Solved graphics card compatibility with hp pavilion slimline 400

April 25, 2015 at 14:37:31
Specs: windows 8, hp pavilion slimline 400
looking for a graphics card for my hp pavilion slimline 400 to run mobas like dota2 and smite, not very tech savvy so any help would be much appreciated. I know my main issue is my computers 220w power problem. not looking for a high end gaming card, just something to raise my fps for those games to be playable.

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April 26, 2015 at 06:36:27
"I might upgrade the power supply to 400w"

If you check the 3rd link I supplied in response #1 (HP specs) & scroll down to the power supply info, you'll see the dimensions are provided: 200mm x 85mm x 53mm (7.9 x 3.3 x 2.1 inches). Here's what's available at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

There's only one unit that's 80 Plus certified - it's a 350W for $65+ but doesn't get great reviews:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...



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April 25, 2015 at 15:09:40
Minimum graphics requirements for Dota 2 are fairly low. Smite's requirements are higher, especially if you want to get into "recommended" graphics. The power supply is definitely gonna hold you back. Does your tower require a low profile card?

http://www.systemrequirementslab.co...

http://www.systemrequirementslab.co...

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/...


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April 25, 2015 at 15:56:11
Yeah it requires a low profile card I believe, I might upgrade the power supply to 400w

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April 25, 2015 at 16:23:16
Plan on the power supply upgrade, just look for one with at least 80% or greater certified efficient, a single 12 Volt rail (which should have the highest Amperage rating of all of the voltages), Active PFC, a quality name brand, and at least a 3year warranty (longer warranty means they are more confidant with their product).

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April 26, 2015 at 06:36:27
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"I might upgrade the power supply to 400w"

If you check the 3rd link I supplied in response #1 (HP specs) & scroll down to the power supply info, you'll see the dimensions are provided: 200mm x 85mm x 53mm (7.9 x 3.3 x 2.1 inches). Here's what's available at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

There's only one unit that's 80 Plus certified - it's a 350W for $65+ but doesn't get great reviews:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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