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May 22, 2012 1:54:49 AM

Hey Everyone. Now I'm not much of a Computer Expert but I would like to upgrade my Gateway DX4860-UB33P with a new graphics card. Is it possible? I understand that this computer isn't made for upgrading but if I opened up the Chassis and took out the current graphics card and inserted another one would it work? I currently have a Intel HD Graphics 2000 and was thinking about buying a Radeon HD 6670. Would it fit? I have no idea about this stuff and I hope that one of you guys could help. I really want to play Guild Wars 2 with good settings.

My Computer: http://tinyurl.com/GatewayDX4860-UB33P

Graphics Card I Want: http://tinyurl.com/radeonhd6670


P.S. I know I have a piece of sh*t computer

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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 3:36:48 AM

You will probably have to open the case to see if you even have a PCIe slot. It doesnt mention one in the description.
Also, you wouldnt have to remove the old card because there isnt one, Intel hd 2000 is an integrated graphics solution, and isnt removeable. It can however be disabled. Also we would probably need to know how many watts your power supply is..you can look at the label on the side of it when you open the case
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May 22, 2012 3:59:32 AM

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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 4:03:55 AM
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You dont have a piece of sh´t computer bro, you have one of the MOST POWERFUL processors available for gaming in stock it will kick my phemon's a$$ even overclocked !!

And of course ! that PC does have a PCIe slot, come on! its an I5 lol

But theres a problem, it has a 300W PSU an OEM one which are pretty bad...

But That card you linked for sure will run, and you can be able to isntall and use it fine, because it doesn't need an auxiliary conector.

If you want to get better performance for your money, get any card with GDDR5 memory or better a HD7750 like this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it will be about the doble of power and the same cosumpition, so you wont need to change your PSU, anything better than that you will be force to get a new PSU to be able to run a stronger GPU...

Take are, dude.



May 25, 2012 10:52:05 PM

horaciopz said:
You dont have a piece of sh´t computer bro, you have one of the MOST POWERFUL processors available for gaming in stock it will kick my phemon's a$$ even overclocked !!

And of course ! that PC does have a PCIe slot, come on! its an I5 lol

But theres a problem, it has a 300W PSU an OEM one which are pretty bad...

But That card you linked for sure will run, and you can be able to isntall and use it fine, because it doesn't need an auxiliary conector.

If you want to get better performance for your money, get any card with GDDR5 memory or better a HD7750 like this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it will be about the doble of power and the same cosumpition, so you wont need to change your PSU, anything better than that you will be force to get a new PSU to be able to run a stronger GPU...

Take are, dude.



Alright, thanks man. I will probably get that Graphics Card you linked. It wont blow up my Computer thought will it? I hope not. I really appreciate the help though. I might actually be able to play GW2 and SWTOR. I am running SWTOR between 20 and 30 FPS right now! Crazy right.
a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 12:23:04 AM

It wont. I input your PC's specs in this power supply calculator & got result of 261W maximum consumption using 7750 which is well within your 300W power supply. You can try it yourself:
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
June 2, 2012 10:06:46 PM

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