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#1 Bobboy

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:25 PM

Hey guys, I need help before I do something really, REALLY stupid. Here is the problem:

What is a good, fair cost graphics card that can fit into a HP Pavilion Slimline s7415c? If any can fit into there at all... O_o

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:42 PM

From reading in the manual it seems like it doesn't have any graphics slots such as PCI express x16 or AGP. It does have one regular PCI slot, but it says its being taken. Anyways PCI graphic cards are not good. I got one and besides the fact it can barely play games, for the same price, could of gotten something so much better for a better slot.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:48 PM

Well thats just great. Still, ppl help me out, although I may just steal my sister's comp which she barely ever uses.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:37 PM

Frankly, you don't really have any options for it. Without even a pci slot, you can't install a graphics card. Go steal your sister's pc! :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:44 PM

Then I guess that's what I'll do. She has a Compaq Presario SR1950NX. The best thing is that we got it from a cyber-cafe-type-thing so it is ok for games :D. She's lucky she can use Aero -_-. Or maybe Im just unlucky.

She already has a laptop, anyway. And since only 1 desktop keyboard works, which is mine......

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:15 PM

I just went trough this, and the thing now is to get a Vid Card that supports Pixel Shader 3.0. Because all new games have this shader, so if you plan to play new games you better get this. Games like F.E.A.R., DoomIII, CoD2, BF2142, etc. will ask for this Shader to actually let you install the game.
Now the lack of AGP or PCIx slot is really a problem, because to get the best performance you gotta have this. In my case I still use AGP, and got a GeForce 6800XT. Maybe look at your sis PC and see if it has AGP or PCIx port to get a good Video Card.

Here is a explanation of the Pixel Shader.

According to what I reserched, all Vid Cards above GeForce 6200, and ATI X1000 series will support this Shader.


Hope it helps

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:30 PM

Thx :thumbsup:. Its kinda messed up that i don't even know the G card on my stupid tiny little single, normal PCI slot-bearing computer. I think I'll check it out right now.

What color are PCIX slots? Cause I see a bunch of slots in my sis's comp. I remember trying to take her G card out but soon found that it was integrated -.- sux. Well, even then I would have found that I could not install it on my stupid tiny comp.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:04 PM

They are way different, (physically) take a look here to see the difference between them.

AGP slots have a little "lock" to keep the VidCard in place...


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Edited by ^MavericK!, 26 February 2007 - 07:04 PM.





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