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HP Pavilion p6120t and adding a graphics card in myself

If I were to purchase the HP Pavilion p6120t with all the starting specs except for the 2.93 ghz processor (highest available option), and then purchased a Radeon HD 4870 and 2 2 Gig sticks of Ram, would I run into any issues? My primary concern is would the PC's included power source be powerful enough to support the parts I added in, though I'm also curious if I there are any other problems I would run into doing that? I ask mainly because there isn't even an option to ad a Radeon 4870  to that model in the HP store, and I can find the card and ram on newegg for cheaper than I would purchasing the upgrades.

 

In the past I installed a Nvidia 6800 GT and 512mb ram stick to my hp pavilion a714x; that's about the extent of my computer technical know-how. 

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HP Pavilion p6120t and adding a graphics card in myself

If the motherboard can handle 2GB sticks of RAM, you should be OK-- but not all motherboards can.  The powersupply should be fine, if it's not, that's a real cheap and easy upgrade.

 

Just retain the original video card / RAM because if you need service from HP in the future you will need to put those back in.


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