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Is the EVGA GeForce GT 740 4 GB compatible with my PC?

by EncryptedKnight / December 7, 2014 5:38 AM PST

Is the EVGA GeForce GT 740 4 GB compatible with my PC? I have a HP compaq Windows 7 SP1 Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz. My main concern is if my power supply will meet the power requirements of the graphics cards. I already have a old Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT installed in my pci express slot and it runs fine so I'm not sure. Heading to the store soon so any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Have to go with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 5:41 AM PST

I can't see which HP you have but a quick look finds "spec wise" the answer is no.

Why the 740? It's not on any list that I use.

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Here's why I had to write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 9:07 AM PST
In reply to: Have to go with no.

EVGA wrote "400 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 20 Amp on the +12 volt rail."

I don't know which HP you have exactly but the first handful had 300 Watt PSUs and missed the other minimum or didn't specify it. So supply a picture like this of your PSU along with full model number and what else is not stock. If this is a small form factor model, another problem to solve with a big hole in the case cover or no cover at all.

EXAMPLE: http://www.bcot1.com/dataplatemustangpowersupplyb.jpg

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Sorry, forgot to mention what model I had...
by EncryptedKnight / December 7, 2014 12:16 PM PST

I have a HP Compaq DX7500 and it's max watt is 300. Was looking at the"EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card" which is compatible but now I'm thinking about upgrading the power supply first before upgrading hardware so I can get a better performing graphics card for my money.

I want to build a micro tower that can play steam games on medium to high settings. I am thinking about buying this power supply listed here <span id="INSERTION_MARKER">http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003M2YQYO?tag=viglink20237-20. Then I'm going to upgrade my RAM so I'll have 8 GB instead of 4 GB.

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Odd choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 1:10 PM PST
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I was reading another post about my micro tower and evga...
by EncryptedKnight / December 8, 2014 7:17 AM PST
In reply to: Odd choice.

Was reading another post about running Hp Compaq's with evga video cards and someone recommended the power supply. Your right though, I didn't even notice the "top 10 choices" on amazon, I'll probably go with a different unit on that list if it's compatible. Thanks.

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Probably best to go to a Mid vice Mico Tower...
by VAPCMD / December 8, 2014 9:55 AM PST

more room to work, better circulation-heat dissipation and usualyu more bays for drives of your choice.


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As indicated without specific series and model info on
by VAPCMD / December 7, 2014 7:13 AM PST

your system.....difficult to provide an intelligent, accurate response.


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