Can I upgrade my computer's graphics card?

Hewlett-packard / Gz729aa-aba a6317c
May 15, 2011 at 19:40:44
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.2 GHz / 3061 MB
Hello. I'm new to this forum, and I just wanted to know if my computer can be upgraded with a graphics card. My system is a HP Pavillion a6317c, and I just want some general tips, and advice. Please do not spam, hack, or send hate comments at my direction. Thanks!

PCI-E - 3 slots
Intel X86 - x16 lane

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May 15, 2011 at 20:29:46
"Please do not spam, hack, or send hate comments at my direction"

That comment was entirely unnecessary. All you did was give people the idea to do just what you asked them not to do. Plus I would think someone that calls themself "demon" would have thicker skin.

I'll start by doing what YOU should have done, post your system specs:

One problem that I see is that you only have a 250W power supply. That will almost definitely need to be upgraded before you install a video card, unless you plan on going extremely low end with the card? And since you didn't say, I'm going to assume the video upgrade is for gaming, so this article should help you make a good choice:

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2011

Explaining what to look for in a power supply (& why) would take too long, so I'm just going to post a few lower cost but decent possibilities:

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May 15, 2011 at 20:42:23
Look, I'm new! Can you please cut me some slack? I have no forum posting experience!

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May 15, 2011 at 20:46:42
Thanks for the help, but I still don't know which card to buy. I'm looking for something around $100-150. Do you have any advice?

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May 16, 2011 at 14:23:22
"Can you please cut me some slack?"

Sorry, but you rubbed me the wrong way with your stupid "spam, hack, or send hate" statement. Did you check the links I posted, especially about video cards?

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May 16, 2011 at 14:41:16
It niggled me a little as well. But you can be assured that any spam, hack, or send hate comments will be quickly deleted and the perpetrator banned.

This is not YouTube!


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