I need a new video card for my 2004 computer?

October 19, 2010 at 17:15:44
Specs: Windows 7
I'm unfortunately quite computer illiterate, so I'll probably get a few things wrong, but-

It's a 2004 custom computer, and I'm trying to get a new video card for it so I can actually play my games. The last card I tried didn't actually fit into my computer, and I'm not exactly sure what to do, or if I need a specialist to do this or what. My brother originally said he'd get a new video card for me, but I made him angry over something so he just glares like mad at me when I ask him for help.

So, yeah. Help!

Edit; The other option is ripping out the motherboard/replacing everything, so I am a bit desperate.

Editing the edit: Okay, but that will take me a while of interrogation. It`s a hand-me-down, and nobody is giving me straight answers.

Editing the edit of the edit; Apparently I`ll be needing a whole new power supply and, yeah. So forget it, I`ll just buy a new one. This thing is ancient anyways.

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October 19, 2010 at 17:32:12
You need to supply a whole lot more info. What is the motherboard make and model #. We have to know what type of card it takes, i.e. AGP / PCI or PCI-E? Also what wattage power supply etc. Maybe you should suck up to your brother for his help.

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October 19, 2010 at 17:35:36
We need to know which type of slot is available for the video upgrade, so we'de need to know the make/model of your motherboard. It would also help to know your power supply specs....wattage & amperages. And it wouldn't hurt to know the CPU & RAM too. If you don't know, you can either run software to help identify the hardware, or open the case & have a look. The only way to get the power supply specs is to open the case & read them off the label.


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