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11-18-2010 09:57 AM - edited 11-18-2010 10:02 AM
Got a customer with the above computer and the motherboard is the Asus PTGD-LA. . When I searched on the serial
number to the graphics card I came up with a Ati radeon 480xt 256mb.
The graphics card is dead........and I would like to buy something that will work on this old mobo.
It doesn't have to be a beasty ...just something that will work....sorry said that already...:LOL
Can anyone give some info as to what will work?
I have only two Asus cards that are EN8400gs 512mb and they wont work....
Update! Just been told that the graphics card was a ATI Radeon X850XT, PCI-Express...still dead mind...:LOL
11-18-2010 03:55 PM
Bookie, I would think that the major hurdle for upgrading the video card is the PSU. I believe that it is no doubt in the range of 250W. As you know, this is not going to power a barn-burner. However, one of the older cards should work fine. I normally suggest older PNY cards for under powered computers. They are fair cards and smaller in size. Also, they seem to require less power to operate properly. All manufacturers overrate the power requirements of their cards to protect themselves. Personally, I like XFX cards. One of the reasons is that XFX most generally tells in their specs the minimum amount of wattage required. The other manufacturers make you dig for it, if it is even available.
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11-18-2010 10:58 PM - edited 11-18-2010 10:59 PM
OK! Thanks for the info.....little correction from my end...My customer came to me with a computer that had processor fan going at full pelt. On closer inspection - I found that the CPU fan system was broken. OK i mean it had a heatsink that was supported on the back of the mobo.
The strange thing (never seen before) was that the two of the plastic mount legs were broken and the other cracked? It seems that someone had put too much pressure on the screws.....?
The customer swears that no one has fiddled with the computer....
Anyway, waffling here....been known I had the board on a test plate to try a new heatsink to see how the processor was doing and didn't notice that the PSU was only 250W output....LOL
The customers one is, hovever, 400W output...going to retry my graphics with his PSU and if that doesn't work I will look for am older card like you mentioned.
Thanks for your help.
Got my brain working....not easy for old farts like me....