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Old May 6th 04, 05:33 PM
Jan
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Default Need graphics card for old computer

My son has an old computer, a Compaq Presario 4716. We are going to upgrade
the memory and also need to upgrade for the games he plays. I have read that
many have problems with new cards with this particular model, or updating
old Compaq computers in general. Can someone point me in the right direction
on a graphics card?

Thanks much.


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Old May 6th 04, 07:56 PM
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The 4716 only has PCI and IA slots, so an AGP video card will not work, only
PCI. I would suggest something like a basic ATI Radeon PCI video card. Try
he
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...roperty&DEPA=1
HH

"Jan" wrote in message
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My son has an old computer, a Compaq Presario 4716. We are going to

upgrade
the memory and also need to upgrade for the games he plays. I have read

that
many have problems with new cards with this particular model, or updating
old Compaq computers in general. Can someone point me in the right

direction
on a graphics card?

Thanks much.





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Old May 6th 04, 11:04 PM
Jan
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"HH" wrote in message
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The 4716 only has PCI and IA slots, so an AGP video card will not work, only
PCI. I would suggest something like a basic ATI Radeon PCI video card. Try
he
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...roperty&DEPA=1
HH


Thank you very much, I appreciate the info.

Jan


"Jan" wrote in message
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My son has an old computer, a Compaq Presario 4716. We are going to

upgrade
the memory and also need to upgrade for the games he plays. I have read

that
many have problems with new cards with this particular model, or updating
old Compaq computers in general. Can someone point me in the right

direction
on a graphics card?

Thanks much.






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Old May 7th 04, 12:12 AM
doS
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Also....the processor will play a key role in any of the modern
games........

"Jan" wrote in message
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"HH" wrote in message
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The 4716 only has PCI and IA slots, so an AGP video card will not work,

only
PCI. I would suggest something like a basic ATI Radeon PCI video card. Try
he
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...roperty&DEPA=1
HH


Thank you very much, I appreciate the info.

Jan


"Jan" wrote in message
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My son has an old computer, a Compaq Presario 4716. We are going to

upgrade
the memory and also need to upgrade for the games he plays. I have read

that
many have problems with new cards with this particular model, or

updating
old Compaq computers in general. Can someone point me in the right

direction
on a graphics card?

Thanks much.








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Old May 7th 04, 01:38 AM
HH
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Uh, make that PCI and ISA slots.....duh.....
HH

"HH" wrote in message
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The 4716 only has PCI and IA slots, so an AGP video card will not work,

only
PCI. I would suggest something like a basic ATI Radeon PCI video card. Try
he
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...roperty&DEPA=1
HH

"Jan" wrote in message
...
My son has an old computer, a Compaq Presario 4716. We are going to

upgrade
the memory and also need to upgrade for the games he plays. I have read

that
many have problems with new cards with this particular model, or

updating
old Compaq computers in general. Can someone point me in the right

direction
on a graphics card?

Thanks much.








 




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