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    All in One PC Graphics Card compatible with a normal PC grahics card?

    my old PC had a great graphics card in it. i just agot a new all in one pc, and the card in it isnt the best. but the rest of the computer rocks. can i replace this all in one graphgics card with the good one in my old pc very easily?

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    as long as you have a PCIe 2.0 slot on your motherboard, enough space in your case, and an 8 pin and a 6 pin PCIe connectors on your power supply, you should be good to go.

    You can also buy PCIe Power supply molex adapters too if need be.
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    Almost certainly "no."

    "All in one" PCs are built around their compact structure, like laptops, not with upgradeability in mind. There are very few parts on very few All-in-One machines that are easily upgraded.

    For those who don't know: "All in One" means the motherboard is packaged behind the monitor; there is no tower. Yet, the goal is to keep the monitor virtually as slim as a standard monitor. I've worked with many models and there is no way a standard gaming graphics card would even fit inside any of them.

    Edit: If you've never seen one, search Google Images for
    "All in one" PC
    And remember the motherboard is inside the monitor.
    Last edited by soulcakeduck; 2010-07-11 at 05:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulcakeduck View Post
    Almost certainly "no."

    "All in one" PCs are built around their compact structure, like laptops, not with upgradeability in mind. There are very few parts on very few All-in-One machines that are easily upgraded.

    For those who don't know: "All in One" means the motherboard is packaged behind the monitor; there is no tower. Yet, the goal is to keep the monitor virtually as slim as a standard monitor. I've worked with many models and there is no way a standard gaming graphics card would even fit inside any of them.

    Edit: If you've never seen one, search Google Images for
    "All in one" PC
    And remember the motherboard is inside the monitor.
    thats what I get for reading your post late at night. Then no, you're up a creek, just like laptop owners. All in one pc's make horrible gaming pc's.
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    this really really sucks. i dont know a whole lot about computers, and its looked great in the store. of course the best buy agent tells me it had better video cards than normal pcs and it can play any game. on full settings i only had 20 fps in Ironforge and on marrow i lagged around like a mule. pissed me off so bad. now im stuck with this crap that i cant upgrade anything. wonderful.

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    If you turn shadows off and get bad fps, the reason is slow CPU, not crappy graphics card. Could be bit of both too. Some/most of the "pc built into monitor" computers are made entirely from laptop parts which means also slower laptop CPU and not just laptop graphics that can't be replaced.

    Just google your computer's exact model + upgrade, and see what pops up. You are probably screwed, but not necessarily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taybox View Post
    this really really sucks. i dont know a whole lot about computers, and its looked great in the store. of course the best buy agent tells me it had better video cards than normal pcs and it can play any game. on full settings i only had 20 fps in Ironforge and on marrow i lagged around like a mule. pissed me off so bad. now im stuck with this crap that i cant upgrade anything. wonderful.
    Best Buy. Never trust anything those jackasses say. Most don't know jack about computers, and the rest just try to sell anything they can.

    One of them tried selling me a 400W Rocketfish PSU (which is known to explode under 300W of use) for my build, after telling him what I needed it for, and that I wanted to upgrade in the future. I like testing computer store employees to see if they'll tell me the truth, or try to sell whatever they think they can to a female looking at computer parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resa View Post
    Best Buy. Never trust anything those jackasses say. Most don't know jack about computers, and the rest just try to sell anything they can.

    One of them tried selling me a 400W Rocketfish PSU (which is known to explode under 300W of use) for my build, after telling him what I needed it for, and that I wanted to upgrade in the future. I like testing computer store employees to see if they'll tell me the truth, or try to sell whatever they think they can to a female looking at computer parts.
    Correction; Never trust anything a chain store tells you about computers. Having worked in one a few years ago, telling Customers that Packard Bell computers were good for media encoding and gaming just felt so wrong. Had i said otherwise though, i'm sure i'd have been out of the job much quicker. Being that i wasn't on sales commission (i generally worked with POS materials and warehousing with customer service when it was required), there was little benefit to me besides keeping the job (as opposed to an actual salesperson who get's commission on selling you the highest "quality" pc and every extra you don't need).

    Even today, they still claim "3GB Memory! Dual-Core technology!", but never tell you it's using a 5400rpm seagate, and integrated graphics from the geforce 6 series (Yes, THAT 6 series).

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