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PC Upgrade Advice Please

by technonewbie / December 3, 2013 12:41 AM PST

I have an Hp Pavilion p7-1235 desktop. It has an A8-5500 proc and onboard AMD Radeon 7560D graphics. I think the PSU is 260 or 300 watts. Is it possible to add a Graphics Card to this? It has a free PCIe slot?(sorry not to good at this) I believe. I am not looking for any thing heavy, I do casual gaming.
Thanks in advance for anyones help.

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That should game right now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2013 12:51 AM PST

Tell a little more. If this doesn't have RAM in matched pairs the onboard graphics speed is reduced but I know folk that play current games on the AMD A8.
Bob

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RAM Info
by technonewbie / December 3, 2013 1:59 AM PST

okay I'm reading this off my spec sheet, sorry. 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory 2X4GB(expandable to 32GB) For the memory slots: 4DIMM (240-pin, DDr3) two available expansion slots: 3 PCI Express x1(3 available) 1 PCI Express x16(available) 1 mini card(occupied) Thanks again

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Spec is one thing
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2013 2:04 AM PST
In reply to: RAM Info

Reality may differ. But that should play games now. Can you share what's up?

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Yes...but
by Bob__B / December 3, 2013 1:15 AM PST

With that 300w psu your kind of limited.

You could look into a Hd 6670......that should work.
It will be better but not a huge bump.

Follow what Robert is talking about and stick your nose into that ram.....it's critical for the Igp to function.
Amount of ram?
Number of sticks?
Speed of the sticks?

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I like CPU-Z for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2013 1:22 AM PST
In reply to: Yes...but
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