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09-14-2011 09:58 AM - edited 09-14-2011 10:07 AM
The on board video in your PC is actually pretty decent for general use. The 300 watt power supply is not going to allow the use of a good mid range or better video card.
HP does put the NVIDIA GT 530 (OEM) video card in similar models with a 300 watt power supply.
This PNY NVIDIA GT 440 1gb DDR5 should work with your 300 watt power supply.
09-14-2011 03:53 PM
Hi Dave, thanks for that information, will the GT 440 1024MB PCIe, be much of an improvement over what I have, or would it be best to upgrade the power supply and get a better card.
09-14-2011 06:12 PM
I am not sure what your intended need and use is for a faster video card. I am assuming gaming since this post is under the gaming topic. I would recommend that you go to the web site for the specific applications that you need more video processing capability and find out what level of video card is recommended.
Many times a game's performance is dependent on screen resolution and image detail settings. Keeping the resolution at 1920 by 1080 or less with perhaps default image details might be a place to start. Some games are CPU hogs and a video card faster than the GT 440 might not make too much of a difference.
04-18-2012 11:05 AM
Hi Dave, sorry its been a long time since I looked in but I now know what I'd like to fit. The question is are they compatible.
The video card is AMD Radeon HD7850 OC, 2Gb and for power supply Corsair CX 600w V2 ATX2.2
Thanks for any help you can give me.