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June 4, 2012 12:39:21 AM

I was wanting to upgrade my graphics card but I have no idea where to start. I know my CPU isn't the best but I just wanna know which one I can run right now. Also, I was wondering if i would be able to put a 67XX series GFX card in. Thanks.

Here are my system specs:
Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz, 3003 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 7.00 GB
Available Hard Drive Space: 500.1Gb
Video Card:Intel GMA x4500


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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 12:47:58 AM

How much does your power supply unit have? For example 300 watts.
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June 4, 2012 12:52:44 AM

fantastik250 said:
How much does your power supply unit have? For example 300 watts.

My bad forgot to post that, it is 300watts
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 1:02:19 AM

You want to make sure that your power supply unit has the necessary power cord, the cards you will get uses a 6-pin power connector



And needs a PCI-E x16 slot



The 6770 uses a max of 58 Watts. So you should be fine. If you get the 6750 the power consumption is lower.
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June 4, 2012 3:12:16 AM

Also, my pc has the PCI Express x16 but I dont know what the other pics means by the 6 pin connecter? Is that what connects into the power supply, or is that located somewhere inside the computer?
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a c 192 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 3:13:35 AM

What brand and model is that "300W" PSU? If it's a Bestec, it's junk and should be replaced.
I think Fantastik typo'd the GPU. It is the HD6570 that uses only around 58W; the HD6770 has a single PCIE power connector on it. Since a PCIE slot can provide up to 75W, that means it uses more than that (I believe it's around 91W; http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264 . The HD6750 also has a PCIE power connector. The HD6570 does not. The strongest card you can get that doesn't need auxiliary power is the HD7750. If that card is not available or is too expensive, a HD6670 would be your next best choice. Make sure you get a version with GDDR5 memory on it, not DDR3. Honestly, any of these are vastly superior to your integrated 4500 Graphics Media Decelerator.

Edit: A 300W PSU will typically not have a PCIE power cable on it, since it is too weak to power most graphics cards that need one.
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June 4, 2012 3:26:17 AM

So would upgrdaing to a 450w power supply be enough to power these cards?

Edit: With the 7750, would my cpu be able to handle it without bottle necking it?
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a c 192 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 3:39:17 AM

A QUALITY 380W-450W PSU (e.g. Seasonic, Antec, or Corsair) can easily handle a HD6770 or even a HD7770 or HD6850.
A HD7750 or HD6770 would probably be a good match for your CPU.
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 3:54:57 AM

Onus said:
A QUALITY 380W-450W PSU (e.g. Seasonic, Antec, or Corsair) can easily handle a HD6770 or even a HD7770 or HD6850.
A HD7750 or HD6770 would probably be a good match for your CPU.


+1 Thanks for catching my typo. I concur with jtt283 recommendations.
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June 4, 2012 1:27:07 PM

Best answer selected by Spankyc.
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June 4, 2012 1:27:16 PM

Alright, thanks guys :) 
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