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October 1, 2010 4:56:38 AM

Hello, I have motherboard of Foxconn MCP73M01H1 (Napa). I just wanted to know which kind of graphics card it can support with how much RAM and speed. Please give some examples
a b V Motherboard
October 1, 2010 11:39:58 AM

Your board has a X16 PCIe Slot. This means you can run any newish graphics card out. For me to give good examples I need to know your budget, though below is an example:

ATI HD5770 1GB $130

The board supports a MAX a 2GB Memory sticks and can hold 2 of them for a MAX of 4GB of memory. These are DDR2 with a max speed of 800MHz.

If your PC is an OEM (Dell, HP, etc) then you will probably require a power supply for any graphics card you get.

Hope that helps.

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October 1, 2010 4:25:09 PM

Thanks for your reply, by the way what do you mean by power supply, is it I/O voltage?
I/O Voltage 1.100 - 1.288 V
Typical Power 95 W @ 2.33 GHz
by budget is $ 170
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a b V Motherboard
October 2, 2010 11:28:35 AM

Hello, glad that was useful.

In your PC is a PSU (power supply unit), it converts the AC input from the wall to DC and outputs a few different voltages to the PC. These voltages are 3.3V, 5V and 12V. A power supply has a "max" amount of power (measured in watts) it can put out. The typical PSU ranges from 350W to 750W, then some high end ones can run up to around 1500W. The more the power the more you can expect to pay. A normal PC without a big graphics card can run easily on 350W and a PC with a single mid range graphics card can run generally on 500W. Prices range from around $40 to $100.

OEMs (Dell, HP, etc) use the smallest PSU they can to save on money. Why would you use a PSU that has more power then in needed? This is not good for upgrading (which they do not care about). Also the PSUs they use are bad quality.

When buying a PSU you MUST get a quality one. These are much more expensive though they are worth it and you should NEVER buy a bad one. Good PSUs can be hard to pick as even some of the good brands make bad PSUs. The size PSU required depends on the GPU mainly.

Could you tell me what CPU you have and how much RAM as these could be a bottleneck to your system and thus upgrading the GPU won't increase performance overly. Also what resolution do you run at.

For your budget the GTX 460 768MB is the best choice, it costs $169:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Though the HD 5770 is a very close contender and with a nice price of $120 it has much better value. I'm not sure on your use but I would choose this one, it also allows you to get a PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Was the $170 budget for a new PSU as well? If so then you will have to go with the HD5770 so that you can afford a new PSU. Do you need me to recommend one?

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October 5, 2010 5:39:22 AM

Iam using a compaq CQ3080IX CPU with 2gb RAM. Is it really necessary to get a new PSU to use these graphics cards? If so than I would be happy if you recommend .
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October 5, 2010 7:21:30 AM

Hello sorry but I cannot find any specs on that PC. Could you either find it on the web or download CPUZ and tell me the CPU and what type of RAM (DDR1/2/3).

More RAM is also somewhat required, without it your performance will suffer. A 2GB DDR3 stick should run you around $50.

Does the PC have a graphics card already? You can tell by where you plug the monitor into the PC, to you plug it in where the USB ports are. Or do you plug it in lower where the expansion bays are?

You will probably have to get a new PSU to run these graphics cards. Even if you could run them you could be risking your whole PC.

Is the $170 budget just for the GPU or is it for this whole upgrade?

Be patient we will arrive at a conclusion soon.
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October 6, 2010 5:20:34 AM

here are the specs of my pc
Processor- Intel core 2 quad Q8200 @2.33 GHz
Ram - 2gb DDR2
Graphics- Geforce 7100/ Nvidia nforce 630i (600Mhz , 128 Mb)

Hope this helps.
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a b V Motherboard
October 6, 2010 7:31:58 AM

Ok thanks, though you still didn't tell me what your budget is. I will assume that $170 is your complete budget for everything.

Your CPU should be good enough for a HD5770.

Your RAM will limit your performance so it should really be upgraded, your choices are adding 1GB or 2. You may have a 32 bit OS so adding 2GB for a total of 4GB will only give you 3.3GB of useable RAM. It has also been shown that 3GB is enough memory for all "normal" uses. Also 1GB sticks are half the price of the 2GB ones so you save a fair amount of money.

$20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD5770 $120 with mail in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 500W $45 with mail in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $185

You could skip the RAM if you cannot afford it and get it later.

Hope that helps.
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October 6, 2010 10:02:42 AM

Best answer selected by sri_krishna.
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January 21, 2013 4:40:24 AM

I wanted to upgrade my graphic card..
I already have one NVIDIA Geforce 7100 / nForce 630i (128Mb)....
It is an on-board graphic card.

My specs are ---->
Desktop model : HP Pavilion a6640in
Motherboard : Foxconn MCP 73m01h1 Napa HP P/N
Processor : Intel Core2Duo E7300 @ 2.66Ghz
RAM : 2 x DDR2 2Gb PC2-6400 800Mhz (4GB RAM)
HDD : 820GB (320+500)

If there is any other requirement please help.....
Please send the list of compatible graphic card......
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