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Trying to upgrade cpu and power supply and to HDMI video card on Acer Veritron M275. Any thoughts?

Q: Trying to upgrade cpu and power supply and to HDMI video card on Acer Veritron M275. Any thoughts?

My son's friends gave me a PNY GEFORCE GTX 650 GRAPHIC CARD 2 GB PCI EXPRESS 3.0 VCGGTX650XPB MINI HDMI. A new Power Supply Upgrade for Acer Veriton M SERIES w/480 Watts is on its way. Bought a new 1tb hard drive for it. I am trying to get a Q9400 SLB6B- Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz 6 MB 1333 MHz LGA 775 cpu from ebay. Oh I am also going to upgrade my ram to 4gb from the current 2gb sticks there now.

My question at this time is will my mobo be able to handle these upgrades?

From http://www.manualslib.com/manual/232986/Acer-Veriton-M275.html?page=78#manual

Current mobo is
MB Kit VM275 Intel G41 ICH7 GMA X4500 Acer Logo uATX
IO shielding W/O 1394 V1.0 LF
Current cpu is - Pentium Dual Core E6600 (3.06G 2M 1066FSB) , 65W , R-0
Current ram- 2GB, DDRIII1333

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Hi i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a 2GB video card that may fit my unit and if also the psu has to be of a certain type, thanks.

A:Video card upgrade and power supply

@Docta1?, welcome to the forum. Here is a video card that will definitely work with your computer. The power supply unit (PSU) in the computer is stanard ATX.  I like Corsair products and recommend at least 600W.   A modular PSU is good for small cases.  It allows you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This allows for better airflow.  The video card in my link requires an additional 6-pin power connector. 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 want to upgrade my video card from Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Memory 4294967059 MB
to something with more dedicated video RAM. I pretty much only use this computer to play online games and want a little more from my system. As far as I can tell I currently have 64mb which leaves me below or at the bare bones settings for almost anything. I would like to get that up to 258 and I am 100% in the dark about how to do that and hopefully not have to get a new power and cooling supply for my computer.

A:Want to upgrade video card, do I need a power supply?

Hi,
look in the BIOS of your pc, there should be a option to configure to have more video shared RAM.

If you post your complete pc specs, I can help you more...

Note that increasing video RAM will not boost graphics performance, since this is a integrated GPU.

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In order to improve gaming (FPS) on my PC I need to upgrade my video card at which point I will need more power as I only have 300W available. My computer is older. ADM athalon Tripple core processor, 8 gig of ram using windows 10. I'm looking at geforce 1050 4 gig card and power supplies on Amazon. Any thoughts if this will be possible? Is the power supply as straight forward as swapping cards? I'm looking to buy a couple more years on this PC and staying under $500 . Thank you.
 

A:Upgrade power supply and video card and an older PC

Installing a pw supply is quite easy; just look at where cables are connected before you remove the old one. Take a few pics of the current installation so you can refer to them when installing the new one.

Stay away from cheap pw supplies. Good ie recommended brands; Corsair [AX, HX, or RM models ONLY] Antec [HCG models ONLY] or Seasonic.

One more item. The 10xx series cards [generally] need a uefi bios and do not work with a legacy bios. There are some exceptions however IF you have a legacy bios and you want to be sure your card works, stay with a 7xx card.
 

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This is my model:

Gateway 825GM - ( http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/4364/4364cl2.shtml )
P4 3.4Ghz ( 550 Chip )
2GB Ram
250 SATA 7200RPM HD
D915GSN: BTX Form Factor Motherboard
16X DVD-ROM
16X DVD+RW Dual Layer
Integrated Sound
Integrated 10/100/1000 NIC
7 USB 2.0 Ports ( 4 used )
1 IEEE1394 Port
ATI Radeon X300 SE ( PCI Express 16 ) 128MB Video < ---------
300 Watt Power Supply <--------

My question is about the two arrows above.

I want to upgrade to either an ATI X700 Pro or a nVidia 6600GT Video card as the ATI X300SE is the most basic PCIE card there is and acts like it. After a bunch of research i've pretty much figured out that my 300watt is not going to cut it. I bought a 500watt power supply from Gateway ( the maker of the PC ) after consulting with them and assured it would work..... it didn't. It had to be returned.

My question(s) are.....

What power-supply will do the job? and do I really need to upgrade the power- supply to get this card?

Ohhhh and one other question.... My DVD+RW is the Master and the ROM is the slave... will I get any performance boost if I reverse this? ( SATA HD is on a different channel ).

I am on a budget so anything over $225 including a new Power-Supply is simply out of the question. I am not a Serious Gamer but I do like to play some graphic-intensive games from time to time ( Splinter-Cell, GTA3, GTA Vice-City and soon GTA San Andreas ).
 

A:Power-Supply & Video Card Upgrade difficulties

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE for a handy power supply wattage calculator.

Also, go HERE for a great article on psu`s.

Your final question regarding your dvd drives. I don`t think it will make any difference to your performance.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I currently own the Sony Vaio (Profile ) with an extra hard drive added to it. I was looking to upgrade my video card to the ATI Radeon 9800Pro which will give good gaming capabilities in addition to supporting dual displays. The ATI recommends a power supply of at least 300W. The desktop came standard with a power supply of 295W max output. I've questioned some people about the ability for this card to run on a power supply of only 295W and was actually given advice by one to upgrade my power supply before using this (or any other of equal quality) video card.

Would anyone here recommend the same thing? Is 295 just too little power for a computer running 2 optical drives, 2 hard drives, and this type of video output? If so, does anyone have experience with Sony's power supplies? Are they pretty much standard or would I need to order one direct from Sony?

Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Power Supply Upgrade Recommended For New Video Card?

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Have the Dell XPS 420 computer and wanted to finally upgrade the Video card and figured I need to upgrade the low Power Supply too.

Computer right now has:
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
You Have: GeForce 9800 GT
Think Power Supply is 375 watt
Windows 7
4gigs of Ram.

Heard from others that my CPU will be a bottleneck for newer Video Cards so I honestly dont know where to start. Not sure how to figure if 1 video card is better than another one.

And likely need a bigger powersupply to run whatever new video card I get too. And need to get something that will fit in my dell case.

Just started playing Metro 2033 and playing it on High but course want to play it on Very High with any screen tear and slow down and of course other games as well.
 

A:Upgrade Dell XPS 420 video card and power supply

gchfamily said:





Heard from others that my CPU will be a bottleneck for newer Video Cards so I honestly dont know where to start. Not sure how to figure if 1 video card is better than another one.Click to expand...

Maybe so but that shouldn't stop you from getting a better GPU than the one you currently have. Depending on the game you play (non-CPU dependent) there will be plenty of GPU upgrade room with a Q6600.

From what I can tell Metro 2033 is not a CPU dependent game.
 

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I have the slimline s5123w PC that is currently using the onboard video card,My question is for anyone's there a video card that will fit in the PC was told by some friends that it  will probably be a low profile card.However i am not for sure what card to look at are even if the low profile card is correct.. I am also wanting to upgrade the power supply as well.However i am not able to find one that will fit in the pc case. So if u guys could assist me at all.I would be very grateful

A:S5123w Video Card Upgrade And Power Supply's

chrem88 wrote:I have the slimline s5123w PC that is currently using the onboard video card,My question is for anyone's there a video card that will fit in the PC was told by some friends that it  will probably be a low profile card.However i am not for sure what card to look at are even if the low profile card is correct.. I am also wanting to upgrade the power supply as well.However i am not able to find one that will fit in the pc case. So if u guys could assist me at all.I would be very gratefulChrem, your friend is correct.  The computer requires a low-profile video card.  However, depending on what you want to do with the computer, it is not easy to upgrade to a good card.  The size of the case makes airflow a major problem.  Frankly, Slimline models are not meant to be upgraded.  As stated, the size of the case doesn't allow for it. As for the PSU, it is difficult to upgrade without some modifications to the case.  Personally, I don't recommend upgrading the computer.  

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I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pcI also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc? In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP? Thanks.

A:Upgrade video graphics card and power supply for HP p7-1423w...

@ntvedt?, welcome to the forum.ntvedt wrote:I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc  Yes, this video card should be compatible with your motherboard.  You can choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  I like EVGA.  Their Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) is very helpful. I also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc?  There is no actual maximum PSU that will work in your computer.  The computer will only use the amount of wattage that is required to run it properly.  The extra wattage is used during peak power needs.  I suggest that you buy a PSU with at least 500W.  I like Corsair products.  A modular PSU is good in smaller cases.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This makes for better airflow.In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP?  See my... Read more

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I recently purchased a refurbished Optiplex 7010 MT. Core i7 3.40GHz 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVDRW, 7P Minor side issue: I have already ordered the memory to upgrade it to 32GB RAM based on the advice of the store that sold it to me and Crucial.  Unfortunately, if I read the dell-optiplex-7010-manual-en.pdf right.  It can take 8gb RAM but only two of them for a total of 16gb.   Is it possible to utilize all four 8gb DIMM?   If not, the importance of the speed of the graphics has become even more important.
I need to upgrade the power supply and video card to run Adobe software -- Photoshop, etc. Based on prior experience, I need the fastest possible graphics option.    I'm thrifty but not stingy ... if I can get a racehorse for a bit more then I will.
The video card that I'm thinking about buying is the GEForce GT 640 recommended by Dell. Is there a specific version since the specifications also say "(OHGA3/M209N)"? I would prefer to be able to use a card with more memory but still PCIe 3.0 which appears to be much faster than the PCIe 2.0. If there is a better card out there, please let me know.
The power supply is standard. Since this is April 2016, the Dell recommended Corsair 650TX appears to be hard to get at best, Is there another power supply that would work?
Thank you for your help. Much appreciated!
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I used the machine last night and all was fine. This morning when I powered up, I just get a continuous high pitched sound eminating from the speaker. This will only cease if I unplug the powewr supply cable. As soon as I plug in again the same thing happens. I have unplugged all periphal connections and tried with just the mouse, keyboard and monitor plugged in but to no avail. Help......

A:My Acer Veritron x4630G wont boot. When I power up...

from other posts, I solved the problem. Unplugged  the power supply from the mains and held the power button on for about 15 secs then plugged in the powere supply again and it booted fine. Thanks

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I am upgrading cpu, graphics card and power source. I have identified  http://www.amazon.com/Upgrade-Acer-Veriton-Desktop-Computer/dp/B007PCID82as upgrade for power. PNY VCGGT610XPB nVidia GT 610 1GB GDDR3 PCIe for graphic card. Now I need to know if the Acer Bios will recognise a  2.66 GHz SLB6C Xeon X3330 CPU. I have been told I could do a 3.16 GHz Core 2 Duo E8500. But would not mind the quad core of the X3330 since its at a nice price now a days.  According to dealer the mobo chip set will recognize it, he only unsure of the acer bios!Any one knows?

A:want to upgrade e6600 cpu on M275. Will Acer bios ...

Any one has an answer? I have a new power source on its way and shopping for an hdmi upgrade for the graphic card. I would like to upgrade this cpu!

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I am upgrading cpu, graphics card and power source. I have identified  http://www.amazon.com/Upgrade-Acer-Veriton-Desktop-Computer/dp/B007PCID82as upgrade for power. PNY VCGGT610XPB nVidia GT 610 1GB GDDR3 PCIe for graphic card. Now I need to know if the Acer Bios will recognise a  2.66 GHz SLB6C Xeon X3330 CPU. I have been told I could do a 3.16 GHz Core 2 Duo E8500. But would not mind the quad core of the X3330 since its at a nice price now a days.  According to dealer the mobo chip set will recognize it, he only unsure of the acer bios!Any one knows?

A:want to upgrade e6600 cpu on M275. Will Acer bios ...

Any one has an answer? I have a new power source on its way and shopping for an hdmi upgrade for the graphic card. I would like to upgrade this cpu!

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I remember reading somewhere that the acer tc-605 didn't allow a power supply replacement because it lacked a certain cable or something like that. Would I be able to replace the existing power supply with this one? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438101&ignorebbr=1&_ga=1.8408311.372015079.1... Thanks for the help!

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Hello, I am quite new to customizing desktops.I would like to swap my Acer ASPIRE XC-704's power supply, I believe it is a 65W power supply but I would like to swap it into a 600W+ psu.First off, I am having trouble locating the power supply.Is it possible to upgrade this desktop's power supply? I couldnt find any pictures of the interior on the web, however, there is a youtube video showcasing the interior.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MCzbysQq6sPlease ignore the commentator.Thank you. 

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My video card first started acting up. It would switch to my onboard video, then back to my video card, then back the forth until the video card stopped working. I tested my video card in a different PC and it works fine. Now my onboard video has stopped working. I have a cheap power supply in my computer. Do you think it's the PSU?

I need some advice.

Thanks
 

A:Video card and onboard video failed. Power supply problem?

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Im working on a computer that turns on powers up, hard drive spins, etc. but no video is displayed. Ive replaced the motherboard, video card, RAM, power supply, and tried a new hard drive, is it possible that this could be a CPU problem? The computer is

Foxconn socket 939 mb
AMD Athlon 64 FX 3400+
Geforce 7600 GS 256MB Video Card
150GB SATA Hard Drive
420W Power Supply

I appreciate the help
 

A:I`ve replaced the motherboard, video card, RAM, power supply, but still no video.

Do you have another monitor that you can hook up just to check? Are you receiving any post "beeps" when you boot it up?
 

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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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I am thinking about this 430 w Power supply for my Asrock dual939 sata2 MOBO. Its going to be pushing an Athlon 64 3500+ with 2hdds, 2 opticals, ATI 9600xt vid, Audigy 2 zs and four fans. Any reason I shouldnt get this guy?
 

A:Thoughts on this power supply please.

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I just bought a GeForce GTX 460 video card for my computer which requires a minnimum of 450w. As it stands, my power supply is way too small and thus I am looking to upgrade. My question is, if my card requires a minnimum of 450w then would I be fine with a 500w supply or should I go for more, like 750w or 900w?

Thanks,
Bushviper
 

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I bought a LG 19" monitor and wanted to increase the resolution to the 1440 x 900. But my computer won't go that high.(1152 x 884 24 bit) so I thought I would get a new video card but when installed the computer goes into sleep mode. I am running a ATX 100W power supply. I am thinking that that is the problem. Am supplying a link to the specs of my motherboard.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...7170&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=60947&lang=en
the new video card is ATI RAGE 128PRO 32MB PCI. I don't game, just wanted a better card for video, resolution, etc. The card says that it should have a 350W psu. But since I have a 'micro?' psu (size 2 1/2 x 5 x 4) which is hard to find. I think I found a 300W, but not sure if its the right one. http://www.911forpcs.com/hpposuse.html
My question to you is.... will a different power supply allow my computer to run that video card? and what max psu will my motherboard handle? Any suggestions to links on power supplies will be very grateful.
 

A:Video card/power supply

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i am looking to get a new video card but i have no idea what kind of power supply i have and the if it can handle the graphics card. i am looking to get a GeForce 6200 because it seems to have a reasonable price and i dont think i would need any of the higher end ones because i dont play many graphic intensive games. does anyone know how to find out how much power the power supply can provide and if the GeForce 6200 is a good graphics card?
thanks
 

A:video card and power supply

Well it depends on the other components in your PC, as they all use it too. I would say anything over 400W should do the job fine though. Someone else may be able to back this up?
 

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I have a XFX Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO with 768 MB of Gddr2, with PCI Express 2.0
580 MHZ SLI Ready. It was part of a bare bones system from tiger direct. I had to replace the PSU once and I believe its maybe 430 Watts of Power. I doubt I spent more than 30.00 on the PSU.

When I take my video card out my pc it boots up fine and it runs off the onboard 8200 nvidia. But as soon as I plug in the XFX Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO and then connect the power from the card to the PSU it shuts off. The whole system just shuts off?? and it wont start again untill I remove the power cord only from the card. Also,, can I use DDR2 instead of GDDR2,,, whats the diff.

Thanks in advance peeps. any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Is it my video card or power supply?

I could be wrong but it sounds as if the 9600 has shorted out and tripping the PSU internal safeties, which is keeping the system from booting. Personally, I doubt it is the PSU as it functions just fine without the card.
 

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here a quick summary. My computer that had been running fine for 6 months suddenly crashed. when i hit the power button it would have power for a split second then turn back off. I replaced power supply and same thing happened.I built new computer with new case, motherboard and CPU but used same power supply that i had replaced the old one with. SMAE thing on new computer. I tested both power supplies and they were fried. I put in another power supply and the computer powered up but when i did this i did not have my video card in. MY question is... do you think it is more likely that on my old computer, the motherboard fried the power supply... or that the video card fried it. it is a PCI-E MSI rx1800 512mb ddr3 ram that uses the 6-pin power on the card. i havent tested the old motherboard. ive spent too much money already and either the old MOBO or the Video card will probably fry my new PSU.. im hoping its the mother board cause the video card cost me 300 bucks. is there a way to safely test the video card without blowing up a power supply? what do you think
 

A:Can a video card fry a power supply?

The video card will only blow a power supply if it tries to draw more power than the supply can handle, so simply test it with a psu with a high power rating (I usually burrow my m8s gaming machine to test components)
If it is fine then test all your computer components one by one and replace any faulty ones rather than simply buying new parts without knowing if they are faulty or not.
Good luck
Chris
 

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Hi all. I just bought a graphics card that needs 350 watts and +12v with 20 amps to run. My power supply has to following output:

+5V 22A MAx -12V 1A max
+5V (FP) 2A Max +3.3V 17A max
+12VA 18A max +12VB 18A max

combined power on +12VA and +12VB rails must not exceed 360 watts

Total combined power must not exceed 375 watts

Can it run the card?
Thanks all.
 

A:Can my power supply run my new video card?

Hi, could you please post a little more detail.
Instead of saying graphics card, it would help if you said the actual graphics card.
Instead of power supply, you could say what power supply you have.
 

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Hi folks,

After reading through this forum for a couple of days, I settled down and ordered a PNY FX 5500 PCI card for my cheap Dell 2400 (celeron 2.4 ghz 512 mb RAM). I figured the 5500 can't be any worse than the integrated chipset.

Anyway, I understand the minimum power requirement for the 5500 is 250 watts, and I believe that is what my computer has.

My question is this. Does "minimum requirements" mean the same thing with PSU's as with games? With games, the minimum requirement is just to get you chugging along at a crawl. I hope this isn't going to happen with a video card.

Also, if I decided to upgrade to a much higher wattage PSU, would that effect my electricity bill very much? :angel:

Any replies are appreciated.
 

A:Power Supply for Video Card

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

No the power usage should be a negligible difference.
Unless you were to get a 1500 watt psu. (which I'm not sure exist)

The differences will be the video and stability of whole system.
Min. req. tends to mean," just enuff to get by on lowest settings."

There are lots of good PSU's around, high to mid range in price.
plus allow you to add additional cooling should want.

How many devices do you have?
cdrom's
hdd's etc.
G'Luck
 

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hello, i was thinking on getting this video card.
i see how it requires a minimum wattage of 350, but ive heard from these forums that you usually need alot more.

so im wondering, will this be a good enough power supply for the card? ive had bad problems with power supplys and video cards so i just want to be completely sure everything will work fine.

thanks in advance

-Teh Delf
 

A:This Power supply enough for this video card?

It all depends on the quality of the PSU you go for, im no expert but it may not be enough amps on the rail. Im currently running a similar card (Gainward BLISS 7800GS which is 7800GT with an AGP bridge) on a 2 year old 360watt PSU and I have no problems.
 

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I purchased some upgrades for this computer below:
HP Pavilion a6113w Tower
Specifications
- Intel Pentium Dual Core E2140 @ 1.6 GHz
- 400 GB HDD
- 2 GB RAM
- DVD+\-RW
- Integrated Graphics
- Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit which were a ATI Radeon HD 4850 Video Card and a Roswell 750w Power Supply. Worked great for the first 8 hours crashed for about 3 hours worked again for another 6 hours then crashed again and i cant get it to come back on. power supply is working for all i know and the video card hums on for a second when i try to reboot so i figure it is woking. i have even gone as far as to take out the video card just in case and still unresponsive. . Can anyone help?

PS I tried putting the other power supply back in and it worked fine but i can't use the Video Card w/ that power supply..
 

A:New Power Supply & Video Card

I'd restore the machine to the original configuration and see if you can get that working first.
 

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Hello all,
There is a similar thread to my question, but I thought I would start fresh since the topic is quite old..

My current computer setup (Stated below) is quite standard, and I plan on making a couple of changes to it soon.

My question(s) are..

I have ATI Radeon XPress 200 Onboard graphics, with an ASUS A8AE-LE/AmberineM-GL6E Motherboard, I have been debating on getting a graphics card, and have read around quite a bit about what to upgrade to.I have read a lot of issues about upgrading with an Nvidia card with ATI onboard graphics, so that pretty much limits me to getting another ATI card. I was looking at purchasing a SAPPHIRE 100146L Radeon X1600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported found http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102657

I am wondering if I am going to need to upgrade my Power Supply. The information that I could find on it is very limited. (I am thinking because it was built for Compaq computers alone, very similar to the ASUS board that I have. No information about it from the manufacturer at all).

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Manufacturer: Bestec - Model: ATX300-12Z-Rev.CD

Input: 100 - 127V - 12A
200 - 240V - 4A 60/50Hz

Output: 300w Max
+12V / 19A -12V / 0.8A
+5V / 30A +5VSB/ 2A
+3.3V

+5V & 3.3V 180W Max / +5V & 12V 288W Max

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A:Power Supply/Video Card?

The vid card you selected sounds like a decent choice.

Yes you will need a new powersupply (PSU). Your PSU has only 300w total and 19A on the 12v rail. Besides Bestec PSUs are garbage anyway.

Here are some suggestions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104952
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103928
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194012
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S47ATX PC Power & Cooling makes the best PSUs out there but they are a little pricey.However a PCP&C PSU will likely outlast everything else in your system.
 

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while playing a game my screen went whacko! it was all scrambled an unreadable. I restarted my pc then everything was fine...for about an hour. then it got all scrambled again so I rebooted. Now I can not get it to come on at all!..Monitor is just blank. I have an acer aspire m1100. windows vista. Can anybody tell me what is wrong?
Thanks in advance
 

A:video card?...or power supply?

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How do I find out what the wattage is to see what video card I can get? The card I'm looking at says it needs 350 minimum. I have a Dell 8200 with mx420, want to get geforce 6600 pci, I have the system info from gabriel topala, it says my pci slots support 5.0 volts and 3.3 volts, and my 4x agp only has 3.3 volts?
 

A:Power Supply for New Video Card

The required wattage is nothing to do with the voltages. Its the spec for your power supply (psu) that needs to be checked. If u open your case up and look at the psu, it should have a sticker on it that states its maximum wattage. If its less than 350watts then u will need a new one.
 

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My PNY Geforce 5500 card just died, so I've been forced to buy a new card. I'm running on a Dell Dimension 2400, with 3 PCI slots only and a 200 watt PS.

I play a lot of second life, so I need to make sure I'm purchasing a card that will allow me to continue doing so. Heres what I plan on purchasing:

Video Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130289

Which will need an upgraded Power Supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953

Am I buying the right stuff? Will that card even work with my Dimension 2400 and Second Life?
 

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I am looking at this video card. MSI N560GTX-448 Twin Frozr III PE OC GeForce GTX 560Ti 1.2GB. What kind of power is necessary for this card?
 

A:How do I know what power supply I need for video card

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I was about to purchase these two items, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130074 , can someone please tell me if they are both compatible or not, I am currently using a Gateway GT5220 if you need to know what I am using to find out any compatibility issues. If someone can look into that for me (im the biggest tech noob ever) then it would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Need help with this video card and power supply

Mini Tower

Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 2 GHz

Installed Memory 1 GB 533(DDR2 SDRAM)

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition

that's your system
 

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I'm looking at getting one of these:

BFG Geforce 6800 GT OC 256mb
BFG Geforce 6800 GT OC 128mb
ATI Radeon X800 PRO 256mb
These can be found on Best Buy's website, thats where it probably will be coming from.

My power supply says max 270w, so do I need a new one with more juice? Or will this one do for one of these Video Cards?

Power Supply:
NMB
Model Number - MJPC-270A1

Specs:
Sony Vaio RX881
P4 2.66ghz
512mb 2100 DDR
120gb 7200rpm HD

No upgrades, stock as it came. No overclocking or anything.

Thanks :suspiciou
 

A:Do I Need A New Power Supply For A New Video Card??

Im no pro but...

I believe that a powerfull processor like your needs about 100watts of power to run. Every 128megs of ram = something like 15watts, and your cd drives are about 30 each. A powerfull video card can run in the range of 100 watts as well. So, you do the math. It's time for your new power supply as well. You should at least have a 300watt but, with your processor i would even go to a 400 watt. Spend the extra 15 bucks, might save you a big headache in the end.
 

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I added a 2t harddrive last year and it works great. I have been going on to second life and have problems with freezing and a slow fps. I never crash I have a very fast internet. I read a post from a guy that upgraded his power supply and graphics card but that was 5 years ago. Can I get an upgraded answer for this. thank you, Jogan516

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My brother got me a GeForce GTX 460 SE without realizing that I didn't have enough power in my power supply. So my question is: can I upgrade my power supply? I have an HP Pavillion Elite 350t (HPE-350t). Or if I can't upgrade it, do you have any good recommendations for a 300w power supply? The best ones for the Sims 3 & expansions seem to need more power, or are no longer supported by EA - at least ones from Nvidia, I still need to check ATI, but I've always used Nvidia cards, so I'm more comfortable with them. I've been working on this for weeks, and I can't get straight answers from people I know, so my PC's just sitting in my room, open, as I was working on it for a long time and don't want to close it up until this is all figured out. Thank goodness I have my Macbook, lol.

Thanks for any help I can get.

If it helps, I do watch movies on it, edit/record video, edit photos, etc. I also sometimes record audio. Do you want me to post any specs? I can also post pics of the inside of the PC if it'll help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 315, 512 Mb [no longer works well with my games]
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941857 MB, Free - 769925 MB; D: Total - 11908 MB, Free - 1451 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 2A9C, 1.0, ... Read more

A:Am I able to upgrade my power supply to use a new graphics card?

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ok - so i'm looking at the rosewill rp500-2 atx12v v2.01 for 60$ on newegg simply because i searched by "best reviews" and it came up as the 1st 500w supply but how do i know if it will fit in my case? are power supplys pretty much standard size?

also i'm looking at the gecube radeon hd 2600pro 512mb agp (93$ newegg) also because of its' high reviews for a agp card which is apparently what i need. it calls for 400w and my system has 235w, hence the rosewill.

any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated...thanks.

here is what i am working with...(note the geforce 200mx card...just not cutting it!)

Model COMPAQ PRESARIO 6024US
Compaq P/N : 470033-291
Standard Features
Dimensions & Weights
(L x W x H) Unit: 16.55" x 6.88" x 14.5" (23.8 lbs)
Package: 23.20" x 13.0" x 23.50" (37.9 lbs)
Processor Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - 1800 MHz (1.8GHz)
System Bus 400 MHz System Bus
Cache 12K micro-op trace cache
8KB L1 Advanced Transfer Cache
256KB L2 Advanced Transfer Cache
System Memory 512MB 266MHz DDR DRAM
2 Total DIMM Slots Upgradeable to 1.0GB (DDR DRAM DIMM required)
Hard Drive 80.0 GB UltraDMA Hard Drive
Optical Drive(s) 16X DVD-ROM Drive
24X CD-RW Drive
Communications 56K ITU V.90 Modem and Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Networking
Diskette Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB Diskette drive
Graphics 64MB SDR NVIDIA™ GeForce2™ MX200 W/TV-Out Graphics Card:
64-bit hardware-accelerated 3D graphics
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A:power supply and graphics card upgrade

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Hello , I have a lenovo h50-50 90b6 and wanted to know the type of my power supply ( ATX or micro ATX ) and if I could change the current of 280w a 500w. Also wanted to know if my motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 graphics card to change , now I have a GTX 745 2GB and I would like to replace it with a gtx 950 I have everything factory. I'm sorry for my English.

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Hello , I have a lenovo h50-50 90b6 and wanted to know the type of my power supply ( ATX or micro ATX ) and if I could change the current of 280w a 500w.
 
Also wanted to know if my motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 graphics card to change , now I have a GTX 745 2GB and I would like to replace it with a gtx 950
 
I have everything factory.
 
I'm sorry for my English.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hello,

I began having trouble with my computer yesterday. At first the game gave me a fatal exception and closed down. I decided to restart my computer as it was running kinda sluggish. After restarting and attempting to open the game (WoW) I got a blue screen error (posted below.)

I restarted and tried again and got the same thing, black kinda screen could only see the login name and password boxes then about 15 seconds later it crashes with a blue screen.
The computer also crashes when I attempt to open starcraft II.

Today I deleted the config file for WoW, updated my video card drivers and removed my sound card (as I now use a headset and didn't need the card anymore) and I was able to play wow for about 15 minutes before a hard lockup of the computer and no blue screen.

Here is the blue screen error I got from the first crash. I used windows debugger to open the crash dump and did !analyze -v. It says something about unreferenced memory.

For troubleshooting I ran the built in windows 7 hard drive test and it showed no errors. I also ran memtest86 for 5 hours and it completed 4 passes with 0 errors on the memory. I set all WoW graphics to absolute lowest and was able to play for a couple hours with no issues.

Opening starcraft II still resulted in an immediate crash with no blue screen.

I don't have another video card or power supply to swap and be able to test, but I did have a hard drive. I did a fresh install of windows 7 and even during the windows 7 &quo... Read more

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My brother needs a video card but me being the smart one here, he needs my help. I got his info from dxdiag and I need a recommendation for two things , a video card and power supply. His current power supply runs at a max of 250w and it seems low, mine being 500w so its the right thing to upgrade in order to get a video card. Please keep video card recommendations "single slot" only since I have no idea how to hook up a video card to a power supply. Single slot ones are simple.

System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Manufacturer : Hewlett-Packard
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor
Memory: 4096MB RAM
OS Memory: 3840MB RAM
Power Supply : 250W Max

A:Upgrading video card and power supply

What's the model of the HP machine?

I ask in the hope that it's not a small form factor machine. That would determine whether or not its PSU could be replaced with a standard ATX supply, and whether it could take a full-sized graphics card rather than half height. (Card length is another issue, at the high end.)

Is there a budget? I suppose that he might be willing to get one of the current high end graphics cards (Radeon HD 7970 or nVidia GTX 680) plus PSU to drive it, at a cost of $600-700, but it seems unlikely.

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I'm looking to buy a new PSU so I can upgrade my video card. I'm on ATI's site checking out their approved PSUs, I'm gonna get one from Thermaltake I think.

Which from this site would you recommend: http://ati.amd.com/products/certified/powersupplies.html#pstop
 

A:Buying a new power supply and video card

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Hi everyone! I have a Compaq Presario with a 250 watt power supply and a PCI Express X16 slot. I need suggestions for an nVidia or Radeon card that will work with such a low power supply! I play WoW and Oblivion, hopefully will be able to play Star Trek online. Any suggestions?? Much appreciated!

Here are the specs of my comp;

Hi! I own a Compaq Presario computer with an AMD Sempron processor and 2 GB RAM installed. There are only two available slots for RAM, and the computer was advertised as being upgradable to 4 GB. Can anyone tell me the most powerful processor AMD processor I can upgrade this computer with, as well as the best memory (2-2G sticks) to use?? Here are the MOBO specs...

Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: Asus M2N68-LA
HP/Compaq name: Ivy8-GL6

CPU/Processor Socket: AM2
Supports the following processors:
Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology
Athlon 64
Sempron

Front-side bus (FSB) 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)

Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

BIOS features System BIOS core brand: Award
Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10

Form factor Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in

Memory Dual channel memory architecture
Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Supported DIMM types:
PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
Supports up to 4 GB*
32 bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.



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A:Need Video card for 250W power supply

Sorry I pasted too much from another post in my original message. All I want to know is about the video card for my 250 watt power supply. Thanks!
 

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So is this supply a 460 Watter or a 385 Watter ???

5V / 13A 3.3V / 17A
12V / 18A -12V / .8A
12Vb / 15A 5V / 2A
12Vc / 18A
Max Power 460W
Max Combined Power equal to 385 W

I got it to upgrade my HP d4996t from 350W to 460W &#8230; that comes in the d5000t and newer.
Soon &#8230; I plan on upgrading my video card to &#8230;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814134055
and will probably be running 3 (maybe 4) Hard Drives.

Any guesses if this&#8217;ll be enough ??
 

A:Solved: Power Supply / Video Card ??

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Ok, i'm currently trying to build a computer and i am having trouble figuring out which power supply to use for my Asus 8800GT. I've asked other Tech forums, and they all have told me the same thing, but the reviews on the product contradict what they are telling me.

I am looking at a hard drive from a company called hec (Orion). Other forums have told me that i should avoid this company and that it is junk.

Since i can't link the PSU that I am thinking about buying (not enough posts )...ill give you the brand name and you can check it on Newegg.com

hec HP585D RETAIL 585W ATX12V Power Supply

This review is the one that really caught me attention and had me confused

Pros: I bought this power supply so I could use my eVGA 8800GT. I was really pessimistic thinking I could find a suitable power supply for my card at a cheap price. Man, was I wrong. This thing is a trooper. It does everything it was supposed to with no problems at all. Glad I bought it after all. I overclock my processor and graphics card as well, and this power supply doesn't falter at all.
Cons: None.

Now i understand that i shouldn't be cheap about my PSU, but honestly i don't want to spend 50 or more dollars on this if there is one cheaper that will do the job.

Can somebody PLEASE help me out with this, by letting me know if this will do the job. And instead of just telling me it's a piece of junk, please show me what is good within my price ra... Read more

A:Question regarding a power supply, video card

get a cooler master 660Wats it will run it all it also has the graphics power connector for SLI
 

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