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08-22-2014 08:35 AM
Hi everyone, I would like to upgrade my display card but dont know which one I can upgrade it to. My goal to upgrade it to at least 1Gb.
The Elite m9400n has GeForce 8400 GS. I am hoping to upgrade to something better than GTS260. I realise that I have to upgrade my power supply to 600W as well.
IF my computer (m9400n) can take higher power supply (i.e.1000W), can I upgrade the display card to even better card? Not sure if I have to upgrade other things too.
I have 8Gb RAM (max out), CPU is 2Quad @6600 @2.4Ghz
08-22-2014 02:31 PM - edited 08-22-2014 03:15 PM
No sense adding PSU and GPU without knowing the requirements of your goal.
If it's gaming, I would suggest you use this site to quiry the requirements. The "Can I Run It" is helpful. You'll need an account (free). Otherwise, you can google (example) "Assassin Creed 4 requirements" then follow link to game debate.
The max recommended PSU is 650W.
BTW -- Can not find your m9400n------- what is the product number?
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08-22-2014 05:41 PM - edited 08-22-2014 08:30 PM
No not for games. It is for autodesk 3ds max rendering, and lumion 3d animation.
Product no is GN553AA. It was right in the front of the computer. I also confirmed that the Power supply is 300Watt.
08-22-2014 08:29 PM
I looked at the Lumion website. It tells how passmark points I need in order to run the program smoothly. It said minimum of 2500 pt.
So I think I could afford GeForce GTX760, around $300.
but i am not sure if it is compatible with Pavilion elite m9400n still.