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September 1, 2012 11:16:10 AM

My pc graphics are not good for my only game The Sims3.
Im using integrted graphics - ati radeon 4200- I have an empty pci expressx 16 slot
can I use 2.0 cards in that slot? my Hp p6823w Manual isnt as clear as it should be.


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a c 87 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 11:30:16 AM

If you have a PCIe x16 slot, then you can use a PCIe graphics card, but your power supply unit probably can't handle much of a graphics card upgrade. Do you know your power supply's specifications? If not, then you can check by looking at the sticker on a side of the PSU. The total wattage is important, but the 12v amperage is more important. HP is known to use weak power supplies and you'll probably need to upgrade your power supply before you upgrade your graphics.
September 1, 2012 12:27:37 PM

This is What I found

Bestec internal 250w(100-240v)

100-127v 6a 200-240v 3a
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a c 87 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 12:39:32 PM

You'll need to upgrade that PSU for any graphics card. What resolution do you want to game at? With that knowledge, I'll recommend a graphics card and a PSU that suits it well.
September 1, 2012 1:00:06 PM

Game resolution max is 1360x768

Thankyou so much
September 1, 2012 1:13:45 PM

Thank you so much
a c 87 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 1:52:57 PM

Glad to help. If you have no other questions, then please select a best answer so that everyone knows that this thread is finished.

Also, if you ever have another question later, feel free to PM me. I don't always respond quickly, but I can almost always respond within the day.