My Compaq SR1575CL desktop has a K8S-LA ("Salmon") motherboard with 754 socket and AMD Athlon 3400 processor and 2gB ram. Its old, but still works fine. It gets an upgrade every few years. This year it was a new monitor - HP Pavillion 23xi, and now the EVGA GeForce 6200 512MB AGP 64bit DDR2. Installation was easy. I turned the computer off, disconnect the AC power line from the desktop, and then pushed the on/off button a few times to remove all remaining voltage on the motherboard. I took off my socks to avoid static buildup, grounded myself on the bare metal part of case, then opened it up. This is an AGP unit, so I removed the appropriate metal tang and VERY carefully installed the card, making sure not to touch any integrated circuits or metallic parts on the card. I then moved the video cable over to the new card, put the cover back on the case, plugged the AC line back in and powered up. The card came right up - but in 800 x 600 resolution. I had already downloaded the executable of the Nvidia drivers for my XP SP3 system:
307.74-desktop-winxp-32bit-english-whql.exe, so I double-clicked on the executable to run the new driver install program. (BTW, no funky tool bars or search engine change requests happened during the install - thanks, Nvidia.) All went well until it was time to shut down the computer. I pressed OK to shut down, and it went fine for a while - but wouldn't shut all the way down. The HDD light kept blinking every so often, and the mouse still worked, so it wasn't a hang. After about 10 minutes of waiting for it to shut down, I pressed and held the on/off button on the PC and manually shut it down. I then re-booted and it came right up. It found the newly-installed drivers, auto-adjusted to 1920 x 1080 resolution, auto-adjusted to my new monitor, and all was well. I then spent a while changing the font sizes in Windows, going to extra large fonts and 120dpi. After a few other tweaks I'm getting nice bold-looking text in most apps and Windows. Video speed is noticeably faster. I'm not a gamer, so based on comments by others I think I'm safe to use this board with my existing 250 watt Delta power supply with 14amps available on the +12 volt output. If I do end up having to get a larger power supply I'll re-post here.
Many thanks to WalMart for their site-to-store option. Worked flawlessly.
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