Help with installing EVGA GeForce 6800XT on a Compaq S6500NX

By Melovespie
Feb 3, 2008
  1. This is my system MB:
    * MB manufacturer name: ASUS A7V8X-LA
    * HP/Compaq name: Kamet2-GL6E

    Compaq Presario S6500NX
    Video: VIA SG3 Unichrome IGP 64MB Max
    Processor: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.2GHz
    and 512MB Of RAM

    I am buying a EVGA e-GeForce 6800XT W Fan 128MB PCI-Express 128-P2-N367-TX video card(unless someone recommends another) An want to know how to install it, and what I'll need to install it(BTW I am upgrading to 1.5GB's of RAM and a 400W PS before I buy this)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It should not be too much of a problem to install the new video card. You just open the case and install the card in the AGP slot on the motherboard. The card should be autodetected on boot up
  3. worfking

    worfking TS Rookie

    the 6500nx has only one AGP slot if im right pciE takes 2 slots
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    PCIe 2 slots? Sometimes, just like the hi-end AGP cards were...
  5. GBjr

    GBjr TS Rookie

    Melovespie, the card your thinking about buying is a PCI-Express card. Unfortunately, your computer only has 1 AGP slot (for graphics card) and the rest are regular PCI slots.

    You dont have a PCI-Express slot on your motherboard so dont buy that card!

    The 6800XT was also made in the AGP variety if thats the card you really want.

    There are also much faster AGP cards available, the fastest AGP cards made are the ATI Radeon HD 3850's.
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