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What are some graphics cards that are compatible with my computer?
12-31-2012, 09:40 PM
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What are some graphics cards that are compatible with my computer?
My computer is an HP Pavilion a1240n. Yes I know, its an old computer, but im just looking to do some gaming on low graphics till i get my college laptop, which is in july. I upgraded my power supply a while ago so its 300w now. So, what are some graphics cards that will work with my computer? My budget is around 60-70 dollars

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12-31-2012, 09:48 PM
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Yes, it very old and before PCIex slots were used for graphics cards. I believe that particular HP model used the ASUS PTGD-LA motherboard and came with 128MB of integrated graphics. Details here: http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/productdetail...goryid=260

It is an unusual motherboard as it has only PCI slots and no AGP slot [required for a decent standalone graphics card]. There are some older PCI graphics cards available but the only one I can find in USA that might offer any performance upgrade is a 256MB card with the old ATI 9250 chipset, for $50 here: http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Stealth-25...229&sr=8-1

I don't know what performance you will get with games though, as it is so old [but you did ask]
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12-31-2012, 09:48 PM
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Your computer's got 2 free PCI slots so any PCI card will do. Looking on amazon you'll pay less then $20 for one of those e.g.

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12-31-2012, 09:48 PM
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I already answered this with about 40 options for you. You shouldn't bother going to college.
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12-31-2012, 09:48 PM
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You PC only has 2 PCI slots. Unfortunately, PCI is horrendously slow for video cards, at 33Mhz, it's only practical for 2D, and 3D games from 1998 or earlier. That's why they replaced PCI with AGP and now it's PCIex x 16.
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