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Old 11-16-2008, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HP Pavilion a6212n Desktop PC*-* Product Specifications*

That is the computer up there. I would be willing to upgrade it with a graphic card, but which ones can it handle? My previous computer couldn't handle a Raeden 9500, so I had to stick with a GeForce 5500. Can this computer handle it? Would it be better for gaming in comparison to this computer?:
Motherboard Specifications, A7V8X-LA (Kelut)*
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You can only use PCI slots, luckily I know which are fairly good for PCI..

The 2400PRO, X1550, or the Sparkle 8500GT are all good PCI cards.
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The best PCI Card is the Albatron 8600GT, not that great of a card, but its hard to find
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It's hard to find because that manufacturer is questionable. o.O
Is it like $150?
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Will my computer A6212N be able to handle a GeForce 9500GT - X16 PCI Express

It says that it requires a minimum of 350W or greater system power supply. Is there a way I can up my wattage usage?
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Nope, PCI Express and PCI are two different things

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And Cutting them won't help
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LOL! Venong..

You can build a good gaming gaming computer for ~$500, if you can.
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Seriously, I'd say send that to the trash heap and I'll set you up with a rig that is super awesome for $500
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Seriously, I'd say send that to the trash heap and I'll set you up with a rig that is super awesome for $500
No, I'll set him up. ;D

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GPU: Sapphire 4850 Dual Slot

Tada! The deed is done, and you can choose the other parts.
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you guys aren't reading the question.
he asked if the 1st comp would be better than the 2nd he listed. which the 2nd isnt a computer it seems but an AMD socket A mobo. which doesnt support pcie. but thats not what he's asking.
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the first comp (the HP) YES it will take a pcie x 16 card. it has one open slot.
YES, it will be better for gaming (with the additional card) than a system built around that AMD motherboard you listed. the chip in the HP is far superior than the chip that would work in the other computer.
as far as the power supply, the only thing to do is post your specs here and we will tell you if it will work or if you need a newer PSU. there should be a little sticker on the side of the power supply. give me that info.
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