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HP Compaq 6005 Graphics Upgrade

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
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
a c 175 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
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 With rebate

Or if you spend $200 only for graphics card, get


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!
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.
a c 175 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
February 8, 2012 10:32:20 AM

You get 6670 instead of that card. It should be pretty much compatible and faster than 4650.
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...
a c 175 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2012 1:43:20 AM

OK Good Luck, the 6670 should be enough as it takes power from the slot.
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