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August 9, 2009 12:59:33 AM

Morning all,
I hope someone can help me please I want to upgrade my card and PSU see below my CP spec

Compaq Presario SR5085AN Desktop PC - Product Specification

Product number
GB225AA
Introduction date
22-Mar-2007
Hardware
Base processor
Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz (65W)
• 2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
• Socket AM2
Chipset
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Motherboard
• Manufacturer: ECS
• Motherboard Name: MCP61PM-HM
• HP/Compaq motherboard name: Nettle-GL8E
Memory
2 GB
Speed supported PC2-4200 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

Hard drive
• 320 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
• 7200 rpm
Video Graphics
GeForce 7600GS
• 512 MB DDR memory
• I/O Ports: S-Video, DVI-I, DVI-I
Expansion slots

PCI Two (One available)
PCI Express x1 One (One available)
Technologies
• AMD Live
• Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Media Center
Power Supply
Model: HP-D3057F3H
Make: HIPRO
AC input (47-63Hz) 100-127V/6A
DC output +5V=/25A , +12V=19A
Output Power 300W

Thanks
OM

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August 9, 2009 2:31:11 AM

You should be able to upgrade to any new graphics card provided you obtain a better power supply and make sure the card can fit into your case.

:) 

AFG.

August 9, 2009 9:50:50 PM

Thank you AFG,
I was thinking of getting a 9600gt & 550W PSU, the only trouble is I have looked everywhere for the dimensions (HxLxW) no luck. Do you know of a website I could visit.
Thanks once again
OM
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2009 10:37:38 PM

A good choice for a replacement power supply would be the Antec Earthwatts series.
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NjU=

5.9" wide x 3.4" high x 5.5" long for the Antec Earthwatts 500w.

There are some low powered graphic cards that would run fine on your present 300w power supply and give you a bit better performance then the GeForce 7600GS you're using now. The HD4670 or the low powered version of the 9600GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you do replace the power supply, you could go with a more powerful card then the 9600GT. Here's a graphic card hierarchy chart to show the relative positions of different cards.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...
a c 107 U Graphics card
August 10, 2009 12:30:19 AM

What about a 4770. it may draw all the power it needs from the mother boards pci-e slot even though it requires a plug in.
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2009 1:58:54 AM

His current card, the GeForce 7600GS pulls about 25- 30 watts at load. The HD4670 pulls about 60-65 watts and the 9600GT pulls about the same. The low powered 9600GT is probably (i can't find stats for it) pulling the upper 50s. The HD4770 pulls 80w.
http://mark.zoomcities.com/images/gfx/GFXpowerchartbybr...
August 10, 2009 3:56:21 AM

Thanks everyone,
I am going out to compare prices on cards & PSU being from Australia Queensland Townsville, I think my credit card is going to get hit hard.

Once again thank you all, I will keep you updated on what I get.
OM
August 10, 2009 12:13:53 PM

G'day matey from NSW,

Don't forget to use sites like statice, very, very good for finding a snappa of a bargain.

Just make sure if you do take out a loan, you can repay the debt without interest.

AFG.
a c 107 U Graphics card
August 10, 2009 12:20:53 PM

dirtmountain said:
His current card, the GeForce 7600GS pulls about 25- 30 watts at load. The HD4670 pulls about 60-65 watts and the 9600GT pulls about the same. The low powered 9600GT is probably (i can't find stats for it) pulling the upper 50s. The HD4770 pulls 80w.
http://mark.zoomcities.com/images/gfx/GFXpowerchartbybr...


The 4770's faster, cooler and quieter. The pci-e slot provides 75watts of power by itself.
August 11, 2009 12:47:13 AM

I have spent the last day looking at prices and I have come up with the following:

Power Supply
Corsair 550W VX-550 ATX Power Supply =$156.00 AUD including transport.
Antec 500W EarthWatts ATX Power Supply =136.00 AUD including transport.
Antec 550W Basiq ATX Power Supply =129.40 AUD including transport.

Video Card
Sapphire PCIe 2.0 HD4850 512MB Toxic =$187.60 AUD including transport.
Asus EN9600GT/HTDI/1G =$198.10 AUD including transport.
Asus EN9800GT HB/HTDI/512M GeForce 9800GT/DDR3 =$178.30 AUD including.
XFX PCIe 2.0 9600GSO 1.5GB Far Cry 2 =$183.20 AUD including.

I will be playing ARMA2 & ARMA this upgrade is the last for this case, I will then hand it down to my son when I have built my own rig. So any suggestion on the above would be much appreciated.
I would once again like to thank you all for taking the time in giving me your advice

OM
a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2009 12:58:41 AM

I'm not a fan of the Antec Basiq, it's their low priced bargain power supply with fewer connectors. Either of the other 2 are great power supplies, with the Corsair edging out the 500w earthwatts, but at $20 more it's a toss up. The best bargain for graphic card is the Sapphire HD4850 at $188. It's a pretty big step down to the 9800GT which would be my 2nd choice.

So Antec Earthwatts 500w and Sapphire HD4850 win.
August 12, 2009 10:11:19 PM

Thanks dirtmountain & swifty,
I have ordered your recommendation dirt, hoping it will be up here next week.
Once again thanks for your time and effort.

OM
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