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Windows 7: help finding graphic card

17 Apr 2011   #1

help finding graphic card


i have IBM 8123-LQ4 (Pentium 4) machine (desktop) running on windows 7 ultimate. my graphic card is outdated. actually i am using initial graphic card.
i want to install latest compatible graphic card which can help better my system performance
please help which graphic card will be suitable for this configuration and where can i find or download it. open to both free and purchase options.


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17 Apr 2011   #2
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Win 7 Ultimate x64

Depends on which chipset is in it according to here,

Lenovo Support - Detailed specifications - ThinkCentre 8123

If it has the 915G in it then you can put in just about any PCI-E card you want, budget allowing. If it is the 915GV, it looks like all it came with was a couple of PCI slots and no PCI-E slot, which makes it not really worth doing.

If it does have the PCI-E slot, then you would also need a new power supply for it as the listed 230W power supply will not be enough for even a low end card. You can see the board layout here,

Lenovo Support - System board diagram - ThinkCentre A51 (type 8122, 8123, 8124, 8131, 8133, 8134, 8135, 8136, 8137, 8138, 9212) / M51e (type 9213)

#11 is the slot you're looking for.
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