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Upgrading from Modem card to NIC card - hp P/N 5188-2907

Q: Upgrading from Modem card to NIC card - hp P/N 5188-2907

Had a power surge that has wiped out my modem card. Can I replace with NIC card? I have a Broadband Cable Modem with Router - connected to 3 other PC's and laptop. I just use this machine for my email and some internet. Windows 7DesktopHP Pavilion a1630n (about 10 years old) ThanksHandley

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Had a power surge that has wiped out my modem card.  Can I replace with NIC card? I have a Broadband Cable Modem with Router - connected to 3 other PC's and laptop. I just use this machine for my email and some internet. Windows 7DesktopHP Pavilion a1630n (about 10 years old) ThanksHandley

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I got a older vieo card and wanting to download the driver for it I think it is Geforce 8500 512 MB however I am unsure.

On surface of it has Asus P/N: 5188 8004

can anyone tell? as would like to download the right drivers for it

A:Need help on identifying video card P/N: 5188 8004

Let's see if Windows will identify it and can then see what can be found..

Connect the card. Reboot
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post


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Hi there,My computer which is built from indiviual components suddenly upgraded to windows 10 by itself. Now the display is not good and I have tried to alter the settings but then the display is even worse. The display adapter that has loaded is Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. I do not know the name of the video card in my computer but it has a sticker on it that says "HP Part No: 5188-4289". Does anyone know the name of the video card and if there is a Windows 10 64 bit driver for it.

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Hey all!  I've been looking to update the graphics card on my Dell XPS 8700 from a GTX 645 to a GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia graphics card.   Everything I looked at says it checks out:
-PCIE x16 card compatible with  PCI- Express x16 card slot
- 1.5 Width (Dual Slot Width) x 5.7 Length x 4.38 Height graphics card should fit in PC (original dimensions for the GTX 645 are 4.376 Height, 5.7 Length, Single Slot width).   Only problem I can see here is the width for the 1050 is dual slot while the original has a single slot width.  However, there should be enough space right?  
- 75W power draw with a 460W PSU.   Here is another (unlikely) potential problem.  I have no idea how much power everything else is drawing so I don't know how much spare power I have.   However, seeing as the 645 has a max power draw of 65 W, I think I'm fine since that's only a 10 W difference
Does anybody see any problems with my logic/anything that I'm missing?  Thanks all and have a great day.   

A:Upgrading Dell XPS 8700 with EVGA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Sc Graphics Card Card

you MUST upgrade BIOS to A10 for Win7/81 or A11 for Win10 for GTX 9x0 or higher and all GTX 10x0 cards as well.
What software are you running? If gaming at 1920x1080 resolution a GTX 1060 is perhaps the "best' option for an XPS 8700. The 8700 will easily fit a dual width card and the 1060 is the right mix of lots of graphics card, but it doesn't need a ton of power to run it.
The motherboard provides up to 75W via the PCIe slot, and extra power comes from the two six pin PCIe power connectors if the card needs more power.
Some GTX 1060 cards need a single 8 pin connector and the solution is a very low cost adapter ( $ 8.00 on eBay)

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I used to have an internal cable conecting the sound card to the modem card inside of the CPU. When I put in the new 3Com/USR 56k modem FX/VC/DT/SP, there was no connector to which to conect the sound card cable.

I read somewhere once, that one could connect the output of the modem card to the input of the Sound Card using a short cable on the outside back of the CPU to achieve the same thing.

The other option is to dedicate a speaker system to the modem card. (If i do this route, do I use a monaural speaker or a stereo speaker system--in other words, i think the modem is a monaural sound source but i wanna check for sure?).

I think it would be cleaner to be able to take the OUT from the modem to the IN of the Sound Card on the back of the CPU. Does anyone know if this will work?


A:Sound Card to Modem Card Connector Cable

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i am upgrading from nvidia 5200fx to 5500fx.....my games are skipping quite a bit(command and conquer generals), and my pc is working alot of overtime. my problem is that when i switched out the old agp card and popped in the new one, my dell monitor would not turn on under any circumstances. however, the monitor works fine with the old agp card and with the onboard graphics if both agp cards are absent. i have tried EVERYTHING. from updating the bios, to switching the ram around, to uninstalling the old drivers and shutting down, then installing new card, but still not able to get into windows. i tried booting into safe mode, but i cant see the screen to do so.
im very frustrated, out of options almost. my pc is almost top of the line. pentium 4, 3.0ghz, 512ddr ram, 80gb hd. The only possibility i can think of that could be wrong is too much power for the supply, which i find hard to believe.....
any suggestions are very welcome......please help! :dead:

A:Upgrading Agp Card, New Agp Card Is Nvidia 5500fx...

About all I will say is that the diff between a 5200 and a 5500 is not really noticeable in games, you need to get a 58/5900 or a 66/6800 to see any improvement. Sorry.

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Hi all!!

I have a 3Com 10/100 PC Card for trade if anyone is interested. I tried to use it in my notebook to access the company LAN but no dice. Its brand spanking new still in the box -- used only once. Cost me 159 bucks and I can't return it since I opened it. I know this isn't a swapshop, but I thought I'd give it a try. I want a 56K V.90 PC card modem in return. Thanks!!

To all who pass through, instead of around, the journey makes the end very sweet indeed.

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I've managed to upgrade some of my home PC's from Win 7 or Win 8 to Wn 10 without any significant problems, but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's.

It is running Win 7 Home 32-bit and when I originally ran the Windows 10 upgrade advisor, it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce 6600 graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10.

I tried various workarounds, using suggestions on this and other sites, to upgrade with the GEForce card but none were successful. So I purchased and installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R7 240, which should be Win 10 compatible.

I then re-ran the Win 10 upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the "GeForce 6600 card" was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed!

I checked the Device Manager and the graphics card was clearly showing as being the AMD card. I then explicitly uninstalled any NVidia drivers/software using the Control Panel/Program uninstall - still unable to upgrade to Win 10. I also ran the Wagnard tools "Display driver uninstaller" and removed any NVidia software/drivers - still unable to upgrade. I am using the latest drivers from the AMD website.

I also tried to upgrade using the Media Creation tool and a Win 7 image from DVD (previously this also failed to work and gave the incompatible graphics card error); this seemed to work up to a point, but after a reboot it wanted me to select a keyboard layout but neither my usb keyboard no... Read more

A:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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Hi everyone. I have had a laptop given to me which has a Pretec 33.6 modem card in it. The rub is that it doesn`t have the dongle with it. Let me tell you, I have spent 3 days doing google searches, went to Pretec web site, went to all the sites supposed to have all the dongles, and E-bay, don`t find anything that says Pretec 33.6 modem dongle for sale. Since it is my first encounter with a laptop, and a modem card, that I am off base here, and that the dongle doesn`t have to be a Pretec, but could be another brand, and still work. Any insight, and or help into pointing me in the right direction to a purchase will be appreciated. I like to try to do things by myself, but it sure is nice to know you have backup like this forum when you run into a brick wall. Thanks for your time and any help.

Mike Peters

A:Modem dongle for a Pretec 33.6 modem card

Try here,


Never used the company myself.


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i'm pretty noob at comps, wanna upgrade gfx card so i can play new games with higher FPS, can i just buy a good decent one and stick it in my computer, or do i need to make sure my motherboard can take it etc. >.<

i dont know how to check what my motherboard is or else id post it

A:Upgrading GFX card

Yes, you certainly need to find the correct graphics card that is compatible with your system. Most computers generally meet the "minimum requirements" listed by the video card manufacturer, so that's ok. The only thing left to consider is the correct slot interface.

You need to find out what type of port your motherboard has. It's either AGP, PCI-Express, or just PCI.

The obvious way of finding out would be to open up your computer and read the small fine print indicating the motherboard name or type of graphics card slot.

But an easier way (and to an extent, a more logical way) would be to download Belarc Advisor HERE and it will tell the info on every part in your computer. Just look under the motherboard section ("Main Circuit Board") after you've installed it, and tell us the name of your motherboard.

As for selection of a good graphics card, you need to tell us the games you are expecting to get good performance in, and explain what your expectations are in terms of frame rate.

Good luck

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Hi everyone,

Having plowed through several issues in the course of upgrading my old system, there's one remaining item that I was wondering if someone here could help me with. The computer is fairly old: a Gateway 817GM Media Center originally running XP (original specifications here: Gateway Support - Specifications). Currently, the system is running with 2.5GB of DDR1 RAM.

So far as I can tell, there is one PCI port open. Does anyone know a graphics card that fits this (Intel 915 chipset, I think) specification that can handle Aero? Gaming isn't my thing, I don't play heavy games at all. But Aero/DirectX/Direct3D would definitely be nice.

Thanks if anyone can help!

A:Upgrading an old card.

This should work...expensive for what it is though....Newegg.com - HIS H545H512P Radeon HD 5450 Silence 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

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Hi i used to have an Xp but then i got vista home premium. thats when i discovered that my video card sucked soo that is why my computer was running slow.
I then got an ATI Radeon Hd 2600 Pro AGP, sooooo now i have this Multimedia Video Controller problem. it doesnt say anything about it, it doesnt give me any sort of detail about it. All i know is that if i disable it, my video card stops working.

Sooooo can anyone help me please.

A:Need help upgrading VGA card

have u install the latest drivers for it? if not do it.

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1. Motherboard -
2. Graphic interface - PCI-e
3. Memory - 1 GB
4. CPU - AMD Athalon 64 4000+
5. CPU Speed - 2.41 GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - Delta Electronics Inc./ DPS 330AB 15A (no clue about this one)
7. Watt output/Amperage - +12V/15A
8. Max Power- 300W

I love first person shooters and i just bought STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl and it's not that fun on my current and very crappy integrated nvidia 6100. I'm looking into the e-GeForce 8600 GT 256 MB PCI-E DX10 Graphics which i can get for $120 or a PNY GeForce 7600GS 512 MB for $100.

I guess that's pretty much my financial range. The problem is i dont know what's better for its price. I'd assume the 8600 b/c of my little bit of research it was only ever compared to the 7900 (so maybe the 7600 is a lot worse than the 8600, but for a $20 difference i want to be sure). But i'm not sure and that's why i'm on here asking you guys.

I looked up the 8600 and found this product which looks exactly what i'm looking to buy- it gives the specs and what the needed power supply: http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=256-P2-N755-AR

it says minimum of 350Watt and +12v/22a- so i know now i'd have to upgrade my PSU. So i got to looking for a new PSU and found this: http://www.compusa.com/products/pro...cm_mmc=compusa-_-rss-_-ad-_-computer_upgrades

It looks very good and more along the high end which i dont mind, but it mentions something about having conne... Read more

A:Upgrading to new card help

I suppose if they said it'll work on a 350W PSU, you can probably get away with that 380W Antec PSU.

You might want to see how much more you'd be paying for the 430W model.

As for the graphics card, I would think the 8600Gt would perform better, even though it has less RAM. You might want to check www.tomshardware.com, they have a nice chart comparing graphics cards in a whole variety of settings. Great to see which is the better card.

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Hey, I am currently thinking about upgrading my gfx untill I get a new computer I am going from a gfx with 128mb memory to one with 256mb, now before I buy it I want to know will I see any difference in gameplay or won't it change much at all?

A:Upgrading gfx card

Depends.....Whats your budget and what card do you have now? and which do you plan to upgrade too...?

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I have a dell computer, Studio Slim 540s. I was hoping to upgrade my grahpics card to be able to play games such as call of duty, battlefield etc. but my grahpics card at the moment isn't good enough.

Becuase my computer is a slim version i would need a low profile card. I was looking at this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150322 the gForce 9500GT. However i think there is also a low profile 9800GT http://vr-zone.com/articles/sparkle-makes-9600-gt--9800-gt-cards-in-low-profile/6348.html. I can go up too 200 if necessary i just want the best card possible for my fan and power supply which can be upgraded to handle.

But the computer only came with a 250watt power supply and no extra fans. For this new card or any other new low profile higher-end card would i need to upgrade the fan or add a new fan and the power supply?

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Hey everyone Now I'm no expert but I'm fairly computer savvy, however when it comes to hardware spec's I'm clueless. A friend of a friend helped me pick my hardware, and I put together my current computer almost 4 years ago. It was a beast at first but after a month my gfx card kept crashing almost every game, 5 mins into playing. Did some research, turned out a lot of people were having issues with the same card. For whatever reason I never bothered to, or couldn't get a replacement. Well now I'm finally ready to do it and I was looking for some insight, based on my current spec's, what my best options would be..
I'm running:

Windows 7, 64bit
This barebone kit:

Asus M4A89GTD PRO AMD 890GX CrossFire Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz Processor Overclocked to 4.0GHz
8GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory (4 x 2048MB)
750-Watt Power Supply
CoolIT ECO A.L.C Liquid Cooling System
WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 64MB Cache

And the busted graphics card I'm using:

EVGA 01G-P3-1452-TR GeForce GTS 450 SuperClocked Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi +99MHz Overclock to 882MHz

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A:Upgrading GFX Card

Looking over your current video card were you in need of running dual monitors? Have you checked out NewEgg.com? They are always having deals of video cards.

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I currently have an Radeon 4200HD. What would be a good upgrade from that? I'd like to play some more games on here, but nothing too serious.

A:Upgrading my Card

Assuming the HP in your specs, what kind of budget do you have? With the 300W power supply it,

HP Pavilion p6270z Desktop PC Product Specifications and Configurable Options - c01931067 - HP Business Support Center

without a power supply upgrade as well you're going to be severely limited as to what you can put in it.

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Just to be sure, thought I'd ask the pros (that is your guys.....)

I now have the FX5200, and have purchased a Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro (128Mb).

I am planning on just taking out the FX5200, plugging in the 9800 Pro, and then reinstalling XP from scratch. I have all my drivers for everything, and I haven't reinstalled windows for a while, and things are getting kind of glitchy so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone...

Before I go ahead and do this........... is there anything I am not thinking of? Anyone foresee any problems?

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Alright, let me ask another question. Probably showing how little I know, but hey, I'm not afraid!......

Drivers. For my 9800 Pro, should I just use the drivers from Sapphire's site? What drivers should I be using? I have heard that there are all kinds of 3rd party things going on, and I just haven't a clue what is best...

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Could someone tell me where I can get a "cord" for a Fax/modem card (pcmia card)for a laptop.
Thanks in advance.

A:Fax/Modem card

You have to be more specific, there are hundreds of PCMCIA modems. Try any local store - most carry many common ones that work with most modems.

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If i am going to be receiving wireless signals through a wireless adapter from a wireless router will I be needing a modem card on my new PC???

A:modem card

Only if you want to send/receive faxes over a phone line, use your PC for an answering machine, or use dial-up if the wireless is not working.



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I have just installed XP Professional and have lost all contact with my Sprint DSL modem. I have checked the properties box and the firewall seems to be inactive. Is there a way (read number) that I can ping my 10/100 card to see if it is being addressed? Need to find out if the problem is the card, the cable (although I put in a new one) or the modem.


A:DSL Modem/Lan Card

Goto command prompt, type "ipconfig" that will give you address information including IP, Subnet, Gateway and DNS.

Then you can "ping" the address that you want by typing ping <address that you want to ping>

Note : If you lost the DSL connection make sure that the DSL modem is being assigned an address, if your service is using DHCP to assign the address make sure it has one, a generic address is going to start with 169.xxx.xxx.xxx if your dsl connection has an IP address starting with 169 it is not being assigned an IP from your provider, check your firewall conections.

If you have a static IP address (User assigned) then you can try pinging it.

Let me know how goes it.

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I have an HP 8000 Elite SFF desktop and I'm wanting to upgrade the GPU. I Know that it is a SFF so I'll need a low- Profile card and thats why I've picked out the --MSI Computer Graphics Cards N750TI-2GD5TLP-- card. I was wondering if this would work in my desktop and if so are there any other complications I will need to look out for?

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I have an hp pavilion a610n running Windows XP. I purchased a ATI Radeon AGP 9550 256 mb graphics card and it says on the installation instruction that I may need to disable my on-board graphics card. Any ideas on how to go about this?

A:Upgrading graphics card

Yes. Get into your bios (F8 on restart I think for HP) and change it...after you install the vid card.

However, try installing the card and the drivers first. No need to complicate things if it isn't needed.

Hope this helps-

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Hi, hope someone can give me some quick advice. I just wanna upgrade my current graphics card but not sure if i need to look for something for compatibilty. Its for the Acer Aspire T300 and i think it currently only has an 8 meg card in it.

A:Upgrading grapics card

If theT300 has integrated graphics, which i think it does, then it doesn't have a separate graphics card already installed - hence the fact it has pretty pathetic graphic stats at the moment!

Quite simply, it has 4x AGP slot for upgrading graphics - so you have the slots you can go for broke. One thing i would also consider is normal RAM aswell - if you just had the factory standard 128mb in there, increasing this as well would help if banging in a whopping graphics card too!


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Hello, my first time here. I bought a new Flight Simulator for radio controlled airplaines named REAL FLIGHT BASIC. It will not run on my computer because my video card does not support 'shaders'. Not sure what shaders are. Here are the details on my computer. H.P. P-4, 2.8Hz, with HT,512 DDR SDRAM expandable to 2.0 GB, 160.0 OGB ultra DMA hard drive. It has a NVIDIA MX 440 AGP 8X video card. Audio listed as a 'Intregrated AC 97'. From this info can a upgraded video card that uses the same slots be suggested and maybe a better sound card? Also whatever is suggested installed while the computer is open.

A:Need help upgrading my video card

You can certainly upgrade the AGP video card to one that supports pixel shading.
Depending where you are, if you have access to etail, availability and power supply requirements I would suggest something along the lines of :
AMD ATI HD 4650 (128-bit, 512Mb) ($71 inc shipping)
The HD 4670 is the next step up and about as good as it gets in AGP, but at $117 represents quite a step up in pricing.
Both these cards require a PCIe 6 pin power adapter. There are adapters that can convert one or two molex 4 pin plugs to one PCIe 6 pin (these often come bundles with the card).
It is suggested that a 400 watt power supply be used, which may necessitate an upgrade.
Buying a card of a lower power consumption (if your PSU is of a lower specification and you don't want to upgrade) probably leaves the HD 3650 128-bit 512Mb card as your best alternative - bear in mind it offers lesser performance for the same price as the better cards (in this case).

Sound cards are available that use the PCI slot/s on your motherboard - Asus Xonar and Creative's many Soundblaster products being prime examples.

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SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

I don't know much about computers internally. I've been researching and unfortunately could not find any of the answers I've been looking for. I currently have the Acer Aspire X1420G running an AMD Athlon II X4 645 Processor 3.10 GHZ
and 4GB RAM.. the power supply is 220W. its very weak from what i have read. So the question is, would i be able to upgrade to a SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100323L Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Without having to swap out the PSU? I'm on a budget hence the 450$ computer, so the PSU I'm trying to avoid buying, but I will if i have to. Because if I'm going to be spending the money to upgrade my performance, I want to do it right.

Thanks in advance for anyones help and hospitality.

A:Upgrading Integrated Card without a new PSU

Welcome to sevenforums.
A 220w power supply will explode if you try an use it with a 6570 card.
well probably not explode. lol but it won't run the card.
Minimum power supply 400w.

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Hello all right now I have an xfx 9800 gt I can see its not gonna run some newer games so I d like to upgrade but it can't take up more than one bracket as immediately below the pci express 2.0 I have a tv tuner for watching tv so is there anything more powerfull. While keeping in mind the size limitations thanx

A:upgrading graphics card but

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We just had our PC fixed by replacing the motherboard as well as its RAM with new one while retaining the still useful parts. Then I realized the video card that's been inside has been getting dated in terms of functionality for gaming. I have a Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 1024 Mb installed in this PC and I'm thinking of replacing it with a better performing video card for games. Can anyone recommend me a good alternative to this video card but is better in terms of gaming functions? How much would such a video card costs? I don't really care whether the video card is branded or generic as long as its durable. .

A:Upgrading video card

to fully answer your question we need at least two more pieces of info:
what's your approx budget?
how big is your PSU? (more powerful gfx cards need more wattage)

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Hi folks

I was planning on upgrading to a new 3d card very soon. currently i have a geforce 2 ultra card, and with 1.8 p4 processor, 1gig ddr ram, soundblaster live value.

I was planning on only spending about $150 to $200, and i'll be going threw price watch. I want the 3d card for gaming ofcourse so i'd like a card that can play newer games very well, and future games like doom 3 and halflife 2.

I currently have my eyes set on a ATI 9600 XT 256 card for 157 dollars, but i'm not sure if thats my best choice or not. Anyone have suggestions on the perfect card for me? it appears that the 9800 pro's and XT's are out of my price range except for maybe the 128's.. And i haven't been looking at geforce lately so i'm not sure if any from nvidia's are worth getting instead.... from what i read lately sounds like ATI is the best now.

please if you have any suggestions on what i should get i'd greatly appreciate it.. i'd like to order tonight or tomorrow.


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I am wanting to upgrade my video card and don't know which one to choose. We are going to buy from ebay so the price isn't that important. I do love to play lots of Sims 2 games though. I have been looking at other posts and have most of the information I need. I am not sure how to find the rest of it. I have had some trouble with finding my power supply. I looked all over the back of my computer but I couldn't find it. I did find something that said 1.8v. My processor is Intel Celeron 356 and my core speed is 3333.3 mHz. The mainboard manufacturer is Intel Corporation and the model is d945gcl. The memory type is ddr2, the channel is single, and the size is 512mbytes. I am upgrading my memory to 2gb ddr2 dual channel ram which is the maximum for my computer before I get the video card though. Also, I am from KY, USA. I will keep trying to figure out the power supply. Thanks ahead of time.

A:Help with Upgrading Video Card


you have to open up the case to physically see it. in the top left of the box...that silver box that has all the power cords coming out of it leading it to the motherboard....that's the power supply. and more than likely it is both in the same place in your machine, and looks the same.

as for the graphics card...the good news is that you have a PCI-express 16x slot. so you can buy any graphics card there is right now.

if price isn't important, get an 8800 gt 512mb, 8800gts 512mb, 8800gtx 768mb, 8800ultra, or the radeon 3870. any one of those would be perfect for you.

i'm not sure how good a card off of ebay is going to be. it likely has something wrong with it. i would strongly advise against it, and buy from an online site like newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. price is an issue for a good reason...quality. you'll know you're getting a good item for a decent price and it likely won't die on you..

but anyway. there you have it. that's the list of recommended cards at the moment.

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I went with the intragrated video card but looking to upgrade.    I have Acer Aspire 3900m-e4002 Looking for something decent and not really exspensive and that is compatiable 

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I don`t know that much about graphics cards, and I would like some advice.

Here`s my current system config:

AMD Sempron 2.0 ghz
1024 Ram (2x512)
Motherboard ECS AM2 C51GM-M, PCI-E slot
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Onboard

I can`t live without my computer games and the Geforce 6100 worked great until last year. Games are now way too heavy for it,as you might have noticed.

Anyway, my goal is to be able to play a game like ES Oblivion at medium-high quality... as long as it doesn`t cost millions.

Well, I can`t really pay for the latest one, so I did some research and found the Geforce 8500 GT 512Mb to be reasonable.

What I just don`t understand at all is the whole GT, GS etc. What`s the difference?

And I really don`t like the idea of Turbocache either.

P.S: Like I said, I really don`t know that much about graphics card so forgive any cr*p I might`ve said.

A:Upgrading my graphics card - Help!

Well the GT, GS, GTS, GTX, bla bla bla, all that really is, is just the "brand" of the card. Doesn't really mean anything. Instead of a 8500GT I would get the 8600GT or GTS doesn't cost to much more. I don't have a clue where you are from so I will use newegg for examples.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130086 -- This one is really nice, a bit expensive but not to bad. You didn't put a max budget so it is really hard to say what your max budget is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127302 -- this one is a bit cheaper and not a bad card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150247 -- This one is pretty dang nice, really cheap to. I recommend this one because of the price and its got 512MB of memory.

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I want to uppgrade my video Card on my Acer Aspire M5300. But I don't know what Kind of Card i'm gonna put in it and if my motherboard and power supply can keep up. I was thiking of an nvidia GTX 560 Ti or sothing like it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 720 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 469965 MB, Free - 58282 MB; D: Total - 470488 MB, Free - 336198 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, FRX780M, , U00Y094300106
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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I have a M90 tower and I'm trying to upgrade the graphics card with a gtx 960. I keep getting a error beep code five beeps can anyone please help!

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I want to Upgrade my Video Card How do I know which Card to choos that fist my Motherboard and power supply. And If I cant even put it in my computer I have a Acer Aspire M5300 with the specs.
And I want to upgrade to like the Nvidia GTX 560 Ti. Plz help

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 720 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 469965 MB, Free - 59200 MB; D: Total - 470488 MB, Free - 336198 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, FRX780M, , U00Y094300106
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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you didnt post what current PSU you have in your system. By the way- this is more of a hardware question, so I'm sure a moderator will take care of that soon.

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I bought a pc recently, I'm wondering what are the compatible Graphic cards and Ram for my pc. Pc model: HP pavilion 550-132dMotherboard: HP 2B47Processor: Intel Core i5 6400 2.70 GhzRam: 4 GB DDR3Graphic Card: NVIDIA Geforce GT 730 DDR3 I'm thinking of upgrading it to a better graphics like GTX 660 or GTX 730 ti, but i'm not sure if that will be compatible. Please help. Thank you.

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I have a Lenovo K330B. The video card has died, but I believe it is integrated into motherboard. Can I get a standalone video card and override current set up?

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I would like to upgrade my wireless card. It would be great if you could tell me the cards that are compatible with my notebook computer.

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So, I'm upgrading to a Full HD LED Monitor and a graphics card. But, I don't know anything about graphics cards or installing them. What would you recommend? I have a budget of 100 for the card. I'll mostly play WoW or TOR

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HP shows the HD4650 and installation is fairly straightforward if you can identify the pci-e slot which you only have one of according to the specs.

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Ok, so I have a 256mb Radeon 9200, and frankly, I'm not happy with compatibility with Direct X 9.0b etc and I want to upgrade it. I found on a website for a store near me an ASUS AGP RADEON 9600SE 128MB 8X DVI for $119, and I'm thinking that sounds like a good deal, especially if I can trade in my old graphics card, but I want your opinion.

Is this a better card, and will I get better performance/compatibility etc with games? I'm mainly wanting it for Far Cry, Doom3 and Rome: Total War which have all been assaulting me with video glitches and sub par performance because of the incompatiblities with Direct X 9.0b.

So yeah, opinions please.

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Hi guys I'm wanting to upgrade my desktop's video card. I have the Dell Inspiron 8GB Windows 10 Desktop Computer (model #:I36553852BLK) I want the video card to be in the $80-$200 range (could go a little higher if the price is close to $200) and play PC games currently pretty dang good on a budget and better than the current  graphics I have. Of course whatever else I'll need in order to properly upgrade my video card would be very beneficial to me. When I first opened the desktop I realized that the current video card is embedded in the motherboard and I have to uninstall it from the desktop. (I know where to go for this but when the window comes up, it comes up with a check box stating "Delete software" something like that, should I click that check box or not?). What i did in the beginning was that I got this EVGA GeForce  1050 Ti graphics card with a 400 W power supply as i was told to get (Went to bestbuy). Went home and realized the graphics card ain't even going to fit. I went back and talked to the same associate I talked to previously and told him what happened. As he was telling me, he showed me what desktop I had in their store and he told me that it's going to be difficult to find a graphics card suitable for my needs. The associate also said that current and latest graphics cards out now have that "DDR5" and it won't fit in my desktop. Overall he suggested to look online for a variety of cards that will fit m... Read more

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Hi so i have a Alienware M17x R2 laptop and i wanted to know how do i check if a video card is compatible
it is an i7
has 16gb of ram
and the current video card is HD AMD Radeon 5800 ( two of them)

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I was so satisfied with Triple6's good work on helping me with my CPU upgrade, I decided to come back. But this time a different question. Upgrading the graphics card... what do I need to know and should be looking for when upgrading my graphics card. I have a Dell Inspiron 546, running with a ATI Radeon HD 3200. I'd still like to keep to the ATI Radeon series. But I'd like it to be good and a price range of $25 to $75, maybe $100. I'm looking at the ATI Radeon 5670, but I realized it a DDR3 so I wasn't sure it would work when my RAM slots requires DDR2. I have a 0F896N motherboard by Dell Inc. if that helps any.

If you need more information about my computer feel free to ask, I'll reply A.S.A.P.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,

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hey everyone i can use a litle help...i want to change the graphics card in my pc ( i have done it before on my last pc so installation isn't the problem) but i can't seem to get a straight answer about what the best gcard is for my current system. here are my specs:

HP a6120n

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU [email protected]

2.00GB RAM

Windows Vista 32 bit system

Inte(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family

i hope thats enough info lol! any suggestions? thanks again

A:Help with upgrading the graphics card on my PC

I'd say something in the midrange should be alright, and important consideration is how much you are willing to spend on it?

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Not sure if this is in the right sub forum or not sorry.

Hi all, new to these forums but people tell me the people on here are very reliable when it comes to pc building, its my birthday tomorrow and I have 70 to spend on upgrading my pc, as I have a 9800GT graphics card and starting to have to run every game in low settings this is where Im going to start, so my budget for a graphics card is the full 70.

My specs at present:
ASROCK H61M-VS Socket 1155 S/L M-ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i3 2120 3.3 GHz Processor Dual Core
Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9B RAM Module - 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) - DDR3
Corsair CX430 430WATT ATX power supply

Now I tried to do a little research myself regarding an upgrade and using the following list seems to represent the best value for money I can get:

Been looking at the Radeon HD 6970 and they go for around 70 mark on some places, my questions are this:

1. Is this the best I will be able to get with my budget?
2. On one seller they said "Please note this card is long and will not fit into small or HTPC cases, you need a full size ATX case and it requires a high quality 550 watt (or better) power supply to function correctly!"

My motherboard is quite small and also the ram sticks seem to be rather close to the graphics card slot, also my power supply is only 430 watt which is why I have my doubts that I will be able to even use this card.

Regards Paul.

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I'm not a hard-core gamer nor a hardware expert, but I see a few potential issues.

1. The small case and cramped space may cause a heat issue.

2. The 430 watt power supply may not be adequate to handle the graphics/gaming load.

3. The motherboard is too small for a full-size graphics card.

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