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Windows 7: What kind of graphic card be upgraded on this computer?

26 Jul 2012   #11
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm not used to those towers...are they easily upgradable when it comes to PSU dimensions?


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26 Jul 2012   #12
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

If you have never install a power supply in a computer then no it's not a simple task to. It's not hard but installing a power supply requires you to unplug all connections unmounts your current power supply and remove it. Once that is done next is reverse, however during the process your inside your computer your touching very important components the motherboard being the main one. I take it back... I think it is easy, very easy actually but very dangerous is all i am trying to say.

As far as power supply dimmensions for the most part should fit, just make sure it meets your case form factor most likely ATX
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Power Supplies Types/Form Factors
Like motherboards and computer cases, there are several different power supply form factors, sizes, connector types, output specifications and other important specs. The detailed differences between these power supplies are extremely important and can make the difference between the ability to run a computer at its full potential and having a potentially unstable computer.
ATX
Although there are still AT form factor power supplies available for purchase, AT form factor power supplies are undoubtedly phased out products. Even the later ATX form factor power supply (ATX 2.03 and earlier versions) are falling out of favor. The major differences between the ATX and AT power supply form factors are:
1. ATX power supplies provide an extra +3.3V voltage rail.
2. ATX power supplies use a single 20-pin connector as the main power connector.
3. ATX power supplies support the soft-off feature, allowing software to turn off the power supply.
ATX12V
The ATX12V form factor is the mainstream choice now. There are several different versions of the ATX12V form factor, and they can be very different from one another. The ATX12V v1.0 specification added over the original ATX form factor a 4-pin +12V connector to deliver power exclusively to the processor; and a 6-pin auxiliary power connector providing the +3.3V and +5V voltages. The ensuing ATX12V v1.3 specification added on top of that the 15-pin SATA power connector.

A substantial change occurred in the ATX12V v2.0 specification, which changed the main power connector from a 20-pin to a 24-pin format, removing the 6-pin auxiliary power connector. In addition, the ATX12V v2.0 specification also isolated the current limit on the 4-pin processor power connector for the 12V2 rail (+12V current is split into the 12V1 and 12V2 rails). Later, the ATX12V v2.1 and v2.2 specifications also increased efficiency requirements and mandated various other improvements.

All ATX12V form factor power supply units maintain the same physical shape and size as the ATX form factor.
EPS12V, SFX12V and Others
The EPS12V power supply form factor utilizes an 8-pin processor power connector in addition to the 4-pin connector of the ATX12V form factor. (Note: this isn't the only difference between these two form factors, but for most desktop computer users, knowing this should be sufficient). The EPS12V form factor was originally designed for entry-level servers, but more and more high-end desktop motherboards are featuring the 8-pin EPS12V processor power connector now, which enables users to opt for an EPS12V power supply.

The Small Form Factor (SFF) designation is used to describe a number of smaller power supplies, such as the SFX12V (SFX stands for Small Form Factor), CFX12V (CFX stands for Compact Form Factor), LFX12V (LFX stands for Low Profile Form Factor) and TFX12V (TFX stands for Thin Form Factor). They are all smaller than the standard ATX12V form factor power supply in terms of physical size. SFF power supplies need to be installed in corresponding SFF computer cases.
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26 Jul 2012   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IIllytch321 View Post
I'm not used to those towers...are they easily upgradable when it comes to PSU dimensions?
Good point. For the most part an average sized PSU 'should' fit with no problems. I think HP cases are more standard than dell's often odd setup.


You won't get one of the bigger wattage Psus' to fit (like some of the Corsairs etc) but we often get these questions about upgrading PSU's+cards in pre-bulilts and iirc no one has come saying 'it doesn't fit'.

The pic shows a standard mid tower case. Inside shots would be nice, but most likely it will top mounted.


And Amd chip+AMD/ATI card is an old myth.


OP, what is your ultimate use for this computer? Just a browsing machine, or some light gaming as well? The AMD Athlon II X2 240 is not a strong chip, so it will never be a power house - even with a strong card it will be 'medium settings' type of machine.

If it's just browsing etc - you won't need to upgrade anything. The integrated will handle videos/browsing etc just fine.
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27 Jul 2012   #14
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

That cpu is a bit weak even sandy bridge celeron like G530 is faster in most cases.
if you want more cores cheap go with amd x4.. if you want power per core sandybridge/ivybridge intel..
its strange how there is 5GB of ram is it 4+1GB config? (is it like hey we want to sell this pc but other pc too have 4GB.. hey just throw in that spare 1GB that we will never use and the number will get better and it will be more than the standard 4GB but less tham more expensive 8GB)
power supply is to weak for GPU upgrade. you can look for pc with slow integrated gpu or no GPU at all if you plan to upgrade by adding pcie GPU.
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