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November 28, 2010 2:39:08 AM

I was wondering if upgrading a Compaq Presario SR2030NX with a 7700GS is worth it.

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November 28, 2010 2:40:49 AM

I was wondering what GPU I could get for a Compaq Presario SR2030NX that has only a 250W PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 4:40:00 AM

I did a good research on your PC and all the available GPU's and I think your best choice would be an ATI RADEON HD 5570 with GDDR5 to be safe. Other cards either consume more power, or are less powerful. If you can't find a GDDR5 version, then go for the GDDR3.

The more powerful and more power consuming card is 5670, but I would not risk that if I were you.

The less power consuming and very safe GPU is 5450, but it is less powerfull. Your choice :) 
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 8:57:25 AM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...
Is that your PC?

Well, unless you find a very very cheap 7700GS then you can go for it, but if you can't then better save your money to build a whole new system, since your PC is very old, it's wasting money to spend money to upgrade that system...
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 9:01:06 AM

^+1
For 250W PSU then HD5570 is a good choice, any card higher than that will risky cause low powered PSU.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 9:40:10 AM

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  • 7700GS: Yes or No?
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    a b U Graphics card
    November 28, 2010 1:27:26 PM

    I can't find ANY information on the 7700GS. Could anyone supply me with a link?
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    November 28, 2010 2:39:24 PM

    Sorry just checked again what the GPU was and it is actually a 7200GS.
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    November 28, 2010 2:39:49 PM

    Would an HD5570 be a better choice than this?
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    a c 189 U Graphics card
    November 28, 2010 2:50:43 PM

    HD5570 is far away better than 7200GS.
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    a c 173 U Graphics card
    November 28, 2010 2:58:06 PM

    Facedesk <.<

    7600gs -.-

    Come on folks :/ 

    The 5570 is about as good as it gets for a 250w psu.
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    a b U Graphics card
    November 28, 2010 3:07:41 PM

    Yes, it would be a MUCH better choice in terms of performance. Here is what information I have:
    ATI RADEON HD5570 (max TDP 39W)
    ATI RADEON HD5450 (max TDP 19.1)

    The 5570 is much better, but it can use up to 20W more. I think your psu should handle the 5570.
    The 7200GS is nowhere near the 5570. Even the 5450 is better than 7200GS.
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    December 5, 2010 2:43:04 AM

    Everywhere I look the minimum power requirements for a 5570 is 400+.
    I only have a 250w PSU.
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    a b U Graphics card
    December 5, 2010 2:05:57 PM

    Get the HD 5450 if you want to be safe :) 
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    December 5, 2010 2:19:22 PM

    Best answer selected by cascan07454.
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    a c 272 U Graphics card
    December 5, 2010 8:57:00 PM

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