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Old 07-16-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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I plan on getting rid of my intel (r) g43 express chip video card to replace it with a nvidia geforce gt 620.

The model of my computer is a Gateway SX2802

My question is if the gt 620 can fit into my computer. (Sorry, I'm new to this.)

Also, Would I need to upgrade my Power supply unit to meet the gt 620's power consumption requirements? if so, how much watts? My PSU is at 220 watts.

If there is any other upgrades needed to use the GT 620, please let me know.
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Hello and welcome.

The specs of you computer state: 'PCI Express® 2.0 ×16 low-profile graphics card support'
To clarify the situation it would be great if you could post an image of inside your pc

As for PSU, you should upgrade that, not just because the GPU requires more, but because i presume its quite an old PC now, so it will be safer and more stable. A Corsair 430w would do the trick nicely
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The specs of you computer state: 'PCI Express® 2.0 ×16 low-profile graphics card support'
To clarify the situation it would be great if you could post an image of inside your pc
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if you need anymore images of the computer, let me know
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As for PSU, you should upgrade that, not just because the GPU requires more, but because i presume its quite an old PC now, so it will be safer and more stable. A Corsair 430w would do the trick nicely
Will do. thanks for the tip

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Will do. thanks for the tip

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Do I always need mod approval for posts that contains images and links?
I don't think you do.
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Do I always need mod approval for posts that contains images and links?
No. I forget what is set to but after a number of posts gets reached we no longer need to confirm pictures or links
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