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What Graphics card should I get

philevo

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Apr 14, 2008
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#1
Hi Everyone.

I am looking at buying a new graphics card. My PC is a HP touchsmart and the graphics card already installed is a Nvidia Geforce Go 7600. Can anyone give me any advice. How easy are they to install?. I have done a bit of resurch and found that the Nvidia 8800GTX is the next model up? but there are a number of manufacturere that aparantly make the same model and they all mension chip sets etc. I dont realy understand this? Basical I want a better graphics card for Gaming, but are not quite sure which graphics card I can buy and which ones will fit.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Wolfeymole

#2
Well I'm fully up on graphics card Phil but a couple of our tech team are so if you could bear with us until they come online it would be appreciated.
 

maynardvdm

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#3
Hi Phil

Can you give us the model no. of the computer. I have an idea it might be onboard graphics, but give us the model no. so we can look for you.
 

philevo

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#4
The model number is IQ771.uk. I have had a look on a few websites at the specification, HP Uk in particular and found that this model has a PCIe x16 slot but I would be greatfull if you could check this for me because I dont know an awfull lot about this sort of thing.

Thanks again
 

philevo

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#6
Thanks. So an MXM connection then. Is it still easy to upgrade using this adaptor?

Cheers once again
 

maynardvdm

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#7
Hi

These are notebook components, which are difficult to upgrade. You will have to be very carefull or have it installed by a professional. Be carefull not to void the warranty.