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HP Media Center video is dead

I think my video card for my HP Media Center m1050y computer is dead. Swapped monitors but no video. I'd really like to get this computer going again. The video card is a 256 MB DDR ATI Radeon X600 SE and it is a PCI Express slot. I haven't found this card at eBay. Ideas? Thanks!

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SOURCE: Hi, Is Asus ATI Radeon

You mean will the Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 with 1GB of graphics memory, work in a Compaq Presario SR2020NX Desktop PC?


The Compaq Presario SR2020NX Desktop PC has a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

{Motherboard illustration and photo are towards the bottom of the page}

Look at the specifications.
Scroll down to the heading - Expansion slots.

Three PCI. (PCI expansion slots)

One PCI Express x16 graphics.

Looking at the motherboard illustration, it is Wrong.
Shows - PCIEX1 (PCI E X1)
According to the specifications it is a PCIEX16 expansion slot. (PCI-E x16)

A PCI-Express x1 slot has 36 contact pins. 18 on each side.

In comparison a PCI slot {White} has 124 contact pins. 62 on each side.

Looking at the photo of the supposed PCI-E x1 slot they show, the black PCI-Ex1 slot is longer than the white PCI slots.

It is a PCI-Express x16 slot with 164 pins. 82 on each side.

The Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 uses a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

So you know the graphics card will fit. Low-profile to boot.

Power requirement:
The Compaq Presario SR2020NX desktop computer comes with a 300 Watt power supply.
(Although in actuality it's more like 70 percent of the maximum rated wattage. 210 Watts)

Enough power for the computer, and the graphics card.
ATI graphics cards do not use as much power as a comparable Nvidia graphics card.

Concerned that the Asus graphics card uses DDR3 graphics ram memory, and the Presario SR2020NX uses DDR2 Sdram ram memory?

Don't be. The graphics cards graphics memory runs independent of the computer's ram memory.

Information on PCI-Express,

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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SOURCE: when I install my radeon hd 5450 videocard into my

Hi there,
Some motherboards eventhough they are using PCI-E are not compatible with all GPU Memory type. It could be that the problem is more on hardware compatibility. Do you think you can get a hold of another video card that has PCI-E platform check if that will work on your PC.
If it does not work then we can consider a problem with your PCI-E slot but if it does work then the problem is compatibility between 5450 and your motherboard.
Hope this helps!

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rare now.
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