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Graphics card and motherboard compatibility

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 15, 2008 2:14:10 AM

My brother has an HP prebuilt system (a1730n) that came with onboard graphics(6150 LE). We are looking at getting and x1650pro for a cheap upgrade to his system. It has an A8M2N-LA motherboard.

Is there any way to be sure that this card will work in his system? The motherboard has a PCI-Express x16 slot, which is what the graphics card needs. I'm also concerned about about the 300W power supply it came with.

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January 15, 2008 2:29:34 AM

His PSU might just barely cut it.

It be really pushing it but perhaps you can get the 2600Pro or XT instead. They perform better than the x1650pro at a similar price.
January 15, 2008 2:44:02 AM

Also depends on what the other specs of the computer are... processor, any other PCI cards, RAM, hard drives, and CD/DVD devices. You might can make it, but you'd be pushing it close.
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January 15, 2008 3:19:36 AM

I dunno, I bought an X1650pro for my Dell which only has a 305 watt PSU and it runs the F@H GPU client flawlessly and has been doing so for the last week now. His PSU might be able to cut it.
January 15, 2008 3:35:45 AM

Thanks for the quick replies. newegg has the x1650pro for $40, free shipping and a $10 mail in rebate. Hard to beat that price, but if he has to upgrade the power supply as well the price will at least double.