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mlc136
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media center m7060n graphic card

 

My HP Media Center m7060n needs a new graphics card. How do I know which one to get?

specs;

630 pentium 4

1gb PC2-3200 DDR2 SD Ram

200gb 7200 rpm serial ata hard drive

 

Any sugestions would be appreciated.

I believe the one it came with is integrated. So I'm not sure how to replace it. Can a new one just be installed and ignore the one that don't work?

Help please! =-)

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Big_Dave
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Re: media center m7060n graphic card

Your PC is nearly 6 years old and it doesn't have a PCI-E or AGP video slot.  You will need a PCI video card. I PCI video card is going to be near the slowest of the video cards.

 

Unplug your PC and open it up. Read the label on the power supply (PSU).  What is the total wattage and the amperage on the 12+ volt bus?  The amount of 12+ volt amperage is important when selecting a video card.

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mlc136
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Re: media center m7060n graphic card

Info on power supply tag.

part # HP D3057F3R

AC input:  100-127V/19A

                    200-240V/4A

DC output: +5V~/25A  +12V~/19A

                    +3.3V~/18A   -12V~/.08A

                    +5VSB~/2A

+5V & +3.3V shall not excede 175W

+5V & +12V shall not excede 268W

max. output power 300W

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Big_Dave
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Look thru these video cards for one that matches up with the size of your PSU and your pocketbook.  I would choose one with a fan.

 

Review the ATI and NVIDIA performance specifications. Look at the memory bandwidth specifications and the DirectX level support.

How to replace a video card.

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-3770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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JNagarya
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Media Center a1253W

Want to upgrade to HDMI card from integrated graphics.  Can't find information anywher on what cards would be compatible.

 

Please provide some minimum degree of support on this issue.

 

 

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Big_Dave
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Re: Media Center a1253W

JNagarya,

 

What model HP PC are you using?

 

Unplug your PC and open it up. Read the label on the power supply (PSU).  What is the total wattage and the amperage on the 12+ volt bus?  The amount of 12+ volt amperage is important when selecting a video card.

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-3770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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JNagarya
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Re: Media Center a1253W

Do you READ!? 

 

See the "Subject" line up there?  My first post on this issue has this "Subject" line --

 

"Media Center a1253W".

 

What does that tell you?

 

As for looking at the PSU: having the model number -- see it up there? -- should be sufficient for you to determine what you need to know on that point..

 

Meanwhile, my question as to video cards which are compatible with that model is unanswered.  Let's BEGIN there, shall we?

 

 

 

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JNagarya
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Re: Media Center a1253W

Do you READ!?

 

See the "Subject" line above?  My first post on this query read, in the "Subject" line,

 

"a1253W".

 

What does that tell you?

 

Having that information should be sufficient to determine what you need to know about the PSU (which can be replaced with one having higher wattage). 

 

Meanwhile, my question as to video cards which are compatible with that model is not answered.  Let's begin there, shall we?

 

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smitz0327
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Re: media center m7060n graphic card

I picked up and Nvidia 8300GS and that does the job for me. It runs the Aero enviroment for Windows Vista and  7 with no problems and you will not need another power supply. I have the same exact computer you have! Not sure if it will run high end video games

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JNagarya
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Re: media center m7060n graphic card

Have you had any driver problems with the nVidia?  I picked up a Sapphire ATI HD 4550 some months ago, and it has caused so many BSoDs, crashes, random reboots that I've yet to accomplish a stable install of Windows 7.  And I've lost count of how many clean installs I've done. 

 

In every instance the install was stable -- until I installed the card and drivers.  Then in the process of researching how to deal with it I discovered there are many having the same problem.

 

That's why I'm looking for card suggestions -- to find one that isn't a nightmare of a headache.

 

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