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calleagh
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video card

Post by calleagh » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:13 am

i need some advice from you computer whizzes. first, is there a difference between a graphics card, a video card, and a pci card?

also i need a good low profile card and bracket. any suggestions?
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Re: video card

Post by Minute » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:22 am

Nothing different between a graphics card & video card. PCI card is just a card that goes into a PCI slot. Which you would not want to do with a video card. You need to find out what slots are available on your motherboard, but it's a pretty safe bet that you at least have PCIE 1. If you can give some info on your motherboard or something we might be able to make a suggestion. Alternatively, you could pop out your current card & give us the make/model of it & we could probably determine which kind of card you needed. Maybe even take a picture of the end that plugs into the video card & post it on imgur for us to see.
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Re: video card

Post by calleagh » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:07 pm

the card that i now have is integrated into the mobo. needless to say it's garbage. i've been to the dell site to try and get specifics but mostly i get pages that won't load. this is an optiplex 960 with win 7. my guess is that it is about 3 yrs old. not positive as i traded it for my laptop. i can't find out anything about the mobo but it has an intel core 2 duo cpu E8400.
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