Solved hp pavillion p6 series and nvidia GT240

October 5, 2012 at 04:43:40
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,

I just recently bought a HP Pavilion P6 series. Apparently it should be ok for gaming, I went to the systems requirements lab website and it doesn't pass the minimum requirements for games such as DCU online, Guild Wars 2 and Assassins Creed III. What was a little strange is that if you looks at the individual criteria the HP Pavilion passes all of them even in the graphics card department, what it states is that there is not enough dedicated video RAM (Guild Wars 2). Even stranger with DCU online it states that the HP pavilion's graphics card passes minimum requirements for everything, but for some strange reason it contradicts itself and suggests I should make an upgrade and has a red symbol indicating this is why my computer hasn't passed the minimum requirements.

Well it looks to me that the systems requirements lab is wrong. Strangely enough I previously had a Compaq Presario SR5414UK (with GT240 installed) and most of the time it passed the minimum requirements but was lacking in CPU and OS. Systems requirements lab has been wrong before.

I guess the question is should I take out the GT240 from my old computer and put it in my HP Pavilion P6 Series? I'm thinking probably not but thought I would get a second opinion.


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October 10, 2012 at 05:24:23
Don't use WD40. It's just a tiny screw, not a rusted up engine bolt. If necessary, clamp a visegrip on the shaft of the screwdriver for more leverage, sort of like in this pic:

http://www.whizmoandgizmo.com/Misc/...

Or use a ratchet with a screwdriver bit, like this:

http://www.fine-tools.com/bitratsch...



#1
October 5, 2012 at 15:05:23
No integrated graphics chip can compete with a gaming card. The GT 240 is a bit dated, but it is a gaming card. You didn't bother to supply the rest of the P6 model number or list any specs so there's very little other advice to be offered.

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#2
October 5, 2012 at 15:40:40
Well the Model No is p6-2260ea, does that help?

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#3
October 5, 2012 at 18:51:16
I'd go for it. Benchmark the machine with 3DMark Vantage (or whatever) in stock configuration, install the GT 240 then run the benchmark again.

Both machines have about the same power supply so give it a try.

If it works out you can always buy a better low power requirement video card later.

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#4
October 6, 2012 at 10:05:36
yea ill go for that as well, gt 240 is a low powered gaming card u should be ok

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#5
October 6, 2012 at 12:47:18
"the Model No is p6-2260ea"

Was that so hard?

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...


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#6
October 7, 2012 at 01:35:18
Well you guys are right. I couldn't tell the difference at first but after awhile I can see the difference the graphics card makes.

I managed to get my graphics card out from my old computer but now I'm having problems putting it into the new one. I got the chassis off the new computer but the problem is I'm assuming I need to to take a section off the back of the new computer to slot it in. The problem is there is a really stubborn screw that won't budge. It maybe that I don't have the precise fit for the screw (tried several screwdrivers, it's a screw for philips and flat end screwdriver).

So for now I'm going to have to leave it or I'm just going to end up damaging the screw and make it harder to loosen (also brand new computer don't want to mess it up). I'm going to try and find other screwdrivers and some WD40. I'm finding it hard to play my games now because of how they look


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#7
October 9, 2012 at 09:28:46
Is this the screw you're having trouble with? Page 15, Illustration #7...

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc...

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#8
October 10, 2012 at 04:15:27
Yup thats the one. I'm assuming I'm going to have to remove that to add the graphic card.

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#9
October 10, 2012 at 05:24:23
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Don't use WD40. It's just a tiny screw, not a rusted up engine bolt. If necessary, clamp a visegrip on the shaft of the screwdriver for more leverage, sort of like in this pic:

http://www.whizmoandgizmo.com/Misc/...

Or use a ratchet with a screwdriver bit, like this:

http://www.fine-tools.com/bitratsch...


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#10
October 10, 2012 at 08:25:54
By the way do you know if there is an exact size screwdriver that will fit it?

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