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HP a1240n recommended upgrades

What kind of graphics card should I get for this computer?

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Re: HP a1240n recommended upgrades

HP a1240n has no AGP or PCI-E Slot, so your left with PCI VGA CARD.

Here is a link for PCI video cards.

Pick the card that suites your needs ( Pick those with Direct X 9)
note: The higher, the core clock, The better.
The higher the memory and bit, the better.

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PCI Three (two available) PCI Express One (available) you can use a compatible pci or pci xpress video card to upgrade your system to a better video card check compatibility with yur media center PC.
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