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Just got a Geforce GTX 760. My computer is old, I need a PSU upgrade, do i need anything else to use the card at it's maximum?

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December 25, 2013 1:42:04 PM

I am a first time poster and have never upgraded anything on a computer before. I am getting more into PC gaming and want to upgrade my graphics card. I bought the Gefore GTX 760 and notice I needed to have a 500w PSU, which I will buy tomorrow.

My PC as is:
HP Pavilion p6774y Desktop PC

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?....


Those are the specs and features. I was wondering if i needed to upgrade anything to use my geforce gtx 760 other than the PSU which i think is 250-300w. I want to use the card to its full capability and would like any and all info. Is my PC worth leaving as is and upgrading the PSU, or do I need anything else? All info helps!

THANKS!

December 25, 2013 1:48:33 PM

That card might just be a llittle more powerful than the CPU can utilize but its pretty balanced. U might only get 80% out of that card and it will suit your needs
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December 25, 2013 1:56:52 PM

Thanks for the reply! What could i do for 100 percent? Anything other than the CPU? 80 is not too bad though.
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December 25, 2013 2:51:49 PM

Is the 6gb ram a single stick? If so buy another 6 Gb stick...really these games are more CPU bound but you'll be alright and you'll certainly be getting the most possible out of ur system even if the gpu outweighs the cpu a bit.
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December 25, 2013 2:52:54 PM

Idk if overclocking is even possible w ur CPU and mobo.. but that would help utilize the gpu more
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December 25, 2013 2:59:08 PM

not sure about the ram. i'll find out when i put the psu in tomorrow. so I should be able to run newer and high graphics games?
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December 25, 2013 3:53:27 PM

PC's are kinda like, only as strong as the weakest link. The AAA games like Batman, Metro, Bf3/4, Tomb Raider, Assassins creed, they are truly CPU bound. The GPU just needs to compliment the CPU available. If you updated to a new rid, with an i5/6300, 8GB RAM, and that same 760 you got there, it would be a good match and would play newer and graphically demanding games. Really a new CPU and 8gb of RAM is what you want. You will be sacrificing a lot of graphic settings for the CPU to run games as smoothly as your hoping, but the GPU will be everything the CPU could ever ask for (and more)
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December 25, 2013 3:57:57 PM

wow! thansk for the info. If i had $300 dollars to spend, could you recommend a CPU and RAM upgrade? I'd love tor un games like you hvae mentions as high, settings wise, as i can without breaking the bank. thanks again.
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December 25, 2013 4:29:21 PM

idk if theres that much you can do, since the motherboard will hold you back now. Idk if an fx 6300 would work in theres, its AM3+ 95w but the socket on your mobo is AM3 and 95, so idk if that would work...sometimes it works with a BIOS but i couldnt tell you for sure..
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December 25, 2013 7:14:46 PM

thanks for the input. still researching
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