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Q: Graphics card upgrade

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

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Hi everyone....

Current PC specs listed above ..... to get it out of the way I am a gamer......

This upgrade is to allow me to play some of the newer games such as The Witcher and also to enable me to utilize DX10 when I eventually upgrade to Vista.

RAM.....this is what I have found...I do not overclock and I am very happy with the matched pair of Corasir XMS 512MB 5400C4 running at 533 that I currently have so I figured the safe bet is in just jumping to a matched pair of 1MB sticks of the same.....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145015

Graphics card.....

I do have a budget and from the reviews I have read this card should carry me through the gaming world for at least the next year (hopefully 2) I like eVGA and I have nothing but good things to say about the eVGA 6800GS that I am currently using.

But if anyone has some input as to problems with the card listed below or if you know of another card that will perform just as well (or better) for around the same price I would like to hear about it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130317

Thanks in advance for any help.......
 

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i've been playing world of warcraft for about a month now and i have it on the lowest possible settings and at800x600 resolution and i'm still getting like 20 fps i want to up the settings on the game to good instead of low and have about atleast 30 fps in raids with 25 other players and when i'm alone questing have like 50 to 60
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p6754y
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.04, 9/7/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 893 MB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.95 GB
I have a radeon hd 4200
so i want to upgrade it to be able to play with atleast 30 fps but i want to spend as little as i can 170 max for both and the less i spend the better if anyone can help would be great
 

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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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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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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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Hi guys I need help upgrading my graphics card and my CPU.

I did some research of my own.

My PSU is a Hiper 530w Type R

Graphics card:

I currently have the XFX 7600 GT

I want to upgrade to the Radeon HD 6770
http://www.game-debate.com/hardware...ics=Radeon HD 6770 XFX 1GB GDDR5 Core Edition

Or the Sapphire 6670
http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/?gid=1185&graphics=Radeon HD 6670 Sapphire 1GB GDDR5

I really want the 6770 but I'm not sure if it would work with my PSU
CPU:
This is my current CPU
http://gyazo.com/ea965112a2d58a7c00103793d3f1afc3

And i want to upgrade to:
http://ark.intel.com/products/29765

This is my motherboard:
http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2314#sp

Would the CPU work on my motherboard?

I know this set up is old and so on but I just want to get a decent graphics card and CPU to get the WEI to all over 7.0 so i can use this as a backup.
 

A:Graphics card / CPU Upgrade help

Here is the processor support list for that motherboard:

http://uk.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=2314

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 appears to be a supported processor.

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The 6670 appears to require at least a 400W power supply.

The 6770 appears to require at least a 500W power supply.

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I'm not a hardware upgrade expert, so I'll leave you with someone who can give you more and better advice.

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I bought a:XFX - AMD Radeon R7 360 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics CardWhen trying to install it, there was no means of supplying power to the unit. Am I just blind or is there actually no 6 pin power connector in this PC?

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

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

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I have the HP PRO 3400 series MT i put a 750watss power supply in it and also has i5-2400 in it now I have a probelm i got the geforce gtx 960 and when i plug it in my computer beeps 6 times i look it to that and i can't cahnge the bois from UEFI mode to Legacy mod i can only disable UEFI mode so cna you please help 

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I would imagine disabling UEFI mode would be the same thing as entering Legacy mode.

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Hi there, I have the HP8-1375EA with just the standard GT 640 which obviously came with the prebuilt desktop, i do alot of gaming on the computer and the graphics card is just holding it back massively so i definately need an upgrade but obviously have my concerns like will it fit in the box, is the power supply enough, and will the system even take it, the power supply is currently 460w, the graphics card im looking at upgrading to is the GTX 960 or 950 and both of them only take an additional 50w compared to the GT 640 which takes 350w so im not sure that will be a problem so my question really is will the system accept the new change or will it not even work? and the case is quite small so will it fit inside? im not too sure how big the 960 or 950's are so im not sure how much space ill be looking for when i open it up.

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

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

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

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

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Hi there, is it possible for me to replace the AMD Radeon R5 330 graphics card which is currently installed with either a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB or a  AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB?Will the power supply support these graphics cards?

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I'm not sure what graphcis cards are compatible with my mother board. i have a D845PECE with a crappy nvidia geforce 4 mx 440. can anyone tell me the best/cheapest upgrade i can get?

Motherboard:
http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/ce/index.htm
 

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

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

Thanks for suggestions
 

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I want to upgrade my 9600 gt and I wanted to know what the best $200-$250 card would be best or should i wait.
 

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Hey everyone,

I am wanting to purchase a new video card as I recently purchased a game that requires more memory than my current card has. I am wondering if there are any restricitons I need to be aware of as far as compatabilty with my pc goes, and if when I do purchase the new card, if I am supposed to plug my monitor into it. I think this site is wonderfull and I think all of you who know who offer advise do all of us who don't are even more wonderfull. Thanks much!
 

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

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

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I have a dell dimension 300 desktop which is quite old, however i have upgraded a few things in it, including the hard drive and the ram. I have recently decided to upgrade it from xp to windows 7, and have found that the graphics card is not good enough to run windows 7! I need a new one, on a limited budget and it needs to be able to run windows 7, and be compatible with my dell dimension 3000. I have no idea about graphics cards. I dont know what i need to buy nd how to install it when i get one so any help is appreciated!
 

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It says on the Dell site that that PC is not Compatible with Windows 7
 

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Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card in my HP Pavillion Notebook ( model # N5P49UA#ABA) from the installed  AMD Radeon R5 toan  AMD R9 Graphics card or higher and how is that done? Thank You SDHillmon1

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Hi, I think your machine is an HP Pavilion 17-g120nr Notebook :     http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04773635 It has   2.2gHz up to 2.5GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 graphics with up to 2048MB total graphics memory The answer is no, you can't upgrade video card on your machine (actually on nearly all consumers class machines) because your machine has integrated video chip which is "soldered" to the motherboard. Regards.

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Hi can anyone advise me what graphic cards would be a vast improvement on the current AMD radeon r5 330 currently installed. I have no idea of what will fit the case, motherboard and power supply.

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Hi

I have seen other peoples screens and compared to theirs, mine seems a little less defined. Here are the specs of the Graphics:


Graphics Processor Properties
Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 (Asus AGP-V9400 Magic)
GPU Code Name NV18B
PCI Device 10DE / 0185
Transistors 29 million
Process Technology 0.15u
Bus Type AGP
Memory Size 128 MB
GPU Clock 250 MHz
RAMDAC Clock 350 MHz
Pixel Pipelines 2
TMU Per Pipeline 2
Vertex Shaders Not Supported
Pixel Shaders 1 (v0.5)
DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v7.0
Pixel Fillrate 500 MPixel/s
Texel Fillrate 1000 MTexel/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 165 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 331 MHz
Bandwidth 2648 MB/s

Graphics Processor Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=products
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/driversClick to expand...

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I am not sure if the graphics card is inbuilt in the asus board :


Motherboard ID 02/03/2004-nVidia-nForce-A7N8XÄXC-00
Motherboard Name Asus A7N8X-XClick to expand...

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If it is, and someone suggests an upgrade, how would I go about adding one ??

Many Thanks

Mike
 

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I've searched and found a few posts on here questioning upgrading the GPU in the H30 but I haven't seen any follow-ups from people that have actually done it. I'm in the same position with an H30-50 with a GT 705 that I want to change - ideally for a GTX 750Ti but I've found that it draws a bit more power than the GTX 745 which is on the Lenovo hardware list.  Lenovo list 2 ratings of PSU (180w and 240w) and I have a 240W.  The max power of the 750 is 60W against 55W for the 745 - which would equate to drawing about  2% more power on the 240W PSU.  Not much more and possibly within tolerance, although I have already added an SSD. Anyway, I'd be interested to hear from anyone that has actually upgraded their GPU in an H30 or comments about upgrading to a GTX 750Ti. For info the comparisons are shown below.  http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2815&cmp[]=2843&cmp[]=2952 










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A:H30-50 upgrade graphics card

Seems like it should work. As long as your computer case fits it, and BIOS supports it, then seems fine.



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I'm currently using the following card:

EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI.

Last week I changed from Win 7 home Premium 32 bit to the 64 bit. I built this computer last fall, and the the rest of my specs are I5 Quad core 760, 2.80G; 8gb Corsair DDR3 1600, 600W PS.

I use this computer mostly for Flight Sims, and it seems to me my best upgrade would be the GPU. I've always had good luck with EVGA, Nvidea cards, and would like to get one that will outperform the old 250 I'm using and will also run on the 600W PS. I guess I could replace the PS if I really had to, but not looking forward to the work involved, lol.

Anyway, I'd appreciate any suggestions that will improve my system. Thanks.
 

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Hi im looking to upgrade my dell inspiron 3847 

I want to upgrade the current GPU from the nvldia gt705 to a gtx 1050 2

My pc has a 300w psu i believe.

Ive been told to upgrade my PSU just to be on the safe side.

Is the corsair CX500 a good upgrade to do ?

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i was wondering if i could upgrade my graphics card for my pavilion notebook. product number E8A65UAR#ABAif i cant is it possible to change the cpu to something stronger. i want to run higher end gaming that requires a minimum of a 1gb graphics card. currently have 4gb ram but if i am capable of upgrading i will be upgrading to 16 gb of ddr3 ram at 1600mhz

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Hi guys, I have a Lenovo ThinkPad P50, and I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the graphics card.  It came with an NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, but since it also has a 4K screen, it doesn't work as good as I would like.  Is is possible to replace this graphics card with a better one?  This would really help because I am a gamer.  Thanks!

A:Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card of a P50?

No, it's not possible. P70 have MXM port, which allows replacing GPU. P50 have soldered GPU. However, there are reports, that some people were able to utilize external GPU (eGPU) using Thunderport3 port.https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/11286-lenovo-thinkpad-p50-with-gtx-960/ Please do note, that Lenovo doesn't support such configuration.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/External-GPUs-on-P50-Mobile-Workstation-... 

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

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

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i currently have intel hd graphics ... whch is not up to my mark! and wanna upgrade from 4 GB ddr3l sdram to 8 GB... so please help me with this details... and if iam eligible ... thnak u ...am new to HP.











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A:Can i upgrade my graphics card and ram?

@Sharon_Paulson?No worries.   The current Intel graphics solution is part of the Intel Pentium CPU. (SoC system on a chip) Your notebook is an entry level(Pentium, not Intel Core i3 - i7 series) one without discrete graphics. If you had a unit with higher specs, perhaps even switchable graphics, then upgrading would not be so much of an issue. As it stands now, you can upgrade the memory, but not the graphics solution.

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I am running X-Plane 10 not entirely satisfactorily becasue of the need for higher spec Graphics card and this is even more imprtant as I wnat to upgrade X-plane 10 to X-Plane 11 which recommends GeForce GTX1070. I need to be sure that the present system can handle this though as there may be issues re compatibility with existing computer parts or power requirements. I am not knowledgeable about all these aspects.  Can anyone help please?The Z400 details are as follows:- 3.07 ghz Intel Xeon W3550 Multicore - 4 in total16GB ramBus Clock 4800 mhzNVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 Display Adapter

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Hi, I have lenovo ideapad z570 with nvidia g540  graphics card installed.can I upgrade my laptop to GeForce GTX 675M?











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A:Can I upgrade my Graphics card?

welcome to the community!
 
the gpu in your machine is soldered onto the system board. so, not upgradeable.
 
hth to clarify a bit.

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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. 

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

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Currently, I have a XFX GTS250 512MB Core Edition gpu in my computer and now some voice in my head tells me to upgrade a bit on this.
I have a bit of a tight budget at max R2000 and was wondering if a card like this would be an ample upgrade: http://titan-ice.co.za/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=51_143&products_id=5141

I have an idea that this the component causing some irritating lag in games, and I suspect that this will get worse when my new monitor arrive(a 27 inch) which will have larger res than my current 20inch 1600x900

I also prefer to run my games at the highest level possible, so tuning down the quality is not an option

Any comments, ideas etc etc are welcome

PS: Rest of specs is:
AMD Phenom II x4 3.2GHz;
Corsair 4gb ddr3 1333;
Running WinXP Pro
 

A:Graphics Card upgrade

I am running a GTX460 myself, I am a gamer and I find it quite a nice card. It isn't the best out there but it is pretty decent.

However, things you need to also consider are:

1) What PSU do you currently have, it may not be enough to support the new card as it will require more power to run it.
2) Using WinXP is limiting your graphics a bit as you can only use DirectX 9. DirectX 10 and 11 are Vista and Windows 7 only, so you are missing out on their improvements.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3650 and was wondering if I can upgrade the graphics card to geforce gtx 960 or if there are any other graphics cards that I can upgrade to.

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

No you cant.  The Slim Case will only take low profile Geforce 210 to 610 cards.
 

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I currently have an XFX "XFX MI-A78S-8209" mobo running Windows 7 Ultimate with a Galaxy GT430 1gb pci 2.0 ... The question is can I upgrade my graphics card to an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB GDDR5 OC VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card ? Any help would be greatly appreciated... here are some of the other specs

QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 910, 2571 MHz
450W power supply
 

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I would like to upgrade my graphics card as now struggling to play recent games. Any suggestions?

Current spec

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233609 MB, Free - 76994 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0FJ030, , ..CN7082164KG0XN.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

What's the model name and model number of that Dell?

What's the 7-character service tag number on the sticker?

What's the wattage of the power supply?

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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/
 

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

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Have windows 7, nivida geforce 7025/nforce 630a has no driver update. Can't upgrade to windows 10because of this. Need help for purchasing new graphics card. I'm not a gamer. maybe should just leave everything as is. I have an AMD Athlon II X2 245 processor 2.9 GHz,3GB, 32 bit. What graphics card should I buy if I choose to do so?
 

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Just wondering if I can upgrade the graphics card on my HP Envy m7 - u009dx Notebook... It came with a 940mx & I was really looking to upgrade it... 

A:Can I upgrade the graphics card?

Not without replacing the motherboard. I think there is a version with a 950MX, but the cost of replacing the motherboard for that modest upgrade would not make sense. The video is not a "card" as we understand it on a desktop. Soldered right into the motherboard. 

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Hi all, My daughter got a H30-05 desktop pc for christmas and it's quite nice for her 1st pc. However I'm wanting to beef up the graphics a bit and an thinking about buying possibly a GeForce GTX 950 or a 960.I'm wondering if these mini gfx cards will work in this pc? Also i think i will need to buy a seperate psu as the system wont be powerful enough for one of these cards.   Anyone successfully upgraded one?

A:H30-05 upgrade graphics card

I've had many people ask me this. It will work fine, but you will need a more powerful power supply, and also the adapters for them 




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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.

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

A:Graphics card upgrade

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

GTX 470 (Fermi FTW)

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

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

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

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

A:Graphics Card Upgrade Help

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

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

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Hi All,
I had purchased a Dell-Inspiron 13500 a year back.After using it for a year,I do think that I should upgrade the Intel Graphics to a Nvidia Card.So , I wanted to ask of their is any way I should upgrade it or not and if yes, how to upgrade it.
Regards,
Guransh Chaudhary

A:Graphics Card upgrade

To do this, you must replace the mainboard - which will also mean replacing the CPU.  You'll also need a new heatsink assembly and likely, a new AC power adapter.   Together, plan on it costing about $250-300  in parts, plus the labor to do the installation if you don't do it yourself.

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I was wanting to upgrade my computer's graphics card, the reason being my computer has 1.5 GB of RAM but still lags in games which only recommend around 512 MB because they also recommend a better graphics card.

I have a Dell Dimension B110 and my graphics card is a Intel 82865G, what graphics card would you suggest I buy for it?

Unfortunately, I don't think that the B110 has an AGP or PCI-Express slot, and no I don't feel like buying an entirely new motherboard.
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Clone512 said:





Unfortunately, I don't think that the B110 has an AGP or PCI-Express slot, and no I don't feel like buying an entirely new motherboard.Click to expand...

No it doesn't, as seen here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim1100/EN/SM/parts.htm#wp1076314

You don't want to update to a new board with PCI-Express, but you want a better graphics card to game with !

... Well there is a good Topic here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51437.html

But I wouldn't do that
 

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