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Graphics Card issue/Buying a new one.


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#1 Zetchot

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:39 AM

Hello I'm new to these forums and I have a very simple question. I'm currently running the AMD R5 graphics card in my HP Pavilion 500-424 and I need to get a new one because mine is going out(The computer is only around 7mo old but I think it came to me with defective hardware). I've got around $175 to spend after tax on getting a new Graphics Card but I don't really know which one would be best to get.

 

Games I play:

World of Warcraft

League of Legends

GTA:SA & VC

Resident Evil 5

F1 Race Stars

Mortal Kombat Unlimited Edition

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Borderlands 2

Defiance

Warframe

 

I'm looking for something around the price I'm able to pay that will run at least 90% of these games. Currently I'm torn between the Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 and the AMD R7 both running DDR5 just the GTX has 2GB over the AMD's 1GB.Any help is greatly appreciated,

 

Thank you

Jt


Edited by Zetchot, 13 April 2015 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:53 AM

I looked up you PC, does it really only have a 65Watt power supply? If thats true none of those cards would work, honestly I am unsure if anything but the most barebones none gaming card would, anyway you can get a better PSU into that thing? 



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

I can probably get a new Power Supply but it would pretty much break me between that and the graphics card lol



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:16 PM

Well if you do I am guessing you are talking about the 260x? I would grab a decent 400watt PSU, EVGA, Corsair, Seasonic are all good brands. 

 

The 260x is the better value, the 270 is priced nicely also on sale, try to grab sales, make sure the PSU will fit, measure everything, gpu, psu, etc...



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 02:53 PM

The big problem I'm having now is that it looks like there is no slot for a new graphics card on this PC. I opened it up to find out for sure and it uses a laptop style power supply and I have no idea how to change that. I'm assuming buying a new Power Supply would solve the issue but again how do I change out the graphics card if it uses a AMD chip instead of a actual graphics card.

 

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-500-424-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B00TFYJ2SS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428955086&sr=8-1&keywords=HP+Pavilion+500-424

 

^^ That is the computer I have


Edited by Zetchot, 13 April 2015 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:59 PM

Specs

 

Per motherboard specs, One PCI Express half-length mini card socket .

 

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:31 PM

G'day and welcome to the forum Zetchot! Based on the information of your system that was provided by Hamluis, upgrading the graphics card is near impossible because the motherboard itself does not contain an full length PCI-E slot which most cards require and the system itself is powered by an 65W adapter which is what laptop uses. The graphics card you have is not really one but a integrated graphics which means it is combined with the CPU into a single chip. Despite the CPU having 4 cores, games like World of Warcraft which is know to rely on the CPU to run the game smoothly will struggle due it being a entry level mobile SoC CPU. 

 

Your best bet is to save up for a new system or try to get a full refund, and use that cash with extra cash on top, to purchase a system that has a reasonable dedicated graphics, but also a path open for future grades. 


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 12:50 AM

I ended up buying everything to build a new one. The only thing I'm worried about right now is whether my Asus M5a97 2.0 motherboard is going to be compatible with my AMD A8 6810 processor or not. I've got a Nvidia GTX 750TI Graphics card to go in it along with a Corsaire 750w PSU and I'm going to be putting my 8GB of DDR3 Ram into it as well as my 2TB hardrive out of my old computer. All in all I've spent about $500 into this new system(Not counting the Processor, HD, and Ram from my old computer) which isn't to bad. The Cast I bought is a Senety GS-600, then the rest of the stuff I listed above. My Motherboard comes in tomorrow so I can start putting her together :)


Edited by Zetchot, 16 April 2015 - 12:52 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:13 PM

Board Specs

 

I find no data on an A8 6810 model.

 

FX and FM are totally different sockets.

 

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 02:03 PM

According to a different user on another post I made in another section the A8 won't line work with my ASUS M5 so I've spent a ton of money for basically no reason because I'm broke and can't afford a new processor. Oh well just gonna have to wait until June before I can buy a new one



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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:38 PM

Well...when you choose a motherboard...the first thing you are supposed to do...is look at what CPUs it accommodates...and whether you need to buy new RAM.

 

I have the same board as you on this system...and I initially was thinking about one of the APU units (for no particular reason) until I saw the board specs.

 

Systems have various parts (keyboard, mouse, PSU, hard drive) which can go from one system to another or one motherboard to another...but RAM, CPU, and motherboard need to match up on common grounds.

 

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 07:40 PM

What processor would be good for that motherboard? Will a AMD FX 8150 work with the ASUS M5


Edited by Zetchot, 16 April 2015 - 08:30 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 08:14 PM

Depending on the budget you have to spend on the graphics card, you can get a GTX960 which is a well balanced card that can easily excel in games at 1080p. The Asus M5A97 does natively support the FX-8150 CPU if you decide to go with it.


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:23 PM

I actually ended up buying a AMD FX 8350 because it was $40 cheaper than the 8150 on amazon and I'm using the Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 TI I bought. Overall I think this will work out beautifully as long as the processor works. I already have everything installed except the processor including the graphics cardcard.

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:50 AM

IMO you are going at it backwards, the CPU should be carefully installed first.  With nothing else in the way to possibly cause damage. 

 

LOOK AT POST NUMBER 2 in this link it will save you a lot of grief!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/573377/new-computer-build-fans-spin-and-lights-for-half-a-second-then-turns-off/


Edited by OldPhil, 19 April 2015 - 08:01 AM.

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