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I need help with my graphics card situation.


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I want to upgrade my current graphics card situation but I have a mini tower so it seems my options are limited. I was looking around and found a graphics card for mini towers but I am still unsure if I will still have enough physical space. I just recently realized that I wasn't even using the graphics card that is on my computer as is (I had to switch computer cases and I got really frustrated and just accepted what was readily available). I bought a DVI to VGA adapter, but it turned out that it was the incorrect DVI end. I have the worst luck with computers and was wondering if anyone could help me with what I should do.

I can give specs on my computer if needed, I just don't know which ones I should put here now...
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:welcome: faniggler

You need to provide information about your computer, this includes is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is provide the model name or series number (not serial) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.

Cautionary note: SFF (small form factor) cases often have smaller less powerful PSUs (power supply units) which do not provide enough power output to support decent add on video cards.
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Well my computer case is a HP COMPAQ DC7700 SMALL FORM FACTOR PC

Is there something I can do about the power supply?
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Is there something I can do about the power supply?


Sorry no, the present PSU is specifically for your PC, see http://www.palmtechn...t/view/id/3806/
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So do I have no options?
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So do I have no options?


Replacing the case and PSU.

(I had to switch computer cases and I got really frustrated and just accepted what was readily available).

Tell us more about this, as in what happened.
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Well I am not 100% sure as to why EXACTLY I needed to switch cases but I'll try to explain it. I had a hp mini tower I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the tower but it was a newer hp mini tower. I believe it just got a virus. The easiest and shortest route that was available was to switch towers. I think the reason was the motherboard was the issue so I switched towers and motherboards. Again I'm not 100% sure so I apologize for sounding like a noob.

My original tower (with everything stock/out of the box) was a lot better than this it seems. I had to switch because I needed my computer for classes.
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Just a FYI, a MB does not get a virus.
Malware hides on your HDD and other storage devices and from there it causes anomalous behavior from your other hardware and software, a rather basic explanation and a malware tech could obviously explain it more appropriately.
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Like I said, I'm not entirely sure as to why I had to switch. But I did. I think I may just end up waiting on doing anything with this computer. Unless... How hard would it be to take everything out of this computer and just put it in a bigger tower so I could have the space for a regular graphics card?
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This will help http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ courtesy of Troy and Artellos respectively :thumbsup:
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