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Video upgrade HP a1637c

Hello, what video card would be a good upgrade for my HP a1637c.Will I need to get a better power supply? I play alot of World of Warcraft and want better graphics without spending a fortune. Thanks for any suggestions.
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    If your PSU is 300 watts you can run cards like HD4670, HD5570, HD5670 or GT240, any stronger card would need a PSU upgrade. The HD5670 is the most powerful of those http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102871
  2. You have 1 PCI-Express x 16 slot available, since you're currently using Geforce 6 series integrated graphics.

    Getting a better power supply will depend on what video card you choose. If you choose a video card that has a connector for hooking up an external power source, you will need a better power supply as the one that's currently in your system is sub-par.

    I would recommend getting a 550 watt PSU with a mid range graphics card, something like a 5750, maybe a 5770 if you want. A GTS 250 would be good too. (This of course depends on the resolution you're playing games at, what detail settings, etc)

    Also to note, with an upgraded video card, your CPU might then become your slowest component.
  3. borisof007 said:
    You have 1 PCI-Express x 16 slot available, since you're currently using Geforce 6 series integrated graphics.

    Getting a better power supply will depend on what video card you choose. If you choose a video card that has a connector for hooking up an external power source, you will need a better power supply as the one that's currently in your system is sub-par.

    I would recommend getting a 550 watt PSU with a mid range graphics card, something like a 5750, maybe a 5770 if you want. A GTS 250 would be good too. (This of course depends on the resolution you're playing games at, what detail settings, etc)

    Also to note, with an upgraded video card, your CPU might then become your slowest component.



    Boris,
    Just wanted to thank you for your valuable info, it is appreciated. Your answer did not get chosen as the best answer simply because it did not provide the cheapest route to get where I wanted to be. It does provide me with some info that I may need in the near future. Thanks!
  4. Best answer selected by Bangabong.
  5. rolli59 said:
    If your PSU is 300 watts you can run cards like HD4670, HD5570, HD5670 or GT240, any stronger card would need a PSU upgrade. The HD5670 is the most powerful of those http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102871


    Thanks for your answer. It best shows me a cheap way to get where I want to be.
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