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Q: Upgrade graphics card?

Hey all, Like many others, I cheated out on a graphics card (yes I can play things like guild wars 2, League of Legends, Hitman and others) but I was wondering if I could upgrade my graphics card for a HP pavilion 15-au-020wm

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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.....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145015

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.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130317

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
 

A:Graphics card upgrade and power supply upgrade

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Hi,
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)
RAM 24GB
Thanks

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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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I have a AMD 5750 graphics card circa 2011. I would like to upgrade a step or two. Any suggestions?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 912 GB (617 GB Free); D: 114 GB (84 GB Free); L: 297 GB (285 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gateway, FX6840
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated
 

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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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iam looking to install a graphics card to my computer system i just dont know what is a compatible graphics card any suggestions would be helpful many thanks

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Hi,  is it possible to upgrade the graphics card on this machine?  Product Number is F4T58EA#ABU Thanks

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

No sorry video card is permanently soldered to the motherboard...no removal or upgrade possible. 

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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.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAINWARD-BLISS...QQcmdZViewItem

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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System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3


Computer:
AMD Anthlon(tm) 64 Processor
3200+
1.99GHz, 1.25GB of RAM
Physical Address Extenstion

HP Pavilion ZV6000

Can someone point me in the right direction to upgrade my graphics card?
Like I play an online game known as runescape and I play in hd but the FPS is still kinda low:/
Just wondering.

A:Upgrade Graphics card?

Its easy

If you know the mfg of your card go to that website. Go to downloads section and download most current driver, card and firmware (if any)

Do not know the mfg?

Download this first and find out

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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I Have the dell Inspiron 580s and want to upgrade my graphics card on their site i found this 1
ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3
will it work

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Is this a desktop or laptop?

If this is a laptop, did you check to see if the card can be replace? Most laptops have integrated cards that can't be replaced.

Have you checked to see if your card is replaceable?

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hello i have a an HP a1213w desktop pc. i increased the ram to 1536 mb added a second hard drive and currently have a nvidia geforce fx 5500 card. any ideas on an upgrade for my card? thanks for the replys in advance
 

A:Want to upgrade my graphics card..

What do you want it to be capable of doing that it cant do now?
 

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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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Good morning,

I'm looking for some general advice around my graphics card on my rig. The rig itself is just over 3 years old now (see specs next to my name) It was a customised one and at the time I went for pretty much the best of everything that I could afford at the time. I have upgraded a couple of things, namely memory and hard-drives over the past couple of years, but I've not really needed to do much else as even by todays standards it runs games on high sometimes ultra..depending.

I'm looking at either obtaining another GTX280 (1gb) and running in SLI (I know its dated now but as previously mentioned it still runs games at high) I am bidding on a couple on ebay...as it seems I can't get them from many places now. My other option is to splash out on one of the newer GTX 680 cards... but at £370 I don't think I can justify it on the basis that I don't think it will improve my system by £370! I can probably pick up a GTX 280 for between £60 - £80 or less if i'm lucky!

What are your thoughts?
 

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Hi,
Basically I'm looking to upgrade my PC's graphics card, and I'm totally new to it all.
I am however aware of the fact that for some strange reason, the novatech "gaming" PC I bought, the iFlame Pro, comes with an intergrated graphics card, the Intel HD Family. This is the PC
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/pcs/W-1536.htmlClick to expand...

And this is my DXDIAG (I have no idea what part so take it all!)

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System Information
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Time of this report: 6/22/2012, 21:14:34
Machine name: HAL-3000
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NOVATECH LTD
System Model: DESKTOP PC
BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/02/11 18:56:45 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4008MB RAM
Page File: 1999MB used, 7007MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retai... Read more

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Two of the main reasons I wanted a High end hardware PC is for gaming and music production. With gaming there is a small issue, I noticed that my graphics card is really not that powerful and have to constantly run on minimum graphics in the games's settings.  Hardware Information:Processor- Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.90 GHzRAM- 12.0GB (11.9 GB useable)Graphics- Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 (1.00GB adapter RAM) Since this a newer laptop im sure I can upgrade the graphics driver, also if I can upgrade, ive been looking into nvidia GeForce drivers. Which one would fit in to the laptop, or if there is a specific type of graphics driver I must use for this laptop.                                                                                                                      Thank You for your time.

A:May I upgrade my graphics card?

Hi, It is a CTO (Configure To Order) machine therefore I can't find its real specs but from your information it only has Graphics- Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 (1.00GB adapter RAM) therefore the short answer is no you can't upgrade its video card. Actually it does not video card to upgrade because Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 is integrated to the CPU and motherboard. Regards.

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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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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 currently have an XFX "XFX MI-A78S-8209" mobo running Windows 7 Ultimate with a Galaxy GT430 1gb pci 2.0 ... The question is can I upgrade my graphics card to an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB GDDR5 OC VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card ? Any help would be greatly appreciated... here are some of the other specs

QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 910, 2571 MHz
450W power supply
 

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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 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
 

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161237

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131136

good luck.
 

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Ok i just got enough money to finally upgrade my graphics card but i am worried about the installation. Is there anything special i have to do once i physically change the old one out with the new one? or can i just change it and all the drivers will be installed and stuff.

A:Want to upgrade Graphics card.

Hello there & welcome to Seven Forums.
I'd suggest you read this first: basic etiquette for first time posters. It's harder for us to help & give you advice if we don't know what your system specs are.
Regarding the graphics card change, it's not that difficult to do.

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Hi, I just realised I need to up my CPU and GPU to play Mass Effect Andromeda. Can I upgrade my graphics card on HP Pavilion 15-n266sa Notebook? With APU A8-4555M Quad-Core, Radeon HD 7610M, 8 GB RAM I am below min requirements. My GPU and CPU only reach about 75% below min system requirements. RAM is fine.

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I have a HP d4000e with a new blue ray player installed but the nVidia 6200se video card will not support the blue ray player, can anyone recommend an agp video card to replace it and where do I get it.
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

In order to play Blu-ray content you'll need (besides the Blu-ray player ofc):

A HDCP-capable software media player (you should have received one with the player);
A HDCP-capable video card (all modern video cards from 2007 and onwards);
And a HDCP-capable display (if it has a HDMI input, then it should also have HDCP).
What's HDCP?
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a form of copy protection that basically lets you play only on devices that have this feature.
Check this link if you want to learn more about it.

Back to your question, if you can find one in your area, HIS makes an AGP version of the ATi Radeon HD 4350 which is excellent for Blu-ray playback and is also pretty cheap.
The full name for it should be HIS Radeon HD4350 iFan 512MB DDR3 64-bit AGP.
Sapphire also makes an AGP HD 4650: Sapphire Radeon HD4650 1GB DDR2 128-bit AGP. This is a bit more expensive than the other, but is also more suitable for gaming (if you care).
If you tell me in which country you live, I could also give you some suggestions where to buy one.

PS: Both cards are HDCP-compliant.
 

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System Specs

Current Not Overclocked (yet )

Win 7 64bit RTM
OCZ 400Watt PSU
AMD2+ 2.8ghz Kuma Core
AMD Athlon 7450 Black Edition
Core Voltage 1.136 V
ASUS M3N78-VM Motherboard
SouthBridge Chipset NVIDIA GeeForce 8200 Rev A2
Bios Date 9/11/2009
Version 1309
Brand American Megatrends
Version 0907
500 gig maxtor
2 x 2GB Corsair Memory 400MHz
Memory DDR2
DC Mode- Ganged
NB 1800MHz

BFG 9500GT PCIExpress
Drivers 8.16.11.9107
CLocks
...............
Core 550MHz
Shaders 1375MHz
Memory 333MHz
...............
Memory
...............
Size 1024MBytes
Type DDR2
Bus Width 128Bits
FurMark
MAx Temp 56c

Tested with FurMark
FurMark NO AA 10513 Marks - Time 600000 ms
Average Frame Rate - 18

Looking for something in the NVIDIA Range Please

A:I'd Like to Upgrade my Graphics Card

Just two questions,

1. What do you intend to be doing (Gaming, Video Editing, etc)
2. Whats your price range?

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My relatively new desktop came with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 graphics card, which is fine for low to mid end gaming, but I'm wondering if it's possible to get a better card to play more taxing games/clear up framerate issues. The Geek Squad at Best Buy said it isn't, but the description page for this product on the lenovo website says it's supposed to be easily upgradeable and I stumbled on an amazon review ( https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ideacentre-710-Desktop-90FB000BUS/product-reviews/B01G7296YU ) that says it can be done with a special adapter, but I'm vague on the details and the link the reviewer apparently provides doesn't show up for me. Can I get a final word on whether I can upgrade the graphics? and if so, how (I'm ok with buying additional hardware if neccessary)?

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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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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 am really new to computers, so I followed a friend's advice and purchased this computer (Slim Desktop 410-030) for gaming. However, I came to find out later that the computer wasn't really all that well equipped for gaming straight from the factory. So, I've been looking at ways that I can possibly upgrade this computer to better suit my needs since I JUST bought this thing a few months ago. I need to get an actual dedicated graphics card, I know at least that, but according to a techie that I went to about upgrading the computer, there isn't actually enough space in this computer to get an updated graphics card. So to remedy that, apparently I have to get a whole new case for the computer. And ON TOP of all of that, apparently there's not even enough power in this computer to handle a new graphics card. I feel so hopelessly lost and helpless. What on Earth am I supposed to do to get some form of satisfactory gaming power out of this thing? Any recommendations on good graphics cards and upgrades that won't completely bankrupt me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,Linnea

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Hello! I have recently purchased an HP Pavilion 550-222ur and found out that the default graphics card (GeForce GT 730) is underperforming in most games. So I  want to get a more powerful one (was thinking GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Asus GeForce GTX 950 mini). While researching the upgrade possibility, I found out that some graphics cards fail to function on HP-branded PCs due to some BIOS issue. So the question is: will the graphics cards mentioned in this post work? And if those cards are compatible, I will have to get a better PSU as well, right? Thanks in advance. Providing specifications of my PC for reference purposes: http://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/HP-Pavilion-550-200-Desktop-PC-series/9259612/model/9764558/docu...

A:Graphics card upgrade

GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Asus GeForce GTX 950 mini are not viable for your specific desktop PC. The internal 180W PSU, as shown in the specs that you graciously provided a link to,  is a definite showstopper. Your PC is, unfortunately, not what one would call a good upgrade candidate as HP did not state which case format it has. I will ask HP about it.

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I'm not sure what graphcis cards are compatible with my mother board. i have a D845PECE with a crappy nvidia geforce 4 mx 440. can anyone tell me the best/cheapest upgrade i can get?

Motherboard:
http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/ce/index.htm
 

A:Need help with Graphics Card upgrade!

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Hi

I have seen other peoples screens and compared to theirs, mine seems a little less defined. Here are the specs of the Graphics:


Graphics Processor Properties
Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 (Asus AGP-V9400 Magic)
GPU Code Name NV18B
PCI Device 10DE / 0185
Transistors 29 million
Process Technology 0.15u
Bus Type AGP
Memory Size 128 MB
GPU Clock 250 MHz
RAMDAC Clock 350 MHz
Pixel Pipelines 2
TMU Per Pipeline 2
Vertex Shaders Not Supported
Pixel Shaders 1 (v0.5)
DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v7.0
Pixel Fillrate 500 MPixel/s
Texel Fillrate 1000 MTexel/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 165 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 331 MHz
Bandwidth 2648 MB/s

Graphics Processor Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=products
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/driversClick to expand...

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I am not sure if the graphics card is inbuilt in the asus board :


Motherboard ID 02/03/2004-nVidia-nForce-A7N8XńXC-00
Motherboard Name Asus A7N8X-XClick to expand...

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If it is, and someone suggests an upgrade, how would I go about adding one ??

Many Thanks

Mike
 

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Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card in my HP Pavillion Notebook ( model # N5P49UA#ABA) from the installed  AMD Radeon R5 toan  AMD R9 Graphics card or higher and how is that done? Thank You SDHillmon1

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Hi, I think your machine is an HP Pavilion 17-g120nr Notebook :     http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04773635 It has   2.2gHz up to 2.5GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 graphics with up to 2048MB total graphics memory The answer is no, you can't upgrade video card on your machine (actually on nearly all consumers class machines) because your machine has integrated video chip which is "soldered" to the motherboard. Regards.

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Hi all, My daughter got a H30-05 desktop pc for christmas and it's quite nice for her 1st pc. However I'm wanting to beef up the graphics a bit and an thinking about buying possibly a GeForce GTX 950 or a 960.I'm wondering if these mini gfx cards will work in this pc? Also i think i will need to buy a seperate psu as the system wont be powerful enough for one of these cards.   Anyone successfully upgraded one?

A:H30-05 upgrade graphics card

I've had many people ask me this. It will work fine, but you will need a more powerful power supply, and also the adapters for them 




I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. I'm a volunteer; I don't work for Lenovo.

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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 have a dell dimension 300 desktop which is quite old, however i have upgraded a few things in it, including the hard drive and the ram. I have recently decided to upgrade it from xp to windows 7, and have found that the graphics card is not good enough to run windows 7! I need a new one, on a limited budget and it needs to be able to run windows 7, and be compatible with my dell dimension 3000. I have no idea about graphics cards. I dont know what i need to buy nd how to install it when i get one so any help is appreciated!
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

It says on the Dell site that that PC is not Compatible with Windows 7
 

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Hello,
I got a new job so I can afford to upgrade my computer finally. I have recently upgraded to a 4 core cpu which I love so much! Better then a two core. Any ways, on topic, I have a ATI Radeon 3200, if you read my post before, most likely not because it was long time ago, but I'd like to upgrade to the ATI Radeon 5670. I found out I have a PCI express x16 slot so it will handle it. But I'm confused by the watts. My power supply gives me the measurements in volts, 100-127v, 50/60Hz, it is a ATXO300DSWB power supply. I couldn't find my graphics card specs anywhere.. not even on AMD's website. But compared to the 3400, I'm guessing it is about 400-550 watts, since the 3400 requires 550 watts.

[EDIT] Upon more research, I found out my current graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 3200, is an onboard graphics card. Will I still be able to upgrade?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please and thank you!
TheJ3
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade - Help!

Usually the product model of a power supply contains
the power rating of the power supply.
Usually,not always.
From you model I would guess it is only 300 watts.
Going to need to upgrade that.
Get something like a corsair,OCZ,antec or something
similar of good quality.
Probably want at least 600 watts.
Im assuming you have a standard ATX case.
You can add the video card to the pci express X16 slot and more than
likely disable the onboard video in the BIOS setup.
 

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I have A fx5200 128 mb ddr ram. And don't get me wrong here it's a great card, it's just that i feel like getting a personal cinema card or an all in wonder, and also i need something with a dvi connector. (thinkin of getting another monitor). Just wonderin which one is a good buy. And at least as good or better for games than the one i have.
 

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Hey everyone,

I am wanting to purchase a new video card as I recently purchased a game that requires more memory than my current card has. I am wondering if there are any restricitons I need to be aware of as far as compatabilty with my pc goes, and if when I do purchase the new card, if I am supposed to plug my monitor into it. I think this site is wonderfull and I think all of you who know who offer advise do all of us who don't are even more wonderfull. Thanks much!
 

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Hi there, I have the HP8-1375EA with just the standard GT 640 which obviously came with the prebuilt desktop, i do alot of gaming on the computer and the graphics card is just holding it back massively so i definately need an upgrade but obviously have my concerns like will it fit in the box, is the power supply enough, and will the system even take it, the power supply is currently 460w, the graphics card im looking at upgrading to is the GTX 960 or 950 and both of them only take an additional 50w compared to the GT 640 which takes 350w so im not sure that will be a problem so my question really is will the system accept the new change or will it not even work? and the case is quite small so will it fit inside? im not too sure how big the 960 or 950's are so im not sure how much space ill be looking for when i open it up.

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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.
 

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My friend has a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop computer that he bought few years ago. He wants to upgrade his graphics card and this is what he has now.

Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
512 GB Ram
2.40 GHz
 

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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

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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.

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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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