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August 8, 2013 5:47:31 PM

Greetings! I am about to purchase a video card but Im not entirely sure how they work and If my graphics card is compatible with my setup. \

I currently have a mostly stock Hp Pavilion a1720 n http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...]

it says it has a Pci express X16 slot and that it's open. The card I am looking to buy is this one

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Profile-PCI-Express-R6450-MD1...]

And so I would like to know if these are compatible (don't worry about power usage) if not I would really appreciate suggestions for something comparable in price/performance that is compatible

Thanks in advance and if there's any other info I need to provide I am more than happy to do so

EDIT: Thanks for all the help! It's been resolved, I appreciate it!
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2013 5:54:27 PM

Well HD 6450 will be compatible but what games are u preparing to play? HD 6450 is too weak in gaming.
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August 8, 2013 6:22:49 PM

Maxime506 said:
Well HD 6450 will be compatible but what games are u preparing to play? HD 6450 is too weak in gaming.


Thank you very much!! Honestly I just want to play something like skyrim or battlefield 3 on low settings with good fps, as long as I can play them with decent fps I dont care too much about quality (even lowest settings is fine) Im open to alternatives but I don't have much more to spend than the card I linked to. And if it's much stronger I might have to get a replacement power supply aswell
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August 8, 2013 6:42:14 PM

I would recommend HD 6670 GDDR5, that would max out for your rig.

Or u could go for HD 7730/7750 GDDR5 (remember never go for DDR3, the performance will be nearly halfed compared w/ GDDR5 version)
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August 8, 2013 6:52:18 PM

Maxime506 said:
I would recommend HD 6670 GDDR5, that would max out for your rig.

Or u could go for HD 7730/7750 GDDR5 (remember never go for DDR3, the performance will be nearly halfed compared w/ GDDR5 version)


I appreciate all the suggestions a lot but unless somewhere has it cheaper than amazon that's a bit too much, I don't want to dump too much money into the computer as it's REALLY old and I'll have to get a new one before long (everything on it is outdated). Thank you though!
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2013 7:29:36 PM

Yeah if u don't wanna spend too much go for HD 6570
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