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Can My computer handle this grapics card


FPCH New Member
Feb 3, 2012
PC Experience
Some Experience
Hi guys I was thinking of upgrading my old amd radeon 4200 to an amd radeon hd 6450. I want to make sure that my comp can use it before purcahsing.

My computer specs

Amd Phenom x4 830

8 gb ram

Windows 7 premenium

Manufactuar: HP


Oct 19, 2008
Wirral UK
Hi and welcome to FpcH

The important factors are:
1. Does your motherboard support PCIe x 16 cards.
Looking at the specs of your old card - this is PCIe x 16

2. Will your Power Supply Unit cope with the increased load it is going to be asked to supply.
The System Specs for your new card suggest 400Watt minimum PSU.
I suspect that your present PSU is 300 - 350 Watt so you need to check this to see if it needs up-grading.

The Specs also suggests a minimum of 1GB RAM - you have this.

The new card is also DirectX® 11 compatible.
If you are still using version 10 then it may be worth upgrading this too.

So - Yes it is compatible but check the PSU.

You don't say which HP machine you have.
If you have a standard ATX case then there is no problem.
Problems do arise if the case is designed for the smaller form factor motherboards.