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Question: How can I upgrade my Graphics card

HI, I wish to upgrade my Graphics card, but it seems I cannot upgrade my power supply of my pc "Sony VAIO PCV-RX514" deck top, what I would like to know is there a AGP geforce card of 128 or more so I can run games like Battlefield 2142 without upgrading the power supply or any other idea to get over this problem !!Thanks for any help that you may give.John ps Can the Graphics card be power from outside the pc some how

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Answer: How can I upgrade my Graphics card

The question is how many watts does your PSU have??? And are you sure you cannot replace the PSU??? Yes, you can power Graphic card from outside PC if you have a steady hand with a soldering iron and if you want to completely destroy you Video card.

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I have a desktop system which is quite old. But it was quite decent to play some of the games infact still now there is not any issues in it.Recently some of the new games stopped working in my desktop. Tekken 7 for example gave me an error which says "graphics card doesn't meet minimum requirements". I dont have quite a powerful graphics card in my system that may be the reason. But surprisingly the same game worked on my office's desktop which was Dell Optiplex 3040 with no graphics card and i5 processor.Here is the snap of my system...Do I need to upgrade the graphics card only or the whole system. If possible I would like to spend my whole budget for decent graphics card if upgrading only it can solve the issue...

Answer:Do I have to upgrade Graphics Card only or the whole Mobo + Graphics Card

I dont see your system specs or a snapshot of system. Knowing model number and make of computer works as well instead of a snapshot if you know that. So what is the system specs of computer info of the system that your thinking about upgrading?Your office computer the Optiplex with the Core i5 is able to handle games because the Integrated Intel HD Graphics are actually not that bad. The Intel HD Graphics can make games playable, but depending on the game they will either play well or play ok, or crawl with low frame rate. The error message your getting is that the game tests the hardware before it runs and due to GPU being to old it will abort and give up this message. The good thing is that most desktops have a PCI Express slot available to add a video card. The video card to add depends on if its a small form factor type of computer or small tower where card dimensions might be an issue was well as what you have for a power supply and what type of card you want to add to just be able to play the games or do you want the higher end performance such as from a nVidia GTX GPU card where you might have to also upgrade the power supply to handle the heavier load of the system. Lastly some games are GPU intensive, but happy with 1 or 2 cores of a CPU. Are there any other games other than Tekken 7 that dont play that you would like to play? As well as any games your considering buying in the future to where we need to make sure you dont under upgrade your system and end up ha... Read more

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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.......
 

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

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

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

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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 guys, new to these forums hope you can help.

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

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

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

Also any good web sites for newbie PC upgraders??

thnx
 

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade

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

as for sites you can check this one out

http://www.hardwareguys.com/
 

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Hi 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

Answer:XPS 210 Graphics Card & RAM Upgrade

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Hi there, I have the HP8-1375EA with just the standard GT 640 which obviously came with the prebuilt desktop, i do alot of gaming on the computer and the graphics card is just holding it back massively so i definately need an upgrade but obviously have my concerns like will it fit in the box, is the power supply enough, and will the system even take it, the power supply is currently 460w, the graphics card im looking at upgrading to is the GTX 960 or 950 and both of them only take an additional 50w compared to the GT 640 which takes 350w so im not sure that will be a problem so my question really is will the system accept the new change or will it not even work? and the case is quite small so will it fit inside? im not too sure how big the 960 or 950's are so im not sure how much space ill be looking for when i open it up.

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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:Intel i7-479016GB DDR3NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (currently)Seagate 2TB HDDDell 0KWVT8 MotherboardDell 460W PSUPlease let me know if you need more information, and thanks to everyone who takes the time to help me with this!

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

The 1060 recommends a 400 Watt power supply, but you are smart to not trust the OEM PSU to deliver on it's rating. the PSU is usually the first thing that get's skimped on for pre-built systems, so they can put the money towards components to use as system bullet points.Really it's hard to go wrong with most reputable brands. Just from my own experience, I've purchased a number of Corsair and EVGA power supplies and have had no issues with them at all. Some Examples:EVGA 500+ BronzeCorsair CX500.For a bit more you can also get a modular power supply. Very useful as it avoids having a bunch of wire spaghetti all over the case, since you only plug in the cords you need.Another concern could be the length of the card. I found when upgrading from a 770GTX to a 1070GTX the 1070GTX was actually too long to fit; I had to remove one of my hard drive cages and re-arrange some of my internal disk drives to make space. For a XPS 8700, it looks like (based on some pics) the drive cages at the front might not designed to be removable which could complicate installation.

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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:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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!
 

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

Answer:Can I Upgrade my Graphics Card

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

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Trying to upgrade my purchased-2003 computer to run games a bit smoother. I have a:A Pentium 4 HyperThreading CPU 3.0 GHz512mb RAM (DDR 333 SDRAM Infineoon)128 mb Nvidia FX 560 card Asus AGPMicrosoft Windows XP SP2 Home EditionBasically I'm going to be putting in 1gb of more RAM. I also want to upgrade the graphics card, but have a few questions:1) How to tell what IS and what is NOT an upgrade (and will run games smoother for me) to my graphics card? At a guess I would just go for an nVidia one since I have that kind aready and judge on which has the highest unit integer in front of the "mb" but this is an ameteur's guess!2) How to determine what number of slots my AGP card has? These appear to come as single slot, 2X, 4X and 8X having read some online advice articles.3) How to determine if my Power Supply Unit can handle any card I think about purchasing? My manual for the computer I have is located at click hereThank you, from a confused PC owner :)

Answer:Graphics card - how to know which is an upgrade?

need to know your power supply wattageif your supply is above or 450watts go for a ati 1950 seriesclick herei say the above because the nvidia 7950 is £50.00 more and for the little xtra performance it aint worth £50.00others will post with their comments so hang around a little longerthe x5600 i presume , pre dates series 6 cards and is on par lets say just for arguments sake with a nvidia 6200 256mb you want to be going above theseconfusion may arise when you look at say a 6600gt a 7300 and 8500the 6,7and 8 prefix making you beleive the 8500 is more powerfulsome model come with xt ,pro on the end these will be slightly faster etc than the basic cards also ram is important ddr2 card are fast but you can get variants with ddr3 which are faster even tho both cards can be say a 7300gt the one with ddr3 would be the one to go for as it is faster by 20%the card named above in their generic form are all on par in performance take a few frames per secondand tht the 8500 has dx 10 on it if you go to toms hardware linked below it will tell you the best buy in diffrent classe,s for the moneyclick here2.agp slot used to come in lots of flavours .4x and 8x are what id expect you system to havethe x8 number is to do with bandwidthyou usualy only have one slot in a pc3.your power supply will have a sticker on the side of it indicating it wattagealso look on the manufacturers site and ther should be detail on what the system comes with just some stuff to chew over while you wait for more... Read more

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What do you guys think of this AGP Card? Any Good?

GAINWARD BLISS 7800GS G71 CHIP,500+/1400+MHz,512MB DDR3

i know it's a dying AGP Type but i just can't afford the PCIe upgrade so any thoughts appreciated.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAINWARD-BLISS...QQcmdZViewItem

I have just bought one so be gentle
 

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It's a really good graphics card, don't worry.
 

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need to upgrade video card but not sure what my system will handle.  Currently have GT 230 card.  System is as follows: system md# AY603AA-ABA HPE-150fMS-7613 motherboard Intel H57 Express chipsetThermaltake TR2 RX-850 power supplyCore i7 860 processor8G DDR3Bios AMI 5.07 













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Answer:graphics card upgrade

Hi, Your PC will require a legacy graphics card.  The NVIDIA GTX 660 would be your best choice.  You might be able to get the NVIDIA GTX 670 or 680 to work but there have at times been issues with these two graphics cards. Review this posted article.  

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I bought a:XFX - AMD Radeon R7 360 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics CardWhen trying to install it, there was no means of supplying power to the unit. Am I just blind or is there actually no 6 pin power connector in this PC?

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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 

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade

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

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Hi all
I have a Toshiba satellite s2400 laptop running XP sp2 which currently has on board an S3 supersavage/IXC 1179 graphics card.
My question is can I upgrade this to a more powerful graphics card?
if so any suggestions

Mnay thanks

Rob
 

Answer:Can I upgrade my graphics card???

Howdy,

No I'm afraid not.......
 

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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.

Answer: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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I was looking to upgrade to this graphics card from the IGPU: https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/Radeon-RX-460-2GT-LP.html#hero-specification I was wondering if the PCI Express slot would output enough power to run this card. Do I need a new power supply, and if so, what do you recommend? It currently has the stock 240W power supply.

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I don't confirm whether the RX460 can support, but can support the options example is as follows? Optional Discrete Graphics SolutionsAMD Radeon HD 6350 (512 MB) PCIe x16(includes a DMS-59 to Dual VGA Y Cable)AMD Radeon HD7450 (1 GB) PCIe x16(includes a DVI to VGA adapter cable)NVIDIA NVS 300 (512 MB) PCIe x16(Includes a DMS-59 to Dual VGA Y Cable)NVIDIA NVS 310 (512 MB) PCIe x16NVIDIA GeForce GT630 (2 GB) FH PCIe x16(includes a DP to DVI-D adapter and a DVI-I to VGA adapter)





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Hi all, new to the forums, a girlfriend suggested asking for help here. So here goes.

I currently have a Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 (256 MB) card. I am looking at upgrading. The reason, my son plays BF2 and says a better card will improve his game play. The shops suggest the 6600 256mb card ($199aus) or the 6600 Gt for $300aus. I do not want to spend too much, $200 was the extreme limit of what I can budget for. Is this a good buy or should I be looking at a different card or maybe go secondhand.


My system specs are
P4 3ghz
Windows xp pro service pack 2
512 mb
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 (256 MB)

Thanks for any help or hints that you may have.
 

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

prices sound about right, dont bother with 256mb on a 6600 series card, what about a 6600gt with 128mb? PC hardware isnt like a car, they have extremly good life expectancy in terms of reliability (as long as you dont smash it or something). If you can find a 6600GT 128mb used then more power to you.
 

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Hello! I have recently purchased an HP Pavilion 550-222ur and found out that the default graphics card (GeForce GT 730) is underperforming in most games. So I  want to get a more powerful one (was thinking GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Asus GeForce GTX 950 mini). While researching the upgrade possibility, I found out that some graphics cards fail to function on HP-branded PCs due to some BIOS issue. So the question is: will the graphics cards mentioned in this post work? And if those cards are compatible, I will have to get a better PSU as well, right? Thanks in advance. Providing specifications of my PC for reference purposes: http://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/HP-Pavilion-550-200-Desktop-PC-series/9259612/model/9764558/docu...

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Asus GeForce GTX 950 mini are not viable for your specific desktop PC. The internal 180W PSU, as shown in the specs that you graciously provided a link to,  is a definite showstopper. Your PC is, unfortunately, not what one would call a good upgrade candidate as HP did not state which case format it has. I will ask HP about it.

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Hi, looking to upgrade my dell inspiron 3847.

Current graphics card is a gt 705. Looking to upgrade to a gtx1050 2gb.

Been told i should upgrade the psu aswell.

Which power supplys are recommended? People have told me to get the corsair cs750m.

This is a little pricy, is there a cheaper one??

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I am looking at upgrading my graphics card but don't know how big I can go. The computer is brand new, I want one  as big as the computer can handle,for some games. The computer is anHP Pavilion Desktop - 510-p109 with an Amd quad core 3.8g,16 gb ram,2 t hard drive.but only has 180 w power supply, it has 1 bay for the card. right now it has intigrated graphic amd Radion 7 at 512mb. I don't want to mess around with upgrading the power supply just looking for a better card for what I 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?

Answer: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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So i want to upgrade my graphics card to run games like h1z1 on good settings smoothly but i don't know how and what to do.
My pc specs are all here: click here want a budget card but a good card my max price is $150 AUD.
Would appreciate all help, thanks!
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Hi! I was wondering if there was any way to upgrade my graphics card on my All-in-one Pc. Like would I have to send it in, or is it just not possible? Thanks anyways! 

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I know I could do research on an upgrade, but looking for some quick answers for my wifes PC upgrade.She currently has a Geforce FX5200 and I noticed that she is getting a little lag on a couple of games she plays, which I hasten to add are not particularly graphics hungry. So looking for a cheapish upgrade.

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

Then look no further than page 142 of the latest PCA where they list their best graphics cards.

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Hi!I have just bought a B50 aio with an i5 4460T and an integrated intel 4600 graphics card. It was supposed to have a discrete Nvidia geforce 840a too but unfortunately this is not happening! I would like to ask you if there is a possibility of installing myself an Nvidia card sometime and play a decent game. Otherwise I guess I have to sent it back!Thank you very much!JM

Answer:B50 aio graphics card upgrade

You can add one yourself, but it is not easy. Also, it is very hard to find the graphic cards since they are different compared to the other ones used in full desktops. If you bought this from Lenovo or Best Buy, you can always ask for an exchange, because for sure, the B50 is a great machine-sorry you didn't get the graphics card though. 

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After buying my Dell Dimension 3000, and trying to play "Black and White 2" i found that i cant play it because my graphics card doesnt have a pixel shader or something. Iv been looking into buying a new graphics card but i have no idea where to begin. Im not entirely sure but i think my computer doesnt have agp, is this a problem?. Is there a strong market for PCI graphics cards.I checked on dabs.comand found a few but i dont know where to look for the pixel shader requirments. If someone could point me in the direction to get the correct card for my system.
DAvid
 

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Hi all,
I'm looking at buying a nVidia 750ti for my 2009 mac pro, but I'm worried that the other components won't be able to keep up with the added speed. Should I get the card or what? Here are the specs of the rig:
Two Intel Xeon E5520 Quad core @2.27Ghz
16GB RAM DDR3 @1066Mhz
480GB SSD for programs and a few 1TB disk drives
Thanks in advance!

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I am trying to upgrade my computer and have just installed some new RAm, I now want to upgrade the graphics card but I have no idea how to work out whether a card has to be compatible( iguess it does ) and what all the numbers really mean. Is there anywhere that scans your system and then tells you what to buy. A bit like Crucial for RAM.

Answer:Which Graphics Card for an upgrade???

If you download and install click here it will tell you what your motherboard is which you can post back here,then folks will be able to advise you on your graphics card upgrade.

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hi folks , my system consists of asus p67 deluxe rev 1.xx i7 920 12 gig ram NVidia gtx295 ,would like to upgrade graphics card ,anyone please tell me which would be best ,thanks

Answer:graphics card upgrade

This may help but you already have a very powerful if old graphics card but at least it gives you a number of comparisons. I would advise further checks as there are comparisons between the 295 and 580 for example that give a different perspective.

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I'm look for an upgrade. I tried reading up on it my own but couldn't wrap my head around what to look for.
Info:
PC: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285
Motherboard: gigabyte ga 78lmt s2
Current Graphics card: AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB
Upgrade? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131716
 

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

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

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

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



1 x AGP 4X slotClick to expand...

Not real good :/
 

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I'm looking to upgrade from a 8600GT. Now I'm not a huge PC gamer, but I've been thinking about playing more PC games lately. The 8600GT isn't the greatest card, but it can play most newer games somewhat decently, but I'm a videophile and I want to get the best possible graphic quality while staying in the range of my budget. Right now I'm gonna say my budget is $100-$150 bucks. There are so many options out there for graphics cards these days that I would just like some assistance on which card would give me the best performance for my budget.Here are my computer specs:MOBO: ASUS M4A78 PLUSCPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHzRAM: 6GB DDR2 (1GB x 2 and 2GB x 2)PSU: 550W (12V wattage is 420W) (12V1 20A) (12V2 18A) OS: Windows 7 Ultimate X64Thanks

Answer:Upgrade Graphics Card

For that budget the best you'd get is an Nvidia GTS250 for around $100.For $150 or so you could pick up an ATI 5770, which has DX11, uses less power and is more powerful, although it's not a huge step up from the GTS250.However, both are a massive step up from an 8600GT.Hope this helps

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My old pc has asus a8n-sli mobo has pci geforce series 6(6600) graphics card.
Is it possible to fit a more update card for better gaming
thanks D

Answer:old pci graphics card upgrade

Due to your A8N-Sli antique socket 939 & nForce4 chipset ,any updating of newer GX card will be a waste of time & money I'm afraid.
The CPU just can't cope, would suggest you save up & get a new PC.

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

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Hi guys I need help upgrading my graphics card and my CPU.

I did some research of my own.

My PSU is a Hiper 530w Type R

Graphics card:

I currently have the XFX 7600 GT

I want to upgrade to the Radeon HD 6770
http://www.game-debate.com/hardware...ics=Radeon HD 6770 XFX 1GB GDDR5 Core Edition

Or the Sapphire 6670
http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/?gid=1185&graphics=Radeon HD 6670 Sapphire 1GB GDDR5

I really want the 6770 but I'm not sure if it would work with my PSU
CPU:
This is my current CPU
http://gyazo.com/ea965112a2d58a7c00103793d3f1afc3

And i want to upgrade to:
http://ark.intel.com/products/29765

This is my motherboard:
http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2314#sp

Would the CPU work on my motherboard?

I know this set up is old and so on but I just want to get a decent graphics card and CPU to get the WEI to all over 7.0 so i can use this as a backup.
 

Answer:Graphics card / CPU Upgrade help

Here is the processor support list for that motherboard:

http://uk.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=2314

The Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 appears to be a supported processor.

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The 6670 appears to require at least a 400W power supply.

The 6770 appears to require at least a 500W power supply.

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I'm not a hardware upgrade expert, so I'll leave you with someone who can give you more and better advice.

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Can somone please give me some suggestions on a gpu upgrade for better gaming on my aspire xc-605 . It currently has     Video Adapter   Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400    Video Memory   1.00 GBAnd I also need a gpu that  is low wattage my current power supply is only rated at 220 watts max. Thank you in advance for  you suggestions and help .

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

Hello, Here are the original graphic boards for Aspire XC-605 (Low Profile - UEFI compatible):Spoiler (Highlight to read)DA.23511.002VGA BD.R5-235.2GB.LP.UEFI.W/DVI.HDMIDA.24011.002VGA BD.R7-240.2GB.LP.UEFI.W/DVI/HDMIDA.63511.003VGA BD.GT635.2G.UEFI.W/DVI/HDMI.LPDA.70511.002VGA BD.GT705.1024M.LP.UEFI.W/DVI-I/HDMIDA.71011.001VGA.GT710.2GB.LP.UEFI.DVI.HDMIDA.74511.002VGA BD.GTX745.DDR3.4GB.LPROF.PCIX16.DVI-I.HDMIDA.84711.003VGA BD.HD8470.2GB.LP.UEFI.DVI-I HDMIVG.PCU62.002VGA BD.Nvidia.GT620.2GB.64bits.Sddr3.UEFIVG.PCU62.102VGA BD.GT620.1GB.UEFI.D/H.LPVG.PCU62.502VGA BD.GT625.2GB.UEFI.D/H.LPVG.PCU84.702VGA BD.HD8470.2GB.UEFI.LP.DVI.HDMIDA.23511.002VGA BD.R5-235.2GB.LP.UEFI.W/DVI.HDMIDA.24011.002VGA BD.R7-240.2GB.LP.UEFI.W/DVI/HDMIDA.63511.003VGA BD.GT635.2G.UEFI.W/DVI/HDMI.LPDA.70511.002VGA BD.GT705.1024M.LP.UEFI.W/DVI-I/HDMIDA.71011.001VGA.GT710.2GB.LP.UEFI.DVI.HDMIDA.74511.002VGA BD.GTX745.DDR3.4GB.LPROF.PCIX16.DVI-I.HDMIDA.84711.003VGA BD.HD8470.2GB.LP.UEFI.DVI-I HDMIVG.PCU62.002VGA BD.Nvidia.GT620.2GB.64bits.Sddr3.UEFIVG.PCU62.102VGA BD.GT620.1GB.UEFI.D/H.LPVG.PCU62.502VGA BD.GT625.2GB.UEFI.D/H.LPVG.PCU84.702VGA BD.HD8470.2GB.UEFI.LP.DVI.HDMINote:All original PSUs are 220W.

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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.
 

Answer: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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I need to upgrade my PSU for me eMachines EL1352G-41w to 300w for my graphics card. DO I have to find one exactly for this pc model or can i find a non-oem one?
 

Answer:I need to upgrade my PSU for graphics card

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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!
 

Answer: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 would like to upgrade my grahpics card to support 3 monitors, what cards can I purchase?

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

Lettng me know what kind of budget you have for the upgrade would be a plus. You will need a card that supports legacy BIOS.Sapphiretechnology makes cards that support legacy and EFI BIOS.A card such as the Sapphire Radeon Dual-X R7 2G D5 would work.  A Sapphire Tri-X Radeon R9 390X 8G will as well.There are others, but the card  you select as a candidate has to have legacy BIOS support . A card with only EFI support will not boot with your motherboard.  GeForce GTX 10xx series cards have only EFI BIOS support. You will also need to upgrade your ATX PSU to one with 400W or more capacity and PCIe power connectors. I suggest usng a modular style PSU, perhaps a Corsair Builder PSU like the one in the link at NewEgg.com

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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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i was wondering if i could upgrade my graphics card for my pavilion notebook. product number E8A65UAR#ABAif i cant is it possible to change the cpu to something stronger. i want to run higher end gaming that requires a minimum of a 1gb graphics card. currently have 4gb ram but if i am capable of upgrading i will be upgrading to 16 gb of ddr3 ram at 1600mhz

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My relatively new desktop came with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 graphics card, which is fine for low to mid end gaming, but I'm wondering if it's possible to get a better card to play more taxing games/clear up framerate issues. The Geek Squad at Best Buy said it isn't, but the description page for this product on the lenovo website says it's supposed to be easily upgradeable and I stumbled on an amazon review ( https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ideacentre-710-Desktop-90FB000BUS/product-reviews/B01G7296YU ) that says it can be done with a special adapter, but I'm vague on the details and the link the reviewer apparently provides doesn't show up for me. Can I get a final word on whether I can upgrade the graphics? and if so, how (I'm ok with buying additional hardware if neccessary)?

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Hi I use OptiPlex GX270 and run a Radeon 9600 series graphics card what would I be able to upgrade the card to.

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Answer:AGP Graphics Card upgrade help please

Want to upgrade a motherboard that has an AGP slot but its about a 1998 ASUS P2B M/board and not sure on the AGP type.The O/s is Win98Se and the M/board is a Intel PII With a Intel 440BX Chipset.So will this motherboard accept a AGP graphics card which says its AGP x2/x4 ?.Current Grpahics is a Matrox G200 linked to a Acellerator type card.Thanks to anyone who can help on this one.Happy New Year also to all PCA Forum users.

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

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I just bought a new computer and want to upgrade my graphics card.
My computer
Intel pentium IV 2.4GHZ CPU
ASUS pentium 4 mainboard
512mb ddr ram
80gb ata-133 hard drive 7200rpm
Intergrated 128bit soundblaster
16x dvd & cdrw
Intergrated nvidia 64mb ddr agp video adapter
windows xp home edtion
P4P800-MX Motherboard

I bought a new graphics card not really knowing what I needed, when I took off the casing I found out that I don't have an agp slot for my new card, only pci slots in it.
I was wondering if there are 128mb graphic cards available for my type of computer, if so what ones and some information about them. I heard that some graphics cards ar not compatible with some motherboards.
 

Answer:Trying to upgrade my graphics card

here's some PCI video cards:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=319

I'd go for either the PNY 5500FX or the PowerColor 9250
 

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Hello, and thank you for clicking on this link! 
I'm, well, a bit of a potato when it comes to these things so I need some help, Wether it be a tech savvy computer person or a tech savvy dell employe. My current computer is an XPS 8700 (I know, I know "A XPS 8700? Haven't heard that name is years...")(not sure if special edition or not.) with an GTX 750ti currently installed. Now I'm hoping to upgrade to a GTX 960, but I do think I have a power supply good enough (no upgrades to supply, recommened on nvidia website = 400W. Please correct if wrong.) But I dont know if it fits or if the power supply has enough "pins". (Yet again another term I don't understand.)
So once again if anybody can help with my delema I'd greatly apperciate it.
Thanks again,
-Dante the computer potato.

Answer:Can anyone help if I can upgrade to a new graphics card?

The stock 460W power supply works fine with standard GTX 960.
For Example EVGA 02G-P4-2966-KR  GTX 960 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487091
 
I would however recommend a 4GIG GTX 1050 TI over a GTX960
for both power use and performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500411
 

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I'm looking to upgrade my PC for higher performance in games. Currently I play games such as Starcraft 2, Mafia 2, World of Warcraft, Left 4 Dead 2. I might buy the new Call of Duty when it's released as well and play that.

These are my current specs:
CPU: AMD ATHLON II X4 620 2.6GHZ
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M720-US3
Memory: CORSAIR DDR2 XMS2 PC6400 1024 MB x4
Graphics Card: ATi Radeon HD3850 512 mb
PSU: Zalman ZM600-HP, 600w

I'm thinking the graphics card is currently the weak link in my system and what I should look into upgrading, is this a correct assumption?

The card I have been looking at buying is XFX ATI Radeon 5850 1024MB HD-585X-ZNFA XFX ATI Radeon 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
It looks to me like it would be a good upgrade and the price tag fit my budget very well.
Any comments/suggestions on this? Would this be a good idea or should I look into upgrading something else instead? Also, will my PSU be enough with that graphics card?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

I would go for this....(if you can afford it)

GTX 470 (Fermi FTW)

Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1475-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked+ 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Eventhough I am a die-hard NVIDIA fan there is no denying th raw power of this card. EVGA is also top of the line and have had ZERO issues from them

It is at 320 after mail in rebate and a lifetime limited warranty

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So I wanted to know if It is possble for me to upgrade my graphics card. I have a AMD A9-9410 CPU, I have a Radeon R5 Graphics card + 5 compute cores (2C+3G if that helps) and Im curious to see if I can upgrade my graphics card. The screenshot is a picture of my computer info via dxdiag. Thanks Just lemme know if I can upgrade it or not 

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

No there is no removable part that could be upgraded. All the video function is on chips soldered into the motherboard. This is true of almost all laptops. 

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I'm sorry, I had no idea where to post this.Hi there. Currently I have a Intel Pentium 4 (CPU 2.53 GHZ), Compaq07E8H Motherboard, 1 Gig DDR1 Ram, A MAXTOR 6L080L4 (7200RPM) harddrive and a GeForce4 MX 420 Video Card.I think its time I upgraded my video card, but I have no idea what I should upgrade it to. I was hoping it was possible for a 1 gig onboard memory card, but I'm not sure if my mother board would support it, in which case I was wondering if anyone could reccommend what video card I upgrade to.I'm not sure of my power supply, if you need to know, could you please tell me how I would find this out and I will be sure to get back to you.Thanks in advace, any help is appreciated! :-)

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

I am fairly sure that your graphics card slot is an AGP version in which case you would need to look on Ebay or similar for a second hand one. I doubt that you will find one with 1Gb memory though.

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Hello,
I got a new job so I can afford to upgrade my computer finally. I have recently upgraded to a 4 core cpu which I love so much! Better then a two core. Any ways, on topic, I have a ATI Radeon 3200, if you read my post before, most likely not because it was long time ago, but I'd like to upgrade to the ATI Radeon 5670. I found out I have a PCI express x16 slot so it will handle it. But I'm confused by the watts. My power supply gives me the measurements in volts, 100-127v, 50/60Hz, it is a ATXO300DSWB power supply. I couldn't find my graphics card specs anywhere.. not even on AMD's website. But compared to the 3400, I'm guessing it is about 400-550 watts, since the 3400 requires 550 watts.

[EDIT] Upon more research, I found out my current graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 3200, is an onboard graphics card. Will I still be able to upgrade?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please and thank you!
TheJ3
 

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade - Help!

Usually the product model of a power supply contains
the power rating of the power supply.
Usually,not always.
From you model I would guess it is only 300 watts.
Going to need to upgrade that.
Get something like a corsair,OCZ,antec or something
similar of good quality.
Probably want at least 600 watts.
Im assuming you have a standard ATX case.
You can add the video card to the pci express X16 slot and more than
likely disable the onboard video in the BIOS setup.
 

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Ok like it states in the title I want to upgrade my graphics card.
My Desktop PC name & model: HP Pavillion 550-101na
My Motherboard: 2B52
If more detail is needed please ask.

Right now I have a dual-graphics card setup which was pre-built when I bought it.
The Graphics cards are: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics + R5 Dial Graphics.

I want to upgrade to a better graphics card which can support more games, etc.
Would you know if my motherboard could support an upgrade and what graphics card would you recommend.
Thanks in advance!
 

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I am trying to find out if my laptop has  dedicated Graphics with the intel 4600 or if i can upgrade the graphics card to run more modern games for my son. Or even VR?  Model number G6U46UA#ABA

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

Hi,Only integrated Intel HD graphics 4600.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04350104Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409752You can't upgrade processor or graphics. It is unique and integrated to the motherboard.RegardsVisruth

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I currently have an XFX "XFX MI-A78S-8209" mobo running Windows 7 Ultimate with a Galaxy GT430 1gb pci 2.0 ... The question is can I upgrade my graphics card to an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB GDDR5 OC VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card ? Any help would be greatly appreciated... here are some of the other specs

QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 910, 2571 MHz
450W power supply
 

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hi all

i currently have a nvidia 8600 gts 256mb graphics card and i want to upgrade since i bought crysis 2 an this card is not runing crysis 2 properly.. too slow fan noise goes loud etc..

so what is the best card i could get between ?100-?150 price range
the motherboard is asus-p5n-e sli

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Answer:graphics card upgrade

I would think if your going with Nvidia maybe gtx 460-465 or 470 there pretty resonable based on the 5 series are out and doing well

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I'm a graphic artist using my fiance's computer HP All In One 20-d034. My question is I'm a member of Adobe CC and run the latest versions of Photoshop & Illustrator mainly. I'm unable to use the 3D functions of these programs due to OpenGL issues. Can I upgrade the graphics card? The drivers installed are the best that I can get for the factory installed card.

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

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade

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

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HiI am looking to upgrade my graphics card (Currently a Geforce 3 TI 200 64mb ddr) to something with a bit more beef preferably less than 2 hundred pounds, I only really need the extra power for games so Tv outs and such like don't interest me.I have looked at the Geforce 4 TI 4600 it has alot of poke but is it going to be short lived as it is not capable of direct x 9 or 8x agp, my motherboard supports 8x agp.Ati radeons have caught my eye but i dont want to pay £250+ for the 9700 Pro, and wondered if the ordinary 9700 at around £200 was close performance wise to the 9700 Pro. Both the ATI cards support 8 x agp and direct x9.I have read that the bandwith (throughput of the 9700 pro is around 19 gig/sec while the TI 4600 is 10.4 gig/sec, I can't seem to get a figure on the 9700 reegarding throughput. Any ideas?

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

Hope this helpsclick hereclick here

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Hello and Good evening Everyone,  Is it possilbe to upgrade my laptop graphics card? Current specs being: HP Envy 15-J039txNVIDIA GeForce GT 740M (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L I don't want to open my laptop and check for myself whether it is integrated or has separate slot arrangments.  Plus how to check what's the limit of upgradation.  Please help guys, I would be obliged Thank you. 

Answer:Graphics Card - Upgrade

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

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Hello i posted recently asking for help about my options fopr upgrading my graphics card and i was asked to provide details of my motherboard.

i have finally found out the model and its specs can be seen here

http://support.intel.com/support/mot...sktop/d815eea/

what kind of graphics cards would i be able to upgrade to it must also be available in australia

Thanks heaps.

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade

I don't know if higher AGP graphic cards are backwards compatible, but you need a AGP4x graphics card with AGP2.0 specification.

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I have a system with 1GB of RAMAn ASUS A7V400-MX Motherboard with onboard graphics.I have a free 4x AGP slot free.I know this is quite old hat now but if anybody can recommend a decent card to upgrade to I'd be very grateful. I'm assuming I can't use an 8x AGP card without some sort of performance hit?Thanks in advanceMike

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade

There would be a performance hit but not as much as you think so I'd ignore it. Can I ask what processor you have and also what you want to be able to do with it? Gaming for example, the reason I ask is theres no point spending a huge amount on a card if you don't have to.Oh and a budget of course.

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Hey all, Like many others, I cheated out on a graphics card (yes I can play things like guild wars 2, League of Legends, Hitman and others) but I was wondering if I could upgrade my graphics card for a HP pavilion 15-au-020wm

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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

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade

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

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I 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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Answer: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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Hello, i am looking to upgrade my old PC's GPU as well as CPU.

The motherboard does have the required slots for a new graphics card. Right now it has an integrated one ( ATI Radeon 2100 ) as well as a weak one core processor (amd sempron 140). The motherboard is FOXCONN A74ML-K. What are some good, but rather cheap graphics cards as well as a processor which will fit my motherboard, both for the price of £120 combined? I would like to use this computer for light gaming, i dont expect ultra settings on every game, just want them to be playable. And can this motherboard work with any processor and graphics cards?

Thanks for suggestions
 

Answer:Looking to upgrade graphics card and CPU?

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Im looking to upgrade my graphics card ....my pc is.... PIII 450mhz 448mb pc100 SDRAM 16mb nvidia tnt graphics intel 440bx chipset 2*AGP win XP can anyone please advise me whats best to do, i dont want to spend a fortune but would like to play online games at a decent frame rate (sometimes less than 20 now!!!) I have ADSL so pings are low, but my cards a bit too slow. I want to eventually have 2 pcs to network so also dont want to upgrade my cpu. It would just be nice to prolong its useful life What does anyone think of the 7500 card on this link.... click here .... and will it work ok with my pc???

Answer:graphics card upgrade

I got an ATI Radeon 9000 128 meg for around £85.00 can't fault it

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I have a HP d4000e with a new blue ray player installed but the nVidia 6200se video card will not support the blue ray player, can anyone recommend an agp video card to replace it and where do I get it.
 

Answer:Graphics card upgrade

In order to play Blu-ray content you'll need (besides the Blu-ray player ofc):

A HDCP-capable software media player (you should have received one with the player);
A HDCP-capable video card (all modern video cards from 2007 and onwards);
And a HDCP-capable display (if it has a HDMI input, then it should also have HDCP).
What's HDCP?
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a form of copy protection that basically lets you play only on devices that have this feature.
Check this link if you want to learn more about it.

Back to your question, if you can find one in your area, HIS makes an AGP version of the ATi Radeon HD 4350 which is excellent for Blu-ray playback and is also pretty cheap.
The full name for it should be HIS Radeon HD4350 iFan 512MB DDR3 64-bit AGP.
Sapphire also makes an AGP HD 4650: Sapphire Radeon HD4650 1GB DDR2 128-bit AGP. This is a bit more expensive than the other, but is also more suitable for gaming (if you care).
If you tell me in which country you live, I could also give you some suggestions where to buy one.

PS: Both cards are HDCP-compliant.
 

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Hello, I am a fairly new PC gamer and am looking to upgrade my graphics card so that my pc will be able to play games like battlefield3/4 and planetside. Can anyone recommend a decent mid-range graphics card + power supply that will fit in my computer. I will post a link to my specs below:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03104401#N1135

Thanks,
Elliot
 

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hi all, am afraid i am a definate newbie when it comes to whats new in the computer world nowadays i'm after a bit of advice. i'd like to play some newer games on my pc, (i've grown bored with the early medal of honours and call of duties, brilliant that they are). i've borrowed some games off a mate : james bond - quantum of solace, medal of honour airborne and call of duty 4 but my machine cannot cope even when all the graphics options are turned to lowest. (moh airborne isn't even supported by my card)so i'd like to upgrade my graphics card, but i'm not sure whether my machine is up to it ; i don't want to fork out on a graphics card if my pc isn't really fast enough. eg. putting a shiny new engine in a clapped out cari've had it for 3-4 years now and the specs are;amd athlon 64 4000+2.41 ghz150 gb ramnvidia geforce 6200 turbocacheif the computer could handle a better graphics card that would let me play these types of games without the juddering (i don't mind turning down the graphics options) then could anyone suggest a reasonably priced card that would be suitable? around 50 pounds or cheaper? even older ones on ebay?many thanks, matt

Answer:i want to upgrade my graphics card

150gb of ram? I doubt it. to enable us to help, download and run this free tool:click hereWe don't need the whole report, just the motherboard, memory and graphics card details.Post back with these and we will be better able to assist :))

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

I've been wanting to upgrade my graphics card for a while now, and while reading online on the best upgrade from a GTX 285 the GTX 570 would be the best route I would take. I want something that's worth the upgrade from my 285 as I play all the newest games and I would like stable FPS in games like Bad Company 2.

I'm really interested to know how much gain in performance I would get from upgrading from my 285 to this card MSI GeForce GTX 570 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [N570GTXTWINFROZRIIIPOWEREDITION/OC]

I would appreciate any advice given to me regarding this upgrade and if my system components are capable.

My current power supply: Eclipse Computers - Product Details (I know its a cheap brand but my friend recommended it to me back in the day so I got it...)

Thank you

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade

800w will be sufficient.

If you'd like to save some money, I'd suggest the 560Ti, it -rivals- the 570 but still lacks just a little (from a scale of 10, it'd be 7/10 against 8/10)
Really depends if your wallet is stuffed with bills

If you run a 1920x1080 monitor or any dual-triple, then the extra VRAM would do nice- that's if you go dual SLi or triple.

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I'm thinking of upgrading the graphics card on my pc.The current spec is:-Graphics Card: Ati Radeon 9200 128mb AGPMotherboard: A-Bit SG72 Socket 478CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3GHzRam: 1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAMI've looked at the following cards as replacementsGeo Force GF6200 512Mb AGP x8Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 512Mb AGPWould either of these fit my motherboard and if so, which is the better card? Alternatively, recommendations as to a more suitable card welcomed. Budget £50 ish. Or would it be better to spend the money on extra ram?

Answer:Looking to upgrade Graphics card

Mainly used for basic DTP, Photo editing, films, music videos, internet etc. NOT really into gaming.

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anyone help. need to upgrade the graphics card on my new Compaq sr5109 - anybody got any ideas - need it for gaming but my wallet is panicking about the possible prices so need the lower end of the market but still need good quality.:confused
 

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Well, it looks like your motherboard will support a PCIX video card. Personally, I'd recommend an ATI X1650Pro 512mb. Lots of bang for the buck. I've always been partial to NVidia products (I still am!) but the power/price ratio on this card cannot be ignored. You should be able to buy one from your local PC shop for under $140 or online for less than $120....
 

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Hi AllI am looking to upgrade my graphics card due to problems with my current one. If I have it the refresh rate turned on, my screen keeps shutting off and sometimes shuts the computer down. On restart I get a message saying that I have a problem with graphics system and can resolve it by reducing the refresh rate, increasing it at a later date. I currently run a "ATI Radeon GHz 7500 128MB DDR(64MB)", I have been to their web site to see if there are any new drivers I could download. The only one I can seem to get directed to is the Catalyst Software Suite, I have downloaded this and it make the flickering worse and crashes my computer more often.I sent an email to click here to ask their advice. The reply I got "With regards to the type of GFX card that you can fit in your PC you would need to refer to your Motherboard's details either on their Technical support or via their website. They should also be able to tell you re compatibility issues". I have read a few other queries on the forum about this and used Belarc Advisor scan on my system, the details listed below.Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-8ST800 1.xBus Clock: 133 megahertzBIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 02/14/2003I have been to click here to get the information, but they don't have anything about the above motherboard.I use my computer mainly for surfing the web, database and word processing, photo editing and limited gaming, also starting to do some web design.The remainder parts of my s... Read more

Answer:Upgrade Graphics Card

i recently bought a new video card for 99 poundsit is a radeon x1600 pro 512mb AGP x8it is pretty fast but obviously not as good as PCI expresseverybody says nvidia are better than ATI but i havent ever had an nvidia card so i cant say otherwiseultimately it comes down to how much money you are willing to spend innit

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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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Hello all, i have a nvidia GeForce 6200 card, which i want to upgrade. I play online games like Call of duty, Quake Wars, etc, so need a card for that but also a good general one for working on the pc. Been looking at GeForce 8600 GT, which my local pc shop is selling, also saw the GeForce 8500 GT and was wondering if there was much of a difference between the two in performance and would you notice the difference? Also looked at XFX GeForce 8500 GT Fatal1ty. Can anyone help please?I have Windows XP.Thanks

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Most here recommend the 8800gt something like this:click here

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Hey everyone,

I am wanting to purchase a new video card as I recently purchased a game that requires more memory than my current card has. I am wondering if there are any restricitons I need to be aware of as far as compatabilty with my pc goes, and if when I do purchase the new card, if I am supposed to plug my monitor into it. I think this site is wonderfull and I think all of you who know who offer advise do all of us who don't are even more wonderfull. Thanks much!
 

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I have an eMachines 210 running Windows XP. I would like, if possible, to upgrade the graphics card, but this computer has no AGP slot. Is there a way of doing this, or would I need to get a better pc? Assume that i am a novice who knows virtually nothing!

Answer:Graphics card upgrade with no AGP?

There are PCI graphics cards. Here's one example:click hereIf you look through dabs, Scan or similar online outlet you should be able to find one or two examples - not very much demand these days though.

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I run a Pentium 233 Mhz processor, win98 se, and 128 MB ram..PCI slots ready. i really need need some more video memory....does anyone know what size card my cpu can handle? I was hoping to go to about 16 MB.....I have 2 MB now....

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade

It will probably take whatever you can get to fit, your not going to find easy to a PCI card these days. Most graphic cards today are fitted into an AGP slot. The last PCI card That bought was about two an half years back and the smallest I could get then was 16MB. Never been but I'm told a computer fair is a good place to look!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55, AMD64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon Xpress Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293242 MB, Free - 218417 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UW744
Antivirus: Panda Cloud Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
i need a graphics card upgrade and it needs to have shader 3
and does my system meet these requirements(except for the graphics card) : https://www.eveonline.com/faq/client-system-requirements/
 

Answer:graphics card upgrade

Closing duplicate thread, please only start one thread per issue.
 

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Currently have the GeForce 4, however, this is not compatible with Aero graphics with the new win 7 system. I have a 17" LED monitor I would like to use. Currently using a CRT. After viewing what I have what is the hot Graphics situation that will operate with my system. Keeping in mind the pocket book is frugal but sometimes a little more spent is cost effective in the long run. Not much of a gamer but love flight sims and such. Are there any other upgrades that should be considered?
 

Answer:Graphics Card upgrade for Win 7

Any graphics card compatible with DX10 will work
 

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I am currently running a single XFX 6600GT 256MB PCI-e GPU with an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium mobo with an AMD 64 3500 CPU and 1GB RAM.With Xmas money burning a hole in my pocket, I have another 1GB RAM in the post and am trying to decide whether to upgrade my graphics card and/or CPU. Couple of questions:1) For general use, a bit of photo work, video editting and the odd game of GTA-SA, where do you think my money would be best invested - GPU or CPU (say I've got £100 to spend)? 2) This has been bugging me for a while - can I use an ATI card in this setup? What sort of card should I be looking at with my £100?I know this sort of thing can be subjective and it depends on what I use the PC for most, but I'm just trying to get a few real life views based on experience really.Thx

Answer:Upgrade CPU or Graphics Card?

Hi, IMHO you should spend your money on more Harddrive space, something you can never have enough of, especially if you are into video etc.Your pc specs look pretty ok to me as they are.An external usb harddrive would be your best buy.

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System Specs

Current Not Overclocked (yet )

Win 7 64bit RTM
OCZ 400Watt PSU
AMD2+ 2.8ghz Kuma Core
AMD Athlon 7450 Black Edition
Core Voltage 1.136 V
ASUS M3N78-VM Motherboard
SouthBridge Chipset NVIDIA GeeForce 8200 Rev A2
Bios Date 9/11/2009
Version 1309
Brand American Megatrends
Version 0907
500 gig maxtor
2 x 2GB Corsair Memory 400MHz
Memory DDR2
DC Mode- Ganged
NB 1800MHz

BFG 9500GT PCIExpress
Drivers 8.16.11.9107
CLocks
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Core 550MHz
Shaders 1375MHz
Memory 333MHz
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Memory
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Size 1024MBytes
Type DDR2
Bus Width 128Bits
FurMark
MAx Temp 56c

Tested with FurMark
FurMark NO AA 10513 Marks - Time 600000 ms
Average Frame Rate - 18

Looking for something in the NVIDIA Range Please

Answer:I'd Like to Upgrade my Graphics Card

Just two questions,

1. What do you intend to be doing (Gaming, Video Editing, etc)
2. Whats your price range?

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Hello I have just bought an H30-50 with the standard onboard graphics. I'd like to be able to use 2 screens and need a recomendation for a suitable graphics card. I don't need anything amazingly fast. The slot is PCI Express x16 but it needs to be a low profile card with the shorter style endplate. Any links to card I can actually buy in the UK would be much apriciated. Ben

Answer:H30-50 graphics card upgrade?

hi Ben,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Depending on the configuration of your system (e.g., CPU, PSU) and your budget, the graphics cards below should be able to meet your needs without changing the stock PSU.
 
 - ASUS 1 GB AMD Radeon HD 5450 PCIe Graphics Card
 - EVGA 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 PCIe Graphics Card
 - ASUS 1 GB GeForce GT 730 PCIe Graphics Card
 - ASUS 2 GB AMD Radeon R7 240-2GD3-L PCIe Graphics Card
 
 
Regards

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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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