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Upgrade Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by erich41, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. erich41

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    I am overwhelmed by the huge selection of video cards available to upgrade my card. I would appreciate a recommendation so that I don't purchase a card that doesn't fit with my system and so that I don't spend more than needed. I want better graphics for screensavers, videos, and maybe some light gaming. Price range around $50-$60. I probably just need to upgrade to 256 MB. ? Any guidance appreciated. Thanks.

    Current card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
    RAM Mem: 1.5 Gig
    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 3100+ (1800 mhz)
    System: ECS nforce 3-A
    Win XP, SP2
     
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    Thanks Markomus,

    I don't know if I have a PCIe slot or not but my Auslogics system info report says that I have 6 system slots with the motherboard and 9 ports. Do you think the PCIe slot is a safe assumption (not there is such a thing as a safe assumption)?
     
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    The only way to know without a doubt is to open the case and visually identify a PCIe slot. Otherwise I can't really determine for certain (from all the Google searches I've done) whether that will work in your system. I'd have to see a direct photo or inspect it in person. The card you have in there now appears to be only of the AGP family and you're not likely to find a board with both AGP and PCIe. But like I always say when working with computers, "Don't 'think'; make sure" (Well...I always say that, anyway :) ).
     
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