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i have a HP a6042n and i want to upgrade the graphic card, it has 250watt,

i was thinking compareble to the 8600gts,
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  1. kiddieboy12 said:
    i have a HP a6042n and i want to upgrade the graphic card, it has 250watt,

    i was thinking compareble to the 8600gts,

    Your best bet would be to get the 9400GT, the 8600GTS might be too much for a 250w PSU. I would highly recommend a PSU upgrade soon too! :D
  2. do you think 9400gt
  3. also, i dont want to upgrade my PSU, but i guess i need to do what i need to do...

    is rosewell or antec a good brand for PSU?? i have heard horror story about upgrading PSU
  4. kiddieboy12 said:
    do you think 9400gt

    Yes... that is what I'm thinking
  5. but, on other sites it said 300watt or more..
  6. kiddieboy12 said:
    but, on other sites it said 300watt or more..

    Antec is the better brand... Don't get a Rosewell PSU.

    250w will be cutting very close. Mfg's normally overstate their requirements to be on the safe side.
  7. imo a 9400gt would b a waste, get a antec earthwatt 380 with a 4850 and call it a day
  8. ill b ben said:
    imo a 9400gt would b a waste, get a antec earthwatt 380 with a 4850 and call it a day


    wow, if you DID your RESEARCH, like the other guy above, do you think a 4850 will work with a 380watt psu??? you need atleast 400watt
    kid read the topic before you spam the topic

    ATI Radeon HD 4850 System Requirements
    o PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    o 450 Watt or greater power supply with 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended (550 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
    o Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
    o Minimum 1GB of system memory
    o Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
    o DVD playback requires DVD drive
    o Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
    o For a complete ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card are required


    proves my point...
  9. Hold out on a graphic card upgrade, get a psu upgrade first, and then a graphics card.
    you'll just be wasting more money because you will definitely upgrade again in the near future if you are a gamer. a 4670 is a good card, 2x faster than a 9400gt or 8600gt.
    same price too.
  10. @ Kiddieboy12: Without a PSU change the HD4650 is the most potent card you should install (it draws less than 48Watts at maximum load).
    Also, which CPU does your system have? According to the HP site it hase a 'base' processor that is a AMD X2 4200, if so you should not really be looking at anything more than the HD4670/9600GT/GSO class of card because the CPU will not be able to drive it.
  11. kiddieboy12 said:
    wow, if you DID your RESEARCH, like the other guy above, do you think a 4850 will work with a 380watt psu??? you need atleast 400watt
    kid read the topic before you spam the topic

    ATI Radeon HD 4850 System Requirements
    o PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    o 450 Watt or greater power supply with 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended (550 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
    o Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
    o Minimum 1GB of system memory
    o Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
    o DVD playback requires DVD drive
    o Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
    o For a complete ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card are required


    proves my point...


    No it does not,WATT's mean VERY LITTLE,expecially with low quallity psu's. but you did your research so you no its about amps RATHER then watts. Also ''Kid'' please learn your stuff be4 making a bullshit post
  12. amd 4200+ x2
    3gb ram
    1 dvd drive
    320gb seagate HD

    should that support a HD 4650, just saying but nvidia card are much better :bounce:
  13. hello??? is the gddr2 good?
  14. i heard that the 8500gt used 40watt... is that any god.
  15. @ Kiddieboy12: Here is a chart showing the cards relative performance:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-graphics-card,review-31635-6.html

    All these should run on your existing powersupply: 9500/9400/8600/HD4650, anything more (HD4670/9600) is going to overload the PSU, or at least push it to the point where the system becomes unstable.
  16. hope im can trust you, i will get the 9400gt because it has the lower psu, ok, beg for me ;)
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