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Upgrading my Pavilion Elite HPE-112y Graphics Card, Need Help with Discerning What to Upgrade.

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August 10, 2013 2:59:57 PM

I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-112y, and would like to upgrade in order to play current games at medium-high settings. The graphics card I have in mind is an AMD Radeon HD 7850, yet with that card being very strong and very new, I'm not sure if I need to upgrade my existing PSU (because I do not know if it can handle the card) or AMD Phenom II X4 925 Quad-Core processor. I would like to be able to play games such as GTA IV, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas, and The Witcher 2 at High settings. If I need anything to be upgraded, could you point me towards an inexpensive yet effective upgrade? Thank you in advance.

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August 10, 2013 3:20:52 PM

You need to get a better power supply as well if you're going to get a 7850.
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August 10, 2013 3:49:14 PM

ihog said:
You need to get a better power supply as well if you're going to get a 7850.

By any chance do you know what kind of PSU I would need?
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August 12, 2013 10:54:26 AM

A nice 500W PSU would do you good.
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August 12, 2013 6:43:51 PM

Thanks! By any chance is it difficult to change the psu?
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August 13, 2013 6:03:34 AM

No, assuming the power supply in the prebuilt is a standard form factor.
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October 1, 2013 9:10:30 AM

I just put a HD7750 in my HPE112y 3 months ago.No upgrades needed the 300watt PS works OK. My drivers were up to date, I just powered down, switched to the 7750 and re.booted. Not the fasted card but very easy and cheap ($100).
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October 1, 2013 9:49:41 AM

Yes, but Mdlitster was looking to get a 7850, not a 7750.
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