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XPS 8700 Graphics Card Upgrade and PSU upgrade

Q: XPS 8700 Graphics Card Upgrade and PSU upgrade

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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Trying to buy step son a graphics card for his pc . However he doesn't have a clue apparently about what that pc is actually capable of using. He asked for nvida geforce 950 FTW.  Will someone please tell me if it's possible? His current card gt 720. It's a 6 pin we believe.

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Hello, I'm totally new to pretty much all of this, but I bought a Dell XPS 8700 Desktop with a AMD Radeon 7570 about 4 or 5 years ago and at the time didn't know anything about computers at all.
Since then however I've learned quite a bit about Hardware but I'm definitely a novice still, I've only ever upgraded a couple Laptop Hard Drives, nothing major like this.
I was wondering if anybody could give me some tips or Suggestions on what Graphics card I can or should use I could really use the help.
If it helps here's my Specs PDF
downloads.dell.com/.../xps-8700_reference guide_en-us.pdf

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can i upgrade my XPS 8700 with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 745 to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 such as the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB DDR5 mini ?

A:XPS 8700 graphic card upgrade

Hello!  You won't be able to use those cards unless you upgrade the power supply unit.  The PSU is generally around 430W stock.  You might be able to find a 1060 that falls within that parameter.  

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Hello people.I'm not tech savvy.So I can't really know about that PCI 2.0 or 3.0 stuff, or what PSU W my computer has.All I know, is that even though I love it, and it's never failed me, it's falling a little short now for some stuff, for instance: gaming.So, I was thinking a video card upgrade was in order, before I actually get to the point where I have to just get a new CPU. Right now, I can't afford it, so video upgrade sounds like the best option.Anyway, everything in the box is factory original. I know it's an i5 and it has 8GB of ram. A 1 TB drive. And it's still running win 8.1 64bits (I'm not convinced yet about Win 10).If I go to a place like amazon, I get overwhelmed with video card options, and it's just impossible to know what will actually work.I have read stuff about PSU, and PCI, that's why I mentioned it, but honestly, I wouldn't know what actually works.I'm  hoping to find something under $200, with (hopefully) 4GB of ram? I edit video and do 3d from time to time, and as mentioned above, game.Most of my work is in Photoshop and other design apps.I run dual monitors, so a dual display card would be awesome, hopefully in the same type of analog or digital connection (for balanced color display purposes).So... any ideas? I'm being very specific, but I think that's a good thing, right?Anyway, thanks for any help! I'm hoping I can get at least one more year out of this GREAT computer!I found th... Read more

A:Video card upgrade for XPS 8700 i3

GT 740 is a lackluster card. two major generations back ( there was no 8xx series for desktop cards)
I suggest a GTX 1060, or possibly a GTX 1050 ti
The 1060 comes in 3GB and 6GB versions.
www.bhphotovideo DOT com/c/product/1275083-REG/msi_geforce_gtx_1060_gaming.html
www.bhphotovideo DOT com/c/product/1292076-REG/msi_gtx_1050_ti_gaming_x_4g_geforce_gtx_1050_ti.html
Both will work with the OEM power supply in the 8500.

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I have a XPS 8700 with a GTX 745M card and a D460AM-02 power supply.

I am looking to upgrade to a GTX 1060.
www.geforce.com/.../geforce-gtx-1060

Will I need to upgrade my power supply?
If so, can someone recommend a power supply that will work with XPS 8700 and the GTX 1060 card?
Thank you.

A:XPS 8700 Power and GPU Card Upgrade Question.

stock PSU will work. some 1060s have 8 pin PCI power and need an adapter. Some include the adapter from two six to one eight.

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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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Hi I want to upgrade my Dell 8700 with this video card:

GTX 970 GAMING 4G Geforce GTX 970 Graphic Card

I have the stock PSU that came with the PC, I believe it is only 460 W
I have also have added an addition 3TB Hard Drive to the PC as well

Will my current PSU suffice? or do i need to upgrade my PSU as well? If so, any recommendations?

Thanks!

A:PSU Sufficient for Video Card Upgrade Dell 8700

I do think you will need another power supply. It has been reported that it is better to buy a power supply with a depth of around 5.9". Retail power supplies added to replace the Dell OEM 460w power supply =Seasonic X650 Gold 650wCorsair AX760 ATX 750w

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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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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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Can I upgrade CPU, add RAM and upgrade graphics card in HP 15-083ea laptop?

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Hi all, My daughter got a H30-05 desktop pc for christmas and it's quite nice for her 1st pc. However I'm wanting to beef up the graphics a bit and an thinking about buying possibly a GeForce GTX 950 or a 960.I'm wondering if these mini gfx cards will work in this pc? Also i think i will need to buy a seperate psu as the system wont be powerful enough for one of these cards.   Anyone successfully upgraded one?

A:H30-05 upgrade graphics card

I've had many people ask me this. It will work fine, but you will need a more powerful power supply, and also the adapters for them 




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Good morning,

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

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

What are your thoughts?
 

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I really need a new graphics card. Gaming is near impossible even though I have a great cpu and 8 gb of RAM, all because of my GeForce 230M graphics card. Is it possible for me to upgrade my graphics card? And if I can what should I upgrade it to? If I can't should I just buy a new pc? I know this computer and the graphics card is quite old. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Graphics card upgrade?

The graphics chip is soldered to the motherboard and is not a removeable or upgradeable component.  Right now HP is running some tremendous Black Friday deals on gaming laptops. They have an i7 7th gen 16 gigs of RAM dedicated video card and a 512 gig PCI-e M.2 drive for $900...normally would cost half again that much.  

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

Bharris345

A:graphics card upgrade

see if this helps you
good luck

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

thanks in advance.

edit: here are the current specifications

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

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

A:Graphics Card upgrade

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

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

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

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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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Ok, I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop and need help choosing what to upgrade my graphics card to. I just want a cheap one, but one that's better than the 64 Mb one I currently have. All i need it for is to make my games run smoother and not crash so much. I don't have very much money so try to keep it cheap =)
Thanks in advance,
Tenko
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade Help

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Is this your machine?
click here Dell Demnsion 2400
What card do you have now?
What speed agp, 2x 4x 8x?
 

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I like to upgrade to a  GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5 64bit. I have a acceptable 350w ps. I question if the legacy bios ( non uefi ) can support this card - or something comparable ( under $125 ) I am simply replacing a geoforce gt 230 that is overheating constantly and shutting my system down. I

A:graphics card upgrade

Hi, UEFI enabled graphics cards vary by manufacturer.  Check with the specific manufacturer.  You might want to consider the EVGA NVIDIA GT 640. The GT 640 only requires a 350 watt power supply and is a single slot card. It's $70.  Check with EVGA for compatibility before you buy.

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So I'm looking to upgrade the graphics card in my computer. I was trying to stick a Nvidia GEForce 7600 in there that I parted out of another computer until I realized that I have a PCI x slot rather then AGP, which is an issue. So with a Pentium 4 processor, 1.25 ram, which is easily upgraded, and I can easily get a new power source, what would be a comparable card to the GEForce?
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

The 4600 would work, but why not decide on price.
 

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Trying to keep life in my PC for a little bit longer. New to the whole upgrading thing, so looking for some advice.

Here is my current setup, the power supply not sure what make but have listed watts. I am planning to upgrade my machines RAM to 4GB as well, don't know if that makes a difference?

1. Motherboard - Dell model: OF4991
2. Graphic interface -Nvidia FX5200 128MB RAM AGP version 3 8x
3. Memory - dual channel ddr 1024MB
4. CPU - Intel Pentium 4
5. CPU Speed -2.8GHz
6. Power Supply Make/Model - ??
7. Watt output/Amperage - 250W

As for budget well and use....budget for parts is around 50-60 and its used for FPS and some RTS games, mostly online FPS. Looking to play COD4.

Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Want to upgrade graphics card

250 watts psu. Maybe you can look into a 2600xt or something. you're not going to play cod4 at a very good pace with an agp interface.
 

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Have windows 7, nivida geforce 7025/nforce 630a has no driver update. Can't upgrade to windows 10because of this. Need help for purchasing new graphics card. I'm not a gamer. maybe should just leave everything as is. I have an AMD Athlon II X2 245 processor 2.9 GHz,3GB, 32 bit. What graphics card should I buy if I choose to do so?
 

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Hello i was wondering if any of you helpful people can help me? i have a p3 intel celeron 1.6
with a ms-6541 ver 1.0 motherboard i think?
with 80gb hard drive
and 1gb ddr memory
it is a compaq presario 6207ea model
bios version : compaq 68602 v2.14
smbios version 2.3
and intel(r) gs pooey graphics card 32mb
and i wish to uprgrade to a good all rounder\
i dont know which to choose as agp or pci? wtf please please help me.. it has a side opening case with 4 slots in the back it thats any help ....doh...im dumb
 

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I have the HP PRO 3400 series MT i put a 750watss power supply in it and also has i5-2400 in it now I have a probelm i got the geforce gtx 960 and when i plug it in my computer beeps 6 times i look it to that and i can't cahnge the bois from UEFI mode to Legacy mod i can only disable UEFI mode so cna you please help 

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I would imagine disabling UEFI mode would be the same thing as entering Legacy mode.

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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
 

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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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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 am running X-Plane 10 not entirely satisfactorily becasue of the need for higher spec Graphics card and this is even more imprtant as I wnat to upgrade X-plane 10 to X-Plane 11 which recommends GeForce GTX1070. I need to be sure that the present system can handle this though as there may be issues re compatibility with existing computer parts or power requirements. I am not knowledgeable about all these aspects.  Can anyone help please?The Z400 details are as follows:- 3.07 ghz Intel Xeon W3550 Multicore - 4 in total16GB ramBus Clock 4800 mhzNVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 Display Adapter

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3650 and was wondering if I can upgrade the graphics card to geforce gtx 960 or if there are any other graphics cards that I can upgrade to.

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

No you cant.  The Slim Case will only take low profile Geforce 210 to 610 cards.
 

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











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A:Graphics Card Upgrade

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

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Interesting article from PC World on "How To"
How to Upgrade Your Graphics Card - PCWorld

A:How to upgrade your graphics card.

Good find 'Grasshopper'.

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

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Hi all,

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

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

Can You Run It?

Anyway the issues are:1. Graphics Card

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

2. RAM

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

A:XPS 210 Graphics Card & RAM Upgrade

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iam looking to install a graphics card to my computer system i just dont know what is a compatible graphics card any suggestions would be helpful many thanks

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Hi,  is it possible to upgrade the graphics card on this machine?  Product Number is F4T58EA#ABU Thanks

A:Graphics Card Upgrade

No sorry video card is permanently soldered to the motherboard...no removal or upgrade possible. 

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Hi guys, I have a Lenovo ThinkPad P50, and I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the graphics card.  It came with an NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, but since it also has a 4K screen, it doesn't work as good as I would like.  Is is possible to replace this graphics card with a better one?  This would really help because I am a gamer.  Thanks!

A:Is it possible to upgrade the graphics card of a P50?

No, it's not possible. P70 have MXM port, which allows replacing GPU. P50 have soldered GPU. However, there are reports, that some people were able to utilize external GPU (eGPU) using Thunderport3 port.https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/11286-lenovo-thinkpad-p50-with-gtx-960/ Please do note, that Lenovo doesn't support such configuration.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/External-GPUs-on-P50-Mobile-Workstation-... 

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I own a Compaq Presario SR2025IL which was being used a computer for typing. Now it has been handed down to me and I want to upgrade its graphics card to make it a gaming computer. Any suggestions for a graphics card??

A:Graphics Card upgrade

@NeelCool?, welcome to the forum. There are two different model numbers listed in your post.  Please double check the model and let me know what it is.  I will be able to help you better.

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Am looking to upgrade my graphics card - looking for good suggestions?

Am currently running:

Geil Black Dragon DDR2 4.0GB PC6400 Quad Channel Kit (4 x 1GB) 800MHz (4-4-4-12)
Intel CPU Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 1333FSB LGA775 6MB Cache
Asus P5N32-E SLI
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT (512 MB)
Sony DVD RW DRU-810A
Sony CD-RW CRX230EE
Hiper Type R 580W
View Sonic VX924
Thermaltake Damier V5000A Black Series

Cheers!
 

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can anybody help please? my pc has onbourd/integrated graphics of which is poor quality and needs upgrading, the bourd is an intel wl810e. I,m not sure if it is possible to upgrade as its probably quite an old pc.
 

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System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3


Computer:
AMD Anthlon(tm) 64 Processor
3200+
1.99GHz, 1.25GB of RAM
Physical Address Extenstion

HP Pavilion ZV6000

Can someone point me in the right direction to upgrade my graphics card?
Like I play an online game known as runescape and I play in hd but the FPS is still kinda low:/
Just wondering.

A:Upgrade Graphics card?

Its easy

If you know the mfg of your card go to that website. Go to downloads section and download most current driver, card and firmware (if any)

Do not know the mfg?

Download this first and find out

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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I have a Pegatron M2N78-LA (Violet) motherboard, and for a time now I could never figure out whether it had PCI express 1.0 or 2.0 slot. I still don't have a solid answer which is why I am here. I do game a fair bit and I would like a very solid and dependable upgrade.

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A:Looking to upgrade graphics card

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

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Hi everyone. I hope you can help me with this one.

I want to upgrade my graphics card to be able to play some 3D games. I can't play any 3D games at all, if I try after installation, it hangs itself, or freezes, or I get a black screen. I've been given a couple of games but with out a 3D graphics card...2D just ain't enough!!! lol

Here are my PC Specifications:

Ali Aladdin V AFPset - GA-5AA Motherboard
320Mb Ram
15gig HD
AMD K6-2 450 Mhz CPU
Creative Audigy Player Soundcard
Matrox Millenium PCI Graphics card
O/system - WindowsXP Pro

My PC works well but the graphics card is old (it was orginally out of my really old pc - AST Advantage, purchased in 1994).

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have checked out other threads and they've been helpful, but I need to know what would be compatible with the system I've got. Also cost will be playing a big part in what ever card I buy.
Ta In Advance

Wishing Bubble wishes you all a Stress Free Day!!!!!
 

A:Upgrade My Graphics Card!

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