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Quetion about upgrading computer

I have a hp pro3500 series that fell into my lap. I currently can't afford to build a full rig but I can put some money into upgrading. I have a NVIDIA geforce gt 740 1gb Graphics card and 8gb ram that came in the computer. I want to be able to play black desert and some other games on decent fps where I don't have to completely dumb down the graphics if possible. I have no clue what my mobo is and realize that I will have to upgrade my psu as well. I don't know much about computers but if someone could help me in the right direction would love it. These are my specs.

Cpu: I5-3470
Ram: 8GB
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce 740 1gb
OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit

Post was last edited on March 25, 2016 1:26 AM PDT

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You're right about the GPU.

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The missing detail is the Power Supply. If it's stock see if the Nvidia 950 fits. You can see the uptick by using GPUBOSS.com

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I don't know

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I don't know what my psu is. Sorry

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The PSU detail is on the PSU.

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300 watt psu

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Opened it up and it says a 300 watt psu

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The other details are needed.

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The sticker tells me if the +12V rail is split or single. I can't use Watts alone.

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Sorry trying to get a decent photo of it for you

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I see a dual rail +12V (a and b)

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The a rail is 12 Amperes and the b rail is 16A.

Since I can't fine the old GPU power after a few searches I'm going to use it's TDP of 64 Watts and call it 6 Amperes on the +12V rail (which I can't tell as its split.)

So if we keep the same PSU http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-950-xtreme-gaming,4365-4.html let's use the predicted 950 maximum power (which varies with model.) The max was 135 Watts or 11 and change Amperes. This is far too close to that rail A's rating.

If you don't change the PSU you'll stick with the 750. Why?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-750-ti-review,3750-21.html finds the 750 turning in the just under 70 Watts which is the same as the prior card.

HOWEVER the bump in performance may be too small to justify this move.

Compare your old and new GPU at GPUBOSS.com

Post was last edited on March 29, 2016 8:30 AM PDT

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I'm willing the change the psu

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Im willing to put a bit more into my computer to get a better performance. I'd like to know what you would recommend to do. I'd like to be able to play black desert with decent fps that doesn't require me to completely crap on the graphics I'm more than willing to turn them down. I just hate that right now i have to turn it to very low and everything looks terrible.

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The 300W would have worked IMO

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If the +12V was a single rail but it was not so we're stuck. You can see the bump up from the 740, 750 and to the 950 at GPUBOSS so you can see what's what.

So the PSU looks standard, just shop for some 400 or higher but watch out for split rails.

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Same Person different account

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I login using facebook but my work blocks it so I just made a new account to ask. If you were going to recommend PSU and GPU upgrade to have better performace and play BDO what would you say is my best bet money not being an issue just so I can see my options

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My advice

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Thank you

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Thank you so much for answering all my stupid questions you have been super helpful!!

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That's the model we are looking for.

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950, 2GB, DDR5. Check!

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Gaming

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THANK YOU!

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Thanks you very much!

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One last question

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Which model should I be going for?

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If you can swing it and the PSU is up to it

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My nod is to the 950 2GB DDR5 model. You can see why at gpuboss.com

If you are truly stuck, shop the 750's

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MY PSU would work with this card?

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Sorry as the title asks this would work with my PSU? I apologize I'm extremely new to this

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Model?

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What do you mean by model?

Is there a problem with the card I linked to?

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Model

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no it just shows up with 3 options of card the ti sc and something else so i was wondering if one > other and which one to use

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Model

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Stay with the SC model.

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Apperciated

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Thank you very much

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