Upgrading Graphics Card,

Hewlett-packard / Ny548aa-abl p6230f
December 6, 2010 at 01:49:23
Specs: Windows 7, 2.6 GHz / 7927 MB
Mine is Pretty Horrible, its a newer PC with ATI Radeon HD 4200 Integrated Graphics, is there anyway I can update it? its a bad card imo and can barely play some of the newer games, im looking for a more powerful card..

Any suggestions or what I Can do to fix it?

Thanks in Advanced!

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December 6, 2010 at 02:24:48
There's pci-e x16 slot available, u can install any pci-e video card. I recommend gts 450(atleast 450w +12v@24A is required).

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December 6, 2010 at 05:55:57
You said it yourself - "ATI Radeon HD 4200 Integrated Graphics". Integrated Graphics is NOT a video card, the graphics chips is built into the motherboard. As IGPs go, it's one of the best currently available but it's not really meant for gaming.

The Pavilion P6230F is one of those screwy systems with the motherboard mounted upside-down:


Before you buy a video card, check your power supply specs (open the case & check the label). Kuwese recommended a decent card but if your power supply doesn't meet the requirements, you'll either have to upgrade the power supply & the video card, or go for a milder gaming card with lower power needs. It all depends on which games you wanna be able to play & how much you're willing to spend.

Have a look at this article:

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: November 2010

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December 6, 2010 at 09:39:24
Well if your looking to play like really intense games like Crysis Spending the extra 100$ is a good idea, I have a 5870 x2 Crossfire By ATI and the thing rips through Anything I can play Crysis @ about 73 FPS Maxed With crazy amounts of Ai! But all im trying to say is the better the card the better your experience! :)

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December 6, 2010 at 17:15:18
"I have a 5870 x2 Crossfire"

That's funny, over in the overclock forum you said you have an HD 6870 with the core clock cranked up from 980MHz to 2800MHz. Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket!

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December 26, 2010 at 00:27:09
thanks guys, sorry I havent been on, just a little busy, Hrm, What info do I need to give to the store guys/for myself to decide which card to get?

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