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Adding a video card

I want to add a video card to my new HP mini tower. I bought one through Ebay, but it seems to big. do I need to buy one made just for a mini tower?

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  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    i have a "compaq deskpro en" that work's with the vga port on board but it start to fail, so i did add a video card but it does't work at all ha! I have to clarify that the video card is a "nvidia riva tnt2 64"


  • DgtlPioner May 11, 2010

    What video card, what tower?

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Yes you need to find one or order one from hp or off ebay a normal video card will not work in a mini tower, the ports are to small in a mini

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