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Video Card Compatibility for e2200 question

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Im running an e2200 2.2ghz 64bit system windows 7 professional ( HP Compaq dc5800 Microtower)

and am currently using a Geforce 9600gt and wanted to know what is compatible.

im looking to upgrade to a higher end graphics card and my main concern is some of the better cards wont get full performance out of this system and wanted to know if anyone knew of a gpu that was better than a Geforce 9600GT that this system can take full advantage of as i use this machine for online gaming. please help me out Smiley Happy

 

I hope that makes sense

 

thanks!

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Re: Video Card Compatibility for e2200 question

Windows 7 generates a performance index - under Computer - Properties (with RMB).
What does it say about your system?
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Re: Video Card Compatibility for e2200 question

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Windows index says:

 

Windows 7 Professional service pack 1

 

Rating - 5.4

Processor - Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz  2.20 GHz

Installed Memory (RAM) - 4.00GB

System Type - 64-bit Operating System

 

 

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Re: Video Card Compatibility for e2200 question

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Hi,

 

You are going to need a bigger power supply for a faster video card.

 

Unplug your PC and open it up.  Measure the size of the power supply.  Additionally, inventory each cable coming out of the power supply and look carefully are the ends.  Try to match the ends up with this information.  While the PC is open, measure to see how much room you have for a video card.

 

List out each end and the number of them.

 

Your PC might be able to use a standard ATX power supply but many times workstations use proprietary power supply. 

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Re: Video Card Compatibility for e2200 question

i realize i will need more power and possibly more ram i just wanted to know what the processor and motherboard can handle

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Re: Video Card Compatibility for e2200 question

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Hi,

 

Read through this manual for the Compaq DC5800.  Page 14 will give you the information on installing more memory and which dimms to use.  You should be able to configure up to 8 GB. 

 

Adding more memory will only help some with most modern games.  What you really need is a bigger power supply and a video card to match.  Pending on the game, you might also need a bigger processor. 

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Re: Video Card Compatibility for e2200 question

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thanks for the info on installing ram and stuff but that isnt an issue, the point of the post was what video card is compatible that the processor and motherboard can handle. basically whats better than a geforce9800GT that a 2.2ghz e2200 hp machine can use assuming i have a better power supply and more ram. so please stop suggesting more power and more ram and focus on the topic of the video card please

 

or if someone can direct me to a forum that can answer this question that would work too thanks.

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Hi,

 

I am responding to your comments as you made the point of adding more ram.

 

Please refer back to my previous suggestions to post the type and number of power supply connectors and the dimensions of the existing power supply.

 

Until we can determine if your PC can in fact handle a bigger power supply then it makes no sense to even suggest a different video card.

 

If the information requested is too difficult for you to supply then I would suggest that you take your PC into a competent local PC repair shop.

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Re: Video Card Compatibility for e2200 question


Big_Dave wrote:

Hi,

 

I am responding to your comments as you made the point of adding more ram.

 

Please refer back to my previous suggestions to post the type and number of power supply connectors and the dimensions of the existing power supply.

 

Until we can determine if your PC can in fact handle a bigger power supply then it makes no sense to even suggest a different video card.

 

If the information requested is too difficult for you to supply then I would suggest that you take your PC into a competent local PC repair shop.


please just answer the question and assume i can put in a better power supply i have plenty of extra connections, i have adapters, and there is room to upgrade so stop with the power and ram and whatever else and focus on the topic of the WHAT VIDEO CARD IS BETTER AND COMPATIBILE WITH THE MOTHERBOARD AND PROCESSOR.

 

Just answer the question im not concerned about power or ram only the processor and motherboard.......

 

i might as well go to another forum this one has had 0 answers even concerning the topic stay on topic and answer the question ignore the power supply and ram questions go with the processor and motherboard and what would work with that thanks!~

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