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March 20, 2012 1:05:01 PM

Last year I bought an HP Desktop with an i5 750 cpu and radeon hd4350. I want update the graphics card. HP provided my with following list of options. I posted them below. My questions are, can I choose a newer or better card that is not listed below? And if I do, will my PC recognize it?

Graphics Must select one of the following options:

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Radeon HD4350
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Radeon HD4650
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Radeon HD5350 (Evora) (1 GB)
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Radeon HD5570 (1 GB)
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GeForce GT220
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AMD Radeon HD4850
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nVidia GeForce GTX 260
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ATI Radeon 5770 (1 GB) (Includes 460w active PFC PSU)

Any help would be appreciated?

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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 1:11:50 PM

what power supply do you have?
when choosing a card you need to know if the psu has 6 pin pcie power connectors because faster cards need additional power in order to operate
7750 is the best out of the cards that dont need any additional power connectors
7770 needs a single 6 pin
gtx 260 takes two 6 pins
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 1:18:30 PM

Post the model of your PSU or the model of your HP computer. You will be able to put in any graphics card that is PCI-E compatible so long as your power supply can handle it. If it can't, it isn't a big deal to change it out for one that can.
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March 20, 2012 1:22:12 PM

alvine said:
what power supply do you have?
when choosing a card you need to know if the psu has 6 pin pcie power connectors because faster cards need additional power in order to operate
7750 is the best out of the cards that dont need any additional power connectors
7770 needs a single 6 pin
gtx 260 takes two 6 pins

I don't know? How do I find out? I'm not well versed on things like that.
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 1:25:33 PM

warehouse553 said:
I don't know? How do I find out? I'm not well versed on things like that.


Just post the exact model of your computer.
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March 20, 2012 1:40:23 PM

iknowhowtofixit said:
Post the model of your PSU or the model of your HP computer. You will be able to put in any graphics card that is PCI-E compatible so long as your power supply can handle it. If it can't, it isn't a big deal to change it out for one that can.

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-150t

Motherboard Name

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Manufacturer: MSI MS-7613
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HP: Iona-GL8E

Chipset

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Intel H57 Express


Power output wattage

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350 Watt
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March 20, 2012 1:48:37 PM

iknowhowtofixit said:
Just post the exact model of your computer.

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-150t

Motherboard Name
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Manufacturer: MSI MS-7613
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HP: Iona-GL8E

Chipset
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Intel H57 Express


Power output wattage
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350 Watt

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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 1:52:46 PM

What is your budget?
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 1:53:17 PM

yea either get a new Power Supply and a new graphics card. Or get a 7750....Best options..
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 2:05:11 PM

Rockdpm said:
yea either get a new Power Supply and a new graphics card. Or get a 7750....Best options..

+1

Get the HD 7750 - it's at least... yeah I think at least 500 times better than the HD 4350. (More like 8x, in all seriousness.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Buy it, love it, welcome to PC gaming.
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March 20, 2012 2:05:33 PM

iknowhowtofixit said:
What is your budget?

About $300.
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March 20, 2012 2:08:22 PM

If I can choose any card, why did HP tell me that I had to pick one listed above?
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March 20, 2012 2:08:59 PM

Rockdpm said:
yea either get a new Power Supply and a new graphics card. Or get a 7750....Best options..

Thank you!
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 2:25:04 PM

warehouse553 said:
If I can choose any card, why did HP tell me that I had to pick one listed above?

They're salesmen, not (much more tech-knowledgeable) builders like us.
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 7:14:14 PM


Great card as well - so far. OP could actually run that one on a cheaper Earthwatts - the card doesn't draw anymore than the HD 6850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <-- Would recommend the 380w version, but this one's on sale right now.

This PSU + the HD 7850 will keep you closer to budget. Or the 560ti I recommended with the 650w Earthwatts PSU. Both cards will give you about the same performance.
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 8:50:57 PM

Also a word of advice... you'll want to pop the side panel off your case once you install whatever $250 card you go with. I killed a hard drive because of the heat from mine... Those minimally-ventilated OEM minitower cases were never meant for a powerful video card.
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a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2012 10:42:49 PM

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7850 is not a space heater Nvidia.

True, but even my IceQ X 6870 makes my Dell case way too warm for my 2nd hard drive's liking. It would take forever to bring up explorer or programs immediately after a gaming session, but now works perfectly with the side panel off.
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a b U Graphics card
March 21, 2012 1:22:46 AM

Hm - might be my SATA connection on the mobo then - the card does touch the plug... Feel like I'm hijacking this thread though.

Warehouse, ware you at?
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March 21, 2012 5:35:41 AM

jessterman21 said:
Hm - might be my SATA connection on the mobo then - the card does touch the plug... Feel like I'm hijacking this thread though.

Warehouse, ware you at?

Sorry for waiting so long to respond, but I was working. So everyone is basically saying that the 7750 is the best that I can do without changing the power supply?
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a b U Graphics card
March 21, 2012 11:08:21 AM

warehouse553 said:
Sorry for waiting so long to respond, but I was working. So everyone is basically saying that the 7750 is the best that I can do without changing the power supply?

Definitely - it's a good card; you'll be able to play every game at about 30fps at resolutions lower than 1080p. If you're playing at 1080p and want to play on high settings, then you'll need a new PSU and a beefier card. The Antec EA-500 is a great PSU, and an HD 7850 will play everything well at 1080p with settings maxed out.
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March 21, 2012 11:55:29 AM

jessterman21 said:
Definitely - it's a good card; you'll be able to play every game at about 30fps at resolutions lower than 1080p. If you're playing at 1080p and want to play on high settings, then you'll need a new PSU and a beefier card. The Antec EA-500 is a great PSU, and an HD 7850 will play everything well at 1080p with settings maxed out.

How hard is it to change the power supply? I'm scared I'll break something, LOL. My knowledge of computers is very limited.
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a b U Graphics card
March 21, 2012 12:12:59 PM

warehouse553 said:
How hard is it to change the power supply? I'm scared I'll break something, LOL. My knowledge of computers is very limited.

So easy. I was shocked how easy it was. I did my first PSU swap in November with my own EA-500, and all you really need to do is make sure you put all the right plugs in the right places on your motherboard. Take a picture to reference when you put the new PSU in.
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March 21, 2012 12:55:36 PM

jessterman21 said:
So easy. I was shocked how easy it was. I did my first PSU swap in November with my own EA-500, and all you really need to do is make sure you put all the right plugs in the right places on your motherboard. Take a picture to reference when you put the new PSU in.

Thanks!
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March 21, 2012 1:06:23 PM

I'm go with the 7850 and the new power supply. Thank you everybody for taking the time to help!
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March 28, 2012 12:37:43 AM

Best answer selected by warehouse553.
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