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CAN I UPGRADE MY VIDEO CARD


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i wanted to know if could upgrade my video card?
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these are my specifications:
os windows 7 home premium64bit (6.1, build 7600)
gateway
system model SX2802
bios default system bios
processor Intel® Core™2 QuadCPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHZ(4CPUs),~2.5GHz
Memory 6144mb ram
page file 1816mb used, 10399mb available
Direct X 11
645/643 express chipset
1695mb
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Is this the system you are referring to? EDIT: Didn't see you list specs... sorry.

os windows 7 home premium64bit (6.1, build 7600)
gateway
system model SX2802
bios default system bios
processor Intel® Core™2 QuadCPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHZ(4CPUs),~2.5GHz
Memory 6144mb ram
page file 1816mb used, 10399mb available
Direct X 11


According to Gateway.com your system's specs says:

Video Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X45008
[AND]
Available Expansion Slots Available: 1 - PCI-E x16, 0 - PCI-E x1


You currently have onboard video (from your motherboard), but you have one available PCI Express x16 slot, so yes you can upgrade to a better dedicated video card. However the case is a small form factor, you may need a card that comes with a smaller PCI Bracket. Small Bracket vs. Normal Size Bracket.

Are you wanting better graphics during gaming or what?

Edited by Ferrari, 02 March 2010 - 03:37 PM.

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i went to a website to watch a soccer game and it looks blury, not clear. I have a brand new monitor, samsung 22 inch lcd,
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Well that could depend on a lot of things. Was the game offered in HD 1080 or 720? The video could have been just uploaded so it will be blurring if it is still processing. Do other videos look blurry when watching youtube in HD? It could be shotty video recording to begin with. Who knows...

Does this video look blurry to you? Canon Rebel T2i HD 1080p Test #1 by SoldierKnowsBest. Make sure to click on 1080 or 720 HD... SEE IMAGE BELOW.

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Also, before or after that, doesn't matter... go to http://www.speedtest.net/ and click on a city near you and a city far from you, what are your results?

Let me know.
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Posted Image
ping 178ms
upload 0.24 ms/s
download 1.05mb/s

the video did not look blurry.
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Well your internet speeds aren't the fastest I've seen, but the fact that you watched the video I linked to in HD and didn't report any problems tells me that the soccer game video must of just been uploaded, a bad upload, or just shot with a bad quality camera to begin with.

Also, if this signal was being redirected from a live feed onto a stream of some sorts along with a great distance between you and the original source, quality will drop dramatically. It's not even close to being the same as watching a DVD in example.

Edited by Ferrari, 02 March 2010 - 04:21 PM.

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Another thing I just thought of, can you link me to the video? I'll check it out on my end, and see what it looks like to me. Also, you do the same, see if it's gotten better.
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http://www.tvchannel...ca-Juniors.html
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Thank you. That video was pretty blurry in small mode, and when I went full screen it was really really bad. It's the video, not your card. Since you were able to watch the video I linked you to in HD, there really isn't much need to upgrade the video card unless you were into gaming like Crysis, or Call of Duty, etc... or doing some video editing or graphic design.
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Thank you for your help!
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You're Welcome :)
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:) :) :)
Good job guys and a quick resolution.

Edited by rshaffer61, 02 March 2010 - 06:10 PM.

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