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Windows 7: older HP (6 yrs) has video limitation


16 Oct 2009   #1

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
older HP (6 yrs) has video limitation

MB on my Hp only has PCI slots and I have to upgrade the OB video. The unit has a 2.6 ghz chip and 2 GB of ram and handles Windows 7 quite well, except on the video requirements. Any suggestions other then changing out the MB. Thanks


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16 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can only upgrade it to the highest slot you have really. So if you only have PCI slots, then you can't put anything other than a PCI card in them really.

Are you sure there's no AGP or PCI slots at all? Any of the slots shorter than another? Different colored?
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16 Oct 2009   #3

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
You can only upgrade it to the highest slot you have really. So if you only have PCI slots, then you can't put anything other than a PCI card in them really.

Are you sure there's no AGP or PCI slots at all? Any of the slots shorter than another? Different colored?

Thanks for your reply. There is no AGP(hard to believe but that's HP) or any others then the old PCI slot. Can you still purchase a video card for a standard PCI slot and where they actually made?
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16 Oct 2009   #4

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
You can only upgrade it to the highest slot you have really. So if you only have PCI slots, then you can't put anything other than a PCI card in them really.

Are you sure there's no AGP or PCI slots at all? Any of the slots shorter than another? Different colored?

Thanks for your reply. There is no AGP(hard to believe but that's HP) or any others then the old PCI slot. Can you still purchase a video card for a standard PCI slot and where they actually made?

Search eBay for PCI video cards Used & maybe even some new, better than nothing !
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16 Oct 2009   #5

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Will do, now that I know such an animal was made. Thanks
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16 Oct 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

These are all PCI cards, cheapest to most expensive listed.

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

This one seems nice to me :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161283

It's in the HD series. Can't go wrong with that.

Or cheaper in HD series:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131082
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16 Oct 2009   #7

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Gee thanks... for $80 I can keep this machine going. It sure helps to ask and your answer saved me a lot of time.. Cheers
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16 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

nVidia also makes a PCI slot board - BFG - NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI Graphics Card - BFGR84512GSP
from BestBuy. I use it in one of my systems, got a 2.9 rating in WEI.
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16 Oct 2009   #9

7600.20510 x86
 
 

The HD is a much better solution for the same price. That 8400 is essentially a 43 dollar card anyhow.

Newegg.com - ECS N8400GS2-512DS-F GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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16 Oct 2009   #10

Windows XP
 
 

The HD 2400 does get extremely hot with a passive cooler. It hits 50 C easily with a fan.
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