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Can i upgrade graphics card ?

Pavilion 550-079na
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)
My son has the above pc and is wanting to upgrade his graphics card from a AMD Radeon R5330 to a GTX 1060 (3gb) is this possible and also is it worth an upgrade ? Any advice is appreciated. TIA
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@Chaddywaar

 

There are few things to consider

 

(a) PSU: machine only has 180W PSU with existing card requires only around 25W. New card needs at lease 400W PSU to run

 

       https://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-1060/specifications

 

  Members recommended Corsair PSU is a good choice.

 

(b) Available space on the case: The existing card requires 1 slot. New card needs 2 slots, please make sure machine has enogh room for 2 slots at its back.

 

(c) BIOS: Machine should already have correct BIOS otherwise you need to upgrade BIOS.

 

And remember to uninstall AMD drivers before install Nividia drivers.

 

Regards.

BH
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Thankyou for your help. Could you tell me if there is a graphics card alternative that he could upgrade to using only the 180w or is my son best off just sticking to what he's already got ? Thanks again.
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The existing card requires 25W (or less) other cards in its class won't help.

 

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Hi again... would a asus phoenix GeForce nvidia GTX 1050ti (4gb) fit the above pc (pavilion 550-079na) with an upgraded 550 psu? Tia you've been a great help so far.
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