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Need to upgrade graphics card-What should I get?


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abhijitd

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hi,
I need to upgrade my graphics card but i am having a little trouble deciding what I should get. I hvae tried and failed to find out what type of expansion slot, if any, I have (PCI or AGP etc...). Currently I am running an intergrated 64mb video card. Obviously this is no where near good enough for games like FIFA 08. Once I have established the type of slot I have I need help finding out what card I should buy. I am resonably good with computers but all this hardware mumbojumbo has got me confused. I do play games that require good graphics cards but I am not an intense gamer and do not need the BEST graphics card. Hope you can help.
I am running a:
HP Pavilion t320a
512mb Ram
Windows XP (SP2)

Edited by abhijitd, 16 June 2008 - 12:02 AM.

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I cannot find any thing on your computer so heres a couple of pictures of a PCI-E and a AGP slot. Check to see which you have.

PCI-E, the blue slot( can be different colors on different motherboards)

http://www.newegg.co...tel Motherboard

AGP slot

http://content.answe...px-AGP_slot.jpg

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Heres a pretty good pic of the different card slots...Capture.JPG
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sorry for the inconvinience i am not using a HP t320a (doesn't exist) i am using a HP t230a(typo error) sorry again.
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You have a 4X AGP slot on that computer. It is important that you buy a compatable 4X video card for the computer. For the price i think this is the best card you can buy right now. Personally i would think about buying a newer faster computer instead of upgrading this computer. This computer is really too old to do much with.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131014

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Thanks For all your help :)
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