i am considering upgradeing my pc to vista premium.i have run the upgrade advisor tool every thing seems fine apart from my video card will not be able to run aero.it says i will need to upgraded is this an easy task? where does it go?.
ADD2/SDVO expansion slot (note this is not a pci-e grafix slot even tho it looks like one)
from technical manual on 5700
NOTE The dc5700 platform only supports the use of normal (or non-reversed) layout ADD2 (Advanced Digital Display 2) adapter cards inserted into the SDVO (Serial Digital Video Output) connector on the platform's system board. ADD2 cards are used to give multi-monitor capabilities to the integrated graphics controller. The ADD2/SDVO connector on the system board has the physical appearance of a PCI Express x16 connector; however, the platform does NOT support the use of conventional PCI Express cards or reversed-layout ADD2 cards.
so your stuck with only pci gfx which cost twice as much as agp and pci-e and have less graphical power than their newer parts tht cost the same
the only one i know tht will run aero is the pci 6200 but its a case of finding one tht will fit the case . it will have to be low profile and no bigger than these dimensions, low profile card that is less than 17.46 mm long
some price,s on the pci-e x1 cards as you can see there quite expensive or youu can look for one of these .you can simpley unscrew the vga plate to make it fit if the length isnt too long to fit inside your comp click here
also i spotted this but again youll have to check out sizes click here