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November 8, 2011 5:22:59 PM

Since my HD2400 is rather quite bad recently i did some research and found that GT520 from Nvidia is quite good my question thou is would my pc handle it. I've got AMD Athlon || 64 4200+ i have no clue what the motherboard is but i know its from ASUS, and ive gathered that the PSU is 190w. For short its a S3330i from HP. Thank you in advance for you help !

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November 8, 2011 5:34:47 PM

For 190W PSU, I wouldn't dare install any card on the board, you should get a better/bigger PSU, mate...
What is the main purpose of your PC? HTPC? gaming?
November 8, 2011 5:35:02 PM

You'll have to upgrade atleast that PSU for the card to work.

Does the mobo have any PCIE slots?
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November 8, 2011 6:32:07 PM

The main purpose is playing casual games like FIFA and NFS but as I dont really need to have it 1080p I still enjoy them. Now to the problem with the PSU ice checked online and the biggest compatible one was 290 watts, but I guess that's no good either im not really 100% sure as to weather mine was 290 and biggest PSU 390. The reason why I thought I could upgrade was that my current card apparently is rated at around 25 watts and the gt520 is 29 watts it's the one without a fan just some big heatsink. And yes it does have PCI express slot x16, x8 and x1
November 8, 2011 6:37:27 PM

sorry my PSU is actually 160w :-( just checked online
November 8, 2011 6:40:23 PM

... zazaboi.. don't try to install any card or upgrade.
Trash the HP (sorry) and build on of yours.
You will never purchase brand build pc ever~ ^^
Custom build always win~ win~
November 8, 2011 7:01:36 PM

Would that include all the necessary wires/connectors to components
November 8, 2011 7:02:42 PM

Oh and the case is actually tiny compared to normal desktop case it's a slimline pc
November 8, 2011 7:33:32 PM

Open up the case and look for a sticker on the PSU which should specify the form factor, if it's ATX then it'll be fine.

And yes it does have all required connectors and more.
November 8, 2011 7:44:27 PM

Ok thanks a lot but with that PSU what card can I install from the 500 series nvidia
November 8, 2011 9:54:19 PM

any up to a gts550, or maybe a gtx560, but that would be way overkill for your system. A gt520 would be fine for your purposes. BUT there are better cards that you can get at similar price, a a 5670 would be better and use less power too.
November 8, 2011 10:11:47 PM

zazaboi said:
Oh and the case is actually tiny compared to normal desktop case it's a slimline pc

or you can just take the psu out and measure it yourself. if it's somewhere around 5.91" x 5.52" x 3.39", then it's ATX and you can fit that cooler master in it. A HD5670/6670 would be a good card for you