I have a 2nd computer (dell optiplex gx 620) and it doesn't have a "room" for a graphic card. I have checked it..
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No, there are 3 types of add on GFX card, the oldest and possibly least used nowadays is the PCI type followed by the AGP type of the 1980s and early 1990s and now the most popular type in use today is the PCI-E X16, this type of card comes in different version numbers ver 1.0, ver 1.1, ver 2.0 and ver 2.1, most of these cards are backwards compatible ie a ver 2.0 card can work in a MB with a ver 1.1 slot but a ver 1.0 GFX card will not work correctly if at all in a MB with a ver 2.0 slot.
Are all graphic cards compatible with all motherboards?
You are welcome, I am happy if I can help others
Thanks for the answer
Here is a link to your MB manual it tells you what is compatible and it says any add on PCI-E GFX card must be the low profile type; http://support.dell....0.htm#wp1130169
So if I want to buy a graphic card, what do I need to do? Check my motherboard for compatibility
You will always get different and often avoiding answers (like from me) on this issue, the same with Intel Vs AMD and Dual core Vs triple core Vs quad Vs six core!
What's the best processor? Inter core i3, i5, i7
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Partially correct, check what processors are compatible with your MB and then do some research to establish what is the best available CPU for the MB and if it is within your budget, you will obviously need to check the box before you purchase to make sure it is the correct item but you can only do this in store it is not possible to do online.
If I want to buy a processor too, shall I check on it's box if it's compatible with my motherboard?
Normally this is correct but there are occasions when everest cannot, OEM or unbranded MBs for instance.
The program "everest" can tell me all about my motherboard right?
No problem whatsoever, I joined the forum seeking assistance myself, because after visiting a local comp store it was obvious the guy there was driven by money, I got the best advice free of charge from GTG Techs rshaffer61 and makai so I decided to try and put something back by assisting others if I can, the bonus is I am always learning something myself
Sorry if the questions are too many, but I can't help it when I know that someone can answer me and learn from him
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