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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by user2339, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. user2339

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    i went to a shop to buy a new graphics card to replace my ancient and defective one.
    the box said "compatible with win xp and intel/asus mobo"
    it does not fit in the card slot. so i have to go back to the shop and change it.
    how do i specify the mobo slot to the shop so that it fits ? i am a hw ignoramus.
    regards
     
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  3. flavallee

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    You didn't describe your computer or its motherboard, so we don't know if it has a PCI or AGP or PCI Express slot to install a video card.

    Also make sure the power supply is able to handle the load of a newer and more powerful video card.

    That's one of the things that many people overlook.

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  4. user2339

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 1023 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 61404 MB, Free - 61298 MB; D: Total - 244293 MB, Free - 241013 MB; E: Total - 171239 MB, Free - 166463 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 451095 MB;
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 8S648FX-775
    Antivirus: Sunbelt VIPRE, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
     
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    Why hasn't Windows XP SP2 been upgraded to SP3 - which was released over 4 years ago?

    VIPRE is one of the worst rated antivirus programs out there, so get rid of it.

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  7. user2339

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    black-wolf : thanks, i will look into it.
    flavallee : i did not ask for comments on my installed software.
    there are very good reasons why the os is sp2 and vipre is installed.
    so, if you are unable to help with the question, why post at all ?
     
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    As indicated by the motherboard support and downloads site that black-wolf submitted, it supports a 4x/8x AGP video card.

    You didn't mention the power supply wattage in your computer, so be careful not to buy and install a video card that the power supply can't handle.

    A number of people make that mistake, and the end result is a computer that won't start or a monitor that won't display.

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