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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Video card upgrade
Yes it does have an AGP slot, which you can confirm easily by looking at the motherboard. The AGP slot would be found at the top of the available slots and is brownish in color and slight smaller than the several white PCI slots.
As for what card to put in, that depends on your budget and needs.
If you're a gamer, spend as much as you can and go with a N-Vidia based AGP card.
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Posted on Oct 18, 2007
SOURCE: Upgrade video card
Any of the cards here are suitabl,e with almost all under $100 and are all PCI Express x 16
Your mobo is not suitable for the PCI X 2.0
Remember the amount of memory on the video card comes from your available ram - so you need to consider this when buying if you dont have much ram.
If you need more help deciding let me know
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
looked over the spesifications of your laptop, the video card thats build into the laptop doesn't have pixel shader 2 support and it can't be replaced since its build into the motherboard.
noting you can do about it, other than buy a newer laptop with a better video card, almost any ati or nvidia card will do, if your going to buy one you can check in with me and I'll make sure its got what it needs to run the game or you can ask the sales people to check on it before you purchase it.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
Your upgrade options for a better video card are really dependent on how much you want to spend. You have a PCI express x16 slot which is what your are going to use. Visit www.newegg.com and you can look up video cards by manufacturer, memory amount, and even filter it by how much you are willing to spend. Here's a link at newegg for "the best video card upgrade":
Since there is a newer PCI 2.0 Express connection on newer computers, you can get your video cards cheaper now. You will notice a huge improvement with any video card you choose since onboard video is about the worst. Just remember to go into the device manager and disable onboard video card after you install the new video card.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
I don't think you can't do that without some major changes. The 500SE is a small format computer. The motherboard only has 2 PCI slots so you need to match that interface. NewEgg still sells the PCI video cards but I don't think they are HD
You need a more larger power supply. The current one is a 145 watt u-ATX Form Factor; you need at least 250 watts in that form factor (size)
A better choice might be a new motherboard. Look for board with a AMD Socket 7 if you want to keep this CPU. The motherboard will need to match the size of the current one to reuse the case. It's a uATX "like" form factor (7.4" x 9.35"). Also plan on a new power supply any AGP or PCI-e video card will want more than 350 watts (for the low end cards). Getting a new computer might be worthwile.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
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