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Graphics card update from integrated GPU

Hi there, i was wondering if this cards will not fry my computer,

this is my pc specs
Originally, HP Pavillion a6640d ( i realize buy prebuilt pcs crap)

https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc [...] ct=3794118

2+ years and still counting

Specs

samsung 320GB hdd
15in1 front card reader
2gb ddr2 ram(1 stick)
sony optiarc DVD-rw
conexant 56K modem ( i take it out coz im not using it)
and psu Bestec 250w

the bestecs psu specs

+12v / 14A -12v/0.8A
+5v / 25A +5vSB 2.5A peak
+3.3v/18A

+5v & +3.3v 165W max
+5V & +12V 218W max

whats the best graphic card can you recommend?

im leaning to
Sapphire HD 5570 1GB HDMI, and Sapphire HD 5450.

whats the best card i can buy? without sacrificing the Whole computer.

btw im running its 20" monitor (1680x1050)

and playing with the intregrated around 800x600 at lowest settings ( duh.. :( )
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  1. 250w? Ouch, Not much room to play with there..
    I would really suggest getting a new PSU, People say those cards will work with it but it would probably be in your best interest not to.
  2. That PSU was made for integrated graphics.
  3. does changing psu with 500w can fry my mobo? im afraid because it is my first time..

    and is it realy hopeless to have discrete GPU? just to up from integrated graphics
  4. Your motherboard won't fry, don't worry about that. Its not really much of a hopelessness from upgrading from a discrete. Which PSU are you going to buy ?
  5. FSP Hexa 80Plus 500w

    but my case is a mid atx case... can this PSU slot nicely to my case??

    and if thats the case im going to buy Gts450..

    do you think its okay to upgrade my E2200? or its too obsolete?
  6. i think i can safely attach the 5570 of 5450 card?

    ican detached the conaxant 56k modem coz im not using it and according to the outervisions psu calculator, (w/ the 56k modem) the 5450 had an additional 3w and in 5570 12w... does it majority affect the labor of my psu?
  7. mid atx case as in the terms ?
    What's your motherboard and your processor socket ?
    Yes your E2200 is a bit old and that GTS 450 might be of a bottleneck. Small one though.
  8. The HD 5570 would be better.
  9. ^greghome's making me hungy talking about sandwiches.
  10. Quote:
    2+ years and still counting

    Specs

    samsung 320GB hdd
    15in1 front card reader
    2gb ddr2 ram(1 stick)
    sony optiarc DVD-rw
    conexant 56K modem ( i take it out coz im not using it)
    and psu Bestec 250w

    the bestecs psu specs

    +12v / 14A -12v/0.8A
    +5v / 25A +5vSB 2.5A peak
    +3.3v/18A

    +5v & +3.3v 165W max
    +5V & +12V 218W max

    whats the best graphic card can you recommend?



    whats the possibility of not running the card? or if i equip the card and, run, im good to go as usual, and does it decrease the life of my psu? the psu labor is bothering me and worst it will junk my whole pc
  11. -thanks greghome.... im learning im a mean way... but still i appreciate the microwave one :)

    im buying the card personally so i can assure the products safeness and to less the freight fee which cost aroung 1/6 of the total price of the car ( cheapskate)

    im planning to keep it maybe around one and a half more year because it can handle my jobs ( programming, sort of gaming( requiring pixel 3.0 for the game) , and web browsing) around 6 hrs a day, will my pc last than long? =)
  12. what are the factors of not having the supplimentary power connections of pcie cards?

    if i have a card that dont require a supplimentary power connector. dost it mean that ican slot any card on 220w without thinking the psu?
    and if i have a card with supp. power. connector, i must look on my psu?


    @ greghome
    does your pentium 4 has last?
  13. @grerghome
    wow! that was a fast reply! i post lately and your ofline..

    does HD5570 can run in my system safely?

    Quote:
    2+ years and still counting

    Specs

    samsung 320GB hdd
    15in1 front card reader
    2gb ddr2 ram(1 stick)
    sony optiarc DVD-rw
    conexant 56K modem ( i take it out coz im not using it)
    and psu Bestec 250w

    the bestecs psu specs

    +12v / 14A -12v/0.8A
    +5v / 25A +5vSB 2.5A peak
    +3.3v/18A

    +5v & +3.3v 165W max
    +5V & +12V 218W max


    im just that paranoid co i dont want my computer to happy new year.

    and the more i research the more im confused..
    on pc wiard the pcie bus seems to be populated but theres no card inserted.
    and the card is pcie2.1 and my mobo is 1.0 i heared there are conflicts
  14. ive search about bios update of the mobo..
    but the only update is nvidia g210 only and
    more bios security

    so my bios rev is 5.11
    and im going to buy the Sapphire HD5570 on my system
  15. -im sorry though..

    hmmm...thank for the help..
    His and Sapphire brands are available but 2.1 is the problem.=(

    .im buying the Sapphire one, what do you think?
  16. any last reactions for the card? im ordering it..

    does Gddr5 or Gddr3 affects the wattage of the card?

    or should i stick to the ddr3 version and low profile one?

    I dont want to gamble my pc..

    and how many wattts does an integrated graphics use?
  17. wew... cant handle?

    so after all Hd 5570 is out?
  18. Quote:
    Dont worry ur PSU cant handle the 5570


    Hd5570 ddr3 low profile is available..

    confusion.. the low profile is PCie 2.0 on sapphires website.

    but on newegg its 2.1
  19. thanks greghome..
    one more thing... can my psu run it without worries?
    and are you sure?


    ubercake! whats your recommendation?
  20. whats the amperage of your 250w PSU?
    just to be sure... cause some has 17A.
    but mine has only 14A
  21. E2200@2.2GHz. What's your native resolution?
  22. @1680X1050 only
  23. It will be in your best intrest to remove that psu. I would go for the 5570
  24. Quote:
    It will be in your best intrest to remove that psu. I would go for the 5570


    i im not to change psu..

    will i have confliks to HD5570? or go down to other like HD 5450?
  25. is theres altenative for HD 5570?
  26. Best answer selected by HP_a6640d.
  27. Thankyou very much :)

    im going to hunt a 5570

    or get a GT340:)
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