hp pavilion m7690y video card upgrade

November 6, 2010 at 14:36:37
Specs: Windows XP service PK 3, 2G

I just bought a video card for my hand-me-down HP 061 desk top. I hope I got the right one. I bought this one: ZOTAC GeForce 8400 GS LP 512MB PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARD
Frys # 6230550

From what I can tell this model is supposed to have a PCI slot - how can I verify? Will the Direct X part work? hmmm

Is there a skimatic for pc's?

Here's the page on this comp:


Thanks so much!

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November 6, 2010 at 18:31:52
Below is the motherboard used in your HP system. It has several standard PCI slots & one PCI-e x16 slot. The PCI-e slot is used for graphics card upgrades.


Unfortunately, the 8400GS was a very poor choice. I hope you didn't get it for gaming?


Here's a much better card for roughly the same price (after rebate)...this one IS for gaming:


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November 6, 2010 at 20:29:17
oh thanks! We haven't opened or installed the new one & I didn't realize there was a graphics card disabled & when I enabled it, he could play the game.

We can return this one & get the one you suggested. Thanks!

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