what graphics card?

  KERRO01 18:48 07 Dec 06
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ok i want to buy a graphics card but i dont know where to start. the reason i want one is because i want to run it on my tv in my living room. my pc has on board graphics at the moment. can you help me please?

  .:?:. 18:53 07 Dec 06

Firstly, whats your budget and do you know what slot you need, e.g. AGP, PCI-E?

  KERRO01 18:56 07 Dec 06

well i dont want to spend a fortune. and its pci slots i have on my mother board. well i bought a xtreme music sound card and that was pci.

  KERRO01 19:51 07 Dec 06

anyone please!!

  AndySD 19:59 07 Dec 06

Can you tell us the make/model of the PC or motheroard please

  Arthur Scrimshaw 20:05 07 Dec 06

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You do need to find out if your motherboard has an AGP or PCI-E slot. If it hasn't your options are very limited.

  KERRO01 20:06 07 Dec 06

its an MSI (microstar) motherboard. and the make of pc i have is a iqon.

  gudgulf 20:10 07 Dec 06

Could you explain a bit more about what you are trying to do?

What are you wanting to run on the tv?

Is it a normal tv or an HDTV.....normal tvs don't make good monitors if you are wanting to display text.

If it's dvd/videos you want to feed to your tv you don't need a very expensive graphics card.

However you need to identify if your computer has a dedicated graphics card slot...this is not the same as a pci slot.

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We need to know what you are wanting to do, and the specification/make/model of your pc so we can tell what type of card you can fit and what sort of card would give you the results you want.

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