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Q: Graphics Card upgrade

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

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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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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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Hello..

Im thinking of upgrading my graphics card.. the card i have at present is a

Peak ati radeon 9600 pro 256 mb agp card.

I can only use agp.. and im on quite a tight budget.. about 50-60 pounds.
(about 100 dollars i think?) just something with a bit more power would be nice.. to improve my graphics quality/ framerates..

Any suggestions would be great as im not too sure what im looking for..

Ty in advance.
 

A:Graphics card upgrade?

The only thing better is a x800 (not to sure) . But it's like $150 or I think about 80GBP.
 

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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 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.

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

  
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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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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I would like to upgrade my graphics card (possibly need a low profile card) and possibly my PSU (probably needed). I currently have a 250W PSU and an Nvidia GeForce 9200.

Can anyone help me with some much needed info on what to get as I would like to play games. I'm not in the market for a super gaming PC, but some of the games I want to play just won't run on my PC without being slow and glitchy. Also, price is a factor, the cheaper the better.

PC specs below. Any other specs required, please ask.

Many thanks!

System Model >


Motherboard >
Packard Bell WMCP78M
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD P01-B1 10/27/2009

Operating System >
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)

Processor >
2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X3 425
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (3 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Memory Modules >
2816 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 1024 MB
 

A:Graphics card/PSU upgrade...

You need to answer a few questions first:

1. What is your budget for GPU + PSU?
2. What games are you looking to play and at what resolution?
3. Is your current system an OEM build?
 

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I just bought a new Viewsonic VG2021m 20 inch lcd monitor. It keeps telling me that I should set my graphics card to 1400 x 1050 for best viewing results. My Intel graphics card only goes up to 1280x1024. What I'm seeing on the monitor is nice but certainly not stunning. Is it time to upgrade my graphics card. The computer is made by Emachines and I'm sure the graphics card is middle of the road at best.
 

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i have ga-8siml rev i motherboard will it accept agp 8x graphic cards as mine seems to have agp universal slot.

also i need to know graphic cards it can accept as to run medieval total war 2 i need the minimum ati radeon to be 9600 se or nvidia geforce to be ti4400

Ive been doing some research on the matter and it seems that that radeon 9600 needs 300 watts and i think mine is only 250watts so struggling to find a graphic card to match any apprecaited
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

Info is here: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=1335
This board is:



1 x AGP 4X slotClick to expand...

Not real good :/
 

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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.

A:Upgrade graphics card?

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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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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Two of the main reasons I wanted a High end hardware PC is for gaming and music production. With gaming there is a small issue, I noticed that my graphics card is really not that powerful and have to constantly run on minimum graphics in the games's settings.  Hardware Information:Processor- Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.90 GHzRAM- 12.0GB (11.9 GB useable)Graphics- Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 (1.00GB adapter RAM) Since this a newer laptop im sure I can upgrade the graphics driver, also if I can upgrade, ive been looking into nvidia GeForce drivers. Which one would fit in to the laptop, or if there is a specific type of graphics driver I must use for this laptop.                                                                                                                      Thank You for your time.

A:May I upgrade my graphics card?

Hi, It is a CTO (Configure To Order) machine therefore I can't find its real specs but from your information it only has Graphics- Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 (1.00GB adapter RAM) therefore the short answer is no you can't upgrade its video card. Actually it does not video card to upgrade because Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 is integrated to the CPU and motherboard. Regards.

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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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I have a HP HPE-541f. I was wondering what is the best graphics card I can upgrade to and if I can keep my current Graphics Card and Add another one.
Specs Link: HP Support document - HP Support Center
Here are the specs:
Motherboard: H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
Operating speed: 2.7 GHz (up to 3.2 GHz turbo)
Number of cores: 6
Socket: AM3
Bus speed: 4000 MHz HT3
TDP: 95W
Ram: Amount: 8 GB
Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
Type: DDR3-1333
Memory upgrade inform
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6770
Powersupply: Form Factor: internal ATX
Total wattage: 460W
Nominal input voltage range:
100-127V/3A (50-60Hz)
200-240V/2A (50-60Hz)
Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

A:Best Graphics Card, I can upgrade to.

The best card you can get is the one you can afford. Just go to a higher series AMD card. Something in the 7000 series.

You can only put 1 video card on that board, it only has 1 PCI-Express slot

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c01925486

And you could always max out the memory to 16 GBs (but 8 GBs is fine)

But you might want to spend the money on a really good 550 to 650 watt Power Supply

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 I have a Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition, Windows 10 Pro, i7 6700k 6th Gen Quad core, 16GB of Ram, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 4GB Memory. I would like to upgrade the Graphics card, but to what ?  What will work, ( I would want the best that will work, with out having to put in a new Power supply).
  I would like to stay with NVIDIA GeForce.                          Thanks  Jim

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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 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!
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

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

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Just took a look inside my PC and the HDMI/VGA port is on the motherboard..
Was wondering if its possible to upgrade it to something with 2 HDMI + VGA?

PC: Acer Aspire-X1301

Board layout: HERE

On board #16 & #17
16 - PCI Express x16 slot
17 - PCI Express x1 slot

Can I connect a upgraded graphics card to these? If so what wires do I need?

Sorry for the nooby post

A:Can I upgrade my graphics card..?

Hey Jacko,

Yes, you can put a graphic card on your mobo.

But, first thing. How much you want to spent? What power supply you have? We can suggest better if we get the answers.

For starters, try some of these and keep us posted.

PCI Express x16 HDMI | eBay

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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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Current rig specs:
Operating System: Windows Vistaô Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Recently I have been enjoying playing Metro 2033, however I have not been able to smoothly run the game on its highest settings because performance drops dramatically, the game lags and all that annoying jazz. So I play on less demanding settings, according to 'Can You Run it?' my system meets all the necessary minimum system requirements, it even has all the recommended system requirements bar one, it doesnít cut the mustard in the graphics cards department.

I've been considering the idea of upgrading my graphics card to deal with the new, more graphically demanding games of the future. I donít have a limitless budget, I wanted to ask people who knew a great deal more than I do what particular graphic card upgrades I should consider. Iím not made of money so obviously hi-end hardware is out of the question but something better than I have now and with some longevity to it would be sweet.
 

A:Considering Graphics card upgrade - help please

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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 there,

Is it at all possible for someone to advice me on this I have an old HP 7620 uk I have upgraded the ram to 4GB from the original 1 GB but I now wish to upgrade the graphics card but not sure if it is possible specs are Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz processor, chipset is GeForce 6150 LE motherboard is a Hematite-GL8E, Video Graphics card is GeForce 7500LE 256 DDR2 memory. I have £100 to spend if you could point me in the right direction so I can get the best for my money would be much appreciated.

Steve
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

Is it to play any specific game? Have you at any time upgraded your power supply? A higher end graphics card will require a power supply better then the stock HP one.

Also for any of the high end cards you will be limited by your processor.
 

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I have a AMD 5750 graphics card circa 2011. I would like to upgrade a step or two. Any suggestions?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 912 GB (617 GB Free); D: 114 GB (84 GB Free); L: 297 GB (285 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gateway, FX6840
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated
 

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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. 

A:Graphics Card - Upgrade

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

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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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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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As the title says, I'm looking to upgrade my graphics card. I have a Sparkle 9500 gt right now so I really am looking to the upgrade of my card so I can play all the newest games I have on max settings (or at least very close to) with good frame rate (Crysis, Oblivion, Dragon Age, MW2, Metro 2033, ect.). So I am looking to buy into a higher range model around the 250 - 350 dollar price range (maybe a bit higher if necessary). Below is a list of my system specs which I hope you find useful.

1. Motherboard- XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard
2. Graphic interface - 2 PCI Express X16 Slots
3. Memory - 4 gigs of Kingston 667mhz pc5300 ddr2
4. CPU - Intel core 2 quad q6700
5. CPU Speed - 2.66 ghz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - Ultra LSP 650w
7. Watt output/Amperage -- 650w
8. Country -- USA
9. If it helps I have a 22" Acer Widescreen monitor

Originally I was thinking about switching to ATI but heard that if I do that I would have to invest in a new motherboard because mine looks like it can't use crossfire. Even though right now I'm only really interested in buying one card but in the future I will probably buy a second card if necessary. I heard that ATI's drivers don't work to well with Nvidia stuff so I'm kinda under the impression that even one card might crash a lot. Also, I was looking at the Nvidia GTX 200 card series to purchase but I am wondering if they are even worth the money that they are being sold at (GTX 285?) or if... Read more

A:So I'm looking to upgrade my Graphics card

You've already got a nice setup. Read this and it might help you decide:
SLI Explained
 

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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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I had my computer repaired a few months ago and since then whenever i open certain programs it tells me that my my video card does not meet the requirements and that i need one that is compatible with DirectX9. I checked display adapters and it says that i have the standard VGA graphics adapter. What can i do to upgrade it???PLEASE HELP!!!!I'm terrible with computers!

A:How do i upgrade my graphics card?

Originally Posted by looking4answers


I had my computer repaired a few months ago and since then whenever i open certain programs it tells me that my my video card does not meet the requirements and that i need one that is compatible with DirectX9. I checked display adapters and it says that i have the standard VGA graphics adapter. What can i do to upgrade it???PLEASE HELP!!!!I'm terrible with computers!



What kind of computer do you have? Have you updated it since you got it (adding stuff inside)?
Also, that is the drivers, they probably did something where those became uninstalled, because nothing is "Standard VGA Graphics" every company gives their cards names.

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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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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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l have a 2 year old Dell Inspiriron 580. I have a very large screensaver photo file of at least 2000 images. I don't game at all but if I choose to edit my screensaver it takes a very long time for all the images to load-90 seconds or more. Would a new graphics card help? I don't need tonss of extra power and don't want to have to add a fan or have extra wattage. Thanks.

A:Do I need a graphics card upgrade for this?

Maybe more RAM, as your PC is overall pretty weak.

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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!
 

A:Graphics card upgrade?

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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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i want to upgrade my envy h8-1485ea gt 640 to a gtx 1060 founders edition, will my envy be able to handle the gtx 1060?? its the first time iv upgraded my computer rather than get a new one. any help much appreciated.

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Is it possible to upgrade the built in Nvidia GeForce GT 745A card to one more suitable for gaming? I unstand it is alot of work and it's costly to install a graphics card in an AIO pc. If not, does anyone know how I can modify more of my settings to make games run smoothly? Many games run fine (such as GTA 5) but some are still choppy and have to be run at low settings (such as Forza Hotrizon 3).

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good morningI own a PC pavilion 2302-el, and I must connect it to a 4K screen.I would like to replace the graphic card (Radeon HD7570) with one that supports the resolution to 4K (just to see movies and photos, not for gaming): is it possible? You have a list of cards that are compatible with this PC? Or, alternatively, to make sure that a card is compatible, what things I must check (for example, I see geforce gtx1050: it could be good)? Thank you Tommaso

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My friend has a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop computer that he bought few years ago. He wants to upgrade his graphics card and this is what he has now.

Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
512 GB Ram
2.40 GHz
 

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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
 

A:Need help with Graphics Card upgrade!

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I know that the GTX 750 ti works but i am wondering that does the GTX 1050 ti works. Because the dimensions are the same.Please help me out GTX 750 TI:http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-750-ti/specificationsGTX 1050 TI:https://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1050/#specs

A:H30-50 - Graphics card upgrade for my H30-50

Hello SYsalomon,Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.As long as its the right size and is compatible with the BIOS it should not be an issue, just make sure that there is enough power to run things.
 
You can use something like http://powersupplycalculator.net/ to try and calculate an estimate of power you would need.
 
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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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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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