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I HAVE A PAVILLION A250N PC AND MY PCI BUS NO LONGER RECOGNISES ANY OF MY CARDS. THERE IS STILL POWER TO THE BUSS AND MY AGP WORKS FINE.

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Unplug all the USB wires from the back.
Shut down your computer.
Wait 5 min, and Turn on your computer and connect all the wires again.

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Want to know what video card is compatible for compaq presario SR2013 WM


video cards are designed to run on a number of different busses - agp, pci, PCIe, usb, firewire, etc.. The available busses on your computer will determine which cards are compatable with your computer. Other considerations are power and ram requirements. How far any of these can be upgraded will determine the limit of a cards compatablilitiy.

Dec 16, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR2013WM (RE468AA#ABA)...

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SELECTING YOUR VIDEO CARD


Introduction
With the popularity of computer gaming video cards are becoming of of the most commonly upgraded components in a computer. However, purchasing a computer video card can sometimes be a very confusing and frustrating task. Before purchasing a video card, keep the below recommendations in mind.
Connection
Today there are three types of bus (slots) a video card is capable of connecting to. Although with most modern computers today it'll be either PCI-E or AGP. Before buying a new video card make sure you get a video card that will be compatible with the available slots in your computer.
PCI-E or PCI-Express was approved as a standard on July 2002 and is the latest computer bus found in computers. PCI Express is designed to replace PCI and AGP and is available in several different formats: x1, x2, x4, x8, x12, x16 and x32. See our PCI Express definition for a full description and related links.
pcie16.gifAGP or Advanced Graphics Port, is a new standard available on Pentium II and later motherboards. Introduced in 1997, AGP is a 32-bit Bus designed for high demanding video cards. AGP has a direct line to the computer memory, which allows 3-D elements to be stored in the system memory instead of the video memory and is available in three different standards (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0). See our AGP definition for a full description and related links.
agp.gifPCI or Peripheral Component Interconnect, was first introduced in 1992. Although still in use most computers today will have an available AGP slot and should be used instead of PCI. See our PCI definition for a full description and related links.
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  • See document CH000258 for additional information about determining the type of video card you're using including the BUS type.
Power supply
Today's video cards are one of the must power hungry devices in your computer. Make sure that your power supply will meet the requirements of your video card. Many video cards will require a 500W or more power supply. If your computer doesn't meet the power requirements you'd need to upgrade the power supply before being able to install the new video card.
  • Additional information about determining what type of power supply you have and how many watts it has can be found on document CH000800.
Memory
Another important consideration when purchasing a video card is the amount of video memory the card has. Like system memory, the more memory located on the computer video card in most cases the greater capability of the video card. Today we suggest at the minimum a video card with 256MB of video memory.
Other considerations
Below are some additional considerations you may want to think about when buying a video card.
Ports - Many newer video cards will only have a DVI connection or both a VGA and DVI connection. If you're using a video card with a monitor that has a VGA connector it can still be used, but you'll need to also purchase a DVI to VGA converter if not included with your video card.
Chipset - There are dozens of different video card manufacturers. However, there are only two major chipset manufacturers; Nvidia and ATI. Although both are great manufacturers there can be great big differences between the two as far as performance. Before buying any video card it's a good idea to look up a hardware review on the video card before purchasing it if you're concerned about it's performance.
Size - If you have a smaller computer case fitting some of the new video cards in the computer many not be possible. Video cards today are much larger than older video cards because of their increased capabilities and need for cooling fans. Make sure your case is going to have room for a new video card. The only way to do this is to open the case and physically look.
Warranty - How long is the warranty and what does it cover.
Support - Is the technical support number a free number and is it open 24 hours, 7 days a week? You can find contact information for all major video card manufacturers on our video card contacts page.

Price range
The price range can vary depending upon the type of video card purchased, amount of memory, the interface used, and the available options. In general prices can range from $100 to $500 USD.
Where to purchase
For best price we often recommend that users purchase all computer hardware online. You'll be able to look at other customer reviews and get a much lower price. If you're uncomfortable buying online or want to talk to a sales rep you can always visit a local retail store and then buy online. See listing of places to buy computer hardware.

Video card installation
Additional help and information about installing a computer video card and other computer hardware can be found through in this page
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335145-installing_video_card

on Mar 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have an ATI - Radeon AGP HD 3450 512 mb video card. can i use it in my hp compaq dc7600 ultra slim with any problems.? can someone please help me out.thanks.


Hi Michael,

The HP DC7600 Ultra Slim Desktop only has either onboard Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset graphics or a single PCI slot for you to add a PCI (not PCI-express) graphics card.

The system board does have a PCI-express slot, however this is not fully implimented by HP and is only used to run a secondary additional monitor from the onboard Intel Chipset graphics when used with an HP-specific adapter.

AGP is not present on the system board and is therefore not supported.

On a related note, also be aware that some PCI graphics cards required the PCI 2.2 bus standard to be supported in the PC - I have no idea if the Ultra-Slim actually supports this, so do further research to ensure compatability before purchase of any PCI graphics card for your machine.

Good luck!

James

Aug 08, 2011 | HP Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor PC...

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I have a hp pavillion a462x with a hp vs19e flat panel monitor. The monitor went black, totally dead. I connected it to another computer and it worked fine. The problem seems to be in the computer. Does...


That could be the video chip if have on board video. I don't know if you have an AGP or PCI slot to add a new video card. The Agp is brown color and always is just one. The PCI are white, and you can have 2, 3 or 4. You can buy some cheap video cards on ebay.

Oct 02, 2009 | PC Desktops

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What video card would be compatable with a insignia computer model d300?


I would recommend any of the Nvidia or ATI video cards that come in the PCI format. Your computer only has PCI slots. These are the older slot types, so your options will be limited for brand new cards, but there's still plenty out there. As long as the slot type is PCI and the chipset is a major manufacturer, it should work with no problem. Do NOT get any video card that says "PCI Express" or "PCI-X" - they won't fit.

Jul 18, 2009 | Insignia PC Desktops

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Gateway computer and ether net card will not plug in


There have been several varients of buss slots over the years from Vesa to ISA8bit ISA16bit EISA 32bit and PCI32 and PCI64 and more recently the PCIE and PCIE16 bus slots.
at a guess I would say that the card yrom your old gateway is a VESA or ISA16 card and the newer gateway is a PCI
the way to Identify an ISA card is to look at the edge connector that plugs into the motherboard, the ISA 8bit will have 31 sections to it the 16bit varient than has an aditional 18 connects on a sepparate section. this connection is much lager than the PCI bus slot even though PCI has over 50 connectors. VESA cards are lager again and have 3 sections to their edge connectors - the boards are not interchangeable.

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Graphics Card Upgrade for HP Pavillion a6600f


if your video slot is a agp try buy a nvidia geforce 7800gs used on ebay cheap and good ;p if u have a pci-x slot u can have a better card also check your power suppy if is enough for it you can ask to a reseller near you cya

Jun 03, 2009 | PC Desktops

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PCI Video Card


The Specifications to your system states that you have Intel Extreme Graphics onboard. Below is a link where you can find manuals and drivers for that card.
http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/eg2/index.htm

Feb 23, 2008 | Insignia D400a PC Desktop

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Video graphics card


being a PCI card, not a AGP or PCI-E the system may not simply switch to that one a primary display adapter when you install it, in the bios under advanced system settings or intergrated periferals, you should have an option to change the primary display adapter, make sure a PCI adapter is included.. if it isnt, chage it to recognise a PCI card as a primary adapter, turn the system off, and install your card then, depending on the bios/model of the mainboard on some of those dells, it may be a little hard to find, ive had to play with a few of them

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