Video Card upgrade from onboard..

By bigredmachine ยท 4 replies
Aug 20, 2006
  1. Hi, I'm Sid..My first question is about video cards..My computer has an onboard intel video card that sucks and I want to upgrade it. Is it possible to buy a video card that connects in the pci slot and use it instead of the onboard video card? And how do I know if I have pci or pci express? Thanks a lot. This forum rocks.

    p.s. sorry for the mis-spel in the title, caught it after I clicked submit.
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Do you have any specs that you could post? Like what motherboard and processor do you have? If you need a program to tell you, you can download it from here.
    hoping to help
  3. bigredmachine

    bigredmachine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    I have a celeron 2.6 ghz and a First international computer, inc. VC37GV motherboard. The computer is an emachines. (Got it for free so I'm not complaining).
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Your motherboard, from what I can tell, has only PCI slots. You can buy PCI video cards, but don't get anything too junky, or it might not be a lot better than your onboard graphics.
    good luck
  5. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

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