how do i know what kind of video card i need

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
January 1, 2011 at 19:33:47
Specs: Windows XP
i have a few/several year old XP home edition and i want to play starcraft 2. i cant because i dont have an up to date video card. i have no idea what kind of card to get and dont know where to start. i dont want to waste my money on something i have no clue what it is and it not even fit into my computer, or not even enable me to play my game. if anyone would help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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#1
January 1, 2011 at 21:01:52
We can't help unless you post the make/model of your system or make/model of your motherboard.

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#2
January 1, 2011 at 22:54:48
windows XP home edition, i dont know how i figure out anything else.

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#3
January 1, 2011 at 23:19:07
main thing you need to look at see whether or not your computer has a pcix16 slot.
if it has a agp or pci then you best off upgrading your whole pc.
another thing you must know is what kind of psu you have id recommend a minimum of a 400 watt for any gaming.
after as long as you got a pcix16 go to neweggs or tiger direct and look at what they got just search pcix16 graphic cards.
if you dont have a pcix16 then more then likely you will ot be able to find a graphic card even good enough for your pc.
as long as you have a pcix16 port you can use any graphic card you want.
any computer made after id say 2005 should have one in it some board dont have any mainly oems though

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#4
January 1, 2011 at 23:40:48
Use HWINFO32.

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#5
January 2, 2011 at 00:45:16
use cpu-z and hwinfo32 to see all ur system specs

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#6
January 2, 2011 at 08:56:43
"i dont know how i figure out anything else"

Is there a name or model number on the computer case? For starters, click the Start button, click RUN, type in DXDIAG, then click OK. What's listed under System Information? Click on the Display tab & tell us what's listed for Device.


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