Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

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

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Upgrading PSU and graphics card on lenovo h50-50

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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
Spoiler (Highlight to read)[email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics 11202743VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H SV10G52014VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H SV10G52015VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H SV10G56197VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics 11202745VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP SV10G52019VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP SV10G52020VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP SV10G56199VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H Graphics 11202743VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H SV10G52014VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H SV10G52015VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H SV10G56197VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP Graphics 11202745VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP SV10G52019VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP SV10G52020VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP SV10G56199VIDEO_CARD [email protected] GT [email protected]/A/DB/H LP SV10G56200

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!




Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Hey can upgrade the graphics card of my lenovo g410 laptop ?My current config is:Intel core i5-4200M [email protected] 4 gbIntel HD graphics card 4600AMD Radeon HD 8570M

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Hello i have got a 1050 ti september 28 and it says no signal basically i got a hdmi to vga active adapter dvi d to vga active adapter for my old vga moniter  it didn't work and even a new monitor and it still shows no signal after i connect my 1050 ti with dvi d to my moniter  still said no signal ,my specs are : I5 4460 , Mobo model : 10181 , 31900058 STD , 1050 ti that is not working after adding in , 8gb ram ddr3 1600 mhz , asus 60hz 1080p moniter , lenovo moniter idk what it is @60hz 1080p Im Depserate for a answer i got my 1050 ti september 28..

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

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?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

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! 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

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)

Read other 0 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Hi, I have a H50-05 Type 90BH desktop. It was originally advertised on the Best Buy website as having a R7 graphics card but it turned out to have a R4 graphics card which just isn't powerful enough. R7 240 has what I need for the games that I play but I am facing two issues. There is limited space between the pci-e slot and the RAM slots, so I am not sure which cards will fit the case. The second and possibly more difficult obstacle is that the computer has a built in power supply that is connected directly on to the mother board so it doesn't appear that I can install a regular power supply to this computer.I am having difficulty finding information on this model so I was wondering if anyone has had success upgrading to a better graphics card? Preferrably a card that can be self powered by the pci-e slot with the oem power supply which from what I can gather is only 90 watts.
 
Thanks
 
Mod:  edited Subject line to add upgrade details

A:Lenovo H50-05: Upgrading power and graphics GPU

There appears to be only one H50-05 model, and it has a 65w 'adapter', which excludes adding any graphics card.  Is it an external power brick, like a laptop?  If it's internal, can you post some photos of it, using the photo button above.  Thx.  
 
Edit:  the H50-05 specs shows different versions, with different size power adapters, processors, and graphics options (you could give us the full model number, we can Google it and see what it's specs are): 
 
(H50-05 Tower-Spec) May 2015
 
 

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

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)

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

Hi, I have a H50-05 Type 90BH desktop. It was originally advertised on the Best Buy website as having a R7 graphics card but it turned out to have a R4 graphics card which just isn't powerful enough. R7 240 has what I need for the games that I play but I am facing two issues. There is limited space between the pci-e slot and the RAM slots, so I am not sure which cards will fit the case. The second and possibly more difficult obstacle is that the computer has a built in power supply that is connected directly on to the mother board so it doesn't appear that I can install a regular power supply to this computer.I am having difficulty finding information on this model so I was wondering if anyone has had success upgrading to a better graphics card? Preferrably a card that can be self powered by the pci-e slot with the oem power supply which from what I can gather is only 90 watts.
 
Thanks
 
Mod:  edited Subject line to add upgrade details













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:Lenovo H50-05: Upgrading power and graphics GPU (GT 1030)

There appears to be only one H50-05 model, and it has a 65w 'adapter', which excludes adding any graphics card.  Is it an external power brick, like a laptop?  If it's internal, can you post some photos of it, using the photo button above.  Thx.  
 
Edit:  the H50-05 specs shows different versions, with different size power adapters, processors, and graphics options (you could give us the full model number, we can Google it and see what it's specs are): 
 
(H50-05 Tower-Spec) May 2015
 
 

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

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.   

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I have an hp pavilion a610n running Windows XP. I purchased a ATI Radeon AGP 9550 256 mb graphics card and it says on the installation instruction that I may need to disable my on-board graphics card. Any ideas on how to go about this?
 

A:Upgrading graphics card

Yes. Get into your bios (F8 on restart I think for HP) and change it...after you install the vid card.

However, try installing the card and the drivers first. No need to complicate things if it isn't needed.

Hope this helps-
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hi I have an HP Envy 17-j070ca Notebook with an Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M GPU. I'm just wondering what GPUs are compatible with my Laptop, I want to get the most powerful one without Overclocking my Laptop.

A:Upgrading my Graphics Card

There is no "card" as you might be picturing in your mind. The video chip is soldered into the motherboard. There is a GT750M version of the motherboard (I had a laptop with that motherboard for a while) but the motherboard cost would way outstrip the value of the marginal gain from a 740M to 750M upgrade.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

This is probably a really stupid question but I need help:

I am currently attempting to upgrade my (quite bad) gaming PC. Which has an AMD RADEON 5570 graphics card in.

I am looking to upgrade to something in the 7000 Series but I do not know if you can just pick and choose a graphics card or if it depends on the rest of your PC's specs.

Specs:

Intel Core i3-550 Processor

1TB Harddisk

4GB RAM

Radeon HD5570 Graphics card

Sorry for the newbie question, I am new to PC building!
 

A:[Help] Upgrading Graphics card

Any semi recent video card uses a PCI-E slot. So pretty much any card that uses that slot should work. With that said, the biggest thing to watch is the power supply. Ensure you have a quality power supply that can provide enough clean power for the whole PC (including the gpu which can be quite power hungry.).
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I'm thinking of upgrading my old graphics card but not quite sure which models would be compatible. I have a Gateway PC with a 300W power supply with one PCI-Express x16 slot and I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows 7, any suggestions?
 

A:need help with upgrading graphics card

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hi all, this is my first time posting on here (apologies if this is the wrong forum).

I have a g5200uk-m with a nvidia geforce 6150se nforce 430 graphics card in it.

the mother board is a M2N68-LA (Narra6).

it also can handle up to 300w.

I'm looking to upgrade the power and graphics to the total cost of no more than 150, but preferably around the 100 mark.

can anyone recommend a good psu and graphics card that would work on my computer for that amount?

thanks in advance.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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
 

A:Upgrading graphics card

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.
 

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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
 

A:Upgrading Graphics Card - What one?

Read other 14 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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.
 

A:Upgrading graphics card

Read other 13 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I am looking at upgrading my graphics card to a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 which needs a minimum of a 400W PSU and currently mine is only a 250W. I have the Imedia s3810 from packard bell and was wondering which power supply would fit my motherboard without damaging it and still allow me to run this graphics card or one of simular specs.
 

A:Upgrading my graphics card and psu

Any quality power supply with more than 400 watts will work, the key word is quality and it should be more than the minimum. Good brands are Corsair, Thermaltake, Antec, Enermax but all have entry level units that aren't meant for gaming system but basic or office use. Here's one very popular unit that would handle the load easily: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I would like to upgrade my graphics card, but have no idea about how to pick out an upgrade. My system, custom built, is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64X2 Dual Core Prosessor 6000+ 2.99 GHz 2GB of Ram. My motherboard is a MSI K9A2GM-FIH. I have a 500GB Hard drive and 600W power supply. My MB will support 1 PCIe x16 and PCIe x1 slots. I have a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS graphics card, atm, but I want to upgrade to the best my system will support. Please keep in mind that I will, also, be increasing my Ram to 4GB and hope to be changing my OS to Windows 7 in the near future. I have looked online, but all the technical stuff that they write about the graphic cards goes way over my head. I, also, use this computer for gaming. New games coming out for the Windows 7 platform that won't be for Windows XP. Gotta move on up. I know some will tell me to just buy a new system, but when you live on a limited income, upgrading is the best I can do. Thanks for your time and input.
 

A:Upgrading my graphics card

What's your budget? USA?
 

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I have a Black Sparkling HP Pavilion and i have AMD 7240G Graphics Card and i wanna upgrade it to the AMD 9000 Series or Ryzen Series can i do that or do i have to buy another Motherboard if i have to buy a Mothboard please give me a link to the one i need for my laptop

A:Upgrading Graphics Card

Hi, What is your computer ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I don`t know that much about graphics cards, and I would like some advice.

Here`s my current system config:

AMD Sempron 2.0 ghz
1024 Ram (2x512)
Motherboard ECS AM2 C51GM-M, PCI-E slot
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Onboard

I can`t live without my computer games and the Geforce 6100 worked great until last year. Games are now way too heavy for it,as you might have noticed.


Anyway, my goal is to be able to play a game like ES Oblivion at medium-high quality... as long as it doesn`t cost millions.

Well, I can`t really pay for the latest one, so I did some research and found the Geforce 8500 GT 512Mb to be reasonable.

What I just don`t understand at all is the whole GT, GS etc. What`s the difference?

And I really don`t like the idea of Turbocache either.

P.S: Like I said, I really don`t know that much about graphics card so forgive any cr*p I might`ve said.
 

A:Upgrading my graphics card - Help!

Well the GT, GS, GTS, GTX, bla bla bla, all that really is, is just the "brand" of the card. Doesn't really mean anything. Instead of a 8500GT I would get the 8600GT or GTS doesn't cost to much more. I don't have a clue where you are from so I will use newegg for examples.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130086 -- This one is really nice, a bit expensive but not to bad. You didn't put a max budget so it is really hard to say what your max budget is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127302 -- this one is a bit cheaper and not a bad card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150247 -- This one is pretty dang nice, really cheap to. I recommend this one because of the price and its got 512MB of memory.
 

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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!
 

A:Upgrading graphics card?

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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
 

A:upgrading graphics card

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hi,

I have had my Geforce GTX 760 for about a year now, and although it is a big improvement over my last graphics card, I want to upgrade it so games like OMSI Bus Simulator will run smoothly with no lag. I have already upgraded my power supply to a corsair 750. I am not wanting to pay more than ?300 for one. Also my current card is a tight squeeze due to the length at 21.8cm. The card I have been looking at is 26.9cm in length. Is their a way round this? Any help would be appreciated.

I have seen this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-NVIDIA-...+Graphics+Card

Here are my Specs:

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hello anyone. I'm trying to upgrade my graphics card and what I have is, an XFX GeForce 6200 card, 256mbs, ddr, nvidia. I have limited experience but what I can determine from the instructions with this card, I go to Device Mfg and delete what I have on the board now and then insert the new card in the only slot it will fit into, in this case a dark brown slot. The device mfg sys what I have now, as best as I can determine is VIA/s3 Unichrome 1gp.
I pulled the old card out, put the new one in, deleted the VIA card in device mfg and rebooted or, at least tried to. The problem is, I get no screen, the green light comes on and then it goes into sleep mode. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG ? Anyway, I pulled the new card out, put the old one back and everything is fine. I did make a restore point before I started.

My system, compaq presario, xp home, 1 gig of ram 2004 model, mother board is asustek.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:upgrading graphics card

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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.  

A:Upgrading Graphics Card

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. 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Yeah, I know, what I should be doing is upgrading to PCI-e. However, I don't have the money to buy a new mobo/case/cpu/everything else associated with chaging formats altogether just yet, so I'm doing this to tide me over.

In the computer-in-question, there is currently a Geforce MX440. The card I am looking at to replace it is a Radeon 9550, and I was wondering if it would be a worthwhile upgrade? I'm not expecting a huge increase in performance, but for the 70 bucks it would cost I'd like to know if I'll see any noticeable difference. I'm not too great at reading specs and drawing conclusions from them, so I was hoping someone could help me out.
 

A:upgrading AGP graphics card

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I really want to update my graphics card. Not like to a big expensive one because my Laptop could not handle that. But I just want a little upgrade. I've looked up if I could run certain games and it's always like right on the edge of being able to run them smoothly. I'm a software guy, not a hardware guy so I know little about this stuff. I was kind of hoping someone could help me out. You know, someone tell me how to tell what stuff is compatible with other stuff, etc. Again, not that smart when it comes to hardware so be easy while trying to explain. I'm really hoping my laptop casing can fit a different one and my laptop itself can run it. I'm not looking to run like Battlefield 3 on max settings or ARMA II on max settings just something where I can most likely play something like that on low or medium settings, Thank you very much. Very limited budget though. :\ Just give me ideas. Computer specs are updated on my profile.

Oh and if I posted on the wrong part of the forum, I'm sorry and please move my thread to the correct place. Thank you.

A:Upgrading Graphics card?

If this i s a laptop...the bottom line is NO. Now there are a few usb adpapters that will allow you to use a standard GPU (for desktop) that way but that's upwards of $500....Laptop hardware is built into/onto the mobo so there's no way to replace the GPU of a laptop.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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
 

A:Help Upgrading my Graphics card

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hi there!

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card, but I've got no idea how i go abt doing it. My friend told me tht i need a new power supply 2 coz mine is useless. I'm on a Dell inspiron 620.

processor- intel core i3 2100 cpu @ 3.10ghz 3.10ghz
ram - 4gb - (gonna upgrade this)
windows 7 64 bit
xfix card - amd radeon hd 6450
motherboard - dell 0gdg8y
power supply- dell max power 300w

My aim is to play WoW on max setting with very little fps issue. I've got a budget of about 170.

Thank you greatly in advance for the help <3
 

A:upgrading graphics card

You'd definitely need to upgrade your power supply. I would *HIGHLY* suggest a 500w or higher PSU.. and don't go with a cheap one. I've seen those blow and take the entire system with it (12v on the 3.3v standby rail).
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hello, currently I have a GeForce 8600GT and would like to upgrade.

I'm considering the GeForce 9600 GT. Would there be enough of an improvement in framerate to warrant an upgrade to this model?

Is it really necessary to buy a "GTX 295" for nextgen gaming?

And for the 9800GT, why is it that the same models vary so much in price? (All I see different under specs is the Video Memory and Memory Type) Would these variations cause a noticeable decrease in performance?

My other specs are:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
3 GB RAM
21 inch monitor

EDIT: Also, would it be possible to still use my 8600GT along with a newer Video Card?
 

A:Upgrading My Graphics Card

The reason why memory is impotant is because the more deidcated memory on the card the less it has to share with the other memory on your board. I have a 9800GT and I have been pleased but this all depends on how much you want to spend.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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.
 

A:Upgrading Graphics Card?

Read other 14 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I have a M90 tower and I'm trying to upgrade the graphics card with a gtx 960. I keep getting a error beep code five beeps can anyone please help!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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
 

A:Upgrading my graphics card?

Read other 15 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

I've heard not every laptop is compatible for a graphics card upgrade, so if anyone knows could you tell me if my laptops graphics card can be upgraded.

I've got a HP G6000 Notebook. Here's some basic specs...

Processer: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK53 1.70 GHz
RAM: 2gb
160gb SATA Hard Disk Drive

My current graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100

The reason i'm looking to upgrade is for gaming purposes.

Please leave feedback, thanks
 

A:Upgrading Graphics Card (Help Please)

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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.
 

A:Upgrading graphics card

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.
 

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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?
 

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

Hello all right now I have an xfx 9800 gt I can see its not gonna run some newer games so I d like to upgrade but it can't take up more than one bracket as immediately below the pci express 2.0 I have a tv tuner for watching tv so is there anything more powerfull. While keeping in mind the size limitations thanx
 

A:upgrading graphics card but

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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!
 

A:Upgrading graphics card

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60

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!
 

A:Upgrading Graphics Card

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
 

Read other 8 answers