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REAL computer geeks help

i believe i need a video card for my computer, and i dont know what to look for, here is the stats on my computer, i have a monitor that is hdmi capable but at the moment my computer is not, id like to have the hdmi hook up, any help would be appreciated



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Operating Systems: Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005


Platform: PC


Orientations Allowed: Vertical


Form Factor: Tower
uBTX


Bays: 2 - 5.25" Drive Bays
1 - 3.5" Drive Bays


Internal Bays: 3 - 3.5" Drive Bays


Available 3.5" Drive Bays: 2


Available 5.25" Drive Bays: 1


PCI Slots (Total): 2


PCI Slots (Available): 1


PCI Express X1 Slots (Total): 1


PCI Express X1 Slots (Available): 1


PCI Express X16 Slots (Total): 1


PCI Express X16 Slots (Available): 1


PCI Express Slots (Total): 2


PCI Express Slots (Available): 2


Expansion Slots: 4


PS/2 Keyboard Connectors: 1


PS/2 Mouse Connectors: 1


Serial Communication Ports: 1


Parallel Ports: 1


USB Ports: 7


LAN Ports: 1


Audio Out Jacks: 2


Line In Jacks: 1


Microphone Jacks: 2


VGA Ports: 1


Processor Brand: AMD


Processor Class: Athlon 64


Processor Number: 3500


Processor Speed: 2.20GHz


Processor Interface: Socket 939


Processors Supported: 1


Processors Onboard: 1


Additional Technologies: HyperTransport Technology


Memory Type: DDR


Memory Size: 512MB


Total Memory: 1.0GB


Memory Speed: DDR 400 (PC-3200)


Memory Slots (Total): 4


Memory Slots (Available): 2


Maximum Memory Supported: 4.0GB


Interface: EIDE


Capacity: 200GB


Speed: 7,200RPM


Optical Drive Type: DVD±RW Dual Layer


Interface: EIDE


Type: Media Reader


Capacity: 9-in-1


Media Types: Compact Flash
MicroDrive
SecureDigital
SmartMedia
Memory Stick
Multimedia Card
Memory Stick PRO
xD


Audio Description: Integrated Audio


Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC880
AC '97 Audio


Graphics Description: Integrated Graphics


GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU


Video Memory: up to 128MB Shared Memory


Video Interface: VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)


Communications Description: Integrated LAN Support


Interface Type: RJ-45 - Ethernet Connector


Chipset: Broadcom AC131


Data Transfer Rate: 10Mbps
100Mbps


Communications Description: 56Kbps PCI Modem


Interface Type: RJ-11 - Phone Connector


Data Transfer Rate: up to 56Kbps


Protocols: V.92


Power: 300 Watt


Mouse Type: Optical


Buttons: 3


Scrolling Capability: Vertical


Connection Type: USB


Keyboard Type: Multimedia


Connection Type: PS/2


Front Speakers: 2


Height: 15.5"


Width: 7.5"


Depth: 18"

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what exactly you asking? you have a Nvidia geforce 6100

you asking what other one you can buy to replace it?


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[QUOTE=Raul@Stealth Automotive;905659]Nvidia geforce 6100QUOTE]

so that is my current video card?

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I'm thinking you need this video card to use an hdmi monitor [Phoronix] MSI GeForce 9800GT 512MB Review

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Graphics Description: Integrated Graphics


GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU


Video Memory: up to 128MB Shared Memory


Video Interface: VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)
Looks like you have an integrated chipset directly on your motherboard, no video card...

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If you really do have a empty PCIE slot on your motherboard you should probably only have to look at this search listing on newegg:

Newegg.com - 1, PCI Express 2.0 x16, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, Video Cards & Video Devices, Computer Hardware

These are PCI cards with hdmi outputs. You would just need to load the drivers, install the card, and disable the onboard video in the bios.
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Looks like you have an integrated chipset directly on your motherboard, no video card...

Features & Benefits

If you really do have a empty PCIE slot on your motherboard you should probably only have to look at this search listing on newegg:

Newegg.com - 1, PCI Express 2.0 x16, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, Video Cards & Video Devices, Computer Hardware

These are PCI cards with hdmi outputs. You would just need to load the drivers, install the card, and disable the onboard video in the bios.
9 out of 10 times you don't even need to disable the onboard video, it does it automagicly. Plug it in, plug the monitor into it, video will be in "limp" mode (default crap), install the drivers, boom.

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