Hi, I own a HP P6610F http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02... and was wondering what GPU I should get (for gaming!). I heard the GeForce GT240 or Radeon 5650 would be good upgrades to the integrated HD 4200. I intend to upgrade my power supply to the max the motherboard will allow (350W). My system only has a single PCIe though. So I'm not sure wether or not theres room in the case for a card requiring two slots. So, what do you guys think? Would either of these work with my system? Any suggestions on which card I should buy? (Does not have to be one of the two!) Any help is much appreciated, Thanks.
First of all 5650 is a gpu made for laptops.Any gpu will work in your system but you have to upgrade your psu to a decent 500watt.Who told you that you cannot install a psu larger than 350watt?
I am aware it is a GPU designed for laptops, but I'm not sure what to look for GPU wise. Which is why I'm here (heh). As for the information I recieved about the motherboard, that was from HP Tech support. When I posed the same question to them. They suggested a GT240, and told me I could only upgrade my power supply to a max of 350W (I intended to buy a Radeon 5750). I was confused by this and asked if it was the PCs housing or otherwise that limited the size of the power supply, and she told me it was my motherboard. Is this information incorrect? Thank you for your assistance.
You somehow locked the thread when i was posting my second comment.When i posted it i got a message 'Sorry this thread is locked'.But now you re-opened it.Why??
It got closed by mistake, that happens sometimes because no-ones infallible. And Dip is correct, it's the case that will dictate the size of PSU you can use not the motherboard, if it were a small desktop case then you might be limited to a 250 - 300w PSU but in a midi tower you should be able to use pretty much anything out there apart from some of the really monster 1.2KW jobbies.
Hm... I doubt casing size is the problem, and if it is, that's easily augmented. However, her exact words were that the motherboard had a limited capacity to support the power supply upgrade. That's what I am curious about, really. Obviously tech support from an official company wouldn't tell you to do certain things (case augmentation)... So is this a problem?
I believe the 5770 would be the best choice for now, as I intend to get other items for overclocking purposes (my friend is rather good at it). I'm curious however, about the 6 pin power set up on that card. Not sure, but I believe I have a PCI-e 2.0, meaning I could run the card without it, but at a lesser capacity, correct? This is my last question, you two have been alot of help. Ah yes, and would a new power supply provide one of these... things?