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Solved Can I upgrade graphics card for Packard Bell iMedia A6322

December 2, 2012 at 09:52:42
Specs: Windows 7, 3GB

Hello,I am hopeing to be ble to upgrade my graphics card so that I can continue to play World of Warcraft. Since the latest patch my gaming performance has dropped significantly.
My specs are:
Packard Bell iMedia S1300/A3622
Processor: AMD Athlon (tm) 11x4 605e Processor 2.30Mhz
RAM: 3.00 GB (max is 4GB)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 6150SE integrate3d nforce 430.
PSU 250W. The dimension of the current PSU are 13cmW x 7cmH x 14cmD.
I have been looking at Sapphire HD 7750 Low Profile and wondered if this card will be suitable? My case is a micro case with low profile slots and there are 2 slots.
Thanks

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December 3, 2012 at 00:41:28

Who recommend 4GB of memory for HD 7750? System memory has nothing to do with video card plus most games are 32bit (they don't even use 3GB of ram).
HD 7750 outperform HD 6670 and use less power. Good 250W unit will have no trouble running both cards listed(if u don't have mutiple hdd's & optical drives)
Note that the PSU requirement for the v-card is for the whole system(system+v-card).
U have mid or mini tower and PSU form factor is ATX.
If u are going to get new PSU get Corsair 430w builder series.


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December 2, 2012 at 11:01:29

The Sapphire HD 7750 should be okay as long as your PC has a PCI x16 slot (can't find system specs for your PC so check the manual).

However, for that card you will need to upgrade the RAM to 4GB and fit a more powerful PSU (250W is nowhere near enough, you need at least a 500W unit).

System requirements for the Sapphire HD 7750 are here: http://www.sapphiretech.com/present...


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December 2, 2012 at 11:36:11

Like phil and riider said, the HD 7750 is probably your best bet. I recently installed a HD 6670 on a 250W Acer machine and it worked fine. The HD 7750 uses even less power and is worth the try.

Skip
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December 2, 2012 at 17:06:54

Thanks Phil for your advice much appreciated. I am sure my PC has one PCIe slot, but I will double check this.

I have checked the system requirements for the HD 7750 now and can see that it is recommended to have 4GB RAM and a better PSU. I originally thought a 250W PSU was sufficient based on customer reviews I read about this graphics card, as Skip seems to think also (thanks for your input Skip also).
I have also now looked at the HD 6670 low profile spec requirements and this does not appear to need more RAM than I have. So I have a choice really. It is not easy to choose because I would have no idea what PSU to choose for my system, altho I know its going to have to be a micro one, so any help with this is appreciated (dimensions of current PSU are in orignal post)

It is a problem for all I want to do is bring my graphics card inline with WorldofWarcraft minimum recommendations,https://eu.battle.net/support/en/article/minimum-system-requirements-for-world-of-warcraft
and both the HD6000 and HD7000 series are on their list as recommended cards.
Thanks again, if you can help further.



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December 3, 2012 at 00:41:28
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Who recommend 4GB of memory for HD 7750? System memory has nothing to do with video card plus most games are 32bit (they don't even use 3GB of ram).
HD 7750 outperform HD 6670 and use less power. Good 250W unit will have no trouble running both cards listed(if u don't have mutiple hdd's & optical drives)
Note that the PSU requirement for the v-card is for the whole system(system+v-card).
U have mid or mini tower and PSU form factor is ATX.
If u are going to get new PSU get Corsair 430w builder series.

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December 3, 2012 at 01:43:48

Thanks Kuwese; this is what I read on reviews about the HD7750 low profile card, that a 250W PSU will be ok. I do not have multiple drives. So I will get this card. If I do have any problems at least I know of a PSU to get (Corsair 430W builder series)
Thanks Very

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