how can i find out which graphics card are compatible with my pc
I have a graphics card that i bought
the graphics card i bought is: HIS HD2600XT 2X DUAL LINK DVI 512 MB GDDR3 (128-BIT)
- My computer is a: HP Pavillion a1340n
- Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz 3.20GHz
32-bit operating system
- Power Supply is: HP-D3057F3R
umm i dont understand what info u need about the power supply but ill just write down what it says inside my computer
-AC INPUT(47-63Hz): 100-127v/8A
DC OUTPUT: +5V --/25a +12v--/19a
+3.3v -- /18A -12V--/.8A
i think this is the power supply exact..not sure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is my computer compatible with the graphics card? Thanks.
It depends on 3 things.
1. We physically need to know what type of slot your motherboard has available for a add-in or upgraded graphics card (GPU)
2. The type of Power Supply (PSU) your system has. More power graphics cards require more powerful PSU's to run them.
3. We basically need to know the rest of your computer hardware, make and model of the system, what type of processor, how much memory do have, what OS are you using, and how you use your PC, what are you expecting to gain from the Graphic card upgrade?
Once we know all that, then we can let you know what types or suggestions of cards would benefit you, your machine, and meet your expections.
That video card definitely will not work. It's not compatible with the connection types in your system.
To be honest, you're about due for an update for the whole PC really.
What is it you want to do with this computer once you get a video card in it? It's old enough that even with the best video card you can make work with it, it's not going to play modern games very well.