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May 31, 2012 7:27:37 AM

I have a HP Pavilion a6530f and I want to upgrade the gpu inside. I put a Thermaltake TR2 RX W0146RU 450W inside and I am thinking of upgrading to a GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi).

PC
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=e...

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

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

will that work out and still be fine? I know that the system is old I am just looking for a temporary fix and will rebuild a little bit later. I am currently playing WoW and Diablo 3 at low settings.

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May 31, 2012 9:23:24 AM

Hi

Yes that GPU will work fine in your PC.
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 9:26:35 AM

It will be fine.
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May 31, 2012 7:31:51 PM

Also I need to buy the cable to connect the PSU to the GPU. Is there a specific one that I need to buy? How can I find out?
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a b U Graphics card
May 31, 2012 7:49:02 PM

It came with your boxed psu. look closely on newegg, it's a 6 pin cable.
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May 31, 2012 7:51:51 PM

Firenutz, does your PSU not have one 6 pin connector? If not a graphics card usually comes with a 4 pin molex to 6 pin adapter. You would need to have 2 free molex connectors available.
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May 31, 2012 8:02:36 PM

yeah out of the box it had 1 6 pin. They did color the pci-e red but never gave me a red cable so thats why I am thinking I need to buy another 6pin cable but I cant seem to find one on newegg. Also everything else in the PC is SATA and they gave me a bunch of IDE cables with the PSU =/
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May 31, 2012 8:53:56 PM

Contact the manufacturer and ask them to send you a replacement. If that fails I have found one before at a local repair shop that builds computers that was left over from one of their builds. As a last resort you can get 2 6 pin extension cables and cut off the ends and splice them together. The thing is, I don't know where you can buy one. I've looked online before with no success.
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June 4, 2012 6:45:37 AM

Yes. You have what you need. Enjoy...
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June 7, 2012 1:13:55 AM

Best answer selected by Firenutz.
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