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Graphics upgrade

by f350big / November 1, 2012 1:40 AM PDT

Will my HP Pavilion Elite M9500y with a NVIDIA GeForce 9500gs support the MSI N630GT-MD4GD3 GeForce GT 630 4GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics card. I would like to upgrade from the 512 installed and this card seems to do the job and the price is right.

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Clarification Request
A 4GB video card?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2012 2:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Graphics upgrade

So far, 1GB seems to be the spot to be. However I do find consumers easy attracted to more is better devices.

-> About your question. If the mechanical and slot and such fits then you need to find out how many Watts this card takes and compare it to your old card. If it's close, it should be fine.

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Graphics Card
by f350big / November 2, 2012 6:36 PM PDT
In reply to: A 4GB video card?

Thanks for your reply Bob. I am an old fart and sometimes don't completely understand it all. I guess a 1 GB would probably do the trick, it would double my current card and probably not overload my power supply. I just thought the price (about $80) wasn't bad and I hadn't seen that much memory before. Can you recommend a good lower priced card. I really don't want to spend a lot on a system that I will probably replace within a year or so. Again thanks for your reply and suggestions.


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When I go card shopping I use this list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 2:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Graphics Card
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