What video card should I get for my Presario SR1650NX?
I basically want to stick to a ATI Radeon, since it seems that ATI and AMD have a thing together. It might just run nicer. My system has a PCI Express slot... I'm not quite sure if it's a x16 or a x1... I didn't check when I opened up the box the other day. I'm not quite sure how to identify that anyways.
As far as the power (core voltage) - I'm not quite sure either. I ran CPUZ and got 1.1 v for voltage. ATI posts voltage in WATTS, i.e... 350 watts for the Radeon X1650 PRO. How is this converted. When I look at it:
It's an AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 3G DDR 3200 ram, with an integrated chipset for video (ATI RADEON EXPRESS 200 series).
What is the primary goal in installing new video card:
Have my two monitors work together, using extended desktop between screens. Both monitors are VGA. So I need a video card that supports dual monitors VGA connection.
Do 3DMax work, video editting, motion graphic animation and other graphic/web work.
Third (least priority):
Watch TV and/or record from tv or from tv tuner eventually down the road.
I hope I've supplied enough information for someone to give sound advice. The Compaq/HP site doesn't quite reveal the voltage and PCI xpress type (x1 or x16) via the manuals and such. Those types of info could help figure what type of video card could even be installed on my machine, without me busting it's seams.
I was looking at the "Radeon® X1900 Graphics Technology" or the Radeon® X1650 PRO.
Okay. keep the advice rolling!!!!!