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Monitor/Graphics Card Compatibility

Q: Monitor/Graphics Card Compatibility

Good morning.

I have just been given a used computer which has a BFG GeForce 7600 graphics card with two
ports, each having three parallel rows of eight receptacles, beside which/at the end of which there is a group of four slightly smaller reciptacles in a square pattern.

My Acer LCD monitor requires the older 15-pin plug. Can I use this card with with my current monitor? I dont want to buy cables and adapters, unless it is going to work.

Thank you.

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A:Graphics card compatibility

Well, looking at the specs for your motherboard, you have an 8x AGP slot. So basically any new video card that supports 8x AGP should work.
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A:Graphics Card compatibility

Hi, The NVIDIA GTX 750 will not work in your PC as the HP e9280t only has a legacy BIOS. You need need to use a legacy graphics card.  The NVIDIA GTX 660 is your best bet if it will fit and additionally if you replace the power supply. A modular Corsair CS550m would be a good choice.
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GeForce 6150 LE
Device ID 10DE-0241
Revision A3
Subvendor HP (103C)
Current Performance Level Level 1
Current GPU Clock 425 MHz
Current Memory Clock 532 MHz
Technology 91 nm
Release Date Jun 2006
DirectX Support 9.0c
DirectX Shader Model 3.0
OpenGL Support 2.0
Bus Interface FPCI
Driver nvlddmkm.sys
Driver version
ForceWare version 275.33
BIOS Version
ROPs 2
Shaders Vertex 2/Pixel 2
Memory Type System
Physical Memory 64 MB
Virtual Memory 800 MB

Additional information...

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 39 C
Windsor 90nm Technology
2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 200MHz (4-4-4-12)
ASUSTek Computer INC. NODUSM (Socket AM2 ) 40 C
HP vs17 ([email protected])
64MB GeForce 6150 LE (HP)
Hard Drives
244GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SP2504C SCSI Disk Device (Fibre)
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio

Graphics card I'm interested in...

A:Graphics card compatibility.

Hi and welcome to TSG.

The new graphics card should give you a good performance boost, thats taking just the graphics card specs into consideration. Other things you need to look at are:

Power Supply: Is you current power supply big enough to power the new card? (unlikely if its a prebuilt like HP, Dell, Acer etc)
Space: Is there enough physical room in the case to fit the new card?
Other specs: What is your current CPU etc? There is little point getting a powerful graphics card if the rest of the system bottlenecks it so it can't perform.

What is the exact make and model of your current machine, assuming its a 'big brand' name like HP, Dell, Acer etc?
If it is a self / custom build, what is the exact make and model of the power supply, motherboard, RAM, CPU etc?
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A:Graphics Card Compatibility

Looking at the specs of the PC, it only supports 1 PCIe x, 1 PCIe x16, and 1 mini PCIe x0.5. Since the card itself uses PCIe x3.0, it is backwards compatible but you won't be able to get the maximum performance from it in this PC.
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A:Graphics Card Compatibility

Two 1GB ddr sdram 400 would be good but as far as i can tell there are only pci slots on that board which severely limits video card upgrades since i think the nvidia 6200 was the last pci card on the market. I would say save a little money cause it might be time to upgrade.
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A:Graphics Card Compatibility


Simple answer YES
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A:New graphics card compatibility

Yes, this is all compatible. List your PSU to make sure though, as this has a large effect on compatibility too.

MSI vs POV - they're just brands. They may have slightly different overclocks and coolers.

Also, either upgrade your CPU, or downgrade your mobo. You don't need a Z77 mobo. Either way, I highly recommend an i5 3470 CPU anyway.
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A:Graphics Card Compatibility

Unless you have a 450W to 600W power supply chances are you will need to replace the power supply to run the requested graphics adapter.

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A:Graphics Card Compatibility

HP Pavilion Media Center a1630n Desktop PC (RC658AA)

It was introduced in August 2006 and sold in the U.S.A. and in Canada.

It came with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2 32-bit.

Its motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot for adding a graphics card.

Since it has a generic 300 watt power supply, you definitely want to buy a graphics card that it can handle.

One that I can recommend that was recommended to me and has worked very well in my Dell desktops is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 1 GB model.

If you plan to install Windows 7 in it, make sure there's Windows 7 drivers for all of its devices.

I think you'll be okay, but it's good to be sure.

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A:Graphics card compatibility

For the record there is a difference in PCI and PCIe. PCIe is the card slot you are talking about.

PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 is backward and forward compatible, so that is a non-issue for you.

PCIe 2.0 transfer rates can only be used when the motherboard and graphics card are both compliant. If both motherboard and graphics card are not compliant, PCIe 1.0 standards are used.

As far as performance see for yourself. -

Your internal graphics is "Intel G965 Express" which scores 111 on the PassMark Benchmark's.
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A:Motherboard to Graphics card compatibility

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A:Upgrading graphics card and compatibility help

Short answer, Yes it will work just fine on that motherboard.

The PSU should be fine also, just double check your case to make sure the card will fit before buying. I expect it will but its always best to check these things.
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A:Compatibility between graphics card and mobo

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Do you have a motherboard speaker? Are there any beeps when you power up the system?
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A:graphics card + motherboard compatibility

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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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A:graphics card compatibility with new motherboard

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A:video graphics card/motherboard compatibility

Your board and card should be OK, your card supports AGP 8x/4x/2x and your board supports AGP4x/2x/1x so they should run together.
The reference you made to the memory is nothing to worry about because the AGP only runs at 66MHz assuming you haven't overclocked anything.
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A:Mother board and Graphics card compatibility issue?

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A:Question about power supply compatibility with graphics card

It may be the way the specs are written on your PS... but
The graphics card does care what the output is... more than the motherboard or other component does...
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A:Graphics card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB GDDR5 Compatibility issu...

@Astyx?, welcome to the forum. You are correct that the PCIe 3.0 is backward compatible to PCIe 2.0.  However, your problem is the motherboard.  The Radeon card requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy BIOS. The BIOS can't be upraded to UEFI.  The PCIe 3.0 cards that require UEFI will not work in any other slot.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  The last cards to operate without UEFI are the GTX 660/670's. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Video card/monitor compatibility

Read the specs for the monitor, and the specs for the video graphics card. Other than the specifications there is no reason why it will not work...
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A:Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.
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A:Compatibility Issues? Upgrading from Intel 82845G Graphics Card

Hello henson93. Welcome to Techspot.

It seems that your motherboard is based on the Intel 845G chipset. I cannot find your mobo's product sheet anywhere but it's likely that you have an AGP 4X slot. The most powerful AGP card that would be comaptible with AGP 4X is the Radeon HD 4670. However, they cost over $100 and definitely cannot provide the performance levels of newer (PCI-E) cards available at a similar cost.

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A:monitor shutting off not sure if its my graphics card or the monitor

Try un-plugging PC and monior, and then re-plugging.
Then load defaults in BIOS.
Check if monitor is still being detected as the old one.

New monitor, can be defected, try on another PC/laptop.
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A:New monitor and graphics card???

First off, don't set the Monitor to the MAX.
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What video card are you using? This is not onboard video, better not be?

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A:New Graphics Card = New Monitor?

wileymiester said:

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Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

yeah you just use an adapter to the new card, if you bought retail box t should have come with one.
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A:Which graphics card for a 3+ monitor set up?

... Honestly. **** Dell.

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Where do you live?
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A:Monitor or graphics card problem?

I would say its the monitor.

Have another PC, graphics card? A friend with a PC and a monitor?

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A:New Monitor New Graphics Card Issues!

I would suggest you try (while using the on-board card), connecting to the internet; going to the manufacturers website of your video card and downloading/installing the most recent drivers. Then, disable your on-board video in Device manager, and shutdown your computer. Attach the 9500GT and restart your computer; allowing Windows to detect and install it.

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A:graphics card/monitor problem

First thing to check is does your mobo support it.
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A:Problems with monitor/graphics card

Definately sounds like the videocard has some issues.

I'd pull the PC apart and verify if the fan on the videocard is working properly. As the PC was stored, it's possible the fan has frozen up from the inactivity time and this corresponds to the time involved before it starts acting up. You might be able to give it a "helper spin" to get it going once again, but eventually may need to either replace the fan and/or videocard if it's just hung up.
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A:Problems with monitor or graphics card

It could be as simple as the power saving option causing it.

Right click on your background and select properties, then screensaver, then power, and set turn off monitor to never.
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A:no signal on monitor new graphics card

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A:Graphics Card or Monitor Problem?

Originally Posted by bwinward


I've encountered a problem in recent days concerning either my graphics card or monitor, which one? Im not sure.

It all started a yesterday while playing a game of Counter Strike : Source , I had alt-tabbed ingame and decided to alt-tab back into the game and as i proceeded to do this my computer locked up ... couldn't move mouse or anything.

So I proceeded to restart my computer. This is where everything went wrong. My monitor was not showing any image, only a black screen with the Analog/Digital box flashing.

So I tried a few things to see what would resolve this problem ...
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I've also tried plugging another monitor into my graphics card, with no result.

Onboard graphics work fine.

I don't have another graphics card to test it on ...

In my computers devices it says the video driver is not installed correctly or something along those lines?

Does anybody have a step by step guide on installing drivers?

Specs are :

Intel Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
2GB Corsair RAM
500GB Seagate Hard Drive
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Samsung 226BW

Thanks in advance

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