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Graphics card that will work with 250w power supply

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December 12, 2010 4:22:27 PM

Hi there im new with have to upgrade a computer and really have no clue what to go with. I have read some stuff about replacing the graphics card and it seems like all answers point to replacing my power supply also. I am on a pretty tight budget $150 or less. I have an HP p6120f it has direct x 11 and has a pci express X16 express slot but only has a 250w power supply. I read in a forum that recomended the xfx- HD465xzDF2 but as i was looking and minimum requirements it said 400w power supply will this work? and if not does anybody have a suggestion on what would work at least for the time being. My current graphics card doesnt support transform and lighting and that is what my true problem is. couldnt get on fall out new vegas and also wow is starting to give me the black screen freeze. also operating system is vista home premium and the processor is pentium (R) dual core E6300@2.50ghz (2 cpu) with 8gb RAM. i dont know if this will be enough information to work with but i would appriciate the help thanks>
December 12, 2010 4:25:55 PM

also what i have seen hp has something different with the connectors from power supply to the other components. Maybe im just reading all the wrong things but is there a power supply that would be compatible with my hp straight out of the box that costs between 50 - 75 dollars or lower. thanks again
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December 12, 2010 7:56:21 PM

cpunoob87 said:
Hi there im new with have to upgrade a computer and really have no clue what to go with. I have read some stuff about replacing the graphics card and it seems like all answers point to replacing my power supply also. I am on a pretty tight budget $150 or less. I have an HP p6120f it has direct x 11 and has a pci express X16 express slot but only has a 250w power supply. I read in a forum that recomended the xfx- HD465xzDF2 but as i was looking and minimum requirements it said 400w power supply will this work? and if not does anybody have a suggestion on what would work at least for the time being. My current graphics card doesnt support transform and lighting and that is what my true problem is. couldnt get on fall out new vegas and also wow is starting to give me the black screen freeze. also operating system is vista home premium and the processor is pentium (R) dual core E6300@2.50ghz (2 cpu) with 8gb RAM. i dont know if this will be enough information to work with but i would appriciate the help thanks>


gma 3100 has dx11 feature? that's the first time i heard...

anyway the case is small so there's not much card you can install plus the psu is so weak that is questionable to run even just the spec itself stable. since it's a prebuilt system there's not much we can do to help you because if you change any part inside the case you will facing void warranty.
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December 12, 2010 8:29:34 PM


all i really know is that in dxdiag it tells me i have a directx 11. i got the computer cause it was cheap im not very concerned about the warranty im just looking for a graphics card that will do transform and lighting and will work with the 250w power supply that i have to work with since this computer is turning out to be a waste of money.
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December 12, 2010 10:42:34 PM

Dxdiag is just refering to which version of DirectX is installed on the PC regardless of the video card.

I recommend a low profile HD 5570.
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December 12, 2010 10:45:51 PM

jaguarskx said:
Dxdiag is just refering to which version of DirectX is installed on the PC regardless of the video card.

I recommend a low profile HD 5570.


5570 is 300 rated....the best card that can get will be 4550 or 5450 which both barely meet the requirement but i say 4350/8400gs (g98) will be much safer choice.
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December 12, 2010 10:52:02 PM

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even though not DX11 I'd rather have the GT240 nVidia over the HD5570..
If not going to get something like the HD5670 then get the GT240 DDR5 version..


dude....you don't run card like 5670/gt240 on that 250w psu...these are 400w rated card and basically not suitable for the system like that.
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December 13, 2010 10:34:51 PM

thanks for the help guys i appriciate it : )
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January 1, 2011 4:29:27 AM

Best answer selected by cpunoob87.
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