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Hello, I have a HP a6114x 32 bit vista computer and i want to install a new graphics card. the graphics card is a ATI RADEON HD 2900 GT 256MB PCI-EXPRESS DUAL DVI VIDEO CARD.
I have 2 questions:
1.Will this fit/work in my computer
2.do i have to uninstall the nvidia geforce 6150se from the computer?

cpu: AMD athlon 64x2 4000+ 2.1 ghz
motherboard: ECS nettle2 --- chip set nvidia mcp61
Bios: 5.27
Ram 2GB (looking to make 4gb soon)

Thank you very much for your help
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  1. You don't have to uninstall the 6150SE since its intergrated

    I don't know if you can fit it in though
  2. Thank you for the quick reply, do you know how big it is? i cant seem to find its dimensions.

    What seems to be the AVG. size for Graphics cards of the 2900's era?
  3. It also depends on the vendor it's from

    Is there any particular reason you're going for the HD2900, its a bit old and is this for gaming or just to speed up the OS UI and stuff?
  4. stickmansam said:
    It also depends on the vendor it's from

    Is there any particular reason you're going for the HD2900, its a bit old and is this for gaming or just to speed up the OS UI and stuff?


    well, it's the recommended graphics card to play World of warcraft. that is all i am really going to play, and on top of that i found one very cheep so i bought it (i have very little money). (so i got it basically to play WoW)

    would it help if i took photos of the inside of my desktop?
  5. Let me do some more research on your case and card
    EDIT: It seems that it will fit as its only about 6.1' long

    The 6670 would perfrom about on par with the 2900 for about $60, dunno what the price of the HD2900 was
    also draws a lot less power
  6. It won't work. A Radeon 2900 graphics card requires at least 200 watts. The 300 watt power supply in a HP a6114x won't even have the required connectors, let alone the electrical power required to run the whole system.

    +1 Stickmansam on the 6670
    It only requires 66 watts, so it doesn't need any auxiliary connectors. The motherboard slot is all it needs. And graphically it's more powerfull than a 2900.
  7. here are some photos



  8. Best answer
    wdmfiber said:
    It won't work. A Radeon 2900 graphics card requires at least 200 watts. The 300 watt power supply in a HP a6114x won't even have the required connectors, let alone the electrical power required to run the whole system.


    It looks like it will fit fine in the space you got and 500W should be good, what is the model and how much can the 12V rail output?

    This is with a Intel Extreme Core 2 Duo
    But non-gamign it will be fine
    6670 will be a better choice IMO

  9. stickmansam said:
    It looks like it will fit fine in the space you got and 500W should be good, what is the model and how much can the 12V rail output?


    Im sorry but, how do i find out the model and the rail output?
    will this be able to run WoW?

    p.s. thank you sooo much for your help.
  10. stickmansam said:

    The 6670 would perfrom about on par with the 2900 for about $60, dunno what the price of the HD2900 was
    also draws a lot less power

    I got the 2900 for $10 new :)
  11. Best answer selected by snow0770.
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    ndidn't mean to make the fourm 'solved' but i think i got my answer :p
  12. Yeah you should be able to run WOW but your main limit will be your CPU IMO

    It should be on the label on the side of the PSU
  13. stickmansam said:
    Yeah you should be able to run WOW but your main limit will be your CPU IMO

    It should be on the label on the side of the PSU

    it says PCI-EXPRESS is that what i am looking for?
  14. The thing you're looking for should be something like this



    The 12v amps is the most important one, this PSU has 37A on the 12v
  15. stickmansam said:
    The thing you're looking for should be something like this

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/ST45SF-G/ST45SF-G-010.jpg

    The 12v amps is the most important one, this PSU has 37A on the 12v

    I won't have the power unit until wend. or so because it is still shipping, i found this though, idk if this will help:




    wow that is small
    if you go to this link and look at the pics it is bigger

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170028

    It shows the +12v has 25A under it in the dc output spot
  16. That PSU is fine but there are better options for the same prices like this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
  17. stickmansam said:
    That PSU is fine but there are better options for the same prices like this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    ah ty very very verrrrrry much! You have been a great help!!!!!!

    so that psu will work though?

    and one last thing, lol,
    do i need to buy this wire then hook both the attachment things into the psu? (im a noob when it comes to this stuff)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086X0KQM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  18. If the graphics card doesn't come with one you will need that adapter

    Try not to stress the system too much on that power supply you got
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