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September 17, 2013 2:49:25 PM


Could someone please help me select to upgrade my current computer to a better more powerful graphics card to play hard core games? Thanks.
Dedicated Memory: 497 MB
Shared Memory: 3598 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: HP 2311 Series Wide LCD Monitor
Monitor Model: HP 2311
Monitor Id:
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Time of this report: 9/15/2013, 13:24:22
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130801-1533)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model:
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/22/11 14:31:33 Ver: 6.06
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor (6 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8192MB RAM
Page File: 2536MB used, 13844MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6450
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6779)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Display Memory: 4095 MB

I would like to get two graphic cards if it's possible to do so on my system? Please, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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September 17, 2013 2:52:35 PM

Budget, Motherboard, Power Supply, and Location (where do you live)?

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September 17, 2013 2:56:39 PM

St. Louis, MO
I'm looking to spend no more than $400 for a graphic card.
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor (6 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 8192MB RAM
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6779)
Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6450

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September 17, 2013 2:57:52 PM

It's a HP Computer. System Model: HPE-500y
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a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2013 3:10:12 PM

Your Cpu can't push a 400 dollar video card, so no worries there. What you will likely need to do is spend money on a power supply upgrade and then get a 200 dollar or so video card.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $255.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-17 18:08 EDT-0400)

I still don't think the Cpu is powerful enough to not bottleneck the video card though, however if you wanted to you could most likely buy a better motherboard and OC the Cpu. Or, just save up and replace the Cpu/Motherboard. Then the video card would really shine. It's a great value, and you also get 3 free games.
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September 17, 2013 4:48:16 PM

Thanks, I appreciate it very much. I just want to upgrade my HP to a little more juice!
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