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    graphics card upgrade HELP!

    Hey,

    So I got a desktop PC with an integrated graphics card. Bus type is standard PCI.

    Here is an image of my motherboard:

    http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...otherboard.gif

    I ran Microsoft's Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor program and it says that I need a graphics card upgrade in order for this computer to support windows 7.

    I need to upgrade to a newer graphics card but I don't know if motherboards with integrated graphics cards support upgrades.

    I did a little google search and I learned that the requirements for graphics cards compatibility are simply having the correct bus type and I think also the correct power suppy and operating system.

    *If I can upgrade my graphics card then I would be able to install Windows 7 on this computer and if I have Windows 7 installed then it can support Directx 10 graphics cards, so I would be able to have a better gameplay with Combat Arms.

    [I will only reveal the specs of my PC to an admin.]

    ***Anyways, I found 3 graphics cards that are bus type PCI but I don't know if simply because they are PCI they will actually be supported in my motherboard.

    Here are the links of the graphics cards i found with a simple google search (I don't really know much about graphics cards though..).

    Note: if these links are not allowed I will immediately remove them and/or you can lock this topic (sorry if it isn't allowed but idk if it really isn't.)

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/PNY-NVIDIA...#ProductDetail

    http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...D2LHPP&cat=VCD

    http://www.pinecomputer.com/chgefx258xag.html


    ****Anyways, can someone enlighten me with information about this? Maybe if you can explain me about graphics card compatibility, things to look for or I don't know... any information will help me.

    Thanks in advance for those that post a response ^^

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    nahumthebest im going to move this to PC upgrade for you. You will get more professional help there.

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    Let me see if I can help..

    Since your motherboard is using normal " PCI " that tells me you have a fairly old computer. For this reason your graphic card selection is going to be somewhat limited, since the majority of graphic processors do not manufacturer cards anymore for this generation of motherboards.

    I tend to use www.newegg.com when I am comparing prices and checking reviews on products.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161280

    Newegg only offers 4 cards, out of those 4 the above graphic card looks to be the best one out of the bunch. It supports Direct X10.1 .. but it is a very low profile / low end card .. You'll be able to run Combat Arms on it without a problem, but don't expect to run newer games such as FarCry 2, Doom3, or Crysis on this card.

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    I wouldn't suggest buying any of those card. I would save up my money and upgrade.

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    that kind of motherboard with no AGP or PCI-E but it has DDR2 slots?
    something like that doesnt exist, and its an Asus motherboard

    EDIT: now i know why there anret any pci-e or agp slots, its because they made it for HP
    like 021llf4 said, wait and upgrade

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    the 8400 will run ca better than your onboard and ava. that is most likely it though.

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