Hi , im new around here and I just want to know that can i upgrade my graphic card if i only have standard PCI slot ?
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hello and welcome; here are couple of options of PCI Video Cards for your system, if your system is bit older, it should still have AGP slot. Can you please give your system's specifications?http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/graphics-upgrade-only-have-pci-slot.142223/
I want to get a new graphics card and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what speed the PCI slot would be on my 1.6GHz Pentium 4 HP Vectra?
Which graphics slot is best to use? AGP, PCI or PCIe X1, PCIe x16. I also heard of PCIe 2.0 but my computer doesn't have that one listed. Suggestions.
Well if you want to use a graphics card in your computer you can only use the slot or slots which it has available. Most computers either have a PCI Express slot for a graphics card or an AGP slot for a graphics card, a few computers have both AGP and a PCI express slots for a graphics card. Like it is very difficult to assist you, unless one knows what sockets your computer motherboard has, if they are occupied by any cards already and what you are trying to do? If I am right in thinking it has a PCI Express 16 slot which is currently un-occupied and you are using the intergrated graphics, well the AGP does not come in to equation as an AGP card can not be used in a PCI Express socket. PCI Express cards use a more modern and better technology than AGP cards and the only reason for buying an AGP card is if one has a motherboard with an AGP socket and one wants to upgrade one's motherboard graphics capability from say intergrated Graphics to a dedicated card but is locked out of the PCI Express option by the lack of a PCI Express socket.
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hi,i have recently bought a brand new compaq resario computer...i am extremely happy with it apart from the graphics....i tried to place an old agp graphics card in the slot and it would't quite fit....i have i think 4 other slots that don't fit either.....
1...how do i find out exactly what connections these 5 are
2.can i use any of them for a graphics card
thanks in advance
Hi. First of all i have to admit i don't know a hell of a lot about computers. Basically what it is is that my current computer is from dell so has intel integrated extreme graphics and no agp slot. What reasonably cheap but ok quality graphics cards could i but to fit into a PCI slot
Well, the 5700le is about as good as pci can get(still not as good as agp).
I think I'd get the first one. What model dell do you have? Some dells can't have their integrated graphics disabled in the bios(dell was too lazy to put the option on the bios), check in your bios(press del or f2 when you boot a few times and it should get to the bios) if there is a video setting(like integrated or pci).
If $90 is too much, then consider this for $70
My motherboard has no AGP slot, however it uses Direct AGP Graphics. Is there a way to use an AGP graphics card if it uses Direct AGP Graphics?
Duplicate post.....I think this has already been answered...
I just tried putting together a computer. The computer turns on but the screen wont turn on. I think this is because it doesn't have a graphics card, i dont know which type to put in because the motherboard didn't come with a manual so i am posting this pic to see if someone else does.
Okay so I have been looking around for a while and found 2 graphics cards I like and I was wondering what slot my motherboard has. Here are the CPU-Z details. I really need to know if it is a PCI-E x16
-http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_7800.html (NVIDIA GeForce 7800 PCIE x16)
-http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_6600.html (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 PCIE x16)
Thank you so much in advance! If you have any answers, questions, comments, or concerns leave me a comment and I will try to get back to you ASAP.
It appears the motherboard has the following expansion slots:
One PCI Express x16
Two PCI Express x1
See here for details: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01357175#N278
I was wondering if anyone here has tried this, I have a spare monitor and wondering what you think about doing this. I have an OLD ATI Graphics card (fits PCIE of course) and I know it will work but wondering if it's worth the effort. My 560ti has only a 2 monitor capability and just 1 other PCIE x1 slot is free just above the card.
So anyone here tried this? (I know this works if you do it right.)
(N.B. I have read the websites about how to do this, I am looking for personal, first hand experience.)
Haven't tried it.
I'm confused, though. Are you trying to fit a PCI-E X16 card in an X1 slot? I don't think it's possible.
You can certainly try an X1 card in an X16 slot. I've never seen an X1 graphics card, although I know that they exist.
(I've got an X1 soundcard running in a slot that is X16 mechanical, X4 electrically.)
Im trying to install a ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256 MB AGP 8x, into my old Dell Dimension 4600, replacing a Nvidia GeForce 5600, when i tried to boot up the PC with the ATI Card in i got no signal to the monitor from either DVI/VGA plugs, the card was working im thinking because the Fan on the card itself was working.
My video controller/slot is: AGP8X and i was told this card "ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256 MB AGP 8x" was compatible, was i lied too?
Looks to me like you are right. The card should work.
Did you try putting your old card back in to see if it works?
I have an old computer with a 1Ghz Pentium 3 processor. The motherboard only has PCI slots, no AGP or PCI-e. Is it possible to get a graphics card which fits into a PCI slot?
Yes. This for example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131082
Im upgrading my nephews computer , but his agp slot is only agp4
So basacally what is the best graphics card to put in ?
I was going to put a 6600gt in but im not sure if it will work as its an agp8 card
any help appreciated
it will work if the card says x4/x8 but if it doen't I would try the fx series.
i have a graphics card which its interface is PCI-E 2.0 x16
is it compatible/can work with my motherboard which has a slot of PCI-E 3.0 x16
so can it work without having damage
Yes it will work fine.http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/257787-pci-e-2-0-graphics-card-compatible-pci-e-3-0-slot.html
Hey everyone I m new to opening and moving things around What Graphics of slot have Card? for I type a do the inside of computers and wanting to learn more about it Ok so I have this Compaq Presario and can t find any information on it over the internet I ve been wanting to play some games below Ghz because thats all it can really take So i What type of slot do I have for a Graphics Card? decided to get GTA San Andreas The problem is that my bulitin graphics card only has a max of MB LAME I want buy a new PC but way way What type of slot do I have for a Graphics Card? way later on in the future Economy So I decided that i wanted to get a new temporary graphics card till I wait this very long time So I searched around Walmart com CHEAPO and found this nicely priced MSI MB PCI-E nVidiaNX GS Graphics Card For ONLY Bucks But it says its a PCI Express card and I don t know if I do have a What type of slot do I have for a Graphics Card? slot to fit The Computer Compaq Presario With -Windows XP SP -AMD Athlon tm XP - GHz MB of Ram I m willing to buy more Ram It s on my list I don t know if this is any helpful but I installed GTA Vice City and it worked fine Nice speed everything besides when I hit A fire hydrant or when it rained or had anything to with water or blood splatter the game would look all funky and had to minimize and bring back when that was over in order for the game to work properly P S If you know what type of card I can use can you send me the link please think Cheap LOL And can you please get link from Walmart Radio Shack Ect Stores Any Good Games PICS DIDNT LET ME I Put Them In Trakback BY THE WAY MY FIRST POST ON ANY WEBSITE FOR HELP THANX nbsp
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Sorry to sound so n00b-ish, but I play all my games on my xbox 360, and don't really know much about computers..ha, I just wanna play the sims 2 without the base game lagging. lmao, anyways, can I put this: http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?productConfigurationId=79772
Provided that slot you have is agp x8 and not a slower slot then it should work fine.
Only thing, there was no mention of minimum psu spec in your link. You need to have a look at the label on the side of your psu for its wattage and its amperage on the 12volt rail.
You might want to blank out your windows serial so than no-one else can use it.
I'm curious about the PCIE technology. I know there are four PCIE types (1, 2, 4, and 16) all with different size slots. As it stands now there aren't very many card at all that use these slots except for Video Cards, which use the 16. My MOBO has two video card slots (I originally thought I would use that slot for another video card and still might do that) only one of which I am currently using.
Is there any intent in the future to use these slots (i.e., the 16s) for other add-on cards? Are the only for use for video cards?
Ok, so I am helping a friend upgrade his desktop's graphics card. Apperantally, he currently has an integrated card, ad I belive you can install a dedicated card despite that, correct? Also, we are not sure exactally what slot the card goes in, we belive it is this one:
It is possible. Does your friend have the MotherBoard Manual? Its best to be sure.
What's the model, and serial number of the board?
And yes you can install a separate card, but you have to disable the integrated graphics through the BIOS.
Are there any graphics cards with the fan/cooler on top of the card.
My Gigabyte mobo has one of the PCiex1 slot so close to the graphic card slot that it is unusable and I need both of these 2 slots. I have removed graphics card and use onboard graphics due to this problem.
Alright so I got an Aspire M since One day it suddenly card Graphics or slot? the is broken it wouldn t start up Beeping noises are heard from the CPU long short After a bit of research it seems Graphics card broken or is it the slot? that the computer could not detect the graphic card which results in it not starting up So I reinserted the graphic card Failed Did it again Failed Repeated for hour Still hearing long short beeps Then after a few maybe hours I tried again reinserting the graphics driver connecting the monitor cable and turned it on It worked Graphics card broken or is it the slot? I didn t know what happened but it worked After Graphics card broken or is it the slot? I was done using the computer I turned it off The next day today the problem came back Reinserted plugged monitor cable turned on and it works Now I don t know whether its the graphic card or the slot Wonder if replacing it will work I m afraid that if I turn off the PC the problem will return Any help would be appreciated I never opened the CPU since for cleaning nbsp
Hey Falconet. I think I would be far more likely that the graphic card is flaky since in your research the beeps point to the graphics card. If the slot were damaged, chances are you wouldn't get it to work at all, and since it worked one day and not the next, and since the slot itself won't break on it's own, I would suspect the card first. It wouldn't hurt to check both connection points of the cable the next time, although the beeps indicate the card's operation itself as not being right.
I have a dell optiplex which I think has a PCI slot but I am unsure if it is a PCI. As the connectors are so different.. I wish to get a low profile graphics. It is a slim line desktop.. Any ideas..
Is this system for use at home or in a office/network setting?http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/318305-cannot-identify-slot-need-graphics-card-pc.html
I just purchased this pre-built machine:
Acer Aspire AM3970-UR14P DT.SJYAA.003 Desktop PC
I'm attempting to order a graphics card upgrade ( probably an affordable Nvida GT 650 ti . Obviously the card will consume some space due to the fan. I'm trying to figure out if the card ( or a similar dual slot PCIx card) will fit onto the motherboard. I know from past experience that a lot of non-custom built PCs have little to no room for expansion.
I've searched all over the net about this particular model number of Acer Aspire and can come up with no information about the motherboard to check for myself.
Would anyone happen to know where i can find info about the motherboard for this particular model of Acer Aspire desktop?
** Also, i do intend on removing the included radeon card.
It is hard to tell if it would fit the case, but the specs state that your computer only has a 300W Power Supply and that definitely will not work with the card you list.
Ok I've got an my Could be graphics slot cause the fans? bad card of 3 PCIx16 Asus mobo this one in fact Newegg com - ASUS P K EPU LGA Intel P ATX Intel Motherboard I've had this mobo for the last two years without any problems Over the Could my PCIx16 slot be the cause of 3 bad graphics card fans? last year or so my first Asus GT graphics card went bad the fan warped amp Could my PCIx16 slot be the cause of 3 bad graphics card fans? stopped working causing Could my PCIx16 slot be the cause of 3 bad graphics card fans? it to overheat a lot Then I got the new one amp ran that one for maybe almost a year and then the same thing happened the fan warped amp went bad Now I cant not say for sure which slot the st bad graphics card was in if it was in or But I can say for sure that the nd time it was in PCIx Now I've received the rd card amp installed it in PCIx and within a little while I noticed the card was giving off a lot of heat I unplugged it and upon closer inspection I see the fan was slightly warped again I will also say that I didnt inspect the card when I got it to be sure everything was ok maybe they sent me another bad card Now the fan still turns smoothly but you can see it starting to cock up amp become warped I've since talked to Asus again they are doing another RMA for me so the graphics card is covered But I'd like to get to the bottom of things and fix the root of the problem Do you think in any way possible it is the PCIx slot making it go bad I talked to the guy at Asus about it amp he said it isnt likely as the slot just transfer data amp said perhaps it was my power supply Here is my power supply Newegg com - Rosewill RX -S-B W ATX V v amp EPS V v SLI Ready CrossFire Ready PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply It's only years old as well and powers A LOT of other stuff within my computer without any problems or hiccups at all ever So I'm reluctant to blame it on the power supply but you never know Ideas Thanks
Hello My first post
Anyway i really need to upgrade my computers graphics card ( Nvidia 7600 GS 512mb intergrated version) as its flagging in this day and age and its stopping me playing most games now (i can just scrape skyrim but it falls under its min requirments) I will get a top of the range laptop soon when i go to uni but will keep my desktop for now so i need to add a better graphics card (Rest seem to be fine for the mo) .The problem is the integrated cards is already in the PCI express slot (opened up comp and i can see it in the slot) will be safe to remove the board and would a new card function in it Thanks for the help.
If the 7600 is in the PCI e slot, by definition it is not integrated. You should be able to pull it out and swap in a newer card without any issues, so long as your power supply can handle it. Be sure to remove your old graphics drivers before performing the upgrade.
Hello Today I put my computer to sleep and returned about minutes later to start it back up My computer's power light and fans came on and tried to start up repeatedly but after the computer tried around five times it made a long beep followed by two short beeps I PCI-E Issue Slot Graphics Boot-up Card/ On looked up Graphics Card/ PCI-E Slot Issue On Boot-up the type of issue those beeps meant for my motherboard and it was a video error I found that when removing my GeForce GT from my PCI-E slot and plugging my monitor directly into the integrated graphics card everything works fine It booted up and had to reinstall the new drivers for the GeForce Integrated but everything worked fine I figured that meant my graphics card or RAM was broken so I took it to my closest computer repair store They tested the power supply to see if it was supplying enough power to the card and it passed They also tested the RAM and the graphics card to see if they were broken but they both passed They told me to either leave it with them for a week or just use the integrated graphics which of course stubborn me chose to take it home for now I am willing to leave it at the store if necessary and I also have a compatible motherboard in mind that I could buy if that will solve the issue but before I make any actions I figured I would take advantage of these forums and hold out on using the different card for a week or so The type of computer I have is a Gateway GT and it is less than two years old I upgraded the graphics card with the GeForce GT the sound card and the power supply to a watt If anyone has had a problem like this or knows how I can diagnose my issue please help It is much appreciated I miss being able to have my computer screen on my monitor AND my TV
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Today I put my computer to sleep and returned about 30 minutes later to start it back up. My computer's power light and fans came on and tried to start up repeatedly but after the computer tried around five times, it made a long beep followed by two short beeps. I looked up the type of issue those beeps meant for my motherboard and it was a video error. I found that when removing my GeForce 8800 GT from my PCI-E slot and plugging my monitor directly into the integrated graphics card everything works fine. It booted up and had to reinstall the new drivers for the GeForce 1650 (Integrated), but everything worked fine. I figured that meant my graphics card or RAM was broken, so I took it to my closest computer repair store. They tested the power supply to see if it was supplying enough power to the card and it passed. They also tested the RAM and the graphics card to see if they were broken, but they both passed. They told me to either leave it with them for a week or just use the integrated graphics (which of course stubborn me chose to take it home for now). I am willing to leave it at the store if necessary and I also have a compatible motherboard in mind that I could buy if that will solve the issue, but before I make any actions I figured I would take advantage of these forums and hold out on using the different card for a week or so.
The type of computer I have is a Gateway GT5662 and it is less than two years old. I upgraded the graphics card with the GeForce 8800 GT, the sound card, and the power supply to a 500 watt. If anyone has had a problem like this or knows how I can diagnose my issue please help! It is much appreciated! I miss being able to have my computer screen on my monitor AND my TV
Could you have a look if in the Power Plan Management, the PCI-E slots are not set to lower powering?
I have a compaq presario sr2020nx series need help figuring if I need a pci or agp graphics card.
hey guys i want a low cost graphics card for my pc .i have motherboard which has pcie x1 slot .could u suggest me list of low cost(50$-70$) graphics card having SM 5.0
I'm not familiar with SM 5, but I believe that it is identical to DirectX 11 support.
This vendor only sells in the US and Canada, but it gives you some idea what exists:
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, PCI Express x1, DirectX 11
Are you sure that your motherboard has no PCI-E X16 slot? The last person that I encountered here thought that his board had no PCI-E X16 slot, only X1, but he was mistaken.
I hope this finds you well.
Yesterday I got a new 22" monitor for my desktop PC but as I only have a VIA/S3G Unichrome IPG graphics card I am unable to set the proper resolution for the new monitor.
I thought this would be fixed by getting a new graphics card so today I purchased a GeForce 9500GT only to find that it doesn't seem to slot into my motherboard. I fear I may have to return both the graphics card and monitor to the shop!
Is there something I'm missing or doing wrong? My motherboard is a KM400 8235.
Thanks for your time...and happy new year!
I recently got an ASUS NVidia GeForce ENGTS450 DC SL/DI/1GD3 graphics card (which is PCIEX16 2.0) for my PC, but when I connect it to the PCIEX16 (3.0) slot I don't get a display, if I connect it to the PCIEX4 slot I do get a display!
Anyone got any ideas why? - Thanks
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RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 14 Mb (Incorrect - ASUS NVidia GeForce ENGTS450 DC SL/DI/1GD3)
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First of all I guess I should list my system Ghz Dual Core AMD ASRock N PV-GS - MOBO ASUS EAH GB - PCI-E Graphics GB DDR - w PSU Windows Ultimate -Bit OS error... or problems PCI-E slot card graphics Motherboard I think that s everything that is relevent if Motherboard or graphics card error... PCI-E slot problems anything else will help please don t hesitate to ask and I will add information as needed Secondly THIS SYSTEM DID WORK I can t remember exactly when it all went wrong and as I hadn t been gaming for months it was a kind of irrelevent Motherboard or graphics card error... PCI-E slot problems problem when I did a format PC Just got clogged and so this was the easy option and my graphics card didn t display a picture on my monitor I just took it out and used the Onboard crappy graphics I am now faced with a dilemma SOMETHING isn t right my PC without Graphics card installed just would not progress past the BIOS screen failing to load drive information etc Even when I took off everything and tried to boot the board with no other devices present First I naturally changed the PSU Luckily I had another exactly the same model etc and the same problem existed So annoyed I rifled through my older PC bits n bobs and built up an old Ghz system with AGP grapics but after realising that with only GB of DDR it was as useless as band aid for a severed limb I tried again with my current system This time it booted While I had it running I made sure to download the latest BIOS version and upgraded Now I have the issue of the PCI-E Graphics card not working except straight after the upgrade of the BIOS it did work BUT it stalled again on the BIOS screen and after a reset it shunned the PCIE graphics again and I was forced to plug the monitor back into the onboard graphics This is where I stand now I have no other PCIE board or Graphics card and only enough cash to buy one or the other for at least a month - And PC components are not easily returned so should I make the wrong choice on which I buy then I will be forced to meander on agitated and vexed by the situation The onboard graphics is useless not only because it s mb but also because it randomly cops out filling the screen with erm imagine an old TV set that is not recieving a signal and you get that white static - Well it s like that but motionless And I am then forced to reset the PC and then get back into windows to a graphics error Or it just Blue screens me Sorry for the long post and probably over complicated explaination - But my question is a simple one Which would you buy if you could only choose one I m assuming MOBO but if I buy it and I am stuck with working MOBO s and one broken graphics card I ll be a tad miffed to say the least Same if I end up with two working graphics card So I throw myself at you all hoping you can determine which would be the best place to start Additional Info Memory test - Passed Processor Test - Passed PSU - Passed All HDD and DVD Drives are okay also nbsp
First, in this situation, you need to test that PCIe graphics card in another computer to rule it out
ok so for this christmas i want a graphics card for my old dog hp media center pc m7067c
I don't know if its a PCI slot or a PCI express cause it really doesn't say so.....
So if it is a PCI, can i get one from best buy becuase it has the option to get a PCI video card or a PCI express.
The memory for it i guess they said it can hold 512 or 256mb.
hp spec: HP Media Center m7067c Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Media Center m7067c Desktop PC | HP? Support
That's an old mobo....and all the slots PCI not PCIe. That being said you might find a decent PCI GPU for that mobo.
If you really want to get creative or ambitious, uprade your MOBO and RAM and then get a GPU. You can keep all your original hardware and case.
how to check my pcie slot working or not. When i inserted nvidia Gforce 9500gt it is not detecting my mother board (Asus M2N VM HDMI ) but graphics cards fan is working. then how can i identifies the slot is faulty or not. Is their any changes to be done in the bios. Please help me. My processor is AMD Phenom 9550 and 3Gb DDR2 ram is inserted.
You do need to go into BIOS and disable the onboard video card in order for one plugged into a PCI slot to work. That is most likely your problem.
There are diagnostic cards that you can plug in to test your motherboard such as the one at this site:
You also might call nearby computer stores to see if they have the equipment there and will run the diagnostic for you if you bring in your motherboard.
Need a quick suggestion before i seal the deal tomorrow.
I intend to buy the Radeon HD 5450. It has PCI-e 2.1 x16 bus interface.
My motherboard model is Foxconn WinFast NF4K8MC. It has PCI-e 1 x16 graphics slot.
My query is- will the graphics card work with this motherboard or not?
Kindly respond fast plz..
Thanks in advance,
I'm using a 5850 in a pci-e 1 x16
I see no reason why it wouldn't, though foxconn is not nearly as high end a board as the one I have.
that is to say the interface is backwards compatible.
Hey guys Wondering if y all can help me with my worries A while ago I bought a GeCube Radeon PRO mb AGP card and installed this blazing new baby in to my pc I bought HL and Far Cry to enjoy it s yummy goodness Much fun was had until HL started crashing more and more frequently Far Cry didn t seem to like it much and would never last too long It really started to worry me after a while and I took it back and swapped it for the next one up the eXTreme mb or was it other way around can t remember which was pro or eXTreme It was the same brand GeCube but then that one just finished my motherboard off and completely fried the AGP slot I had to send the motherboard off it was still under warranty thank god but when I tried the graphics card out in the new MB it started to screw up again fried card graphics Last slot AGP my bought I (powered) So I whipped it out and sold it to a friend before it Last graphics card I bought (powered) fried my AGP slot did any real damage Now I Last graphics card I bought (powered) fried my AGP slot m running a in my PC and seriously wanting to upgrade mainly for BF goodness and am REALLY wary of having my AGP slot fried again My specs should show up here what do you guys think Thanks Adam nbsp
I have a Radeon HD 4500 graphics card that's plugged into the PCI express slot on my motherboard.
The heat sink on the graphics card is huge and covers the next PCI slot down completely which I now need. I don't want to buy a new graphics card as the one I have works fine and I can't afford a new one.
I can take the heat sink off but I don't want the thing to overheat and blow.
I have looked for a heat sink but I can't find one this small enough to fit.
Can anyone offer a low cost solution to the problem?
The graphics card is a Radeon HD 4500.
It will self destruct in the blink of an eye with no heat sink on it. Also, the current heat sink is as big as it is for a reason. IMHO putting a smaller one on is probably not a good idea unless it specifically states its compatible with that video card. Water cooling might work but that will likely cost as much as finding a new video card.http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/208541-graphics-card-heat-sink-blocking-pci-slot.html
It has been a while since I worked with a slot 1 CPU. I would like to upgrade a slot 1 Celeron with a 66 MHz FSB to a Pentium III slot 1 CPU with a 100 MHz FSB.
If the FSB remains at 66 MHz due to the MB, will the PIII CPU still work, but a a reduced speed?
I have an old Dell Dimension XPX T600 PC. I want to upgrade the cpu. However its a Slot A. I'm told that I don't have to upgrade the entire slot, just the cpu. How do I do this?
Also, what is the max cpu my slot A pc will take.
My Hp Pavilion g tx did not pose any problems for years But a week ago I upgraded my RAM from to gb The shopkeeper inserted hynix gb nbsp ddr ram So Can Other... one I ram 8gb 4g in to my slot. upgrade memory ram that makes two rams in my loptop nbsp - Samsung Came when I purchased laptop years ago - gb ddr Hynix b ddr nbsp After a week my laptop stoped working Showing it two service center they said one of my nbsp memory slot is damaged and can't be used nbsp So now I had only one memory slot active with gb ram inside it My Question nbsp is - CAN I INSERT GB RAM IN ONE MEMORY SLOT SINCE OTHER ONE IS DAMAGED nbsp OF MY PAVILION G TX MOTHERBOARD nbsp If yes then please tell me - Of what type of ram should I be looking for Sepecification From where should I buy Crucial got gb ram which I can't usePlease reply ASAP nbsp Thanks amp RegardsPrince Sonihttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-upgrade-my-4g-ram-to-8gb-ram-in-one-memory-slot-Other/td-p/5714534
Hi all I have some (AGP 300w GPU upgrade not? PSU) slot, or 8x fairly specific questions that are related to graphics cards upgrades with respect to PSUs so allow me to lay out the background of the system first and then get into my questions second First system details Intel P Northwood GPU upgrade or not? (AGP 8x slot, 300w PSU) GHz ASUS P SD-VX I believe that this is a Sony OEM board GB GPU upgrade or not? (AGP 8x slot, 300w PSU) PC DDR GPU upgrade or not? (AGP 8x slot, 300w PSU) SDRAM Corsair something or other x MB ATI Radeon Pro MB x RPM IDE harddrive x DVD-RW DVD RW drives floppy drive Sound Blaster PCI card mm case fan mm CPU fan stock fans Putting all this into the eXtreme Power Supply Calculator here gives me a recommended PSU wattage of W Even with the quot capacitor aging quot factor turned up to the system is years old I only get W Now my PSU is rated at W with A max on the single V rail It has NEVER---repeat NEVER---overheated been unstable crashed blue screened or done anything that I didn t want it to do Lucky me Here are my questions Is the current video card a quot balanced quot card for my system set-up Could I feasibly run a more robust card given the CPU RAM etc FSB is MHz Read---I want to run a more robust card and want to know if it s worth the effort However I m concerned about CPU and FSB bottlenecks Regardless of balanced components what is the most robust card my system can run Also Is my PSU enough to run a more robust card I ve gotten very wary of people hollering about more wattage because I ve never had any sort of power problem with the PRO in this system and I ve seen lots of discussion about how one should have at least a W PSU to run that card Then again I could be running a dangerously overloaded system and have not known it Please let me know I don t have budget constraints in that the only thing I m ready to change in the set-up is the video card I would love to hear suggestions on how to optimize the system but getting a new mobo PSU CPU isn t really an option at this point Only game I really play is WoW but I m quite attached to it and would like for it to look better than it does at this point Also given how tight the PSU component match-up is overclocking won t come into the picture at all That s it for questions right now Thanks in advance for reading Ruu nbsp
If all you play is WoW that system should be fine. And you even said it runs perfect for you. It doesn't look like you need an upgrade if you're just playing WoW...Unless you plan on playing new games.
I m trying to figure out if my problem is my graphics card EVGA GTX GB or my motherboard Biostar TZ A LGA This computer is a brand new build Please click my system specs for more details I have two PCI-E slots There is one x slot and one x slot of the time my machine freezes a few seconds after powering card in work, in Graphics x4 ?? fine works x16 PCI-E doesn't the slot on at the Graphics card in PCI-E x16 doesn't work, works fine in the x4 slot ?? BIOS logo screen or a few seconds after that while inserted in the x slot Sometimes it works however yet it is so infrequently that I ve given up on the x slot for now It will even freeze after I ve entered my BIOS settings page even just while browsing around in it The same graphics card in my PCI-E x slot works fine if you ignore the fact that it s running at it s potential speed At least I can boot the machine up I ve spoken with a few different professionals about this and the conclusion is that my problem lies either a with my PCI-E x slot or b with my GTX Apparently the graphics card COULD work just fine in the x slot and still be damaged Now I know that you re going to tell me to try a different card in my computer or try the card in a different computer However that isn t practical for me at the moment I was wondering what you guys think or if anyone has experience with this first-hand What are you leaning towards Mobo or Gfx card nbsp
Should also have mentioned that I've run three passes with Memtest86 without any errors.
This was really perplexing. I am trying to install a Galaxy GT520 on my Inspiron 546. So i take of the slot i need in the back-plate and fit the card into the slot. But...the card didn't fit into the back-plate. It's like a millimeter off.... There is a little slot that the back-plate slots go into but it doesn't fit into the slot. It's almost like it needs to be a millimeter longer. Thanks to anyone who helps.
check this out http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp535mt/en/sm/cards.htm#wp1193399
GT520 is a PCI and should fit the 546, line it up as ^^^^ shows and press hard, dont ram it in there, but apply a bit of force.
Hey guys I was hoping someone could help me with Asus M4N68T-M external detect PCI-E V2 graphics in card LE Slot won't a problem my friend and I are having with his new Motherboard He's running an Asus M N T-M LE V and while the rest of the board works fine it just won't see his graphics card in the PCI-E slot We've tried various solutions and none have yet to yield any results We've tried disabling the onboard graphics through device manager etc The board also doesn't let you turn off the onboard from BIOS only allows you to set the priority of the display adapters which is set to the PCI-E first It just won't show his card in device manager His spec is Asus M N T-M LE V AMD Phenom II x Ghz Black Edition Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 won't detect external graphics card in PCI-E Slot GB x GB Mushkin Mhz DDR Ram Nvidia Geforce GTS GFX Card I've also tried using my ATI Radeon HD Card and still shows no detection We've been trying this for over a day and we just can't figure it out Help please
One problem that is common when installing these big video cards into Micro-ATX motherboards is that you may not get the card to fully seat properly because some obstruction is holding it up.
Carefully check the entire card/MB area to see if there is anything that may be propping the card up.
Remove the card and re-seat it looking and listening carefully to hear the rear tang on the video card "click" into place.
Hello quick question, I am trying to upgrade my old tiny from a pentium 2 400 mhz slot, to a 1.3 G celeron using a 370 socket to slot converter, but when i power up the screen does not come on, Will it even work if so what am i doing wrong. P.s. I have changed the bus switching to 4x on the motherboard.
My experience has been that it never works. Ive tried to use one of thos converter boards on a number of occasions and its never worked.
1. Expansion SlotWhat is the expansion slot specification for this model as we would like to add a dedicated graphics card with DisplayPort ? 2. MemoryHow many memory slots does it have on the motherboard ?What type of memory is required ?What is the maximum memory supported on the motherboard ?
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Ok, Sorry looking up the model at Kingston and a couple other sites didn't show your computer and seeing I hadn't seen any I was confused. Based on what I have found maybe a Model from other country. With that said it looks like it comes with 2gig DDR3L Ram and is Upgradable to 8Gig Also looks like yours comes With 1 PCI Express x16 Slot. I am not sure with the PSU and with that slot if you would be able to upgrade to a different Graphics Card. GPU and size of case would put a huge limit on what could be able to fit... Jameshttp://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/XC-704-Expansion-Slot-amp-Memory-Upgrade/td-p/392919
Someone help me here my 2400 can't play great games like counter strike source and battlefield 2. So I'm wondering if a radeon ati graphics card will work with my system.
Ouch, just checked it now, you have no AGP slot
Yes, you can install a PCI graphics card, however, be warned that these cards perform horribly, but you will be able to run CS Source.
The best PCI graphics card I can remember of is
GeForce FX5500 128MB PCI version.
It will run CS Source and BF2, however, prepare for a slideshow (especially in BF2).
My DVD drive is broken beyond repair, and I've forgotten my USB at home.
I have the installation saved on my desktop, but it won't let me downgrade unless its a reboot. Does anyone have a good multiboot program that will let me install XP on my computer?
Can I ask why you're posting in a Vista forum even though the problem is germain to any operating system?
You can multiboot in Vista and Win 7 as long as you install XP on a separate partition. Have you considered installing XP in Virtual XP which is available for Win 7 ultimate. Then you wouldn't need your drive.
Hi, can anyone tell me how to access the second slot in my e-system 1511. I was told it was under the keyboard. I can unclip the clips but there seems to be something else holiding it down. I ve looked at the back and can see no screw with kb next to it to indicate that, that is the screw for the keypad.
Appreciate any advice. I have upgraded the first memory. I ordered 2gb and this came in two of 1gb so I am assuming there is a second slot.
i have a nvidia geforce 6200 256mb g-ram card which fits into the agp x8 slot.
when im in the middle of things say aim or the internet etc i get lost of red blocks and shapes flying all over the screen, if i move the card about a bit while switched on they do sometimes stop and all is back to normal, im not sure if this is to do with heating or the slot itself?
Something is loose.
Hello my Optiplex just arrived this week nbsp I bought a Kingston mb SATA ssd in slot Tower upgrade.... 7040 Optiplex Mini M.2 a stick so I m trying to see if I can use this for my main boot drive Windows and then move the gb Sata drive over to a storage drive When I install the mb stick into the M slot and load the bios nbsp nbsp It shows up under General System Information PCI information Slot M amp also under Device Information SATA- nbsp nbsp When I look under System Configuration Drives it also shows up under SATA- here as well nbsp However it s showing up as a gb Drive under type So when I boot from a USB drive to try and reinstall Windows on this M stick it Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower M.2 slot upgrade.... s not showing up at all When I connect the M SATA drive and load Windows on the existing SATA drive that came with the the M Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower M.2 slot upgrade.... stick shows up in device manager under the hard drives nbsp The serial there corresponds to a Toshiba-form hdd unfortunately I can t do anything with it in Windows SATA operation is set to AHCI and I am booting into legacy with the USB Any thoughts nbsp I m wondering if maybe I have a dead memory stick nbsp There s no real way I can test it on another computer to see what happens
For Windows 10 you should have a UEFI Boot with SecureBoot Enabled. The USB should be made using the GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS. I hope you mean 120 GB and not 120 MB....
See here for details:
Hello Lenovo Forums, I am trying to install Windows 10 on my SM951 256GB m.2 ssd. Unfortunately, while it is recognized as a drive in windows, and in the bios, it is not considered a bootable device. When installing windows, it goes directly on the current c://. What am I doing wrong? Much Consideration, Xenda
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Upon some inspection through some forums, I have gotten it recognized in the boot menu. Windows still insists on installing to the hhd, though.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Lenovo-y700-15ISK-ssd-upgrade-m-2-slot-WIN-10-install/td-p/2264235
Here are the specs on my parents old computer:
eMonster | 600, 550, 500 and 500a
Napoli-2 Micro ATX (STX V1.2 form factor) motherboard, TriGem, Korea Single Edge Contact Cartridge design with Slot 1 connector Intel 443 ZX core and ITE8673F Super I/O controller
Add-on AGP 3D graphics accelerator slot Crystal CS4281/CS4280 built-in Sound Blaster Pro, MPC-3, MPU-401 compatible Audio Enhanced Stereo full duplex operation
I bought Zoo Tycoon 2 for the kids to use on their computer, and the processor need to be upgraded to at least 733mHz. I ordered a Slot 1 866 MHz Pentium processor through eBay and just tried it out in the computer, but my computer does not boot-nothing on the screen-no beep (to my recollection). The 600mHz processor had a fan and the 866mHz did not come with a fan.
Do I need a special processor for this motherboard? Or do I have a defective processor? And do I need to order a fan for whichever processor I reorder?
Hi everyone Current PC specs listed above to get it out Time RAM these..graphics choices?? card upgrade.. input / on to upgrade of the way I am a gamer This upgrade is to allow me to play some of the newer Time to upgrade.. input on these..graphics card / RAM upgrade choices?? games such as The Witcher and also to enable me to utilize DX when I eventually upgrade to Vista RAM this is what I have found I do not overclock Time to upgrade.. input on these..graphics card / RAM upgrade choices?? and I am very happy with the matched pair of Corasir XMS MB Time to upgrade.. input on these..graphics card / RAM upgrade choices?? C running at that I currently have so I figured the safe bet is in just jumping to a matched pair of MB sticks of the same http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Graphics card I do have a budget and from the reviews I have read this card should carry me through the gaming world for at least the next year hopefully I like eVGA and I have nothing but good things to say about the eVGA GS that I am currently using But if anyone has some input as to problems with the card listed below or if you know of another card that will perform just as well or better for around the same price I would like to hear about it http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Thanks in advance for any help nbsp
i ve been playing world of warcraft for about a month now and i have it on the lowest possible settings and at x resolution and i m still getting like fps i want to up the settings on the game to good instead of low and have about atleast fps in raids with other and power card supply upgrade upgrade Graphics players and Graphics card upgrade and power supply upgrade when i m alone questing have like to OS Name Microsoft Windows Home Premium Version Service Pack Build System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard System Model p y System Type x -based PC Processor AMD Athlon tm II X Processor Mhz Core s Logical Processor s BIOS Version Date American Megatrends Inc SMBIOS Version Installed Physical Memory RAM GB Total Physical Memory GB Available Physical Memory MB Total Virtual Memory GB Available Virtual Memory GB I have a radeon hd so i want to upgrade it to be able to play with atleast fps but i want to spend as little as i can max for both and the less i spend the better if anyone can help would be great nbsp
So I have a Sapphire Radeon R9 280x, and I just bought a MSI GeForce GTX 970. I also have a 500W CoolerMaster powersupply, would I need to upgrade this to 600-750W?
+note: I also bought two sticks of HyperX 16GB RAM and a Corsair H75 Hydro Series CPU Cooler.
Your 500 watt PSU meets the minimum requirement.... GeForce GTX 970 | Specifications | GeForce
So with that in mind....I'd say yes to a new PSU.
I have a AMD Dual slot video card on my Asus M A X-Evo Motherboard It is installed in the first x slot and I also have a PCI-e x XF-I Titanium Sound card The problem I am having is that one of the x slots is covered by the video card and the nd one is open but right smack below the Video card My Video card is the Sapphire slot Question PCI-e dual below slot card video about GHz Edition non OC Attached is a picture of what I am trying to explain My other question is Will this cause issues since one of the GPU fans is semi covered Its it recommended Last question If I move this to one of the x slots below on my motherboard will it cause my x PCI-E slot to slow down Thanks ahead of time for any help you can provide Computer Specs - Asus M A x-Evo Motherboard AM AMD FX Core Ghz Sapphire AMD Radeon GHz Edition GB GB DDR Kingston HyperX memory x GB GB WD Black Edtion SATA HD TB WD Black Edtion SATA HD Sound Blaster XF-I Titanium PCI-E x Sound Card Thremaltake Bronze PS Smart Series DVDRW SATA DVD-ROM SATA nbsp
My opinion ...
Yes, setting up like that will have an impact. The air flow to your GPU will be restricted so it will more than likely run hotter than it did. It may still stay withing recommended specs, but it will run hotter.
The motherboard has onboard sound (RealtekŪ ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC ), any particular reason why you don't use that? Onboard sound is perfectly good for gaming and the like now, its not like older machines where you needed a dedicated card for decent quality. In my opinion, you only need a dedicated card if you are doing a lot of detailed audio work (mixing, remastering and other specific audio work). This would totally remove the issue.
ok the lady I got this comp from says the comp the video card its reading now is not as good as the one in the PCI slot so Im wondering how do I make it so it reads the PCI slot
The AGP vid card though comes out with a Adaptor to make it so you can plug in moniters
Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer
and no there is no plug that goes into the PCI slot
I hope this is understanable
Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer
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That's known as integrated graphics, now do you have a PCI video card and an APG video card or an Integrated video card and an AGP card?
Also what are they Radeon xxxx? or Nvidia xxxx? we need to know the model numbers to tell you which is the better on to use.
This is the strangest thing I've seen in the past years of using computers I have an Acer Aspire - laptop that came with windows but I'm very picky and I wanted Windows xp back so I went onto Acer's website and won't mouse USB slot USB first other in works any slot, in only work but USB downloaded all of the windows xp drivers and then formatted the laptop to Windows XP with intergrated Service Pack The computer works just fine except for one very strange oddity - the USB mouse I'm using only works when plugged into the first USB slot it will refuse to work in the other USB slots I'm using a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer USB which is my favorite mouse and I USB mouse only works in first USB slot, but won't work in any other USB slot have of them at home When I was formatting the laptop USB mouse only works in first USB slot, but won't work in any other USB slot I had the mouse plugged into the first USB slot and now that is the ONLY slot it will work in If I plug it into the other usb slots the red laser will come on which means it's getting power but it will not move the cursor and clicking either of the mouse buttons won't do anything When I have the Device Manager open and I plug the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer mouse into the first USB slot the 'Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer ' entry will appear in BOTH the 'Human Interface Devices' tab and also the 'Mice and other pointing devices' tab However when plugging the mouse into the other usb slots the 'Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer ' entry will only appear in the 'Human Interface Devices' but NOT the 'Mice and other pointing devices' tab I could just go about my business using the first usb slot for the mouse but this little strange problem is pissing me off hugely as I might want to switch the mouse to another USB slot based on how I have the laptop positioned on a desk or other surface I should also note that the 'Human Interface Devices' tab has a 'HID compliant device' entry in it that isn't present on my desktop computer and my mouse works on any of the usb slots on my desktop computer I wonder if this is the problem I tried disabling this entry but it doesn't help any A final point to note is that I have many other usb devices such as flash memory sticks camera card readers external harddrives gps devices and they all work perfectly fine no matter which usb slot they are plugged into Very strange indeed Is there anyway to make my mouse work in any of the other USB slots
I have seen a similar problem, but it was all USB ports that weren't working.
First, check the BIOS to make sure all USB ports are enabled, which they probably are.
Are all drivers installed and up to date? Do any yellow question marks or exclamation points show up in Device Manager?
i need to know which know which graphic card will fit for my computer. Ie i want to know which type: DDR ,DDR1 or ddr2 i bought my computer in 2007, but thats not enough to tell.
so please let me know how do i know which pci slot i have?
The type of memory doesn't matter, its the type of interface the computer supports among a few other things to watch for.
You likely have a PCI-Express slot, as long as it a x16 slot it doesn't really matter if its a version 1.1 or 2.0 slot.
Is this for your Dell or another computer? Whats you budget and what needs do you have for the video card?
i have had trouble with my computer after cleaning it (can of compressed air) it would boot to log in screen then go black on the monitor or it would blue screen and restart.
after figuring out it was a RAM problem i tried another stick of RAM but same problem so i guess its the actual slot it goes into, i only have 2 on my motherboard lucky one of them is working still.
has anyone had this problem or know of a way to fix it, i am wondering if some of the canned air/gas became a liquid from spraying to close and got in it.
any help would be appreciated thanks.
ok so i have been looking into my problem more, when booting i press tab to show the POST?? or somthing and it says that 1 of the RAMs wouldnt/couldnt R/W (read write?? i dont know)
then i get the screen saying that windows has had hardware changes and asking to how i want to start windows (normal, safe mode, etc) i have tried all but it just restarts.
now its only with 1 of the 2 dimm slots this happens and i have tried differend RAM in there but only the 1 slot works
any help would be appreciated
Hi. I have recently aquired a very old computer (8-9 years old). I am looking at replacing the old agp graphics card because it is not working properly and then sell the computer for quite a low price. Any way.
I have looked in the case and took the card out and I belive that the graphics card slot is agp 2x. The card has two slots in it leading me to belive that it is a universal 1.5v 3.3v card. I am just wondering what cards my computer would accept and whether a 4x card would work ok in a 2x card slot.
Any help apreciated.
Can I upgrade CPU, add RAM and upgrade graphics card in HP 15-083ea laptop?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-upgrade-CPU-add-RAM-and-upgrade-graphics-card-in-HP-15/td-p/5697809
yah just a question, and if so give me a price range please for a pci
You can't add a slot to a motherboard.
How old is this computer that it doesn't have a PCI slot? Those have been around for quite a while. Are you sure it doesn't have one? Even AGP is not new technology.
EDIT: After seeing your other thread, are you asking if you can purchase an AGP or PCI video card? That's a totally different question, and the answer would be yes depending on which slot your motherboard has. How much it costs depends on what you plan to use the computer for. A simple one is cheap, and high-end gaming cards can get expensive.
I am Using Dell Inspiron N5010. Can I Use Only Single Module 8GB RAM in Single Slot (With One Empty Slot)http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19983715
I have a r5 integrated card and 8 gb of memory and I get the same messages when I try to run tiger 08
Tecman11, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Graphics-upgrade/td-p/5604146
Hi Folks,I had given to me a dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, It had XP on it so i upgraded to vista, The problem is in vista the picture is only about 9x9 with a black margin on the 15inch screen, The resolution is 640x480, If i raise the resolution to 1024x768 i get a full screen picture but it is washed out and pixalated, I tried to format and reinstall xp with no luck, I would like to keep vista, do i have to upgrade the graphics to get a decent picture, I dont use the computer for any sort of games, And if so what is recommended, Thanks Patch 41.
You cant upgrade your video in this laptop. or 88% of laptops.
When you upgraded, did you get the proper vista video drivers?
The drivers should be your first try.
Bought HP 250 G5 with intel HD graphics, want to upgrade to graphics card to play games, am i able to do this?
Hi: There are no removable/upgradable graphics cards in your notebook. The GPU is part of the motherboard and in order to upgrade the graphics, the entire motherboard would have to be replaced with one that may have better graphics listed in the service manual for your notebook. This would probably cost as much as buying a new notebook with better graphics.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/hp-250-g5-graphics-upgrade/td-p/5712303
i know this has been asked a lot but i need to upgrade my graphics it started when i purchased a new pc and gave the old one to my son he was pleased until he started playing the online game runescape he said it was lagging and to slow so he took control of my pc i posted same question on download com i got the answer to upgrade to the fx as the person had same pc as me he also said not to go too high on the graphics as mobo wouldnt handle it what i would like to know is there any members out there who have a different oppinion here are my pc specs processor via samual c system model pvcle system upgrade graphics type x -based pc internal graphics agp x graphic slots x bit mb pci slots for pci ram gig hd ps i also need too know if i have to have x bit or bit graphics and could i use a mb version instead graphics upgrade of i am a bit of a graphics upgrade novice when it comes to computer language and specs hence the username any help greatly appreciated nbsp
well for runscape lol you could play that with any graphics card, although runescape requires a fast internet connection speed so... i had the geforce FX 5200 it worked pretty good, but wanted to play newer games then runescape, so if he is just playing runescape that should be just fine.
Never mind i will just get some games for now i can still run them all right on my little 8600gt, or at least with my small monitor. sorry for disturbing anyone and thanks.
Hello All My son has a HP Pavilion AMD A8-6500 with Radeon HD graphics 3.50ghz. He now wants to upgrade as says graphics not good enough. PC model number 500-326na cheers Jason
What games does you son play? Go here and do the Can I Run It scenerio. An upgrade to a new power supply ( PSU) and graphic card (GPU) is a tandem event. Decide on what graphic card will meet the performance levels, determine the PSU requirement. Example: (if you elected an r9 290X)Your present setup is supposed to be an internal 180W, because the GPU only draws 30W. A new r9 290X draws 300W, and installing 600W is ideal. A Corsair CX600 is the best option.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrade-Graphics/td-p/5828442
I own an Acer Aspire AM1100 and i am looking to upgrade my graphics card to an ATI Radeon HD 3870 and i realize that i will need a new power supply and have been looking at a Corsair Memory Builder CX600 ATX12V is there anything cheaper and\or more powerful?
The builder series is not a bad power supply but not as good as some of the other Corsair PSU's. Don't cheap out any more than you have to on your PSU. The one you have choosen is as low as I would go.
I recenly bought a M83 Desktop Small Form Factor (ThinkCentre) - Machine Type 10AJ. It comes with a 240watt Power supply. I would like to upgrade this to a 500 or 600watt power supply just to be safe when i add an aditionnal internal hard drive and Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card?
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The Tower uses a standard ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX power supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for systems built 2012 and later.
For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common. Since the top low-profile graphics card is a Gtx 750 Ti, and the factory power supply can accommodate it and 2 hard drives, there little need to upgrade it.
For the Tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.) A good example for the Tower is the Corsair CX-M series.
I can confirm that this GTX 750 TI 2GB card works perfectly in my M93p SFF machine without upgrading the PSU: MSI N750Ti-2GD5TLP
Measuring the power draw running prime95 (CPU benchmark) , FurMark (GPU benchmark) , charging mobile via USB and copying large files at the same time , it stays below 190 W . Have been running this for several hours. I have also been playing Fallout 4 (FullHD, ultra textures, 60 FPS) for 100 hours without any problems. As the case is quite compact, I was worried about the temperature but it stays below 80 C for the GPU at full power over extended periods of time (about 25C ambient temp in the room).
Installation is easy. Just mount the low profile bracket and move the PCIe 1x WiFi card (if you have one) into another slot.
I'm using a HP Pavilion dv6 laptop and I was wondering if it is possible to somehow upgrade it so that I can run games better. I have read on the net that the video card is soldered to the motherboard and it isn't practical to replace it, and I'm checking for alternatives.
Any options or am I stuck with the graphics capability of my machine as it is?
For laptops the graphics card is almost always physically part of the motherboard and can not be changed / upgraded. There are (or were) a few specialist gaming laptops that had changeable graphics but they are few and far between now unless you pay megabucks for them.
So, in short, the only realistic way to improve graphics performance significantly is to buy a new laptop or better still a desktop.
Hey guys I posted a short time ago asking about flat screens Well I got the quot LG L HR I love it The picture quality is just awesome especially when playing games One problem though -- as soon upgrade help Graphics as I move away from x the picture gets fuzzy and the colors seem to get dull With my Radeon MB RAM and my memory of RAM games just don t run all that nice at x I m used to using x Graphics upgrade help with my current setup Anyway after seeing just how great things look on Graphics upgrade help the LG at x I m considering upgrading my system I know I can get more RAM at a good price but is my graphics card going to bottleneck any performance improvements I might see Any chance doubling my RAM will allow me to play games at x smoothly If not what is the cheapest I can go and still get major improvements graphic-card-wise And as an aside how do I know what RAM to buy Thanks nbsp
I have been given NFS THE RUN as a gift but it seems my present card ( Geforce 8600GT )
is not up to it ! Any suggestions for a suitable - budget end - replacement would be welcome.
My ACER ASPIRE has Windows 7 - an Intel core i3 - 3GB DDR3 - 1TB HD.
The Minimum and Recommended vid cards will be listed on the package that NFS The Run came in.
Hello,I have a simple question:Can i install the GTX750ti from MSI on my Lenovo M58 6303waz model?Here is the link:http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Graphics-Cards-N750TI-2GD5TLP/dp/B00SOXMPJY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qi...I know i might need to upgrade the PSU too but there were cases wwhen this graphics card worked with this amount of power.Please help meThank you in advance!
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Edit: after checking my M58p, I think you will have an issue with heatsink so it will not fit. If you have chance try to get one to try it out or just take zotac:
Should be ok, providing you get low profile shields (seems that they are included). You will have to modify M58 a bit, because heatsink is wider than single width. I am running Zotac GTX 750 Ti in 6137 that is basically same ...
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hey there, Im using a HP pavilion g6 notebook (intel core i3) and im currently working with CATIA software. my graphichs is not enough to support some of my projects so i want to know that can my Lap be added with new or extra graphics card so that my CATIA dosent get stuck during my projects and also need to know how much gb graphics should be added
Hi, What is your machine ? Normally we can only upgrade graphics for specialized laptops, yours is a normal laptop. Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/upgrade-or-add-new-graphics/td-p/5675463
Ok dont laugh but I have a very old graphics card (geforce3 agp 4x 64mb) I hopt to get a new pc after New Year so I dont want to spend loads on a new card so, I was wondering if there is a better card that will slot in to the old ones place? I will prob look on ebay for the one(s) you suggest. Cheers!
Well what can i say yet another hole i've got my self into.
I have just bought my self Oblivion (PC Game), to find that my Radeon 9250 PCI, doe's not run with DirectX v9.0, though the main problem is i have the Dell 2400 which only has PCI slot, and i feel now PCI has come to an end with the PCI- express.
I know i should have thought about the graphic update before purchase, though i was not such a problem 16 months ago. Is there any other option open to me, like running graphics card extensions through USB 2.0. Or is that time yet again to up-grade my pc motherboard, and CPU.
Thanks in advance
Hello and welcome to Techspot!
You pretty much are at the end of the road. I wish I had better news for you. AGP slots still have some nice options, but board with only PCI slots are pretty much out of the game when it comes to graphics. Your card (9250) is pretty much the high end for PCI graphics and your only choice if you want to go any higher is to upgrade your motherboard completely.
Iv just started upgrading my pc and i want to get my pc a better graphics card but im now stuck because graphics cards say they use a PCI or AGP slot. Iv looked inside my pc and i am unable to locate these slots, the only ones i can see are 3 white slots at the bottom and 2 black ones which is where the RAM chips go.
A guide i have read says that 'the device your moniter plugs directly into is your graphics card' the plug the moniter goes into goes straight into the motherboard, can somebody help me?
It plugs into the motherboard because you have built-in onboard graphics. The main question is if you have an AGP or PCI-Express slot for a better graphics card. From your description it doesn't sound like you have either. If so, you are limited to getting a PCI graphics card which is not all that great.
What motherboard or what brand and model PC do you have?
I want to do some serious gaming on my laptop .
So thought if i could install a dedicated graphics card .
Is it possible to install one ?
i.e is it possible that the mother board has the slot .
. if true , can i replace intel HDgraphics with a graphic card like ATI- Radeon or nvidia cards?
My specs :-
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4010 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1813 Mb
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KXKNH, A00, .BK6BVQ1.CN4864317E2148.
What laptop do you have (make (I assume Dell)/model)?
On some you can. I have an Asus G73. The video card is replaceable.
Hi There , Please could you recommend a better GPU for this PC for playing games such as BFBC2 , or is it a waste of time to upgrade the GPU in this PC.
Acer M3800 Desktop
Intel core 2quad q8300 @2.5 ghz
3 gig DDR3 RAM ( although there are 4 slots on mother board )
Nvidia geforce 315
I'm wanting to upgrade the graphics cards on my laptop and PC. I just need to know what I need to know these few thnigs:-
1. What type of graphic card to get for my laptop (current one is an ATI Mobility Radeon 9100, using a Packard Bell Easynote)
2. Do I need to upgrade motherboard/CPU/RAM before I upgrade the graphics cards?
3. Is there anything else I need to add/install onto my system before I upgrade my graphics cards?
Thanks to anyone in advance!
(If you don't understand the term 'graphics card', change the word 'graphics' for the word 'video'
you can't upgrade your video on your laptop as it will be integrated with the motherboard, and there is not point changing the MB on the LT...might as well buy a better one? Maybe some models let you change it, but I haven't seen one...if it does it will be "high end".
for your PC you need to post the Make/model for us to know what type of card it can take. Ram is Cheap so you should upgrade that anyways.
i currently have intel hd graphics ... whch is not up to my mark! and wanna upgrade from 4 GB ddr3l sdram to 8 GB... so please help me with this details... and if iam eligible ... thnak u ...am new to HP.
@Sharon_Paulson?No worries. The current Intel graphics solution is part of the Intel Pentium CPU. (SoC system on a chip) Your notebook is an entry level(Pentium, not Intel Core i3 - i7 series) one without discrete graphics. If you had a unit with higher specs, perhaps even switchable graphics, then upgrading would not be so much of an issue. As it stands now, you can upgrade the memory, but not the graphics solution.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-i-upgrade-my-graphics-card-and-ram/td-p/5132423
I have a HP HPE-541f. I was wondering what is the best graphics card I can upgrade to and if I can keep my current Graphics Card and Add another one.
Specs Link: HP Support document - HP Support Center
Here are the specs:
Motherboard: H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
Operating speed: 2.7 GHz (up to 3.2 GHz turbo)
Number of cores: 6
Bus speed: 4000 MHz HT3
Ram: Amount: 8 GB
Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
Memory upgrade inform
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6770
Powersupply: Form Factor: internal ATX
Total wattage: 460W
Nominal input voltage range:
Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)
The best card you can get is the one you can afford. Just go to a higher series AMD card. Something in the 7000 series.
You can only put 1 video card on that board, it only has 1 PCI-Express slot
And you could always max out the memory to 16 GBs (but 8 GBs is fine)
But you might want to spend the money on a really good 550 to 650 watt Power Supply
i currently have a nvidia 8600 gts 256mb graphics card and i want to upgrade since i bought crysis 2 an this card is not runing crysis 2 properly.. too slow fan noise goes loud etc..
so what is the best card i could get between ?100-?150 price range
the motherboard is asus-p5n-e sli
thanks for reading
I would think if your going with Nvidia maybe gtx 460-465 or 470 there pretty resonable based on the 5 series are out and doing wellhttp://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/173602-graphics-card-upgrade.html
I'm currently using the following card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI.
Last week I changed from Win 7 home Premium 32 bit to the 64 bit. I built this computer last fall, and the the rest of my specs are I5 Quad core 760, 2.80G; 8gb Corsair DDR3 1600, 600W PS.
I use this computer mostly for Flight Sims, and it seems to me my best upgrade would be the GPU. I've always had good luck with EVGA, Nvidea cards, and would like to get one that will outperform the old 250 I'm using and will also run on the 600W PS. I guess I could replace the PS if I really had to, but not looking forward to the work involved, lol.
Anyway, I'd appreciate any suggestions that will improve my system. Thanks.
Hey I have a HP Media Center PC m1250.uk and I want to upgrade my graphics card from a Radeon X300 SE to a low - mid budget card than can competently play 1080p HD video from YouTube and things like that,
I'm soon going to upgrade the RAM on my machine from 512mb to 4GB, and I wanted to upgrade the graphics card too,
I know that I have PCIe slot and I was wondering whether I could put a PCIe 2.0 card into my machine and whether I'd need a new power adaptor or anything like that, I'm quite new to upgrading computers so any help would be grateful and I can also post any extra information you may need, thanks!
Hi I use Hp af008ax laptop. I want to upgrade my gpu. Can i put a new gpu with high spec in this laptop?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Graphics-card-upgrade/td-p/5686738
After buying my Dell Dimension 3000, and trying to play "Black and White 2" i found that i cant play it because my graphics card doesnt have a pixel shader or something. Iv been looking into buying a new graphics card but i have no idea where to begin. Im not entirely sure but i think my computer doesnt have agp, is this a problem?. Is there a strong market for PCI graphics cards.I checked on dabs.comand found a few but i dont know where to look for the pixel shader requirments. If someone could point me in the direction to get the correct card for my system.
Hello guys Im trying to find a new graphics card because and to Looking upgrade card graphics RAM im tired of my intergrated chipset being unable to play good games Fear Fallout stuff like that and I wanted to start looking for a good graphics card to run good games on decent settings so can you guys please help me out because i dont know wat kind of graphics card to look for Here are my system specs Operating Looking to upgrade graphics card and RAM System Windows Vista Home Premium Build vista gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer Dell Inc System Model Inspiron s BIOS Phoenix - AwardBIOS v PG Processor Intel R Core TM Duo CPU E GHz CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available DirectX Version DirectX Advanced Graphics Info Card name Intel R G G Express Chipset Family Manufacturer Intel Corporation Chip type Intel R GMA DAC type Internal Display Memory MB Dedicated Memory MB Shared Memory MB Current Mode x bit Hz Monitor Dell S WFP Analog Driver Attributes Final Retail Driver Date Size bytes Video Accel ModeMPEG A ModeMPEG C and one more thing i have GB RAM and i want more how and where would i get that Please and thank you for the help nbsp
In order to upgrade your ram you need to know how many slots are available and what's populating those slots. Run CPU-Z to get that info. If you have 4 slots and you're only using two, just get two more sticks that match what you currently have installed. If you have two slots, you need to remove what you have and just replace with the same type of RAM but 2 x 2GB set.
As far as the video card, it would help to know the specs of the power supply. If you have one of the slim chassis then you need a low profile card which limits your choices.
What's your price range for the video card?
I like to upgrade to a GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5 64bit. I have a acceptable 350w ps. I question if the legacy bios ( non uefi ) can support this card - or something comparable ( under $125 ) I am simply replacing a geoforce gt 230 that is overheating constantly and shutting my system down. I
Hi, UEFI enabled graphics cards vary by manufacturer. Check with the specific manufacturer. You might want to consider the EVGA NVIDIA GT 640. The GT 640 only requires a 350 watt power supply and is a single slot card. It's $70. Check with EVGA for compatibility before you buy.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/graphics-card-upgrade/td-p/5593012
Hi I have seen other peoples screens and compared to theirs mine seems a little less defined Here are the specs of Upgrade Card Graphics ????? the Graphics Graphics Processor Properties Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce MX Asus AGP-V Graphics Card Upgrade ????? Magic GPU Code Name NV B PCI Device DE Transistors million Process Technology u Bus Type AGP Memory Size MB GPU Clock MHz RAMDAC Clock MHz Pixel Pipelines TMU Per Pipeline Vertex Shaders Not Supported Pixel Shaders v DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v Pixel Fillrate MPixel s Texel Fillrate MTexel s Memory Bus Properties Bus Type DDR Bus Width -bit Real Clock MHz Graphics Card Upgrade ????? DDR Effective Clock MHz Bandwidth MB s Graphics Processor Manufacturer Company Name NVIDIA Corporation Product Information http www nvidia com view asp PAGE products Driver Download http www nvidia com driversClick to expand I am not sure if the graphics card is inbuilt in the asus board Motherboard ID -nVidia-nForce-A N X XC- Motherboard Name Asus A N X-XClick to expand If it is and someone suggests an upgrade how Graphics Card Upgrade ????? would I go about adding one Many Thanks Mike nbsp