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Deciding on buying new graphics card and need help with motherboard slots

Q: Deciding on buying new graphics card and need help with motherboard slots

Hello, I have recently decided to get a new graphics card for my HP Compaq Presario CQ5320Y. After opening it up I only see one PCI slot and 2 black slots that are unkown to me. I have done a little research and some sites say that there are PCI express slots but i am not sure which ones those are. Anyways after looking around, I decided on this card but am still not sure if its the best i should get, an suggestions? I am looking for a card for mostly gaming and am willing to spend up to $100 - $150 tops. This is the one I have decided on so far. Galaxy Technology 512 MB DDR3 GeForce GTS250 Graphics Card 25SFF6HX1RUI (sorry about no links unable to post links or images for now)

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A: Deciding on buying new graphics card and need help with motherboard slots

The HP Compaq Presario CQ5320Y does have 1 PCI-E x16 slot and 1 PCI-E x1 slot. The best option for you would be to purchase an ATI Radeon HD 5770. It will give vastly superior performance compared to the GTS 250. However, for either card, your PSU will be insufficient. Presently your system has a 250W PSU. You will need one in excess of 400W with sufficient amperage on the 12V rails. The Corsair 400CX should be good enough but the 450VX is a safer bet.
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A:need help deciding on a new graphics card!

Hey man, whats your budget?
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A:Graphics card takes up two PCI-E slots?

Hey there, To answer your first question it is the card that physically takes up two slots of space not two actual PCI-E slots. I don't know of any card that does that yet.

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I would recommend any of the following brands with around 500w for that card;

Corsair, OCZ, Seasonic, FSP, Coolermaster, and Antec.

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A:Question regarding motherboard choice and dual video card slots

andebrook said:

Hi i am building my own computer (1st time),

I was considering buying the Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P motherboard as i want something suitable for gaming, hd movies, multitasking and a bit of everything.

The only issues i have with it, is that it has 2 PCI slots and i would prefer 3, but its not essential and that it has 2 video card slots.

I am also planning to buy a high end video card.

First off, Is it beneficial to have 2 video card slots when only using one monitor?? Can you even use 2 video cards with 1 monitor??

And is this a suitable motherboard choice?? Bearing in mind that i hope not to upgrade for a little while.. if not could anyone please suggest some others.

AndrewClick to expand...

Using 2 video card slots gives you the ability to use multiple monitors but the main reason for their existence is gaming performance. Both top GPU manufacturers, ATI/AMD and NVIDIA provide the ability to combine 2 identical cards for increased 3D performance. These technologies are called SLI for NVIDIA and Crossfire for ATI/AMD. So, of course you can use 2 cards with one monitor if you like!

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A:laptops and graphics -- PC card slots, docking stations?

I don't think there's any way to get it upgraded. The only way is to buy a laptop with a fast gpu to start with, which isn't too easy.

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A:Buying new graphics card

I think you'd need to give us a few locations for websites and how much your budget equates to in local currency. There will be a huge difference in availability of parts and the pricing between US listed items and those actually purchasable in India.

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A:Buying New Graphics Card, Which One Should I Buy ?

It would be better if you could save up a little bit more for a HD4850 / HD4770. Else the HD4670 is a good replacement for the 8600GT.
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A:Buying a new Graphics card

I've seen the green lines with video cards that are burning up (bad fans). That makes me wonder if you've got all the connections made properly. Those little ribbon cables and clamp sockets can be tough.

One other thought: did you go into the Device Manager and Remove (Uninstall) the old 2600 graphics adapter before you shut down and switched the graphics cards?

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A:Help buying graphics card

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A:What should i consider when buying a graphics card?

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A:IMPORTANT: Buying new Graphics Card - BSOD Problem

How old is your current power supply?

A 0x116 crash usually means the display card or power supply if the crashes are due to hardware. Check that the display card has clean contacts and is not covered in dust. Try Another Display Card - Clean Contacts - Remove Dust
Have you tried older/newer display card drivers?NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search


NVIDIA Driver Downloads

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Product Type: GeForce
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A:Motherboard/Graphics card

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read the "NO post" guide in the guides forum.
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NVIDIA Quadro K620

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silly question, but does the AGP/PCI-e slot have a sliding card lock on it? If so, make sure its being used.

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A:Motherboard / Graphics Card Compatibility

Inertia22 said:

I have a Gigabyte Technology GA-8IPE1000 AGP 8X / DUEL CHANNEL DDR
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I need a new graphics card that can run the Oblivion game. What would be the best graphics card for my motherboard? Any advice and comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!Click to expand...

check the games website. it should tell you min performance specs for the computer/card to run the game.

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a lot of computers with ob video/sound don't have a lot of options for upgrades.
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Did you connect the external power connectors to the graphics card?
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Video Benchmark

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