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06-22-2009 12:51 PM
06-22-2009 02:38 PM
Your graphics should be integrated Intel 915G on the motherboard. You can replace the PCI modem with a low-profile PCI (not PCI-E) graphics card.
There are many low profile card out there but most of the cards extend past the end of the slot and will not fit because of the CD drive and hard drive getting in the way.
There are some out there though...
The other thing you want to be extra careful of is heat. Adding a video card as going to generate more heat. You must find a way to get rid of the heat - not just for the video card, but for the other components inside the case as well. Take extra care to rout cables inside against walls to increase airflow. I've even heard of folks who put louvers on the side panel and upgrade fans.
HP has this on how to open the case... This'll give you an idea of where the card sits.
If you do this, you can go into the BIOS and disable on-board video or set it to auto once the PCI card is installed.
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06-23-2009 03:58 PM