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Most compatible video card upgrade?

Q: Most compatible video card upgrade?

I have an HP pavilion a1020n running on
519J Intel 4 processor,
512MB pc2-3200 ddr2 sdram
200gb ata HD

It's a very basic, bough out the store computer with nothing added to it. I purchased a Radeon 9250 PCI 256MB (no fan) card for it, worked fine for about 2 months, then the pc kept freezing at the xp loading screen. Once I removed the card, computer worked just fine. Could it be overeating? If so, what can I do to fix it?

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My 9 year old has a dell optiplex 755 SFF, he is asking me to upgrade his video card so he can play games like minecraft and some games on steam.
We are on a budget and found this Sapphire radeon 6450 on newegg for $39.99
Will this work in his computer and allow him to play minecraft? steam?

Thanks in advance

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My laptop currently has the i5 460m 2.53 GH-z and standard hd graphics installed. I have already upgraded RAM and SSD and am looking to make it a bit better with a new processor and graphics card. I am having a hard time finding the compatible CPU and GPU models. It would be greatly appreciated if someone would help.

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Need a video card (PCI-E) and driver compatible with a Gigabyte motherboard and Windows Server 2003 R2 OS. Suggestions? Thanks.

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I plan to get a new video card soon because I have an integrated one. The thing is, I want to make sure I get one that my computer can actually run. My specs are:

1.67 Ghz AMD Athlon 2000+

For sure I have an AGP slot that runs at 4x. I may get another 256MB of RAM but I haven't decided yet. I'm not looking for anything really fancy because my budget is like $50-$120. The ones I'm looking into are ATI 9200+ or the GeforceFX 5200. Will they run decently on my computer without any large problems? I just want to run Half Life 2 at like a medium setting and I will be very happy.

Also, I've noticed that some computer outlet stores sell these cards, but they always have another name in front of the video card, such as Asus GeforceFX 5200. Is it still Geforce? Is it still the same?

Also, my motherboard is a Matsonic, MS8157E. Now I know I have to go into BIOS to change the settings to AGP, but do I also have to uninstall the driver for my integrated video card?

And last thing. Even though, I hope, the installation should go smoothly, once I had a friend bring over his Geforce2 because I was going to buy it. Unfortuntely, nothing was displaying even after I changed my BIOS settings. What are the things I can do if there were something to go wrong with the computer not displaying anything?


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I'm building a computer, I'm using:

Asus A8N SLI Motherboard
Ultra X-connect 500W Power Supply
AMD 64 3000+ CPU

Can I use the ASUS Extreme 6600 Geforce or do I have to use the Extreme N6000GT for a video card? Is there a better video card I can get for around the same price? (150$)

A:Video Card Compatible?

You can use any PCI Express x16 video card; ATI or Nvidia from any manufacturer you like. The 6600GT is a great card and its hard to find anything compareable to it in that price range.

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I ran the Win 7 compatibility test and all that came up was that my onboard video section didn't pass. I need to buy a video card ,so what should I get? I don't play games so I suppose I need a standard card without getting crazy. If I go shopping ,what info do I look for to satisfy Win 7?

I have an Intel E7400 and a Samsung Syncmaster 205bw monitor


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I was wondering what kind of video card and RAM are compatible with my motherboard.

I plan on putting in a 256MB video card and at least 2GB of RAM
Here is some of the information I seen in another post that was requested for. If you need anymore just let me know. Thanks!!

PC Wizard

Name: Intel Pentium 4
Frequency: 2800 MHz - (Current: 2793.18 MHz)
Graphics Card
Name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Bus Type: PCI
Texture Memory: 87 MB
Converter: Internal
Refresh Rate (min/max): 60/120 Hz
Manufacturer: Infineon
Part #: 64D64320GU68
Type: DDR-SDRAM PC-2700 (166 MHz) - [DDR - 333]
Size: 512 MB (2 rows, 4 banks)
Watts: N/A
Amps: N/A

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hey guys whats up, i am wanting to upgrade my video card and RAM for WoW and i dont know if DDR2 RAM and certain video cards are compatible with my pc. how do i find this out? someone told me i needed to find my motherboard specs and it would tell me but i searched alot and can not find it. my pc specs are: E Machines AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 160GB HD, 512 MB DDR SD RAM, NVIDIA Geforce 4 mx graphics(dont know the specs on card), T3065, popdtpt30650104usa-01a. sorry if i didnt leave enough info, thanks in advance for any help.

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I need to buy a graphic card to my old Pentium II 300 (motherboard Soyo and AGP slot 1.0 1X/2X).

I would like to know if a Geforce 2 MX400 works fine in this machine (I think my AGP slot is 3,3V).

I have seen some cards that have a cooler and some without it. According to your experience, which are the best?

Thanks in advance.

A:Video card compatible to old PII 300

I believe that they are all backwards compatible AGP wise, but check the packaging to make sure. You can probably also find some good and cheap PCI based video cards that will run as well as AGP 1 cards.

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Hi, I have a Dell Dimension 4700 computer. I bought the new DCU Online game, it says my video is not compatible. The minimum requirements for this game are:
P4 3.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
NVIDIA 7800+ OR ATI 1950+ video card
30 GB Free Hard Drive Space
PC audio solution containing Dolby

Here are my computer specs:

Dell Dimension 4700 Series Service Manual

Processor​ Processor type
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, or 570 with HT Technology
Intel Pentium 4 that runs at 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, and 3.8 GHz internally and 800 MHz externally
Level 1 (L1) cache
16 KB
Level 2 (L2) cache
1-MB (displayed in system setup) pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative, write-back SRAM
400-MHz (PC-3200) and 533-MHz (PC-4300) DDR2 unbuffered SDRAM non-ECC
Memory connectors
Memory capacities
128-, 256-, 512-, or 1-GB non-ECC
Minimum memory
128 MB
NOTE: Up to 128 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
Maximum memory
4 GB
NOTE: See "Addressing Memory With 4-GB Configurations" to verify the amount of memory available to the operating system.
BIOS address
Computer Information
Intel 915G Express
DMA channels
Interrupt levels
integrated network interface capable of 10/100 communication.
System Clock
800-MHz data rate
integrated or PCI Express
ADI 1980 AC97 Codec
Expansion Bus
Bus type
PCI 2.2
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I went onto CAN YOU RUN IT?,and of course, I failed. I can't find the recommended drives (NVIDIA 7800 or the ATI 1950) I have no idea what to buy or what is compatible with my computer.
Any and all help is appreciated.

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Before I buy a video card I want to make sure it is compatible and will work.

I would like to buy a Sapphire 9600pro 256 MB, 128bit, AGP, 4x/8x video card

I have a AMD Athlon XP 2500+, AMD 1832Mhz
The motherboard book says under the section AGP slot:
introduces a 66Mhz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly access main memory. The mainboard supports 4x/8x 1.5V AGP card

Is the card I am looking at two new and advanced for my motherboard or will it still work to its full potential. Is there another card I should get instead. If this card will not work or has alot of extras I am paying for that will not work what would you recommend instead?

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Hi I am wondering if it matters what video card I place in my motherboards pci express slot.
Does it matter if its ddr2, ddr3, or hd.

Also whats the difference from pcie 2.0 x16 and pcie x1.
Does it matter which one I place it in?

A:Video card compatible?

In answer to your questions...

PCI-E card for PCI-E slot...

The cards memory (vRAM) makes no difference for compatibility, it can have DDR2, GDDR3, 4 or 5. "hd" isn't a memory standard...

Depending on how your third question is interpreted;
(a) PCIe x16 (2.0) has a theoretical bandwidth twice that of 1.0, 500mb/sec as opposed to 250mb/sec -multiply each by the 16 PCI lanes (hence PCIe x16) to get the theoretical bandwidth of the slot (8Gb/sec vs 4Gb/sec). Data transfer rate and base clock frequency are also doubled.In reality there is little difference between the two since most of the graphics functions are handled within the card itself. Slot bandwidth only comes into play where the graphics card and CPU need to communicate in an intensive manner.
(b) A PCIe x16, as shown above, offers a much greater bandwidth than does a single lane PCIe x1. Such a large reduction will impact graphics performance in a great amount of gaming scenarios. See this article for a comparison of real world PCIe bandwidth (The article is based on the then current 1.0 specification)....

Always place the graphics card into the primary PCIe x16 slot if you have two or more available. This slot is invariably the PCIe x16 slot closest to the chipset/CPU.

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Hi guys,
I have a stupid question (clearly I'm not good with computers)
I've got an Nvidia Geforce fx 5200 128MB AGP Video Card
my AGP slot uses 1.5V and is of version 3

now I was thinking of buying this card:
OR (the other website has more specs)

would the card be compatible?

thanks so much

A:Is this video card compatible with my pc?

how big is your power supply?

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I was given this SR5710y computer from best buy, it's alright but has a really crappy onboard graphics card. I did however notice it has a pci slot though, so i could possibly put a new video card on it. But I have absolutely no idea what video cards would fit into the tower, and work without additional power.

Model specs: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...7500050002&type=product&id=pcmprd107400050002

Can ANYONE tell me ANY video cards compatible with this motherboard / tower / windows vista? I just don't want this crappy onboard hunk of junk

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I have a dell studio xps 8100 running windows 10 psu is dell model AC460AD-01 my current video card is a NVidia GeForce gt 220 pci x16 gen2 it needs to be updated pretty badly my question is will the EVGA 02G-P4-3753-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
work with my computer and if not what would be the best card to get for it that card is going to cost me around $120 cant afford to spend anymore then that also I play mainly blizzard games such as Warcraft and diablo just in case that's relavent

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I would like to upgrade the WIFI card in my DV7 laptop. It currently run on a Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wifi Adapter.I would like to find the best (fastest) possible card available with all the bells and whistles on it. (Bluetooth and whatnot)Also, is there any word of any new cards coming out in the near future?Thank you in advance.

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I am looking to upgrade my graphics card. But I'm not sure by reading the descriptions what would be the best fit for my existing system.

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz Motherboard - ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5E 4.00 GB with 3.25 GB available Graphics Card - Radeon X1950 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) High Definition Audio Device Hard drive WDC WD7501AALS-00J7B0 ATA Device

Should I go Radeon like what I have? Can I go GeForce? I need to ensure that it can connect to my monitor as well as my large flatscreen. And play dvd's/blu rays on it as well. (I have a blu ray drive ready to go)


If anyone wants to point to a specific one, I'm buying from HERE, unless ncix.ca has a cheaper price.

Thanks for any info in teaching me this stuff....

A:Looking for help in identifying compatible video card

here's one that I'm interested in... no idea if it'll work with my system though.

Asus GTX650TiB DirectCU II OC Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DP at Memory Express

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I am looking to upgrade my PC system with a new Video card. I am interested in the ATI Radeon 9600 XT 256mb video card but not sure if it is compatible with the ASUS A7V600-x MB. The Video card is 500mhz VPU with 400mhz ddr memory. The MB has PC3200 athlonXP CPU with 400mhz fsb, 400mhz ddr memory and AGP 8x technology with bus speed of 533mhz. Can someone tell me please if this is a compatible combination? Will there be any problems?

A:Looking for compatible Video card for ASUS MB

I know this is an old post. But unanswered.

The short answer is as long as you have AGP 8x, and your video card is AGP 8x, you're fine. If you case has the room for it. If your power supply has extra power for it. Then go right ahead.

Otherwise, if you're still hanging around here, what did you end up doing?

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I have an XPS 8300 at home and I'm trying to upgrade it to a newer video card, but it fails to post.  I've tried 2 brands of AMD RX 460 4GB cards. Both will power on, system powers on, but never posts to the DELL screen. Card is tightly seated, RAM isn't loose, 6-pin is connected, etc.  PSU is a 700W so that shouldn't be an issue. I've read that this systems' motherboard is iffy with certain PCI-e 3.0 cards, so wondering if anyone knows a card that would work?  I'm don't care if it's AMD or nVidia, just looking at something around the $150 price range like the RX 460 was, maybe a 1050ti.  Right now I put the old GTX 460 I have in it and it boots up fine.

A:Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

Hey man, I recently bought the 1050ti after the rx 460 I bought yesterday failed to post. Seems we have the exact same problem. The 1050ti will arrive tuesday and I will keep you posted. Let me know what you'll next. Thanks!

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Hey people, Agony here. I was wondering if this http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_techspecs_full.php/masterid=70345559/st=product_tab videocard is compatible with my system. My system specs are:

Operating system
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

System Model
Foxconn G33M03 1.0
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

120.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
24.30 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
CD-ROM Drive
Apple iPod USB Device [Hard drive] (4.05 GB) -- drive 1
SAMSUNG SP1213N [Hard drive] (120.06 GB) -- drive 0

Memory Modules
2040 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB (serial number SerNum0)
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty

Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 120.05 GB 24.30 GB free

Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family [Display adapter]
PHILIPS 107T4 [Monitor] (15.2"vis, s/n BZ 80310518, January 2003) (2x)

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I have a PC HP pavilion p6725it p.n. LL434EA with motherboard Cleveland-GL8. As newer video card can I install? My video card doesn't work very well and I need to replace it.

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I have an Hp a600n computer. This has 1G of ram and a 300 watt power supply. Operating system is vista x32. My problem is a a while back my integrated video went up in smoke on the motherboard. I recently purchased an ATI Radeon 3450 pci express video card. Before I installed this card I formatted the HD and started out fresh. The card was then installed and then the proper driver was downloaded and installed from AMD. The problem I am having is that is when booting up (warm or cold) the system freezes up after a minute or so. If I remove the driver in device manager and reboot then, the pc is fine but no good resolution. Does anyone think this may be some type of software sharing conflict? and not a hardware problem. Or could it be that the requirements for the card is 1G of ram and a 300 watt power suppy and one of them is maxed out. Is there a way to test that? Or is something else going on? Stumped here, thanks Dan

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Hello, i have a game i want to play but my video card needs to be better.

I have a Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Controller


Video RAM =128.0 MB

3D= yes
Pixel Shader version= 2.0
Vertex Shader version
= 0.0

All i need is one with vertex shader version 1.0, preferably 2.0. There are alot of video cards out there, but i need one thats compatible with mine.
I have: Product::: HP Pavillion Laptop dv4000

windows XP, home editon version 2002 service pack 3

HP intel(R) Pentuim(R) M
processor 1.73GHz
1.73 GHz, 0.99 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension

Where can i find video cards compatible?

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You can't upgrade your video card, most laptops including yours, do not allow the graphics card to be upgraded.

But you may be able to try an updated driver and maybe it'll work, the 915 doesn't have hardware Vertex Shades but it can be emulated in software/drivers.

Intel drivers: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=12536&ProdId=1862&lang=eng

3D Analyze is one program that can emulate hardware support: http://www.theprohack.com/2009/03/using-3d-analyzer-to-play-games-without.html

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I have a Dell Inspiron 570 with the integrated video. I'm looking to upgrade the video card and I'm unsure what type of PCI-E card version that I need. I do know the motherboard is model 04GJJT. Can someone help me? I looking at 1 of 2 different cards to use depending on if my board is compatible.
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100256L Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (friend looking to sell for $50)
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card ($60 new)

A:Looking for compatible video card for my Inspiron 570

both should fit, but you need to check that your psu is powerful enough to run either of the cards, personaly i would go for the low profile card as i don't think your case has much room in it. If you do upgrade as well as possibly upgrading the psu you should also check for any increase in heat in the case as both cards(the 4670 more than the 5570) will generate more heat.

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I want to change my video card to a Geforce 8500 GT. I have a emachines model: C3070. Can I use this card? Will I have to use AGP or PCI? If AGP, where is that located?

If it is not compatible, can u give me suggestions for cards that are also inexpensive. Thank you.

A:Is this video card compatible to my computer?

8500s are PCIE slots...So that calls for a PCI-E slot...But just my 50 cents...the 8500 sucks lol Do you have a set budget? If so please tell D: And do you know what slots your motherboard has? Can't seem to find info on google

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How do I find out what is the highest PCI video card my mobo can handle?

A:Maximum compatible PCI video-card

Video cards aren't like CPUs where sysbos can only handle up to a certain speed. First check what AGP multipliers your board supports, most of the boards out today are 4x, but there are a few with up to 6x. If there isn't this revolutionary new discovery in video cards, like a new slot or something, then you won't have a problem with a video card released a couple years from now on a board you have now, only that it won't be running at it's full potential.

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Hi, I have been looking at this for a while now and I could never figure it out. Since I have a ****ty card (ATI Radeon 9200) that can't even get the latest updates and has a max fps of 20, I think it's time for a new one. Could someone please find the best performance : price ratio video card for my mobo. I checked google and had no helpful results. Like I said, I want the best video card I can get for this mobo, BUT within 100-200$. I am willing to go up to 225$ if necessary.
Here is my Mobo

P.S. Could someone tell on a scale of 1-10 how good my motherboard is?
P.P.S. Are Video cards and Graphics cards the same?
If you need any more info just tell me.

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.5GHz
O.S.: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

A:What is the best video card compatible with my mobo?

Well you have a AGP 8x slot, so you will be able to get a pretty decent card for that slot. I would recommend this one but unfortunately it is out of stock.


So I would get this one since it is in stock. And not a bad card either.


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Is the XFX Radeon 7970 video card compatible with a an Asus P9Z68-V LE motherboard? I'm rather confused with Crossfire and SLI, is it Crossfire allows multiple Radeon video cards and SLI allows multiple NVidia video cards?

A:Is this video card compatible with this motherboard?

Yes, the card is compatible with the mobo.

Your Crossfire and SLI understanding is correct. However, it extends to GPU's, not just 'cards'. Cards like HD7990 and GTX690 use Crossfire/SLI internally as they have two GPU's on one card.

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Ok so i need a new video card my motherboard is a PEGATRON CORPORATION NARRA5 5.00 it has a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 in it right now but i wanting to upgrade it to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (if thats even better at all)

Im trying to play bfbc2 but it so slow that the graphics dont keep up i can throw c4 (take 10 secs for the c4 to show up) and then blow it and it takes forever for anything to happen even single player is slow and my pc has 4gb ram

heres my current video car specs in case ya want to see

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03D0&SUBSYS_2A6C103C&REV_A2
Display Memory: 1848 MB
Dedicated Memory: 120 MB
Shared Memory: 1727 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor
Monitor Model: HP 2009
Monitor Id: HWP2827
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2umx.dll, nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.15.0011.8593 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Model: WDDM 1.0
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/13/2009 18:41:53, 9443840 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4090-11CF-1D52-670A02C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x03D0
SubSys ID: 0x2A6C103C
Revision ID: 0x00A2
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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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Windows updated itself yesterday and now my screensaver won't work. I get the message "The screen saver can't run, because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with Direct 3D".

My graphic card is up to date.

I use Windows 7 (64)
PC is 1 year old.

Any idea how I can fix it without going out to buy a new card?

A:Video Card not compatible with Direct 3D


Can you please post your system specs.

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So I've been building my pc (first time) and its be frustrating to say the least.

I've hit another road block here, my video card is DVI-I and my monitor has two connections, VGA and DVI, my Monitor came with a VGA Cable and my Video Card came with two VGA-DVI adapters. So I put the adapter on the video card end and plugged the VGA cable into the VGA slot on the monitor.


So I put the adapter on both ends but the DVI-I adapter wont fit into the DVI slot!

Is there anyway to get around any of this or am I totally screwed?

Thank you all for your help!

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I am planning to buy a new LCD monitor SCEPTRE X20G - NAGA III.


My video card is NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 420. How can I check if it's compatible with the new monitor that I'm planning to get? Does it support 1080I, resolution of 1680 x 1050?

If it's not compatible, then what video card should I get?

A:Is my video card compatible with new monitor?

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Just bought this motherboard, just got it today - and I'm guessing I have to go and buy a new video card now because it seems that it doesn't fit.


I'm guessing I'm looking for a PCI-Express video card? I haven't been gaming at all lately so on-board video would've been fine. I say would've because this MB didn't come with onboard video

So can someone tell me if my Radeo 9800 Pro video card would somehow fit?


A:This MOBO Compatible With This Video Card?

I'm afraid you are right. Time for a new video card. $$$

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My video card is beginning to wear down. Its a 32mb AGP Nvidia Riva TNT2. My Mobo's expansion slot are 1 AGP slot (supports 2x/4x mode) and 3 PCI bus master slots - ver. 2.1 compliant. I wanted to upgrade a bit and at the same time find a replacement for my vc. I think I'm limited by my mobo and budget.
Question: Will the Inno3D Geforce MX 440 (my choice will be ok?) these are the specs:
chipset : Geforce MX 440
Memory: 128 mb DDR
Core Frequency : 275 MHz
Memory Frequency: 266 MHz
Interface: AGP 8x/4x
Pixel per clock: 128-bit
I've got Windows XP SP2 Pentium IV 1.80GHz 512 RAM

Hope to get some of your expertise on this matter. Thanks.


A:Solved: Looking for a compatible video card

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I know this will never be a top-notch gaming computer, but I was hoping for a little more power than the (as it turns out) YEARS-old AMD card that comes with the system. I'm having trouble finding what card(s) might be compatible if I decide to make the leap and swap. Any tips would be welcome (w/links if possible). - thanks!  (running Win10, 64-bit, single channel architecture - UGH - and can't make changes in the BIOS - DOUBLE UGH)


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A:Compatible video card for 251-a120?

Hi, The following link shows its specs:     http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04776557 Unfortunately it has NO room for you to add or change video card because:      The motherboard supports the AMD Beema APU only. The processor is not upgradable. Regards.

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My motherboard manual says i have a "PCI express" video card slot. but it doesn't say if 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0. I'm assuming it's 1.0 because the motherboard is a bit old and the video card as well(Nvidia geforce 7300 se/7200 gs) If i'm right and it's a PCI-e 1.0 motherboard, what video card can be compatible with it? 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0? I want to buy a new video card.

A:Is a PCI-E16 1.0 Mobo compatible with a PCI-E 2.0/3.0 video card?

I would think so. I have an old Intel DP35 MOBO and put in a GTX 560 last year and all is good.

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Is my motherboard compatible with and does it have enough power(watts) to run new video card?
My specs:
More details about my computer

Component Details
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics
Gaming graphics 1696 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary hard disk 218GB Free (298GB Total)
Windows 7 Home Premium

Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model H55M-UD2H
Total amount of system memory 6.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
Disk partition (C 218 GB Free (298 GB Total)
Media drive (D CD/DVD
Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
Total available graphics memory 1696 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1632 MB
Display adapter driver version
Secondary monitor resolution 1920x1080
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1200
DirectX version DirectX 10
Video Card Information.
Network Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

New Video card info:

Nvidia G-Force 6600
Video Px6699 Video card UPC-642404308100
PCIExpress X16
Dual Monitor Support

My power supply is 460 watts
and on my motherboard now there is only 3 sticks of 2GB ram
(Patriot Viper Extreme) and nothing else in any of the expansion slots.
I looked online but cannot get a straight answer.
Can my motherboard run this card with no issues??
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A:Is my mob compatible with new Video Card & have enough power to run it

No one can say if it will run with no issues, just because there could be any number of complications that could pop up. If you asking will it work with your current system, then yes it will run on your current system with the PSU. I would advise that you uninstall the video drivers (and software) for the current card, changing out to the new card. This will create less of a head ache for you in the end.
I would also suggest trying to find another 2GB ram stick because your motherboard is a Dual Channel motherboard and the computer will run better if you have 4 sticks of ram instead of 3. Its not going to hurt your computer by having 3 sticks of ram versus 4, but you will get better overall performance.

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Hi everyone. I have finally gotten my birthday money and have decided to upgrade my video card with it. However, I am wondering if this new video card I have picked out will be compatible with my PC or not. Therefore, I am asking for some help. My basic PC details are available in my signature and the video card I have picked out is at the link below:


What do you think?

A:Solved: Will this video card be compatible with my PC?

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Hello, I would like to upgrade my computer to Windows 10. Unfortunately, the system test says that the graphics card is not compatible, therefore, I can't upgrade. I have the Nvidia Geforce 6150SE Nforce430. Are there any cards out there that would be compatible with my system and Windows 10? If not, is there a workaround that would allow me to upgrade to Windows 10? Thank you! 

A:Compatible Graphic Card for Windows 10 Upgrade

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome.This may help to resolve  your issue.HP Products - Where Do I Find Windows 10 Drivers and Software for My Model?http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-Presario-CQ5000-Desktop-PC-series/3999467/model/4005895/d... #hpexpertday Regards;DebashishI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem. 

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I now use 98SE and want to upgrade to XP Pro. I prefer to not format and reload my 160 GB drive, but I can.

The XP system analyzer says my video card is not compatible with my system board. Here are the specs for both:

VGA: XFX GeForce FX 5200 AGP8 with 256 DDR memory. AGP slot set to 8x.

SBoard: Chaintech CT-7NJL6. 1024 MB RAM installed. Bus at 166 MHz. Board is not overclocked.

WD 160 GB drive partitioned into 2 80 GB drives
Linksys 10/100 Ethernet adapter
Adaptech SCSI PCI adapter for my HP scanner.
HP DJ690 printer
MAG DX771fs 17" CRT.

Chaintech sells a clone of the XFX card and I find it hard to believe their card would not work with their system board!

What do I need to tweak?



A:Video card not compatible with system board

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Hi everybody. Im planning on getting a new video card but I don?t know which one will be compatible with my system. my budget ranges from 50-120. I have an agp slot and plan on doing some gaming on the computer (after the ram upgrade of course) and would like any suggestions that are compatible with my system. The computer that I have is a Compaq Presario SR1520NX.I have an AMD Sempron Processor 3100+. Going to get 1gb ram. I also have 250 watt power supply. If you need anymore information on my computer feel free to ask. Thank you for your time.

A:Need new video card that’s compatible with my system

I'd recommend getting this PSU and this video card.

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I have a Dell Optiplex G520 and I, unfortunately, am running Windows 7 on it. Since installing Windows 7 I have had problems with my video card. Certain websites will not recognize my video card or say it's outdated. However, I had no problems whatsoever while I was running Windows XP. What can I do about this? Is there a driver I can install to fix it, or does anyone know of a good graphics card I can buy that will be compatible with both my computer and Windows 7? Thanks for your help with this.

A:Windows 7 Compatible Video card/driver

If you go into the device manager right click on computer and choose device manager on the left what video card does Windows 7 say is installed in your computer.

My guess is either the built-in Intel or a ATX x300 / x600. It may also show VGA.

You most likely need to get a video card that is supported by Windows 7. Which of the GX520 series is it?

If it is the smallest one on the right no card is possible. The center slimline needs a low profile card and the left hand one can take a regular card.

From the Intel Website: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%2282945g%22

According to this the built-in video has a driver available for it. If you have the ATI most likely no driver. In that case you can remove the video card and download the Intel driver or buy a new Win7 card.

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my monitor is a compaq it is a trinitron is it compatible with my NVIDIA GeForce 6200(XFX) 256MB DDR2 AGP8X video card and my motherboard is ASUS P4S533-X
please help me out i got this card juss to play oblivion.

A:Solved: Is my monitor compatible with my video card

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I've got a compaq presario 5bw130 with a mv740 monitor. I've formatted the hard drive and am running a simple XP machine now. All drivers are up to date and I have no problems. I would like to add a video (PCI) card to the mother board to increase my video from 11mb shared to 64mb. I've seen little bits and pieces of information suggesting the MV740 has compatability problems with video cards because it doesn't act like a normal VGA monitor. Does anyone know of a card that is compatable? or what, if anything, I must be careful of when purchasing one for a MV740. tks

A:compaq mv740 video card compatible

Where did you hear it doesn't act like a normal VGA monitor? It looks OK to me, it has the standard 15 pin plug, and you would just plug the speakers into the sound card.

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I have a self built computer with a MSI 870A-G54 main board. I would like to upgrade the video card in order to have it windows 10 compatible. What is a good video card for this board? I was wondering if the Geo Force GT240 is compatible and if there is other better options. Thanks.

A:Windows 10 compatible video card for MSI 870A-G54

More importantly than the board would be to identify the exact make, model and wattage of your power supply. The motherboard has several PCI E slots so it should support pretty much any PCI E graphics card.

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