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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 was looking to upgrade to this graphics card from the IGPU: https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/Radeon-RX-460-2GT-LP.html#hero-specification I was wondering if the PCI Express slot would output enough power to run this card. Do I need a new power supply, and if so, what do you recommend? It currently has the stock 240W power supply.

A:Graphics card upgrade

I don't confirm whether the RX460 can support, but can support the options example is as follows? Optional Discrete Graphics SolutionsAMD Radeon HD 6350 (512 MB) PCIe x16(includes a DMS-59 to Dual VGA Y Cable)AMD Radeon HD7450 (1 GB) PCIe x16(includes a DVI to VGA adapter cable)NVIDIA NVS 300 (512 MB) PCIe x16(Includes a DMS-59 to Dual VGA Y Cable)NVIDIA NVS 310 (512 MB) PCIe x16NVIDIA GeForce GT630 (2 GB) FH PCIe x16(includes a DP to DVI-D adapter and a DVI-I to VGA adapter)





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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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Hi, im currently looking to upgrade my computer's graphics card. I have a dell inspiron 3847, with a 300w power supply unit.
The current graphics card is the nvidia gt 705
Im looking to replace it with a "gtx 1050 2gb. This card requires a 300w psu.
Is this compatible with my pc?

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Two things to watch for:  your system likely doesn't have power connectors for a video card, so be sure the card you buy doesn't need them.s
The other thing is to make sure the card you want fits the system physically - there are differences in physical size depending on the card you choose.
Otherwise, that chip should work -- provided the card itself fits your chassis and draws power only from the mainboard.

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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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After buying my Dell Dimension 3000, and trying to play "Black and White 2" i found that i cant play it because my graphics card doesnt have a pixel shader or something. Iv been looking into buying a new graphics card but i have no idea where to begin. Im not entirely sure but i think my computer doesnt have agp, is this a problem?. Is there a strong market for PCI graphics cards.I checked on dabs.comand found a few but i dont know where to look for the pixel shader requirments. If someone could point me in the direction to get the correct card for my system.
DAvid
 

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I am a noob at upgrading and installing parts in computers. I bought a gaming computer from amazon and it has been running quite well so far, but I intend on upgrading the graphics card. Maybe paying some-one to do it for me, as I have no knowledge what so ever on how to install/remove a graphics card.
Current PC Specs that I know of:
Processor: AMD Quad Core 4130.
Graphics Card: ATI HD 5450.
Power Supply: According to the Seller. 110v, 500 watts.
As you can see I do not know much about my computer. But here is a link to the product that I bought from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1kaSsXv
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I play games like: COD: Ghosts, COD 4: Modern Warfare, GTA V [When and IF it comes out on PC], Garrys Mod, WoW, Portal 2 and other high end graphics games. - Overall, I need a recommendation on what graphics card to buy, and would it both run and fit in my computer. [I live in the UK and my budget is aprox. £150]. Sorry if I have either posted this in the wrong thread, or if I am not giving enough information. Please inform me if you require more info.

EDIT!: I found some information about my computer from the amazon link, here is some Product Details:
Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Type: AMD BULLDOZER [4130 Quad Core]
Processor Speed: 3.9 GHz
Processor Socket: SocketAM3
Processor Count: 4 Memory
RAM Size: 8000 MB
Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive
Hard Drive Size: 1000 GB
Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA
Additional Drives: DVD+-RW Graphics
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A:Graphics Card Upgrade

With that budget and 500 watts, you should not be too limited in your purchases. One thing you need to check is if your Power Supply has a set of 6 pin connectors or 8 pin connectors because sometimes on the pre-bought machines they do not have too many.

Here is what I would recommend if you have at least 2 6 Pins available:

Highest
R9 280 £175
or
R9 270X £140

Those would both be excellent cards with the 280 being the best and the 270X being right below it in terms of performance. Both would be a huge step up from an HD 5450.
 

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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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I am trying to find out if my laptop has  dedicated Graphics with the intel 4600 or if i can upgrade the graphics card to run more modern games for my son. Or even VR?  Model number G6U46UA#ABA

A:Graphics card upgrade

Hi,Only integrated Intel HD graphics 4600.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04350104Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409752You can't upgrade processor or graphics. It is unique and integrated to the motherboard.RegardsVisruth

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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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I really need a new graphics card. Gaming is near impossible even though I have a great cpu and 8 gb of RAM, all because of my GeForce 230M graphics card. Is it possible for me to upgrade my graphics card? And if I can what should I upgrade it to? If I can't should I just buy a new pc? I know this computer and the graphics card is quite old. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Graphics card upgrade?

The graphics chip is soldered to the motherboard and is not a removeable or upgradeable component.  Right now HP is running some tremendous Black Friday deals on gaming laptops. They have an i7 7th gen 16 gigs of RAM dedicated video card and a 512 gig PCI-e M.2 drive for $900...normally would cost half again that much.  

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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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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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I have a XPS/Dimension XPS Gen 2. The graphic card it came with crapped on on me 6 months after my warranty expired, a friend let me borrow his generic card just to use on a temp basis. What can I upgrade to. I believe i only have an agp connection and i was referred a card that uses pci express, i assume it wont work. What can i do?
 

A:Upgrade graphics card

Just off the bat, I took a look to see what they have at www.tigerdirect.com. Click on Video Cards on the left side menu column, then select the submenu AGP cards. There are 40 cards to choose from. You'll have fun looking at the selection. Check to see that it is compatible with your processor. I would also see what kind of selection they have at www.directron.com. Those are my favorite two online stores for getting computer parts.
 

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I need to upgrade my PSU for me eMachines EL1352G-41w to 300w for my graphics card. DO I have to find one exactly for this pc model or can i find a non-oem one?
 

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I like to upgrade to a  GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5 64bit. I have a acceptable 350w ps. I question if the legacy bios ( non uefi ) can support this card - or something comparable ( under $125 ) I am simply replacing a geoforce gt 230 that is overheating constantly and shutting my system down. I

A:graphics card upgrade

Hi, UEFI enabled graphics cards vary by manufacturer.  Check with the specific manufacturer.  You might want to consider the EVGA NVIDIA GT 640. The GT 640 only requires a 350 watt power supply and is a single slot card. It's $70.  Check with EVGA for compatibility before you buy.

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Hello guys,
Im trying to find a new graphics card because im tired of my intergrated chipset
being unable to play good games (Fear 2, Fallout3, stuff like that) and I
wanted to start looking for a good graphics card to run good games on decent
settings. so can you guys please help me out because i dont know wat kind
of graphics card to look for...

Here are my system specs

Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000)
(6000.vista_gdr.100218-0019)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 530s
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2036MB RAM
Page File: 1383MB used, 2899MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 10

Advanced Graphics Info:

Card name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3100
DAC type: Internal
Display Memory: 286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 286 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Dell S199WFP(Analog)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/11/2008 19:36:08, 3301376 bytes
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C

and one more thing i have 2GB RAM and i want more how and where would i get that
Please and thank you for the help.
 

A:Looking to upgrade graphics card and RAM

In order to upgrade your ram you need to know how many slots are available and what's populating those slots. Run CPU-Z to get that info. If you have 4 slots and you're only using two, just get two more sticks that match what you currently have installed. If you have two slots, you need to remove what you have and just replace with the same type of RAM but 2 x 2GB set.

As far as the video card, it would help to know the specs of the power supply. If you have one of the slim chassis then you need a low profile card which limits your choices.

What's your price range for the video card?
 

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Interesting article on "How To!"
How to Upgrade Your Graphics Card - PCWorld

A:How to upgrade your graphics card.

Good article The Howling Wolves, It explains nicely the requirements that need to be met when upgrading and also the installation process.

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I have a HP Pavilion 23 Touchsmart All-In-One.  My Model # is 23-h024.  The Product No. is F3D46AA#ABA .  Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card?  The current graphics card is a  AMD Radeon HD 8400 with 512 memory.  This is bare minimum for Photoshop.  Adobe told me I need at least 1G to work smoothly.Thanks in advance, 

A:upgrade graphics card

Lamiller, welcome to the forum. No, here is what it says in the specifications: AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics (combined with the processor)Supports DX11Discrete graphics are not supported on this motherboard As you can see, there is no slot for a discrete video card on the motherboard. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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im running windows XP home currently have nvidia geforce 2 mx w/tv out (64 mb) pentium 4 1.8 GHz ram: 256 mb ddr. (i plan to add 512 mb to that very soon). i want to know if upgrading my graphics card to increase performance will make a noticeable difference and if so, please offer suggestions. im looking to spend no more than $150 for a graphics board. also, is there any way you can run two board in tandem? suggestions for good boards and other suggestions are appreciated. feedback on ram would be great too. if you would like to know any other sys info, please reply
 

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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.

Thanks.

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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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 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?
 

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Ok, I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop and need help choosing what to upgrade my graphics card to. I just want a cheap one, but one that's better than the 64 Mb one I currently have. All i need it for is to make my games run smoother and not crash so much. I don't have very much money so try to keep it cheap =)
Thanks in advance,
Tenko
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade Help

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Is this your machine?
click here Dell Demnsion 2400
What card do you have now?
What speed agp, 2x 4x 8x?
 

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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.

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Will the ASUS GeForce GTX STRIX 950 linked here fit inside a Dell Inspiron 3650?

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Hi NewbieDellUser
Thanks for writing to us.
ASUS GeForce GTX STRIX 950 is not tested by Dell.
Following are the cards that are tested and are sure to work.
NVIDIA, GeForce GT 730
AMD, Radeon R9 360
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hi all

i currently have a nvidia 8600 gts 256mb graphics card and i want to upgrade since i bought crysis 2 an this card is not runing crysis 2 properly.. too slow fan noise goes loud etc..

so what is the best card i could get between ?100-?150 price range
the motherboard is asus-p5n-e sli

thanks for reading

A:graphics card upgrade

I would think if your going with Nvidia maybe gtx 460-465 or 470 there pretty resonable based on the 5 series are out and doing well

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I have a HP Pavillion  500-130a Product No: 4CE346024S,   OS: Win 10 Home, and wish to upgrade my graphics card to enable me to play some games (COD Infanate warfare) as the inbuilt graphics card is incompatable with this game, please list for me compatable graphics cards that can be installed to this computer.
 
Thank you in advance

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Hi,

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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I recently bought a HP Pavilion 500-319a pc which has a 64 bit graphic card. I've also just bought a flight sim game that says it needs 128 bit.
Have I wasted my money or will the game still work on my PC?
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

It sounds like you are getting your specs crossed up. can you link to this game?
 

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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 would like to upgrade my grahpics card to support 3 monitors, what cards can I purchase?

A:Graphics card upgrade

Lettng me know what kind of budget you have for the upgrade would be a plus. You will need a card that supports legacy BIOS.Sapphiretechnology makes cards that support legacy and EFI BIOS.A card such as the Sapphire Radeon Dual-X R7 2G D5 would work.  A Sapphire Tri-X Radeon R9 390X 8G will as well.There are others, but the card  you select as a candidate has to have legacy BIOS support . A card with only EFI support will not boot with your motherboard.  GeForce GTX 10xx series cards have only EFI BIOS support. You will also need to upgrade your ATX PSU to one with 400W or more capacity and PCIe power connectors. I suggest usng a modular style PSU, perhaps a Corsair Builder PSU like the one in the link at NewEgg.com

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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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I'm trying to upgrade to a Radeon RX 480 card.  I've upgraded the PSU to a 600 W Corsair.  I've been running a XFX Radeon 6950 with no issues.    I've had the 480 working in another machine so I know the card is fine.  I'm wondering if the 480 is even compatible with the motherboard.  I can't find information on its compatibility.

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

@ArcFlashAvoider, welcome to the forum. I believe that your problem is caused by the fact that the RX 480 requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  The BIOS can't be upgraded to UEFI.  I suggest that you contact the manufacturer's Tech Support to see if they can help you with a VBIOS update for the card that will allow it to work with UEFI. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi all
I have a Toshiba satellite s2400 laptop running XP sp2 which currently has on board an S3 supersavage/IXC 1179 graphics card.
My question is can I upgrade this to a more powerful graphics card?
if so any suggestions

Mnay thanks

Rob
 

A:Can I upgrade my graphics card???

Howdy,

No I'm afraid not.......
 

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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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