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#1 ezooone

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:34 PM

Hi all..

I would like to install a graphic card to my desktop..

What should I know before buying a graphic card and I would like to know how to install the graphic card..

Thank you.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:41 PM

Well first, before anyone can offer you advice on what to buy for a graphics card, we'd need to know what type of cards your computer can support, AGP or PCI-E.

Please provide your motherboard brand name and model number.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:48 PM

Computer make and model works too :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:22 PM

http://www.ehow.com/how_5570_install-video-card.html

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:07 AM

Hello..I'm sorry for the late reply..this the information about my motherboard

- MSI K9N6PGM2-v2
- video - 1xPCI Express 1.0 x 16 slot
- expansion capabilities - 2 x PCI slots, 1 x PCI Express 1.0x 1 slot

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:04 AM

You computer can take any PCI-E X 16 1.0 or 2.0 card. The 2.0 card will revert to the 1.0 Speed.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:20 AM

I'd suggest getting a PCI Express x 16 1.0 graphics card. Which one you should get depends on what you intend on doing with it.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:15 PM

It's also important that you get a video card which can be supported by your power supply, specifically the amperage.

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

amperage? what do you mean?

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:38 PM

Each video card has a specific power requirement.
The amount of power required, depends on the specific card.
If your current power supply doesn't meet those requirements, the card will not work properly, if at all.

If you could tell us what card/s you're interested in, and your computer make, and model, we would be better able to help you figure out, what your power requirements would be..
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