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12-16-2008 09:33 AM
I have an Pavilion a6319fh with the original 250w power supply. Now I have a core 2 quad Q9400 installed and would like to upgrade the integrated video card so that I can play some of the PC games, such as COD, Cyrix. Just wondering which type/card (I am thinking of a 256M card) enables me to do it without upgrade the power supply. Any advice is appreicated. thanks.
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12-16-2008 11:05 AM
Replacing the power supply is probably more important than the video card upgrade. Doing so will better enable other upgrades - memory, additional drives, etc... If you are a gamer... I would try to find a 650w PS. You can find them for ~65-100. If that's too steep - 450w are ~$25-30.
Once, you have a decent power supply, your choice in video cards becomes much easier.
Your motherboard has a PCIe x16 slot.
Go to ATI's site and shop (upper left)
You can find all kinds of cards in many proce ranges - up to an ATI 4850 ~$300 and requires a 500w PS: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8894
If you are an nVidia fan...
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