upgrading graphics card in my hp pavilion p6120t

I own an hp pavilion p6120t and right now the main game I only play and care about is League of Legends and my PC runs it only on very low and its a bad experience I was wondering if I upgrade my graphics card alone can it improve my gaming performance and let me run other games too? To run the game in max(LoL) and other games in medium? List the graphics card below! Please and thank you!
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  1. you will also might have to upgrade the psu since it is only 250w. The game recommends GeForce 8800 or equivalent video card.
  2. If this is your PC: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01817978
    ... grab an HD 7750. It is a 55W (4.6 amp) card maxed out. But it will be fine for that PSU. You will be amazed at what it will do. Btw, what resolution is your monitor?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&Description=hd%207750&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
  3. I think I may have the card laying around! Would that be able to max out LoL
  4. Yes that is my PC! Screen 1600x900
  5. If not, darn close. Especially at 1600x900. Which processor do you have?
  6. Everything is stock with the pc I think core 2 duo can't recall atm
  7. I have a gtx 8800 sitting at home can I do anything with it?
  8. Not without changing out the PSU to something bigger. That old card requires 3 times the power.
    http://www.hwcompare.com/11855/geforce-8800-gtx-vs-radeon-hd-7750/

    Getting late here. Gotta call it a night. Good luck.
  9. Thanks bro I will hit you up if I have any questions
  10. I dont have a core 2 duo I have an Intel Pentium that was my fault
  11. and i have a XFX gt 8600 sitting at home... can i use it?
  12. you got to keep in mind that thoes computer makers like yours ,dell, hp. whoever fix[locked] the bois so you cant do certin upgrades. this is due to they dont want you to do somthing to there computer and damage it and then blame it on them for warrenty or refunds..... yours my or may not but i would hate for you to spend good money on it and find out you cant install a card and be left holding the bag as outhers did..... read his last post...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1948067/evga-geforce-gtx-650-displaying-monitor.html
  13. TheBr0wnMamba said:
    I dont have a core 2 duo I have an Intel Pentium that was my fault


    Some Pentuims are dual core. The Pentiums listed here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01817978
    ...are all dual core processors. Run CPU-Z and it will tell you how many cores you have: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    As to Junkeymonkey's concern, all I can say is I have added discrete cards to many HPs and Dells over the years and never had the issue he mentions. Of course, you will have to decide.

    And yes, you can use the GT 8600, but it won't be very good at gaming: http://www.hwcompare.com/11873/geforce-8600-gt-1gb-ddr2-vs-radeon-hd-7750/
  14. well you should have jumped on them threads that thoes guys with them dells and hps that bought there cards and did not get then to work? plenty of them right here at toms and would sure like to hear from you ... heck you can start with that guy i posted the link to above i'm sure he would like to get his going as with the rest here looking for help with that.
  15. junkeymonkey said:
    well you should have jumped on them threads that thoes guys with them dells and hps that bought there cards and did not get then to work? plenty of them right here at toms and would sure like to hear from you ... heck you can start with that guy i posted the link to above i'm sure he would like to get his going as with the rest here looking for help with that.


    I'm just here to help and learn.
  16. thats all good but this bios thing is dont to were you dont do somthing to have them liable to warrenty it i'm not saying it cant be done and there are tricks to do it on some but like thoes with these computers go spend there money just to find that that upgeade is blocked the link i posted above was to show that eaven that he took it to a shop they could not do it ... its not done to hurt the enduser but to protect them from bad claims agients them.... but his model may allow for that change were another model may not of that brand.. all i want him to do is be sure it will take the upgrade and not be left out of cash and holding the bag....
  17. I'm not arguing with you. I'm just saying I never had an problem putting a discrete card in a pre-built PC. Put it in, install the driver, it always works for me. What can I say?
  18. thats cool but the guy needs to know that not all models will alow you to do that yours may let you his may not and for what i see at hp of his i dont think it will it looks like its limited to the three hp spec, cards they list{??} did you go look at that? he can go do as he wants but this issue was put to him and he has to decide whats next...

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01817978#N315
  19. Yeah, I saw that. I assume those are the only cards that HP offered in their stable of upgrades back then. But those were all commercial cards. Nothing special about them. Not HP-branded. I stand with my suggestion. The OP can decide.
  20. vid cards got bios to hp orders cards for there products with locked boises for there products and and also motherboards it depends on witch model they sell that allows certin parts to be upgraded so heres a guy with a gateway read his last post to see where he is at with it

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1949370/installed-760-computer-acting-funky.html

    hp dell acer they all know what there doing this one will this one will not its there product to do as they see fit and how it was sold to you and be used.. bu t i warned about what could happen and he can do as he wants so if it dont work and he is out cash on a new card he can say i told you so ... if he instals it and it fires right up then its all good ...
  21. i have a dual core. if i throw in the 8600 GT what setting could i run a game like League of Legends at? and can i actually install it?
  22. i have a dual core. if i throw in the 8600 GT what setting could i run a game like League of Legends at? and can i actually install it?
  23. TheBr0wnMamba said:
    i have a dual core. if i throw in the 8600 GT what setting could i run a game like League of Legends at? and can i actually install it?


    If you've already got the card, try it. Then you'll know.
  24. can i install it though will it cause any issues bottle neck? cause i don't want to damage my pc....
  25. Bottle neck doesn't cause damage. All that means is that the CPU is holding back the performance of the gfx card. In your case, that is a non-issue.

    If the card is usable, just install it, install the driver for it, and see how it works. Did you have a card in before, or just using the on-board graphics? Because if you had a card in before, you should uninstall the driver for it first.

    Get the driver for the 8600GT here: http://www.geforce.com/drivers
  26. i had used the card a long time ago I don't even know if it still works but i guess i will install it and see what happens thank you for your help and i will let you know what happens and if any more questions
  27. Don't forget to see if there is still an old Nvidia driver installed for it. If it's still there, you should uninstall it first. That way the new driver won't be in conflict with it when you install IT.
  28. Need help the card is in the fan is running but nothing it happening all I see is a black screen!!!
  29. did i not tell you what was going to happen in my post above???
  30. So the fan will run but nothing will show up on the screen.... That doesn't make sense to what u said
  31. ok good luck did you eaven read the links that i posted above with folks that did as you? i did not inform you of this to be mean
  32. Anyone else have any idea?
  33. Should I disable the chipset on board then plug in my card?
  34. yes you should i hope i am wrong about what i said but we can try to get it up and then you can call me a dumb a$$
  35. i'm not its just that i dont 100% agree with you yet so i want to try other option.. so if i disable it whats gonna happen? will i still be able to see stuff on my screen?
  36. ya i think you disable the onboard and then it should boot on the card like it would on a non onboard graphics board then you install the drivers but the thing id getting it to post to desktop
  37. i dont under stand "but the thing id getting it to post to desktop"
  38. i dont under stand "but the thing id getting it to post to desktop"
  39. do i jump into safemode and disable it or do it normally
  40. do i jump into safemode and disable it or do it normally
  41. years ago this is what got me into doing my own builds i had a hp that could not be upgraded and found all this out it was allready getting old but i ended up getting a new board [amd scocket A] and chip and a fresh copy of XP and trashed the hp mo board and never went back now its just build my own...
  42. normaly should do it if it lets you in safe that should be fine to
  43. but the thing is getting it to post to desktop [sorry new keyboard and i'm not getting the feel for it yet ]
  44. well hows it going ? have not heard back from you in wile? are things looking up?
  45. okay i disabled the integrated one but what do i do from there...?
  46. hook the cords up to the card like they should and boot it up and see if it boots to the desktop
  47. Well it doesn't boot up on either now.... So what do I do I can't see anything on my screen!
  48. well i dont know .put your old stuff back in ... i tryed to stop you ahead of time on this i showed you a link of a guy that ended up taking it to a shop and they tryed 5 cards and they all did not post this is just a thind that these computers like yours do there fixed to prevent you form tampering with it ... i do hope you the best and sorry i cant do much more for you whats sad to me are these outher guys wanting to do as you and dont want to hear what i am trying to say on this ,b ut you live and you learn... but i will keep your post open incase someone comes along with a answer for your issue ....
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