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Adding a graphics card

I have a Compaq Presario SR1719UK, I want to upgrade the graphics card, but there is no card visable in the slots. I therefore assume the system has a built in Graphics card which I believe is ATI Radeon Xpress 200 graphics. Will it be straight forward to add a Geforce 8500GT 1GB DDR2 (apart from changing the power supply to 400w and adding 1 GB RAM?)

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You should be OK with the graphics card as long as you choose a PCI-e version. If you are confident enough to change the power supply and the RAM you are OK to do a graphics card. If your power supply is at least 350W you should be OK. The HP website does not specify what the power supply is so I cant advise on this. The graphics you mention is not graphics but the chipset on the motherboard. If you seat the graphics card securely without too much force and then power up your pc and load the drivers from the disk which comes with the card you should have no problems.

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Video card upgrade compatibility for compaq presario sr1900 nx with windows 7 sp1 installed


All the information for your computers motherboard can be found here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00714521&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3190727#N534

The motherboard has a x16 PCI Express Video Card slot , so you should be able to put any PCI Express Video Card into this system. I would however refrain from putting something extremely powerful in there as you will encounter issues with the weak power supply in the system (Unless you upgrade the power supply too)

All modern video cards are PCI Express :)

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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,
joecoolvette

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I own a compaq presario 6450nx and I would like to upgrade it. like adding more ram and replace the cpu if its posible, what could be the suggestion?


This is info on your motherboard:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07843
Your system comes with Intel P4 2.53 GHz processor and 512MB ram. total ram could be 1GB, bt adding another 512MD stick. You have Socket 478 and processor would be up to you. The system comes with a 200w power supply so, in an upgrade, you should up the power supply. You have an AGP expansoin slot and, you could upgrade to a graphics card but again, power supply is only 200w. The system as it stands is not Windows 7 compatible. If you incraesed your ram and got a graphics card, you would get better performance.

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Your computer has an integrated graphic card inside the motherboard itself. (NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE) so it will be a little chip on the board itself and not a card. You can add on a video card into one of the PCI express slots that came on the computer but I would suggest upgrading your computers power supply as it only came with a 250 watt one.

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Need a manual for Compaq Presario SR1130NX manual


1) Compaq Presario SR1130NX > HP Support > Main page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=425917&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=8&submit.x=5&lang=en&cc=us

In the list go to the right, and click on > Manuals

On the Manuals page;

1) Quick Setup Poster 2 is a diagram of how to connect the computer up.

2) Getting Started Guide is essentially a User Manual

3) Compaq Presario Desktop Products - Upgrading and Servicing Guide;
Describes how to;

A) Open the computer case
B) Replace a Harddrive, or Optical Drive
C) Removing and replacing Ram Memory
D) Adding Add-In Cards in an expansion slot
E) Replacing the CMOS Battery. (CR2032)

4) Part Replacement Guide;
Describes how to;

A) Replace an Optical Drive
B) Replace a Harddrive
C) Replace an Expansion Card (Add-In Card)
D) Replace a Diskette Drive (Floppy Disk Drive)
E) Replace the Power Supply
F) Replace the RAID Controller Card
G) Replace the 6-in-1 Memory Card Reader

Back in the Main menu clicking on Product information > Product specifications > Product Specifications, details out the Compaq Presario SR1130NX specifications.

Clicking on Product information > Product specifications > Motherboard Specifications, A7V8X-LA (Kelut)
details out the motherboard specifications, and at the bottom shows a motherboard illustration and photo.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00069442&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=425917&lang=en

The Processor socket is a Socket A. Also known as a Socket 462,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_A

Processor's, and maximum processors supported, are shown in the specifications.

The motherboard chipset is a VIA KM400A, and VIA VT8237
(Northbridge chip = VIA KM400A. Southbridge chip = VIA VT8237)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A

Ram Memory supported is DDR Sdram at either 266MegaHertz, or 333MHz
PC2100 and PC2700 respectively.

2GB Maximum TOTAL Amount
2 ram memory slots.
EACH slot has a Maximum Amount of 1GB.

The graphics expansion slot is an AGP.
(Accelerated Graphics Port)
Uses AGP 8X graphics cards.

Power Supply uses is an ATX form factor.
Approximately 6 inches Wide, 5-1/2 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.
Guessing here but it's either a 250 Watt unit, or 300 Watt unit.
Probably made by Bestec, or Delta, or HiPro.

If the above is not what you had in mind, please post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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