12-05-2011 12:07 PM
The HPE-137 only has a 300 watt power supply so your choice of video cards is limited. If you are into modern games then both the power supply and video card will need to be replaced. If you are into modern games, then the best thing to do is to check the software manufacturer's web site and forum for recommended video cards.
Once we know what your needs are then we can make a recommendation.
You can probably run the NVIDIA GT 440 for about $80 and still keep your existing power supply.
A gaming quality solution might run you $200.
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-5930k, X99, 16GB 2800 MHz DDR4, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI
Windows 8.1 UEFI mode
12-30-2011 06:29 PM
I was looking to upgrade my video card for my PC (HP Pavilion Elite HPE-137 c-b) as well and saw this post. I'm looking to upgrade my video card to play Skyrim. According to the game's website, the reccomended requirements are:
DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher.
I'm trying to find a decent graphics card between $100-200 that would allow me to experience the game at a high setting if possible. Any recommendations? Thanks.