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HP Pavillion Elite graphics card Expansion

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April 27, 2012 4:42:12 AM

I have a HP Pavilion Elite HPE-490t CTO Desktop PC and I would like to update my graphic card.

I wonder if the GeForce GTX 580 would fit in?


Specs:
Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-980X six-core Extreme Edition [3.33GHz, 1.5MB L2 + 12MB shared L3 cache]
24GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [6 DIMMs]
2TB RAID 0 (2 x 1TB SATA HDDs) - performance
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5570 [DVI,HDMI, DP, VGA adapter]



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a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2012 4:50:06 AM

With a 460W power supply you should be able to run a 560Ti, but you would have to upgrade your power supply for the GTX 580. Would it fit? Yes, but your computer cannot handle the power draw as it is.
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April 27, 2012 5:01:51 AM

How did you find out about the power supply info? 460w?
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a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2012 5:14:12 AM

I searched for your machine on HP's website, it's listed under specifications. It is also listed on your power supply. To give you a better answer, we need the numbers of the rails off of your power supply.
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April 27, 2012 5:33:07 AM

More info on that PSU would help us out. Like sk1939 said, we need to know the power specs of that PSU. If going for a GTX 580, you need to have a much better PSU, that has at least one 8 pin and one 6 pin power connector.
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a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2012 5:36:33 AM

dexterfly said:
I just read at HP's forum that even if I get a new power supply, my motherboard wouldn't support anything above 650 watt range. Is it true?
I don't think so.
What do you mean by rails off?
This.

Would my PC allow me to upgrade to this power supply?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Yes.

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April 27, 2012 3:52:05 PM

I don't have a camera to get a picture of it. When my wife comes home I will do it.

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a b U Graphics card
April 27, 2012 4:17:47 PM

No need to take a photo. I just gave you that picture to give an idea in your mind about where to find the power specifications on a PSU.
Just looks at the +12v rail and and just write down the amperes or 'A' on it.
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May 8, 2012 3:40:28 PM

Here is the picture of the power supply

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a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 4:13:58 PM

Well, it won't handle a GTX580.
Get the TX750 like you had mentioned.
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May 8, 2012 4:27:38 PM

Best answer selected by dexterfly.
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a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 4:34:37 PM

Also your motherboard can handle any wattage of PSU... As long as it has enough watts to run the system and as long as the current is 12 volts it is ok. ALL power supplies have 12 volts by the way.
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