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Windows 7: Installing a new graphics card

20 Jun 2010   #21
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Oh, yeah I already have the program, and it says 333.4 MHz.


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20 Jun 2010   #22
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

K, thanks. I'm going to get some sleep while you look around for another place to shop (it's 4:30am here). See ya in a few.
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20 Jun 2010   #23
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

haha okay, thanks for everything & it's 6 hours forward in UK, if i remember :P
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20 Jun 2010   #24
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Your mobo supports 1 PCI Express x16 so any video card that is PCIExpress x16 that will work with your current power needs. Since your PC has a 300 watt PSU you are probably going to have to do a bit of research. The Geforce 9600M GT is a card some folks on the HP forum recommend as an upgrade and if you look at the power requirements for that you should be able to find the right card for what you use the PC for.
Thanks for the tip i'm looking for a new power supply because I realised the latest graphic cards work at around 450W. How did you find out what my motherboard supports by the way?
RE:new PSU, your biggest factor will be the physical dimension of your current PSU and the DIN footprint for your retaining screw layout. As long as the new PSU fits the DIN layout and HxWxL dimensions of your current PSU and the electrical input you require bot AC and the mobo power interface it will all work.

There is also a good go by on the HP site about upgrading to Windows 7 on this unit. Upgrading to Windows*7 HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7755.it-a Desktop PC Bundle - HP technical support (Ireland - English)

The following company in the UK has OEM HP ATX PSU's believe the 480 watt will work but you need your HxWxL and screw locations to make sure.
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20 Jun 2010   #25
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Okay thanks for telling me that, however, how do I find out the dimensions and screw locations? Must I open up the computer?

& about the link, I already have windows 7
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20 Jun 2010   #26
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Just a quick question, would this work with my deskop: PNY NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI-E Graphics Card - 256MB at cheap prices | PC World
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20 Jun 2010   #27
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Ummm, your screws holding your PSU are visible from the rear view of your PC case, to find out the physical dimensions you can do this with a non metallic ruler or tape measure, turn off the PC, remove the power cord and open the case and measure Height, width and length.

The 8400GS uses 71 watts of power so yes that would work but don't know what kind of processes, programs etc you plan on running.
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20 Jun 2010   #28
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Okay thanks! i intend to run computer games really, that's mainly what I use my desktop for.

Just another question, with graphic cards, is it best to buy one with a high graphic frequency, processor frequency or memory frequency? Does memory also count? (256MB on that product)
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20 Jun 2010   #29
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

With all seriousness, if your main focus is gaming it would be best to read some of the posts regarding games users are playing, what kind of cards meet/do not meet their specific needs and power requirements for this specific needs.

Realistically you have a beginners platform capable of multimedia use, watching TV via a cable, DSL or satellite connection with a tuner, sites like Hulu that provide TV and movies, play MS games via the Media Center etc. If Wow, Bad Company and many of the really graphic intensive games out there is your goal your PSU and mobo architecture literally will choke what you want to do. Graphic intensive gaming is a FPS issue, from the video card, hard drive (some very serious gamers use SSD's), memory and your internet connection all play a part in your experience. Best of luck.........
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20 Jun 2010   #30
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Alright then thanks for everything
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