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Is my pc compatible with this graphics card?


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#1 casper5214

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

Hi there. I've got a HP Pavilion with specs: (Link) http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03156381&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=5151865&prodTypeId=12454

And i'd like to know if this PC is compatible with this graphics card: (Link) http://www.legitreviews.com/article/656/1/

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

You will need a more powerful power supply for that card.  Your case may not be deep enough to take the 11 inch card. 


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

 No, that card as DJ stated above will require both more power than your system has and it needs more space than your system can provide.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

Okay Thank you. Which card would you guys prefer for a PC like this? I mean, a card which is used to handle games?

 

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I've found this card and i'm not sure if my it's compatible with it.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-1024MB-Graphics-01G-P4-2650-KR/dp/B00966IU4M/ref=br_lf_m_1000832471_1_1_ttl?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&pf_rd_p=1399605362&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000832471&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0KDRJKJJ9JXNCPJ27H5D

Anyways, if you still have a better card that can run games, i'd like to hear :)


Edited by casper5214, 09 February 2013 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Your system has a 300W power supply, so you have to keep the power draw below that or be willing to get a new one.  The GTX 650 requires a 400W power supply.  What exactly are you going to be using this graphics card for?  Games?  Rendering? Replacing a worn-out old card?

 

Your power supply may be able to handle the EVGA 01G-P3-1526-KR GeForce GT 520.  Keep in mind that this is not a gaming card but merely something to get video out to a screen and perhaps old games.  If you want something better, a new power supply is needed.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:53 AM

If you do go about getting a new psu as well be sure to pay close attention to the amount of space you have available. HP can be very unforgiving with tight spaces for psu's leaving very little room for airflow which is needed to allow the system to cool itself. The psu's that fit in the case you have there must conform to the stated dimensions (Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)).


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:44 AM

Well, which gaming card would you guys prefer for my specs? Im currently using Intel® HD Graphics Family, and i'd like a new, and better one for games. I'm not even able to run Minecraft, or yes i am, but after a half hour, i get fps drop from 30 - 40 to 10 - 5. Please help!

 

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

The Evga GT520 which was suggested by DJ in his last post will work and be able to play Minecraft. 


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

Okay thank you. I didn't see that the graphics card DJBPace07 posted, was different than my model. I have one last question, Is this graphics card able to handle a game like Skyrim at min graphics?

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

It should, probably at medium or lower.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Thank you so much for guiding me! :)



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

Hello again. I've found this card, and it requires min 300W and has pci-e 2.0 and i wondered that if it fits my pc? As i can see, my pc has 300W power supply and pci-e 2.0. 

Here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500255

 

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

According to Newegg, the card in your link measures 6" x 4.38".  If your PC can hold a card that size, it should be good.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

You seem to be restricted in your choice of video cards because of your power supply unit.  IMO, the GT 430 is not a good card.  It's not heavy on the pocket, but performs inadequately when it comes to games.  As can be seen here in a FutureMark benchmark, the GTX 560 is even better, albeit at a much higher price.

 

If you want great performance video cards, and have a deeper pocket, then I suggest upgrading your power supply first, then getting a better video card next.

 

 

 

//Edit: (2013-02-18 8:54 pm) added FutureMark link.


Edited by scragnoff, 18 February 2013 - 07:54 AM.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

"Minimum power supply is 300W" this line just serves as a guide for customers. In rea llife situations your card uses less than 300Watts, for a low end GPU like the 610, 620, 630 and such, I don't even think they'd use 150W on load.

With regards to your Pre-built PC from HP, the manufacturer of the PSU wasn't mentioned on the link, hence it will be safest to assume that it's a generic PSU which commonly translate that 300W generic PSU will only supply less than 300Watts in real life, plus the fact that you've been using your computer for some time now that PSU must have degraded over time.

If you have the budget and the PSU size fits your case, try this Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D or SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W or CORSAIR Builder Series CX430, those may be the best 300-400W PSU you'll be able to get for less than $50.

With those PSU you'll be able to run a 610, 620, 630, 640. Not quite sure but might be able to run a mid range card like the HD 7750, HD 6670. My source was Logical Increments and Techpowerup.






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