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Is the ATI Radeon HD4890 compatible with this Computer???

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September 2, 2011 5:48:38 AM

I am curious whether to know if the ATI Radeon HD4890 is compatible with this HP Desktop that I bought:

Specs are here:

HP Pavilion HPE h8m
• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
• AMD Phenom(TM) X4 840T quad-core processor [2.9GHz, 2MB L2 + 6MB L3 shared, up to 4000MHz]
• 8GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]
• FREE UPGRADE to 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 750GB
• No additional office software
• SAVE $30 on Norton Internet Security(TM) 2011 - 15 month
• 1GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6450 [DVI, HDMI. VGA adapter]
• SuperMulti DVD Burner
• Integrated Ethernet port, No wireless LAN
• 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, audio
• No TV Tuner
• Integrated sound
• Premium HP keyboard and optical mouse


If not, What will I need to do to make this compatible for this HP H8M Desktop?
September 2, 2011 6:15:02 AM

It is compatible. Just check you PSU to make sure it can handle the graphics card, but in most cases it wont be able too so I would suggest upgrading the PSU. 500W should be enough, but dont buy a cheap unknown make.
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September 2, 2011 6:15:15 AM

Realistically the only that that will determine it is your PSU. I have the 4890 and it takes a 500W PSU which is above and beyond most standard PSU's from pre built computers. Check what the power supply is, but likely you will need a new PSU to support a 4890 or anything in that same power range.
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September 2, 2011 6:20:47 AM

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It is, but why would u buy such an old card?
and also u might need to upgrade the power supply as most OEM PSUs arent designed to handle a discrete graphics card that needs more than 75watts



Are the PSU's on the My OEM PC upgradeable to 500W???


Another Question: Is the HD6450 an integrated video card?
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September 2, 2011 6:23:32 AM

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It is, but why would u buy such an old card?
and also u might need to upgrade the power supply as most OEM PSUs arent designed to handle a discrete graphics card that needs more than 75watts



I've been hearing that it runs FSX well.


Heard it is a fast video card.
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September 2, 2011 7:06:38 AM

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1. What 500watt are u talking bout?
2. a HD6450 is a discrete card but it's the weakest of the HD6k cards



Im talking about the power supply.
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