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Upgrading My pc

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November 1, 2012 4:55:13 PM

Hi all, I have a:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: MCP61M-M3
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3328MB RAM
Page File: 2158MB used, 7311MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5450
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68F9)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Approx. Total Memory: 2423 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz).


My question is: Can I put a Nvidia Geforce GTX560 on this system?

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a b } Memory
November 2, 2012 2:07:13 AM

There is an issue with what you want to do. The current graphics card in your computer (HD5450) runs completely off the PCIe slot's power. The graphics card you intend to swap it for (GTX560) uses the slot power AND two PCIe power cables from the power supply - likely your PSU lacks those connectors. Also, a minimum of 500W is suggested for the PSU to provide the extra power needed.
November 3, 2012 11:28:12 AM

So,I can do it or no?
a b } Memory
November 3, 2012 12:00:52 PM

What are your power supply's specifications? Make and model works if known, if not, on the side of the PSU is a label that says what the voltage and amperages are - I'll need that to answer you (just the +12v info)
Worst case scenario, you would need to swap out the power supply also
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