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November 26, 2012 6:28:58 PM

Hello, I currently have a CQ2740EA Desktop. The current motherboard has no PCI ports. I wanted to upgrade my graphics card to a XFX Radeon HD 6850. I need to know what to do and how to do it... Current PC: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

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a c 160 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 6:31:54 PM

Well that sucks, another reason not to get an OEM PC, only thing you can do is a new mobo.
a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 6:53:00 PM

Sucks Big time, indeed.
Didn't you know the difference between G630 & G630T before buying that?
Anyways, 2 things need to be replaced:
1. Mobo
2. PSU (Get at least 450 W Corsair/Antec/Seasonic).

And, if you have the budget, upgrade that CPU also. Get a non-T Pentium G2120/i3 3220 at least to prevent CPU Bottleneck.
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November 27, 2012 1:24:01 PM

The PSU is despite common belief, the main component. It is more important than your mobo. A bad PSU means your computer could go up in flames. Get a Corsair or Antec ONLY!
a c 109 U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 1:38:04 PM

Yes, that's the one i recommended, it will do.
November 27, 2012 1:40:28 PM

No it won't work. You GPU requires at least a 500W power supply.
that is 430.
a c 109 U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 1:44:51 PM

Are you trolling ? it wont reach even 300w full load...and i mean the whole system
a c 109 U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 1:50:31 PM

Oh common that is a recommendation only, it is very subjective...

See this :
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/images/pow...

The most important is this : +12V@32A of the corsair vs crappy 500w with 18A, it means that the corsair have 384 watts, the 6850 only requires 150w maximum.

Like i said it will do, no problems whatsoever.

November 27, 2012 2:16:30 PM

True, my bad; but extra never hurts in case he wants to CF in future.
a c 109 U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 2:18:49 PM

Crossfire a 6850 is a bad idea anyway.
November 27, 2012 2:19:52 PM

yeah if he could get his eyes off amd and get sli nvidia gtx 550ti's that would be sick.


so go with whatever djangoringo said, im being an idiot today lolol
November 27, 2012 2:21:17 PM

Thanks for all the help guys, I bought a poor PC in order to upgrade so it's kinda a first build :D 
November 27, 2012 2:22:34 PM

much cheaper to build from scratch though, on black friday i got a top of line i7-3770k with radeon 7870 2gb and all other parts, including os, mouse, keyboard, speakers, and monitor for only 750 bucks :D 
November 27, 2012 2:24:33 PM

I'm probably being really stupid, but i'm English. What is Black Friday?
November 27, 2012 2:28:47 PM

the day after thanksgiving in the usa, everything goes like 30-40% off, sometimes even 50-60%. basically everything is dirt cheap.
November 27, 2012 2:30:12 PM

Sounds pretty cool... :D 
a c 271 U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 3:58:30 PM

ilumunus said:
much cheaper to build from scratch though, on black friday i got a top of line i7-3770k with radeon 7870 2gb and all other parts, including os, mouse, keyboard, speakers, and monitor for only 750 bucks :D 

Why is it that although the OP gave UK websites you still think they're an American? :heink: 
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