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Old 06-24-2004, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My case is extremely small. Everything is jam packed inside. I opened it up to put a new video card in and I couldn't find one. I found the port where you connect the moitor and I looked to see what it was connected to. It is connected to a small black box shaped thing. I have no idea what it is. If it is the video card, then can I replace it?
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm assuming your motherboard has integrated graphics.
So you don't have an AGP slot on your motherboard?

J/W What video card did you get?
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There's HP for ya. Build yourself a new computer. Don't waste your time trying to upgrade an HP, it can't be done. Even if you could add a new graphics card, the special HP power supply would not be strong enough to support it.
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That system has intergrated Video , You can do a huge upgrade with a PCI Video card .I recomend iether FX 5200 or ATI 9200 se.
Heres the spreadsheet on that system:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...cname=bph06558
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No, I dont have an AGP slot. It is a NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX440-SE GPU. My friend bought it and decided he wanted a better one so he gave me this one to try.
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You're right, I cant do crap with this thing as far as upgrades. There is no space. And I think they made the computer this way so it WOULD be hard to upgrade.
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That's right. HP doesn't want you to be able to change your system at all because they want you to return to them for a new computer. That company thrives off of people's ignorance. I think it is wrong and unethical if you ask me. I know because I wasted $1000 on an HP last summer that I already replaced with a home built machine (which I love!).
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HP......bummer. Anyway, that sucks that you wasted that 1000, but its cool you built your own. I want to build my own but I gotta get a job first. I don't have any money for computer parts.
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I usually have the same money problem. I slowly upgrade my computer - it always lags behind the current technology just a bit... Plus i had to buy cheap crap parts so i am now without a computer (forced to use junk parts for crappy replacement or borrow my bro's computer.)
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