Hp pavilion a1700n graphics card

Hello, I have a GeFORCE 8800GT Graphics card I want to put into my HP Pavillion a1700n. What PSU do I need?
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  1. You need a PSU that is at least 500W. And make sure it is a good brand like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or XFX.

    Here is a link to one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  2. You need a new power supply for your HP. Any of the listed above will do. I had/have a HP Pavilion a1730n like yours and I had an 8800GT in it, and it worked great with the system.
  3. fpoon said:
    You need a PSU that is at least 500W. And make sure it is a good brand like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or XFX.

    Here is a link to one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013


    can I just use a 6 pin supplementary power connector?...I found they make adapters
  4. Fabber1 said:
    can I just use a 6 pin supplementary power connector?...I found they make adapters



    If you are referring to using your existing power supply and and just using Molex->PCI adapter, then no. The 8800gt is a relatively power hungry card and the 250-350w psu's that HP uses just aren't up to the task.
  5. The 8800GT will NOT work on your current power supply.
  6. thanks
  7. Can you suggest the best graphics card for my system as it is?
  8. Fabber1 said:
    Hello, I have a GeFORCE 8800GT Graphics card I want to put into my HP Pavillion a1700n. What PSU do I need?

    What is the wattage of the existing PSU?
  9. With the power supply in there? Go for the Radeon HD7750. Your computer is quite old though and it might not be worth it to put it in there, as it would bottleneck. I would recommend the 6670.
  10. Mousemonkey said:
    What is the wattage of the existing PSU?

    300w
  11. Fabber1 said:
    300w

    Yeah that would definitely struggle with the 118w load of a standard clocked 8800GT.
  12. Deemo13 said:
    With the power supply in there? Go for the Radeon HD7750. Your computer is quite old though and it might not be worth it to put it in there, as it would bottleneck. I would recommend the 6670.

    probably cheaper to get the PSU huh?
  13. Fabber1 said:
    probably cheaper to get the PSU huh?

    If you already have the 8800GT then getting a better PSU is something that will still be needed when you decide to change that card for something else.
  14. Mousemonkey said:
    If you already have the 8800GT then getting a better PSU is something that will still be needed when you decide to change that card for something else.

    great info...ty much!
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