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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tabman68, Nov 26, 2011.

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  1. Tabman68

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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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    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE, 64 Mb
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  2. cristian_vizu

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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!
     
  3. flavallee

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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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  4. Tabman68

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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
     
  5. flavallee

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    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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  6. Tabman68

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    Does it matter if it's PCI-E x1 or x16 or 2.1 or 2.0?
     
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    PCI Express x16.

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  8. Tabman68

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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
     
  9. flavallee

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    Do you have a link to that video card?

    Read here and here.

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    Thank you for your help flavallee.
     
  13. flavallee

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

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