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Pavilion Slimline s5220f PC Upgrading Graphics, need help ASAP

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December 25, 2009 11:24:23 PM

Ok, here's the deal. I just got a new Povilion Slimline s5220f PC for X-Mas and found out that it has horrible graphics, and so far from what i've read, it cant be upgraded to be able to handle current day games ( MW2 and such ) so should i keep on trying to find a graphics card suitable for my comp or just return it and try something else? any suggestions soon would be VERY appriciated ^_^ merry christmas to you all.
December 26, 2009 12:53:14 AM

so that would for sure work for this comp? cause from those specs, it seems it would work to play MW2 with no problem. Thanks for the fast reply btw =)
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December 26, 2009 12:57:06 AM

I am not sure of the power consumption on the 9600GT but the HD4650 should run on your current psu. The problems with those slim line computers is getting a bigger psu that fits the case.
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December 26, 2009 1:06:28 AM

sounds like it, i've done some research on the 9600GT and it seems like it would work, only problem is that it would require another fan to cool it down, cause everyone who bought one says it over heats really fast, im doing some research on the HD4650, but it seems to me that its mostly for HDMI, which im not to sure on when im only using a 933 Samsung monitor, and im not very smart on if it would run MW2 very well, it requires Geforce 6600GT / ATI Radeon 1600XT or better so idk if it would run it well
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December 26, 2009 1:15:49 AM

The HD4650 would be close to X1900GT-X1950pro in performance. It matters though with those cards whether they are 64bit or 128 bit.
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December 26, 2009 1:24:14 AM

whats the difference in bit? im a noob to computers in a manner of upgrading them. lol
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December 26, 2009 1:29:23 AM

It is bandwidth of the bus between the memory on the card and the processor. 64 is chocking it down and therefore slowing the card down.
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December 26, 2009 1:34:39 AM

ah, so i would pefer the 128 bit, if it doesnt burn out my comp, otherwise get the 64 so it wont ruin it, correct?
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December 26, 2009 1:45:26 AM

Yes it would that is a good card but again we have to think about power issues it has a 50/50 change on your psu.
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December 26, 2009 1:51:47 AM

so what is the PSU i would have to have to handle it?
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December 26, 2009 2:19:44 AM

so, i would need that, to run that graphics card?
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December 26, 2009 2:25:30 AM

The PSU you already have in there might do it but that one definitely will.
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December 26, 2009 2:30:32 AM

the one i have right now is 220W max
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December 26, 2009 2:32:09 AM

It is doubtful that it will run the 9600GT. It has a half a change with the HD4650
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December 26, 2009 2:36:08 AM

hrm..also, the one you sent me wouldnt work, it doesnt have a PCI Express Connector.
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December 26, 2009 3:15:07 AM

If anyone else has any suggestions, it would be nice to hear some, im open to any ideas, cause im still wondering whether to just return this thing and get a different comp and upgrade it, seems almost easier
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December 26, 2009 4:53:06 AM

Tannerthegamer said:
If anyone else has any suggestions, it would be nice to hear some, im open to any ideas, cause im still wondering whether to just return this thing and get a different comp and upgrade it, seems almost easier

In the long run that is the best idea. The slim line computer are great as space savers for people that do not game. There is a very limited supply of upgrade parts for them.
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