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#1 Kittenxpaws

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:04 PM

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1230NX Desktop PC and i would like to put a video card into it but i am not sure how to go about purchasing one that would fit inside and work correctly.
These are my specs:

Motherboard Description Mb manufacturer name: ASUS A7V8X-LA

HP/Compaq name: Kelut-GL6E
CPU Socket A

AMD Athlon XP 3200+ processor (2.20 GHz/400 MHz/Barton core)


Chipset VIA KM400A

VIA VT8237
Front Side Bus (FSB) 400 / 333 / 266 MHz
Memory 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets

2 GB memory

Supports unbuffered PC2700/2100 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory
Expansion Slots Three PCI slots

One AGP 8x/4x (1.5V)
Storage Two UltraDMA 100 IDE connectors

Two Serial ATA connectors
Integrated Graphics VIA UniChrome graphics



The video card i found was this one:


ECS N8400GS2-512DS-F GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814134073


i am wondering if it will work or if there is a better one i can buy. Pretty much looking to get the best one with this older pc. Thanks for your help!! :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:46 PM

You have an AGP slot,

PCI Three (two available)
DIMM Two (one available)
AGP 8x One (available)

I would go with that
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....e=AGP%204X%2f8X
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:35 PM

Any of those graphics will work, just make sure you have a 300W power supply. Also, don't expect jaw-dropping performance with those cards as they aren't designed for gaming. If this is a simple work or home PC, then you will have nothing to worry about.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:14 AM

Looks like your PC has a generic 300W PSU.

To be on the safe side, you could invest in this : Corsair CX400

As for the graphics, get an AGP card.
This one is the closest to your budget: Sapphire HD3650.

Better options start upwards of $80.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 18 January 2010 - 07:23 AM.

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