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Advice needed for low profile graphics cards!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 8, 2010 2:17:52 AM

hi all

i recently purchased an HP pavillion slimline with a Q8400 quad, specs here:

its has a PCIe x16 slot for the graphics card and currently has a nvidia G210 in it. I'm looking to upgrade but realise my choices are limited as 1) its a mini tower and 2) i think the PSU is only rated 220w.

what are my choices for cards? id like to get something that has comparable performance to the HD4850 or 9800GT. would i have to upgrade the PSU?

a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2010 10:41:15 AM

If you want a good gaming GPU, you will need to upgrade both the PSU and case...
Half height GPU's are prety basic, definatly not gaming cards.
a c 130 U Graphics card
February 8, 2010 11:17:50 AM

This Sparkle 9800GT would work, but you would definitely need to upgrade the power supply. That may make it not worth the effort.

-Wolf sends