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Windows 7: new graphics card for (very) old PC

14 Mar 2011   #1
paul2011

ultimate X32
 
 
new graphics card for (very) old PC

hi i have been given two old pcs (compaq evo D500) and want to connect one to my HDTV which doesnt have a vga connection so i am going to get a new graphics card and want to know if i am wasting my time or if it will work

Evo 500 Quick Specs

Graphics card im looking at (Nvidia GeForce 6600)


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14 Mar 2011   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi paul2011, you may be out of luck buying that graphic card ,its an agp 8x the compaq uses an agp 4x ,I'm not sure if they are backwards compatible have a search for a 6200 as they are about the last agp 4x's made
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14 Mar 2011   #3
paul2011

ultimate X32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi paul2011, you may be out of luck buying that graphic card ,its an agp 8x the compaq uses an agp 4x ,I'm not sure if they are backwards compatible have a search for a 6200 as they are about the last agp 4x's made
does this have a DVI or HDMI connection???
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14 Mar 2011   #4
paul2011

ultimate X32
 
 

just found one not sure if it will work (i know aero wont work) but XP should right?
Matrox Millennium G550 Dual-DVI
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14 Mar 2011   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi paul2011, you may be out of luck buying that graphic card ,its an agp 8x the compaq uses an agp 4x ,I'm not sure if they are backwards compatible
They are

x8 AGP cards are backwards compatible with x4 and even x2 - they simply run at the highest speed the mobo is rated for.


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just found one not sure if it will work (i know aero wont work) but XP should right?
Matrox Millennium G550 Dual-DVI
It will for XP. The minimum for XP is 8MB VRAM iirc.
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