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hp pavilion p6140in
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hi,

im using a 5.5 year old hp p6140 in
it comes with a core2 duo e 7400 2.8ghz processor ,3gb ddr2 ram, a ms 7525 bostonL motherboard a 7200 rpm hdd,a geforce 210 which has been in use for the last 2.5 years and a 250 w psu which ive already upgraded to a corsair vs450w
now i want to upgrade my gpu to a gtx series and ive narrowed down on the

MSI NVIDIA N750-2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

..im aware that bottleneck issues might be there...all i want to ask is whether my system will support the card properly...

 

bios version--Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

a pci express x16 slot is present and the card is 5.7 inches and it should fit...

 

(the main problems i see people complain about are regarding bios and incompatibility)...so..can i run this card?

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The BIOS incompatibility is caused by the fact that the newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  HP didn't start using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  Some of MSI's GTX 750 cards come with a switch to use either one.  I suggest contacting MSI Tech Support to assure the card in your link will work.  Also, make certain that you PSU has enough headroom to allow the card to work properly.  Personally, I would like to see at least a 500W PSU.

 

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i did ...i did contact msi support and posted on their forum too...they said contact hp support to verify motherboard compatibility...is there any other way to find out whether the card has this switch you speak of?

 

(i checked the geforce website...it stated a 300w psu is recommended...so i went for a vs450...its okay though isnt it?

the card is about 3.3 cm thick so i suppose there will be headroom)

 

thank you...

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mr geekster, (sorry about that)

 

i just found something on the msi website..have a look

http://event.msi.com/2014/vga/Hybrid_BIOS/

 

so according to this...switch bios are for certain models..others(in the 600,700 series) have a preinstalled hybrid bios...so thats good huh?

what do you say now?

 

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Thank you for the additional information.

 

I say -- you did a lot of good research!  Once I reviewed the specs of your computer again, I am concerned about it being too old to run the new video card properly.  You should check to assure that the card is compatible with Vista.  Sometimes new technology and old technology don't work well together.  If MSI can't tell you if it will work, you should check with EVGA to see if they have a card that will work.

 

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you are welcome sir...

well the msi site says that its compatible right down to windows xp...

and evga is...well..i have a little bad history with evga so id rather not walk down that road...again:smileyvery-happy:

 

could you give me your final verdict please?and yeah some hp guy said that using a new psu(greater power...like ive upgraded from 250 to 450w)  with an old system can damage my parts as it supplies high voltage current or something...thats all a load of bull**bleep** right? that dosent happen does it?

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My final verdict is, if you can find a retailer who will take it back if it doesn't work, try it.  It will cost you some money to send it back, but it would be worth it if it doesn't work.  I simply can't say that it will work without some reservations.  I know that you wanted a more definitive answer, but there are too many variables for me to give you an exact answer.  I don't want to be responsible for you spending your hard-earned money. :Wink:

 

As for the PSU, I suppose what he is saying could be true.  Why? -- as components are used they heat and cool.  This definitely weakens them.  Under normal circumstances the PSU is aging, also.  When you add a new PSU it is at full power.  If there is a weak component it could damage it.  The PSU only provides the amount of power that is required to run the computer properly.  The remainder of the power is used in peak times of need.  Therefore, all things equal, a more powerful PSU will not hurt the system.

 

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i understand...even i started with a lot of variables...you helped me fit them into an equation(even if both sides might not match)...so i have to thank your expertise for that...

 

thank you,

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You are very welcome.  Sorry I couldn't give you a more certain answer to your question.

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Nah its fine...if it works and i hope it will...ill let you know and consider this matter solved

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