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Windows 7: I have a computer need help

19 Jan 2011   #1
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
I have a computer need help

I have a computer that broke and I had my friend that works at IBM take a look at it he said it has a bad graphics card. I want to buy a cheap graphics card just so I can use it not for gaming maybe PhotoShop. I'm not sure what kind of card it needs.
Thanks, Jesse






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19 Jan 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As I can see that is PCI slot,but I think they are not for graphic cards. Can you see the model of the motherboard,and I will tell you about the graphic cards that is supported.
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19 Jan 2011   #3
DocBrown

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

Those are 1st generation PCI slots. They take 1st generation PCI (VGA) Video cards.
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19 Jan 2011   #4
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
As I can see that is PCI slot,but I think they are not for graphic cards. Can you see the model of the motherboard,and I will tell you about the graphic cards that is supported.

Looks like, M81G291411-00391-M8L890-A07
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19 Jan 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The motherboard is Asus P4G533 - LA(just saw that on picture). According to this,
Graphics Connector (AGP)None
I think that you cannot add graphic cards.
But I'll let the others who are more specialized about this answer to you.
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19 Jan 2011   #6
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
The motherboard is Asus P4G533 - LA(just saw that on picture). According to this,
Graphics Connector (AGP)None
I think that you cannot add graphic cards.
But I'll let the others who are more specialized about this answer to you.
If I cannot add one is there any use for this computer without being able to see anything? Or is it parts?
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19 Jan 2011   #7
soho1

 

Not all the old PCI cards are compatible with new software. Tell us more about the rest of your hardware and what software you are running.

Yeah, the old graphics cards are pretty cheap, but entire computers are relatively cheap too. Tell us about your budget.
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19 Jan 2011   #8
DocBrown

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

pci-vga card


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19 Jan 2011   #9
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Those are 1st generation PCI slots. They take 1st generation PCI (VGA) Video cards.
Thanks for the information. How much does a 1st generation PCI card run for, and can you link me too one I can not find it on newegg?
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19 Jan 2011   #10
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soho1 View Post
Not all the old PCI cards are compatible with new software. Tell us more about the rest of your hardware and what software you are running.

Yeah, the old graphics cards are pretty cheap, but entire computers are relatively cheap too. Tell us about your budget.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
pci-vga card
The computer i'm on right now is far better than that one. That computer is running windows XP Home Eddition it is a Compaq Intel inside Pentium 4 presario 6000. It will most likely be used to store backups for the house or photoshoping.
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