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Upgrade Graphics card from integrated graphics help??


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#1 Stevep84

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:18 PM

Hey everyone!!

I'm new here and after some help.

I have a Packard Bell iMedia A2620UK. It's a cracking computer but i need to upgrade the graphics.

It is currently running Chipset : NvidiaŽ GeforceŽ 9200 intergrated graphics.

I want to upgrade as i need a better output, this thing is pretty poor. I want a DVI/HDMI connection to produce better colour and contrast for my photography work.

Can i upgrade or add on a better graphics card with the one i have being intergrated??

i would be very greatful for your help.

Cheers,

Steve

My comp spec is:

Processor AMD Athlon II X3 425 Processor
2.7 GHz
2.0 GHz HT (4000 MT/s)
3 x 512 KB L2 Cache
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM 3GB
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 9200 integrated graphics
Screen type None
Hard drive 320GB SATA 7200rpm
Optical disk drive DVD Rewriter
Memory card reader Yes
USB 6
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
Video interface VGA
Audio interface 1 x Audio line out
1 x Audio line in
1 x Microphone in
1 x Headphones out
TV output VGA
Extension card slot No
Sound Realtek ALC 888

Edited by Stevep84, 08 May 2010 - 05:20 PM.


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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:32 AM

Integrated cards cannot be upgraded directly as they are soldered onto the motherboard, however, an add-in card can be used to increase the graphics capabilities while shutting off the integrated card. Under normal conditions, I would say absolutely you can put a new card in, but that description lists "Extension Card slot No" and I cannot find any more detailed of an explanation of that model online. If you have a PCI-Express X16 slot, you should be able to go, assuming you have a powerful enough power supply inside the computer. In terms of contrast and color, I cannot tell a difference between D-Sub (VGA) and DVI.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:54 AM

If this is your Motherboard, it looks like you do have a PCI Express 16X slot.
If that's the case, the only limiting factor, as DJBPace07 said, would be the power supply.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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