Ask questions. Help others.
The HP Community is here for you.
Post new question
Note on archived topics.
This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here, or click on "Post new question" above and select the appropriate board.
Top Student
Posts: 5
Member Since: ‎10-22-2009
Message 1 of 4 (1,960 Views)

Video Card for HP Pavillion a6720f

Hey all,


I understand that the nvidia geforce 9100 graphics card is integrated and actually isn't too good. I'm thinking of upgrading. Price range is max $150.


Btw, for installing a new video card, what do i need to do?



0 Kudos
Posts: 17,959
Member Since: ‎11-21-2008
Message 2 of 4 (1,965 Views)

Re: Video Card for HP Pavillion a6720f

The determining factor of which video card that you can buy is the power supply unit (PSU).  The PSU in the computer is 300W.  You can find this information in the link titled 'Product Information' / 'Product Specifications'.  The average minimum wattage required for most mid-range cards, which is what you need to be better than the Intgrated Video, is 400W.  Therefore, unless you upgrade the PSU, upgrading the card will not give you much better performance.  The one advantage of having a standalone card is the video memory on it.  Also, it will free-up the system memory that is being shared.  I will provide a couple of links on Newegg to cards that will run with your current PSU.  You let us know what you want to do.  Here are the links:


Both of the above cards say they require a minimum of 350W.  However, because the manufacturers normally overrate the power requirements of their cards, I believe they will work. 


Here is a link to the 'Support' page for your computer:〈=en&cc=us&submit=Go%20...


In the section titled 'Setup and install', click on the link 'Adding and Removing Hardware'.  The fourth item down is titled 'Adding or Replacing an Expansion Card (Video Card, Sound Card, etc.).  This section has very good instructions on installing a video card.  It even shows the difference in connectors for each type of card.  You can also click on links in the different sections to see more in-depth instructions for a particular function.


If you have further questions, let us know. 




HP TouchPad - 1.2 GHz; 1 GB memory; 32 GB storage; WebOS/CyanogenMod 11(Kit Kat)

HP Omen X; i7-6700K; 16 GB DDR4 2133; GTX 1070; 256 GB SSD M.2; Win 10 Home

HP Photosmart 7520 AIO

**Click the Thumbs Up+ to say 'Thanks' and the 'Accept as Solution' if I have solved your problem.**

Intelligence is God given; Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!

I am not an HP employee.
Top Student
Posts: 5
Member Since: ‎10-22-2009
Message 3 of 4 (1,915 Views)

Re: Video Card for HP Pavillion a6720f

Thanks. So basically, my computer isn't compatible for a good graphics card. Is there a way to raise the power supply?
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎01-04-2010
Message 4 of 4 (1,608 Views)

Re: Video Card for HP Pavillion a6720f

I got same desktop and I upgraded the graficard 2 a gts250 . U just nead 2 buy a new power suplly 500 watts + and look 4 pci-e x 16 thats all now I play crysis on max
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation