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Does HP make a good gaming computer?

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I just purchased the HP570t and upgraded the graphics card to the Nivida 440 3gb  ddr3 for flight sim and it doesn't do the job.  It has a ddr 3 graphics card, I was told I need a ddr5 graphics card.  But what about the computer? Can it have ddr3 processor or do I need something higher & does HP make that? Will the computer below be enough to run Microsoft Flight Sim X smoothley?


HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t customizable Desktop PC



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  • 1GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce 460 [2 DVI, mini-HDMI, VGA adapter]
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  • 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, 1394, audio, video (for TV Tuner)
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Re: Does HP make a good gaming computer?

OsFan, here are the system requirements for MS FltSim X.  According to what I see, the computer that you listed should work fine.


Also, here is a good guide for buying a HP gaming computer.  There are a lot of good suggestions in the guide.


For future upgrading, you should always buy a computer with a higher wattage power supply unit (PSU).  The PSU is the backbone of the computer.  It is not the place to save money.


Please let us know if this solves your problem or not.


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