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How do find out if my pc can handle aPCIe 2.0 graphics card?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 11, 2012 7:22:30 AM

right now im running intergrated. im looking to upgrade
a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 7:30:17 AM

What motherboard you have ?
Look on the motherboard specs and if you have PCIE x16 than you can use any PCIE video card with your motherboard.
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 9:03:42 AM

System Specs Please.
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February 11, 2012 11:15:29 AM

i dont know any specifics besides processor and memory. its got radeon hd 4200 onboard graphics. 4gb ram, amd phenom II X2 521 processor 3.50 GHz
power supply is 250watts

cheapy from my local walmart. i dont know how to find out what kind of mother board it has, i just dont know that much. i need to match a correct psu with the Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850
i never upgraded before so plz take it easy on me
February 11, 2012 11:25:51 AM

need the model no. ?
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 11, 2012 11:33:12 AM

Yes model number please If you don't know these:

Is it ATX case (Mid tower case)? And is your power supply a standard one that meets ATX specs and size?

You may upgrade to 500W or 600W Good brand and get a 6850.
February 11, 2012 5:49:51 PM

p6823w is the model. mid tower case.
February 12, 2012 1:56:32 AM

i got $220 to spend. i found a card and a psu on amazon.
February 12, 2012 12:43:50 PM

are you sure even a 6850 would be ok? i was not aware of this bottleneck thing.
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 1:05:03 PM

Well you should be OK I think. Most of the Games are sometimes still only utilizing dual core (even modern ones!) That's the reason why bulldozer FX-8xxx sucks :lol: .
February 12, 2012 2:48:25 PM

thanks for the help :) 
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 12, 2012 3:13:14 PM

Your welcome and have a good day :) .