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08-04-2012 01:30 PM
My graphics card has apparently gone out on my HP Pavilion a6110n desktop PC. What are my options on a replacement card?
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08-04-2012 02:53 PM - edited 08-04-2012 03:02 PM
Your options are extremely limited with the 250 watt power supply in your PC. Most of the newer video cards require a 300 or 400 watt power supply depending on the vendor.
You need to upgrade the PSU besides installing a new graphics card.
A decent video card and PSU might run you $100-$150. Since your PC is 5 years old, you might consider a new PC.
These HP 'how-to" articles should be helpful.
If you need a gaming quality video card then let us know.
08-05-2012 11:16 PM
08-06-2012 06:09 AM
The above link for the GT 430 does have some general information about the card; single slot and three adapters etc.. Review this posted document for background information.
You should open up your PC and measure the physical dimensions of your power supply. Here is a list of things to consider:
- Total wattage - important
- 12+ volt amperage rating - important
- Modular - not mandatory but I like the flexibility
- i7 and SLI ready
- Efficiency rating
- Physical size -- standard ATX PSU is 5.5" by 5.9" by 3.4" (HP standard)
- A single 12+ volt rail is a better choice.
08-07-2012 12:18 PM
I don't see an issue with the NVIDIA 610 for your PC. The Thermaltake TR2 600 watt is an excellent choice.
The NVIDIA 610 is not a gaming quality video card.
08-07-2012 04:33 PM