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How to figure out if my video card is compatible

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 29, 2012 2:50:50 PM

My computer is an hp pavilion media center m8120n TV PC that I've had for god knows how long ( I want to upgrade the graphics card in hope that I can play some more modern games my current upgraded video card is a GeForce 8400 GS, I'm looking to upgrade to a GeForce 9800 GT but I don't know if they're compatible
a c 182 U Graphics card
December 29, 2012 3:45:48 PM

Yes 9800gt will work. Can you tell your budget for gpu as we can reccommend some other.
a b U Graphics card
December 29, 2012 3:55:25 PM

Since your motherboard has a PCIE slot then yes, you could run a 9800 GT, you could even run a GTX 690 (space & PSU permitting). PCIE is backwards compatible.

Edit: A Radeon 7750 would be a better option as it's slightly faster than a 9800 GT but I don't think it warrants the extra $30. As ASHISH65 already implied, a lot is determined by your budget.

GeForce 9800 GT $57
Radeon 7750 $87
Radeon 7770 and Antec 450W PSU $141