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03-30-2010 04:49 AM
I come in here for my step-father. He has a HP A1740 PC and would like to upgrade his video graphics card to a 1GB.
I was thinking he could have a GeForce GT 220 like I have bought for my M7590N. However, he has a 500w PSU. So, I think he could buy a better one than I have bought.
I bought the GT 220; because I didn't want to change my stock 300m PSU. I only have a small problem with my 220. I got a blue screen of death when I use Internet Explorer. It's a driver or hardware acceleration problems stuck in a endless continuous mode.. I control that manually when not playing my few games.
What do you recommend for his computer?
I'll awaits your reply.
03-30-2010 02:56 PM
Well it looks like he has a C2D 6300 CPU @ 1.83mhz, 2GB ram and Intel GMA 950 intigrated graphics, so I would say don't go over a 9800GT 1GB b/c your CPU will bottleneck the videocard and you will have wasted money going any higher, the GT 220 is a way lower end card.
Now what does he want to do this this card? Gaming, video, graphic design??? The 9800GT goes for about $95.00 CAN at the lowest on Tigerdirect.ca. It does require a 400w PSU but I think you said you had a 500w in the computer so you should be good.
Also That computer came with VISTA installed I woul dalso recommend upgrading to Windows 7 as it is far less of a hog on computer power. Also consider a new CPU as that computer can handle Core 2 Duo E6x00 so that means E6600 @ 3.06ghz vs the 1.83 that you have that will help boost performance, and if you go to a higher processor like the E6600 then you can get a better video card. Again this all depends on what he is using the computer for as well.
03-30-2010 05:17 PM
He has just bought both the card and processor you suggested for his computer HP A1740N. He is a casual gamer. He very much Guild Wars. I did too once; but, I play Star Trek Online now. I left Guild Wars in 2007. Because, I didn't like what it has become.
However, he got another HP computer; he also has the HP 752N which he also wants to upgrade it. I didn't want to start a new thread. There is enough threads in the forum at this time.
I'm NOT sure which Graphic cards to choose and also unsure has if it supports AGP 8X. I have seen many AGP cards but, none of them gives any info if it got the AGP 4x.
We were looking at the GT 8400 GS. I were very unsure about that one. So, we didn't bought, well he didn't. I know a AGP Graphic card would be better for this old computer.
We need your help for that one.What do you recommends?
I'll await your reply.
04-01-2010 05:16 PM
We have problems. First, I thought to begin with the installation of his new processor you suggested us.
We installed the E6600 @ 3.06ghz into his a1740n and nothing happens when powering up his computer; in fact, even the old CPU doesn't work anymore.
Can you help us? or Can someone help us?