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Please Help a Brother Out!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by soufy, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. soufy

    soufy Member

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    Ok, so I`m a complete noob when it comes to this stuff, but I heard good things about this community, and so I thought I`d give it a shot.

    Recently, I purchased a new PC, being an HP PAVILION desktop. At first, I wasn`t going to use it for gaming, but I thought that if I could shell out some cash on a new video card, that it would be alright for the time being. However, I opened it up, and my friend had given me one of his older ATI RADEON video cards to use, but It would not fit into the PCI slot in my computer.

    As of now, the computer has Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, which is integrated graphics. I`m not sure what this means, but because it`s integrated, does that mean that my motherboard cannot support any upgrades of any sort? Can I fix this? Please help me out guys! (My computer specs are below)

    PC SPECS:

    Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
    Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name SOUFAN-HP
    System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
    System Model p7-1027c
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 3100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date AMI 7.13, 22/07/2011
    SMBIOS Version 2.6
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 5.91 GB
    Available Physical Memory 4.43 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 11.8 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 10.3 GB
    Page File Space 5.91 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
     
  2. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    no,you can definitely upgrade your gpu.the old card is probably an agp card.if you have pci slots thats the card you need to look for.
     
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  5. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    250w isnt a lot of power supply for much of a video card.if it was me i would upgrade that at the same time i upgraded my video card.
     

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