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Q: Upgrade graphics card

i want to upgrade(change) my graphics card from ATI Radeon 9250 agp (it's an old one) to ATI Radeon hd 3850 agp
is the hd 3850 complicable to an agp 4x?

motherboard: AGP 4X supports 1 GB/s data rate and runs at 266MHz.

more info (link): eu.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?CategoryID=1&TypeID=1&DetailID=51&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=1&LanID=8

is this posible to work proparle?

*sorry for the english

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A: Upgrade graphics card

yep, you can run a agp 8x in a agp 4x slot as long as the card says its backwards compatible

altho, with that huge bottleneck, i dont think its worth getting the 3850

my last system had a agp 4x slot, couldnt tell a difference at all when i upgraded my nvidia 5200 to a much better agp card.

save a couple of bucks and try the 3650 agp card, it also supports 4x/8x agp

link to one is here


2600 doesnt look too bad either, bout the same price as card above


good luck.

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Hi everyone....

Current PC specs listed above ..... to get it out of the way I am a gamer......

This upgrade is to allow me to play some of the newer games such as The Witcher and also to enable me to utilize DX10 when I eventually upgrade to Vista.

RAM.....this is what I have found...I do not overclock and I am very happy with the matched pair of Corasir XMS 512MB 5400C4 running at 533 that I currently have so I figured the safe bet is in just jumping to a matched pair of 1MB sticks of the same.....

Graphics card.....

I do have a budget and from the reviews I have read this card should carry me through the gaming world for at least the next year (hopefully 2) I like eVGA and I have nothing but good things to say about the eVGA 6800GS that I am currently using.

But if anyone has some input as to problems with the card listed below or if you know of another card that will perform just as well (or better) for around the same price I would like to hear about it.

Thanks in advance for any help.......

A:Time to upgrade.. input on these..graphics card / RAM upgrade choices??

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i've been playing world of warcraft for about a month now and i have it on the lowest possible settings and at800x600 resolution and i'm still getting like 20 fps i want to up the settings on the game to good instead of low and have about atleast 30 fps in raids with 25 other players and when i'm alone questing have like 50 to 60
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p6754y
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.04, 9/7/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 893 MB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.95 GB
I have a radeon hd 4200
so i want to upgrade it to be able to play with atleast 30 fps but i want to spend as little as i can 170 max for both and the less i spend the better if anyone can help would be great

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So I have a Sapphire Radeon R9 280x, and I just bought a MSI GeForce GTX 970. I also have a 500W CoolerMaster powersupply, would I need to upgrade this to 600-750W?

+note: I also bought two sticks of HyperX 16GB RAM and a Corsair H75 Hydro Series CPU Cooler.

A:Upgrade graphics card=upgrade powersupply?

Your 500 watt PSU meets the minimum requirement.... GeForce GTX 970 | Specifications | GeForce

So with that in mind....I'd say yes to a new PSU.

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My system came with a R9 270 which I want to replace with a Sapphire Dual X R9 R280x.
That card needs a 6pin and an 8pin connection and the manufacturer's site say a 500W PSU is advised.
So, I'm concerned that I get a new PSU that fits my case, has the right connectors for all the 8700 components, and is say north of 600W.
Could anyone point me in the right direction.
My system info is......
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

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Current rig specs:
Operating System: Windows Vistaô Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Recently I have been enjoying playing Metro 2033, however I have not been able to smoothly run the game on its highest settings because performance drops dramatically, the game lags and all that annoying jazz. So I play on less demanding settings, according to 'Can You Run it?' my system meets all the necessary minimum system requirements, it even has all the recommended system requirements bar one, it doesnít cut the mustard in the graphics cards department.

I've been considering the idea of upgrading my graphics card to deal with the new, more graphically demanding games of the future. I donít have a limitless budget, I wanted to ask people who knew a great deal more than I do what particular graphic card upgrades I should consider. Iím not made of money so obviously hi-end hardware is out of the question but something better than I have now and with some longevity to it would be sweet.

A:Considering Graphics card upgrade - help please

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I know that the GTX 750 ti works but i am wondering that does the GTX 1050 ti works. Because the dimensions are the same.Please help me out GTX 750 TI:http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-750-ti/specificationsGTX 1050 TI:https://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1050/#specs

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I have a HP HPE-541f. I was wondering what is the best graphics card I can upgrade to and if I can keep my current Graphics Card and Add another one.
Specs Link: HP Support document - HP Support Center
Here are the specs:
Motherboard: H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
Operating speed: 2.7 GHz (up to 3.2 GHz turbo)
Number of cores: 6
Socket: AM3
Bus speed: 4000 MHz HT3
TDP: 95W
Ram: Amount: 8 GB
Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
Type: DDR3-1333
Memory upgrade inform
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6770
Powersupply: Form Factor: internal ATX
Total wattage: 460W
Nominal input voltage range:
100-127V/3A (50-60Hz)
200-240V/2A (50-60Hz)
Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

A:Best Graphics Card, I can upgrade to.

The best card you can get is the one you can afford. Just go to a higher series AMD card. Something in the 7000 series.

You can only put 1 video card on that board, it only has 1 PCI-Express slot


And you could always max out the memory to 16 GBs (but 8 GBs is fine)

But you might want to spend the money on a really good 550 to 650 watt Power Supply

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Just took a look inside my PC and the HDMI/VGA port is on the motherboard..
Was wondering if its possible to upgrade it to something with 2 HDMI + VGA?

PC: Acer Aspire-X1301

Board layout: HERE

On board #16 & #17
16 - PCI Express x16 slot
17 - PCI Express x1 slot

Can I connect a upgraded graphics card to these? If so what wires do I need?

Sorry for the nooby post

A:Can I upgrade my graphics card..?

Hey Jacko,

Yes, you can put a graphic card on your mobo.

But, first thing. How much you want to spent? What power supply you have? We can suggest better if we get the answers.

For starters, try some of these and keep us posted.

PCI Express x16 HDMI | eBay

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Hi, I would like to upgrade the graphics card in a M83 thinkcentre.  Would a Nvidia Quadro K620 or K420 work in this machine with the existing power supply?  I will be looking at dental CT scans on this machine. thanks Brent

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Hi, I have lenovo ideapad z570 with nvidia g540  graphics card installed.can I upgrade my laptop to GeForce GTX 675M?

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A:Can I upgrade my Graphics card?

welcome to the community!
the gpu in your machine is soldered onto the system board. so, not upgradeable.
hth to clarify a bit.

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Looking For a Graphics Card Upgrade Of My Old PC.
I don't know what type of port I have to do that.
Please look at those images and help me to identify.....

My black port can be seen in image two.
My System Specifications:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86 GHz processor
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit dual boot.
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 256 MB DDR2 VGA
Is the port shown in the image is a PCI-Express slot?
And what version is it?PCI-Express 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0?PCI-Express 16 or 8?
I want to know about it because I think to upgrade to Nvidia GeForce 750 GTX 1GB Card.
Please help me to identify the port.

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Hi ive looked throughthis forum and brought a graphics card for my h30-00 but it was too big to fit in my machine does anyone know a grphics card that will go straight into it and be ok seems that the pc is like a laptop style setup and help would be much appreciated. Thanks

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3650 and was wondering if I can upgrade the graphics card to geforce gtx 960 or if there are any other graphics cards that I can upgrade to.

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

No you cant.  The Slim Case will only take low profile Geforce 210 to 610 cards.

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I own a HP 15-r014tx Notebook PC and it comes with i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 2 GB of NVIDIA GeForce 820M.I mainly use my laptop for gaming purposes and sometimes i have lag spikes. My frame rate drop from 60 (average) to sub 10. I would like to know if there is a possible way to upgrade my graphics card and replace it with something better in GeForce series ? 

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Hello, is it possible for me to upgrade my HP Pavilion TS 15 Notebook PC's graphics card? It currently has a Nvidia  GT 740m graphics card with 2GB VRAM.[Product no. : F7R48EA#ACQ]

A:Graphics card upgrade

Hi, Unfortunately not, the Nvidia gpu is integrated into the system board and is not an upgradeable component. Regards, DP-K

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I know that the GTX 750 ti works but i am wondering that does the GTX 1050 ti works. Because the dimensions are the same.Please help me out GTX 750 TI:http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-750-ti/specificationsGTX 1050 TI:https://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1050/#specs

A:H30-50 - Graphics card upgrade for my H30-50

Hello SYsalomon,Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.As long as its the right size and is compatible with the BIOS it should not be an issue, just make sure that there is enough power to run things.
You can use something like http://powersupplycalculator.net/ to try and calculate an estimate of power you would need.
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I currently have a nvidia geforce 9500 GS 512mb dedicated graphics card.
Its not that old, but from what i hear its not that good eaither. I couldnt find this particular one on the list of graphics cards on the forums aswell which im not sure is good.

I was wondering which graphics card i should upgrade to, as im not too sure since theres so many differant ones. I play quite a few games and i use my pc alot of the time so i would like quite a good one.

Could anyone recommend one for me if they know a good one?


A:which graphics card to upgrade too?

Your CPU will bottleneck any good GPU unless you take it past 3 ghz. Do you have a good power supply? What model/brand? How about a budget?

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Ok like it states in the title I want to upgrade my graphics card.
My Desktop PC name & model: HP Pavillion 550-101na
My Motherboard: 2B52
If more detail is needed please ask.

Right now I have a dual-graphics card setup which was pre-built when I bought it.
The Graphics cards are: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics + R5 Dial Graphics.

I want to upgrade to a better graphics card which can support more games, etc.
Would you know if my motherboard could support an upgrade and what graphics card would you recommend.
Thanks in advance!

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Is it possible to upgrade the built in Nvidia GeForce GT 745A card to one more suitable for gaming? I unstand it is alot of work and it's costly to install a graphics card in an AIO pc. If not, does anyone know how I can modify more of my settings to make games run smoothly? Many games run fine (such as GTA 5) but some are still choppy and have to be run at low settings (such as Forza Hotrizon 3).

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So I wanted to know if It is possble for me to upgrade my graphics card. I have a AMD A9-9410 CPU, I have a Radeon R5 Graphics card + 5 compute cores (2C+3G if that helps) and Im curious to see if I can upgrade my graphics card. The screenshot is a picture of my computer info via dxdiag. Thanks Just lemme know if I can upgrade it or not 

A:Graphics card upgrade

No there is no removable part that could be upgraded. All the video function is on chips soldered into the motherboard. This is true of almost all laptops. 

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I am currently using a GeForce MX/MX 400 graphics card. Forgive me if the answer is obvious, as I am a bit illiterate when it comes to computers, but should I upgrade to something better? And if so, how do I know if a better graphics card is compatiable with my system or not?? I hope this isn't a hard question to answer... cause if I have to upgrade half a dozen things on my computer BEFORE I can even get a new graphics card... well, I really can't afford that, lol.

I am into PC gaming, and games seem to be needing higher minimum requirements all the time, which is why I am considering the upgrade. The graphics card I'm using now had a driver issue, where I have to use 56.73 to play Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, but that driver won't let me play City of Heroes. I have to upgrade the driver to 66.93 to play that game, but then the Vampire game has horrible graphic issues suddenly, so I have to rollback to 56.73 again JUST TO PLAY THE NEWER OF THE TWO GAMES!

I figure that maybe an upgrade would fix all this, and probably wouldn't hurt anyway since newer games will probably require me to upgrade later on anyway.

If anyone could shed some light on my situation, I'd appreciate it, thanks.

A:Should I upgrade to a new graphics card...?

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Although my computer is less than a year old, I think it's time to upgrade some of its parts. Mainly speaking the RAM chips, and video card, all in the name of improving gaming experience. (Half life 2 on full power requires one helluva beast of a machine to run flawlessly).

I've got a Toshiba Satellite A75 (not sure on the other 4 numbers, but I will find them) dual 3.06 Ghz P4's, ATi Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP AGP internal DAC (400Mhz) (128Mb) I think 512MB RAM, but on the system info screen it says I've got 384mb RAM. 60 (56)GB hard drive. Matshita DVD-ram RW. My screen can run up to the 1280x800x60hz setting, which it's on normally, and sometimes reduced for games. Anything else I left out, let me know.

I think I've found the RAM chip that I want, the Kingston 1GB DDR SODIMM . It's the most RAM I can cram into this Toshiba, or at least the most that is listed as per Toshiba's website. A member an another board recommended THIS. It looks like the same product and has the saem specs, anyone think it's different or see and conflictions? I think this needs to be upped as sometimes during HL2DM, I get a blue screen of death saying that a memory dump is being performed, and I have to restart.

I was hoping to stick with ATi as the current chip I have now has been good to me, and HL2 seems to run a little better on an ATi chip.

I can't really find another Mobility Radeon chip for sale, even though ATi has them listed on their si... Read more

A:Graphics card and RAM upgrade Q's

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old Graphics Card Gtx 660 2gb twink fronz
ram 8gb ddr3
proc: g630 2.8 ghz
power supply:560watt
PC Depot Online. MSI GF N750GTX-TI PCIE 2GB DDR5 128BIT
new one Gtx 750 Ti 2gb Twink Fronz
this one very cheap

new proc:G3220 3Ghz
is good choice

for gaming in mid end pc

A:upgrade Graphics Card ?

you wont see any benifit, in fact youll probably see a decline.

the 660 scores higher in future mark than the 750ti as well as getting higher frame rates in most games. youll see an improvement if you get a 760.

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I want to use my laptop to run games every now and then but I feel that my graphics card isn't good enough. Is there any way I can upgrade it?I have ann HP Pavilion notebook and the model no. is: 15t-ab200 

A:Can I Upgrade my Graphics Card

@SpitFire1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but unlike desktops, which use cards, laptops have chips that are soldered directly to the motherboard or system board, or come in the form of "modules".Only a very limited subset of HP laptops actually allow the replacement of processor, audio, video or WiFi "modules" and, as far as I can tell, yours is not one of these models.This means there is really no way to upgrade the video, WiFi, or processor on your laptop. You're stuck with what came with the PC.

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I have an hp pavilion 15 laptop running the AMD 10 and Radeon HD 8610G and was wondering if I could upgrade my graphics card to a higher quality or is it integrated? thank you

A:Can I upgrade my graphics card?

Hi, Normally over 90% of consumers laptops won't have this kind of upgrade. I don't know model/product of your hp pavilion 15 laptop but I can answer No you can't because this is impossible or very hard and cost more $$ in comparision with the price of a new machine. Regards.

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Hi can anyone advise me what graphic cards would be a vast improvement on the current AMD radeon r5 330 currently installed. I have no idea of what will fit the case, motherboard and power supply.

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Recently i posted a thread regarding upgrading a few things on my Pc. This is a side note from that. I currently have a Gefore FX5900 Nividia card. I want to upgrade to a faster newer card with at least pixel shading 2. I know that the PCI express cards are the go. Unfortunately i dont have a mother board that supports PCI -e so i have to go for a AGP card. What is the best and fastest card i can get ? Not stressed about the money. But whats the best. 6600 was mentioned by someone. Cheers in advance.

A:Graphics card upgrade.

well here is one of the best ones, but really for that price with only agp slot it's not really worth it, because you will only see so much of a good speed boost


or better prices

but how old is your system, because to play games these days you may want to just save up and consider a rebuild

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i currently have intel hd graphics ... whch is not up to my mark! and wanna upgrade from 4 GB ddr3l sdram to 8 GB... so please help me with this details... and if iam eligible ... thnak u ...am new to HP.

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A:Can i upgrade my graphics card and ram?

@Sharon_Paulson?No worries.   The current Intel graphics solution is part of the Intel Pentium CPU. (SoC system on a chip) Your notebook is an entry level(Pentium, not Intel Core i3 - i7 series) one without discrete graphics. If you had a unit with higher specs, perhaps even switchable graphics, then upgrading would not be so much of an issue. As it stands now, you can upgrade the memory, but not the graphics solution.

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What do you guys think of this AGP Card? Any Good?

GAINWARD BLISS 7800GS G71 CHIP,500+/1400+MHz,512MB DDR3

i know it's a dying AGP Type but i just can't afford the PCIe upgrade so any thoughts appreciated.


I have just bought one so be gentle

A:Graphics Card Upgrade!.!

It's a really good graphics card, don't worry.

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Hi all

I've just decided to upgrade my desktop, which has 64bit capability/hardware, to win7 64 bit. It's part of me investing a small amount of cash in my desktop to make it really strong for another year or so before I retire it (hand it over to my Mom, haha) and upgrade to a strong laptop.

My question is: I have an NVidea 64bit board and an ASUS cpu--should I get an NVidea graphics card, or another brand will be just as good? Thanks.

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Quote: Originally Posted by MisterActorMan

Hi all

I've just decided to upgrade my desktop, which has 64bit capability/hardware, to win7 64 bit. It's part of me investing a small amount of cash in my desktop to make it really strong for another year or so before I retire it (hand it over to my Mom, haha) and upgrade to a strong laptop.

My question is: I have an NVidea 64bit board and an ASUS cpu--should I get an NVidea graphics card, or another brand will be just as good? Thanks.

Well, first off, there are only two companies that make CPU's, thats AMD and Intel. You probably have a Asus motherboard. Now, for you're question, you need to know if you have a 16x PCI-e port in your motherboard for a card, and, you need to tell us what you wanna do with the card.

If you play games, you need a good one. For HD video, it can be not that good, and for just browsing you dont really need one. If you wanna upgrade just for the show, go ahead, even if it wont do anything crucial.

Anyways, There are two companies that design Grahpics cards, thats Nvidia and ATI. These day's ATI has the most powerful cards, but for the more normal cards, either company is cool.
Hope this helps, Coolnes

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Hi All,
I had purchased a Dell-Inspiron 13500 a year back.After using it for a year,I do think that I should upgrade the Intel Graphics to a Nvidia Card.So , I wanted to ask of their is any way I should upgrade it or not and if yes, how to upgrade it.
Guransh Chaudhary

A:Graphics Card upgrade

To do this, you must replace the mainboard - which will also mean replacing the CPU.  You'll also need a new heatsink assembly and likely, a new AC power adapter.   Together, plan on it costing about $250-300  in parts, plus the labor to do the installation if you don't do it yourself.

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I am running X-Plane 10 not entirely satisfactorily becasue of the need for higher spec Graphics card and this is even more imprtant as I wnat to upgrade X-plane 10 to X-Plane 11 which recommends GeForce GTX1070. I need to be sure that the present system can handle this though as there may be issues re compatibility with existing computer parts or power requirements. I am not knowledgeable about all these aspects.  Can anyone help please?The Z400 details are as follows:- 3.07 ghz Intel Xeon W3550 Multicore - 4 in total16GB ramBus Clock 4800 mhzNVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 Display Adapter

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I would like to upgrade my graphics card as now struggling to play recent games. Any suggestions?

Current spec

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233609 MB, Free - 76994 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0FJ030, , ..CN7082164KG0XN.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Graphics card upgrade

What's the model name and model number of that Dell?

What's the 7-character service tag number on the sticker?

What's the wattage of the power supply?


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Hi I use Hp af008ax laptop. I want to upgrade my gpu. Can i put a new gpu with high spec in this laptop?

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I assembled my PC in mid 2010 and it's still runs OK for my purposes except that I feel that Firefox and other programs that I use feel somehow sluggish and I attribute this to the naive graphics card I'm using (AMD RADEON HD 5450) even with the latest Catalyst drivers. I picked this up on purpose because it has no fan (I'm not a gamer anyway).
Now that it's 2014, I'm asking a recommendation for a more powerful graphics card that uses no fan at all in order to enjoy more powerful graphics in Firefox, youtube, flash, photoshop,...etc without adding any extra noise.

Thanks in advance.

A:Better no fan graphics card for upgrade

I sort of doubt that it is your sluggish problem especially with Firefox. That could be due to your internet connection.

What size hard drive and is it close to being full? Do you defrag it periodically?

With that said, check out the Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GT730 4GB.

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Hi There , Please could you recommend a better GPU for this PC for playing games such as BFBC2 , or is it a waste of time to upgrade the GPU in this PC.

Acer M3800 Desktop

Intel core 2quad q8300 @2.5 ghz

3 gig DDR3 RAM ( although there are 4 slots on mother board )

Nvidia geforce 315

PSU 350w

Many Thanks

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I'm planning on upgrading my Dell Inspiron 3847, GT 705 graphics card to a better one.
Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 OC2 & ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5. Between those two are any of them compatible for Dell Inspiron 3847?


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I have the dell Inspiron 580s and i have the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator as built in video card.

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card and wanted to know what my options were

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

After some reserch on the dell website I found out that you pc is a small form factor, but it does have 1 PCI-E X16 connector, the only thing that you would be limited by would be the form factor and the power supply.
just to make sure this is the computer:http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-580s/pd ?

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Just wondering if I can upgrade the graphics card on my HP Envy m7 - u009dx Notebook... It came with a 940mx & I was really looking to upgrade it... 

A:Can I upgrade the graphics card?

Not without replacing the motherboard. I think there is a version with a 950MX, but the cost of replacing the motherboard for that modest upgrade would not make sense. The video is not a "card" as we understand it on a desktop. Soldered right into the motherboard. 

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I have a Pegatron M2N78-LA (Violet) motherboard, and for a time now I could never figure out whether it had PCI express 1.0 or 2.0 slot. I still don't have a solid answer which is why I am here. I do game a fair bit and I would like a very solid and dependable upgrade.

Any suggestions?

A:Looking to upgrade graphics card

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I was wanting to upgrade my computer's graphics card, the reason being my computer has 1.5 GB of RAM but still lags in games which only recommend around 512 MB because they also recommend a better graphics card.

I have a Dell Dimension B110 and my graphics card is a Intel 82865G, what graphics card would you suggest I buy for it?

Unfortunately, I don't think that the B110 has an AGP or PCI-Express slot, and no I don't feel like buying an entirely new motherboard.

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Clone512 said:

Unfortunately, I don't think that the B110 has an AGP or PCI-Express slot, and no I don't feel like buying an entirely new motherboard.Click to expand...

No it doesn't, as seen here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim1100/EN/SM/parts.htm#wp1076314

You don't want to update to a new board with PCI-Express, but you want a better graphics card to game with !

... Well there is a good Topic here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51437.html

But I wouldn't do that

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Currently, I have a XFX GTS250 512MB Core Edition gpu in my computer and now some voice in my head tells me to upgrade a bit on this.
I have a bit of a tight budget at max R2000 and was wondering if a card like this would be an ample upgrade: http://titan-ice.co.za/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=51_143&products_id=5141

I have an idea that this the component causing some irritating lag in games, and I suspect that this will get worse when my new monitor arrive(a 27 inch) which will have larger res than my current 20inch 1600x900

I also prefer to run my games at the highest level possible, so tuning down the quality is not an option

Any comments, ideas etc etc are welcome

PS: Rest of specs is:
AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz;
Corsair 4gb ddr3 1333;
Running WinXP Pro

A:Graphics Card upgrade

I am running a GTX460 myself, I am a gamer and I find it quite a nice card. It isn't the best out there but it is pretty decent.

However, things you need to also consider are:

1) What PSU do you currently have, it may not be enough to support the new card as it will require more power to run it.
2) Using WinXP is limiting your graphics a bit as you can only use DirectX 9. DirectX 10 and 11 are Vista and Windows 7 only, so you are missing out on their improvements.

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Can we upgrade graphics card of HP-ay503TX laptopMy current graphics card is of amd 2 GB and i want to replace it with amd 4 gb

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My current desktop configuration:

Intel P4 2.66 GHz
RAM: 1 GB (will upgrade to 2GB)
Motherboard: MSI PM8PM L
Current OS: Win XP 32-bit

I am planning to upgrade OS to Windows 7. For this I want to upgrade the Graphics Card. Looking at motherboard configuration can anyone suggest me the best Graphics card?

My board supports AGP 4x/8x card. The specification says 32-bits, so can I install Radeon HD 3650 card which is 128-bit? Please suggest.


A:Upgrade Graphics Card

htank, welcome to the forums.

Will that card work with Windows 7? Yes it will. Is it worth buying just for Windows 7? Others may say yes, but personally I would say no. Reason for that is you are liable to run into all kinds of problems getting it to work due to being an AGP card, if you haven't yet do a search of this forum and you will find there have been all kinds of problems getting AGP cards to work in Windows 7 (there is a 27 page thread stickied at the top of this forum). Most of the problems stem from AGP not being fully supported and the lack of a proper AGP driver (not to be confused with the driver for the video card), that allows the video card driver to work properly.

Also depending on your current power supply, you may also need to upgrade it for that card as the card requires an external connection to the power supply.

Another thing is that sad to say, but the card you linked to costs about what your whole computer is worth. Also if you do get that card and then decide down the road to get a new computer, you won't be able to move the card to the new computer as there are no computers being sold with AGP slots anymore.

Normally I am all for upgrading as necessary, but in cases like yours I usually recommend on holding off on Windows 7 until such a time as you get a new computer that is more in line with running it without needlessly spending money to get there.

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