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07-14-2011 06:25 PM
i have HP Pavilion Slimline s3700y Desktop PC and i wanna upgrade my pc.
i wanna change the case, video card and powersupply. And i need help with choosing that video card because that my motherboard could not support my video card.
i need 1gb memory video card but when i choosing video card there is a pci express x16 and pci express 2.0 x16 what's different about that? and what's SLI thing? and GDDR5 or GDDR3 what is it? and 256-bit or 128-bit? can u explain to me?
If u wanna see my motherboard click here
And thank you
07-14-2011 06:40 PM
Since this post is under the gaming topic then you must want to do gaming. Is that correct?
Your stated requirements to change the cabinet, power supply, video card might be rather expensive and you still would be using your old motherboard, processor and memory. You would need to find a cabinet that would accomodate the bolt pattern of a HP mini-iTX motherboard which is not a good motherboard for gaming. Even if you do all of this you may still face a processor and memory replacement.
I would recommend that your consider a replacement PC.
07-15-2011 03:15 AM
>and what's SLI thing?
>and GDDR5 or GDDR3 what is it?
>and 256-bit or 128-bit?
>can u explain to me?
Did you ever heard about wikipedia?
Your mainboard seems to have 1.0, but 2.0 cards are downward compatible (as Wiki says, too)
>i wanna change the case, video card and powersupply
Well, a full replacement was already suggested.
07-15-2011 01:30 PM
Hello therevnyga!: I 'll try to explain what all of those terminology
PCI Express 2.0 is a extensioof the original spec which extends the bandwith so that you can play the latest video games without the PC slowing down & crashing
SLI is technolgy which enables you to run 2 to 4 videocards on the same computer but it takes a pretty powerful PSU to do it
also for more gaming prowess
GDDR3 & GDDR5 is fast memory & even faster memory (5 is tthe fastest currently)
the last one I'not sure of
hope this helps yoy
07-15-2011 07:05 PM
i am think that motherboard, memory and all other things (except case, video card, and powersupply). i will change after i got case, video card and powersupply so do can i transfer slimline desktop to other large case and changing powersupply and video card? I am thinking i can do that but i need help with video card how best way to choose my video card?
07-17-2011 10:03 AM
Im sorry but I think (if, as you said, you are planning to replace "all the other things" e.g. CPU/RAM/HDD+more) that you are far better off just building/buying a new rig. Sorry that it doesn't answer the original question but to me it seems way easier and far more practical. Probably cheaper, too.
Also, if you were planning to build a new computer and just slot your old hard drive in, I am pretty sure that will not work. Motherboards have "tattooing" on them that basically binds that copy of windows on your hard drive to the hardware that you have hooked up. When you try to boot after you upgraded your hardware it won't work. Sorry.
07-18-2011 02:38 AM
@Henry - no he want to change only case, video card, and powersupply.
As said before it`s tricky with your Mini-ITX board.
You have to find a case for it.
As you can see you have at max an ATX psu with 300W.
That's very few for a big video card.
You also need the space for it, so maybe if the case also supports Micro-ATX, then you have more luck.
>i need help with video card how best way to choose my video card?
First you have to know what you want to play with - then check the graphical requirements (from producer, user forums [of the game]}.
Check which psu and card you can put into your new case.
Decide which manufacturer you want - ati or nvidia.
How much do you want to pay for?
All this questions we can't answer for you ...
07-20-2011 12:37 PM
PS: as for 128bit vs. 256 bit is similar to either a 128 lane highway & a 256 lane one the wider this spec you'll have twice as much performance with the former vs. the latter
hope this helps in sorting out the video cards