 2. I would like to spend around 130-170 dollars on the card, but i dont know which gpu to choose.

I have looked at:
GeForce 6600 256mb
GeForce 6600GT 128mb
ATI Radeon X700Pro 256mb

I wonder which gpu would give me the greatest jump in performance ingame. Also what brands would you recommend for my price range? Thanks!

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I need help in finding out what is the best PCI Video Card, I do not have any AGP slots nor do I have any PCI-E slots. I know that I'm limited based on that, I play low to medium level games, I play Mafia and CC Generals

Answer:Upgrading Video Card

Well the best is a Radeon X1300, or the Geforce 6200. Both are available here:

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I currently have a radeon x1600 pro (512mb edition)
My mother board is crossfire ready so I could purchase another x1600pro for around $120.
Would it be worth it to go with a crossfire setup or just buy a new top of the line video card for $300?

I ask because I am getting 15-20 fps playing age of conan. How much of a performance increase would I see with Crossfire?

Answer:Upgrading video card

x1600 as I remember requires a master card which usually cost a few bucks more.

I think you would be better off either with crossfire and a x1900 or getting a new HD3750.

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My Comp specs in Sig

The video card I have now is pretty Bad (16mb...eww) I want to upgrade it to like a 64 or 128mb AGP card. The only games I play on PC are Diablo II LOD and StarCraft BroodWar, and I was thinking about Getting Counter Strike. Would a 64mb card work or should I bite the bullet and get a 128. Might I add im 16 and im on a budget. and wats a good place to buy a card from, TigerDirect? or how about this place > CLICK HERE

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Ok, so I have a 256mb Radeon 9200, and frankly, I'm not happy with compatibility with Direct X 9.0b etc and I want to upgrade it. I found on a website for a store near me an ASUS AGP RADEON 9600SE 128MB 8X DVI for $119, and I'm thinking that sounds like a good deal, especially if I can trade in my old graphics card, but I want your opinion.

Is this a better card, and will I get better performance/compatibility etc with games? I'm mainly wanting it for Far Cry, Doom3 and Rome: Total War which have all been assaulting me with video glitches and sub par performance because of the incompatiblities with Direct X 9.0b.

So yeah, opinions please.

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I went with the intragrated video card but looking to upgrade.    I have Acer Aspire 3900m-e4002 Looking for something decent and not really exspensive and that is compatiable 

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I want to upgrade my Graphics card so i can play games on HD
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 645 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942326 MB, Free - 775505 MB; D: Total - 11439 MB, Free - 1397 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
model:Hewlett-Packard p7-1054
HP pavillion

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We just had our PC fixed by replacing the motherboard as well as its RAM with new one while retaining the still useful parts. Then I realized the video card that's been inside has been getting dated in terms of functionality for gaming. I have a Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 1024 Mb installed in this PC and I'm thinking of replacing it with a better performing video card for games. Can anyone recommend me a good alternative to this video card but is better in terms of gaming functions? How much would such a video card costs? I don't really care whether the video card is branded or generic as long as its durable. .

Answer:Upgrading video card

to fully answer your question we need at least two more pieces of info:
what's your approx budget?
how big is your PSU? (more powerful gfx cards need more wattage)

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My kid wants to be able to play NBA2K15 and NBA2K16 on Steam with the PC.
We tried - according to the Amazon info we met the specs:
AMD Radeon HD7450 graphics card
Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 gHz processor
Lenovo M series ThinkCentre desktop
Win 7, 64 bit with 535 GB free

But it was not to be. Had to set the game on the lowest sliders and couldn't see players' faces. That stopped the lagging but made the graphics bad and put a black box around the action. It was awful. Went back to NBA2K14, which was the last one to come out on disc.

Now he wants to try again. Can we update the graphics card?
This site tells the requirements and the recommended systems for NBA2K15:
This site tells the requirements and recommended for NBA 2K16, which comes out next month. (You have to scroll down on this one to get the required and recommended specs.)

We would like him to be able to play the newest version when it comes out. If we need to just save up for a better computer, we can do that. But if it's a cheaper fix to update the card, we would rather do that. We just don't want to chase our tails and end up not buying a video card that's good enough to get the full experience of the game.

Thanks for any help you can give us.

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Your system specifications are fine. You need to look at your internet connection. What are your download/upload speeds, and the ping.

Go Here.

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Does anyone have any advice regarding upgrading a video card? The card being replaced on my husband's comp is an nVidia riva tnt2 m64. I want to spend under $75, and still have a card compatible with some of the games I am playing (ie. World of Warcraft).

These are some I was looking at:

nForce Integrated Graphics
GeForce 2 (GTS / Ultra / Ti / Pro / MX) Series
GeForce 3 (Ti) Series
GeForce 4 MX Series
GeForce 4 Ti Series
GeForce FX Series
GeForce PCX Series
GeForce 6 Series

There seem to be a lot of different cards and I'm not clear on what the differences are.

I've never gotten anything but great advice on this forum, so thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Here is one that meets your specs. Link

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I have a problem starting up a game...and it always results in a Blue Screen Of Death....i have been told to upgrade my video card from the manufacturers Video Card is Mobile Intel 965 Epress Chipset Family..but i cant find out how to upgrade it .....could someone help me ....mabey by telling me how....or posting a link to the website which will let me do it?

I need to upgrade my Video card becuase this game wont play....and is always resulting in a Blue Screen Of Death....My Video Card is Moblie Intel 965 Express Chipset Family....but i dont know how to upgrade Mabey post a link to a web which will allow me to upgrade it?

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Hello all,
I am new to this forum, but looks like a great community!

My current system:
P4 3.0e ghz H/T
2 gig PC3200 Kingston (DDR400?)
40 and 30 gig 7200 rpm drives
865GBF Intel mobo
not bad... right? Well,
Also using a ATI Radeon 9600se (i know)

I have used it for awhile because I haven't been playing too many games since Half-Life 2, but I am ready to get back into the swing of things, so time to upgrade!

So far I have limited my choices between:

ATI - Radeon X800 XT
nVidia - BFG - GeForce 6800 GT OC Graphics Card

Obviously, with my 865 board I can't use PCI-E, so I am stuck with AGP. Listen guys, any opinions are welcome! They both look like great cards, but I just need a little knudging in the right direction. Having never owned a nVidia, I am normally a ATI shopper, so I don't want to be biased in this decision

Thank you!

Answer:Upgrading video card.

Welcome to majorgeeks...

those cards are okay but if you want to compare speed and techinical stuff
on both cards go here the first page is ATI then a bottom of the pages
click next for nividia so check for CORE speed and MEMORY speed.

Hope this help..... And yes this his a great place...

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Hey there. I'm currently running a terrible prebuilt computer I got last year or so from HP (will not be buying anything from them again), and within a year, it began to give me trouble. A friend of mine is quite adept with computers and fixed it for me, and told me my graphics card burnt out. I play games heavily, and wasn't expecting something I bought for the price that I did to fall apart in a year.

Anyway, I'm currently running a NVidia 6600 something or other, and I play World of Warcraft regularly. I have had to downgrade from a 9400 or a 9800 Nvidia, and the 6600 is just too outdated to run Warcraft at the proper resolution. It's a slow and (now it's starting to burn out as well, because it's obviously not a gaming card) getting older, and I'd like to replace it with something decent until I can afford an actual gaming computer.

Anyway, I have an apparently weak PSU at 300w... and I think it has two rails. It says power cannot exeed 268w and then again at 175w right under it. My card is like I said; a NVidia 6600, and I was looking at the GT 220, but it had some very poor reviews for games apparently. I can never tell. Some gaming freaks call anything that isn't brand new and 600$ crap, while they're running $4,000 monsters. I don't have that kind of cash.

I'm looking to spend 150$ max. A little more is Okay if I'm screwed, but I'd like to keep it as cheap as possible.

I have a CPUID report, but ... Read more

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Right now I'm looking at the review for the MSI GeForce GT 240 review which looks promising. Very low power even at peak load.

Just something to comment on.

Looks great with temperatures too. 47C under peak load.

I'm wondering if my little 300w will do it for this? The guy reccomends 400 in TOP END computers. Mine is far from that, but I game a lot, and would be using peak quite frequently.

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My pc is a HPE H8-1120 and I recently bought a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750ti and unfortunately my pc got stuck at the HP splash screen, where it says press escape to boot, and then beeped once. Some research showed that apparently the legacy bios on my mobo isn't compatible so now I'm thinkin of picking up an Asus Radeon RX 460 from here .. anybody know if it will be compatible with my pc? I would hate to have to have the same problem all over again and waste money Thanks!

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Hi MaccoCruz, I've not added a card to this particular PC, but have you checked the PC and MB specs against the card specs? For refernce, here is the PC specs document: Here are the MB specs: Also, have you checked if there is an updated BIOS?

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I'm looking for a video card to upgrade too on my hp m8125x media center pc. The video card it came with was a Nvidia 7350LE. I'm looking for a fast/good video card for playing games at 1440 x 900. My PC has only 1 case fan (exhaust) and does not have any intake fans, so my case doesn't have good enough airflow to handle cards that give out a lot of heat (like the 8800 gt, which caused my CPU temperatures to rise alot). I have already upgraded the stock power supply to a 500 Watt Enermax Liberty. So what good video card would you recommend for me that won't increase my case/CPU temperatures?

Answer:Upgrading Video card help

What's your budget like? The 9600GT is a nice card that can be had in a dual-slot "flavor" for around $100. Just make sure it'll fit in your case. Here is a link to one.

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Hey all,

I intend to upgrade my video card soon, but my only concern is my power supply.... I have a 400W FSP Group ATX-400 PA. (Has 34 or 36A on +12V rail), and I do not want to buy a new one lol.

I am trying to decide between the 8800GT and the 9600GT, but I'd prefer the second one because it runs cooler and uses less power than the 8800GT.

System would be:

Core 2 Duo E4300 @ 2.7 GHz (might go for 333MHZ FSB, or 2.93GHZ)
2GB Corsair XMS DDR2-800
80GB HDD (might go for 160 in several months)
Around 3 fans (have more but I power them separately)

Do you think my PSU could handle the 8800GT? It's a high quality PSU, but I still think 400W might be small for such a power hungry card lol......

So the 9600GT would be the card for me? (BTW I game at 1280x1024, no more )

Thanks =)

Answer:Upgrading video card

Your power supply is fine for the 8800GT or the 9600GT IMO.

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Hello, I have had this video card inside my computer that I recently bought (I would link you, but not enough posts (, and it has just been sitting in there since I could not get it to work (black screen) and I just figure it is the video card and have given up trying to fix it. So I have come to you guys since I will soon be buying another video card and since I want to be SURE it will work on my computer, here are my computer specs (no idea what is needed so here is everything I could find):

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
System Model: FQ545AA-ABA a6700f
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v.6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9150e Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
Memory: 3966MB RAM

I would buy my video card from newegg but I want it as soon as possible, so here is one I found from BestBuy: or

If you have any suggestions for me that would be great!

(Oh and if I am missing something from my specs, just tell me and inform me how to find out that information, thanks)

P.S. Links are up... Woo~

Answer:Help upgrading to a better video card

dude.. could be your power.. not enough to support.. but i dont have that info.. check it out an post back .. i kinda want to know

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Is it possible to upgrade the VGA card in my T61 to another card?  I've got the discrete nVidia Quadro 140M now, and it's a good card for what I do, but I'm looking to get rid of my desktop and without an s-video or DVI port on my T61 I can't hook it up to my 65" DLP HDTV.Any suggestions?Thanks! 

Answer:Upgrading the video card on a T61

no everything is soldered on, so you are stuck with what you have. If you want DVI output, it is easily done using an advanced mini-dock, which have most of the outputs you want.Message Edited by wjli2 on 05-14-2008 01:38 PM

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Hey guys, posting this before the problems occur.

I'm upgrading my video card from a 64 mb ddr sdram Nvidia MX420 w/ TV out to a ATI radeon X 700 pro 256mb GDDR3?? AGP 8x/4x (my mobo supports 1x, 2x, and 4x) so I figure that should be ok

Now, I've heard that when you upgrade from Nvidia to ATI or vica versa there are usually issues.

I think if you do certain things ahead of time you can minimize those issues.

I've heard things like uninstall drivers and such.

Assuming you don't see anything wrong with the new card I'm gonna use in my computer should I do anything else before actually switching the cards?

Oh yea, system has windows xp home edition, sp2, 768 mb pc2100 ram, pentium 4, 2.53 ghz.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Video Card Upgrading

There are some incompatibilities with AGP cards as not all of them run at the same voltage. There's AGP 2.0 and 3.0 make sure your motherboard meets the version of the video card. Odds are it does.

driver cleaner pro works wonders for uninstalling drivers is a good site where you can learn how to do it manually. Of course, you can just uninstall with add/remove programs, but what fun is that?

I would suggest a better video card though. I don't know how much you want to spend, but you can get a 7800gs for ~300$ a 6800gs for ~200$ a 6600gt for I don't know much less than 200$ I'd gather. Or anything from the ati x800 series should do fine. I haven't heard many good things about the x700, and I'm not even sure they make an AGP version, but I'm guessing I just never bothered to look. Of course AGP cards are becoming a scarce commodity now-a-days.

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Hello all.

I want to upgrade my video card and I am not sure which one to get. I do not want to spend more than 200 dollars. Below are my comp specs. The games I would like to play is COD 4, Bioshock, etc. with graphics at high settings. I want a 512mb video card.

Hp pavilion a1650e
Amd 64 x2 4600+ 2.4ghz cpu
pci-e nvidia 7500le video card 256mb
2gb ram
300watt psu, which I am sure I will have to upgrade with better video card.

Also, does anyone know what chipset this comp has or where I can find out. I would also like to upgrade the cpu if possible.

Answer:Upgrading video card

should have read guide first

well I just read the guide to the video card upgrade. I guess I should have done that first, sorry. I wll download z-cpu and get the required info so that I can get the proper advice.

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I am upgrading my video card since my radeon 9200 cant seem to handle my HL2 games. I want to be able to play Half Life 2 at 1024x768 resolution, and High texture/Model settings at over 60fps. I am not planning on messin with AA and AF settings. I have only $190! These are my choices so far-

Radeon 9700pro
If I buy this it should run HL2 well, right? I will have like 50 bucks to put fans and cooling supplies in my computer case. I only have one fan!


Radeon 9800pro
-The 128mb/256bit version. Reviews say this card has like a 15% performance increase over the 9700pro. ATI says this is ideal for playing Half-Life 2! Im thinking I wouldnt have to upgrade for a long time with this card!Is it worth 50 more dollars?


GeForce 6600GT
People on the tech-forums love this thing! Im not sure about it especially since I dont play Doom 3 at all. I have had more experience with ATI than Nvidia - I believe my friend just got rid of his trouble-making Geforce fx5200. Reviews say that the 6600gt gets 10fps less than radeon 9800pro @ 1024x768 in Half-Life 2(no AA/AF) and 10fps more than the 9800pro with AA/AF turned on. The 6600gt has only a 128bit memory interface also. The big drawback is that it will cost me too much! I will have to wait a while to upgrade!


Do I really want AA/AF on ? I dont see much of a need for the 6600gt and would really like to be able to only spend $130 on a radeon 9700pro if it does the job! The Radeon 9800pro is what i'm lean... Read more

Answer:Upgrading AGP Video Card <$200 for HL2/CSS

what are the bottlenecks on your system? that nvidia 6600gt is for super high-end systems that dont do any real computing except look very pretty and go very fast. I have an ati 9800 mobility on a laptop that is about 1.864ghz amd64 and i get around 50fps in 1024x768, since thats the highest it can go. no problems or glitches here. and this is on a laptop. dont listen to me fully, just my experience for you.

valuewise, the 6600gt beats the 9800 pro by far. it will last you, contrary to the already outdated 9800. and for 40 dollars more...make sure its by EVGA

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So my parents went out and bought a "hp p7-1207c". And I was wondering if I could add a video card to the pc.
The Motherboard is a "AAHD3-hb".
When I was reading the the info on the motherboard it said it has 1 PCI Express x16 so my question is does the integrated graphics on the motherboard have anything to do with this slot and if it doesn't could I add a graphics card to my PC and would it be worth it.

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I would like to get peoples input on what video card I should upgrade to.

I have a AMD XP1800 system with a Ti200 AGP 8x card now but I think its crapping out. When I play a game I keep getting an error and one of the possibilities is that something has over heated. I'm assuming its the video card since it only happens when I'm gaming.

Your opinions would be appreciated.

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Can I upgrade my video card from a 6500 series to a R7-200 ?

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Yes.That is only if you purchase a model that has legacy BIOS compatibility.  Sapphiretech makes cards that have legacy BIOS compatibility and some that actually have a physical switch on the card to allow switching between UEFI and legacy BIOS compatibility. See the following catalog from Sapphiretech.   Radeon HD r7 200 series video cards require a single six-pin PCIe power connector. Your desktop was not delievered with a PSU that supplies that. You will also need to upgrade the PSU.

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Hey, guys. I have this system:

Compaq Deskpro EN
Intel Pentium 3 866mHz (133FSB X 5)
256MB SDRAM Memory (2 X 128 @ 100 Mhz)
NVIDIA Riva TNT2 Graphics Card 16MB AGP4X @ AGP4X 142mhZ core, 166 mhZ memory
Onboard SoundMAX Integrated Audio
20GB WEstern Digital HDD @ 5400RPM or 7200RPM
2 Optical Drives (Pioneer DVD-116 40xCD, 16xDVD; HP CD-Writer Plus! 8000 series 8XCD-R, 4XCD-RW, 32XCD)
Windows 2000 SP4

and I want to upgrade the graphics card. What is the highest NVIDIA series (I prefer NVIDIA) card I should use? I don't want to go into the FX series, because I believe that the processor will be a bottleneck. I want to use a GeForce4Ti (I see that model a lot in the forums), but I don't know if it would work on a 200W PSU. Any suggestions?

Answer:Upgrading A Video Card

What PSU do you have now becuase I dont see it inside your system specs...

If it's the 200w you said... Im surprised your computer can even run with 200w :haha: well what I would 1st do is switch the PSU to this:

For the videocard give a link to the card you want and i'll take a look at it

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I Have computer that is an Hp Pavillion 700. I want to upgrade the video card inside of it. It originally came with a Geforce 4 MX 420 video card. I want to upgrade it to a XFX GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8X / VGA / DVI / TV Out / Video Card. I dont know if my AGP slot is 4x or 8x. Someone please help me find out. The system # on my comp is DA192A
The serial # is MX307A1031.

Please help me find out.
Thank You

Answer:Upgrading My Video Card

so are you saying i have agp 8x

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My sons video card doesn't seem to be good enough for the latest PC games. He has a NVIDIA GEFORCE2 MX/MX400 card. He uses Windows XP. Is it easy to install a new video card??? Do you just open the computer case and put a new one in??? Can anyone advise me what is the best card to buy? Can you buy any video card e.g if I can buy one in the sales??? thanks!!

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So I have an Alienware Aura R3
Mainboard : Alienware 046MHW
Chipset : Intel P67
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
Processor : Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3400 MHz
Physical Memory : 6144 MBDDR3-SDRAM
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 x2 SLi
PSU : 525w

CAn I upgrade video card to MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 Video Card or to the MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card

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Yeah you can, any current generation card will work (except the GTX 690 and 7990 because your PSU won't be able to handle those). Should be quite a considerable upgrade over your current GTS 450 SLI setup.

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My friend has 499mghz Compaq Presario. His video card is 3DFX Voodoo3, can he upgrade this? Also he has Windows XP.

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I currently have a 32 mb Nvidia riva tnt2 installed in AGP slot. my AGP slot support 2x/4x. What type of video card can I install, because some games require higher memory like 64mb etc.?
I have Windows XP Pro P4 SP1 512 RAM. Any advise is appreciated.

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 need tp up  grade my video card as the program I want to run says Minimum system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i3; RAM: 8 GB; Free hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: 2 GB RAM card, DirectX11 - compatible; requires internet activation.Recommended system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+; RAM: 16GB; Hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 / ATI R9 290 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation. The only thing I am in question about is the video. Other then that I meet the requirements.Is there a reccommened Video Card. I cannot get another computer at this time.OK my problem is.. when I run the Game my computer graphics stop and I get a message saying it is restarting.My graphics right now is  AMD Radeon HD 7400 series. Thank You and I look forward to some help with this.  

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Hey guys! (first post, woot)I currently have an XPS 410... specs:- Vista Home Premium (32 Bit)- 2Gig RAM- Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 1.86GHzCurrent Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE- PCI Express (64-Bit)I was hoping to find a new card... somewhere around $100-200. (+ or - a few dollars)Any help you guys can give would be great, thanks!Some that I have been looking at...

Answer:Upgrading my Video Card + RAM.

I have the 9600gt and its been working great for me since i put it in, no hassles and an easy install

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Newcomer to the board. Not a hard core compu-dude or gamer, but know my way around hardware a little, being an engineer and all and liking to tinker with stuff. I want to upgrade the Radeon 9000 64 MB video card (won't run Far Cry) on my <ahem - it's not a custom built machine> Compaq P4 2.66 Ghz, 512 MB DDR SDRAM. Am looking at ATI 9700 Pro or 9800 Pro.. Both recommend 300W PSU. The stock one installed is 250W. What's the real risk of not upgrading the PSU? Let's face it, we design to peak loading (i.e. all devices running at the same time), but 99.9 % of the time we're not at peak. Easy enough to replace it I guess if I can find one that fits in the box on the PSU footprint. Has anyone upgraded video cards similarly and actually had a problem with the PSU? Thanks for any advice/opinions!

Answer:Upgrading video card - need new PSU?

Get the Radeon 9800 Pro and a new PSU

I recently built a custom PC.

The original card was a PNY GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, AGP, 128 MB.

My screen kept freezing up when I tried to play a game.

I purchased an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro as recommended by many of the gaming forums I went to.

I'm very happy with the performance.

About 15 minutes into Doom III and some heavy action, my UPS kicked-out.

It was rated at 10A / 170W. I now have a 12A / 450W UPS just for my system and the other is for phone, printer, video camera ... etc. I probably had too many items plugged into the UPS.

The ATI Radeon 9800 Pro uses power directly from the PSU. The 2 most common things I read in the gaming forums are ...

1) Good PSU +400W and 15-18A on the 12V rail
2) Good cooling especially for the +3GHz CPUs.

I have (2) 80mm intake fans and (1) 120mm exhaust fan on my system.

Good luck.

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Hi there, I would like to upgrade the video card in this HP PC but I think there is limited room.  I am thinking along the lines of a 750ti which is about as close to the physical measurements of the factory card installed.  I would of course upgrade to an appropriate PSU. ThanksBrad

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Hi, I have a HP Pavillion desktop a705w and would like to upgrade my 64mb video card so I can upload and burn my home videos onto DVD. I have no clue what I need to buy. I believe my computer has PCI slots instead of AGP which helps narrow it down but I'm still clueless as what to get. I contacted a tech person from HP and he never would tell me what kind to get just gave me a URL link to update my codes. Which makes no sense to me either. I hope someone can help me so I can get busy saving precious home movies.

Answer:Need help upgrading video card

I would probley get the geforce fx5500 or maybe if you want to go lower than that you can just get the 5200 or if you dont like nvidia you can get an ATI card. Possibly the 9250. There isnt to many selections for PCI anymore. I myself have the 5500 cause im stuck with only PCI to. So i would go with an nvidia card if it was me. I really dont like ATI to much.

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Ok, after about 5 years I have finally decided to upgrade my Video Card.
But I need your help.
I have a deal on an NVidia GeForce 6800 512MB Video card for $40
I currently have an ATI Radeon 9550/X1050 Series 256MB Video Card (AGP).
My Motherboard is an DFI Lanparty Pro 875 Revision B.
And my Powersource is on a bootleg 300W's as my other 2 (400W and 450W) both burned out.

And is a PCI-E Graphics Card a compatible replacement for an AGP Video Card?
Thank you in advance!

Answer:Upgrading my Video Card :/

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I am currently running a Nvidia GeForce4 Mx 420 64MB on a Dell 4550 2.4 with 512 RAM. I want to upgrade the video card, but not break the bank. So, less than $50. I'm saving for a new PC. I'm not happy with the performance in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, on average I get around 15 FPS.

I'm not too tech savvy so I have quite a few questions:

How important is the Clock Core speed? Is it more important to get higher memory or clock speed?

128 or 256MB, will there be a huge difference?

Any opinions on : Radeon 9200 9250 9550 9600? Should I stick with Nvidia? any suggetions on a Nvidia card?

What's the difference between AGP 2x, 4x, 8x ?

Is it worth it to pay $35 for a Radeon 9200 SE 128MB PC Video Graphics Card? or should I get something newer?

Answer:Need help upgrading a video card

$50 isnt much to work with. The ATI 9200 and Nvidia 5200 are crap and avoid any card with 64bit memory or SE or LE in its name. Those are the lepers of video card. Do you have an AGP slot? Some Dells dont. If you need a PCI card the FX5700 is the best , for AGP check Ebay for a Radeon 9500.

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I am trying to upgrade my video card in my desktop computer to evga GeForce gtx670 ftw. Before I install drivers it boots up just fine but after installing drivers I get a black screen after the hp logo and Windows screen. Is there a bios update available or how do I remedy this issue?

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I currently have a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 MB and have an ati radeon HD 4000 video card. What would be a better one to run?

Answer:upgrading to win 10 & would like better video card

upgrading to win 10

I currently have a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 MBClick to expand...

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 motherboard

It has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot for adding a graphics card.

It has driver support for Windows XP and Vista and 7, but not for Windows 8/8.1 and 10.

and have an ati radeon HD 4000 video card. What would be a better one to run?Click to expand...

A lot depends on how you plan to use that computer and what power supply it has.


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Well my computer use to be awsome about 3 years ago, but you know how that goes. I have been having a lot of trouble with my video card not being powerful enough, and it has recently hit the breaking point with World of Warcraft. I have the settings down to the lowest with 800x600 and I cant go anywhere without a lot of lag. I also have to use really old drivers or else my screen will glitch up .

The video card I currently have is a GeForce 2 GTS 64mB.
I just want to spend enough money so I can run WoW at a good resolution and not have to upgrade for around a year or so. So im hoping I can get a card for under 80$ or even better less. Does anyone know what I should get? I was thinking of getting a GeForce 4 TI 4200 128mB or a GeForce 4 TI 4600 128mB if I can find it. My friend has the ti4600 and he gets a good FPS at 1024x960. My computer right now is as follows :

AMD XP 1800+
512mB SDRAM PC133
GeForce 2 GTS 64mB

So I am assume my bottleneck is the video card, anyone have any suggestions on what a good CHEAP video card is?

Answer:Upgrading Video Card, need some help

Well obviously, the more you pay the better you get. Personally, I'd look at something along the lines of a 5200 or a 5900. Also running an AMD xp @ 1800 might be lagging too, would boost that up to something like a 2800 or even go to an athlon 64. If you can say how much you want to spend then we can look around

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hello, i want to play a game on my pc called overwatch. The minimum requirements for this game is an Intel(R) Graphics 4400. My computer currently has a Intel(R) Graphics card installed. Is my card upgradeable? I'm pretty sure my computer is a HP ENVY 20-d010 TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC because thats what it said when I asked the site to identify my product for me. When i go to computer properties it says my computer is a Intel(R) Pentium (R) CPU G870 @ 3.10 GHz 4.00 GB RAM. The Model Number is: 20-d010. The Serial Number is: [Personal Information Removed] . The Product Number is: H3Y85AA#ABA. If my video card is upgradeable, what card do you recommend? Thank you for your time.

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@Swayed?, welcome to the forum. The motherboard has "One PCI Express x16 MXM slot that supports a PCI Express x16 graphics card (Gen 2.0) *MXM 3.0 version: Type AShared memory up to 256 MBThese cards are made for the use of OEM manufacturers like HP.  Therefore, they are very difficult to find.  You can check on ebay to see if there is one for sale. 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 came into possession of a HP Touchsmart 300-1120. I am not using it for games just browsing and using for watching movies when traveling via Plex home theater.  I have upgraded the CPU to a Athlon X4 605e & maxed out the RAM to 8 GB. I noticed I can upgrade the video card by using the Mobile PCI Express Module slot.  While I know that the onboard Radeon HD 3200 GPU can handle HD video, it does lag considerably. even if I have the movie on the hard drive. So the question is, where can I find one of these cards. And is there a way of upgrading the PSU? Thank you

Jim HuttoI do not work for HP.I am a computer technician and a computer enthusiast with over 32 years of computer repair and networking experience

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My computer has a mxm 3.0 PCI Express (gen 2.0) slot. Would a NVidia GeForce GTX 770M graphics card work? When i look up the specs it says Bus Support: PCI Express 3.0, PCI Express 2.0. You can see the specs here:

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My AMD Radeon graphics card failed (1st screen blank, 2nd screen all vertical lines) and want to upgrade to a NVIDIA 900 series graphics card.  If I'm understanding correctly, my motherboard is a legacy bios and cannot support video cards that require a UEFI bios (which would include the NVIDIA 9XX cards). Based on the info below my first question would be...can my motherboard bios be reset/upgraded to a UEFI bios? And secondly if not...what would be my best option for a NVIDIA card?  6XX series? (stream video and moderate game playing) Thanks! HP Pavilion CPE Series H8-1160TMB IPISB-CH2 (Chicago) 16MB RamAMD Radeon HD6850 GraphicsIntel Core i7-2600 [email protected] 600W Power SupplyPurchased: 26 Nov 11

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So I'm looking to replace my Video Card, it died on me. You can read all about it in my other thread. I read the guide to asking for suggestions so I am following that format.

At the moment I am not playing anything much, I mostly enjoy a couple hours of arena on World of Warcraft

I'm looking to spend around 100, I want to stay around that.

Motherboard - M2N - Sli
Memory - 2 x Crucial 1GB, 240 - pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+
CPU Speed - 3216.6 MHz
Power Supply - Cooler Master eXtreme Power RP-500-PCAR 500W
Wattage output/Amperage - It has 2 +12v Rails and they are both at 16A so 32A

I must admit right now I am quite amateur, barely keeping my head above water so thanks for all the help and patience as well as knowledge.

I was looking at this Video Card but I don't think it is much better than my Card that just broke. My Card at the moment but doesn't allow me to play games is a BFG 512 8800 GT OC. It's Core Clock is 625MHz, Shader Clock 1566MHz, and Memory data rate is 1800MHz. I don't need a 1GB card, got a shitty monitor.

Hope that is enough information guys, thanks in advance. Doh, I'm in Canada.

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Hi boyontherun.
you are right , that card is not even close to the card you have now. dont let the Nvidia numbering system fool you. for a $100, this is your best bet. see if you can find this from a site that ships to you.
or this, 4830
if your stuck on nvidia, get another 8800gt, any of them will do exceedingly well for the gaming you do

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Hi so i have a Alienware M17x R2 laptop and i wanted to know how do i check if a video card is compatible
it is an i7
has 16gb of ram
and the current video card is HD AMD Radeon 5800 ( two of them)

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Hi guys I'm wanting to upgrade my desktop's video card. I have the Dell Inspiron 8GB Windows 10 Desktop Computer (model #:I36553852BLK) I want the video card to be in the $80-$200 range (could go a little higher if the price is close to $200) and play PC games currently pretty dang good on a budget and better than the current  graphics I have. Of course whatever else I'll need in order to properly upgrade my video card would be very beneficial to me. When I first opened the desktop I realized that the current video card is embedded in the motherboard and I have to uninstall it from the desktop. (I know where to go for this but when the window comes up, it comes up with a check box stating "Delete software" something like that, should I click that check box or not?). What i did in the beginning was that I got this EVGA GeForce  1050 Ti graphics card with a 400 W power supply as i was told to get (Went to bestbuy). Went home and realized the graphics card ain't even going to fit. I went back and talked to the same associate I talked to previously and told him what happened. As he was telling me, he showed me what desktop I had in their store and he told me that it's going to be difficult to find a graphics card suitable for my needs. The associate also said that current and latest graphics cards out now have that "DDR5" and it won't fit in my desktop. Overall he suggested to look online for a variety of cards that will fit m... Read more

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I am looking into upgrading my video card, as I currently have a Nvidia GeForce FX 5500. I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a 2.6 ghz (supposively) dual core processor. 1 gb of RAM, and a 250 w PSU. I also have 1 AGP 8x slot and 3-4 PCI (not PCI express) slots.I know I would need to upgrade my PSU for anything good, that wouldn't be the problem. What I want is a video card that supports Direct X 10 for an AGP 8x slot at the cheapest price possible. I have looked into Nvidia cards and it seems the best Nvidia card that would work in an AGP slot is a Nvidia GeForce 7950 GT, and that does not support DirectX 10.What I need to know is some recommendations for the best video card I can get for my system (regardless of price and PSU, unless above $500).I was looking into it and it seemed like this video card would fit my needs. have a question about this video card also. If I buy two of these, would I be able to use them together (like Nvidia's SLI). And, what kind of PSU would 2 of these require?

Answer:Upgrading Video Card

if your budget is $500, i would recommend getting a new motherboard, one with a PCI-E X16 slot. you are severly limiting your choices of graphics cards by having an AGP board.

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Ok, I decided to upgrade my Dell Dimension 4600's Video Card.
Here is my specs:

Dell Dimension 4600

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.4 GHz

Direct X Version: 9.0c

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 [128 MB] (Integrated RAMDAC)

Plug and Play Monitor: 1024x768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

SoundMAX Digital Audio

Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)
So, I need to know what's the best video card I can get with and without upgrading my Power Supply as well.
And, could someone kindly tell me what the best overall power supply for a Dimension 4600 is and how much it costs?

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Hello, my first time here. I bought a new Flight Simulator for radio controlled airplaines named REAL FLIGHT BASIC. It will not run on my computer because my video card does not support 'shaders'. Not sure what shaders are. Here are the details on my computer. H.P. P-4, 2.8Hz, with HT,512 DDR SDRAM expandable to 2.0 GB, 160.0 OGB ultra DMA hard drive. It has a NVIDIA MX 440 AGP 8X video card. Audio listed as a 'Intregrated AC 97'. From this info can a upgraded video card that uses the same slots be suggested and maybe a better sound card? Also whatever is suggested installed while the computer is open.

Answer:Need help upgrading my video card

You can certainly upgrade the AGP video card to one that supports pixel shading.
Depending where you are, if you have access to etail, availability and power supply requirements I would suggest something along the lines of :
AMD ATI HD 4650 (128-bit, 512Mb) ($71 inc shipping)
The HD 4670 is the next step up and about as good as it gets in AGP, but at $117 represents quite a step up in pricing.
Both these cards require a PCIe 6 pin power adapter. There are adapters that can convert one or two molex 4 pin plugs to one PCIe 6 pin (these often come bundles with the card).
It is suggested that a 400 watt power supply be used, which may necessitate an upgrade.
Buying a card of a lower power consumption (if your PSU is of a lower specification and you don't want to upgrade) probably leaves the HD 3650 128-bit 512Mb card as your best alternative - bear in mind it offers lesser performance for the same price as the better cards (in this case).

Sound cards are available that use the PCI slot/s on your motherboard - Asus Xonar and Creative's many Soundblaster products being prime examples.

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Alright. So I plan on upgrading the RAM and video card on this computer in order to play Starcraft 2. (Needs at least a GeForce 6600, I have a 6200 TC)

Its running Windows XP Media Center Edition with DirectX 9.0c
I found the RAM i needed but I don't know what video card will work because all of the new cards are DirectX 11 and such.

So I'm just wondering, will a DirectX11 card work on DirectX 9 and also, what is PCI Express 2.1 x16 and 2.0 x16 etc.

My computer has a PCI Express x16 but I don't know what the 2.0 is for.
Thanks a bunch.

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Don't worry about the specs as they are backwards compatible to your PCI-E 1.0 slot. As long as your game is supported in XP then you're fine.

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ok im new to all of this so sorry if i do not use correct terms and seem silly.

i have Intel 82810e.. and i want to purchase this game for my computer.. but it doesnt support my.. version im guessing? i need a 845,865, or 915.. how would i go about getting that? would i have to get a new video card and have it installed or can i just get upgrades from the intel website? and what the heck is a 2.0 ghz processor.. pleaaase help. thank you.

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...Right now I'm trying to upgrade my old video card to a newer one, on an older system. I want to continue to use the older system.

PIII-450MHz, Intel 440BX (Tabor3) R3 mobo
nVidia RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro 16MB (3.3v- 1xAGP)

I would like to upgrade to something close to:
GeForce MX 64-128MB

The problem is finding a video card with support for the 3.3v AGP..?

I've heard two conflicting suggestions on the matter; one, get the video card and try it(it will probably work but not at the newer specifications), and two, the voltages are different and won't work.

I want the newer card to have more video memory.


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Since the 440BX uses a 2X AGP slot, you should be able to use a AGP 2X/4x or a 8X card that supports a 2X, 3.3V slot.

A Nvidia MX card should then work.

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I want to upgrade my video card but unsure what to buy my computer's product# is F3E28AAR#ABA the only thing I have already upgraded is the ram which is now maxed out at 16gb.I wanted to get an opinion before I purchased something that doesn't work. Thank you

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Hi, Hope the following post helps:   Regards.

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I used the X230 Thinkpad Tablet in tablet mode and when I went back to use it as a laptop, the touchpad no longer works.  I can use the keyboard and use the touchscreen but not the touchpad.  When I go into the control panel for Windows 7 and the mouse settings, the touchpad options to activate are not available. The touchpad mouse works before I log into the machine, but when my desktop shows and I try to use the various programs, the touchpad is not activated. How do I get the touchpad to work again?  

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I recently purchased a X230 type 3434-CTO Tablet (the one with gorilla glass). The first night I had it it worked great and I was incredibly happy with my purchase. At the end of the night I began installing an update for windows and let it run overnight. The next day I encountered severe problems with the touch screen. Pen input will not function at all in tablet mode and intermitently in laptop mode. I began with restoring windows to before I updated, then reinstalled windows and all drivers ect. Nothing has worked so far. I brought it to the IT department at my school and they tried using older drivers ect, nothing has worked so far. I am increidbly frustrated, has anyone else encountered this  or a similar issue? Thank you for your time and thought

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welcome to the community. sorry you're having troubles.have you tried to recover the system to factory-delivered state via the on-disk recovery process? or did you make the factory recovery dvd set, which you could use with an external dvd drive? please post back more specifics about what condition your machine is in. ie, data and docs backed up, ready to have a new or factory install done, etc.

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I have thinkpad x230 tablet, and I have mixed feeling about it. It is a quite powerful one, does most of the job but have too many design flaws - broken rubber latch after a while and rubber buffers in the bottom etc.,  I hate the new gen x240 laptop, especially the X series convertible laptop is discontinued. Stupid, in my opinion, yoga design. I, no way, want to flip the keyboard to any surface. Especially on a field trip. X240 discontinues Express Card slot, no thunderbolt, no digitizer. The removal of trackpoint 3 click buttons, which were combined with the trackpad. People complain a lot when they accidentally click the trackpad while typing. I am a trackpoint person, not trackpad person. So the removal was **** retarded, anti consumer, anti Thinkpad legacy!Pls, see this: I did not made this video but 100% agree with this guy.  In addition, it seems to me that newer generations Intel core processor (4th and upcoming 5th) was weeker than ivy bridge processor because Ivy Bridge processors are full power 35W, now, everything is low powered to save the battery life. I have a few questions: 1.Is there anyway, or any company that can make a better thinkpad x230 tablet screen (say upgrading the screen from 1366x768 to higher resolution, improving wacom pen digitizer on the edges 2. Is there any laptop on the market that has express card or thunderbolt, touch screen, digitize... Read more

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I can't post today; my rather negative posts are vanishing 2-3 times in a row. I'll be more positive :-)

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Hello all,I have 230X tablet and I upgraded it to windows 8.Since the upgrade, I feel that the power manager shows wrong time remaining, and every time I try to configure something with the power manager dashboard it crushes as "not responding".I read that the battery should last for 7+ hours, but after a full charge it shows only 3+ I also installed the latest driver from Lenovo's website and it didn't help. Does it sounds familiar? Does anyone has a solution? Thanks! 

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Hi, As far as I know, Lenovo has not supported Power Management for Windows 8 yet. What you said happends to me too. The time remaining is not accurate. Sometimes it drops from 25% to 10%, and the computer goes to sleeps after a few seconds... But after I reset my battery gauge, it solves the problem. By somehow, I discover that Power Management does work in Guest Account. You should perform Battery Gauge Reset in your Guest Account. Here is what I do: You should activate your Guest account (When you hit Windows key, type Accounts, Users accounts (in setting) -> Manage other Account -> Turn on GUEST account. You run battery reset there. (it takes long time since the computer will fully charge your battery and then completely discard and then chage again). Unfortunately, you cannot switch account during you perform battery reset and you cannot turn off computer during that time. It takes about ...12h to perform the task. But it works for me. The drawback of Guest account is you cannot connect to internet. I hope that LENOVO would support Power Management soon!. Too bad for a business laptop .

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Applies to being unplugged and plugged in. It's not due to have power consumption, usually just shuts off from within minutes of logging into my account. Safe mode seems to delay this problem for a while. Best way to go about fixing this? Malwarebytes doesnt detect any viruses.  

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