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  1. ba2ray

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    i recently purchased a new computer. its a hp pavilion with an intel core 2 duo processor 2.2 with 2gb of ram but the graphics card that came with it does not support any games. its a intel graphics media accelerator 950(pci-e). I want to purchase a nvidia graphics card. preferably a nvidia geforce 8600 gt or gts im willing to spend around $150-$200. i want to know if my computer is going to be able to support the graphics card because my friend said i might not have enough power supply but i do not have any idea about this topic. Please help me find a graphics card that will be compatible or let me know if the one that i want to purchase will work. Thank you
     
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    What PSU do you have?
    If you dont know, what model is your HP?
    Any anyways, if your HP came with intel core 2 duo with 2 gigs, it has to atleast have 400-500w.
    400 I'd say is minimum, maybe even 300w. 500 would be perfect.
     
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    its a hp pavilion a6257c . i do not know the psu
     
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    can anyone help me with this?
     
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    will i need a new psu ? i just looked inside my box and it says max output 250W . why is it so low? am i looking at the wrong thing?
     
  7. ba2ray

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    bump..

    can anyone help me with this ?
     
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    I would get a new PSU.

    If it is only 250, I'm surprised!

    I've known many people who got new video cards and didn't have enough power to run them, might as well upgrade at the same time.

    I would go up to a 500 just to be safe for future upgrades.
     
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