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Windows 7: Suggestions for a new card?

16 Oct 2012   #1
MichaelMarr

Windows 7
 
 
Suggestions for a new card?

Hi guys,

Currently I have a HP Pavilion PC but I play more games than anything else, it has an Intel G41 Express Chipset and the graphics quality isn't the best I'm looking for a better card does anyone have any suggestions on what I should buy?

Thanks!


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16 Oct 2012   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Full model number of your HP would help. Slim case or normal width?

Also what is your budget? Knowing HP depending on what you're looking for in a card will also require a new power supply.
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16 Oct 2012   #3
MichaelMarr

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry, the model is s5780t

As for budget I can afford £100-150 but preferably lower as I don't want to be splashing out insane amounts on my salary
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16 Oct 2012   #4
Chalky Emultion

 

ATI: Radeon HD 7850, or Radeon HD 6870.
Nvidia: GTX 650 Ti, or GTX 560 Ti.

They're all good upper mid-range cards under £150 (on internet).
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16 Oct 2012   #5
MichaelMarr

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
ATI: Radeon HD 7850, or Radeon HD 6870.
Nvidia: GTX 650 Ti, or GTX 560 Ti.

They're all good upper mid-range cards under £150 (on internet).
Thanks for the suggestions I'll take a look now

Will these need a new power supply as mentioned?
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16 Oct 2012   #6
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

most hp's come with a power supply with little to no headroom for other graphics card, you will probably need one with 450 -550watts
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16 Oct 2012   #7
MichaelMarr

Windows 7
 
 

Oh right I see i was under the impression it was due to the output and not the space, my mistake
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16 Oct 2012   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

220W power supply, so you will need a new one for any of those cards mentioned. There is one small problem though, and that is that that HP is a slimline style case which means only half height/low profile video cards will fit in it.

HP Pavilion Slimline s5780t CTO Desktop PC | HP® Support

That severely limits what you can put in it as far as a video card goes, and it also limits you as to what power supply as a standard size ATX one won't fit.
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16 Oct 2012   #9
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
220W power supply, so you will need a new one for any of those cards mentioned. There is one small problem though, and that is that that HP is a slimline style case which means only half height/low profile video cards will fit in it.

HP Pavilion Slimline s5780t CTO Desktop PC | HP® Support

That severely limits what you can put in it as far as a video card goes, and it also limits you as to what power supply as a standard size ATX one won't fit.
HP lists the video options for the unit as:

Radeon HD5450 (1 GB)

GeForce 315 (512 MB)

GeForce 315 (1 GB)

Radeon HD 6450 (1 GB)

Radeon HD 6570 (1 GB)

For the 6570, I see (for example):

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, Low Profile, Low Profile Ready, Radeon HD 6570

I'd pay the extra for the cards with 128 bit memory access (rather than 64).

Oddly enough, Sapphire (www.sapphiretech.com) list a 400W minimum for their 1GB 6570 card. Who to believe?
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17 Oct 2012   #10
MichaelMarr

Windows 7
 
 

This is a real help thanks a lot guys rep
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