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Removing s5510y graphics card

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August 9, 2011 5:40:09 AM

Hi, I have a Hp Slimline s5510y desktop. I am new to the world of taking computers apart and was wondering how to take my NVIDIA Geforce 6150 SE graphics card out so I can upgrade it. Does anyone recommend a better graphics card for under $200? I was thinking about buying the EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card from newegg.com. Is there a better one? Also, by upgrading my graphics card do I need a new power supply?

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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 6:31:19 AM

list your full system specs so we can help you more.

6150 SE is an integrated graphics chip, it cannot be removed. What you can do is add a discrete card to your motherboard. For this you need to make sure your motherboard has a PCI-E x16 slot. You also need to make sure you power supply has enough power to accomodate whatever new card you add in. (or replace your power supply).

The gtx 460 is an excellent card, but you wouldn`t want to put it in an ancient system otherwise you would be wasting money. Let us know your full system specs including your monitor resolution so we can give you more specefic help.
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August 9, 2011 2:40:41 PM

Motherboard
M2N68-LA (Narra5)
Manufacturer: Pegatron
Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2
Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
Processor socket: AM2+
Expansion Slots:

1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
2 PCI Express x1 slots
1 PCI slot

Processor
AMD Athlon II X2 240

Operating speed: Up to 2.8 GHz
Number of cores: 2
Socket: AM3
Bus speed: 4000 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

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Memory
3 GB

Amount: 3 GB
Speed: PC2-6400 MB/sec

Video graphics
Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.

Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE
Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*

NOTE: *Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.

Sound/Audio
Integrated Realtek ALC888S Audio
*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.

Number of channels: 6
Audio CODEC: ALC888S
Maximum bit depth: up to 24-bit
Maximum sample rate: up to 192,000 Hz
Supports SPDIF digital

Networking
LAN: 10-Base-T

Interface: Integrated into motherboard
Technology: Realtek RTL8201N
Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s
Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet

Hard drive
640 GB

Size: 640 GB
Interface: SATA
Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology drive

Computer Case
Slimline

Power Supply
220W
220W power supply (100V-240V)
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August 9, 2011 3:23:28 PM

You need to measure the length and heigth of the slot you plan to put it in, then see if your power supply has the power and then see if thats swappable. Your case probably doesnt have enough airflow so you might have to add a fan or two.

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a b α HP
August 9, 2011 4:24:54 PM

You cannot uninstall the 6150. It's an integrated chipset. You may need to disable it in BIOS, but it probably disables itself once a discrete graphics card is detected. The 220 watt power supply you have isn't going to power anything above the very low-end of discrete cards and given that this is a slimline PC, it's probably not going to be easy replacing it.

-Wolf sends
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2011 6:01:03 PM

Personally, I would say if you have the money it is time for a completely new system. If you wanted to upgrade your current system, you would also have to replace the power supply and you would still be held back by your processor. I would go with something custom made if you are interested in gaming.
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August 9, 2011 9:40:52 PM

Thanks everyone. You all were very helpful. I might just get a custom system.
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