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Installing 2 old graphics cars from broken machines onto another one

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stringbean404, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. stringbean404

    stringbean404 Thread Starter

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    I have two Compaq Deskpro E550s in my room. They used to work fine, but then somebody (I won't say who) took them apart and killed their motherboards. I want to take the two Matrox G200s out of them and install them in a Compaq Presario 5340. These cards alone could run Windows XP very well but since I had two of them I decided to try to install them on my Presario. I also was thinking about taking the memory from the Deskpros and putting that in the Presario as well. Those Deskpros use the same kind of memory: PC100 DIMM SDRAM so I think I will be fine. However, I do not want to risk breaking yet another machine because my dad will get pretty angry. So I'd like to know if I might run into any issues while doing any of this and if the two Matrox Cards can work in harmony. Thank you.
     
  2. rugrat

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    My suggestion,
    Forget about the dual card option. Your memory should be fine. What operating system is now on the machine? If you have the 400MHz AMD-K6-2 machine, XP will be slow regardless of memory and video card. Installing one video card should be no problem.

    SeeYa
     
  3. stringbean404

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    Just in case you still wanted to know I have Windows ME
     
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