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What Graphics card is compatible with my computer?

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March 1, 2013 4:13:31 AM

I've got Home HP PC model: p6527c
Windows 7
AMD Athlon II X4 635
4 GB DDR2
Integrated Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

I ran CPU-Z
and for motherboard it says:
Manufacturer: Pegatron Corporation
Model: Narra5
Chipset Nvidia MCP61 Rev. A3
Southbridge: Nvidia MCP61 Rev. A2
LPCIO: Fintek F8000

I want to know what video card can I buy and install on it that will be compatible? I want to be able to play simple games like CS and Dota 2 without having graphics issues.
Thank you for your help
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March 1, 2013 4:29:03 AM

Do you have the original psu ? if i'm not mistaken it's a 250W psu, a card like the 6670/7750 will do for those games, but it requires more than a 250W psu.
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March 1, 2013 4:31:25 AM

I haven't changed anything on the PC so what ever the PSU is, it is the original one.
I was looking at: MSI ATI Radeon HD6450 1 GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card R6450-MD1GD3/LP
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March 1, 2013 4:55:22 AM

The 6450 will not be good for anything above 720p low/medium

For Counter strike, any GPU will do. For counter stroke source the 6450 can output 720p medium (personal experience) and the 6670 likely 1080p medium/high

Dunno about Dota 2 though

The 6570/6670 can work on the PSU you have but the 7750 actually doesn't use too much more power

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March 1, 2013 5:40:18 AM

Can you find out what is the amperage of the 12v rail? it should be on a sticker on the side of the PSU

I would personally go for the 7750, your CPU is rated to a 95W TDP (close to real power draw)

If you can't run the 7750, it is doubtful you can run the 6670

The 6570 is an option as a lower clocked 6570 but depends

the 6450 is not really a gaming card though it depend on your resolution
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March 1, 2013 6:00:04 AM

OK the power supply is:
Betec
Model: ATX-250-12Z REV: D7R

Input: 100-127V-6A. 200-240V`3A 50/60Hz

Output: 250W MAX
+12V.../14A -12V... /0.8A
+5V... / 25A, +5VSB.../ 2A
+3.3V.../ 18A
+5V & + 3.3V 165W MAX +5V & =12V 218W MAX

S/N: 100400455970

Now someone in English tell me what video card can I get ha ha. Also 7750 is that a model of the card ?

Thank You guys you are awesome.
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March 1, 2013 6:48:51 AM

You got 168w on the 12v rail
That is barely enough for your computer at full load, I would not look to getting anything higher than a 6450 with that PSU and even that might be risky

If you have the budget grab this PSU
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430
and then grab a 7750

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March 1, 2013 6:50:08 AM

What resolution do u use
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March 1, 2013 2:17:26 PM

stickmansam said:
You got 168w on the 12v rail
That is barely enough for your computer at full load, I would not look to getting anything higher than a 6450 with that PSU and even that might be risky

If you have the budget grab this PSU
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430
and then grab a 7750

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/Athlon_II_X4_645/images/power_load.gif

I understand. The power supply is only $$25 so its worth it, however the HIS HD 7750 is like $120 and thats too much, I want something more in the $50 range that will do the job. My games are allready running on mid settings so
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March 1, 2013 8:13:58 PM

Then get an 6570/6670, they cost about $45-55

Its hard to find GDDR3 or GDDDR5 versions at this price point

6570 (slower clocked 6670)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100323...

6670
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r6670md2gd3...

CHeapest 7750 DDR3 for reference
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7750pmd2gd...

CHeapest 7750 GDDR5 for reference
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-hd77501gd5...
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March 1, 2013 9:21:36 PM

My reason to say that a psu with 250W is not recommended, it's because a generic 250W psu can't output what's promised, specially with a cpu that demands some power like the amd one(confirmed in the the techpowerup link above), those cards have a low power consumption, any decent psu within 300W will do, but a generic 250W isn't recommended.
You might grab a new psu or just the 6450 for you psu.
It should be mentioned that the psu is 25$ after mail in rebate, you have to pay 45$ for it.
So if the op doesn't count the rebate there's cheaper psus out there(you can get a 300W psu, but in the list those are as cheap as the decent 300W psus) :
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZN3K2/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... > out of stock for now
If you're short in cash : http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Basiq-BP350-Power-Supply/dp... > it's decent and it will do for such low end cards.

I would try to get a 6670 if possible(60$-68$ not counting the mir) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Z5GRW6/

Or the 6570(50$) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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