Hello, I'm fairy computer stupid especially when it comes to hardware. My question is, from what I've been told, you can't just simply buy any graphics and put it in a motherboard. So how do you know what graphics card to get?
I have no idea what motherboard I have nor do I know how to find out. I do, however, know that I have an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card if that helps at all.
I'm also having the same problem with memory sticks
I am sure you didn't build that system yourself. You must have something like Dell, HP, Acer, etc. If so, which model is it? If no, you may check the box or manual of the motherboard and tell me what the model is by finding it.
The CPU will bottleneck most GPUs you put in it. What games do you play? (if you plan on playing games, more like, what do you plan on doing) Also, you will need a new PSU. As for the RAM, if you have it, you know what it looks like. There should be two clips, one on each end on of the slot the RAM fits into. Undo those clips by just pulling them back, align the RAM, and push it into place. That's basically what you would do with the GPU too. Just, there is only one clip. After you install the GPU, screw it in the back. After that's all done and it is in the machine, install the GPU drivers off the website. After that, disable to iGP in the BIOS and call it a day.
Expansion Slot(s) 1.0 (total) / 0.0 (free) x Processor - Socket AM2,
4.0 (total) / 0.0 (free) x PCI Express x16 - DIMM 240-pin,
1.0 (total) / 0.0 (free) x PCI Express x1,
1.0 (total) / 2.0 (free) x Memory,
0.0 (free) x PCI
I'm guessing you don't have a slot to install a video card.
If you already have 4GB of memory, 4 more won't help.
Save your $$$
I guess I should have mentioned that. The problem I'm having that is causing me to want a new graphics card and/or memory sticks is that I like having multiple programs running at once. .nothing too major usually just itunes and firefox with 4+ tabs open and I also like to play games like WoW and some of the newer stuff without having to have lag/slow down