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compatible video cards for my HP a600n


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#1 briffdogg

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:14 PM

hello i have a pavilion a600n desktop, may i ask what video cards are compatible for my computer, the main reason for the card is so i can branch the computer to my tv via s-video cable, are there any suggestions on other ways of doing this or is this the best way?
I currently just got a ATI Radeon HD 3870 XT Graphics Card 512mb from ebay, and notice the pins do not fit the slot in the computer, is there a way to get an adapter or something to make it compatible please?

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 11:38 PM

The ATI Radeon HD 3870 you purchased may be a PCI-Express card and not an AGP graphics card. Your computer may also not have a powerful enough power supply since the 3870 requires, at an absolute bare minimum, a 450 watt power supply. I don't believe there is an AGP to PCI-Express card, there is a PCI-Express to PCI card on the market, but that won't help. There is a VGA to S-Video adapter (similar to the DVI to VGA adapter that comes with graphics cards) you can get, but they are often hit-or-miss. You can get a converter like the KWORLD PlusTV PCTOTV Converter SA235 USB 2.0 Interface. It, obviously, won't do HD, but it will take VGA and output S-Video or composite.

Edited by DJBPace07, 05 October 2009 - 11:39 PM.

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