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#1 raybob

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:36 PM

The guy with the old pc(raybob) wants to know if it is possible to put a RADEON 128 x300 in an HP dx5150. Running winxp, awaiting more ram, but the only issue is the power supply(200W). Its not like I'll be playin HD stuff, just want somethin better than the integrated ati200 64mb. Anyone tried this before?

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

That card is AGP, it will not fit in your PCI-Express slot.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:50 PM

I think those X300 Radeons were available in all 3 slot configs. If it is a PCI, or PCI-E, it should work. If you don't have that X300 card already, I certainly wouldn't throw away any money on it. It isn't that big of an improvemeny over integrated. The stock power supply should suffice for that card.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:22 PM

I think those X300 Radeons were available in all 3 slot configs. If it is a PCI, or PCI-E, it should work. If you don't have that X300 card already, I certainly wouldn't throw away any money on it. It isn't that big of an improvemeny over integrated. The stock power supply should suffice for that card.

"Also in 2004, ATI released the Radeon X300 and X600 boards. These were based on the RV370 and RV380 GPU respectively. They were nearly identical to the chips used in Radeon 9550 and 9600, only differing in that they were native PCI Express offerings"

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:21 PM

Thanx for the info, now I am thinking about putting in a ZOTAC ION-GPU-A-E ION. Super low power consumption 18 watts!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500164&Tpk=ZOTAC%20ION-GPU-A-E%20ION

the above link has all the details on this one. Will it work in an hp dx5150? Pretty sure it'll fit, just don't know if the bios or MB will let it work.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:04 AM

Yes it will work because you do have pci-e 1x slot.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 03:34 PM

that card should work. It is PCI_E 1x which means it will work any any PCI express lane from 1x all the way up to 16x

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:33 PM

You guys are good. But, will I have to do anything in bios? Or just plug it in and start tweaking(if I can)?
I know this is kinda off-topic, but can u put a second hard drive in an HP dx5150 sff? maybe in place of the floppy disk drive, why even have one of those ancient pieces of hardware.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:35 PM

Or better yet put an external HDD then install games on it! Or do the games have to be installed on the same HDD as the OS is installed on?
So many questions, I'll try to hold off some of them ........ .... ...for now....

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:10 PM

you may have to enter the BIOS and select it to boot to PCI express lane first, but you may not, many computers do it automatically. typically, install the card, boot up, install the drivers and your good to go. You can probably install them to the external drive-but they wont work on other computers, some items need to be put into the windows registy in most cases. Some games may not work at all on an external, and the interface can often bottleneck-I would install the games to the main hard drive for optimal performance, and put my files folders and music to the external.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:37 PM

I got the Zotac card. the first thing I did was install the card in the pci x1 slot, booted, no video. also no video when I switched the cable back to the integrated port.
The next thing I tried was: took the card out, booted up, tried to install the drivers, the software said it could not identify any compatible hardware(click ok to exit setup). So that did not work. I must have to do something in bios, like what the_patriot11 said. but if I don't have any drivers how am I going to see the video?
Should I try to put the card in with the pc running? I may have to because I get no video after the two attempts stated above.
I'll try the bios thing, but I am very nervous because if i change the boot to pci express lane first and that doesn't work how am I going to get any video? I mean Do u need a video card or integrated graphics just to see the video in bios?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:12 PM

Okay it may not be that complicated. I was using a vga to DVI-d adapter. DVI-d doesn't have anolog video right?
I have not tried the signal with the right kind of adapter yet(I know this other adapter works and it has less pins) because it is in use with another pc. But I did try the one that I used on my pc with the other pc and got no video. So I think I isolated the prob to this dvi-d adapter. Oh and one crappy thing about this Zotac(which is 512mb) is that it comes with a vga output, but it is not designed to replace the low-profile DVI output just an extra vga for "regular profile" sized outputs, in otherwords I can't really use the vga output because my pc is low profile. Isn't that NUTZ!

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:46 PM

Boy do I jump to conclusions fast! I figured out how to use the VGA input. It is just another bracket that takes place of a bracket(pci slot) not in use! So there are two brackets to install. I am really stupid...but I figured it out!
Next is to try to put this in and see video, I'll update my attempts in a little bit.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:06 PM

Another attempt, another failure(no video signal). Maybe I need to disable the "ati radeon express 200 series" via device manager before installing the hardware. But my question now is, how will I be able to see any video if I disable the onboard video? Dudes, I need help.
This trial and error is BLEEPNG me!

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:51 PM

Possibly my last entry.
Booted into safe mode, disabled onboard graphics(BOTH of them), restarted with Zotac in place, with vga output. No video. Either a dead card(fan spins), or my dx5150 is not compatible with this card. any suggestions?

Ohh, the only thing I did not do is completely uninstall the onboard video.




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