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I need help, I need to replace my video card and I don't know what to look for. I am not looking for anything expensive, just a replacement. Any recommendations? PCI-E slot

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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
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RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE, 64 Mb
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I have a Nvidia 8500GT 512MB in a very similar configuration as yours.
it does the job very well, can play COD modern warfare 3 with great graphics, also is pretty cheap.
I recommend a Nvidia 8 series, such as mine; low prices, fare performance.
Good luck!
 

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What's your intent for wanting to upgrade from integrated NVIDIA graphics to a PCI-E video card?

What's the brand name, model name, and model number of your computer?

What's the wattage of the power supply?

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Tabman68

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What's your intent for wanting to upgrade from integrated NVIDIA graphics to a PCI-E video card?

What's the brand name, model name, and model number of your computer?

What's the wattage of the power supply?

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I want to change the card be cause the built in cooling fan is making a grinding noise and I've tried everything to stop it. Now I want to replace it but I don't want to over tax my system. By the way it is not integrated NVIDIA graphics, it is an NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE, 64 Mb PCI-E card.

HP - Pavilion a6150e

300watt power supply
 

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I want to change the card be cause the built in cooling fan is making a grinding noise and I've tried everything to stop it. Now I want to replace it but I don't want to over tax my system. By the way it is not integrated NVIDIA graphics, it is an NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE, 64 Mb PCI-E card.

HP - Pavilion a6150e

300watt power supply
Here is the support site for the HP Pavilion a6150e desktop. You might want to add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

According to its product specifications section, it has integrated NVIDIA graphics, so I assumed that's what it still had. My mistake.

It does have a 300 watt power supply, so it should be able to handle a NVIDIA PCI-E video card. Get one with 256 - 512 MB of video memory.

I prefer the models with a heatsink instead of a cooling fan because they put less of a load on the power supply and there's no moving parts to worry about.

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Will this work OK with my system?
EVGA GeForce 8400 GS Passive 512 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA Graphics Card
PART NUMBER: 512-P3-1301-KR
 

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Will this work OK with my system?
EVGA GeForce 8400 GS Passive 512 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA Graphics Card
PART NUMBER: 512-P3-1301-KR
Do you have a link to that video card?

Read here and here.

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You're welcome, and good luck with the upgrade. :) (y)

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