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Can I upgrade my Graphics card for Packard Bell A3622

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November 28, 2012 5:34:06 PM

Hello,I am hopeing to be ble to upgrade my graphics card so that I can continue to play World of Warcraft. Since the latest patch my gaming performance has dropped significantly.
My specs are:
Packard Bell iMedia S1300/A3622
Processor: AMD Athlon (tm) 11x4 605e Processor 2.30Mhz
RAM: 3.00 GB (max is 4GB)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 6150SE integrate3d nforce 430.
Looking at another thread on here it says that the HD6670 would be ok, but I am not sure it will fit into the current case; and my PSU is only 250W. So I just need to know if I can upgrade my graphics card and if I can can someone please suggest a card; and a PSU to fit also.
The dimension of the current PSU are 13cmW x 7cmH x 14cmD. Thanks
November 28, 2012 8:04:13 PM

what is your budget and if wouldn't be any trouble could I possibly get a pic of ur case and motherboard?
November 29, 2012 10:02:55 AM

jimbopops said:
what is your budget and if wouldn't be any trouble could I possibly get a pic of ur case and motherboard?



Hi, the case is a small case not like the tall tower one. My budget is up to £80 for a card. The case appears to have 2 empty low profile slots on the side and I do believe it has a PCIe slot, but not sure at the moment as the computer is at my sisters house so cant get at it.

It is a ACPI x 64 based PC if this helps.

I have located a PSU which I think will be ok for this case http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002Q8HFB6/ref=ox_sc....

I think a small graphic card for the space is needed as the case is so small.

If I can get something to tide me over for a year or 2 that will be just fine.
Thanks



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November 29, 2012 9:20:09 PM

I did some research and you should have a PCI-E slot available in your case. The card I would suggest if it fits your budget is the 7750

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and when it comes to PSUs the brand does matter, but the ones i want to reccomend you seem to be to big for the case, may i ask is the current PSU a "tight fit" as in there isn't a half inch(12.5mm)or so available on all sides?

November 30, 2012 11:49:39 PM

jimbopops said:
I did some research and you should have a PCI-E slot available in your case. The card I would suggest if it fits your budget is the 7750

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and when it comes to PSUs the brand does matter, but the ones i want to reccomend you seem to be to big for the case, may i ask is the current PSU a "tight fit" as in there isn't a half inch(12.5mm)or so available on all sides?




Hi, thanks for the recommendation for graphics card 7750. Just one thing, at the moment I only have 3GB RAM installed, so is this enough for this card orshould I upgrade to 4GB? Will any make of HD770 be OK, as my monitor has VGA and displayport connectors?

As far as I remember the PSU slots into a kind of casing, so any replacement would need to be the same size as the one in there now, or a bit smaller I suppose would be ok; the dimensions of the current PSU are are 13cmW x 7cmH x 14cmD. I was looking at Micro PSU's but do not really know a good one from a not so good one.

Anyways, thanks kindly for your continued help.


December 4, 2012 10:42:43 AM

just to say I am going to get the HD 7750 low profile and I now know I dont need to upgrade my PSU or my memory for this card.
December 4, 2012 4:46:31 PM

joyspatch said:
just to say I am going to get the HD 7750 low profile and I now know I dont need to upgrade my PSU or my memory for this card.


that sounds good but let me know if you run into any problems and I will be glad to help you out :) .
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