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graphics card upgrade advice needed

by ticktracy / September 12, 2010 12:30 AM PDT

Hi

I want to upgrade my sons graphics card from the ATI HD4350 1GB to the PALIT 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 460 SONIC. Is there a problem there? Or is it easy to do? I have never changed a graphics card before. Many thanks for any wisdom in advance. Rich

Just fyi
his current comp spec is as follows:
- AMD Athlon II 250 3.0GHz Processor
# 4GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM
# 500GB Hard drive
# DVD RW
# motherboard: ASROCK N68C-s UCC
# ATI HD4350 1GB Graphics card

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Did you chk the power requirements for that card (GPU)
by VAPCMD / September 12, 2010 3:00 AM PDT

against the existing PSU ?

VAPCMD

PS...Didn't see any PSU info listed.

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PSU
by ticktracy / September 12, 2010 3:51 AM PDT

Vapcmd-Thanks for getting me to think about PSU -had not thought about that..

so- for the current graphics card (the ati 4350) its 350 Watts (min 300)

And the geforce i?m thinking of buying is: Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 24A).

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Ok...I think you're on the right track.
by VAPCMD / September 12, 2010 5:13 AM PDT
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thanks- im living in spain btw
by ticktracy / September 12, 2010 5:43 AM PDT

So would that power supply work ok over here? Apologies if i?m asking a silly question!

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Believe it would ...as it's autoswtiching between 100/240
by VAPCMD / September 12, 2010 6:21 AM PDT
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Adding ...'Universal AC input 90-240V auto scans.....'
by VAPCMD / September 12, 2010 8:59 AM PDT
http://www.corsair.com/products/tx/default.aspx

Corsair TX Series Features:

* Supports ATX12V v2.2 standard and older ATX12V 2.01 spec
* Ultra-quiet 120mm (140mm on TX750W and TX850W) double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow
* 80%+ energy efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% load condition for less heat generation and lower energy bill
* 99% Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power to your system
* Universal AC input 90~264V automatically scans and detects the correct voltage
* Dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with latest components
* Over Current/Voltage/Power Protection, Under Voltage Protection, and Short Circuit Protection provide maximum safety to your critical system components.
* High quality Japanese capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability.
* Extra long cables support full tower size chassis.
* TX850W Dimension: 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 6.3"(L);?
* TX750W Dimension: 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 6.3"(L);
* TX650W Dimension: 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 5.9"(L);
* MTBF: 100,000 Hours
* NVIDIA SLI?-ready certified.

Part Number Power 80 Plus Warranty
CMPSU-850TX 850 Watts Certified 5 Years
CMPSU-750TX 750 Watts Certified 5 Years
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VAPCMD
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