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Getting a new Graphics Card.

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i want to know if i could get an ATI Radeon 7950 for this pc

 

Windows 7 64bit

System Model HPE-410f

AMD Phenom II x6 1045t Processor 2.7GHz

8 gigs of RAM

Direct X 11

 

I do not know the power supply. The graphics card recommends 500w or greater.

The case itself is huge, but im not sure if all the upgrades will fit so i figured i would ask. The graphics card i have now is horrible ATI Radeon HD Series 5570 ive actually had to replace this 2 times through HP bc it was defective and still is. I tried updating my Display driver and it crashed my pc so yeah i just want to replace it with a new and better one. If not ill just save money for a new pc i guess.

 

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Re: Getting a new Graphics Card.

No... a bigger power supply will not fry your computer.

 

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Re: Getting a new Graphics Card.

Here are the specs for your HPE-410f Desktop Computer. According to the specs, it came with a 300 watt power supply. The Corsair CX-500 and CX-600 come highly recommended and are forum favorites. As far as the ATI Radeon 7950 goes, measure the inside of the case inline with the card slot to see if the new card will fit.

 

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300 watt? hmmm interesting the specs for the ATI Radeon HD Series 5570 recommends a 400w or greater could this be the problem with my graphics card?

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VoidXero, welcome to the forum.

 

Here are the Product Specifications for the computer.  If you look in the section titled "Power Supply" it shows 300W.  This is not enough wattage to run the video card that you want to buy.  Also, the cards that I looked at are 10.5" in length.  You should try to stay at 9" or less to assure that it fits into the space provided.  Some members have used cards that were 9.25" with not problems.

 

If you decide to upgrade the PSU, I like Corsair and OCZ.  They are manufacturers who make high quality products that work well for gaming.  If the video card requires 500W, you will want to buy a PSU with at least 600W to give you some further upgrade room.

 

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VoidXero wrote:

300 watt? hmmm interesting the specs for the ATI Radeon HD Series 5570 recommends a 400w or greater could this be the problem with my graphics card?


No, HP has the video cards made to their specs so they will work with the PSU they install.  This is why you have to upgrade the PSU if you upgrade the video card.

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Ok i have another question. If i do buy a 600w PSU will it fry my computer?

 

 

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No... a bigger power supply will not fry your computer.

 

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ok im taking your word for it. I do have enough room for the graphics card

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