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VIDEO UPGRADE MY MOTHERBOARD HAS PENTIUM 4 300GHZ,ATI 256 INTERGRATED GRAPHICS.I HAVE ONE PCI-EX16 EXPANSION SLOT,CAN ANYONE SUGGEST A CARD UPGRADE TO PLAY RECENT GAMES ?

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Well, this pretty much comes down to how much $ or € or any other currency you're willing to spend as well as what games you're most likely to play.

If you don't wanna spend a fortune but still get a very good and reasonable performance, you could try GeForce 7600 GT or 7800 GT [7800 GT being better]. Both of these can be had quite cheaply these days. If you want something even more powerful that doesn't require you to sell a kidney on E-bay, then try GeForce 8800 GT, more precisely MSI NX8800GT-OC. Compared to ordinary 8800GT's, this one's beefed up just a bit more. Alternatively - if you can find that specific mode - almost any would do; still, I'd recommend Asus EN8800GT.

As you may have noticed, I've suggested only nVidia cards: I've never been too much into ATI + nVidia is leading the race these last few months. However, if you want to swing ATI way, then instead of 7800 GT find yourself a some ATI 1950 XT or whatever they call it. It is roughly equivalent to the 7800.

For high end ATI's, look for 3850 HD or something akin to that - there's a lot of review online.

Remember: read reviews first - shop later.


P.S. Make sure your PCI-Express x16 slot really is a x16 by reading your motherboard manual.

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Hope it helps. Rate me. Thanks.

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Need more information on the exact problem and what and where you downloaded. I assume you are replacing the integrated video adapter with a PCI expansion slot.

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Hi, Is Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 Silence 1GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card capable for my Compaq HP Presario SR2020NX? -thanks a lot.


You mean will the Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 with 1GB of graphics memory, work in a Compaq Presario SR2020NX Desktop PC?

Yes.

The Compaq Presario SR2020NX Desktop PC has a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

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}

Look at the specifications.
Scroll down to the heading - Expansion slots.

Three PCI. (PCI expansion slots)

One PCI Express x16 graphics.

NOTE*
Looking at the motherboard illustration, it is Wrong.
Shows - PCIEX1 (PCI E X1)
According to the specifications it is a PCIEX16 expansion slot. (PCI-E x16)

A PCI-Express x1 slot has 36 contact pins. 18 on each side.

In comparison a PCI slot {White} has 124 contact pins. 62 on each side.

Looking at the photo of the supposed PCI-E x1 slot they show, the black PCI-Ex1 slot is longer than the white PCI slots.

It is a PCI-Express x16 slot with 164 pins. 82 on each side.



The Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 uses a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

So you know the graphics card will fit. Low-profile to boot.

Power requirement:
The Compaq Presario SR2020NX desktop computer comes with a 300 Watt power supply.
(Although in actuality it's more like 70 percent of the maximum rated wattage. 210 Watts)

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)

Regards,
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Will this video card run my motherboard


Yes it will.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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