I have been interested in computer hardware, especially 3D graphics and the hardware behind it, for nearly two decades; I have knowledge in the installation, use, troubleshooting, purchase, and overclocking of computer graphics adapters (including non-ATI/AMD and non-nVidia solutions) and related hardware.
I have been an enthusiast of PC's for many years, and can answer questions about the purchase/use of a new computer or the purchase, installation, and use of upgrades for existing computers. There probably isn't a whole lot related to the home computer that I haven't seen over the years.
15+ years of experience
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I would need more information about your computer to give you a definite answer as to whether or not you can install an add-in graphics card. Do you have a specific model number? To the question of
It should be well beyond the requirements of that card - ensure that it is compatible with the rest of your hardware though (e.g. that the motherboard uses a standard ATX power connector, that is wired
No it will not use more memory or power. Newer versions of PCIe simply provide higher bandwidth for compatible hardware (but again, this doesn't represent a performance increase - look at the GPU and memory
The simple answer is that it really doesn't matter, performance-wise. The GPU and memory arrangement on the card is what matters. To verify what revision your system board has, you would need your
You're welcome! Regarding the LCD question - you almost have it. "LED displays" are LCD panels with RGB LED lights (either per-segment or side-light; side-light is less expensive) in place of CCFLs