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So I'm looking to upgrade my Graphics card

Q: So I'm looking to upgrade my Graphics card

As the title says, I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card. I have a Sparkle 9500 gt right now so I really am looking to the upgrade of my card so I can play all the newest games I have on max settings (or at least very close to) with good frame rate (Crysis, Oblivion, Dragon Age, MW2, Metro 2033, ect.). So I am looking to buy into a higher range model around the 250 - 350 dollar price range (maybe a bit higher if necessary). Below is a list of my system specs which I hope you find useful.

1. Motherboard- XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard
2. Graphic interface - 2 PCI Express X16 Slots
3. Memory - 4 gigs of Kingston 667mhz pc5300 ddr2
4. CPU - Intel core 2 quad q6700
5. CPU Speed - 2.66 ghz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - Ultra LSP 650w
7. Watt output/Amperage -- 650w
8. Country -- USA
9. If it helps I have a 22" Acer Widescreen monitor

Originally I was thinking about switching to ATI but heard that if I do that I would have to invest in a new motherboard because mine looks like it can't use crossfire. Even though right now I'm only really interested in buying one card but in the future I will probably buy a second card if necessary. I heard that ATI's drivers don't work to well with Nvidia stuff so I'm kinda under the impression that even one card might crash a lot. Also, I was looking at the Nvidia GTX 200 card series to purchase but I am wondering if they are even worth the money that they are being sold at (GTX 285?) or if I should just wait until Fermi gets rolling in production to help (I hope) make prices go down. Now that I think about it, would I be better off just waiting for the Fermi series to come out and get one of those?

Thanks for all the help everyone. I've been wanting to upgrade for quite some time but I've always been hesitant as to what to purchase. If you guys think I might need to upgrade anything else in my system let me know too. That way I can keep a mental note of it.

Thanks again! I appreciate your help!

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: So I'm looking to upgrade my Graphics card

You've already got a nice setup. Read this and it might help you decide:
SLI Explained

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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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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 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
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

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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I need to upgrade my nvidia GeForce 6150 se nForce 430 graphics card. As I don't run complicated games, etc., it can be  somewhat basic, as economic as possible.

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Hi: I would go for the Nvidia GT 610 which should be better than what you have now and is supported in W8.1 and W10. The above video card only draws 29W, so it should work just fine with the 250W power supply your PC has. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st_price-asc-rank?keywords=nvidia+geforce+gt610&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Anvi...

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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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l have a 2 year old Dell Inspiriron 580. I have a very large screensaver photo file of at least 2000 images. I don't game at all but if I choose to edit my screensaver it takes a very long time for all the images to load-90 seconds or more. Would a new graphics card help? I don't need tonss of extra power and don't want to have to add a fan or have extra wattage. Thanks.

A:Do I need a graphics card upgrade for this?

Maybe more RAM, as your PC is overall pretty weak.

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

new proc:G3220 3Ghz
PC Depot Online. INTEL PENTIUM G3220 PROCESSOR LGA1150
is good choice

for gaming in mid end pc

A:upgrade Graphics Card ?

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

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

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I 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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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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Current rig specs:
Operating System: Windows Vista™ 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 doesn’t 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 don’t 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. I’m 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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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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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 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 am upgrading my brother's computer with a new graphics card. I need advice on what graphics card is the best option for under $150 that would work on his computer. Even up to $200 is fine, I just want it to work. Its an older computer so it probably cannot be a card that requires a lot of power. The specs off the Dell site are below.

Dell Dimension 8400, originally purchased in May 2005.
2 G5451 DIMM,256,400,32X64,8,240,1RX16 (about to upgrade to 2gb memory)
1 F3988 CRD,GRPHC,128,X300,SE,MRMGA8
1 J9058 HD,80GB,SATA,7.2K,8MB,MXT-CAL
 

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HiI have an Acer Veriton M421G.I have recently upgraded my video editor to Cyberlink Power Director 15.From the warnings I keep getting eg: Not enough memory. upgrade graphics card, I guess my system cannot cope.The system is the original other than upgraded to win 10.The processor is a AMD Athlon(tm) 11 x4 620 processor 2600Mhz 4 core 4 logical processor. Is it possible to upgrade to a AMD Phenom 11 or higherand VGA 128 VRam or higher. As you can probably tell I have no idea what happens under the lid! If it is possible to upgrade would it be worth it or should I think about a complete new system. Thanks any advice much appreciated.  

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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

I currently have a nvidia geforce 9500 GS 512mb dedicated graphics card.
Its not that old, but from what i hear its not that good eaither. I couldnt find this particular one on the list of graphics cards on the forums aswell which im not sure is good.

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

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

Thanks

A:which graphics card to upgrade too?

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

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55, AMD64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon Xpress Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293242 MB, Free - 218417 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UW744
Antivirus: Panda Cloud Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
i need a graphics card upgrade and it needs to have shader 3
and does my system meet these requirements(except for the graphics card) : https://www.eveonline.com/faq/client-system-requirements/
 

A:graphics card upgrade

Closing duplicate thread, please only start one thread per issue.
 

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Hello, and thank you for clicking on this link! 
I'm, well, a bit of a potato when it comes to these things so I need some help, Wether it be a tech savvy computer person or a tech savvy dell employe. My current computer is an XPS 8700 (I know, I know "A XPS 8700? Haven't heard that name is years...")(not sure if special edition or not.) with an GTX 750ti currently installed. Now I'm hoping to upgrade to a GTX 960, but I do think I have a power supply good enough (no upgrades to supply, recommened on nvidia website = 400W. Please correct if wrong.) But I dont know if it fits or if the power supply has enough "pins". (Yet again another term I don't understand.)
So once again if anybody can help with my delema I'd greatly apperciate it.
Thanks again,
-Dante the computer potato.

A:Can anyone help if I can upgrade to a new graphics card?

The stock 460W power supply works fine with standard GTX 960.
For Example EVGA 02G-P4-2966-KR  GTX 960 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487091
 
I would however recommend a 4GIG GTX 1050 TI over a GTX960
for both power use and performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500411
 

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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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Hi all

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

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

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MisterActorMan


Hi all

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

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


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

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

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

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

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I would like to upgrade my graphics card (possibly need a low profile card) and possibly my PSU (probably needed). I currently have a 250W PSU and an Nvidia GeForce 9200.

Can anyone help me with some much needed info on what to get as I would like to play games. I'm not in the market for a super gaming PC, but some of the games I want to play just won't run on my PC without being slow and glitchy. Also, price is a factor, the cheaper the better.

PC specs below. Any other specs required, please ask.

Many thanks!

System Model >


Motherboard >
Packard Bell WMCP78M
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD P01-B1 10/27/2009

Operating System >
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)

Processor >
2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X3 425
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (3 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Memory Modules >
2816 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 1024 MB
 

A:Graphics card/PSU upgrade...

You need to answer a few questions first:

1. What is your budget for GPU + PSU?
2. What games are you looking to play and at what resolution?
3. Is your current system an OEM build?
 

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


My black port can be seen in image two.
My System Specifications:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86 GHz processor
DDR2 4GB RAM 536MHz
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit dual boot.
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 256 MB DDR2 VGA
Is the port shown in the image is a PCI-Express slot?
And what version is it?PCI-Express 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0?PCI-Express 16 or 8?
I want to know about it because I think to upgrade to Nvidia GeForce 750 GTX 1GB Card.
Please help me to identify the port.
 

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Hi,
 
I have lenovo U31-70  i5 notebook, i want to upgrade my graphic card, its have  Intel HD Graphics or Intel HD Graphics 5500 in processor only, or Intel HD Graphics 5500 and NVIDIA® GeForce® 920M, 2GB . 
 
thanks
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

A:U 31-70 i5 - Graphics card upgrade?

Hi nuwancham,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
It is ball grid socketed or soldered on-board so it cannot be upgraded.
 
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards
 
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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

A:Best Graphics Card, I can upgrade to.

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

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

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c01925486

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Hello and Good evening Everyone,  Is it possilbe to upgrade my laptop graphics card? Current specs being: HP Envy 15-J039txNVIDIA GeForce GT 740M (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L I don't want to open my laptop and check for myself whether it is integrated or has separate slot arrangments.  Plus how to check what's the limit of upgradation.  Please help guys, I would be obliged Thank you. 

A:Graphics Card - Upgrade

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

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

PC: Acer Aspire-X1301

Board layout: HERE

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

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

Sorry for the nooby post

A:Can I upgrade my graphics card..?

Hey Jacko,

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

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

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

PCI Express x16 HDMI | eBay

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Hi,
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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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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need to upgrade video card but not sure what my system will handle.  Currently have GT 230 card.  System is as follows: system md# AY603AA-ABA HPE-150fMS-7613 motherboard Intel H57 Express chipsetThermaltake TR2 RX-850 power supplyCore i7 860 processor8G DDR3Bios AMI 5.07 













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A:graphics card upgrade

Hi, Your PC will require a legacy graphics card.  The NVIDIA GTX 660 would be your best choice.  You might be able to get the NVIDIA GTX 670 or 680 to work but there have at times been issues with these two graphics cards. Review this posted article.  

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Interesting article from PC World on "How To"
How to Upgrade Your Graphics Card - PCWorld

A:How to upgrade your graphics card.

Good find 'Grasshopper'.

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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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Hi, I would ask you if I can upgrade my lenovo H50-50 (8GB RAM,intel i7 3.60GHz,GTX 745)with the Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Thanks in advance.

A:[H50-50] Graphics card upgrade

Hi Ale1612YT , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
OEM recommended upgrade listed from the hardware manual page 75. 
However this does not limit other owners from customizing their rig to what is needed similar to this thread successfully upgrading both GPU and PSU (gigabyte gtx960 itx card and a corsair 500w atx psu) .
 
On the same thread , fellow selenit4 is currently in process for a zotac gtx 1060 mini and a corsair cx600 and would be updating for functionality soon.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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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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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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