I am in need of some assistance in upgrading my graphics card and probably PSU. I have a HP Pavilion a6750f it has a 300w power supply and an open PCIe x16 slot. Im not sure what other information you need but here is what i have found.
Phenom-9650 (A) 2.3 GHz (95W)
3600 MHz HyperTransport 3.0
Motherboard Name: Aspen-GL8E
Memory Installed 8 GB
Maximum allowed 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) (64-bit OS)
4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) (32-bit OS)
*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported PC2-6400 MB/sec
The particular game I am upgrading for has these recommended system requirements (Diablo 3)
Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
2 GB RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
Im not looking for the best new card out, just one that is sufficient to run this game smoothly.
well since you have an HP you have to search for proprietary power supplies
with your current power supply you can get a AMD 7750. its the fastest card that does not require additional power connectors.
I've acutally used several 7750s on 300 watt power supplies and they work fine. but if you want to play it safe just buy a better power supply and a better video card. actually i'd start over and buy a lot of new parts if i had what you had. cheapest option though is spending ~$110 and getting a 7750.
So i purchased the nvidia gt440 2gb. It only requires a 300w psu, was on sale for 75 bucks and if it doesnt perform well i can always return it. I dont understand the need to "start over" i may not know a ton about computers but im pretty confident it should perform well enough for diablo 3 which is really the only game i will be playing on my computer. If anyone can see otherwise please let me know. Ive been waiting for this game for years and do not want to install it to find it looking and running poorly.
I also just got this HP a6750f, but it has a new OS 7 instead of the vista. It also has 300 watt PSU It also has 8g mem. So, when I got it, I immediately installed a Radeon HD 6670 pcie 2.1, 1gb DDR5 gfx card. I powered it up and it (the pc) didn't recognized the card. It seemed to disable the onboard gfx chip, but didn't install the dedicated gfx card. I kept getting TnL error messages when i tried to run games. So, I took the card out and restarted the pc. Now it runs fine and am able to play SW Battlefront II, and other minimally challenging games at fairly low settings. So, what went wrong? I was able to install the drivers from the cd ok. Just need to know if this is the wrong gfx card or did i miss any steps prior to or after installing the card? Thanks. V