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#1 wemibelec90

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:41 AM

Is there a way to check if a graphics card will fit into and work on my computer?

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Will a eVGA Geforce FX5200 128-P1-N309-LX work on this computer:
-Intel Celeron 2.60 Ghz
-512 MB of RAM

It's a Compaq Presario S6020WM if that would help.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 04:15 PM

Do you have an agp slot and a 250watt power supply? What is the Motherboard?
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 05:17 PM

We need to know if it's AGP or PCI and if
AGP do you have an available AGP slot on your MOBO.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:25 PM

"Do you have an agp slot and a 250watt power supply? What is the Motherboard?"

No, no AGP slots, only PCI slots. Yes, I have a 250 watt power supply. As for the motherboard, I have no clue how to find it.

Also, in response to raw's question, I have 2 PCI slots open.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:44 PM

Also, would my computer be able to use a Geforce 6600.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 11:42 PM

You have get the PCI version of the 5200. the 6600 is PCI-E,not sure if you can use the E type. Min. 250 Watt supply. one thing tho when I looked up the Mobo at compaq it showed an intel chip w AGP.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodinf...=391951&dlc=en&

So now need Model #.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...cname=c00004461


BTW I saw it here for $39 if all is possible

http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/m...uct_Code=190148
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 04:53 AM

PCI and PCIe aren't the same thing and are not compatible. With your PCI-slot only motherboard your stuck with normal PCI video cards only.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:12 AM

In that case, what is the best PCI card I can get?

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 02:05 PM

The FX5200 128-P1-N309-LX is the PCI verison. This will work on a PCI slot, but not an AGP or PCI-E (Express).

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:04 PM

In that case, what is the best PCI card I can get?

That eVGA Geforce FX5200 128-P1-N309-LX is probably as good as it gets with PCI cards. Getting a faster card would be pointless anyway, you computer wouldn't be able to keep up.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:25 PM

If you have another open RAM slot, that card and more system RAM would serve you best.
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