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upgrading graphics card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tonyacat, Jan 24, 2015.

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  1. tonyacat

    tonyacat Thread Starter

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    Is NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1300 or Intel GMA X4500 compatible with HP COMPAQ DC5800 DESKTOP COMPUTER, INTEL CORE 2 DUO, 4gb RAM, 2.83 GHz
     
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    You have one pci-e 16 slot for a video card however you only have a 240W pw supply. In addition, you have a sff type case ie it is a small case.

    In order to use a real video card, you need to do two things;
    1 Measure your case to see if the card you want will fit
    2 Upgrade your pw supply so you can actually use a video card

    The later is going to be problematic since you have a sff and a standard pw supply will not fit.

    In short, while you might be able to upgrade the pw and install a real video card, it is NOT cost effective. It will cost you a lot of money for the pw supply and you will still have an old hp computer.
    Here is the spec sheet for that computer;
    http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04290830
     
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    Thank you.
     
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