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Old July 2nd 08, 10:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
NY Kappa Sig
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I want to update my video card for better gaming. I was told the PCI Express
X16 was the best way to go. I was also told that I needed to up my power
supply to 470 Watts. Is it safe to go up to 500W? I will also upgrade my
RAM to either 2 or 3 GB...I'm not sure yet. Here's my specs:

Compaq Presario SR1650NX w/ Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz
2000 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)
Socket 939
Chipset : ATI Radeon XPress 200
Memory Installed 1 GB
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
250 GB SATA
7200 rpm
16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive


Thanks for any help.
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Old July 3rd 08, 05:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
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It's fine to go to 500w or higher... and to 2gb or 3gb, provided your
motherboard supports that much. Check with Compaq. Oh and yes, PCI-E is
the way to go... again, check you have a spare PCI-E slot with Compaq. Look
at the ATI HDxxxx cards, the higher the number the better.
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"NY Kappa Sig" .(donotspam) wrote in message
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I want to update my video card for better gaming. I was told the PCI
Express
X16 was the best way to go. I was also told that I needed to up my power
supply to 470 Watts. Is it safe to go up to 500W? I will also upgrade my
RAM to either 2 or 3 GB...I'm not sure yet. Here's my specs:

Compaq Presario SR1650NX w/ Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz
2000 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)
Socket 939
Chipset : ATI Radeon XPress 200
Memory Installed 1 GB
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
250 GB SATA
7200 rpm
16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive


Thanks for any help.


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Old October 10th 08, 02:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Tinker_belle
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Default Video Card Update

hello, sorry to sound like I'm completely lost but, do you mind telling me
how to upgrade my video card, please?

"NY Kappa Sig" wrote:

I want to update my video card for better gaming. I was told the PCI Express
X16 was the best way to go. I was also told that I needed to up my power
supply to 470 Watts. Is it safe to go up to 500W? I will also upgrade my
RAM to either 2 or 3 GB...I'm not sure yet. Here's my specs:

Compaq Presario SR1650NX w/ Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz
2000 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)
Socket 939
Chipset : ATI Radeon XPress 200
Memory Installed 1 GB
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
250 GB SATA
7200 rpm
16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive


Thanks for any help.

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Old July 27th 09, 02:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Millie
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Posts: 4
Default Video Card Update



"Tinker_belle" wrote:

hello, sorry to sound like I'm completely lost but, do you mind telling me
how to upgrade my video card, please?

"NY Kappa Sig" wrote:

I want to update my video card for better gaming. I was told the PCI Express
X16 was the best way to go. I was also told that I needed to up my power
supply to 470 Watts. Is it safe to go up to 500W? I will also upgrade my
RAM to either 2 or 3 GB...I'm not sure yet. Here's my specs:

Compaq Presario SR1650NX w/ Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz
2000 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)
Socket 939
Chipset : ATI Radeon XPress 200
Memory Installed 1 GB
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
250 GB SATA
7200 rpm
16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive


Thanks for any help.

 




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