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Video and sound card

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I just purchased a Gateway 310s desktop. I would like to upgrade the video and sound card but I do not know which ones are compatible. I know very little about computers and so I do not want to purchase the wrong components. I will not play any video games but I plan on getting a 22" widescreen lcd (1680x1050) and I often like to watch movies on it. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hey there kytrex


ill be very glad to assist you for your upgrade on your Gateway s desktop.

however, id like you to install this first here.

this is belarc advisor which it will give you a detailed specification of your system. please post the details after belarc has finished as this will determine what type of videocard and sound card will be compatible for your pc.

you can ask me later or post to mew rather later on when youve done with the details.

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USB 3.0 upgrade


You might need to upgrade you graphics card.

USB 3.0 is the newest connection port upgrade, arriving on the market in 2010.
The cable port connection is far superior to the USB 2.0 port, as it is able to transport up to 5 gbps (gigabits per second), instead of the previous version's max speed of 480 mbps (megabits per second).

However, most computers do not yet have this connection port installed, in which case you are left to upgrade your own computer system to the newer, faster connection method.

Turn off your computer, then disconnect all of the cables running into the computer.
Remove the Phillips screws from the back side of the computer.

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.

Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.

This unlocks the case, allowing you access to the interior of the system.
Slide open the computer case.

Inside the middle is a longer circuit board.
This is the motherboard of the computer.

On the back side of the motherboard, facing the rear of the computer, are PCI card slots.
These allow you to install additional hardware onto the computer.

Slide the USB 3.0 connection port into one of the open PCI card slots, then push down the plastic levers along each side of the slot to lock the card into place.

Close the computer cover, then tighten the Phillips screws and reattach the cables.
Power on the computer, then insert the driver installation CD into the disc drive of the computer.

Once the installation wizard loads, follow the prompts of the wizard to install the drivers.
Restart the computer once finished and the USB 3.0 connection ports are ready for use.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/186566/usb_30_finally_arrives.html
Compatible graphics cards for Gateway Computers

Just as a processor handles data and a sound card outputs sound, your computer's video card is responsible for processing graphics and displaying them on your monitor.

The video cards manufacturers build into computers typically have enough power for the average user, but it may be necessary to upgrade your video card for better performance in games or graphics heavy applications.

Understand which types of video cards are compatible with your Gateway computer and learn about all your options.
PCI Express Graphics Cards

Many newer Gateway computers have a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express slot in which you can add any PCI Express compatible video card.

These devices range from budget cards suitable for everyday tasks to high end models for gaming that cost hundreds of dollars.

AGP Graphics Cards

Older Gateway computers likely have an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot for AGP compatible cards.

The AGP bus provides sufficient bandwidth for high performance graphics cards, but the technology is no longer in use and AGP cards are difficult to find.

PCI Video Cards

Nearly all Gateway computers should have at least one PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) slot regardless of age.

This slot has enough bandwidth to support a wide range of peripherals like sound cards and modems, but is not suitable for high end video cards.

You can find a number of low and mid-range cards for PCI slot computers, however.

USB Video Cards

USB video cards are also compatible with Gateway computers sporting USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports.

These external cards sit outside the computer and allow you to connect additional monitors to your system.

They are a good option for people who feel uncomfortable working inside computers.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371083,00.asp
How to buy a video card

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/support/default.aspx
Gateway Support
Upgrade My Video Card on My Gateway Desktop

Gateway desktops are affordable computers, but they often do not come with top-of-the-line video cards.
Computer games may run slowly or not at all on your Gateway desktop.

One way to solve this problem is to upgrade the video card.
Video cards come in PCI, PCI-E and AGP interfaces, so you should be able to find a video card upgrade no matter what Gateway desktop model you have.

Click "Start" and right-click "My Computer."
Select "Properties" from the menu that appears.

Go to the "Hardware" tab.
Choose "Device Manager."

Click the plus sign next to the Device Manager entry listed "Display Adapters."
Find your graphics card in this list.

Double-click it.
Go to the "Drivers" tab and click "Uninstall Drivers."

Click "OK" to confirm the uninstallation process.
Shut your Gateway desktop down.

Pull the power cable out of the back.
Look at the back of the Gateway computer tower for screws on the right side panel or on top of the case for a cover release handle.

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I know a Asus 7770 2GB works great with this pc. For some reason I couldn't get a Nvdia GTX 650 Ti to work on this computer. I would plug it in I wouldn't get anything on my television or audio. I recomend you purchasing the Asus 7770 2GB because I have it and I can play all my games on Ultra settings including Battle Field 3. Of course you would have to upgrade your power supply to at least 500 watts. Hope this helps, if anyone can solve my 650 Ti issue it would be a big help. Thanks guys I hope you have a great day!

Nov 15, 2012 | Gateway PC Desktops

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I installed a DDR pc2700 into my gateway 310S, it did not respond, how do I get it to respond?


Heres the specs for that model PC

Memory Type: DDR PC2700, DDR (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 1GB
Slots: 2
Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700 with a maximum of 512MB per slot.*
Maybe its time to upgrade the PC.....cheers from Scott

Sep 18, 2011 | Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop

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I need to know what are my options if i want to upgrade my gateway 500gr. Mamory, video card, power supply? what else can i do?


If your computer is more than 4 years old and you want a faster computer with a high end graphics card for games, RAM and larger hard disk and Windows 7, then I would seriously consider buying a new computer. You don't need to purchase a new monitor (keep your existing one), this will reduce the costs.
An upgraded old computer would not be as good as a new one, when you consider the costs and time involved with replace hardware and installing Windows on a larger hard drive, device drivers and programs etc.

Dec 02, 2009 | Gateway 500GR PC Desktop

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Video Card


Without knowing the extent of your experience with PCs that's nothing but a guess really, but, yes it is possible, and is actually an easy task to learn with. I would suggest browsing for tutorials or techsites like this one and learn as much as possible before ever trying it. One little mistake can be expensive, but as you get to know your machine you will probably find yourself doing a lot of different upgrades.

It wouldn't hurt to check Google or even your PC manufacturer site to see if these are regular occurences with their products. If so you can replace other small parts while you have it torn apart. Though it is recommended that you only change one thing at a time and test for a while to assure no problems. Some puters are finicky about different parts. I've had it happen with network cards, video cards, and even new hard drives that just wouldn't work. They all worked fine in a different system but it's one of those things that are not predictable and can happen!

I would suggest a good upgrade and/or building a PC guide if you are not sure about what you are doing. An I hope you are successful if you do try it!

Jul 20, 2008 | Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC

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Monitor went blank


Let's try to isolate the problem:

-If possible try both monitors on a different computer.

-does the computer makes any sound when you turn it on?... do you get any image at all when you turn it on?

Jun 28, 2008 | Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop

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Case for gateway 310s series


Hey jbulldogst,

According to information provided by the manufacturer, the Gateway 310S (2900621) uses a 4-bay micro tower.

If you'd like any additional information on the original factory specifications, I've provided a link to Gateway's support page below:

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/310_Series/2900621/2900621sp4.shtml

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 12, 2008 | Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop

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Video card for the gateway 507gr


Yes, your computer specifically supports:

PCI Express 16x and
PCI Express 1x

The 16x is the long one and the 1x is the reallly short one. Most likely the card that you get will fit the big slot. Be careful not to upgrade too high though, because if you do you may have to upgrade your power supply as well. Ask someone at gateway or a local shop for a recommended card for your system.

Apr 23, 2008 | Gateway 507GR PC Desktop

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Computer is not booting


Open the case and try to rester CMOS SETTINGS
Or:
check ram
hdd
and PW ( POWER SUPLY )

Oct 30, 2007 | Gateway 310S (2900621) PC Desktop

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Video card upgrade


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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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