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I need a video card for a compaq presario sr1603wm

Its on board video went bad but it has a pci slot for offboard video card can you please tell me what video card i need for this pc ?.

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  • vonkillerbot Mar 04, 2009

    I have a questions, what would be the best PCI-e, x16 video card, Ati Radeon x1600 128mb, or the Radeon x1900, 512mb, will I need more power(200W) or, better processor Athlon 64 Dual core? The motherboard supports the Athlon just curious if the Sempron 1.8ghz would handle the video cards? Presario SR1603WM home PC (ED861AA) I'll check back if anybody has a answer I'll be buying one or the other but I don't want to buy a Athlon chip (would be nice!) to boost the brain so that the graghics will run smooth

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Good news!! PCI video cards are relatively inexpensive as long as you are doing tasks that aren't too processor intensive. I won't recommend any one site specifically- where you spend your $$ is up to you- but surf around a little to make sure you get a fair price for the one you do buy. Amazon.com is a good place to start as well as better known places like newegg, tigerdirect, etc.
Just make sure the card you get is PCI- NOT an AGP or PCIx. AGP slots are the older of the 3 and PCIx (PCI Express) is for the newer generation of graphics cards, especially those needed for high end gaming graphics. Let me know if you need any further clarification before spending if you're not sure.

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00757470&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3245048

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

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Scroll down to the heading - Expansion slots.

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Looking at the motherboard illustration, it is Wrong.
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The Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 uses a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

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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,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-Express

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
(Top right of your page, blue Comment)

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