Can I buy a video card?

By ohnims
Feb 25, 2008
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  1. Hi, I just bought a new comp from costco.
    Although it was cheap, I thought it was a good deal.
    But problem was the graphics card.
    It has NVIDIA 6150SE on it, and I can't run new games.
    so I was wondering if I can buy a different graphics card, eg, 7600 GT
    and just put it inside the computer and make it work, or I can't do that.
    Thanks!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Hi ohnims :wave: and welcome to TechSpot

    To help you deal with your issue
    Please put your System Specs in your Profile
  3. ohnims

    ohnims Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Done!
    one more thing, is that on the box it said 3gb of ram, but why does it say
    it only has 2gb of ram? :S
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Well that's strange.

    If you right click on "My Computer" what does it say?
    By the way the true reading of Ram is in system CMOS (when you start the computer
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    Use a program like CPU-Z or SIW (Google for them) to find out if you have an AGP or PCI-Express (not PCI) slot. If you have either, you can buy an appropriate graphics card. The 7600GT is a good one for AGP but if you have PCi-Express, the 8600GT is a better idea.
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,051   +84 Staff Member

    Going out on a limb here, is this your PC? If it is, you will be able to upgrade your VPU. Your current VPU is integrated and you have a PCI-E x16 slot free.
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