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Graphics upgrade hi i have a compaq d530s and would like to upgrade the graphics i have 32bit with 94mb but i cant find help on the net to solve this please can you help,thanx owen

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  • irishblue May 27, 2008

    hi i have the small form factor one wich is not a tower

  • irishblue May 29, 2008

    hi could i use a pci card as it has to slots for this

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010


    This is a Tower PC you are asking about? It only hasa 8x AGP support which is okay. So let me know which model you have as the limitations of the slim and compact desktop version differ. Next would be your budge as there aren't that many AGP cards being made anymore.




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Thanks for your response on the form factor. I will get back to you shortly once I look over the specs on your machine and can give you a succinct answer. It won't take long. Please be patient.


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    Glenn Rogers May 27, 2008


    Below is the link at HP who owns the Compaq brand for your model and it gives extensive information on opening your computer case and removing the the expansion card cage and then removing the current "Low Profile" AGP card if you have one. Yours probably doesn't but may have one. I think yours is hard soldered onto the motherboard.

    In any case go here and read through the entire document so you know what and how to remove your case cover and then the expansion cage so you can first determine if you have an AGP card already or not. There will be expansion card receptacles. The brown one is for the AGP graphics card and the white ones are for PCI expansion cards. In the PDF reader, which you may have to download and install from Adobe Acrobat, there is a link on the toolbar to "Save a Copy" do that and save it to an easy to find location, such as your desktop or My documents. You will want to access it later and probably print the entire thing for reference later.

    The document has detailed information on removing an AGP card if you have one installed.

    Read through this and I will send you a link to a "low profile" AGP card appropriate for your machine.



  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 27, 2008


    Here are the links to a graphics card you will love.
    I have one in an older PC of mine and it is great. You need a low profile card so this card can take a low profile bracket kit located here. Both are from who has a fine reputation for handling bad shipments and dead on arrival problems although I don't think you'll experience this. Again, be certain to read the pdf file on how to open your case and remove the expansion cage.
    Use the pdf as a guide for installing this card and the small form factor bracket kit will give you instructions on how to install it as well.


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 29, 2008

    Yes, you could use a PCI card but your PC supports 8x AGP with is to say 8 times the speed of the first generation AGP card spec. The AGP bus is bigger and doesn't share room with other pci devices that include your mouse and keyboard. So for gaming it is the choice to make.

    I have one of these PCI cards and it is quite sufficient. The vendor Zip Zoom Fly is very reputable and ships at a fair rate and quickly. They have a 30 day refund policy so if you buy here, install the card as soon as possible and if there is a real problem they'll take it back and ship another one to you.

    As always whatever you buy don't hesitate to get a hold of me by scrolling through the Experts list from our home page and you'll find me listed just click for assistance and I'll be glad to give it.

    Regards and glad to have fix ya.

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 30, 2008

    Just remember this needs to be low profile so if the PCI card is too long, get a hold of XFX and tell them what you need. They are great on warranties and customer service.

    Regards and thanks for using Fix ya. Get a hold of me anytime.



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