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Need to upgrade video graphics card for HP a305w.

It has 1 GB memory but a new game installed will not play. How can I find out what video card is compatible?? It looks like it is a PCI slot. Will a PNY GeForce 6200 be compatible or is there something even better? Thanks Soooo Much!!!

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That computer has 3 PCI slots. (I got the specs here: http://www4.dealtime.com/xPF-HP-Compaq-A305W-Intel-Celeron-2-7GHz-256MB-DDR-40GB-HDD-CD-RW-10-100Mbps-LAN-Support-Wind ).

The 6200 is compatible, just make sure it's the PCI version and not PCI-E.

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First, you must know what the socket of your vga. PCI, AGP, or PCI-E... Then, It's your mainboard have one of those socket ? If yes, just plug in your vga to the motherboard, then instal... If not you must buy new motherboard or Vga that match of them....

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There's the 9 Series out by Nvidia.
Thing with that is you'll need to buy a new power supply to handle the card and it will set you back about $400.00-$500.00, with a decent power supply.
Though, if it's not an issue, here's some manuals for your computer, even how to replace parts.
Hope this helped, have a good day!

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