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Old 12-24-2012, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Upgrading graphics card. Help needed

Hi guys, I am looking to upgrade my graphics card this christmas and was looking at moving up to a http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-GeForce-560TI-DirectCUII-Graphics/dp/B004K8R8DA/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1356188929&sr=1-2 from a http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-440-channel/


My system specs are as follows;


Operating system:
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom)
Installed: 21/01/2012 12:18:05

System Model:
Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT PC
System Serial Number: CZC14750XR
Asset Tag: CZC14750XR
Chassis Serial Number: CZC14750XR
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

Processor:
3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-2600
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)

Main Cirucit Board:
Board: Hewlett-Packard 1494
Serial Number: CZC14750XR
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard J01 v02.

Controllers:
Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller

Display:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 [Display adapter]
HP LA2405 [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n CN41370RZ0, September 2011)

Bus Adaptors:
Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26
Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C2D

Multimedia:
NVIDIA High Definition Audio (4x)
Realtek High Definition Audio


(http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13879_na/13879_na.pdf) < Link to the user manual, model is on the third page the Business PC.


I am currently using a GeForce Gt440 card which is quite old and struggles with performance on some games. I am interested in the Asus GeForce 560 TI but have no clue if it will even work in my machine, I looked towards the manual for my pc and it suggested cards worse than I currently have and I want better performance not worse! The manual says that I have 3x Full length PCI slots, 1x PCI Express slot and 2x Full Length PCI Express x16 graphics.


The 560 TI has according to amazon "PCI Express & PCI Express 2.0 support" and looking at the specifications of both on their respective websites the GT440 uses PCIE 2.0 x16 and the GT560 TI uses PCIE 2.0.


Given that the GT440 is already working in a PCI Express 2.0 slot is it safe to assume the 560 would be compatible?


GT440 specs; http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-440-channel/specifications
GT560 TI specs; http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGTX560_Ti_DCII_TOP2DI1GD5/#specifications


Would this card work? and if not could you suggest a card similar in capability that would?


Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Upgrading graphics card. Help needed

It'll work, but to upgrade you will need a bigger PSU.
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Like PP Mguire said you will need a different power supply, If you can swing it get a nice 500W PSU and I'd personally go with a GTX 660, I seen on Amazon UK there are some in the same price range and will perform better along with using less power.
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