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Good find 'Grasshopper'.

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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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Hi,
My system came with a R9 270 which I want to replace with a Sapphire Dual X R9 R280x.
That card needs a 6pin and an 8pin connection and the manufacturer's site say a 500W PSU is advised.
So, I'm concerned that I get a new PSU that fits my case, has the right connectors for all the 8700 components, and is say north of 600W.
Could anyone point me in the right direction.
My system info is......
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
RAM 24GB
Thanks

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So I have a Sapphire Radeon R9 280x, and I just bought a MSI GeForce GTX 970. I also have a 500W CoolerMaster powersupply, would I need to upgrade this to 600-750W?

+note: I also bought two sticks of HyperX 16GB RAM and a Corsair H75 Hydro Series CPU Cooler.

A:Upgrade graphics card=upgrade powersupply?

Your 500 watt PSU meets the minimum requirement.... GeForce GTX 970 | Specifications | GeForce

So with that in mind....I'd say yes to a new PSU.

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I am just curious as to what graphics cards I can install in my laptop. I have the HP pavilion G070ca 17inch laptop, it currently uses an intel I7-5500u and a nvidia GT940m. I would like to upgrade to probably the 970 or 980 just wanting to know if those are compatiable with my laptop











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Hi: There are no removable or upgradable graphics cards in your notebook. The nvidia GT940m GPU is integrated into the motherboard and the only way to upgrade the graphics would be to replace the entire motherboard with one listed in the service manual for your model notebook that may have better graphics. This would be a very costly and labor intensive project. Better to sell your notebook and get one with the graphics solution you want.

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I haven't received my computer in the mail yet, but this is what it says about it
Dimension E521,Athlon 64 3200+(2.00GHz, 512K)

1 GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz

Dell USB Keyboard

Integrated Graphics

80GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition, English

Internet Search and Portal

Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access

Power DVD 7.0

Vista, PC-Restore, Dim/Insp

Dell Support, Vista, Dim/Insp

Dell Resource DVD with Application Backup

Icon Consolidation Application

Dell USB 2-button mouse

Integrated NIC card

No modem requested for Dell Dimension

Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0

16X DVD-Rom Drive

Integrated Audio

No Speaker Requested

Network Associates McAfee 8.0 English, 30-Day Trial

No Digital Music Software requested

Corel Snapfire Plus Starter Edition and Paint Shop Pro XI trial

No Internet Service Provider Requested

MS WORKS 8.5

Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year

Type 3 Contract - Next Business Day Parts and Labor On-Site Response, Initial Year

Warranty Support,Initial Year

You have chosen a Windows Vista Basic System

can I upgrade the graphics card to a geforce 6200? someone said it wouldn't be possible to because it has integrated grpahics but I want to be able to play games well on this.
 

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I am just curious as to what graphics cards I can install in my laptop. I have the HP pavilion G070ca 17inch laptop, it currently uses an intel I7-5500u and a nvidia GT940m. I would like to upgrade to probably the 970 or 980 just wanting to know if those are compatiable with my laptop

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Hi: There are no removable or upgradable graphics cards in your notebook. The nvidia GT940m GPU is integrated into the motherboard and the only way to upgrade the graphics would be to replace the entire motherboard with one listed in the service manual for your model notebook that may have better graphics. This would be a very costly and labor intensive project. Better to sell your notebook and get one with the graphics solution you want.

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hi all

i currently have a nvidia 8600 gts 256mb graphics card and i want to upgrade since i bought crysis 2 an this card is not runing crysis 2 properly.. too slow fan noise goes loud etc..

so what is the best card i could get between ?100-?150 price range
the motherboard is asus-p5n-e sli

thanks for reading

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I would think if your going with Nvidia maybe gtx 460-465 or 470 there pretty resonable based on the 5 series are out and doing well

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


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

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I hope someone can help me with this.
I have a compaq presario running windows ME. I have 64mb ram, an AMD processor 900mhz. My original graphics card is a s3 with 8mb memory. In order to run sims2 I need 32mb video memory on a t&l compatible card (I have no idea what that means). I bought a NVIDIA Geforce4 64mb DDR PCI card. I've tried everything and can't get it to work. I've come to the conclusion that I bought the wrong card. What should I have bought. What's the best upgrade at a comparable price.
 

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I'd love to upgrade my video card but I'm not sure where to start in terms of compatibility with my build.  I'd like to get something for gaming. Any help would be super appreciated. I know I'll have to upgrade my power supply as well and so I'm also trying to figure out if my motherboard has a 20 or 24 pin connector.

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Ok i just got enough money to finally upgrade my graphics card but i am worried about the installation. Is there anything special i have to do once i physically change the old one out with the new one? or can i just change it and all the drivers will be installed and stuff.

A:Want to upgrade Graphics card.

Hello there & welcome to Seven Forums.
I'd suggest you read this first: basic etiquette for first time posters. It's harder for us to help & give you advice if we don't know what your system specs are.
Regarding the graphics card change, it's not that difficult to do.

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

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

Alex.
 

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Hello, is it possible for me to upgrade my HP Pavilion TS 15 Notebook PC's graphics card? It currently has a Nvidia  GT 740m graphics card with 2GB VRAM.[Product no. : F7R48EA#ACQ]

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

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Hi all
I have a Toshiba satellite s2400 laptop running XP sp2 which currently has on board an S3 supersavage/IXC 1179 graphics card.
My question is can I upgrade this to a more powerful graphics card?
if so any suggestions

Mnay thanks

Rob
 

A:Can I upgrade my graphics card???

Howdy,

No I'm afraid not.......
 

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Good morning,

I'm looking for some general advice around my graphics card on my rig. The rig itself is just over 3 years old now (see specs next to my name) It was a customised one and at the time I went for pretty much the best of everything that I could afford at the time. I have upgraded a couple of things, namely memory and hard-drives over the past couple of years, but I've not really needed to do much else as even by todays standards it runs games on high sometimes ultra..depending.

I'm looking at either obtaining another GTX280 (1gb) and running in SLI (I know its dated now but as previously mentioned it still runs games at high) I am bidding on a couple on ebay...as it seems I can't get them from many places now. My other option is to splash out on one of the newer GTX 680 cards... but at 370 I don't think I can justify it on the basis that I don't think it will improve my system by 370! I can probably pick up a GTX 280 for between 60 - 80 or less if i'm lucky!

What are your thoughts?
 

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Hi, I would like to upgrade the graphics card in a M83 thinkcentre.  Would a Nvidia Quadro K620 or K420 work in this machine with the existing power supply?  I will be looking at dental CT scans on this machine. thanks Brent

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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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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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What do you guys think of this AGP Card? Any Good?

GAINWARD BLISS 7800GS G71 CHIP,500+/1400+MHz,512MB DDR3

i know it's a dying AGP Type but i just can't afford the PCIe upgrade so any thoughts appreciated.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAINWARD-BLISS...QQcmdZViewItem

I have just bought one so be gentle
 

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It's a really good graphics card, don't worry.
 

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Hey,So I'm new to the PC gaming experience, coming over from console. I've had this PC for a while, and I've wanted to get into gaming, but my PC just can't handle any games, having integrated graphics.So ive looked around for a ~cheap~ graphics card that I could potentially shove in. I've looked around, and found that the GTX 1050ti is fairly good band for buck, and wondered if it would work / fit into my system.I understand that I will probably have to upgrade the power supply, and if so could you guide me on that as well.If it is at all possible, a guide to doing so would ~really~ be appreciated.Thanks

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Recently i posted a thread regarding upgrading a few things on my Pc. This is a side note from that. I currently have a Gefore FX5900 Nividia card. I want to upgrade to a faster newer card with at least pixel shading 2. I know that the PCI express cards are the go. Unfortunately i dont have a mother board that supports PCI -e so i have to go for a AGP card. What is the best and fastest card i can get ? Not stressed about the money. But whats the best. 6600 was mentioned by someone. Cheers in advance.
 

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well here is one of the best ones, but really for that price with only agp slot it's not really worth it, because you will only see so much of a good speed boost

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161069

or better prices
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130274
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150210

but how old is your system, because to play games these days you may want to just save up and consider a rebuild
 

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Hi guys,

I've been wanting to upgrade my graphics card for a while now, and while reading online on the best upgrade from a GTX 285 the GTX 570 would be the best route I would take. I want something that's worth the upgrade from my 285 as I play all the newest games and I would like stable FPS in games like Bad Company 2.

I'm really interested to know how much gain in performance I would get from upgrading from my 285 to this card MSI GeForce GTX 570 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [N570GTXTWINFROZRIIIPOWEREDITION/OC]

I would appreciate any advice given to me regarding this upgrade and if my system components are capable.

My current power supply: Eclipse Computers - Product Details (I know its a cheap brand but my friend recommended it to me back in the day so I got it...)

Thank you

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800w will be sufficient.

If you'd like to save some money, I'd suggest the 560Ti, it -rivals- the 570 but still lacks just a little (from a scale of 10, it'd be 7/10 against 8/10)
Really depends if your wallet is stuffed with bills

If you run a 1920x1080 monitor or any dual-triple, then the extra VRAM would do nice- that's if you go dual SLi or triple.

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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-A7N8XXC-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 have an hp pavilion 15 laptop running the AMD 10 and Radeon HD 8610G and was wondering if I could upgrade my graphics card to a higher quality or is it integrated? thank you

A:Can I upgrade my graphics card?

Hi, Normally over 90% of consumers laptops won't have this kind of upgrade. I don't know model/product of your hp pavilion 15 laptop but I can answer No you can't because this is impossible or very hard and cost more $$ in comparision with the price of a new machine. Regards.

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Ok like it states in the title I want to upgrade my graphics card.
My Desktop PC name & model: HP Pavillion 550-101na
My Motherboard: 2B52
If more detail is needed please ask.

Right now I have a dual-graphics card setup which was pre-built when I bought it.
The Graphics cards are: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics + R5 Dial Graphics.

I want to upgrade to a better graphics card which can support more games, etc.
Would you know if my motherboard could support an upgrade and what graphics card would you recommend.
Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi 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.
 

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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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After buying my Dell Dimension 3000, and trying to play "Black and White 2" i found that i cant play it because my graphics card doesnt have a pixel shader or something. Iv been looking into buying a new graphics card but i have no idea where to begin. Im not entirely sure but i think my computer doesnt have agp, is this a problem?. Is there a strong market for PCI graphics cards.I checked on dabs.comand found a few but i dont know where to look for the pixel shader requirments. If someone could point me in the direction to get the correct card for my system.
DAvid
 

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I have a gateway gt5412 desktop with a ?Intel GMA 950 Integrated Graphics card. I have SolidWorks (3D graphics autocad program) and was told I needed a upgrade to my graphics card. Can anyone help with the upgrade I need?

Bharris345

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Can I upgrade to another graphics card on the HP Pavilion Desktop 510-199na. These are the graphics card i want to upgrade to: Gigabyte RX 460 WF2 OC-2Gb 2 GB GDDR5 Memory PCI-E Graphics Card - Black: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-OC-2Gb-GDDR5-Memory-Graphics/dp/B01JPAVUY0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=... Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1050 GDDR5 2GB PCI-E: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-NVIDIA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-x/dp/B01MG1MP73/ref=sr_1_2?s=compu... Here is a picture of my pc internals:  Does it have a PCI-E slot so i can add a graphics card. And can i also add the graphics cards above in thic pc. Thanks 

A:Can I upgrade to another graphics card?

@Cephachrome, welcome to the forum. There are several things that you have to consider when buying a video card: 1) length of the card.  Will it fit into the space, 2) power required to run it properly and 3) does it require supplemental power adapters?  Either of the video cards in the links provided will require you to upgrade the power supply unit (PSU), also.  The PSU in the computer is only 180W.  I would recommend the GTX 1050.  It has more onboard memory.  You will have to go to the manufacturer's website to determine how much power that it requires.  I suggest a PSU with at least 500W.  You should read the Customer Reviews to see what users have to say about both of the cards. Q: And can i also add the graphics cards above in thic pc.  A: Yes, the PCI Express slot is directly below the two cables.  You should use the same logic as described in my post. 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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Interesting article on "How To!"
How to Upgrade Your Graphics Card - PCWorld

A:How to upgrade your graphics card.

Good article The Howling Wolves, It explains nicely the requirements that need to be met when upgrading and also the installation process.

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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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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

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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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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 have a 8570W i7 16GB RAM and Quadro 2000M graphics. Is there a whitelist of which graphics card compatible with the machine?I have seen someone successfully upgrade to a GTX965M..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlEtnbZYaUI  What cards are compatible with your computer? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, Ths list from its specs: GRAPHICSAMD FirePro? M4000 with 1 GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory Microsoft DirectX 11 (Shader Model 5.0) and OpenGL 4.1/4.1+capableAMD Eyefinity Technology supports up to five independent displays* when using an HP Advanced Docking station (sold separately)NVIDIA Quadro K1000M with 2 GB dedicated DDR3 video memory Microsoft DirectX 11 (Shader Model 5.0) and OpenGL 4.2 capableNVIDIA Quadro K2000M with 2 GB dedicated DDR3 video memory Microsoft DirectX 11 (Shader Model 5.0) and OpenGL 4.2 capableOther than those cards, you need BIOS as mentioned on the following discussions:      http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-8570w-upgrade-with-NVIDIA-Qu... Regards.

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Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card on the Z40-70? I think the graphics card that came with it is the NVIDIA GEFORCE 820M graphics card and it isn't able to handle the games I want to play.  Any suggestions? (Besides buying a laptop) Thanks.

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I Have the dell Inspiron 580s and want to upgrade my graphics card on their site i found this 1
ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3
will it work

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Is this a desktop or laptop?

If this is a laptop, did you check to see if the card can be replace? Most laptops have integrated cards that can't be replaced.

Have you checked to see if your card is replaceable?

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I am a noob at upgrading and installing parts in computers. I bought a gaming computer from amazon and it has been running quite well so far, but I intend on upgrading the graphics card. Maybe paying some-one to do it for me, as I have no knowledge what so ever on how to install/remove a graphics card.
Current PC Specs that I know of:
Processor: AMD Quad Core 4130.
Graphics Card: ATI HD 5450.
Power Supply: According to the Seller. 110v, 500 watts.
As you can see I do not know much about my computer. But here is a link to the product that I bought from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1kaSsXv
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I play games like: COD: Ghosts, COD 4: Modern Warfare, GTA V [When and IF it comes out on PC], Garrys Mod, WoW, Portal 2 and other high end graphics games. - Overall, I need a recommendation on what graphics card to buy, and would it both run and fit in my computer. [I live in the UK and my budget is aprox. 150]. Sorry if I have either posted this in the wrong thread, or if I am not giving enough information. Please inform me if you require more info.

EDIT!: I found some information about my computer from the amazon link, here is some Product Details:
Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Type: AMD BULLDOZER [4130 Quad Core]
Processor Speed: 3.9 GHz
Processor Socket: SocketAM3
Processor Count: 4 Memory
RAM Size: 8000 MB
Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive
Hard Drive Size: 1000 GB
Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA
Additional Drives: DVD+-RW Graphics
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A:Graphics Card Upgrade

With that budget and 500 watts, you should not be too limited in your purchases. One thing you need to check is if your Power Supply has a set of 6 pin connectors or 8 pin connectors because sometimes on the pre-bought machines they do not have too many.

Here is what I would recommend if you have at least 2 6 Pins available:

Highest
R9 280 175
or
R9 270X 140

Those would both be excellent cards with the 280 being the best and the 270X being right below it in terms of performance. Both would be a huge step up from an HD 5450.
 

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Hope you can help.

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

Thanks
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

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

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hi,
Can anyone help me with directx11 supported  video cards that will be compatible with dell precision m6500 pls, thanks.

A:help with graphics card upgrade

The Fermi-core Quadro 4000m and 5000m are DX11 and supported in this model.  Depends on whether you want to spend $500 or so or closer to $700.  These aren't standard video cards - they're Dell-only parts.

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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 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 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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I have a Dell Inspiron 3668 and was wondering if i can upgrade the graphics card at all?

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