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12-26-2011 08:11 AM
I have a Pavillion P6360SC with a graphic card ATI Radeon HD 5450 and need to upgrade it to a better ATI (or similar?).
I play the latest MMORPG Star Wars Old Republic (but have difficulties with my ATI 5450).
Is it possible to use for example ATI Radeon HD 6950 in my HP Pavillion?
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i3 530 2.93GHz
Motherboard: MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E)
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5450
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12-26-2011 12:21 PM
The P6360SC only has a 300 watt power supply so the Radeon 6950 is a no unless you want to replace the power supply and measure to see if the card will even fit.
Open up your PC and do some measuring in parallel with the PCI-E x16 slot to see how long of a video card will fit. The slot adjacent to the PCI-E x16 slot needs to be vacant. Look carefully at the motherboard and makes sure that components on the motherboard don't interfere with the installation of the video card.
12-26-2011 04:29 PM
Most of if not all of the mid-range and higher AMD Radeon video cards stipulate at least a 400 watt power supply. The recommended video cards are close to the upper mid-range video cards and higher.
If you don't want to upgrade the power supply the below video card is something to consider.
An older but excellent video card is the NVIDIA GT 240 1GB DDR5. This card doesn't support DirectX 11 which is optionally used in some of the newer PC games but it is an excellent performer.