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24 Aug 2012   #1

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Help.I need help from pros

so my computer is in desperate need of a graphics card.
All I have right now is a Intel(r)Grantsdale-G Graphics Chip Accelerated
But the problem is, my computer only has 3 pci classic slots.
I have looked constantly on the internet for a good graphics card but to no prevail.
If i could have some help I would be very much gratefull

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24 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

We need to know about the PC.

Motherboard make and model?

CPU make and model?


Budget for the card?

If you have an antique PC, it could be either difficult or pointless.

I suspect that is a very old PC and your best choice would be to get a new motherboard/RAM/CPU combination, if not an entirely new PC.
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24 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 profesional 32bit
 
 

I don't really know how to get most system info but here is the best i can do for now
I have a Intel(r) Pentuim(r) 4 CPU 3.20GHz 3.19 GHz
I have about $100 to spend.If I need something new like a PCI express slot then I can go a bit over
The PC was refurbished.
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24 Aug 2012   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You can download this program and run it to get your system specs:

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

Motherboard make and model is what is needed.

You may have an AGP graphics slot, but we don't know.

I think your PC is from circa 2005. Keep your expectations low.

Even if you can upgrade, I'm not sure I would, rather than saving for a major upgrade rather than just a graphics card.
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24 Aug 2012   #5

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Operating System
MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium 4 541
Prescott 90nm Technology
RAM
1.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard 09E8h (XU1 PROCESSOR)
Graphics
PAVILION M50 (1024x768@1Hz)
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Winvnc video hook driver
Hard Drives
233GB Seagate ST3250310AS ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-H492C ATA Device
Audio
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
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24 Aug 2012   #6

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Does this look like your PC?

HP Compaq dc5100 Small Form Factor PC specifications - HP Small & Medium Business Products

It probably has a PCI Express x1 slot. And that would probably have to be a low-profile video card.


The following might work:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, PCI Express x1

But I can't guarantee they will work. Nor am I sure how much improvement you would see.
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24 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 profesional 32bit
 
 

yes.thats what it looks like.i might have another problem however.on my motherboard by the PCI express x1 slot, the is a capacitor that looks like if i put a video card in it the videocard will hit the capacitor.i will try to get a picture
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