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Graphics upgrade for lenovo 3000 K100

It has the Intel G33/31 chipset and i tried to upgrade the graphics with an Nvidia 8800 PCI card but it doesn't work. I installed a 600w power supply to accomodate an upgrade but how do i know whats compatible? Will the Radeon graphic cards work?

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  • kridgerd Sep 26, 2008

    My problem turned out to be that I had the monitor DVI connector connected to the graphics card (as the card only has a DVI connector). I found an adapter for the DVI to VGA and hooked up the monitor using the VGA connector and it works. The previous 'expert' said I had to connect a power connector to the graphics card (NVIDIA 8800) but that is incorrect as the edge connector on the graphics card is an SLI connector, not a power connection.

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Did you install the drivers that came with the radeon card... if not your going to have to go to the manufaturers website and get it for the version of windows you have.

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I install Burnout paradise the ultimate box and got an error when try to play the game... this machine gpu does not support shader model3 which is required to run this game. I have Intel(R) G33/G31 Express...


you must upgrade your graphic card. the problem as nothing to do with your chipset. This are the minimum requeriments to run the game:

OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Memory: 1 Gb
Hard Drive: 4 Gb free
Video Memory: 128 Mb
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6600 / ATI Radeon X1300
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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DirectX: 9.0c
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Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.5 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Memory: 2 Gb
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Can i upgrade the graphics card upto 1 gb in my lenovo desktop 3000 h200 series desktop?


Yes you can, however, it needs to be a PCI video card NOT a PCI-X. Also you have only 1 PCI slot on your board so you can only put in 1 add-on card total. In my opinion it would not be worth the upgrade because you will end up paying over $100 for the card plus your case is so small it might not have adequate ventilation for the card.

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WHAT GRAPHICS CARDS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE AVERATEC ALL-IN-ONEDESTOP PC'S?


1) It has an Intel G35 Express motherboard chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Under the - Chipset heading on the left, scroll down to - G35

Note that under the - Graphics heading, all the way to the right, that the Intel G35 Express chipset;

1) Will support a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot. This means a PCI-Express graphics card can be used, IF, there is a PCI-Express x16 slot on the motherboard.

[ PCI-Express is a technology. The current PCI-Express technology is PCI-Express 2.0

There is a PCI-Express x1 expansion slot, and a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot. (Not relating to Your computer at the moment)

The PCI-Express x1 slot is Not used for a graphics card.
The PCI-Express x16 slot IS,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express ]

2) Has Intel GMA X3500 Integrated Graphics.
Meaning if there is NO graphics card installed right now, the computer is using Integrated Graphics, (Intel GMA X3500,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA#GMA_X3500

Now,...you are essentially working on a laptop with a touchscreen.
Once you remove the 10 screws from the Back Cover, and remove the cover, you are looking at the exposed circuitry of the computer.

You NEED to follow Anti-Static Precautions. This cannot be performed as on a regular desktop computer. Touching the metal frame (Of the unplugged from power computer) will do you No good.

You need to use an ESD wrist strap, and connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source. [ Electro Static Discharge]

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

With the Back Cover off the manufacturer knows all of the hardware components are exposed. This means the person working on the computer should be aware of Static issues, and use proper tools.

The average consumer is not aware of this. This is why only a ram memory upgrade is recommended by the manufacturer. (Before they went out of business)

This is why there are no service manuals released, also.
Only for the qualified authorized service techs.

So,...let's look together. See if there is a PCI-Express x16 slot, for one.
It can be any color. Will be longer than any other expansion slot on the motherboard. The PCI slots (Usually white) are not as long.
(164 contact pins. 82 on each side)

These examples of a PCI slot, and versions of a PCI-Express slot, are all the same color. (Yellow) Not usual for a desktop computer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCIExpress.jpg

The top example is an example of a PCI-Express x4 slot.
Hardly EVER used, I didn't mention it.
Has 64 contact pins. 32 on each side.

The next slot down is an example of a PCI-Express x16 slot.
164 contact pins. 82 on each side.

Next down is an example of a PCI-Express x1 slot.
36 contact pins. 18 on each side.

Next down is another example of a PCI-Express x16 slot.

Last example is an example of a PCI slot. TOTALLY different technology than PCI-Express.
124 contact pins. 62 on each side. (Unless PCI that is 64-bit)

IF, there is a PCI-Express x16 slot on the motherboard, you can use PCI-Express 1.1 or 2.0 graphics cards.

You need to be concerned with;

A) How much height is available for the graphics card, and how much length? Check the measurements inside the computer. Match to dimensions of the graphics cards you are looking at.

B) How much POWER does the graphics card require? It's in the Minimum Requirements stated for the graphics card.
How much power is available to the all-in-one computer?

This could be an instant stopping block.

AMD ATI Radeon graphics cards generally use less power, than a comparable Nvidia graphics card.

C) Worried about your computer per se uses DDR Sdram ram memory, and the graphics card uses GDDR3 ram memory? (Just an example. Not directly related to Your computer)

Don't be. Doesn't matter what graphics memory a graphics card uses.

The graphics card does Not rely on the system resources (Processor and Ram Memory) of the computer.
A graphics card has it's own Processor, (GPU. Graphics Processing Unit), and graphics ram memory.

For additional questions, or to have me explain in further detail, or to clarify, post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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It should.. Here is a link to documentation.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600/sm/specs.htm

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yes,you can upgrade the graphics card for best performance.512mb graphics card is enough.you may get the nvidia 512Mb graphics card is better ....

thank you sir.......
All the best........

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If it has that then you will be able to upgrade to any card you want willing your power supply has enough wattage to fuel the card

Most higher end video cards need 450W power supply's to operate without problems

If you meet both of those requirements then your good to go :)

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