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Stock Gateway H57M01 video card upgrade

This Christmas I bought myself a new HDMI projector however going to have the same problem when having a third screen; the stock model doesn't support three displays.

So I have at max 100$ right now to upgrade this contraption. I am looking at this card right now:

Sapphire (11190-02-20G) Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3
- 625 MHz Clock, 1334 MHz Memory
- PCI-Express 2.0, Dual-Link DVI, VGA, HDMI

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_1200_557_558&item_id=038372

However am not sure if it is compatible with my computer, which only allows for single din cards.

The second pressing issue beyond compatibility is not overloading my power supply while keeping temperatures to the lows. Right now I have jimmy rigged a commercial fan and upgraded the stock fan to maintain the temperature.

The present card is a 4600 series radon, is an Intel Core i5 750 chip set

Also since I have never done this before a stupid is can I just shutdown rip out the old one and shove the new one in and then everything will be hunky dorey once the drivers are updated?
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    you should be able to plug 2 monitors on the 4600 series and atleast another one on the integrated gpu on the mobo/cpu. without the new gpu.
  2. laviniuc said:
    you should be able to plug 2 monitors on the 4600 series and atleast another one on the integrated gpu on the mobo/cpu. without the new gpu.


    Unfortunately that's another VGA output, and I have yet to figure out how to even operate the port. Every time I plug the one VGA monitor I do still have into the thing I never receive feedback.
  3. i think there's a bios setting for "init display first" depending on it the onboard could be default disabled.
  4. laviniuc said:
    i think there's a bios setting for "init display first" depending on it the onboard could be default disabled.


    You are absolutely correct IGP>PCI>PCIEI is the configuration I would need. Thank you sir, you saved me a 100 dollars. Games run pretty smoothly on high settings with the existing chipset I have so wasn't too pressing to upgrade.
  5. you are very welcome, glad to help
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