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Looking for advice on upgrading Nvidia GeForce 6150se Nforce 430

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April 7, 2014 9:48:47 AM

Hi, i was hoping somebody could offer some advice to help me out. I recently got started into league of legends and after doing a lot of things to increase my fps such as playing on the lowest detail, disabling aero, changing pc to high performance etc, my fps is just too low. i looked at my Dxdiag and found that the "dedicated memory" is subpar to what is required and less than half of what is recommended. I'd like to upgrade my graphics card but have no idea where to start, do i need to continue in the nvidia series, which cards can my computer handle?


Here is all the info i could find and i think it's enough for somebody to hopefully come up with a recommendation.

System information-
Operating system: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit (6.1, build 7601) service pack 1 Hp Pavilion

Processor: AMD Athlon (tm) II x2 215 Processor (2 cpus), ~2.7GHz

Memory: 4096mb Ram

System model: AY625AA-ABA a4311f

Graphics card Info:
Nvidia Geforce 6150se Nforce 430

Display memory: 1912 MB
Dedicated memory: 248 MB
Shared memory: 1663 Mb

Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me out.

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April 7, 2014 10:35:49 AM

oops i accidentally bumped, forgot that's against the rules.
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April 7, 2014 10:49:53 AM

You should be able to add in any video card that DOESN"T require an PCIe Power Connector. It looks like you have an HP. The System Model you gave doesn't seem to be the right one since i can't find anything on that model number so i can't confirm if you have a PCIe slot to begin with to add a video card.
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April 7, 2014 10:58:17 AM

This is directly copy/pasted off of the dxdiag

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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/7/2014, 11:59:09
Machine name: TOMJOANN-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: AY625AA-ABA a4311f
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/07/10 11:37:11 Ver: 5.17
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3840MB RAM
Page File: 3554MB used, 4121MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

is it possible it generated the wrong system model?
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April 7, 2014 11:19:50 AM

Try downloading and running CPUID and then in the Motherboard Table give me the model number there. dxdiag isn't always the best place to get stuff. I can't find anything online with that model number.
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April 7, 2014 11:31:57 AM

ok under the motherboard tab this is all the info:

Manufacturer: Pegatron Corporation
Model: Narra6 6.01
Chipset: Nvidia mcp61 A3
Southbridge: Nvidia mcp61 A2
LPCIO: Fintek F8000

Let me know if you need any other info!
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April 7, 2014 11:38:56 AM

Ok so you do have a PCIe Slot. You should be able to add in pretty much any PCIe video card as long as it doesn't require a PCIe power connector. The highest you can go is like a Nvidia 750Ti which is the most powerful you can get or an AMD 7750. Also you may have to open up your PC and look at your PSU wattage. You will need at least 300-350 watt PSU at least still. If not you may need to upgrade and if you do that and get like a 600 watt or so with PCIe Power Connections then you can pretty much fit any video card as long as it can fit and that you have good ventalition in your PC as well.
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April 7, 2014 11:49:39 AM

well i'm not in need of the "highest" or anything, i'd just like an upgrade to where i know i can run the game. i don't care whether i have to continue to run it on minimum graphics and keeping aero disabled, i'm just looking for something that allows me to run the game smoothly and preferably without having to upgrade my PSU as well if possible. Would you still recommend the nvidia 750ti knowing that?

Also i just realised i forgot to mention my budget, i don't think i can spend anything over $80, do you have any recommendations for a decent card for at or below that price?
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April 7, 2014 12:22:52 PM

i really appreciate all your responses, you've been a huge help. Just to verify... This graphics card will for sure fit in my computer?
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April 7, 2014 12:42:16 PM

oh wow, that graphics card requires 400w, this computer is pretty old (2007) i don't think it has 400w power
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April 7, 2014 1:02:00 PM

Again find out what PSU you have. Honestly if you have at least a 300 watt it should work ok still. otherwise if you don't want to get a new PSU find one that requires around the same wattage as you have.
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April 7, 2014 1:06:50 PM

Just opened it up and looked at it now, it says i have 250 watts, so i take it that card is out of question then?
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April 7, 2014 1:34:05 PM

If there is no card that would help me at 250w, what cheap PSU would you recommend? i found this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would that be a good one to go along with the R7 240? Also, does it fit in my computer?

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, this is all very new to me.
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