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Possible Upgrade?

I need to know if this upgrade is even possible before I do it and screw up my computer (Compaq CQ-5320F)

Current Specs:

Narra6 motherboard
3GB RAM
Bestec 250w atx power supply
AMD Athlon II x2 240 processor
nVIDIA Geforce 6150SE nForce 430 chipset

Did I forget anything? just remind me.

Possible Upgrades:

Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045

Going to take out the 1GB stick of ram and replace it with a 2GB Crucial ram stick -
http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT25664BD1339

And finally, GT 440 graphics card -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162099

Is it worth it? Does it WORK? Thank you in advanced.
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  1. Is it worth it=Yes
    Does it Work=Yes
  2. It's should work, but there are a few things you should consider.

    First, make sure that the Bestec 250w PSU is a standard size. I know you said it's ATX, but make sure because sometimes PSUs in of the shelf computers are custom sizes.

    Second, it's a better idea to add an additional 1gb of RAM (for a total of 2GB) so the RAM will operate in dual channel mode.

    Finally, what about a HD6670 instead of the GTX 440? The 6670 is a much faster card and costs only a few dollar more.
  3. jsrudd said:
    It's should work, but there are a few things you should consider.

    First, make sure that the Bestec 250w PSU is a standard size. I know you said it's ATX, but make sure because sometimes PSUs in of the shelf computers are custom sizes.

    Second, it's a better idea to add an additional 1gb of RAM (for a total of 2GB) so the RAM will operate in dual channel mode.

    Finally, what about a HD6670 instead of the GTX 440? The 6670 is a much faster card and costs only a few dollar more.


    Yes, it is a standard sized PSU.
    I have 2 sticks of ram in my computer already, 1 being 2 gb and the other 1 gb, so that's why I wanted to change the 1 gb to 2gb instead so I would have 4 GB.

    I kind of wanted to stick with nVIDIA because I heard the AMD graphics cards are faster but are less quality. Is that true or should I just go with the HD6670 anyways?
  4. osamabintrollin said:
    Yes, it is a standard sized PSU.
    I have 2 sticks of ram in my computer already, 1 being 2 gb and the other 1 gb, so that's why I wanted to change the 1 gb to 2gb instead so I would have 4 GB.

    I kind of wanted to stick with nVIDIA because I heard the AMD graphics cards are faster but are less quality. Is that true or should I just go with the HD6670 anyways?



    O_o what do you mean by "less quality" amd is a large factory of both cpus and gpus. they have to make overall quality products in order to sell their stuff. Sir, you probably just ran into a fanboy who passed around that information. Both companies do fine on the gpu front.
  5. dudewitbow said:
    O_o what do you mean by "less quality" amd is a large factory of both cpus and gpus. they have to make overall quality products in order to sell their stuff. Sir, you probably just ran into a fanboy who passed around that information. Both companies do fine on the gpu front.

    Ah ok lol
  6. So...I got the power supply, decided to get the ram at a later time, and now, going to save up for one of the HD 6670
    Any ideas or feedback?
  7. osamabintrollin said:
    So...I got the power supply, decided to get the ram at a later time, and now, going to save up for one of the HD 6670
    Any ideas or feedback?

    Yes, ask GPU related questions in the GPU forum.
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