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Upgrading Video Card help

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  1. fluffybacon

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    I want to upgrade my Graphics card so i can play games on HD
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 645 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 5887 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 942326 MB, Free - 775505 MB; D: Total - 11439 MB, Free - 1397 MB;
    Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
    model:Hewlett-Packard p7-1054
    HP pavillion
     
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    What is the model number of your HP Computer.
     
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    Your computer, has a PCIE/16 slot, however it only came with a 250 Watt Power Supply. You would have to upgrade the power supply to handle the new Graphics Card. HP uses very low quality power supplies, often Bestec branded ones. I would suggest a power supply from a manufacturer such as, OCZ, Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax or Thermaltake to name a few quality manufacturers. Not being a gamer I can;t make a recommendation on an adequate card to play the games you want to play in HD. one of the other members who are games with the experience could make a better reccomendation than I could.
     
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    Hi and welcome to TSG.

    I agree with dustyjay on the power supply. I have a HP machine myself which I have upgraded the GPU in, definately upgrade the powersupply aswell.

    Any particular games you had in mind?
     
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    Can you tell me what watts to get for my new power supply?
     
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    Can you tell me what power supply with corresponding gpu i should get and i just wanna be able to play any game on high detail without lagging
     
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    That means that if your motherboard has an AMD Chipset you should get an AMD based Graphics card. And considering that your motherboard does indeed have an AMD Chipset, it is recommended that you stick with an amd Graphics card. The reason is to remove a layer of possible conflicting hardware.
     
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    I don't see why it wouldn't, but as I said I am not a gamer so I don't know how well it would play the games you want to play in HD.
     
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