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need new graphic card with HDMI

by hondochica / December 20, 2012 5:58 AM PST


I need a new graphics card with an HDMI port. have a refurbished lenovo with:

Pentium E2140 1.6 GHz processor
Lenovo MB - LPCIO;
chipset: Intel 946PL/GZ
southboard: 82801 GB
Bios: 2QKT22AUS
graphics: Intel 946GZ
DDR2 memory - 2gb

None of this really means anything to me! But I'm reasonably confident I can install a new card . . . took computer data from CPU-Z software - recommended somewhere here

I'm only going to watch internet video (TV networks and Netflix) with this computer - connected to a 1080 hd samsung TV. that's it! Don't need anything special; but have no idea how to find a graphics card that's compatible with MB

thanks in advance

Let me know if I forgot some spec you need

Happy Holidays!


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I didn't see the computer's power supply
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 6:40 AM PST

But look at the usual ATI 5450 1GB low profile compatible card you find for 30 bucks at newegg. It's a sleeper of a card that has HDMI and enough oomph without need to change the power supply in all the boxes I've seen.

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pci express?
by hondochica / December 20, 2012 7:18 AM PST

Does the interface type matter? how would I figure this out if I had to know? If I'm looking at the right card - it says pci express 2.1; and DDR3 memory .. does it have it's own memory

boy I really don't know anything about this . . .. ;- )



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I don't know which Lenovo.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 7:22 AM PST
In reply to: pci express?

You supplied quite a few details. Maybe I missed which Lenovo it is.

Sorry but the card's memory is only of interest to those that dissect cards. Here we need a video card. The memory could be DDR, static or core and it would not matter to the host PC.

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lenovo . . .
by hondochica / December 20, 2012 7:30 AM PST

It's refurbished (joy systems) - so I'm not sure that the components are original - it could actually be 'rebuilt' - with some other components but this was the description:

Lenovo IBM ThinkCentre M55e Desktop PC - Intel Dual-Core 1.6GHz, 2GB DDR2, 80GB HDD, DVD-ROM, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit,

Also - won't buy from newegg anymore - nothing but headaches with UPS lost shipment . . . but found this at tigerdirect:


looks very similar and heck of a deal . .


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Looks good to me too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 7:41 AM PST
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by hondochica / December 20, 2012 7:52 AM PST
In reply to: Looks good to me too.

Will let you know how it works out!

Thanks so much and have a wonderful Winter Solstice - Christmas Holiday Season!!


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Bob - are you still there?
by hondochica / December 20, 2012 10:19 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

Do I need to figure out what type of USB port I have (2.0? 3.0?) before I buy an external HD?



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Remember I don't know which m55 you have.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 10:22 AM PST

There are dozens so I can't check them all. If I was betting it would be 2.0 because 3.0 was out later.

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