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GPU Upgrade from ATi Radeon HD 4650

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February 6, 2012 8:58:30 PM

I have a ATi Radeon HD 4650 currently on my a6602f.
What I want to know is what is the best upgrade from this video card.

You can check my other specs on the site here
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...
I have a 300 W PSu, so graphics cards with no power connectors will probably be best. Please correct me otherwise.

Here are some more specs

Amd Phenom 8550 TM @ 2.2 Ghz
6 gb DDr2 ram

I obviously want a better graphics card with better FPS in demanding games.
What are some good options?

Thanks in advance!
a c 259 U Graphics card
February 6, 2012 11:26:36 PM

About the fastest card that doesn't require a PCIe power cable would be the HD 6670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If your 300W PSU has a PCIe 6 pin power cable, you may be able to use something like a HD 6750*. It uses about 86W at average 3D usage. Peak wattage will be a bit more. At 86W the current draw would be about 7.17Amp (86W/+12V)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
* But check this PSU calculator to see if your 300W PSU can handle it along with everything else it's powering. And check the nameplate on the PSU to be sure it has the necessary +12V amperage rating for that card.
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

Here is a hierarchy chart of graphic cards: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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February 12, 2012 3:59:09 PM

clutchc said:
About the fastest card that doesn't require a PCIe power cable would be the HD 6670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If your 300W PSU has a PCIe 6 pin power cable, you may be able to use something like a HD 6750*. It uses about 86W at average 3D usage. Peak wattage will be a bit more. At 86W the current draw would be about 7.17Amp (86W/+12V)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
* But check this PSU calculator to see if your 300W PSU can handle it along with everything else it's powering. And check the nameplate on the PSU to be sure it has the necessary +12V amperage rating for that card.
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

Here is a hierarchy chart of graphic cards: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


Will any of those cards bottleneck my pc?
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February 12, 2012 4:10:42 PM

Also, Power supply details;

Model #: HP-D3057F3R
For HP P/N: HP 5188-2625, HP 5187-6114, HP 5188-0131, HP 5187-6116, HP 5188-0129, HP 5187-6712, HP 5188-0130 HP 5188-2626

Specifications:
80mm internal fan
Built-in power status LED
AC Input (47-63Hz): 100-127V/8A / 200-240V/4A switch selectable
DC Output: +5V/25A, +12V/19A, +3.3V/18A, -12V/0.8A, +5VSB/2A
+5V & +3.3V Shall Not Exceed 175W
+5V & +12V Shall Not Exceed 268W
Approvals UL, CSA C22.2. IEC, EN

Connectors: (1) ATX 24pin connector
(1) ATX12V Connector
(5) Peripheral Power (Molex 4 Pin) Connectors
(1) Floppy Drive Connector
(2) SATA Connector

Dimensions: 5.9 W x 3.4 H x 5.5 D - Inches
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 4:24:59 PM

Thanks for providing information on what we need.

Maximum you can get is 6670 and like clutchc said. There is a very small chance that it will bottleneck (or not) because of it's just a normal mid-range card. It's a good upgrade, you may need to update the motherboard drivers though sometimes. But you are fine when there is no any problem.
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February 12, 2012 4:51:42 PM

refillable said:
Thanks for providing information on what we need.

Maximum you can get is 6670 and like clutchc said. There is a very small chance that it will bottleneck (or not) because of it's just a normal mid-range card. It's a good upgrade, you may need to update the motherboard drivers though sometimes. But you are fine when there is no any problem.



So the 6750 is not a possibility because I don't have sufficient amount of power connectors? Also, I'm not restricted to only ATi cards, if you feel that I can get better performance for my psu with nvidia, feel free to tell me.

Have any recommendations on the manufacturer, and if you can please link me.
I live in Canada, so if you can try to find a link that you can ship to Canada if thats possible
Thanks for your help guys!
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a c 358 U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 4:56:31 PM

At best I would only recommend the HD 6670 due to it's low power consumption.

I would not recommend the HD 6750 unless you have a 350W PSU (and enough amps on the +12v rails).
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February 12, 2012 5:03:02 PM

Thanks for the information!
Will the card fit well in my computer case?
Case is Mid-Size ATX and if u need any more info see here
http://tiny.cc/llyf5
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a c 358 U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 5:11:28 PM

Yes, it will fit. You do not have a slimline case which would make a standard height video card incompatible.
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February 12, 2012 5:25:30 PM

So since, everybody recommends the ATi Radeon HD 6670, I think I'll buy it.

Thanks for the help guys.
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February 12, 2012 5:35:41 PM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 5:50:29 PM

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