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08-13-2012 10:55 PM
I have a m9500z desktop with geforce 9500 gs. Spec: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam
I don't want to spend a new computer. Can I upgrade thepc with psu (cx500 or cx600) and an evga GeForce GTX 560? How would I know that we have enough cooling? I think I have enough space for the graphic card and power with the cx500 psu, and the only remaining question is the cooling.
08-14-2012 03:07 PM
The GTX 560 is a 150 watt card. I run a GTX 460 which is a 160 watt card in my HP e9280t cabinet. I don't push it for extended periods of time so I don't have any heat issues to be concerned about.
The Corsair PSUs have big exhaust fans and are more efficient (less heat) compared to the HP PSUs so that will definitely help.
Just be sure that your PC gets plenty of cool air and don't keep it in enclosed air space.
Here is a procedure on how to reduce heat inside your PC.
If you still run into significant heat issues then cabinet change might be a consideration.
08-15-2012 05:25 PM
I thought I was being a good mom and I bought my son a new computer last year. Turns out, I did a poor job. I've heard multiple complaints that the HP Pavilion 6716f does not perform very well with the video games. Go figure.
Could you please help me figure out which card I could buy to upgrade this thing so it will perform better?
08-15-2012 05:45 PM
The HP p6716f only has a 250 watt power supply which is not enough for supporting a gaming quality video card. So, you will need a power supply replacement and a video card.
What budget amount are you thinking about for the video card and power supply?
What games are of the most interest to your son?
08-15-2012 06:02 PM
The games he plays: He plays games from something online called Steam. He said Just Cause2, Portal 2, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution are some of the ones that he has trouble running. Hope that helps.
08-16-2012 09:41 AM
In the past, there have been online issues with the performance of the Steam servers. That might be something to investigate.
Good online gaming performance needs a broadband internet connection. That is something else to consider if you are not connected to the internet via broadband.
Review this posted document for background information.
The Corsair CX500 is an excellent choices for power supply. It's $50 after rebate.
The XFX 6870 willl run the Steam based games on High to Ultra with a monitor resolution of 1920 by 1080 without issues. It's $145 after rebate.
These HP 'how-to" articles should be helpful.
08-17-2012 07:12 AM
That's my PC
and here's the GPU
I already have a CX 500 hope to hear an answer!
08-17-2012 02:15 PM
Are you sure that a 10.44" card will fit in your PC? Do some measuring to see if it will fit.
The Cosair CX500 should be plently of power for the NVIDIA 660.