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Is my graphics card holding back my computer?

Hello! :)

So I have a Hp Pavillion http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/150005/HP/VT661AA.asp

It can only play Black Ops on lowest settings and lowest res and I was just wondering if the ATI HD Radeon 5450 it has is holding it back, because I heard that graphics card isn't for gaming. The processor and ram looks good enough, but I'm no expert in this area.

If it is holding my PC back can anyone recommend a better graphics card for me to buy and replace it with?

Thank you
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  1. absolutely
    if you want to upgrade your gpu, then you will need a new power supply.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    thats a great start without knowing your budget, which would be nice in determining what to recommend
  2. how much is your money?
    5770 is good gpu
  3. around 150-200
  4. what resolution are you gaming at?
  5. budget is quitely high then pick out gtx560ti.
  6. 150-200 isnt enough for a 560Ti with a power supply
  7. selling old one will recover money for 560ti am i right
  8. id like to game at a resolution greater than 800x600 :S. By the way thank you all for your responses, I have more one more question.. is it hard to replace the PSU? And can my case fit most graphics card? i dont wana buy one then realise it doesnt fit :P
  9. pro-gamer said:
    selling old one will recover money for 560ti am i right

    not by a long shot
  10. banned_03 said:
    id like to game at a resolution greater than 800x600 :S. By the way thank you all for your responses, I have more one more question.. is it hard to replace the PSU? And can my case fit most graphics card? i dont wana buy one then realise it doesnt fit :P

    what resolution is your monitor native?that helps more than just above 800x600 which is the lowest possible
  11. FlintIronStagg said:
    what resolution is your monitor native?that helps more than just above 800x600 which is the lowest possible

    1440x900
  12. upgrade to 6670 OC for non-power supply upgrade and case also can include it.
  13. pro-gamer said:
    selling old one will recover money for 560ti am i right

    well you can get a new 5450 for $30. i dont think anyone would buy a used one for more than $15.
  14. Best answer
    no that i know your budget/resolution, im going to recommend
    Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016 49.99 w/rebate
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131397 109.99 w/rebate
    at your resolution, this should play everything very well
  15. +1 for above post
  16. Best answer selected by banned_03.
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