Solved How to upgrade powersupply, vid card for 2 monitors?

January 14, 2016 at 23:25:40
Specs: Windows 7, 3.40 GHz

I'm using a HP desktop(I've used it for 2 years)
Intel(R)Core (TM) i7-3770 CPU@ 3.40GHz.
64bit operating system.
I'm using 2 monitors. 18'' LG, 22'' samsung.
I want to change the 18'' to a 27'' but I don't have 2 hdmi cables which I think the new 27'' will need to be connected to a hdmi input.
Do I need to change my video card as well as the power supply to run the 27'' monitor smoothly on my system?

Thanks in advance.

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January 15, 2016 at 05:12:30
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If you are already using two monitors, there's no need to change the graphics card just because you are swpping one of the monitors for one with a larger screen.

The PSU also does not need to be changed since monitors are powered direct from the wall socket, not from the PSU.

HDMI connectivity depends on what connectors your existing graphics card has & what connectors the new monitor has (you haven't said what they have so can't answer that).

You may have to buy an adapter cable for the new monitor.

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January 15, 2016 at 16:47:53
Well..... Your reply is a bit over simplified.

It depends on what the old monitor was, and what the new one will be. If the old monitor is low resolution and you are planning on getting a 4k screen, you most likely will need a better videocard (true 4k gaming needs BIG computing power)

So TopicStarter; please tell us what video card you have now and what monitor you will be installing.
(IF you are planning on very high resolution gaming, and you are getting a new video card, chances are that you also need a new power supply. what is the powerrating of currect supply?

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