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HP Compaq 6005 Graphics Upgrade

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February 7, 2012 1:28:45 PM

Hi. I am looking to upgrade my graphics card in my PC. Here are my specs:

HP Compaq 6005 Pro Microtower
Win 7 Pro (32 Bit)
AMD Athlon II x2 215 Processor, 2.7 GHz
4096MB RAM
Power Supply: 320W
Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
Display Mode: 18680 x 1050 (32 Bit)

I want to get something that will make my games run faster. I do plan to also upgrade the RAM at some point, it can hold up to 16GB. My budget is really anything from 100-200 bucks as long as it will be ok with the PCI slot and the power supply. I don't have to stick with NVIDIA either. Any guidance is greatly appreciated!
February 7, 2012 2:00:24 PM

You mean a new system? I'm just lookinmg to upgrade the card for now
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February 7, 2012 4:38:01 PM

Quadro? Really?

Spending $200 for the graphics card only or with Power supply Upgrade?

You can get one 6850 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... With rebate

Or if you spend $200 only for graphics card, get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you tell me why you need to upgrade your Power supply, it's because your power supply will not provide enough power to the card.
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February 7, 2012 7:08:52 PM

A New System Isnt Neccessary, Im Sure With That Board Any 95 Watt Quad-Core Or Even Hex-Core Would Work, RAM Is Dirt Cheap, And Yes A New PSU Is In Order.

Any Decent AMD Or Nvidia Card That Wouldnt Overwelm The CPU Would Be A Big Upgrade (Think 4950, 5850, GTX460SE, 460, 560)

As Much RAM As You Can Afford/Fit Since Ram Is Dirt Cheap

And A Better PSU

Problem Solved

And Hey, Ill Take That Quadro If Your Interested In Getting Rid Of It!
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February 8, 2012 9:50:14 AM

Well, thanks to HP it looks like I can't really replace the power supply anyway... The best card I can get is the ATI Radeon HD 4650 (1 GB DH) PCIe x16 Graphics Card.
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February 8, 2012 10:32:20 AM

You get 6670 instead of that card. It should be pretty much compatible and faster than 4650.
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February 9, 2012 4:14:37 PM

I'm going to purchase the 6670 this afternoon. The reasons I can't replace the PSU is because HP has a jacked up case, and too many independent power cords running to various parts of the pc that I cannot replace with a new PSU...
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February 10, 2012 1:43:20 AM

OK Good Luck, the 6670 should be enough as it takes power from the slot.
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September 10, 2013 10:29:35 PM

hi jlocasto, how did you fare with your video card? got myself HD4650 SFF but I'm getting "cable not connected" probablu due to not enough power
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