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Posted 15 October 2011 - 11:37 AM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:03 PM
Welcome to the forum.
I'd say there is little chance to repair that.
What is the make of the computer? Desktop or Laptop?
Edited by zep516, 15 October 2011 - 12:03 PM.
Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:49 PM
An electronics technician may be able to replace the connector, but not likely it will be cost effective.
Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:04 PM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:44 PM
I suspect, if the technician has the part on hand, and everything went smoothly, he (or she) could replace it within 1 hour and therefore charge you 1 hour of labor. And I suspect that would be $60 - $75.
You can get a new card for less than that. And note a new card would likely have a better graphics processor than your current integrated processor (unless you have a newer, higher-end motherboard). But also, since a card comes with its own RAM tweaked for graphics, this would free up the big chunk of system RAM the integrated graphics has snagged, err I mean shares now. In effect, you get a little RAM boost in the process, providing a little over-all performance boost (unless you already have a massive amount of RAM).
You need to determine what type expansion slots you have available. It is almost a certainty you have PCI slots available, but if you have AGP or PCIe, that would be better as they offer better performance. So you need to research the specs on your the exact model number of your computer (or motherboard, if custom built) to see what you have.
This assumes the broken connector is not shorting out any critical circuits. At least make sure the bent pins are not touching any other pins or the shielding.
Posted 15 October 2011 - 04:44 PM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:16 PM
As Digerati pointed out in his post:
Be sure to choose a graphics card that matches the slot type you have in your PC. Before you buy, check out your system specification or documentation to see whether your slot types are PCI, AGP, PCI Express, or a combination.
If you provide us the Make of your computer. Dell, Gateway, or whatever it is, and the associated model # we could help you pick the right Video card.
Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:02 PM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:36 PM
Try this it should locate the model # for you.
This procedure can be used on HP and Compaq desktop computers manufactured between 2000 and 2010.
Press CTRL + ALT + S
While holding down the Ctrl and Alt keys, press the S key on the keyboard.
The Compaq Support Information window appears. This window contains the model number of your HP computer.
Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:45 PM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:55 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:26 PM
H Compaq 2450 microtower
d 2450M/AS12/80 hnd/IT/11f US
hp s/n MXL 8280X53
Thanks for all your help. Not sure when i woill be back on here...hopefully within a few days.
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