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Old 08-15-2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default Can I upgrade my gfx card?

So the deal is I have this piece of shit right and I'm not sure I can upgrade the gpu... These are the specs -

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Intel Pentium E6700 @ 3.20GHz
Wolfdale 45nm Technology

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3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz

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Packard Bell imedia S1850 (CPU 1)

Graphics -
SMB2230H (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset

Not quite sure what the power supply is but I know its rather small (edit: think its 250w). So basically what I'm asking is, is there a way I can upgrade the graphics card without a psu upgrade? Any help would be appreciated.

Also the case is quite small so that doesn't really help :/.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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it's gonna be troble.
you will only be able to get a low end gpu. like gtx 550. or some 65xx, 66xx AMD cards.
your CPU is also gonna bottle neck the card.
i'll sugest wating untill you can offord a new computer.
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i cant find any s1850 desktops only notebooks. Are u sure your giving the right model. i thought the first gen ddr3 was 800mhz minimum?

you need to measure the room in your case for us to help you and how much you would want to spend.
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i cant find any s1850 desktops only notebooks. Are u sure your giving the right model
yeah its this piece of shit -
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what gpu card is in there at the moment? and measure how much room you have and whats your budget.
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what gpu card is in there at the moment? and measure how much room you have and whats your budget.
Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, if you just show me what you have in mind I will find out if it fits myself. No budget.
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thats the motherboard chipset not the gpu.

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although i would change the case,psu motherboard an processor lol
in other words chuck it out and build a new one.

you could build a pc that would be 3xbetter than that for 300
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thats the motherboard chipset not the gpu.

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although i would change the case,psu motherboard an processor lol
in other words chuck it out and build a new one.

you could build a pc that would be 3xbetter than that for 300
Yeah I know was just looking for a cheap fix for the time being.
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I would just give up on that computer because it's not worth upgrading. Only thing I would keep is the case, as it is the only part of a pc that doesn't really get outdated. Getting a gpu for that computer is like getting the same mobo gpu. Chuck it, start fresh with a 2008+ pc for like 600 bucks.
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yeah. go build yourself an up-to-date low end machine. you will also learn allot about computers.
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