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Buying new video card, will it fit?

Q: Buying new video card, will it fit?

I was looking at computers for a friend to buy and found a pretty cheap setup but he'd have to upgrade the video card. If you bought a pci express 2.0 card does the motherboard have to have "2.0" slots or do the cards just fit in the regular pci express slots?

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A: Buying new video card, will it fit?

yes the video card will work express 2.0 card are backwards compatible
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So, i wanted to buy a new video card and i called up Hp for some prices. It turns out they dont have anyvideo cards for the1210n
The system comes with an integrated 256 ATI xpress 200 card.
I wanted to shop around for something. The sales associate said that the only kind of card my comp can handel is a 128? Is that true? But any way. Looking for some pointers.

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A:Buying A New Video Card

For that money you can get either a 9600xt or a low end 9800, either would do you better then the 9550.
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I am building a new computer from scratch and I have decided on all the parts except for the video card, which I keep hearing conflicting opinions about from all my friends, so I have come to you for help!!!!!!
I want to get a video card which will play all the new games for the next 2-3 years at medium settings. Right now, I am thinking about the Geforce 8600GT 512 GDDR3 that i found for $130 on newegg but I was told by someone that is currently won't even play some of the new games like Bioshock on low settings. What is your opinion on this card and is there any cards that you guys recommend for the ~150 to 250 price range (cheaper the better)
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A:Buying a New Video Card

There is no card that will be on top for 2-3 years. Especially not any 8600GT.

The larger amount (512MB) of video memory is just bait for those who assume that bigger is better. All GeForce 8600GT GPU's have a 128-bit memory interface. This makes it quite useless to have 512MB of memory (imagine draining a big bucket of water through a tiny pin-sized hole).

For current-gen games, there is one DX9 card still hanging in there, and that is the Radeon x1950PRO. It's cheap, and will beat any variation of the GeForce 8600GT.

However, I'm guessing you want something DX10-capable and reasonably future-proof. If that's the case, I wouldn't bother with any product in the GeForce 8600 series. Push it up one level and go for the 8800GTS 320MB (slightly above your max. budget, I'm afraid).
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A:Buying a New Video card

That card is too low and is not supported by Battlefield 2. So "smooth and clean graphics with no lag or problems," - no.

It should be an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or greater or ATI Radeon 8500 or greater. And these cards are minimum. Even they won't be without lag problems.
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A:Help buying new video card

First, find which cards your motherboard will support and then start filtering them out from there. For example, do you want to use an ATI or NVIDIA based graphics card? Do you use you computer for games or is it a workstation? Obviously, you need to look at the power requirements for each card you look at but it's not a huge deal if you need to swap power supplies (worst case scenario). Also, make sure the card you choose has at least 512MB of onboard vRAM. 256MB is too little these days.
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A:Need help with buying a new video card.

Those cards really aren't good enough. The minimum requirements seem to be a Geforce 6600 or Radeon X700, The 8400GS might be OK but I'm not sure.

The Radeon x1650 Pro would meet the requirements:
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I'd recommend against it if you can wait another week or two and scrap up like $65-$70. The 9200/9500 series do not even have most DX9.0 features, so unless you're planning on playing older games, a smarter upgrade would be to a more DX9.0 compliant card.

You can find Saphire 9600 Pro's on NewEgg for like $68. These would be substantially better, while I'd still say it's not even worth the fuss or hassle of an upgrade until you can get to the 6600/X800GTO level or greater... a 9600 Pro would at least offer more DirectX 9.0 features and decent lower-end performance.
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A:Buying a new Video Card

Welcome to Techspot!! :wave:

Well first things first, The AIW 9000 is a pretty/very old peice of hardware, but it would do the trick, excluding your gaming needs.

AIW/All In Wonder means the card is capaible of a TV signal.

You would defently want to go for something more like the AIW 9600:

Theres quite a few reviews on that page too from customers that you may want to read.

Considering your computer has Integrated graphics off the mobo, I am willing to bet you dont have an AGP Slot - Which is a brick wall at that. Without an AGP slot, you cannot use any sort of AGP videocard (95% of the videocards today are AGP, except for the realll crappy ones/budget cards that come in PCI models).

Many TV Tuner cards (which are PCI) would work, but arent half as good as a Radeon AIW 9x00 would be. They also dont do anything for your gaming needs here and there.

So I'd be good to find out if you have an AGP slot.

If you have one:
I'd get the card I suggested
Put that in, your set to go all the way

If you dont have one:
You'll need to stick to your intergrated graphics unless you want a PCI videocard, which I doubt would be much better
You'll need a PCI TV Tuner card.

To Find out if you have an AGP slot, take the left side panel (looking towards the front of the computer) off, and look in at the motherboard. You should see a brown/differed colored slot slightly offset than the rest, at the top of all the other PCI slots.

This isnt your motherboard, but see the brown offset slot at the top of the rest? Thats the AGP slot. On mobos that have an AGP slot, theres only 1/one, then however many PCI slots. However yours may only have PCI slots. In which case that would suck, you wont get half the performance you would with that 9600, and your TV Tuner wont be as nice/as quailty...

So I'd say the first step is finding out if you have an AGP slot or not

Hope this helps,
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A:Considering buying a new video card $200

Since your in America, I can suggest to you a good deal I keep seeing floating around.

MSI Gaming R9 280

That would be a 1080p beast for that money and it comes with 3 free games, its one of the higher overclocked models as well of the R9 280.
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A:Buying a new video card!

4670 is cheap and good. It's in some cases better than 9600 GT, averagely about the same level. ATI cards also offer a bit better compatibility (no random issues like with some nvidia cards) with older PCI-E 16x slots.
For that budget, you could also get a Radeon 4830: or almost (4$) 4850:

Whichever you go for, make sure you have enough and enough high quality power for the card.
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A:Buying Video Card??? How? and Why?

he is right, you are currently using onboard graphics, which is not only weak but also takes away resources from your CPU and RAM. speaking of which, you only have 1gb of RAM so you might want to get another 1gb of RAM.

you should check your motherboard and see what kind of expansion slot you have, AGP or PCI-E. then state what kind of budget you have and we can go from there.
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A:Need help buying a video card

As of today, the NVidia 8800 GT is the best performer for the money. (under $300). E.V.G.A. is a good company to get NVidia based graphics processors.
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Does anyone know how to tell what type of card is compatible?


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A:I'm buying a new video card not sure what one is compatible

That should work, but with Pegatron, you never know, and they are not willing to tell you on their website.

Do you have the motherboard memory maxed out, a decent hard drive, and all other features up to snuff? You shouldn't be having major problems with that video card, and it may be that you will not be able to get better performance, based on that system board.

I see you apparently have already searched a number of other sites... so info is scarce.
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I was looking at the ATI 4850 HD and the geforce GT240 but im open to any other suggestions.

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A:Need advice buying a video card.

Don't forget about the warranty:

As for a replacement, the GT 240 would be a downgrade, the Radeon HD 4850 or 5750, or a Geforce GTS 250 would be on par or a bit better.
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Device type PCI-E Endpoint Device
Port 0
Version 2.0
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A:Buying a Video card and power supply help

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A:Totally computer illiterate guy needing help buying a video card

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A:another "need help buying video card" thread

:wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

Don't have time for a long answer, but here is some information to get you started

With that motherboard you cannot use an AGP 8x (or 4x if memory serves correctly) card. This is due to the voltage being supplied by the AGP port.

You need to find an old card which supports AGP 2x, a GeForce 2, Voodoo 3, perhaps a Geforce 3 or Voodoo 5.
But none of these cards will be very good in todays and tomorrows games.

As for memory, you can get away with 64mb, but then you won't be able to use any FSAA (Full Scene/Screen AntiAliasing), which imo is a very usefull thing.

Your current system will be a bottleneck in new games, especially your videocard. But I have a problem recommending a new card, as it will not really last you long enough to be worth the money.

And speaking of money, how much money have you put aside for this upgrade?

A new system (cpu, hsf, motherboard, ram, Case w/pusu) "only" costs around 200$ @ NewEgg + whatever videocard you'd like to buy.

APEX Super Case Mid-Tower Case With 300W Power Supply, Model "ATX3300-P4" -OEM
ASUS KM400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "A7V8X-MX SE" -RETAIL
Kingston ValueRAM 184 Pin 128MB DDR PC-2100 - OEM
Scythe Samurai 80mm CPU Cooler, Model "SCSM-1000" -RETAIL

This might be expensive, but aside from your harddrive and cd/dvd-roms, you'll be getting a brand new system.
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Note, this is only something for you to think about, as, depending on your gaming interests, the system you've got will be able to last a bit longer with a new video card.

(Hmm, this became a bit of a long post after all. Guess I'd better hurry back to work then )
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Any thoughts?


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A:Buying a new card

Read your other posts as well and as you're aware you have a pretty dated system. The advice of saving up for an entire new system is the best option imo. However if you are adamant on just a new GPU to play World of Warcraft, I would think a 4670 would suffice. They run around $60-70 depending on who you buy them from. Unfortunately I do not know a good online retailer for the UK so hopefully someone else here can help. Also be aware that even a low-end card like the 4670 will likely be bottlenecked by your system. But the card alone should be just fine on your PSU, you could take a photo of the specs on the side of it though for us to double-check .
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PaulWuzHere said:

$50. I was thinking about a sound blaster live. Plz give comments or sugestionsClick to expand...

No suggestions needed. :wave:
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