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

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

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.......

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I have GF2 MX 400(64 Mb).and want to upgrade .I use my Pc for Gaming.Recently I got POP--Sands of Time but the game does not run on my system(no Vertex and Pixel Shader support).I initially wanted to go in for GF 4 Ti 4200 but the card is not available in my country (India).Can anyone suggest an alternative to GF 4 Ti 4200 .(The price should be more or less comparable to GF 4 Ti 4200 )
 

A:.Graphics Card Upgrade.Also Will POP-Sands of Time run on GF4MX440?

Ati Radeon with 128MB from model 9600 upwards
 

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New here. This is my first post, so let me know if I've missed anything. I read the sticky. I?m looking for help to find out if my system is compatible with the video card I?d like to upgrade to (NVidia GTX 560Ti) or anything advisable for High Quality graphics on Skyrim. My current vcard is a Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 516MB (700Mhz Core, 1750 MHz shaders and 950 MHz memory). I'd like to get better video quality. I'm currently playing Skyrim at medium.

Here are my Specs:

1. Motherboard - MSI MS-7388
2. Graphic interface ? PCI-Express x16
3. Memory ? 4GB DDR2
4. CPU ? AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
5. CPU Speed ? 2.8GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - AcBel
7. Watt output/Amperage 500W (couldn't upload the sticker image for the life of me, soz. Let me know if you need Amperage)
8. Monitor: Asus vw192c (WXGA+ 1440x900)

Other: I'm from the USA but I live in Taiwan. Let me know if I've left anything out.

So can I plug and play with the GTX560Ti or what are my choices? What would I need to change to get a better experience out of Skyrim? Thanks a lot, all!
 

A:Video card upgrade choices

GeForce > Hardware > Desktop GPUs > GeForce GTX 560 Ti > Specifications




GTX 560 Ti
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) = 500 W
Supplementary Power Connectors = Two 6-pin

GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores Limited Edition
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) = 550 W
Supplementary Power Connectors = Two 6-pinClick to expand...

You are borderline but should be fine running the 384 core card at 500W's. I think they allow plenty of headroom for any possibilities so adding extra wattage for headroom yourself would probably be overkill but an option that many choose to do.
 

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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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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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Can I upgrade CPU, add RAM and upgrade graphics card in HP 15-083ea laptop?

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

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

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i want to upgrade my envy h8-1485ea gt 640 to a gtx 1060 founders edition, will my envy be able to handle the gtx 1060?? its the first time iv upgraded my computer rather than get a new one. any help much appreciated.

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I want to buy a new video card to replace my onboard one that came with my Asrock 775i945GZ motherboard , my first choice is a Palit ATI Radeon HD2600PRO Sonic 256MB DDR3 128-bit and i wish to know if it's compatible with my mobo , or if my pci-e slot limits the graphics card performance
 

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Sounds very confusing because that board has an Agi Express slot but that appears to take a pci-x 16 card which you have selected.
 

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Hi, would like to know, what are my options, with regards to low-end graphics card?

I currently have "Mobile Intel 4 series express chip" Integrated graphics, and a 305W PSU.

Just wanted a budget graphics card, for running emulators and light end gaming. Need exact model numbers as I really havent a clue what Im looking for. Looking to spend about ?30 max, and probably get it second hand.

Thanks in advance

A:Which graphics card can I upgrade to?

Not a lot of options, but see if you can get something like this locally Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R645D3-512I Radeon HD 6450 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

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Hope you can help.

My son bought a packard bell 2389 2 months ago and wanted to upgrade the graphics card. He has bought saphire x1950 pro ATI Radion. Fitting instruction were unclear. Couldn't see where to connect power supply to card. Also how does he find out the power supply his computer has. Finally if the supply is not enough can you recommend one that will be compatable with the PC

Thanks
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

The power output of the power supply should be somewhere on the power supply. Usually the ones that manufacturers use are anywhere from 200 watts to 350 watts. (Not 100% sure).
None the less the best way to figure out which power supply you need is to see what is recommend for the card, and then get more then that.
As far as the connecting goes there should be a spare plug, but once again manufactures dont usually give extra because they want it to look clean. Just get an upgraded one from somewhere. Antec usually makes good power supplies, and power supplies should be universal.
 

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Am looking to upgrade my graphics card - looking for good suggestions?

Am currently running:

Geil Black Dragon DDR2 4.0GB PC6400 Quad Channel Kit (4 x 1GB) 800MHz (4-4-4-12)
Intel CPU Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 1333FSB LGA775 6MB Cache
Asus P5N32-E SLI
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT (512 MB)
Sony DVD RW DRU-810A
Sony CD-RW CRX230EE
Hiper Type R 580W
View Sonic VX924
Thermaltake Damier V5000A Black Series

Cheers!
 

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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.
 

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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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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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I'm a graphic artist using my fiance's computer HP All In One 20-d034. My question is I'm a member of Adobe CC and run the latest versions of Photoshop & Illustrator mainly. I'm unable to use the 3D functions of these programs due to OpenGL issues. Can I upgrade the graphics card? The drivers installed are the best that I can get for the factory installed card.

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I own a Compaq Presario SR2025IL which was being used a computer for typing. Now it has been handed down to me and I want to upgrade its graphics card to make it a gaming computer. Any suggestions for a graphics card??

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@NeelCool?, welcome to the forum. There are two different model numbers listed in your post.  Please double check the model and let me know what it is.  I will be able to help you better.

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Hi guys, new to these forums hope you can help.

I have an e-machines e170 with a Celeron 1.7ghz processor 384mb of DDR Ram and onboard Intel(r) 82845g/gl graphics controller. I'm looking to extend the gaming capacity of my machine by installing a 128mb graphics card

I'm told i need a PCI graphics card for this machine.

I would like to do a DIY install and wonder if anyone can help re disableing the onoard ie where will i find the jumpers or can it be done through BIOS?

Also any good web sites for newbie PC upgraders??

thnx
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

The easiest way to disable the onboard video is thru the Bios. enter the bios and disable " onboard video"

as for sites you can check this one out

http://www.hardwareguys.com/
 

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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.
Edit:
just to make sure this is the computer:http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-580s/pd ?

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Hi, looking to upgrade my dell inspiron 3847.

Current graphics card is a gt 705. Looking to upgrade to a gtx1050 2gb.

Been told i should upgrade the psu aswell.

Which power supplys are recommended? People have told me to get the corsair cs750m.

This is a little pricy, is there a cheaper one??

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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-BLIS...0103370283QQcategoryZ3762QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I have just bought one so be gentle
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade!

I think you just put a little more life back into your system

Just make sure you are giving it adequate power.
 

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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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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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Hi I use OptiPlex GX270 and run a Radeon 9600 series graphics card what would I be able to upgrade the card to.

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I'm looking to upgrade my PC for higher performance in games. Currently I play games such as Starcraft 2, Mafia 2, World of Warcraft, Left 4 Dead 2. I might buy the new Call of Duty when it's released as well and play that.

These are my current specs:
CPU: AMD ATHLON II X4 620 2.6GHZ
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M720-US3
Memory: CORSAIR DDR2 XMS2 PC6400 1024 MB x4
Graphics Card: ATi Radeon HD3850 512 mb
PSU: Zalman ZM600-HP, 600w

I'm thinking the graphics card is currently the weak link in my system and what I should look into upgrading, is this a correct assumption?

The card I have been looking at buying is XFX ATI Radeon 5850 1024MB HD-585X-ZNFA XFX ATI Radeon 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
It looks to me like it would be a good upgrade and the price tag fit my budget very well.
Any comments/suggestions on this? Would this be a good idea or should I look into upgrading something else instead? Also, will my PSU be enough with that graphics card?

Thanks in advance!

A:Graphics card upgrade

I would go for this....(if you can afford it)

GTX 470 (Fermi FTW)

Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1475-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked+ 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Eventhough I am a die-hard NVIDIA fan there is no denying th raw power of this card. EVGA is also top of the line and have had ZERO issues from them

It is at 320 after mail in rebate and a lifetime limited warranty

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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'm look for an upgrade. I tried reading up on it my own but couldn't wrap my head around what to look for.
Info:
PC: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285
Motherboard: gigabyte ga 78lmt s2
Current Graphics card: AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB
Upgrade? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131716
 

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how noticeable will it be if I upgrade from my GeForce FX5200 to a
XFX GeForce 4 FX5600 Ultra 128MB TV DVI VIVO. Any problems/conflicts with my currents set up? I only own one game (Call of Duty) and I'm rather unimpressed with my card's ability to keep up.
 

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I bought a Lenovo M58 and I got a AMD Radeon 6350 (512MB) for it. When I plug it in it is clearly running but is not recognized. Any help?

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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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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!
I recently tried to update my graphics card and was met with disastrous results. Can you tell me if my machine "should" have let me upgrade to the following card with no issues?
My MachineDell XPS 8700 X8700-3312BLK Desktop (Windows 7 Professional,Memory     16GB (Upgraded to 32)  Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMsVideo Graphics     NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 4GB DDR3
Upgraded Card to:  MSI GAMING RX 480 GDD R5 8GB
What HappenedEvery time I tried to load my game (World of Warcraft) my machine would reboot. When I tried to load the MSI software it made the screen have boxes all over it then it did a reboot. Finally I got the blue screen.  Put my old card back on.  I also had to use the special connector for it which I did. It wouldn't start at all without that.
Thanks!
Nancy

A:Graphics card upgrade help

I haven't seen anyone with an RX 480 in an 8700.
I would try DDU www DOT guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
to remove all traces of previous graphics card drivers.
I don't know if BIOS matters on the AMD cards.  recent nVidia cards need BIOS A10 for Win7/8 and A11 for Win10

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Hi everyone. I hope you can help me with this one.

I want to upgrade my graphics card to be able to play some 3D games. I can't play any 3D games at all, if I try after installation, it hangs itself, or freezes, or I get a black screen. I've been given a couple of games but with out a 3D graphics card...2D just ain't enough!!! lol

Here are my PC Specifications:

Ali Aladdin V AFPset - GA-5AA Motherboard
320Mb Ram
15gig HD
AMD K6-2 450 Mhz CPU
Creative Audigy Player Soundcard
Matrox Millenium PCI Graphics card
O/system - WindowsXP Pro

My PC works well but the graphics card is old (it was orginally out of my really old pc - AST Advantage, purchased in 1994).

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have checked out other threads and they've been helpful, but I need to know what would be compatible with the system I've got. Also cost will be playing a big part in what ever card I buy.
Ta In Advance

Wishing Bubble wishes you all a Stress Free Day!!!!!
 

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Hello..

Im thinking of upgrading my graphics card.. the card i have at present is a

Peak ati radeon 9600 pro 256 mb agp card.

I can only use agp.. and im on quite a tight budget.. about 50-60 pounds.
(about 100 dollars i think?) just something with a bit more power would be nice.. to improve my graphics quality/ framerates..

Any suggestions would be great as im not too sure what im looking for..

Ty in advance.
 

A:Graphics card upgrade?

The only thing better is a x800 (not to sure) . But it's like $150 or I think about 80GBP.
 

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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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Looking for ideas to upgrade my graphics card for some of these new PC games that are out.Right now I have a GeForce FX 5200. Thanks
 

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Hey I have a HP Media Center PC m1250.uk and I want to upgrade my graphics card from a Radeon X300 SE to a low - mid budget card than can competently play 1080p HD video from YouTube and things like that,

I'm soon going to upgrade the RAM on my machine from 512mb to 4GB, and I wanted to upgrade the graphics card too,
I know that I have PCIe slot and I was wondering whether I could put a PCIe 2.0 card into my machine and whether I'd need a new power adaptor or anything like that, I'm quite new to upgrading computers so any help would be grateful and I can also post any extra information you may need, thanks!

Alex.
 

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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.
 

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Hello, i am looking to upgrade my old PC's GPU as well as CPU.

The motherboard does have the required slots for a new graphics card. Right now it has an integrated one ( ATI Radeon 2100 ) as well as a weak one core processor (amd sempron 140). The motherboard is FOXCONN A74ML-K. What are some good, but rather cheap graphics cards as well as a processor which will fit my motherboard, both for the price of 120 combined? I would like to use this computer for light gaming, i dont expect ultra settings on every game, just want them to be playable. And can this motherboard work with any processor and graphics cards?

Thanks for suggestions
 

A:Looking to upgrade graphics card and CPU?

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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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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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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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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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