I need help with a graphics card upgrade.

November 19, 2010 at 18:55:21
Specs: Windows Vista, 6.00 GB
I was looking to upgrade my graphics card and have no idea on what is compatible with my system. I am not much of a computer person but here are the specs that I have. I am running on a AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core Processor 2.20GHZ and my model number is a6614F . I was looking into a XFX HD-583X-ZAFV Radeon HD 5830 for a possible upgrade but believe that i would need to upgrade my Power supply (was looking at XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire for that) anyone know if this would be compatible? or is this not enough information to be sure

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#1
November 20, 2010 at 06:43:54
You do NOT need to upgrade your power supply. It appears you have 6GB of RAM, is that correct? Are you running the 64-bit version of Vista? It would help to know the make/model of your motherboard & which video card you're currently using. Also, what's the purpose of this upgrade? The HD 5830 is pretty high on the performance charts, is it for gaming? If not, it's probably WAY more card than you need.

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#2
November 20, 2010 at 07:25:22
since u have a good system i dont think a psu upgrade is needed all what u need to do is tell us ur motherboard model
but u said u dont want to game? then why look for high end card ? look for mid range or so ;)

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#3
November 20, 2010 at 10:51:11
My bad this upgrade is for gaming. Yes I am running on 64 bit Vista and do have 6 gig of ram. As I said before, I am not much of a computer person. How do I find the make/model of my motherboard and my graphic card? I believe that my graphic card is to low cause it can barely run Star Craft 2 and most games max out at about 7-10 fps.

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#4
November 20, 2010 at 11:48:39
"I believe that my graphic card is to low cause it can barely run Star Craft 2 and most games max out at about 7-10 fps"

More than likely you don't have a video CARD at all, probably integrated graphics. Where does the monitor cable connect, to a card in the slot area or to a port on the motherboard? If you don't know the difference:

Here's a monitor cable connected to the integrated graphics port

Here's a monitor cable connected to a video CARD


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#5
November 20, 2010 at 18:25:51
Looks like I currently have no graphics card at all.

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#6
December 1, 2010 at 11:39:56
Okay, finally have found the information about my graphics card and Mother board. For a graphics card I am running the NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. Says that it is an Integrated RAMDAC and that the AdapterRam is 138MBytes. As for the Motherboard I can't find the name but;

Manufacturer Pegatron Corporation
Model NARRA3
Version 3.02

CPU is AMD Opteron MP 8134 EE
Cpu Socket Socket AM2


Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None
Name Physical Memory Array
Use System memory

In all honesty I have no idea as to weather or not this is helpful but hopefully it is all the information that is needed for someone that understands computers


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