Please help: Intel GMA 3100 Integrated Graphics Card Failing


I have a stock HP Pavilion p6110f desktop PC. I believe my Intel GMA 3100 integrated graphics is failing, as my picture intermittently scrambles and pixelates in strange colors. I have read that I can add a graphics card, but the stock power supply in this machine is supposedly only 250W, so options are limited for graphics card replacements. I am not a gamer and don't use my computer for anything fancy, I just want it to work. Any direction on what graphics card I should order to fix this would be greatly appreciated. I am on a budget and would like to spend less than $50.

Thank you in advance,
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  1. You might try heading to the HP site to check for updated drivers before shelling out for a new video card.

    If the problem won't go away with the latest and greatest drivers, this card should fit nicely. It can probably be found elsewhere with free shipping... I just find Newegg the easiest to browse.
  2. tivatar, thanks for the quick reply. I will try to check for updated drivers, but I just checked that newegg product and noticed minimum of a 350W power supply is required. I am pretty sure my comp has a 250W. Any other suggestions?
  3. Whoops... I did overlook that part. The power supply calculator ( says it should be Ok, but it's close. They don't come much lower than that. This one brings it a little closer to 200W though.
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