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Q: Graphics card upgrade

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!

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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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Hi everyone....

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

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

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

Graphics card.....

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

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

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

A:Time to upgrade.. input on these..graphics card / RAM upgrade choices??

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

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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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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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Will the ASUS GeForce GTX STRIX 950 linked here fit inside a Dell Inspiron 3650?

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Hi NewbieDellUser
Thanks for writing to us.
ASUS GeForce GTX STRIX 950 is not tested by Dell.
Following are the cards that are tested and are sure to work.
NVIDIA, GeForce GT 730
AMD, Radeon R9 360
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
Regards

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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

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

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 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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Hi all,

First time on the forum as this is my very first attempt at upgrading my PC.

I'm having serious doubts whether my 2 year old Dell XPS 210 (Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor 2.4GHz 1066Mhz) box will be able to cope with Street Fighter 4. I've been using the URL link (below) to benchmark my computer against minimum specs of some current graphics heavy games (Far Cry 2, Crysis, Left 4 Dead etc.). The funny thing is that it apparently fails minimum specs for games that seem to already run just fine with my current setup.

Can You Run It?

Anyway the issues are:1. Graphics Card

Currently I still have the factory fitted 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro (PCI Express x16 interface with DVI output) in place. I'm well aware that because of the space saving case, the Dell XPS 210 is notoriously difficult to upgrade, and I suspect (as a newbie) that this impacts on the graphics cards I can upgrade to. I'm told that the Radeon X1300 is a half-height graphics card and my general search for half height replacements similarly have 256MB.
Would I be able to replace my current PCI-Express x16 graphics card with a (half-height) PCI-Express 2.0 card?
Are there any more powerful (>256MB) low-profile/half-height graphics card you guys can recommend?
Hopefully I won't have to start considering about replacing the power supply as well, since I have exactly no knowledge about that what-so-ever.

2. RAM

At the moment I have 2GB's (2x1024MB) worth of Dual Channel 53... Read more

A:XPS 210 Graphics Card & RAM Upgrade

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Hi

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

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

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

Thanks

A:which graphics card to upgrade too?

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

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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
 

A:Looking to upgrade graphics card and CPU?

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I'm planning on upgrading my Dell Inspiron 3847, GT 705 graphics card to a better one.
Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 OC2 & ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5. Between those two are any of them compatible for Dell Inspiron 3847?

 

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

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

Is this a desktop or laptop?

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

Have you checked to see if your card is replaceable?

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Hello, I would like to upgrade my graphics card of my pc currently I am still using the AMD Radeon HD 8570 this one came with the pc when I bought back in 2013.  I have a budget of 200 euros but I can go over it if needed. Have you guys got any suggestions that fit in my computer? And for future reference I would like to know how to see if a graphics card is compatible with your setup. 

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I was recently thinking about upgrading my GPU from a gtx 745 to a gtx 1060, more specifically this one.Can anyone tell me if it will work with my pc, or do i have to choose a different one/even buy a new PSU?

A:Graphics card upgrade

HI. It has a PCI Express x16 slot for graphics cards.Any card that needs that connection slot, should work for you ya sea 2.0 o 3.0,una cosa a tener en cuenta es la frecuencia a la hora de trabajar en MHz.-There may be incompatibilities between motherboards and graphics cards but by features should work, which, I recommend that where you buy that allow you to return it in case it does not work.-There is no list of compatible graphics cards since you can not try them all because of the number of cards in the market.The steps to follow and that work at the time of placing it are:1) If you already had the new graphic installed ... uninstall it again, reinstall the original.2) Restart the machine by pressing f103) Once in the bios you must deactivate "boot safe", which is inscribed in the security tab. Next you must activate "inherited mode", save changes and turn off the machine.4) Install new graphics card.5) Start the machine and with a bit of luck is everything. Regards.

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


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

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Hi, I 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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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,

I assembled my PC in mid 2010 and it's still runs OK for my purposes except that I feel that Firefox and other programs that I use feel somehow sluggish and I attribute this to the naive graphics card I'm using (AMD RADEON HD 5450) even with the latest Catalyst drivers. I picked this up on purpose because it has no fan (I'm not a gamer anyway).
Now that it's 2014, I'm asking a recommendation for a more powerful graphics card that uses no fan at all in order to enjoy more powerful graphics in Firefox, youtube, flash, photoshop,...etc without adding any extra noise.

Thanks in advance.

A:Better no fan graphics card for upgrade

I sort of doubt that it is your sluggish problem especially with Firefox. That could be due to your internet connection.

What size hard drive and is it close to being full? Do you defrag it periodically?

With that said, check out the Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GT730 4GB.

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Looking for ideas to upgrade my graphics card for some of these new PC games that are out.Right now I have a GeForce FX 5200. Thanks
 

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Hello! i wanted to know if its possible to upgrade my Graphics card because i game alot and the current card i have isn't.... doing too well. I get really low FPS even having all my settings in my game on LOW.  Here is the link to my Computer info/specs: Laptop Info (Link opens in a new tab)

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I own a HP 15-r014tx Notebook PC and it comes with i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 2 GB of NVIDIA GeForce 820M.I mainly use my laptop for gaming purposes and sometimes i have lag spikes. My frame rate drop from 60 (average) to sub 10. I would like to know if there is a possible way to upgrade my graphics card and replace it with something better in GeForce series ? 

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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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I have A fx5200 128 mb ddr ram. And don't get me wrong here it's a great card, it's just that i feel like getting a personal cinema card or an all in wonder, and also i need something with a dvi connector. (thinkin of getting another monitor). Just wonderin which one is a good buy. And at least as good or better for games than the one i have.
 

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Hi guys, new to these forums hope you can help.

I have an e-machines e170 with a Celeron 1.7ghz processor 384mb of DDR Ram and onboard Intel(r) 82845g/gl graphics controller. I'm looking to extend the gaming capacity of my machine by installing a 128mb graphics card

I'm told i need a PCI graphics card for this machine.

I would like to do a DIY install and wonder if anyone can help re disableing the onoard ie where will i find the jumpers or can it be done through BIOS?

Also any good web sites for newbie PC upgraders??

thnx
 

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The easiest way to disable the onboard video is thru the Bios. enter the bios and disable " onboard video"

as for sites you can check this one out

http://www.hardwareguys.com/
 

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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 have a HP Pavillion  500-130a Product No: 4CE346024S,   OS: Win 10 Home, and wish to upgrade my graphics card to enable me to play some games (COD Infanate warfare) as the inbuilt graphics card is incompatable with this game, please list for me compatable graphics cards that can be installed to this computer.
 
Thank you in advance

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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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i want to upgrade(change) my graphics card from ATI Radeon 9250 agp (it's an old one) to ATI Radeon hd 3850 agp
is the hd 3850 complicable to an agp 4x?

motherboard: AGP 4X supports 1 GB/s data rate and runs at 266MHz.

more info (link): eu.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?CategoryID=1&TypeID=1&DetailID=51&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=1&LanID=8

is this posible to work proparle?

*sorry for the english
 

A:Upgrade graphics card

yep, you can run a agp 8x in a agp 4x slot as long as the card says its backwards compatible

altho, with that huge bottleneck, i dont think its worth getting the 3850

my last system had a agp 4x slot, couldnt tell a difference at all when i upgraded my nvidia 5200 to a much better agp card.

save a couple of bucks and try the 3650 agp card, it also supports 4x/8x agp

link to one is here

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161237

2600 doesnt look too bad either, bout the same price as card above

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131136

good luck.
 

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

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

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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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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 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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Can we upgrade graphics card of HP-ay503TX laptopMy current graphics card is of amd 2 GB and i want to replace it with amd 4 gb

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I am currently using a GeForce MX/MX 400 graphics card. Forgive me if the answer is obvious, as I am a bit illiterate when it comes to computers, but should I upgrade to something better? And if so, how do I know if a better graphics card is compatiable with my system or not?? I hope this isn't a hard question to answer... cause if I have to upgrade half a dozen things on my computer BEFORE I can even get a new graphics card... well, I really can't afford that, lol.

I am into PC gaming, and games seem to be needing higher minimum requirements all the time, which is why I am considering the upgrade. The graphics card I'm using now had a driver issue, where I have to use 56.73 to play Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, but that driver won't let me play City of Heroes. I have to upgrade the driver to 66.93 to play that game, but then the Vampire game has horrible graphic issues suddenly, so I have to rollback to 56.73 again JUST TO PLAY THE NEWER OF THE TWO GAMES!

I figure that maybe an upgrade would fix all this, and probably wouldn't hurt anyway since newer games will probably require me to upgrade later on anyway.

If anyone could shed some light on my situation, I'd appreciate it, thanks.
 

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I want to use my laptop to run games every now and then but I feel that my graphics card isn't good enough. Is there any way I can upgrade it?I have ann HP Pavilion notebook and the model no. is: 15t-ab200 

A:Can I Upgrade my Graphics Card

@SpitFire1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but unlike desktops, which use cards, laptops have chips that are soldered directly to the motherboard or system board, or come in the form of "modules".Only a very limited subset of HP laptops actually allow the replacement of processor, audio, video or WiFi "modules" and, as far as I can tell, yours is not one of these models.This means there is really no way to upgrade the video, WiFi, or processor on your laptop. You're stuck with what came with the PC.

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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

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

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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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

A:graphics card upgrade

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'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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Hi I use Hp af008ax laptop. I want to upgrade my gpu. Can i put a new gpu with high spec in this laptop?

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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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Hi I have an hp pavillion dv6629ca with an integrated graphics card and i wanted to upgrade so i can play some good games. I believe i have pci-e slots but im not 100% sure. I what is a good grapgics card to upgrade to, how much it is, where to buy it, and if any stores can upgrade for me because im a not that tech savvy.

thanks in advance.

edit: here are the current specifications

Intel core 2 duo T5250 @1.50ghz
2gb ram
mobile intelR 965 express chipset family
and im runnign windwos 7 professional 32bit.

will upgrading the ram cost alot? and will it be worth it also?
 

A:Graphics Card upgrade

I don't think that you have a PCI-E slot. Replacing / adding graphics cards to laptops is not possible in 95% cases. I suggest that you contact HP to find out if it's possible.

Your laptop does have an Express Card 54/34 expansion slot. However, I'm not sure if you can add a video card through it.

You may like to read this: http://forum.netbookuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=547
 

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