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Can I upgrade my Ideapad 310's Graphics card?

Q: Can I upgrade my Ideapad 310's Graphics card?

I have an Ideapad 310 with a GeForce 920MX Graphics card and I would like to upgrade it to a GeForce GTX 660Ti, is this possible? I've seen other posts and the answer has been no you can't due to the fact that the Gpu is soldered onto the board, is it the same with mine? Many thanks.

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A: Can I upgrade my Ideapad 310's Graphics card?

There is no separate card or place to put one. It is all on the motherboard.

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Hello I am trying to upgrade my graphics card but I don't know if I can or not here are my specs Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2712 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processer(s) 
 
 
Moderator comment: Model, based on type=80XL and info below, added to subject for clarity.

A:IdeaPad 320-15IKB - Graphics Card Upgrade

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.
 
In general, there are very few laptops that ever offered the ability to upgrade the graphics system (MXM daughter card). On most systems with a discrete GPU, it is soldered to the system board.Regards.

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Hi guys, i have a laptop Lenovo 17.3'' Z710, FHD, Processor Intel® Core? i7-4710MQ 2.5GHz Haswell, 8GB, 1TB + 8GB SSH, GeForce 840M 2GB, Black, and i would like to upgrade my graphics card for a new one, my Nvidia Geforce 840M graphics card is not integrated into the motherboard,it's a dedicated one and it's changeable, where can i find upgrades ?

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Hi guys, i have a laptop Lenovo 17.3'' Z710, FHD, Processor Intel® Core? i7-4710MQ 2.5GHz Haswell, 8GB, 1TB + 8GB SSH, GeForce 840M 2GB, Black, and i would like to upgrade my graphics card for a new one, my Nvidia Geforce 840M graphics card is not integrated into the motherboard,it's a dedicated one and it's changeable, where can i find upgrades ?

A:IdeaPad Z710 graphics card upgrade options?

Good day and welcome to the community.While your machine does have discrete graphics, the dGPU is integrated (i.e. soldered) onto the system board. It is not a socketed chip or daughtercard. Very few laptops offered any kind of dGPU upgradeability.
 
Hope this helps to clarify.Regards.

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Hello I would like to know if its possible to upgrade:1, graphics card (from 940M to any GTX)2, HDD (1TB/5900RPM to 250GB SSD using cloning, and keeping the 1TB as a clean wiped storage)    would take the optical drive out and insert a caddy bay instead) Thank you in advance

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Hey there, can I replace my ideapad's graphics card? It only got Geforce 920MX and I want to change it to a better one. and also, I've experienced a bluescreen of death on this laptop. I only had this for around 4 months, the error below has nvlddmkm.sys something. Can I get a fix for this one? I'm currently trying the solution microsoft gave to a user, it's by removing the driver and reinstalling a new one from nvidia. Are there any other solutions?

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hello, i have a lenovo ideapad 500 laptop with intel hd graphics 520 and amd r7 m360 and every thing in the laptop like games and apps use only intel not amd i tried to do a clean uninstall with ddu in safe mode for both intel and amd and got the latest drivers for both and updated my windows but still amd isn't working and it's normally detected in the devise manager , i contacted amd and all i got from them is update your drivers and do the high performance stuff in amd switchable graphics settings but i already done all these steps and nothing solved it for me so they told me to contact the laptop manufacture because the laptop uses the customized hardware. The laptop manufacturer could customize its hardware and drivers to support the specific features and functions of the laptop, where the AMD driver could have the limited support for such product. so please someone help me with this, my amd is detected and lenovo solution cenetr passed the test for the amd graphics card and still, nothing works on amd 

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Hello, my Ideapad 320-14IKB currently does not have an NVIDIA Graphics Card, (just the intel one) and I wanted to know if I could add one as not all laptops are equipped to have one added. The Specs areIntel (R) Core(TM) i5 - 7200 CPU @ 2.50 GHz 2.71 GHz. OS is Windows 10 Home, OS Build is 14393.693, Model name: 80XK, Version- 1607,  2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processer(s). Thanks! 

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Hi, I have an ideapad 500-15ISK, is it possible to add an external graphics card "geforce gtx 780 ti"

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Hi, I have an ideapad 500-15ISK, is it possible to add an external graphics card "geforce gtx 780 ti"

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So, I have an Ideapad Yoga 13, and I want to change just the graphics card, but I don't know if I can without changing the proccesor too. If I can just change the graphics card, I don't know how to.

A:Can you change the graphics card on an Ideapad Yoga 13?

Hey Jaalhu, Most of the laptops have gfx processors so you'd have to swap the proc. For example, Intel HD Graphics 520 or 620 in processor. You can always lookup your graphics properties by searching "msinfo" on your computer then expanding Components and select display. Hope this helps.

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So, I have an Ideapad Yoga 13, and I want to change just the graphics card, but I don't know if I can without changing the proccesor too. If I can just change the graphics card, I don't know how to.

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I have just bought an Ideapad 510 with an Nvidia GeForce 940MX video card and installed Widows 10 on it.The problem is it does not recognize the card.I cannot see the card in Device manager, only the integrated one.Descrete video card is enabled in the BIOS.When i want to install the driver it says it cannot find compatible hardware.All the chipset drivers are up to date.I have also contacted the shop, but they could ot help (other than offering me to send it back).Can anyone please help?It seems that I would need some advanced settings in the BIOS, but there are no such tabs for me.

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Hello, Just purchased the ideapad 500s...love the laptop but after a computer scan through the lenovo solution center, i keep getting a failed result because of the intel graphics 520 hd card.  The 'mathematical operations test' keeps failing.  I have re-installed the driver through the lenovo support website but it did not take care of it.  is this because of Windows 10?  I am thinking there are still some quirks with the operating system and compatability with hardware. Thank you.










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A:Ideapad 500s - graphics card issue

I've never owned a Lenovo laptop until recently, I've always bought my computers from Dell. However, a couple of week ago, I decided to purchase the Ideapad 500 and I'm already having an issue with the Intel Graphics Card. When I watch videos, like from YouTube, the images keep scrambling and there is a horizontal, white band of interference that keeps flashing at the bottom of the screen. I've even started getting the blue and black error screens. I ran the Lenovo Solutions Center app and got the same result. There was a failure with the Intel HD Graphics Card, "Mathematical Operations Test." Here is the Results Code: WVC007002-RK8WFH. I checked the Intel website for the latest version of the graphics card to see if mine is out of date, and it is. My version is 10.18.15.4279, which was released, 8/24/2015. The new version is 15.40.10.4300, which was released, 10/26/2015. The recommendations given by the Intel website for updating the driver, seem to address the issues I'm having with the blue and black screens. Anyway, since my driver is out-of-date, I downloaded and tried to install this latest one, but I got an error message, saying it must be done by the manufacture. I then checked Lenovo's website to see if they had it for downloading, but the only graphics card that Lenovo has available is out-of-date too. I have a two-year warranty, but I don't want to ship my laptop just to have my graphics card updated.

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Hello !I have a Lenovo T570 (intel i5 version) with no graphic card in it, and i saw that some T570 (T570-20HAS01E00) are sold with graphic card (940MX). So I was wondering if there was any way I could add this same graphic card inside my laptop.Maybe if the base structure is the same, there is a slot waiting for that GC ? Thanks in advance !

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Hey i just bought my ideapad 510 2 days ago and when i put the brightness to the top level it's still not that very bright! i had an accer laptop and the screen brighthness was very hight i kinda think that the contrast is low and the screen is semi dark which make my eyes feel painful. another thing when i check my graphics adapter it tells me intel HD dedected with 128mb dedicated memory and not the nividia one why is that?

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I got my Ideapad and I want to know if I can upgrade my laptop's graphics card......The laptop got 2 graphics cards1) Intel's graphics card2) Nvidia dedicated graphics card Geforce GTX 920MX (2GB)upon that, I wanted to upgrade my Nvidia dedicated Graphics Card into Nvidia Geforce GTX 940 (4GB)....and so I am asking if this was possible or not for my case?

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First off I have an ideapad y510p with a Gt755m, So a little while ago i got a BSOD with the code driver power state failure after updating the driver and the laptop would constantly restart only to get the same error code over and over and I was unable to launch safemode, Going into the bios i was able to convert the graphics settings from discreate to UMA and this switched to the intel graphics allowing me to access windows and activate safe mode. Long story short I tried several different methods to fix the problems but the error code kept arising so i finally settled to uninstalling the device and its drivers and restarted the laptop. Now the graphics card won't even be detected and I can't install any drivers because the software says no compatible hardware is detected. Im just curious but does anyone have any solutions or ideas? Or is the GPU just dead?
 
*Note - I also forgot to mention I did change the BIOS option from UMA back to discrete

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My graphics card or driver is stopped by windows (code 43) after fall creators update and bios update from lenovo website (lenovo service bridge). It was perfectly fine before and now i have uninstalled my graphics driver and have tried to reinstall several times but it has always failed. I tried to install the driver i got from lenovo website and the nvidia website but neither worked. The bios update is this BIOS Update for Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit) - Notebook3JCN29WW2017/06/07I don't know what went wrong because both the fall creators update and bios went well. Anyone got any thoughts or suggestion how to get rid of this problem? Is it because the creators update or the bios update? It really is bothering for me because i can't run apps that need nvidia graphics card smoothly. Thanks in advance for your attention and reply.

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My ideapad has an amd r7 m360, which is something of a problem as I user Linux Mint based on Ubuntu 16. This card is not supported by the amdgpu-pro driver and ubuntu 16 will the work with the old drivers. While I have a working machine, I don't have this card working as so its a little slow. Is it possible for me to get the card changed or is it fixed into the laptop?

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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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So i've had this laptop since 2013 and it can't run the newer games without being on the lowest of low qualities. Is there a way i can switch out my graphics card for a newer one? I have the dual 650M cards right now.

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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
 

A:Graphics card upgrade and power supply upgrade

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hi I have a lenovo Y570 laptop with an nvidia 555m + intel 3000 graphics, and when i upgread to win 10 My games were only recognizing the intel integrated graphics card, the latest drivers also installed.pls help >>sorry for my english 

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Hi all, Does anyone know where to purchase an upgrade WLAN card which has a Lenovo FRU for an Ideapad y570?  I have already tried sales only to have the agent hang up each time I tell him/her what I need.  Specifically looking for either of these... WLAN card, WiFi 2x2 AG (N) + WiMAX, Intel 6250NX MOW M PCIE NB HMCFRU - 20002321WLAN card,WiFi 2x2 AG (N) + WiMAX, Intel 6250GX MOW M PCIE NB HMCFRU - 20002388 WLAN card,WiFi 2x2 AGN, Intel 6205N MOW M PCIE NB HMCFRU - 20002533

A:Upgrade WLAN Card for Ideapad y570

check ebay.

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

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

A:Upgrade graphics card=upgrade powersupply?

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

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

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

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310-15|SK has geforce 920MX and intel hD graphics 520 card.In the nvidia control panel it will not let me choose the geforce 920MX graphics card for any video applications like PowerDVD16 or  VLC media player. For other applications like word etc it will let me choose the 920MX.When i do use PDVD16 to watch videos i get noticeable pixels on black colours, so the Intel HD card is not good for video. I have tried re-installs and updating graphics cards but nothing seems to work.

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I have an Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15ABR and i was wondering if i can change out the graphics card and if so whats the best graphics card i can upgrade it to.

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I have a AMD 5750 graphics card circa 2011. I would like to upgrade a step or two. Any suggestions?
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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
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Although my computer is less than a year old, I think it's time to upgrade some of its parts. Mainly speaking the RAM chips, and video card, all in the name of improving gaming experience. (Half life 2 on full power requires one helluva beast of a machine to run flawlessly).

I've got a Toshiba Satellite A75 (not sure on the other 4 numbers, but I will find them) dual 3.06 Ghz P4's, ATi Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP AGP internal DAC (400Mhz) (128Mb) I think 512MB RAM, but on the system info screen it says I've got 384mb RAM. 60 (56)GB hard drive. Matshita DVD-ram RW. My screen can run up to the 1280x800x60hz setting, which it's on normally, and sometimes reduced for games. Anything else I left out, let me know.

I think I've found the RAM chip that I want, the Kingston 1GB DDR SODIMM . It's the most RAM I can cram into this Toshiba, or at least the most that is listed as per Toshiba's website. A member an another board recommended THIS. It looks like the same product and has the saem specs, anyone think it's different or see and conflictions? I think this needs to be upped as sometimes during HL2DM, I get a blue screen of death saying that a memory dump is being performed, and I have to restart.

I was hoping to stick with ATi as the current chip I have now has been good to me, and HL2 seems to run a little better on an ATi chip.

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A:Graphics card and RAM upgrade Q's

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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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I want to buy a new video card to replace my onboard one that came with my Asrock 775i945GZ motherboard , my first choice is a Palit ATI Radeon HD2600PRO Sonic 256MB DDR3 128-bit and i wish to know if it's compatible with my mobo , or if my pci-e slot limits the graphics card performance
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

Sounds very confusing because that board has an Agi Express slot but that appears to take a pci-x 16 card which you have selected.
 

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

A:Graphics card upgrade

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

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

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

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

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

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

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

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

But I wouldn't do that
 

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I'm at the point once again where my current graphics card is starting to lag behind the software produced. I currently have an ATI all-in-wonder X800 series card. The rest of my system is working great so I would just like to upgrade the graphics card. After mistakenly purchasing a new card that didn't fit my slot, I am asking for advice for the most high-end graphics card that will fit in my current slot. I'm guessing by the specs on my current card that my slot is a apg 8x (?)

What would be your suggestion???
Thanks!
 

A:Upgrade for Graphics Card

The standard appears to be PCI Express today as far as buying a new card check tigerdirect.com that is where I found mine... i do not have PCI Express but wanted 512MB and HD quality.
 

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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.
 

A:Should I upgrade to a new graphics card...?

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old Graphics Card Gtx 660 2gb twink fronz
ram 8gb ddr3
proc: g630 2.8 ghz
power supply:560watt
PC Depot Online. MSI GF N750GTX-TI PCIE 2GB DDR5 128BIT
new one Gtx 750 Ti 2gb Twink Fronz
this one very cheap

new proc:G3220 3Ghz
PC Depot Online. INTEL PENTIUM G3220 PROCESSOR LGA1150
is good choice

for gaming in mid end pc

A:upgrade Graphics Card ?

you wont see any benifit, in fact youll probably see a decline.

the 660 scores higher in future mark than the 750ti as well as getting higher frame rates in most games. youll see an improvement if you get a 760.

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I bought a Lenovo M58 and I got a AMD Radeon 6350 (512MB) for it. When I plug it in it is clearly running but is not recognized. Any help?

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I have a Dell XPS 8700, and I'm currently looking to upgrade the graphics card and power supply. I've been having issues with games freezing and I want a better graphics card anyway because the 750 Ti just isn't doing it for me. I know I want to get a GeForce GTX 1060, but I am unsure of which power supply I should get. I don't trust the default Dell PSU. My case is ATX so I'd like to get a smaller PSU if possible so there's no issues with space. I'm unsure of which brand I should get and what wattage/voltages I would need. I'd at least like an 80 Plus Gold rating. Also, which 1060 brand should I get? Should I go with a blower-style card to reduce some heat in the case, or just stick with the regular?

Specs:
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16335 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1850 GB (1734 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KWVT8
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Please let me know if you need more information, and thanks to everyone who takes the time to help me with this!
 

A:What PSU and graphics card should I get for my upgrade?

The GeForce GTX 1060 is a much better graphic card than the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, but it also uses 60W more power and it requires a minimum of a 400W power supply.

The Dell XPS 8700 appears to come with a 450W power supply, so I can understand your concern about sticking with it because of the power demands of hard-core gaming.

There are a number of hardware/gaming experts here who can give you recommendations on a replacement power supply, so be patient until one replies.

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Hello im looking to upgrade my graphics card to one of these http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=74655

I would like to know if this card is a a worthy upgrade from a geforce4 4200 and if sapphire are usually good for graphics card?

Thanks.
 

A:Graphics card upgrade

That card if better then the one you have.
 

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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.

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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