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Need help finding a Graphics card for HP Pavillion A720n? Please help!


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#1 trypaw

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:42 PM

Hello! I have just a general question really all I need to know is what type of video card my cpu takes and maybe the cheapest one under $40 to buy? This is a older cpu so I imagine their not too much money... Anyways, Here are the default specs: http://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-a720n-athlon-xp-3200-plus-2-2-ghz-512-mb-200-gb/specs/

I do have the RAM upgraded to 2G the max for this system. (If that matters)

I'm not really looking for play any heavy games, but I do want to play minecraft, and some other online rpg games, nothing big.

I opened my cpu and did notice since its a 2004 cpu it has a AGP slot, but thats about all I can tell you, ive been researching for awhile and I hate to admit it but I have no clue how to find a decent video card for this computer, please if you have any suggestions or know what card would be best reply and let me know! Thankyou!



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:50 PM

I also have a Athlon XP 3200 in a emachines computer with a AGP 8X slot. You have a AGP 8X slot according to your link. About the best you can do would be a card like this which is what I installed.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-GeForce-6200-512MB-DDR2-AGP-8X-DVI-VGA-Video-Graphics-Card-512-A8-N403-LR-/111600638198


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 February 2015 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:56 PM

Thanks @JohnC_21

for the link im looking into that right now, I took a picture of my AGP Slot (the brown one) it would go in, looking at the picture do you think it will fit correctly? It is the right size and everything?


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:58 PM

oops heres the pic

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:59 PM

I just want to make sure I am byting the correct size, and fit and everything. This is new to me, and I really want it to work . Thanks again for helping



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:04 PM

Here is your computer support page. Here is your motherboard specs. Any AGP 8X card with fit a AGP 8X slot. Just be sure to remove the power cord and touch bare metal of the case before handling the card to avoid a static discharge. Take your time positioning the card before you push it in the slot.  Some motherboard automatically detect a card in the AGP slot and others have to have the BIOS setting changed to the AGP slot and not the integrated graphics that you are now using.

 

Edit: I will be off until tomorrow morning. I will answer any other questions you may have or another person on the board may answer any questions you may have.

 

Here is a generic video on card replacement.


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 February 2015 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:23 PM

@JohnC_21 Thanks so much for you help I think I'm going to try to research some more cards. If I have any more questions I will let you know! Thanks so much, aI am new to video cards, I can install em' and everything, just wasn't sure how to find one for this old 04' haha!! Thanks :)






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