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Im looking to upgrade my dc5000 sff graphic card and I wanted to know what kind of video card i need etc; pci, pci-express..... And if you have a product that could be used in this computer that would be great. thanks for your time.

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Hi W Matt - Unfortunately your PC has only PCI slots available, no dedicated video slots like AGP or PCI-e.

You can get a PCI card with better/faster graphics than you have but the difference won't be dramatic.

If you want something to run Windows 7 in full graphics (Aero) mode and some games at medium settings I would recommend a card using the Nvidia 8400gs chipset. It's a fairly inexpensive card made by many manufacturers and won't put a strain on your systems small power supply.

You must remember that you need a PCI card that is also a low profile version.

I've created a search for what you need at Newegg (an online seller) and you can view the kind of card you need HERE.

Happy Computing!

Mikeywaf

Posted on May 19, 2011

  • Michael Wafkowski
    Michael Wafkowski May 19, 2011

    P.S. the link I sent you for example cards I looked at again and except for the first card the other prices are crazy. (They do get a premium from you for needing older technology but not that kind of premium!)

    Shop around and if your an Ebay user go there.

    Michael

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http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=C%20Series&model=C6535

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Information on PCI Express,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

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