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There should be a model number on the board somewhere. A search of the model number would be better. You may have to remove a fan to see the chipset, then go to the Asus website and look up the video cards that use the same chipset. Graphics Cards ASUS
Your graphics card serial number is very important. It is there to to identify each graphics card shipped around the world. It is useful when needing support from the manufacturer. The serial number may be located in many places, here are a few of the usuall locations.
1.) The serial number can be found on a little sticker pasted to the out-side of your graphics card box. The abbreviation S/N is often used, it stands for Serial Number.
2.) Similarly a corresponding number is usually also placed on the graphics card itself. Usually it is placed on the flat most side of your graphics card, ie: the side without the heatsink cooler. Again look for S/N.
3.) Some-times the store that you purchased the graphics card from includes the serial number on their Invoice/Receipt that you receive with your graphics card.
This applies to virtually all brands of graphics card, from ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, XFX etc...
You didn't tell more details about your problem with your graphics card so I can troubleshoot what will be the problem with it. Before I solve it, lemme ask you a few question:
Since your OS is Win XP, is it 32bit or 64bit? What is your CPU frequency clock speed? What application does your graphics has a problem? And also, what is your monitor's maximum resolution? And what is your mobo (sometimes this has some source of issues).
I'll wait for your response to this. Thank you.
Compaq's are notoriously under powered. You should take a look at the power rating on your power supply, then cheque the necessary voltage for the card. Also make sure that the card doesn't have an extra power connection that you need to fill to make it work.
If you have a laptop, sadly this cannot be helped. You simply have a discreet graphics card that is not meant for gaming.
If you have a desktop PC, then you can upgrade the graphics. Look at which slot you have (AGP, PCI, or PCI-E) and choose a graphic card accordingly. If it's nVidia, take a card with a number above 8000. If it's Ati, a number above 2000.
go to Start/control panel/systems open systems folder go to device drivers near the top of list will be display adapter click the little + by it a drop down list will appear right click the graphics listed go to properties/drivers click update driver it will then go on internet to find driver that is where your cards and hardware are listed
You have a PCI Express slot to put a graphics card in. You can get a bigger graphics card to install in the machine but the power supply you are using in your comptuer is only 300 watts. If the specs of the memory card tell you to upgrade the power supply if its blow x amount watts you will have to do that in order to not run into problems. The good thing about e-machines is that you can upgrade the power supply at the same time. Usually they don't cost a lot of money.
You might have to get one thats around 425 to 475 watts depending on what the instructions tell you. If the new video card you are using is running a fan for cooling, chance are it will need an upgrade.