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Can I install this video card on my old desktop?

by CalicoBeatz / July 16, 2013 8:13 AM PDT

Just recently picked up a Compaq SR1910NX. Its an old PC with an integrated graphics card. I just needed it to view YouTube videos and write the occasional paper on MS Word. Long story short, I can barely view YouTube videos (fullscreen is WORSE) because of the shared memory between the pc and graphics card (and It came with 1.43gb installed) Ugh..anyway I went on CL and bought a used NVIDIA GeForce 7900GS PCI-E card. I've never installed a PCI-E express card, just PCI. It has a connector on the back on the card, im guessing to hook to the power supply but im stumped as to how. I plugged it in without a power supply and the fan came on. *shrugs* idk..i have a lot of spare connectors in the pc from the previous owner but none look like the connection on the video card. I need a little help. If needed I could snap a couple picks.

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 11:01 AM PDT
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by CalicoBeatz / July 16, 2013 12:36 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with no.

thanks Proffitt, the card you mentioned above still needs the connector thats currently on 7900GS? what is the exact name for the connector? Does my current power supply have the proper connection to make the ATI card work? Sorry for so many questions.

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Sorry but no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 2:13 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks,

Look again at the usual ATI 5450 and it gets all it needs from the card slot.

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