newb video card replacement

Hello world. I am upgrading the video card on my HP Compaq SR550F upgraded to 4 GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, Win 7 running-32 bit. I never did this before, so please bear with me. There are 3 (I guess) slots for video cards, 2 white, one black. the existing card came out a white slot (the one in the middle), but the new card I bought is a larger map (purchased on a recommendation from friends), but only has 1 notch inside instead of 2, so it does not fit in a slot of white, but it will be insert in the black slot, will that be a problem? Here's the card I bought

Another question is, the original map is not the VGA port on it, it's on the motherboard, the new card has a VGA port, can I connect my monitor to the new card and ignores that of the motherboard?

Townie2, no problem.  Thanks for the model of the computer.

The power supply unit (PSU) is 250W.  You must determine if the video card requires more power.  It is available on the manufacturer's website.

The biggest black slot is the PCI Express X 16 slot which is where the new card must be installed.  The white slots are PCI.  The little black slit is PCI Express X 1.

As I said in my original post, the new card becomes the primary video device.  You connect the monitor to it.

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