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Will a GTS 250 1gb fit inside a HP Pavilion a6640a?

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February 16, 2010 5:33:20 AM

I'm planning on upgrading my aged HP Pavilion a6640a 's graphics card ( Currently a nvidia 8400) to a GTS 250 1gb. Can you guys please tell me if this is going to work or fail miserably. I know how to replace a graphics card, I've done it before but I haven't upgraded a HP Pavillion a6640a with a GTS 250 before . I just need to know, will it work? If it doesn't work, I'm willing to use another graphics card like a ATI 5750 1gb. I have a budget of around 150 dollars. Thanks guys...
a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 12:12:13 PM

according to google it has only a 300w power supply, im afraid that your power supply is too weak. if you dont wanna change it you may be better off looking at a radeon 4670 or something like that.
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February 16, 2010 12:35:44 PM

upontheroof said:
I'm planning on upgrading my aged HP Pavilion a6640a 's graphics card ( Currently a nvidia 8400) to a GTS 250 1gb. Can you guys please tell me if this is going to work or fail miserably. I know how to replace a graphics card, I've done it before but I haven't upgraded a HP Pavillion a6640a with a GTS 250 before . I just need to know, will it work? If it doesn't work, I'm willing to use another graphics card like a ATI 5750 1gb. I have a budget of around 150 dollars. Thanks guys...

It should fit no problem
but as mentioned above you will need a better powersupply,
I'm running a GTS 250 with a 550 watt PSU and it's plenty good.
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February 16, 2010 6:12:03 PM

Then do you know a good way to upgrade your power supply? or alternatively do you know a graphics card that requires less power but has the same or slight inferior performance? Can you even upgrade your power supply on a HP pavillion a6640a?
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February 16, 2010 6:38:32 PM

How about a thermaltake lite power 500? Will that fit inside a HP Pavillion and function sucessfully? If not could you please suggest a PSU around 100 dollars and cheaper please, sorry I'm on a tight budget. I've heard that all PSUs are the same size but of different wattage.
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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 6:52:35 PM

The EA500 is more than enough for a single GTS 250, it has been awarded as the most reliable PSU in the price-range..

I currently have an EA500 powering a BFG GTS 250 (1GB) in an old Dell XPS 400..

Take a look.....



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February 16, 2010 7:59:21 PM

How much is a good price for an antec earthwatts, the one that im looking at is 650 watts for 110 AUD. Is that a good price?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 8:07:46 PM

Once you get the PSU sorted I would recommend the HD5750 over the GTS 250. It's slightly faster, DX11 and much more power efficient.
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February 16, 2010 8:16:11 PM

If i buy the HD 5750, can i buy a cheaper PSU because overall i have a budget of 260 AUD to spend on both the PSU and the graphics card. I don't like the Earthwatts because its slightly too expensive (round 110 AUD), i found a thermaltake lite 500 watts for 60 AUD, or a thermaltake lite 600 watt for 75AUD. Would any of them work with a GTS 250 or ATI HD 5750? Also would any of these combinations fit inside an HP Pavillion A6640A?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 8:23:37 PM

An HD5750 is very low power and will work with any 400w PSU of a quality brand. Thermaltake isn't a great brand but they aren't bad and the 500w should be fine for that card. OvrClkr seems more conversant with what PSUs will fit well in your case however, I don't know if the Thermaltake will be ok in that regard.
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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 8:39:46 PM

These are the dimensions of the "Thermaltake W0379RU TR2 Series Power Supply - 500 Watts"....

5.5" x 5.9" x 3.4"

measure your current PSU and find out for yourself =)
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February 16, 2010 8:42:31 PM

Is a HD 5750 the same as a 1 GB 5750 or is HD an entirely different brand of graphics cards. Also could you recommend an PSU thats cheaper than the earthwatts but works just as well or slightly mroe inferior? If not I'll just buy the Earthwatts.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 8:47:19 PM

Even the 380w antec earthwatts should be fine for the HD5750 is that is selling at a more reasonable price for you.
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February 16, 2010 8:54:34 PM

Sorry, the place im buying from doesnt stock the 380w earthwatts, how about a huntkey rock 500 watts for 50 AUD. Or a coolermaster extremepower 500 for like 50AUD
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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 9:52:51 PM

Yea, you can get by with the extreme-power but make sure you measure your current PSU just to make sure it fits flush.
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February 17, 2010 3:38:42 AM

Oops sorry I forgot to ask about the ATI 5750, will that fit into my HP Pavillion?
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February 17, 2010 4:51:29 AM

Ok, Ive checked my power supply, but i didn't measure because i couldn't take it out because of the screws (I have screw drivers but I don't know where cause my dad isn't home sorry). My power supply is a Bestec ATX 300 12Z with a wattage of 300 watts. Can anyone find me the dimensions of this PSU or better yet tell me if the CoolerMaster extreme power 460 will fit inside my Harddrive? Thanks guys.
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February 17, 2010 4:53:12 AM

Ok never mind it fits, I measured it myself, thanks anyway guys (I mean the power supply fits not the graphics card, I havent found the specs for the graphics cards yet). Is the ATI HD 5750 same size as GTS 250, if not then will it fit inside a HP pavillion a6640a?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 12:25:07 PM

The HD5750 is quite short, generally 7-7.5"
If any decent video card is going to fit it would be that one.
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February 17, 2010 8:58:34 PM

Does anyone know the dimensions of a nvidia 8400 because thats one im using right now? I probaly had around 2 inches of space left. Actually, heres my motherboard specs.

Motherboard: MSI Boston
Bus Type: Intel Agtl+
Bush Width: 64 bit+
So will it fit a GTS 250, or a HD 5750?

According to the motherboard website, it says that it supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards. Is there anything I should know about this?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 11:15:01 PM

The slot is fine.
From what I'm seeing the the 8400GS is 6.5" while the GTS 250 is 9" so it may be a tight fit. The HD5750 should work however and like I said earlier it's better card.
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February 17, 2010 11:18:38 PM

AWESOME, I was so scared that it wasn't going to fit inside the motherboard! THANKS SO MUCH JYJJY, OVRCLkR and everyone who contributed!! End of thread, yay im getting my graphics card today!
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 11:34:40 PM

im glad it worked out for you, keep us posted if you run into any other issues...
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February 18, 2010 6:36:14 AM

NO GODDAMN SHITE, IT IS NOT END OF THREAD!! I bought a ATI 5770 instead becuse they had no 5750s, also instead of the thermaltake lite power, i got an Asus 500e/550w. I think i installed the graphics card right, and the PSU right but when I turn on the PC, there no POWER WHAT SO EVER... I've tried everything, I don't know whether the installation on my part was wrong or the PSU itself is faulty, is there some way I could test the PSU for faultiness, or at least give me some tips on how to install a PSU even though I think I installed it right!
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 18, 2010 8:45:58 AM

Basically you connect all the cables from the new PSU into the same spots they were plugged into before from the old PSU. Your new card also needs a 6-pin power connector that your 8400GS didn't have. That's about it.
This may be a stupid question but there is usually a power switch on the back of the PSU... is it on?
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February 18, 2010 9:54:20 AM

Ok, never mind about the power, I fixed it. But when i insert my drivers disk, the disk that came with the graphics card. There is no driver installation on it, only the installation for some program called Bumptop, which I am pretty sure is not the driver for the graphics card. Also my resolution menu won't let me change back to my old 1440 by 900, is there a way I can do that? Finally, I kind of forgot to uninstall my old graphics driver before I took out the old graphics card. Is there going to be any serious repercussions or consequences for uninstalling my old graphics card drivers whilst my new graphics card is in the hard drive?
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a b U Graphics card
February 18, 2010 2:16:14 PM

upontheroof said:
Ok, never mind about the power, I fixed it. But when i insert my drivers disk, the disk that came with the graphics card. There is no driver installation on it, only the installation for some program called Bumptop, which I am pretty sure is not the driver for the graphics card. Also my resolution menu won't let me change back to my old 1440 by 900, is there a way I can do that? Finally, I kind of forgot to uninstall my old graphics driver before I took out the old graphics card. Is there going to be any serious repercussions or consequences for uninstalling my old graphics card drivers whilst my new graphics card is in the hard drive?


Never use the CD that comes with theu GPU, it will ALWAYS be outdated, to this date I still don't understand why we get a CD with our cards

When you are upgrading the GPU the first thing you do is get rid of ALL your display drivers/third party software. Use driver sweeper if needed, remove the card, install the new card, download and install the new drivers and you are done [:jaydeejohn:5]
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 18, 2010 4:32:04 PM

Yes
1 DL the latest catalyst control center from the ATI website
2 uninstall the Nvidia drivers
3 restart
4 run driver sweeper
5 install catalyst control center
6 fiddle with settings/resolution as desired
You don't need to reinstall the 8400GS to do this if the HD5770 is already in there.
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February 18, 2010 6:49:50 PM

Sorry, this might be a stupid quesiton, but what is the drive sweeper? Also, I installed the latest drivers from the ATI website, I tested Call of Duty 6 on max graphics and there was no lag what so ever. However everytime I turn on my computer, the resolution is 800 by 600, even though I set the resolution to be 1440 by 1020 just previously. Therefore it is very irritating to reset the resolution to 1440 to 1020 everytime I turn on the computer. Is there a way to permanently make my resolution 1440 by 1020 everytime I turn on the computer. Also is there a way to create a 1440 by 900 resolution because I am familiar with the 1440 by 900 resolution?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 18, 2010 7:15:35 PM

If you don't have the drivers installed you need to do so. Driver sweeper is a free program that removes all lingering parts of the drivers that may be left behind by the regular uninstaller.
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February 18, 2010 10:48:20 PM

What about the resolution of the computer, is there something I can do for it to make it 1440 by 900.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 18, 2010 10:56:39 PM

I don't think that will be a problem once you have the drivers properly installed
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February 18, 2010 11:03:54 PM

But ive already installed catalyst drivers from ATI, also I've deleted the old Nvidia drivers...
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a b U Graphics card
February 18, 2010 11:38:40 PM

Did you run Driver sweeper to delete ALL the leftover files? If this is not done correctly you will endup troubleshooting forever....
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