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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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SOURCE: I need a list of compatible video cards that can be installed to upgrade the computer to make it run smoother and assist with games, I also need to know what processors can be installed in it ato upgr

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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