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Motherboard; GA-945GCM-S2L.
Graphics Card; GeForce 7600GS PCI Express.Are these compatible?

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1) Follow Anti-Static Procedures

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

Relieve your body of Static, BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.

This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again; upon your return.

(Also use Anti-Static Procedures BEFORE removing new hardware, out of their antistatic bags, or cartons. Such as a graphics card, for example )

Now we come to;
1) Are you still using the graphics the computer came with?
According to this website it is an ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card,

http://www.cnet.com.au/dell-dimension-e521_specs-339271259.htm

Example,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-ATI-Radeon-X1300-256MB-DDR2-DVI-TV-Graphics-Video-Card-PCI-Express-/151012337856?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item23290968c0

(The Integrated Graphics on the motherboard, is Nvidia GeForce 6150LE,

http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/document.aspx?s=dfh&~file=/systems/dime521/en/sm_en/specs.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_6_Series#GeForce_6150LE )

The graphics expansion slot you have is a PCI-Express x16 slot.
It is based on the Nvidia nForce 430, and Nvidia GeForce 6150LE; motherboard chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_6_.286xxx.29_series

Came out on the market June of 2006.

The PCI Express 2.0 technology didn't come out, until
January 15, 2007,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_2.0

Therefore, we can assume the PCI Express technology your computer is using, is PCI Express 1.1

You can use a PCI Express 2.0 graphics card, though.

This is is because PCI Express 2.0 technology, is Backward Compatible with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

"PCIe 2.0 motherboard slots are fully backward compatible with PCIe v1.x cards.

PCIe 2.0 cards are also generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1.

Overall, graphic cards or motherboards designed for v2.0 will work with the other being v1.1 or v1.0a."

(From the above Wikipedia article)

However, will you get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0 graphics card?

NO

Will you notice?

NO

You can also use a PCI Express graphics card, based on the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

Requirements;
1) PCI-Express x16 slot.
You have that.

(The Lock lever on the end, looks as though you press down, to unlock.
Actually you LIFT UP, slightly.

Use CARE though, and do NOT lift too much. You'll see it just takes a little. It's also PLASTIC, and can break.

Lift up slightly to install a graphics card, on remove one )

2) Power Supply:
You need to look at the system requirements. Plus more specifically, the Power Requirements.

Website that sells the graphics card does Not state this?
Go to a different website that does.

Your Power Supply is rated at 305 Watts.

HOWEVER, this power supply was made back in the day, when Power Supply manufacturers were 'fudging'; the REAL actual maximum rated Wattage.

Actual maximum rated Wattage is more like 60 to 70 percent, of what is stated.

305 Watts divided by 10 = 30.5
Round it off to 30.

30 times 6 = 180 Watts
30 times 7 = 210 Watts

BIG difference.

Recommendation?
It really depends on what you wish to do, with the graphics card.

It also depends on if you are willing to get a better Power Supply.

It also depends on the Processor.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+?

Dual core processor that can operate Up To, a maximum frequency rate ('Speed'), of 2.0GHz.
(Can also be stated as 2000MegaHertz.
2000MHz)

Not bad.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7620168&CatId=3585

Going to need a 400 Watt power supply, though.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2941922&CatId=3669

Same here.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=899123&Sku=T925-5002

500 Watt power supply.
Gives you more, than the recommended 10 percent extra power you should have.
This way the Power Supply will last longer, because it doesn't have to work as hard.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 24, 2013 | Dell Dimension E521 AMD Athlon 64 X2...

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A list of the compatible PCI-Express 16X Graphics cards for a PCI-Express...


Having trouble finding out which graphics card will work with your PCI-Express motherboard? Here is a list all PCI-Express graphics cards for AMD/ATI Radeon. This list is in descending order. (The top graphics cards from each manufacturer are more recent, have greater memory and are faster while the bottom are older, have less momory and are slower).

If your Motherboard supports PCI-Express X16 then here is a list of compatible ATI/AMD Radeon Cards.
AMD Radeon 6000 Series - (AMD Radeon HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850)
ATI Radeon 5000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 5970, ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyfinity 6, ATI Radeon HD 5870, ATI Radeon HD 5850, ATI Radeon HD 5830, ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATI Radeon HD 5750, ATI Radeon HD 5670, ATI Radeon HD 5570, ATI Radeon HD 5870, ATI Radeon HD 5550 and ATI Radeon HD 5450)
ATI Radeon 4000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, ATI Radeon HD 4890, ATI Radeon HD 4870, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4830, ATI Radeon HD 4770, ATI Radeon HD 4600, ATI Radeon HD 4550, ATI Radeon HD 4300 and ATI Radeon HD 4200)
ATI Radeon 3000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 3800, ATI Radeon HD 3600, ATI Radeon HD 3400)
ATI Radeon 2000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 2900, ATI Radeon HD 2600, ATI Radeon HD 2400)
ATI Radeon X Series - (ATI Radeon X1950, ATI Radeon X1900 and ATI Radeon X1800)

If your Motherboard supports PCI-Express X16 then here is a list of compatible Nvidia Cards.
GeForce 500 Series - (GeForce GTX 580)
GeForce 400 Series - (GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420)
GeForce 200 Series - (GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce GT 210)
GeForce 9 Series - (GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9400 GT)
GeForce 8 Series - (GeForce 8800, UltraGeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS (640 MB, 512MB and 320 MB versions), GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS)
GeForce 7 Series - (GeForce 7950, GeForce 7900, GeForce 7800, GeForce 7600)
GeForce 6 Series - (GeForce 6800 Ultra, GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 XT)

For a list of compatible AGP8X Cards for an AGP8X Motherboard click on this link to take you to my other tips page. http://www.fixya.com/support/r6784133-list_compatible_graphics_cards_agp8x

on Feb 10, 2011 | PC Desktops

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A list of compatible Graphics cards for an AGP8X Motherboard.


Due to text length contraits I've had to seperate AGP8X Graphics Cards from PCI Express Graphics Cards

Having trouble finding out exactly which Graphics card will work in your AGP8X motherboard? The following list displays all the compatible Graphics cards for an AGP8X motherboard in decending order (Top Graphics cards are faster than bottom ones in each catagory)

If your Motherboard supports AGP 8X then here is a list of compatible Nvidia cards.
GeForce 6 Series - (GeForce 6200, GeForce 6600GT, GeForce 6600 and GeForce 6600 LE)
GeForce FX Series - (GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, GeForce FX 5900, GeForce FX 5900 XT, GeForce, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, GeForce FX 5700, GeForce FX 5700LE, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, GeForce FX 5200 and GeForce FX 5500)
GeForce 4 Series - (GeForce 4 Ti and GeForce 4 MX)GeForce 3 Series - (GeForce 3, GeForce 3 Ti 500 and GeForce 3 Ti 200)
GeForce 2 Series - (GeForce 2 Ultra, GeForce 2 Ti, GeForce 2 Pro, GeForce 2 GTS and GeForce 2 MX series)
GeForce 256 Series - (All)

If your Motherboard supports AGP 8X then here is a list of compatible ATI/AMD cards.
ATI Radeon X Series - (ATI Radeon X1050, ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1550, ATI Radeon X1600 and ATI Radeon X1650)
ATI Radeon 9xxx Series - (ATI Radeon 9550)

For a list of compatible Nvidia PCI-Express cards for a PCI-Express Motherboard currently on the market click on the following link to take you to my other tips page. http://www.fixya.com/support/r6784358-list_compatible_nvidia_pci_express_16x

on Nov 10, 2010 | PC Desktops

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WHERE IS THE VIDEOCARD LOCATION AT


1) KJ387AA#ABA comes up as an HP Pavilion a6403w desktop computer,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01412768&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

2) Uses the Foxconn MCP73M01H1 motherboard,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01357119

Looking at the photo of the motherboard, observe the aluminum finned heatsink in the middle of the board, with Foxconn on it.
(Northbridge chip is under heatsink)

The long black slot below it is where a graphics card goes.
(Video card or Graphics card, same/same)
It is a PCI-Express x16 slot. A PCI Express graphics card goes here.

(The Locking Arm on the PCI Express x16 slot, looks as though you press down on it, to unlock. You don't. Gently pull up a little to install or remove a graphics/video card)

The white long PCI slot at the bottom can also be used for a graphics/video card.

If there is no video/graphics card in either of these expansion slots, you are using Integrated Graphics. The graphics from the motherboard, and not a graphics (Video) card.

Integrated Graphics is also known as OnBoard Graphics.
ON the motherBOARD.

This is from an Nvidia GeForce 7100 graphics chipset.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_7_.287xxx.29_series


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(Sits under that aluminum heatsink with Foxconn on it)

If you are using the Integrated Graphics of the motherboard, you have a VGA monitor plugged into the blue VGA port, number 4,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01357119

(Scroll down to Back I/O Ports)

or you have a flat LCD screen monitor plugged into the white DVI port, number 16.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 16, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD PC Desktops

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What video card are compatable with SR1620NX ? The graphics card is not working right anymore and I need a compatable video card.


A PCI Express graphics card.

Doesn't matter if the PCI Express graphics card uses the PCI Express 2.0 technology, or the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

The PCI Express graphics card, will insert into the PCI Express x16 expansion slot on the motherboard.


Supporting data;

1) View of the motherboard in an illustration,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00378480&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1127351

Scroll down the page to view the motherboard illustration.

A) Looking at the illustration, view the BATT. (CMOS Battery)

To the left of the CMOS Battery (BATT) are three white PCI slots.
Above them is a longer expansion slot. This is the PCI Express x16 slot.

Above it is marked > PCIX16X1 (PCI x16 times 1 slot)


NOTE* When installing the PCI Express graphics card, lift up gently on the Lock 'handle'.
It looks as though you should push down on it, but you need to lift up on it instead.


Also go above the motherboard illustration, and read to the right of the heading > Internal Connectors

In the list you will see > One PCI Express x16 graphics slot.


WHEN installing a graphics card, ALWAYS install the software from the CD disk provided, First!

Computer on, and Windows running, insert the graphics card's Installation disk, (CD) into the optical drive tray.
Install the software by following the directions.

THEN shut the computer down normally, and unplug the computer from power.
OBSERVE Anti-Static Precautions.
Install the graphics card.
Close the computer case, and plug the monitor into the graphics card.

Turn the computer on.

When you install a device (Such as a graphics card for example), Windows will try to find compatible drivers.
IF, THE driver is not installed First, Windows will match up one of it's thousands of generic drivers.

This = No.

You want THE driver installed first, so that Windows will find it, and Not try to match on of it's generic drivers.

NOTE 2*
It DOESN'T MATTER what graphics ram memory the graphics card has.
The graphics card's Processor and Ram Memory operates independent of the system resources.

Example:
The computer uses DDR Sdram ram memory.
The graphics card uses GDDR5 graphics ram memory.

It will work just fine.

NOTE 3*
It does NOT matter if your computer uses the PCI Express 1.1 technology, and the graphics card uses the PCI Express 2.0, or 2.1 technology.

PCI Express 2.0, and 2.1 technology is Backward Compatible with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

Will you get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0, or 2.1 graphics card?
NO

Will you notice?
NO


What you need to look at it, is how much power will the graphics card use. Look at the system requirements for the graphics card, and be sure your Power Supply has enough power for that graphics card.

Also, IF, the graphics card requires additional power cables from the Power Supply, make sure your Power Supply has the required power cable, or power cables.
IF the Power Supply does not, use a power adapter cable.


NOTE 4*
Graphics card manufacturer's base the power needed for the graphics card, Not just on the graphics card itself, but on an entire computer system, AND the graphics card.

The graphics card manufacturers use a test computer system, that is a powerful computer system.
Gamer motherboard, Dual Core, or Quad Core processor, 4GB of ram memory, and at least two harddrives, and two optical drives, PLUS the graphics card in question.

This complete computer system uses a LOT more power than just the graphics card by itself.

There isn't a single graphics card out there, that uses more than 150 Watts by itself.

Recommendations for a graphics card that is compatible, with a Compaq Presario SR1620nx desktop computer?

Budget to medium:
Good enough to watch videos, older games, and some newer games.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675217&CatId=3670

Medium:
Higher level games, and large screen monitors,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6642574&CatId=3669

For questions post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 18, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1620NX...

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What kind of low profile graphics card can I put


Actually you must buy a graphics adapter cpi express compatible to (X1 and X16).

Nvidia GeForce 8200 graphics
PCI Express slots (X1 and X16).
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8200 on-board graphics and PCI Express® 2.0,

ok regards
uttam

Jan 07, 2010 | Acer Aspire X1200-B1601A PC Desktop

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Video chip location on computer board


If this is a direct reference to the Dell Dimension 5150 Desktop computer, it is an Intel GMA950 integrated graphics chip, soldered to the motherboard.

You will see Intel at the top of the chip, and GMA950 under Intel.

This is Dell Support, and the Service Manual for the Dell Dimension 5150/E510 Desktop computer.

More specifically this is the Specifications Documentation, and the Technical Overview part of the Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/techov1.htm#wp1058472

I referenced this page, to show you the basic components on the motherboard. Click on the sub-heading - System Board Components, in the list.

At the top of the motherboard you will see the processor sitting diagonally.

Under it you will see the Northbridge chipset, and more specifically in this crude illustration, you are looking at the heatsink which resides on the Northbridge chipset.

(Has a Z shaped clip which holds the heatsink to the Northbridge chipset. The heatsink has a 'meat cleaver' type of design)

In the area that is blank to the Left of the Battery, will be the Intel GMA950 GPU.
(GPU = Graphics Processing Unit, or graphics chip)

If you are wanting to upgrade your graphics quality, purchase a graphics card, and install it in the PCI Express x16 slot.
{In the illustration the slot is over to the Left.
PCI Express x16 connector (Slot 1)

How to know what graphics card is compatible with your computer?

1.You have a PCI Express x16 slot for a graphics card. This is the style of graphics card you need.

It is the PCI Express 1.1 version technology used. I wanted to add this in case you need it for reference.

Be aware of this! No matter what anyone tells you, you can use a PCI Express graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology, in your PCI Express 1.1 slot.

Why?
Because PCI Express 2.0 technology is Backwards Compatible with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

Backwards Compatible. Means it will recognize the PCI Express graphics card utilizing PCI-E 2.0, and will work.

2.You have a 305 Watt power supply. You need to have enough Wattage, (Power), for the computer system, and the graphics card.

I advise using an ATI Radeon graphics card. Which one? Since you have a Pentium 4 processor, 305 Watt power supply,
(With all probability a 18 Amp, 12 volt power rail),
I suggest something along the lines of an ATI Radeon HD3850.

Depends on what you expect from your graphics.

If your reference in your query above is that you believe your graphics chip may be burned out, then I definitely suggest using a graphics card.

The PCI Express x16 slot is controlled by the Northbridge chipset. Doesn't matter if your Integrated Intel GMA950 GPU is burned out, or not.

Oct 12, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Upgrade compatibility continued


hiya

as this pc is skt 775 and has dual core support then it is quite likely that the e5200 will work but may need a bios update to support this cpu...

just goto dells site and choose the pc u have and select drivers then download the lastest bios, transfer it to the dell pc run it as its a self extractor system will reboot perform the update then bobs ya uncle.......pop in new cpu and hey presto cheapo ugrado

#and as for the graphics card you will need to accertain which pcie version u have as most dell pc's only have pcie v1 so wont be able to handle the newer gpu's on the market.......

hope this helps

Rik

Feb 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 9100 PC Desktop

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More compatibility problems ?


what you will need to do is accertain which cpu format you have in your machine and find out if you have pcie 1 or 2

regards rich

Feb 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 9100 PC Desktop

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Graphics card for my computer


Hi

I am afraid Dimension 3000 has no support for PCI-e or AGP Video cards. You can however install a PCI Video card in one of the three PCI slots. Just ensure that the PCI Video Card you get is universal (i.e. supports both 3.3 and 5 volts).

When you have your new PCI Video card, check here for guide to install the hardware.

Mike

Jul 12, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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