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Choosing the right GPU for a CQ5320F

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September 20, 2012 2:02:23 PM

Hello, I was thinking of upgrading the computer that I have at the moment. (( )) by putting in an GeForce 550 ti, plus the appropriate PSU. some people were telling me that my mobo may not be able to handle it. If not, do you think the Geforce 460 gtx would be any better?

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September 20, 2012 2:08:40 PM

Mobo has no relation to what video card you can handle.

We need to know the specs of your computer, not a picture of the case.

Cpu? Psu? Does it even have a PCI-E slot available to put a gpu in? Some cheap pre-builts don't even have a pci-e slot.
September 20, 2012 2:11:59 PM

Cpu: AMD Athlon II x2 240. And the psu is the original one that I -know- will not support any cards worth putting in. I was hoping to upgrade to a 600W anyway. And yes, there is a PCI-E.

As long as the mobo wont be fried out, that's really all I wanted to know.
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September 20, 2012 2:24:53 PM


You may not need a new one if it's at least 250w.

You certainly don't need 600w.

What's your monitors resolution?
September 20, 2012 2:28:50 PM

Don't yell at me, I'm new at this. :|

And it's 250W exactly, I dunno the make and model though. Screen resolution is 1280 x 1024.
September 20, 2012 2:37:41 PM

But I don't want ATi, and I'm perfectly okay with getting a new PSU. lol
September 20, 2012 2:43:00 PM

Ok, then get a new psu and a 550ti.

Oh and it's AMD not ATI. AMD cards are much more efficient than comparable nvidia cards in that price range, which is why I offered that card to you with your psu.
September 20, 2012 2:55:02 PM

Ah okay. always thought AMD was ATI. Maybe I'll look into. And thank you for being helpful, trying to figure out what goes with what and where is kinda boggling at times. ):