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I have no problem except I want faster video for watching hulu! The hulu desktop. Would a real video card work any better compared to the motherboard vid? If so, what is the best and/or cheapest video card I can install without overdoing it? I have 1 gig ram...the rest is orig. ty, k

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A video card with more onboard RAM would help cure the stuttering but it also depends on what you have running in the background. Hope this helps.

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go to hp/compaq web site (download/support) type the model no and download the driver for your video card.

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This is, and the Product Information page for the
Compaq Presario SR1120NX,
(HP bought out Compaq)

On this page,
1.You can click on the Motherboard Specifications heading, (MS6577. It's made by MSI for HP. Giovanni-GL6, Giovanni2-GL6. These are names that HP has given to the motherboard), and get info on the motherboard. There is a list of detailed information, as well as an illustration, and a photo of the motherboard, (Top view)

As you stated, the Maximum Total Amount of ram memory, (DDR Sdram at 266MHz, or 333MHz), is 2GB's. The Maximum Amount for EACH ram slot is 1GB. (Under the Main Memory heading)

Looking down the list further, look at the Slots heading.
Three 32-bit Master PCI Bus Slots.
The expansion slot you have for graphics will be any one of those PCI slots that is open. (Unused)

These are some examples of graphics cards used in a PCI slot,
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Which one to choose?
I would advise something like a Radeon 9250 for your computer.
(VisionTek is one company that carries this ATI graphics card)

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Ram may not be compatible with the motherboard. Best to contact the maker when upgrading components.

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Recently I needed to replace a video card on a older computer. This was a 2.8ghz desktop with a single P4 processor. Was pretty good when it was new but didn't seem to be able to handle some of the newer games and updates to the 3d cad programs I use. I figured I was going to have to go buy a new machine to get something that would be good enough. Boy was I wrong about that.

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If you don't really want to spend the money on a new computer, consider about upgrading just the video card with one of the newer generation video cards. It will make a new machine out of your computer.

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