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simjack

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1053wm comp and a Emerson LC320EM1F TV. The desktop comp has intergrated graphics with a VGA monitor outlet. The tv has HDMI, S-Video/Composit Video/Audio{L/R} Imput jacks for VIDEO and Component Video and Audio {L/R} input jacks. I need to know what Video card I could install to use the TV as a monitor. I have tried a VGA to HDMI cable, but gets no video. So I think I will need to add a PCI video card. I would appreciate any help.
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Compaq Presario SR1053wm has an AGP slot to the best of my knowledge and since NVDIA has stop producing AGP card a long time ago I would suggest trying to go with an ATI video cards.

Here are some of the AGP cards ATI makes:

http://www.shopbot.c...e/canada/427895

Please note that you should check the system requirements and if your Power Supply can take a new HD video card some will need a minimum of 450 watts and more is always better.
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Hi simjack, this is the MB that is shown as being in your computer ASUS A7V8Z-LA is this correct?
If yes it has an AGP slot and the choice is not as wide as PCI-E but there are cards that will suit your requirements available, just a word of caution you may need to upgrade your PSU to power the add on card.
Can you 1st confirm the MB details are correct, provide a budget and let us know your PSU details, make and model if you know it.
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The MB is ASUS A7V8X-LA and has an AGP 1 slot. The PSU is HIPRO Model HP-D2537F3R, it's maximum output is 250w. What would be a good card to use? I don't know much about what size or what. I need recommendations of a few to pick from.
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I will look at some cards for you and post the links, the PSU will most likely have to be replaced though.
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Thanks. And if you see some power upgrades I would appreciate if you post it too.
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Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161337 check the details tab and you will see it requires a minimum of a 400W PSU, so I have suggested a 550W Corsair PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004 this will allow enough headroom to provide stable power to the rest of your system and also allow for any additional HDDs etc to be added in the future should you want to.
I will add any additional info via Edit but if you can provide a budget for both the card and PSU I can make the most appropriate suggestions.
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I don't have a fixed budget, but the cheapest I can get it and still work, the better. If it runs very expensive it would be better to just buy a widescreen monitor. The comp does anything I need it to, but the monitor is small screen and very big case. Having just bought this 32in HDTV I thought I would try it as a monitor. I could also use this VGA To HDMI w/ Audio Converter v1.3 Full HD 1080p for less than $100.00.
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From your OP

I need to know what Video card I could install to use the TV as a monitor.

If you tell us what you mainly use the computer for it will give us a better idea, also there is no point in being hooked up to a 32" screen if the GFX card cannot provide the resolution required, you could end up with only a square in the centre of your screen.
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I mostly use the computer for surfing the net, Facebook,playing Farmville, Frontierville and processing Photos. I never play games like WOW.
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This card supports HDTV http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125249 it is a lot cheaper and this is reflected in the fact it only support resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 + I could not find the cards minimum PSU requirements anywhere, something I disapprove of because you could end up purchasing a card only to find out you cannot use it until you upgrade your PSU first.
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