It says graphics are integrated, however in my Device Manager it says I have an NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS card, which a friend of mine MAY have added at some point.
I used to have it hooked up to a tv that was only 720p, but now that I have a 1080p tv, I've been having issues. The colors are kind of off when it's just functioning as a computer (whites are sort of blue), shows don't look any better than when on my 720p tv, and I recently got a message saying that the video card wasn't getting enough power. And the sound is a bit weird, also, but that may be a different issue.
I did some research, and that NVIDIA card requires min 350-watt psu, and my computer only has 250.
My questions are:
1. Is the NVIDIA graphics card ok for my purposes, and if I just upgrade the power supply I should be good?
2. If NOT, could someone a) tell me why, and b) recommend what type of card/psu I would need to get? I know little about the types of interface needed/available, but can figure out how to open the case and unplug/plug things in.
3. Could this have anything to do with sound quality? I have the desktop hooked up to a soundbar that I've never had issues with until I switched to the 1080p tv.
If your getting the hd6570, then you don't really need to upgrade the psu. It should run on that system even with the 250w psu. I used to run a sapphire hd6570 on a hp slimline with 220w psu. The min recommendation is just a way to make sure you have heaps of headroom for the rest of the system. Like they assume you are using highly overclocked i7/ Amd octacore systems with 20 sata drives etc.
With hd 6570, your total system power draw would be around 130- or even less.
Great help, you guys, thanks. Can you answer a question for me to satisfy my curiosity? Why do you think this has just become an issue? The same NVIDIA card has been in there for over a year, I believe, but it's only started behaving badly in the last month or so, about two weeks after I got my new tv.