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HP Pavilion A6528P Graphics Card Help


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#1 Desperation

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:07 PM

Alright so, I have the HP Pavilion a6528p, and I tried to install my old NVIDIA GeForce 6 series graphics card (GeForce 6800 Ultra) in this HP computer. I opened up the casing and found an empty PCI slot for the graphics card, but I'd have look through the Device Manager in the control panel and said to have a graphics card already. My best guess it's an integrated graphics card + sound card in the mother board.

So should I go on to insert and install my card? Or leave it be and live with it? The computers about 6 months old or so, but graphics card was like 5 years ago, when Vista wasn't even produced, meaning it was installed in an XP, any problems with that? I don't know, and is it SAFE to actually install another graphics card, with no frying of the motherboard or so. Well I DON'T KNOW!

Bleh, any questions of this stupid topic, ask for it.
Don't just gimme opinions, more like facts to see if it's safe to install the graphics card, so I can..bleh. But if you know the facts, you can tell me your opinion.

Here's some pictures of the hook-ups :

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss24/Pi...Ng/P1240774.jpg
http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss24/Pi...Ng/P1240777.jpg

PCI slot :

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss24/Pi...Ng/P1240775.jpg
http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss24/Pi...Ng/P1240781.jpg
http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss24/Pi...Ng/P1240776.jpg

Graphics Card :
http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss24/Pi...Ng/P1240778.jpg
http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss24/Pi...Ng/P1240779.jpg
http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss24/Pi...g/P12407742.jpg

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:22 PM

Besides the PCI slot, you have a PCI-e slot which would be better.
I'm having a hard time telling by the picture. Are you sure that card isn't AGP?
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#3 Desperation

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:24 PM

Well beside every slot there's words with like PCI or something, from my old comp, a Dell, which is where I actually got the graphics card, It said PCI, and I'm no genius in the computer world, but the slot in this computer, the HP, is a PCI-e x16 or some sort.




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