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Windows 7: Which $100 card should I get?

01 Jun 2013   #1
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Which $100 card should I get?

I currently have an AMD Radeon 4200 integrated. I don't really know what my PC can handle, and what it can't as I've never done any upgrades at all


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01 Jun 2013   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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01 Jun 2013   #3
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That's where I was checking, but I don't know what it can handle, or if the card will be too big
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01 Jun 2013   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I found this from your specs. Is this the desktop you want to upgrade

HP Pavilion p6270z Desktop PC Product Specifications and Configurable Options HP Pavilion p6270z CTO Desktop PC | HP® Support

It looks like a full size desktop case, correct ?

It says it has a PCI-E x16 slot
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01 Jun 2013   #5
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, that is correct.
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01 Jun 2013   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you ever opened the case & measured the space you have for a video card ?

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01 Jun 2013   #7
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No, I never opened my case, wouldn't even know what to measure
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01 Jun 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I recommend MSI or Asus.
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02 Jun 2013   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

This is a short Card in my PCI-E slot. As you can see I have room for a longer card in the area circled in red.

So that should give you an idea of what to measure. Then read what the different lenghts of the cards are in the details tab about the card on the NewEgg website


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02 Jun 2013   #10
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

You can also post a screenshot of your case opened.
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