What kind of a graphics card for Compaq Presario 6000?

By chris_eazy
Oct 13, 2006
  1. well i am new to the site and want to know... that what kind of video card that well fit my computer.... it a Compaq presario 6000..

  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hello and Welcome to Techspot!! :)

    I couldn't find much info about your computer.
    Open it, and take a look at the mobo (motherboard ;) ), if you see only slots like these, you only have standard PCI slots:


    If you see a slot like this brown one (not necessarily brown, can be another color), then you have an AGP slot:


    If you're lucky enough, and have a long slot like this one, you have a PCI-Express slot:


    What kind of slot do you have?
    If you've only have standard PCI slots, check this great thread by Vnf4ultra:

    Regards :wave:
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    They released a 128-Bit X1300, so get that, its 105$.
  4. chris_eazy

    chris_eazy TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. chris_eazy

    chris_eazy TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Anyone ?? plz help me...
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Yes, but GeForce FX5200 isn't a good choice. Even Radeon 9250 would be much better.
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    If you have the brown slot, you have an AGP slot on your mobo. You can get an AGP card, like a 9600XT, a X1600PRO, a 7600GS or something similar.

    And don't get a FX5200, it is an extremely low end card. Avoid it at all costs ;)
  8. chris_eazy

    chris_eazy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this my sound stupid but may i have some links... of those video cards.... plz
    thanks so much guys



    i found one like mictlantecutli said ... i think it will work... i want one with the fun so it will cool down tooo.. OR this one +++ it wont heart my money

    witch is the best out of those 2 links ?
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Don't worry mate ;) Here you go:

    Radeon 9600XT 256MB

    X1600PRO 512MB

    7600GS 256MB

    I'd say that a 9600XT is the minimum card you should get.

    Regards :wave:

    EDIT: Get the Sapphire 9600XT, is cheaper than the Diablotek one, and should be higher quality ;)
  10. chris_eazy

    chris_eazy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    but well the diabloteck work on mine right ? or the better then it ?

    thanks alot
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Trying to answer your question (and understanding it ;) ) I think they should work on your computer (the diablotek & sapphire ones), but we need to know a couple of things first.

    Please, check out this thread HERE by Howard.

    Regards :wave:
  12. chris_eazy

    chris_eazy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK done...

    HEY thanks for all ur help wolfram u do some good work!! thank u other guy for helping.....

    thanks !
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Ok, since you have a standard compaq PC, I'm pretty sure you'll need a new PSU (power supply unit), if you want to use a 9600XT.

    I just hope that your Compaq's case can fit a normal ATX PSU. If you want to cut costs as much as possible, and get a quality PSU, get this one:

    FSP Group ATX300-PA

    Or if you want to be a bit future proof, and don't want to get a new PSU in some years, this one would be great:

    FSP ATX400-PA

    Or this another one would be the best, more expensive choice:

    FSP Group AX450-PN

    Regards :wave:
  14. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    that last one wasnt that exspensive for that good of a PSU but eh if I was just upgrading because I didnt have a good PSU I would get the 2nd one and save some money for other things for computer =)
  15. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I have the second one, and it's a GREAT, reliable PSU. Highly recommended ;)
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Fortron FSP is a quality PSU maker. So no doubts there.
  17. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Yeah Rage, FSP really makes great & cheap PSU's. My FSP PSU has 36A on the +12V rails!! And it only costed me $36.99 plus shipping @ Newegg!

    It's now time to sleep hehe :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:
  18. devilitzz

    devilitzz TS Rookie

    I have a standard compaq PC and i just bought i really need to have a new PSU. Everytime i turn on the PC it shut-down.
  19. DGodbdy

    DGodbdy TS Rookie

    I have the same issue with a Presario 6000. Did you get a new PSU and how did the 9600XTcard work?
  20. WieldtheKey

    WieldtheKey TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Aren't Compaq Presarios very old computers?
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