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What Graphics Card Will My Computer Take?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by 02walkerj, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. 02walkerj

    02walkerj Member

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    I have Micrsoft Windows Xp Proffessional, Version 2002, serive Pack 2
    Is there a way of finding out what graphics card will work on it -e.g. AGP or PCI Express or PCI


    Also are they easy to fit, and are cheap £50 256MB ones any good for gaming?
     
  2. defjukie

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    if you can open up your case and look at your motherboard you should be able to tell. there should be a few pci slots that alone dont usually get used for video cards. there will be a slot closest to your processor that will say pci express 16x or agp usually. i dont know what kind of computer you have but the operating system(windows xp) shouldn't really have anything to do with the card that your motherboard supports. see if that helps
     
  3. 02walkerj

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    My computer is a Dell Optiplex 170L
     
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    it looks like you have an agp graphics card slot. but it has 'internal' graphics on the motherboard. so you should be able to buy an agpx4 card for it. but again i would open up the computer and look.
     
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    defjukie, where do you get the agp from as the specs show only pci?
     
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    you might be right... this site i found said it has internal intel extreme graphics integrated with 64mb agp... i havent' seen many computers in the last few years that dont have express or agp... it might be just plain old pci
     
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    it has onboard video but not seperate agp slot
     
  9. defjukie

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    hey ddp, while we are at it maybe you can help me with my issue if you look for my other post i'm trying to learn how to overclock my dell 4600 intel based chipset while i start building a completely new computer.
     
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    your probably right... i haven't seen many computers that only have pci so it seemed weird.. i was only trying to help out a fellow newb.. hopefully you can help me too
     
  11. 02walkerj

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    pci not pci/e 1 or 16
     
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    Double post count on the up and up in this forum!
     

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