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Upgrading PSU and graphics card on lenovo h50-50

Q: Upgrading PSU and graphics card on lenovo h50-50

Hello there! I was wondering if it is possible to install, lets say a 450 - 500 W psu and upgrade the graphics card to something like a amd r7 260x or Nvidia gtx 750 ti in a lenovo h50-50. I think it said in the manual to only use parts from Lenovo, can this damage my computer or something? Sorry if something's wrong, i'm new on the forum

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A: Upgrading PSU and graphics card on lenovo h50-50

hi fidde090,

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

The System board Will support an r7 series electrically.

The thing with using Lenovo Parts only is that Some system board are only meant to work with the Parts allowed for it.
like for you system, this is the part list
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You can find this list here

Not all system board are subjected to these limitation.
So I would strongly suggest to have a Graphics card that is not on this list tried out on you computer before purchasing the r7 series.

For the Power supply, This is not limited to lenovo parts list. As long as the PSU supports the port needed by the Motherboard and the Graphics card then it is good.

Hope this helps.
Cheers!




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PSU, GPU.These are really the only thing that need upgrading. Currently there is 16 gb ram, a R7 350, and a 270 Watt power supply from the manufacturer. Will I be able to add these parts without voiding the warranty? Plus, will they even work in the computer?

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Greetings,I have a Lenovo model 10181 (K450e), it doesnt have the performance switch, only the circular power button. My current specs are:Processor: Intel core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz quad core 8 logical processorsMotherboard: CIB85MOS: Windows 10RAM: 16.0 GBGraphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 720Power Supply: 240 Watts I'm planning to upgrade to the EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SIngle Fanhttps://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-6163-KRWill this graphics card work? However I am unclear of which power supply to upgrade to.Any tips and assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! 

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I've managed to upgrade some of my home PC's from Win 7 or Win 8 to Wn 10 without any significant problems, but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's.

It is running Win 7 Home 32-bit and when I originally ran the Windows 10 upgrade advisor, it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce 6600 graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10.

I tried various workarounds, using suggestions on this and other sites, to upgrade with the GEForce card but none were successful. So I purchased and installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R7 240, which should be Win 10 compatible.

I then re-ran the Win 10 upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the "GeForce 6600 card" was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed!

I checked the Device Manager and the graphics card was clearly showing as being the AMD card. I then explicitly uninstalled any NVidia drivers/software using the Control Panel/Program uninstall - still unable to upgrade to Win 10. I also ran the Wagnard tools "Display driver uninstaller" and removed any NVidia software/drivers - still unable to upgrade. I am using the latest drivers from the AMD website.

I also tried to upgrade using the Media Creation tool and a Win 7 image from DVD (previously this also failed to work and gave the incompatible graphics card error); this seemed to work up to a point, but after a reboot it wanted me to select a keyboard layout but neither my usb keyboard no... Read more

A:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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Hey all!  I've been looking to update the graphics card on my Dell XPS 8700 from a GTX 645 to a GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia graphics card.   Everything I looked at says it checks out:
-PCIE x16 card compatible with  PCI- Express x16 card slot
- 1.5 Width (Dual Slot Width) x 5.7 Length x 4.38 Height graphics card should fit in PC (original dimensions for the GTX 645 are 4.376 Height, 5.7 Length, Single Slot width).   Only problem I can see here is the width for the 1050 is dual slot while the original has a single slot width.  However, there should be enough space right?  
- 75W power draw with a 460W PSU.   Here is another (unlikely) potential problem.  I have no idea how much power everything else is drawing so I don't know how much spare power I have.   However, seeing as the 645 has a max power draw of 65 W, I think I'm fine since that's only a 10 W difference
 
Does anybody see any problems with my logic/anything that I'm missing?  Thanks all and have a great day.   
 

A:Upgrading Dell XPS 8700 with EVGA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Sc Graphics Card Card

you MUST upgrade BIOS to A10 for Win7/81 or A11 for Win10 for GTX 9x0 or higher and all GTX 10x0 cards as well.
What software are you running? If gaming at 1920x1080 resolution a GTX 1060 is perhaps the "best' option for an XPS 8700. The 8700 will easily fit a dual width card and the 1060 is the right mix of lots of graphics card, but it doesn't need a ton of power to run it.
The motherboard provides up to 75W via the PCIe slot, and extra power comes from the two six pin PCIe power connectors if the card needs more power.
Some GTX 1060 cards need a single 8 pin connector and the solution is a very low cost adapter ( $ 8.00 on eBay)

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Hello,I can't seem to find specific information about this pc related to this topic. I have a client that wants to have a hdmi port and dual monitor installed. I looked everywhere in the bios settings, I tried using a usb-to-vga adapter & and vga, dvi-d cable & vga (this mirrors both monitors, but cannot extend the display). When I changed the settings on the bios to use the built in graphics, it gives me the option to enable multiple monitors but cannot use my pcie graphic card. If i select to use the pcie graphic card, i cannot use the built in graphic ports or the usb-to-vga adapter (it does not see the other monitor) and also if I use the dvi adpater and the vga it mirrors the display. I'm guessing that the bios does not support dual graphic cards but thought of asking here. The reason the client wants this is to be able to connect a projector using hdmi and to have dual monitors. Any information will be greatly appreaciate it. Thank you.   

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I ws hoping some bright spark could let me know which graphics card i am best upgrading to, or alternatively just abandoning my PC and getting a new one!

Currently i own an athlon 800, with 256ram however despite good all round performance on most applications i am let down when it somes to playing games. The graphics card i have at the moment is an Nvidia TNT2 32mb but this seems to be sadly lacking when it comes to running games.

I don't want to spend loads of money if i am better just replacing my whole PC - but i would welcome suggestions on which graphics cards i should go and buy. Any help you can give me would be most appreciated

PS - don't want to be spending more than £100
 

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I would go with an ATI card I had an Nvidia 32meg card I went back to ATI it run alot better. Just about anything in there line of video cards with 64meg will do great and some of them should be in your price range
 

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Hey all im trying to upgrade my graphics and ram for playing games. My computer specs are:
Pentium 3.20 ghz
1 GB RAM
nvidia quadro fx 1300
Im thinking first off of upgrading my graphics to either
ATI Radeon 4670
or
Geforce 9500 GT

opinions of which is better?
btw i have pci slot

and I'd like to upgrade my RAM to either 2 or 3 GB. Im wondering I have 2 512 mb sticks of ram (ddr2) in my system right now. It has a maximum of 4 slots. Would any ddr2 memory stick be compatable with this? im assuming it has to be ddr2 as well but will it have to be samsung like mine now are. Also would a 1 GB stick be ok with these 512 mb ones? or do I need to get rid of these 512's and get all 1 GB's. Thankyou for any help
 

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Ello all :wave:
Only me was just thinking about Upgrading Graphics Card, Whats the diff in APG and PCI anyone help me on this please ? This is what i have at mo if it helps

NVIDA GeForce FX 5500 256mb,
ASUSTex Computer INC P4S800
1024 of ram
Maxtor 160gb hard drive
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz current speed at 3200MHz
 

A:Upgrading Graphics Card

the AGP bus has a higher bandwidth than the PCI bus, and so allows more data to be transferred per second, resulting in better performance and better graphics.

If I recall correctly, the AGP bus also, unlike the PCI bus, has a direct line to the memory for texture mapping, thus avoiding the CPU and lowering resource usage. If the wiki is correct though, I may be wrong about this, or perhaps it's missing/I've missed it in the article. Not that it matters The main point is that AGP is better and faster.

Now, PCI-E is faster again than AGP, but it doesn't appear that you have a mainboard that supports it.

From wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port (easier than looking it up in my textbooks of old.... lol)




AGP 1x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 266 megabytes per second (MB/s), doubled from the 133 MB/s transfer rate of PCI bus 33 MHz / 32-bit; 3.3 V signaling.
AGP 2x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz double pumped to an effective 133 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 533 MB/s; signaling voltages the same as AGP 1x;
AGP 4x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz quad pumped to an effective 266 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 1066 MB/s (1 GB/s); 1.5 V signaling;
AGP 8x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz, strobing eight times per clock, delivering an effective 533 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 2133 MB/s (2 GB/s); 0.8 V si... Read more

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Firstly, if I should be taking this up with a potential seller (i.e. Best Buy) rather than HP themselves, please let me know. I'm still a bit new to purchasing and upgrading computers. 
I am interested in purchasing an Inspiron Small Desktop, but would like to upgrade the graphics card. The one I had in mind is a MSI - AMD Radeon R9 380 4GB graphics card. Would this be possible, both physical size of desktop computer/graphics card and power wise? Would this void the computer warranty if I was to do so?

Thank you in advance.  

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The exact model name and number of the Inspiron is required for an answer. Know that a small desktop must have a low profile card and also one that does not require a high powered power supply--not over 300w. A $300 video card like the one you list would never be able to be installed on a small budget desktop. Check the system requirements of any video card before buying. Buy a gaming model computer instead of a budget model. 
BTW--Inspirons are dell computers not HP. 

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So I just wanted to know if I could upgrade my graphics card without changing/upgrading anything else as well. I have a GeForce GT 610 currently, and switching it out for the GeForce gtx 750 ti or the 950.

PROCESSOR: AMD Fx(tm)-4300 Quad-Core processor 3.8 GHz
RAM: 16gb
GRAPHICS CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610

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Hey all

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card to play Global Agenda. Here are my specs:

JetWay JHA06-GT-LF AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT
HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Kuma 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core Processor AD785ZWCGHBOX
XFX PVT95GYAR2 GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

I'm looking at a few cards here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127483
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500137

Can anybody tell me if these will definitely work with my rig? Or some guidelines so I don't end up buying one that's not compatible? Thanks
 

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I have AMD HD 5830 card. I want to upgrade it.

pc specs:
Intel i5 760 2.8GHz quad core
Gigabyte P55UD3R motherboard (PCI Exp 2)
2 x 4GB DDR3 ram 1333 MHz.
22" LCD monitor max res 1920X1080p

Which best card can I have so that cpu and mobo dont create bottleneck.
 

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What card are you considering? The CPU will bottleneck newer cards like the GTX 760, from what I've seen.

I'd recommend overclocking the CPU (they OC like champs with a decent cooler) to around 3.5GHz or so. That should eliminate any chance of a bottleneck.
 

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hi dell
i have dell optiplex 7010 pc the big one 

i5 3470K 4GB RAM 3.20GHZ
and i CANT play new games because i have nvidia gt210 and i want to upgrad it
can i use GTX970 OR GT1050TI in this pc or no ...
thanks

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I don't know if the 7010 BIOS will support newer cards.
What power supply do you have? That will be the other factor to consider.
If the BIOS will support a GTX 9xx card it should also handle a GTX 10xx card.
If so, then I would look at a GTX 1060 or a 1050ti.
The GTX 970 is a great card but it needs more power than than 1060 does and the 1060 is faster.
If you have a power supply with one or two six pin PCIe power connectors, then a 1050ti might work.
I would buy from a vendor where you can return it if it doesn't.

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hey guys ,I'm upgrading my graphic card from 8600gt so I'm thinking of 9800GTX+ ,my price range is around $100-$180 is it the best choice.
my mobo is n-force 650 ultra will it face any problems with this card cause its pc-i 1.1 and the card is 2.0 or so
the max res for me is 1600x900
and im planing on playing games like GTA IV and CRYSIS with good FPS
 

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4302063&CatId=1558
I was looking at Sparkle and EVGA as well, but the BFG version topped em both by just a little.
Oh yeah, if you want GOOD fps for Crysis as well as PERFECT quality, just buy two of these or two $60 or $70 versions of the 9600 and with a little overclock on the 9600s it'd be perfect quality. (maybe on the 9600s I ain't quite sure)
But one 9800 gtx+ should do it. Note on the 9800 GTX+: it consumes a WHOLE lot more power than the standard 9800 GTX. So, have an adequate psu to support the card like a 750watt or an 800watt psu would be safer. I think it's 500 or 550watts that is actually needed to power the gpu, but I always overdo it.
 

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First of all i have a graphics card in mind.

Here it is:
Newegg.com - HIS H483QS512P Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Here is my machine that i plan to put the graphics card into:
HP Pavilion a6110n PC (GG781AA) specifications - HP Home & Home Office Products

also, my monitor uses a VGA cable, how will i be able to convert it and plug it into the dvi ports?
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Now i want to know if those 2 are compatible and if i upgrade to that graphics card willi notice a difference?

A guide to upgrading gpu's will also be helpful
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I am using a Predator G5900 in its default state and it warranty is at its end. I find that its graphic card lacks power to run newer games and have decided to upgrade it.

Windows i7 870 @2.93 GHz
8gb Ram
Nvidia GT 330

I am looking to upgrade in the range of GTX 560 to 660 but unsure of whether they are compatible. Please Advise.
 

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I am in the process of upgrading my graphics card and am having a little difficulty. I have found available on iBuyPower.com a NVIDIA GeForce GTX550 1GB PCI Express DVI Graphics Card and was wondering what is the difference between this card and the 550 ti version. Whenever I search the GTX550 all I can find is information of the GTX550 ti. Any explanation will be appreciated.
 

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All of the 550's are Ti's that I can see.
 

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I am currently rolling with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX. I have currently ran into a wall with my card. The games I ran up too last major release season ran great with mid to high level settings. Recently, however with Starcraft II and with others have started to run sluggish.

What is the best bang for my buck?

Asus - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB GDDR5 PCI Express
Asus - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.25GB GDDR5 PCI Express
 

A:Upgrading graphics card

the gtx 470 is the best bang for buck but you would be great with a gtx 460 1 gb
 

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I have a dell xps 410 and I wish to upgrade my graphics card from the geforce 7300 le to someting that will allow me to increase the setting on some of my games. Most of the new ones I can not play and the less recent one I still have to lower the settings to minimum.

Anyways, I have a 375 psu (came with pc, willing to upgrade if necessary)
a Pentium D dual core 2.8Ghz processor (Multiplier:x14, Bus:199.5, Rated FSB:798)
3.5 GB ram (DDR2)
info came from CPU-Z

If i remember correctly my current gpu is in a pci-e slot but it is only 128 mb. I'm hoping for something around $100-$250ish. Good but not extremely expensive...

Thanks in advance for the help

P.S. just saw the TSG SysInfo This is what it gave me.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3517 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227427 MB, Free - 133173 MB; D: Total - 233585 MB, Free - 148063 MB; E: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 357891 MB; V: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 357891 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WG855
Antivirus: Internet Security Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled
 

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Is it possible to upgrade my graphics card on an IBM thinkpad t41? Arent there external graphics cards available now?
 

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Graphics cards for notebooks are normally built into the motherboard. I've not heard of an external graphics card and I don't think that there is an external interface that has a high enough bandwidth for the needs of a graphics card.

Sláinte

midders
 

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Last year I bouught a Compaq Presario desktop with Vista premounted. I just tried to set it up to run a Vista video screensaver, and I get a message that says, essentially, "the video card in your cheap-a$$ed WalMart Special is not up the task". So I am thinking about upgrading the card. But I don't have a clue. What would be the best way for Joe Computer to proceed? Dollars are dear.

A:Upgrading graphics card.

You can get decent video cards for reasonably cheap these days. I'd venture to guess that your Presario has a PCI-Express slot, 16x even. You can pick up an eVGA 9500GT 1GB for $90 at the local Fry's in my area.

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I have an elitebook 8570w , I recently bought a game titled "the witcher 3" , when I review the minimum criteria online my elitebook should play the game perfectly , however even after disabling all effects and bring the gameplay frame rate down to 30fps the game still will not play smooth ... Some one suggested a new graphics card. Is this possible ? it says I have a Nvidia 365 . What graphics card would I upgrade to. I also want to upgrade the ram from the standard 8 to 16, what would I buy for this ? thanks

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I want to upgrade my graphics card currently running nvidia 8400 GS want to upgrade to nvidia/ATI bus powered card which won't require a power connector reason for upgrade, unable to play new games.Budget i think bus powered cards come cheap so please post cards which can play new games smoothly with my specs.


My specs:
Motherboard: Intel DG 31 PR
Processor: Intel C2D 2.8 Ghz
RAM:4 GB
SMPS 400W but has no connector for graphics card.
 

A:Upgrading my graphics card need help please

Maybe you can find a 4670 for cheap?
 

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Hello

I recently made the decision that I want to upgrade my graphics card because I'm tired of "meeting the reccomended settings" then jumping into the game to find I have to turn things near to minimum most of the time, medium if I'm lucky.

Anyway, I currently have an Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT, and after a lot of research I decided I wanted to get the Nvidia GTX 460 as my upgrade, though after I set my mind on it I noticed in a comparison, my old card is PCI-e v1.0, and the GTX 460 is v2.0.

My question is, how much reduced performance will I be getting from using the GTX in my system? would it be so much so that I'd be better off getting a 1.0 card?

Also, if I put the GTX 460 in at the same time as the 8600 GT (I have two PCI-e v1.0 slots) would I gain any performance from that being that I can't SLI them? (my mobo does support SLI though, so would getting another 8600 GT and running them in SLI be a better solution overall?)

I was hoping to run the new Sonic Generations game (with good performance), but can anyone help me with upgrading my graphics card please?
 

A:Upgrading my graphics card, but it's only a PCI-e v1.0

Hi Dhakos,
PCIE v1.0 and v2.0 are backward/forward compatible. the 460 does not use all of a v1.0 bandwidth so you are okay there. as far as SLI'ing te two cards, the cards must be same gen, same core etc for sli to function. so the 8600Gt and the GT460 will not sli. you can use your 8600 for physX however. The 460 is going to give you better performance than will 2 x 8600, not to mention DX11 capability.
 

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i have the g force gt 730. I put it in amd started the computer and it freezes on the windows logo. so i took it out and it fine. how can i get this card to work

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I am not the best with computers. But I do know that my current graphics card needs an upgrade.

Currently I have "Nvidia Geforce FX 5200" (AGP) which is only 128MB.

I have found one on BestBuy which is better. (I have giftcards)

I do not need a great one but just one that is somewhat better.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Radeon+...kuId=1306797793&st=agp&cp=2&lp=5#tab=overview

Now, before I order it, I just want to make sure it is compatible with my specs. This is were my dumbness comes in!

My computer is a 32 bit. Has 2.5G RAM. And the GI is AGP. Someone please help me!
 

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The card which u choose is the right one but what im wondering is it worth spending the money? are u sure u will get the performance u want did u check which games are u planning to play and if will it run them make sure of all that before doing this buy because I can almost gaurente a direct x 10 card which is outdated by 4 years and which is a low-midranged card might not serve the needs list your games which your intending to play in the topic pls

+ what processor do u have
 

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My system is as follows.

Intel Pentium 3, 500 MHz
Chip set: Intel R 440Bx chip set family
Memory controller: 82443BX/DX/ZX
I/O controller: 82371EB(PIIX4E)
Intel. MMX(™) Technology
Streaming SIMD extensions
CPU Family 6, CPU type 0, CPU Model 7, CPU Stepping 2
Windows 98
With 320 MB of Ram
DVD and CD-Rom R
ATI Rage 32 MB video card
Vortex2 Super Quad Pci sound card 4-26

My Current video card is a ATI Rage Fury 128 mb AGP 2X installed on my AGP bus 66/133 with a voltage of 3.3.
I understand the newer ati cards have a different bus voltage but that I could install a PCI card from ATI. I would like to stay with the ATI make of Video cards but dont know which one would fit my AGP slot and would I be just as well off to install a PCI video card????
My main objective is to upgrade so that I can do better Digital Photo's.
I use Adobe Photoshop elements 2.0 and Arcsoft 5.5

Russ
 

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Hi all,

I'm getting 2 of my teeth pulled and gettin braces ...
But coz of this, my parents said it's brave if I do it, and they'll give me $200 for it

So I'm going to upgrade my CPU and Graphics Card.
I saw an Intel C2D E6700 for like 100 dollars on an online shop (not ebay!) and a Geforce 8800GT for a cheap price. This all may sound expensive, but I'm sure i could twist my parents' arms..

However, with new Nvidia and ATi cards coming out every month or two, I'm undecided on what card to get?..

I was looking at getting a Geforce 9800GTX, then 8800GT, then found out that the 8800GTS has more shaders than the 8800GT..

Not to mention ATi has their HD 3 and 4 series, which adds more competition to the market..
So, my motherboard is Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L. I don't know if it's SLi compatible, but it doesn't say on the Gigabyte website, so I don't know for sure.

So could anyone help me out please? My current is ASUS GF 8400GS.

Also, what brand is a good brand to buy? E.g. ASUS, Galaxy, Gigabyte?..

Thanks in advance, I know it sounds a lot, but I can't stand the 30FPS im gettin in CoD4, and random 10-20 falls in the FPS...

Thanks again
 

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I currently have an Nevidia 9800 GT.
I bought it for video editing (after effects) but am
now starting to play games on my computer. So I am
considering upgrading. Is it better to buy one more 9800
and bride them, or just buy one new one that's better and suggestions
for the new one.
 

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Hi, I bought a computer a few months a go, it is a hp a1350n

amd X2 processor 4200+
1 GB memory
integrated Ati Radeon xpress 200

I'm not an intense gamer but I want to get a graphics card to play some pretty good 3D games, which PCI express graphics card would you guys recommend my budget is about $250 but if there is a cheaper one that would to the job, a lot better. Thanks
 

A:upgrading graphics card. Help!

Do you want to play the games in full graphics, or normal graphics? Also, what is your motherboard. Thanks.
 

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OK SO bad choice I guess. Could you guys recommend a card to me for under 200$?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6530D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 936525 MB, Free - 356024 MB; D: Total - 17240 MB, Free - 2121 MB; F: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB; G: Total - 38063 MB, Free - 37939 MB; L: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 114343 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2ACF
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

It's an HP Pavilion give me a bit to look what model it is.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03135882&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

HP Pavilion P7-1254

I don't know much about this stuff so if you need more info just ask. Pretty sure you guys will but I dont want to load this post up without need.

Thanks!
 

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Im trying to buy a new graphics card which is ASUS STRIX R9 380 OC Gaming Graphics Card for this computer: HP 110-352na Desktop PC. Right now I am using AMD Radeon HD 8400 / R3 Series. I pretty much want to know if the Asus graphics card fits in and if it will work properly. 

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Hello everyone, I'm currently using a HP 15-ay104nv Laptop which is using the AMD Radeon R7 M440 graphic card along with a 6GB RAM and an Intel Core i7-7500U CPU. My question? Can I upgrade my Graphic card and RAM? If yes, what options do I have? Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

Been out of the PC upgrading game for a while now, looking at doing up my current kit but could do with some advice on what Graphics card to go with.

Im an intense gamer so would like to run my games as close to max as i can afford. My budget on new graphics card is up to £500 (~$800) but would prefer to spend less if im going to get similar/same results from a cheaper model.

Specs

Motherboard - Gigabyte Technology - P35-DS4
http://ee.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-p35-ds4_20

Graphics Card - Radeon HD 4890
http://www.amd.com/uk/products/desk...s/ati-radeon-hd-4890-system-requirements.aspx

Memory - Currently running 4GB DDR2 - Upgrading to 8GB shortly.

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.40GHZ
http://ark.intel.com/products/29765/Intel-Core2-Quad-Processor-Q6600-(8M-Cache-2_40-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)

Power - Coolermaster RS850-EMBA
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/toms-reference-system,1748-8.html

That should include all the information of my current set up. If any further information is required just ask, i dont think i really need to upgrade anything other than my Graphics (but you guys are the experts so if you think anything else is needed then just tell me) and im in the UK

Thanks
 

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$800 is a great budget for a GPU. Do you want to stick with AMD or is NVIDIA an option? The new AMD cards are being released now (7000 series) and the NVIDIA 600 series is being released soon which are pci-e 3.0 (I didn't look at your board specs so I don't know if it will support the next gen cards).

Check this out.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5261/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review/10
 

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Not sure if this is in the right sub forum or not sorry.

Hi all, new to these forums but people tell me the people on here are very reliable when it comes to pc building, its my birthday tomorrow and I have £70 to spend on upgrading my pc, as I have a 9800GT graphics card and starting to have to run every game in low settings this is where Im going to start, so my budget for a graphics card is the full £70.

My specs at present:
ASROCK H61M-VS Socket 1155 S/L M-ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i3 2120 3.3 GHz Processor Dual Core
Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9B RAM Module - 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) - DDR3
Corsair CX430 430WATT ATX power supply

Now I tried to do a little research myself regarding an upgrade and using the following list seems to represent the best value for money I can get:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_value.html

Been looking at the Radeon HD 6970 and they go for around £70 mark on some places, my questions are this:

1. Is this the best I will be able to get with my budget?
2. On one seller they said "Please note this card is long and will not fit into small or HTPC cases, you need a full size ATX case and it requires a high quality 550 watt (or better) power supply to function correctly!"

My motherboard is quite small and also the ram sticks seem to be rather close to the graphics card slot, also my power supply is only 430 watt which is why I have my doubts that I will be able to even use this card.

Regards Paul.
 

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I'm not a hard-core gamer nor a hardware expert, but I see a few potential issues.

1. The small case and cramped space may cause a heat issue.

2. The 430 watt power supply may not be adequate to handle the graphics/gaming load.

3. The motherboard is too small for a full-size graphics card.
 

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hey everyone i can use a litle help...i want to change the graphics card in my pc ( i have done it before on my last pc so installation isn't the problem) but i can't seem to get a straight answer about what the best gcard is for my current system. here are my specs:


HP a6120n

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU [email protected]

2.00GB RAM

Windows Vista 32 bit system

Inte(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family



i hope thats enough info lol! any suggestions? thanks again
 

A:Help with upgrading the graphics card on my PC

I'd say something in the midrange should be alright, and important consideration is how much you are willing to spend on it?
 

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I am concidering upgrading my graphics card but its confusing trying to pick a card. (Some are ?30 with 2GB of memory and others are ?150 with 1GB... huh?) I'm looking for a good card, preferably AMD just to have it matching the CPU (that probably sounds silly) but it doesn't matter all that much, that would go well with my system so as not to create a bottle neck;

AMD FX-8320 Vishera FD8320FRW8KHK
MSI 760GA-P43 (FX)
Samsung DDR3 4GB PC3-10600U 1333MHz x2
Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003
Corsair CX600M
My top budget is ~?100

Or is my current card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE) ok?

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Clock speed and Memory does not always matter. The actual performance matters. PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards Look at this list and look for the GTX and Radeon GPUs. You may be surprised at the performance with the amount of clock speed and memory. EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 760 w/ EVGA ACX Cooling - 02G-P4-2763-KR This or something similar from a brand that is available in UK.

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Greetings, I am planning to buy a new graphics card for my pc. I started playing latest games and i found out that its time to upgrade it. but i didnt know that if i want to upgrade, i need to check if it is compatible with my motherboard or pc. i am not an pc expert although i am 14. but i really need your help. please help me. Im thinking of buying a R9 380 Gaming GPU. My motherboard is Kaili2. your cooperation is highly appreciated. Thank you!  Regards, Don

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I have an HP 8000 Elite SFF desktop and I'm wanting to upgrade the GPU. I Know that it is a SFF so I'll need a low- Profile card and thats why I've picked out the --MSI Computer Graphics Cards N750TI-2GD5TLP-- card. I was wondering if this would work in my desktop and if so are there any other complications I will need to look out for?

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Hi all im getting sick of my crappy nvidia 7300 GS its absolutly useless and the only game it will play on max settings is doom 3 and im sick of it but anyway back to the point i would get a good deal for a 7600GT shoul i buy it now or wait ??? cheers
 

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hi there,
i've been thinking a upgrading for a while now i have a nvidia GTX 560 and i was thinking about getting a Nvidia GTX 780 as my GPU is old now and with GTA V coming out soon i think it's about time also i don't want to spend to much. is there a better option that anyone can suggest i prefer to keep to nvidia as i know amd has had problems with games in the past
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If I could crank up your budget a little, I'd go with a GTX 980 or get a pair of 960s and link them.

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this is my motherboard 'Asus PTGD2-VX' and I would like to know if I can upgrade my onboard video card to a PCI video card?
the motherboard looks like this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/Asus-PTGD2-VX-S...temQQimsxZ20090518?IMSfp=TL090518166003r31146

can I go ahead and buy a 512mb PCI grapics card?

thanks
 

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Hey there guys,

I've recently upgraded to Windows Vista not realising that I would have to update my hardware in order for the best features to work!

I'm in the process of buying some memory (which I hope is the right one!), but I also need a new graphics card. According to Vista, I need one with 256Mb graphics memory.

I know that you have to choose one depending on the type of bus your motherboard has (i.e. PCI/PCi-E/AGI etc) but I don't know which one I have as I don't have any documentation. I have the Everest program, but don't know where to look on it to find out which one I need.

Here's a few specs of my machine - it's an AMD Sempron 2800, 2ghz 512mb with 120Gb Hdd, and the motherboard is model MS-7061.

Any help would be much appreciated!
 

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Hello I am looking to upgrade graphics card to the ASUS HD 6670. Would it be compatible with this system? Specs:Processor - Intel i3 2120RAM - 8GB (Upgraded from the preinstalled 4GB)Motherboard - H-CUPERTINO2-H61-uA TX (Cupertino2)Backing Storage - 1TB HDD (7200 RPM)PSU - Internal 300W Link to specs: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03065233 Link to card: https://www.asus.com/uk/Graphics-Cards/EAH6670DIS1GD5/

A:Upgrading graphics card

That video card should work without any problems.  It has no support for UEFI vBIOS. Your PC's motherboard has a legacy BIOS which makes it a viable upgrade option

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