Video Card Upgrade

What video card can i use for an upgrade?
Lenovo Think Center
Processor Intel R Core 2 duo E4500@2.2ghz 1.10ghz
Memory 4gb
64 bit operating system
windows 7 ultimate

i know the computer isn't brand new, but i think it has some potential.
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  1. bubbasmithson said:
    What video card can i use for an upgrade?
    Lenovo Think Center
    Processor Intel R Core 2 duo E4500@2.2ghz 1.10ghz
    Memory 4gb
    64 bit operating system
    windows 7 ultimate

    i know the computer isn't brand new, but i think it has some potential.


    Give us the model # of the machine (not the serial) and report back. We would also like what the rating of the psu is if you could look inside for that.
  2. psu 225 watts
    system model 96362PU

    i hope this is right
  3. bubbasmithson said:
    psu 225 watts
    system model 96362PU

    i hope this is right


    Can you confirm if there is a 16x pci-e slot or there being only a pci and a 1x pci-e slot? If there is a 16x plci-e slot a 5450 will be the card of choice for both budget and compatibility. If not your choices are very limited and I suggest that you avoid such systems in the future as low profile systems are less compatible with most hardware on the market such as large graphics cards or add in cards ect.

    Low profile graphics cards only.
  4. You can get a better low profile card than a 5450, while the 5450 is ok.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121441
    HD 6570 1GB $79.99 Its a 480 shader card but its the new 6xxx series that uses less power. It should work ok but is close to the limit for your power supply. It is a gamble and you might need a new power supply. But a 6570 with 480 shaders will give you a decent gaming system where the cpu and gpu are closely matched in power.
    Well good luck.
  5. The other option is to buy a new mid/mini-atx case with a 500 watt power supply and a card like this.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131381R
    HD 4830 512MB $45.99 640 shaders.
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161376
    HD 6450 1GB $51.99 I seen this card, seems like a compromise card between power and speed, fanless card, 160 shaders, should work ok with your powersupply, but i still think trying to run the 6570 is worth the gamble on buying a new powersupply.
  7. where could i purchase that mid/mini-atx case with a 500 watt power supply?
  8. is this the 6750 that would work with my current computer? I think it would be alright if i could just get the most out of the current system i have.

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=322842&CatId=7005
  9. nforce4max said:
    Can you confirm if there is a 16x pci-e slot or there being only a pci and a 1x pci-e slot? If there is a 16x plci-e slot a 5450 will be the card of choice for both budget and compatibility. If not your choices are very limited and I suggest that you avoid such systems in the future as low profile systems are less compatible with most hardware on the market such as large graphics cards or add in cards ect.

    Low profile graphics cards only.



    how would i go about confirming that?

    here are the factory specs
    http://www.superwarehouse.com/Lenovo_ThinkCentre_A55_9636_Desktop/96362PU/ps/1508165
  10. bubbasmithson said:
    how would i go about confirming that?

    here are the factory specs
    http://www.superwarehouse.com/Lenovo_ThinkCentre_A55_9636_Desktop/96362PU/ps/1508165


    1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x1 - half-length, full-height
    1 ( 1 ) x PCI - half-length, full-height
    2 ( 1 ) x memory - DIMM 240-pin
    1 ( 0 ) x processor - LGA775 Socket

    From the very link that you posted. Just remove the side panel and look at what slots are actually there on the board. If you need to look up what slots there are and what they look like then it will be a great help to you. This list is actually short over all.
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