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How Do I Know What Graphics Card I Need????

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November 27, 2013 4:26:53 PM

I have a IBM ThinkCentre S50 8429-KG7 (its old I know, i swear this is not my fault) anyway i need to upgrade the graphics adapter and i have an integrated Intel (R) 82865G Graphics Controller! According to the manufacturer's website (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID...) i have two PCI 175mm length, 106.68mm height slots... so can i upgrade? and if so is there any particular specs i need to pay attention to if i am to find a graphics card?

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November 27, 2013 4:30:04 PM

With an old system like that your only option would be with overpriced PCI non express cards

Here's an 8400 GS PCI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or these pricier 5450 cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Even if you're upgrading for better video playback etc. you'd do yourself a favour with investing in a worthy upgrade with a budget AMD APU system
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November 27, 2013 4:32:57 PM

Due to your 200w PSU and SFF case you will be hard tried to find anything that will work. The best option is an HD 7750 (low profile), they can run off the PSU and fit in the case but I don't see anything pointing to a PCI-E slot being available. You may want to consider upgrading as it would be cheaper than finding a GPU to run in that antique.
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November 27, 2013 4:36:13 PM

That is PCI, not PCI-E
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November 27, 2013 4:38:55 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
That is PCI, not PCI-E


Yeah, I missed that it was PCI and was too lazy to go back and edit my post as you had already answered. ;) 


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November 27, 2013 4:50:33 PM

Laziness ftw :) 
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