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January 23, 2011 5:41:41 PM

Hey guys, I need some help...

I plan on upgrading my computers graphics card soon. Its a HP p6240f. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470. I've seen where people have to upgrade their PSU to be able to upgrade their graphics card. So I was wondering if I have to upgrade my PSU, or if I can just upgrade the graphics card but get a lower model compatible with my computer.

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a c 1317 U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 5:52:57 PM

That computer will not have a big enough PSU to power the GTX470 but it will accept a compatible PSU. In your link they do not state the size of the PSU but I would think it could be good enough for a HD5770 or GTS450. If you can look at the PSU we can confirm!
January 23, 2011 6:06:20 PM

Thanks for the quick response... I'm pretty sure it has a 300W PSU. Also, would the GTS 450 fit in the computer? And, would the GTS 450 be enough?
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a c 1317 U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 6:17:17 PM

Aw! 300watts the best you can run comfortably is HD5670! Whats enough is more or less based on your monitor resolution. If it is high a new PSU and a good mid range card could be the best upgrade.
January 23, 2011 6:40:54 PM

Well, my monitor resolution will probably be 1920x1080. So do you have any recommendations for a good PSU and a good graphics card? I would like to stick to GeForce, but if Radeon has any good ones I would be willing to look at them.
January 23, 2011 7:07:41 PM

You have no idea how helpful you were... Thank you so much. So the GTX 460 and the PSU are compatible with my computer right?
a c 1317 U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 7:11:29 PM

Yes they are since you have a tower.
January 23, 2011 7:17:50 PM

That's great! Thank you.
January 30, 2011 3:36:25 PM

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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 31, 2011 6:14:58 AM

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