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Windows 7: Can i upgrade to GT 440?

09 Apr 2012   #1
kevinkat2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Can i upgrade to GT 440?

Hello everybody and i'm just curious if i can upgrade to GT 440.
here are all the specs i could find on my PC and one program called Speccy.
OS: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620
RAM: 3GB dual channel DDR2
couldn't find anything about my motherboard sorry
GPU: 128MB GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a
(that is the GPU i have right now)
HDD: 488GB Hitachi HDP725050GLA SCSI Disk Device (ATA)

I could try and find something about my motherboard if needed and if anything else is needed please ask because i would love to upgrade soon.


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09 Apr 2012   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Unfortunately, the motherboard is the most crucial bit of info when it comes to graphic card upgrades.

Try using CPU-Z to find the brand and model of your motherboard.
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
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09 Apr 2012   #3
kevinkat2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Unfortunately, the motherboard is the most crucial bit of info when it comes to graphic card upgrades.

Try using CPU-Z to find the brand and model of your motherboard.
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
ok now i'm having a bit of a problem:
I go to mainboard where it says motherboard
then manufacturer is blank and model is blank o.o
although it does tell me the chipset, southbridge and LPCIO
chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 Rev. A3
southbridge: NVIDIA nForce 630a Rev. A2
LPCIO: ITE IT8712
hopefully this helps
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09 Apr 2012   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The graphics controller is an onboard one.

Is the machine a commercial one (HP, Dell, etc.)? If you can post its exact model number, that may make it possible to answer your question.
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09 Apr 2012   #5
kevinkat2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
The graphics controller is an onboard one.

Is the machine a commercial one (HP, Dell, etc.)? If you can post its exact model number, that may make it possible to answer your question.
I hope MP is what you meant with HP, Dell, etc. because otherwise i really
don't know because it doesn't say on of the sides of my desktop.
And i wish i knew where to find my exact model number because on some other site i asked the same thing and they asked the same question...
But they didn't know where to find my exact model number :(
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09 Apr 2012   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevinkat2 View Post
I hope MP is what you meant with HP, Dell, etc. because otherwise i really
don't know because it doesn't say on of the sides of my desktop.
And i wish i knew where to find my exact model number because on some other site i asked the same thing and they asked the same question...
But they didn't know where to find my exact model number
Who made it? There's no sticker on the machine that gives the model?

If not, you may have to open the case.

Does it have an ATX power supply?

ATX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The dimension of a standard ATX PSU are 150 mm 86 mm 140 mm (6 3.4 5.5"). There should be a sticker on one face of the PSU that lists is specifications. Max power is one; the current available at +12V is important.

How tall are the slot opening in the case? Standard height is roughly 100 mm (4"). Low profile is much less.

One maker of a GT440 recoommends a minimum 300W power supply with at least 22A available at +12V:

EVGA | Products 400 Series Family&sw=

Is a GT440 a good upgrade for you, if you can use it? It's a "Fermi" card, but it's a low-end one. (Anything is better than onboard graphics, at least for the older motherboards.)
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09 Apr 2012   #7
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

In addition to bobkn's suggestions you could also:

Type dxdiag in the start menu search and press Enter. In the Window the pops up you should be able to see your System Manufacturer and model.

When you start your computer up, what do you see? Most computers show a screen made by the manufacturer or motherboard maker.
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11 Apr 2012   #8
kevinkat2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
In addition to bobkn's suggestions you could also:

Type dxdiag in the start menu search and press Enter. In the Window the pops up you should be able to see your System Manufacturer and model.

When you start your computer up, what do you see? Most computers show a screen made by the manufacturer or motherboard maker.
Yes i have found out what my motherboard is
Its called ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS
can anybody tell me if i can upgrade to a GT440?
and also can anybody tell me how the GT440 is better then the GT520?
I would like to know the differences
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11 Apr 2012   #9
jeffro75

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

You should have no problem upgrading to a GT 440 as long as you have at least a 300W PSU. The GT 440 is a much better card than the GT 520 as it has more CUDA cores and more memory interface width.
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11 Apr 2012   #10
kevinkat2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeffro75 View Post
You should have no problem upgrading to a GT 440 as long as you have at least a 300W PSU. The GT 440 is a much better card than the GT 520 as it has more CUDA cores and more memory interface width.
thanks for the help
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