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How to check my computer's graphics card compatibility

My computer model name is

HP Pavilion Elite HPE

motherborad: bk170aa-aba hpe-210y 

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, 3000Mhz, 4 core logical processor

Graphics card: ATI RAdeon HD 5450

 

I have purchased this desktop for 5 years and my graphics card had started to wear out. 

So i did some research on what graphics card my desktop can handle but it was very challenging

some says that if the PS is high the computer can use anything but the size of the graphics card concerns me

and some says that just buy a 270x but i dont know what my PS is for the computer and i dont know if my computer can use the grapics card's full potentials.

 

So how I do really check what my motherboard can handle for the graphics cards?크기변환_크기변환_회전_20140104_184739.jpg

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Re: How to check my computer's graphics card compatibility

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Welcome to the forum.

 

The power supply unit (PSU) in the computer is 300W.  Most mid-level video cards require a minimum of 400W to run properly.  A video card that will run with the 300W PSU will not

be much better than the integrated video.  Therefore, a PSU upgrade is necessary, also.

 

OCZ and Corsair make very good PSU's.  Irecommend at least 500W; 600W is even better for future upgrades.  You should measure the current PSU and compare the measurements to the one you choose.

 

The video card should be no more than 9" in length.  It is a PCI Express x16.   If you upgrade the PSU this card will work for you:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130839

 

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If I upgrade my PS to around 500 will it be enough to run 270x? or do i need to change the cpu as well?

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No, the card will not work because it is too long.  It is 10.24" in length.  You should buy a card that is no longer than 9".  Some members have used cards that are longer, but I am not certain that a longer card allows for good airflow.

 

A 500W PSU should be fine if the card doesn't require more than 450W to run properly.  Your processor and memory should be fine.

 

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Re: How to check my computer's graphics card compatibility

If you want a card that will fit, out-perform the 270x get the Asus GTX760 (less than 9").

You'll need a 600W PSU. I suggest a Corsair CX600 or the Rosewill 630.

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Will this PSU fit into my computer? because the interior is pretty small and my PSU much smaller than the one you suggested
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What are the measurements of the current PSU?  I believe that it should be standard ATX.

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WandaiWrection,  

Are you kidding? The PSU in that unit is the 5188-2625, per HPPartsSurfer.

 HP 300W POWER SUPPLY 5188-2625 DPS-300AB HP-D3057F3R. Dimension: 5.9"(W)x3.4"(H)x5.5"(D) fit Standard ATX

 

 (edited 1/7/14 8PM to reflect this should have been adressed to WandaiWrection).

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wb2001 wrote:

Are you kidding? The PSU in that unit is the 5188-2625, per HPPartsSurfer.

 HP 300W POWER SUPPLY 5188-2625 DPS-300AB HP-D3057F3R. Dimension: 5.9"(W)x3.4"(H)x5.5"(D) fit Standard ATX


That is strange.  This is what you would more likely find in a Slimline model; not a desktop.

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- i7-4770K (liquid cooled); 8 GB memory; GT 640 (4 GB), SSD (Samsung EVO 840-500 GB); 600W PSU; Win 7 Ultimate

HP Photosmart 7520 AIO


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