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Old 05-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Need help in upgrading graphics card (HD 7750)

Make: Packard Bell Imedia S3210
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm)II x3 425 processor 2.70 GHz
Memory: 4.00 Gb
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit home premium
Hard drive: 750gb
Graphics card: Ati Radeon HD 4350 512mb
Power supply: 250W http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/3/b6664l.jpg/

Case: http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&b...1t:429,r:2,s:0

I can only use a single slot low power consumption card and I've seen this card which could work: http://www.ebuyer.com/344632-powerco...x7750-1gbd5-dh

My question is, can I run it on the current PSU as it's been known to use only 55w on full use and if I will need to buy a new psu, can you guide me to which one please?
Also if that card is not very good, what other cards that are single slot thin around that price that can give a good performance. I just want to play BF3 on medium settings without having to dish out for a brand new PC or a load of parts. Thanks
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Psu is almost certainly under powered. Even with the card i doubt you will be playing bf3 at medium with that lacking cpu.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
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The CPU has a TDP of 95W, and the video card has a TDP of 55W.

The power supply indicates a maximum 12V capacity of 168W.

I think the PSU can handle it as the CPU is unlikely to require a full 95W, though you may find it runs louder than you're used to.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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The existing PSU should be able to power the HD7750.
That is also the best performing card you will be able to install that does not require a more powerful PSU and PCI-E power connectors.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:27 AM   #6
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The CPU has a TDP of 95W, and the video card has a TDP of 55W.

The power supply indicates a maximum 12V capacity of 168W.

I think the PSU can handle it as the CPU is unlikely to require a full 95W, though you may find it runs louder than you're used to.
That is what it is rated at but it looks cheap. What are the chances it will actually perform reliably at that level?

Either way the rest of the system isnt worth spending any money on in my opinion.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:36 AM   #7
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Psu is almost certainly under powered. Even with the card i doubt you will be playing bf3 at medium with that lacking cpu.
What if i upgrade CPU to something like AMD Athlon II X3 455, would that be good enough to get it to medium settings or do I just require a new system to play those kinda games?
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #8
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CPU will be fine for BF3. PSU will probably be ok
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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That is what it is rated at but it looks cheap. What are the chances it will actually perform reliably at that level?
Low, but the chances of his CPU even coming close to 95W are lower.

Mustang - if you want higher settings, you're going to be better off building from scratch.
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