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Video Cards Hello, I am looking to purchase a new video card for my PC, and I have 2 questions. 1. What is the major difference between gddr4 and gddr3? 2. I have looked on my control panel and my PC say I am currently using a PCI slot for my video card, can I use a PCI express in that same slot or no? My computer is a HP pavillion a6238X if that helps, thank you

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After installing new ATI HD4670 video card on my Gateway zx6810 I boot system hear no beeps computer powers on but screen is black


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Is this new video card the only video source on the PC (i.e. there is no other VGA connections on the PC)?

Without knowing the make and model of the PC, I will list the most common issue when replacing the video card in a PC.

1. Connect the monitor to each available VGA connection and boot the computer - to see if any VGA output is working

2. When you find a working VGA output, go into BIOS and change the VIDEO settings to either allow BOTH the onboard and add in video OR allow the add in video only. Save the changes and turn the computer off.

3. Move the video cable to the add in video card, turn the computer on and see if the BIOS is using the new Video card

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I need a recommendation for a video card that will work in a Gateway Performance 733 that originally came with integrated graphics.


That is a pretty old PC to be upgrading, but a new video card might help a bit for video viewing.
Im assuming that it has either only PCI or maybe a 1st gen AGP slot. You would need to open it and find out. Iff all the slots look exactly the same its PCI if the top one is different or even darker brown in color its AGP. now dont get the regualr PCI mixed up with PCI-E (pci-express16x) those will not fix and they are what is mainstream right now in the video card market.

I'd suggest looking on eBay or other online retailers to find a PCI oe AGP card.

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Error in play crysis 2 unsupported videos card


It looks like your card is below the minimum requirements for this game. You will need a faster (newer) card to run this game. It's not surprising, as many of these shooters have very high system requirements, and your 3-4 year old card probably wouldn't cut it even if it did work.

The good news is that a new card will run it faster and look better. Since your old card is PCIE 2.0 compatible, make sure that your new one is also 2.0 compatible. (Unless you know for sure that the mainboard supports PCIE 2.1) PCIE 2.0 cards will work on 2.1 mainboards, but the opposite is not true.

Here is the link to Crysis 2's minimum specs:
http://www.ea.com/crysis-2/blog/pc-specs

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HP slimline 7320 needs larger video card


I checked out the specs on your computer, and it does have a single upgrade slot, of the PCI variety. Don't confuse this with PCIE, which is totally different.
To make it fit in your PC, some video cards come "low profile ready", which means the circuit board is narrow enough, and they include a narrow bracket for mounting in the slim computers. They leave it to you to switch out the bracket, which is usually a couple of screws. Pretty easy to switch out.
There is two major drawback to this suggestion:
  1. PCI is not the preferred connection for graphics cards (it has a slower interface, and thus lacks pretty much all more powerful cards).
  2. You may have to remove an existing card (a modem, or network card, perhaps) to make it available.
If you are a gamer (you want to play 3D games on it), I would hold off and save your pennies for a more capable machine. This is not it.
Otherwise, there are several acceptable (not great, but OK) low profile cards out there. Look for low-profile and PCI in the description. I know newegg has a bunch of different models available in the $35-175 range. Just make sure whatever you get is low profile & PCI.
That should get you going. Let me know if you have other questions.

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I haved downloaded a game called call of duty modern warfare 2 but my video card cant handle it


Hello donayre_jose, You have a really weak graphics card outdated back 2004, you aren't going to be able to play any of the new games not even low settings. I recommend that you purchase new computer with Windows 7.

Good Luck!

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When opening internet explorer computer locks up-freezes. i loose keyboard function.


this could mean that your explorer has gone corrupt.try reinstalling it or updating it to the latest version i.e 8.0

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The game is not compatible with your graphics card


Well there is a possible solution but it is a little tiresome.

1) Install VirtualBox
2) Create a new virtual machine
3) Install your Operating System on the New Virtual Machine

This invalidates your license unless you have multiple licenses available to you - but I am sure if this works you will buy another license

4) VirtualBox will emulate a differnt Video Card... although it may still not be compatible and if it is compatible it may not be powerful enough to support the game anyway. -- but you never know and all this does is take a little time and costs you nothing

5) Install your game
6) Cross your fingers....

If this does not work - you will have to purchase a different Video Card - Go for an nVidia card - keep away from ATIs

Please remember to vote if this is of help to you!

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What graphic card is compatible for my pc?? i have HP PAVILION, g3660d, 2 GB RAM, WINDOW VISTA home basic.I want to play games like Left 4 dead, COD 4....


Well... Windows Vista can be installed on anything. I'm not familiar with your particular PC, but there are two ends to the problem. A) Plug in to PC end. Here there are the PCI-bus, and PCI-E standards. PCI-E comes in many flavors, a tiny tiny connection (1 lane), and a wide connection (>1 lanes? don't remember 8?). Open your PC box and look at the slot closest to the CPU, that is typically the graphics card expansion slot. Take a picture (if you have a camera), note if this slot is "different" from the other slots... it is likey to be. Then you can google PCI-E and PCI connectors to see if you can match them up. If you have a *NEW* pc it's likely you have a PCI-E bus. This is the *faster* solution.
2) Card to monitor. There are multiple ports on many of the new PC graphics cards... from oldest to newest VGA - This is a DB-9 type connector... looks like a oval but is longer on one side than the other. (i.e. not a rectangle). This is the oldest standard. DVI - This is an oval connection.. You can get DVI to VGA adaptors, and some video cards come with them. This will have a series of pins and a "+" cross pin connection on it. HDMI -- The coolest and typically includes sound for direct connection to HDTV. But your monitor may not have this type of port.
So if your looking for a card, look for one that is either PCI-E or PCI based on how old your PC is, and also look at what types of video output connectors it has.. VGA/DVI or HDMI. Most of the newer cards will have HDMI and DVI output with a VGA adaptor. But some don't.
Then... there is the case of a particular card having "issues" with the game you want. If you have time... pick a particular card, then google for "my favorite game" [replace the game with your game name" and the video card with the word problems... to see if anyone has had problems with that particular combo. (I never do that... :()

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what would the price range of the video card would you be looking for?

depending on the price range is depending on the card i would suggest.

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