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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎04-29-2009
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Upgrading m9368hk GPU and PSU

Bought the m9368hk that came with the very disappointing nvidia 9300GE and a 300W PSU. Disappointing isn't the word as I've found it can't play any game with a reasonably intense graphics experience that was brought out after late 2007. Assasins Creed, Fallout 3 etc, nothing will run on it.


Consequently, I find I have to upgrade the GPU and probably the PSU. Entirely my fault of course  as I really should have looked around a little more diligently at other suppliers etc but I made the mistake of thinking a 9 series card would be a performance card when the 9300GE is the runt of the litter. I can't even find any information on it on nvidia's site.


Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone out there has a suggestion as to what would suit my needs in terms of upgrades and whether carrying out an upgrade would void the warranty that came with the machine?


Thanks in advance.

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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎04-29-2009
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Re: Upgrading m9368hk GPU and PSU

After reading up on the subject a bit, I'm wondering whether I could get away with upgrading the GPU without changing the PSU?
Top Student
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Member Since: ‎04-21-2009
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Re: Upgrading m9368hk GPU and PSU

I had the extact problem. My system came with a 9300 GE and a 350 watt PSU. I could find no reference of the 9300 GE on Nvidia's website and later found out that it is just a rebadged Nvidia 8400. After a lot of goggle miles I came to the conclusion that there where only a few cards that would fit comfortably in my case. the ATI 4 series and the Nividia 9 series single slot (low profile) solutions. I went with the Nvidia 9600 GSO 768 mb GDDR3. They are around 9 inches long and only take up one slot. I upgraded the PSU just in case. I'd read a sticky that said a GOOD 350w PSU would be enough to power a Nvidia 9 series but why sweat it when you can find a good one really cheap these days and not have that to worry about in the future. To upgrade both cost me $130.00. My 22 inch monitor only supports 1680X1050 and my new card's max is 2560x1600 for dual monitors so it should be sufficient to run most of today's game at a decent rate or at least a lot better than the 9300 GE did.
Associate Professor
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Member Since: ‎01-27-2009
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Re: Upgrading m9368hk GPU and PSU



1.  Radeon 4830

2.  Radeon 4770

3.  960GSO (769MB version)




1.  Corsair CX400, Corsair VX450

2.  Antec Earthwatts 500

3.  Antec Earthwatts 380

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