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Upgrading video card in refurbished pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bryosgirl, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. bryosgirl

    bryosgirl Thread Starter

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    I purchased a refurbished pc over a year ago that has so far worked out great. It gets alot of heavy video game usage, so I want to upgrade the video card to a GeForce. However, I don't know if it will be possible with my current hardware. Is this at all feasible? I don't know much about hardware, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I've included the system and display information from the DxDiag report below.


     
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    Here is the support site for the HP Pavilion p6213w desktop - which you should add and save in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it whenever needed.

    According to its product specifications section, the motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot for adding a video card.

    The power supply is listed as a 250 watt model, so that's going to be your bottleneck and limiting factor as to how powerful a video card you can add.

    If you stick with a GeForce model with a heatsink instead of a cooling fan and with no more than 512 MB of video memory, you may be okay.

    I installed a GeForce 512 MB video card in my desktop a few months ago, and it's working fine with the original 250 watt power supply, however I haven't subjected it to gaming or any other kind of graphic load.

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