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What Graphics card will fit in my Hp DC5700 Intel core2 Duo?

I have an Hp DC5700 Intel Core2 Duo and it has onboard Graphics. My wife like's to play Battlefiled 2 and i need a fairly decent card to run it. What card could i put into my system? If anyone could help me a it's driving me crazy, i live in the uk. Thank's

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Re: What Graphics card will fit in my Hp DC5700 Intel...

The HP DC 5700 does not have a PCI express slot; it has two standard PCI slots.

I purchased an Nvidia e-GEFORCE 6200 with 256 MB, VGA, DVI-I and S-video.

I was unable to find a PCI card with more than 256 MB of memory. All the cards that I found with more than 256 MB of memory are either PIC-E or AGP; it looks like the old standard PCI is going the way of the floppy drives.

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Re: What Graphics card will fit in my Hp DC5700 Intel...

The pci-e expansion on this model only supports add2 cards the other port is only pci-e x1 i think you will need to look for a pci card and not pci-e

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It's just that the wife loves to play computer games and the onboard wont run the games she has. Thank you for taking the time to check my computer and finding the time to reply. All the best

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Re: What Graphics card will fit in my Hp DC5700 Intel...

From what i can see about your model you can fit a 256mb or 512mb PCI Express graphics card either nvidia or ATI as long as it's pci express, but the details only show one slot so not much room for more expansion.

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

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