Can I handle any of these cards?

Hello, I am looking to upgrade my integrated graphics card. I'm not looking for anything fancy as I am not a heavy gamer. I cannot afford a new PSU so please don't suggest that. Here are my system specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01959710&cc=ad&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0005#N1162

With a 250W PSU will I be able to handle the 5450, 6450 or 6570? If not, what would be a good card for me to use?

Thanks! All help is appreciated
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  1. New_Found said:
    Hello, I am looking to upgrade my integrated graphics card. I'm not looking for anything fancy as I am not a heavy gamer. I cannot afford a new PSU so please don't suggest that. Here are my system specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01959710&cc=ad&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0005#N1162

    With a 250W PSU will I be able to handle the 5450, 6450 or 6570? If not, what would be a good card for me to use?

    Thanks! All help is appreciated



    Well... for a 250w, i would suggest (and all of these are not recommended for a 250w system, but most likely will work) an Nvidia GeForce GT 440, or and this is pushing it, but i have heard that a Radon HD5450 will work on a 250w.

    I saw that you said that you can't afford a new PSU, but please reconsider getting one before upgrading anything. Running any GPU with a less than recommended PSU can cause major complications, ultimately rendering your new GPU useless (unable to function).

    A new PSU isnt that expensive and can can be picked up for as little as $25 for a 400w by Diablotek. HP put a 250w on that for a reason.

    But overall, just upgrading your GPU to a GT440 or HD5450 is the best you could do (and again that is really pushing it) without a new PSU.
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