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Graphics card question

Spikey*

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#1
I am thinking of getting a new graphics card and i wanted to know if a GeForce 9800 gtx + will work on this comp:
Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Hard Drive: 489 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Monitor: HP w2007 Wide LCD Monitor
Sound Card: Speakers (Creative SB X-Fi)
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.100218-0019)
Motherboard: Intel Q35/Q33/P35/G33 Intel 82801IR (ICH9R) ASUSTeK Computer INC. Burbank

Thanks for the help :thumb:
 

Dalo Harkin

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#2
If its running a Quad then it should have a PCI-E slot or two.
so any PCI-E card will be fine, BUT check that your PSU has both the connectors needed and the Wattage to cope with a new card.
 

Spikey*

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#3
Thank you. im slightly depressed that my system info wont tell my what PSU i got so i have to take the cover off to find out :/
 

Jelly Bean

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#4
As it is a HP I would proberly upgrade the PSU,HP usaly come with a standard low wattage PSU.

But yes take the side off the PC while powered off and remove from power outlet and take a peek inside.
 

Spikey*

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#5
I take it, it is very important to make sure it is off and unplugged?
 

Dalo Harkin

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#6
You can leave it on, just dont stick your fingers in it :eek:
also if it has an 8500GT and you are looking at a 9800GTX+ then I would have thought there was enough juice in the PSU to cope with the upgrade, but better to check just incase :)
 

Spikey*

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#7
Okay so i took the cover of and was looking inside it and the psu was like in a metal case inside the whole case and i was afraid to to uncover it in case i couldnt screw it back on but i looked on the bottom of the whole case and i found this and i dont know if it means anything:

AC Input 100-127v ~ 8.0A

50/60Hz 200-240v ~ 4.0A

does that mean anything?
 

Spikey*

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#9
Eh god just hates me doesnt he? well i guess later on ill look at it again, but it was screwed iside a metal case with the wires coming out a small hole. any suggestions other than unscrewing or is that my best bet?
 

Spikey*

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#11
negative. its a big black one that HP sent with the PC