Need help with upgrading

Hewlett-packard / 6302f
August 31, 2010 at 10:29:23
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.4GHz / 2GB RAM
Best graphics card upgrade for HP a6302f desktop PC?

I need it to play PC Games on high graphic settings, like Modern Warfare 1 on high textures.

AMD 5000+ Dual-core @ 2.66GHz per core
current video card is nvidia 6150 (sucks)
3GB RAM


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#1
August 31, 2010 at 11:43:40
Post the specs for your power supply. That will be the thing that holds you back. Open the case and read the label that's on the psu. 12 volt readings are very important. We'll go from there.

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#2
August 31, 2010 at 12:27:10
it says 250watts power supply. as for the PSU i will find out, since its not on the box for some reason.

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#3
August 31, 2010 at 12:48:24
250 watts won't cut it for modern cards. There are a few that don't require an extra plug and draw their power form the pci-e slot. If you want good gaming performance, you're gonna need a new psu. Look at the single 12 volt rail psu's like corsair. You can look at them on newegg.com. You'll probably spend at least $40-$70 on a good one. Then you can upgrade to a lot of better cards.

http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?t...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#4
August 31, 2010 at 13:24:00
are all the power supplies the same size? i can buy any power supply and it will fit in the case?

i am probably going to get a 400watt power supply. here's the link to the one i am thinking of buying, http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...

will it get the job done and be able to handle at least a nvidia 7950?


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#5
August 31, 2010 at 13:30:02
Not all. Look for an ATX psu. Look at your mobo connection. You should have a 24 pin main connector. If it is only 20 pins, you can disconnect the 4 pins that aren't needed. Make sure the new psu has a 6 pin plug for the video card.

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#6
August 31, 2010 at 13:34:03
That's a crap psu. Look for a single 12 volt rail, like I said. I would be looking at the corsair myself.

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

I push corsair, because they are quality psu's.


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#7
August 31, 2010 at 15:24:35
what do you mean by "crap" psu? Will it not work with the graphics card nvidia 7650? screw that, im not buying a $140 power supply.

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#8
August 31, 2010 at 16:13:27
The 430 watt is only $50.00. Do what you want. Buy the cheapo and replace it in a year or buy a better one and have it for years.

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#9
August 31, 2010 at 23:32:22
don't buy that piece of crap. Corsair cx 400w will do the fine job. Don't buy that nvidia crap, look for gtx 460, hd 5770, gts 250, geforce 9800gt or radeon hd 5670.

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#10
September 1, 2010 at 10:14:35
im probably getting the XFX NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 256 MB from Kijiji, since its only $35. But, my TV has VGA, S-Video and this video card only has DVI and S-Video. I don't really like the quality of S-Video, so can I plug the VGA into my old video card, but use the new video card for games? Can I use both video cards at the same time?

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