1.)My system(HP a6230n) had a 1GB nvidia geforce 8500 in it and blew out of the blue a year later....I'm finally going to replace it but need to know what is the best graphics card out there is right now that my system can support?
I've heard amd 64x mobo's should be paired with ATI graphics cards - is this true?
Can a computer like mine that *says* it takes DDR2 PC memory take a DDR5 Graphics card memory? this is puzzeling...
2.)Can I get a 8GB stick or do I need x2 4GB sticks from the same mfg?
P.S I have a HD monitor and would like the graphics card to be HD.D:
P.P.S it's only got a 300W PSU, I'll probably need another one>.> right?
Operating system installed Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 5600+ • 2.80 GHz, 1MB+1MB L2 Cache, 2000 MHz System Bus Chipset NVIDIA nForce 430 Chipset Standard memory 3072MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory (2x1024MB 2x512MB) (expandable to 8GB) Memory type DDR2-SDRAM Memory slots 4 DIMM (240-pin, DDR2) (occupied) nternal hard disk drive 400 GB Hard disk controller SATA Hard disk drive speed (7200 rpm) Optical drive type SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology Optical drive speed 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 8x DVD-R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CDR, 32x CDRW, 40x CD-ROM Memory card device 15in1 memory card reader Modem 56k modem Network interface Integrated 10/100BaseT network interface Video adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Video RAM 128MB dedicated graphics memory. Up to 623MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows Vista® Internal audio High Definition Audio, 8 speaker configurable Audio connectors Microphone/Line-in/Line-out (FRONT and back) Digital Audio-out Rear speaker-out/Side speaker-out/Center (subwoofer) Keyboard HP multimedia keyboard External drive bays 2 external 5.25"(one available) 1 external 3.5" (occupied) 2 internal 3.5" (one available) External I/O ports 6 USB 2.0 port(s) (2 FRONT, 4 back) 2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port(s) (1 FRONT, 1 back) 2 PS/2 LAN VGA-out (back) Expansion slots 2 PCI slots (1 available) 1 PCI-E x16 slot (available) 1 PCI-E x1 slot (available) Included/Pre-installed software Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0; Windows Mail; Adobe® Reader 8.0 Software included Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately); Optional re-allocation of recovery partition; Recovery CD/DVD creation tool; Symantec™ Norton Internet Security™ 2007 (60 days live update) Weight 9.60 kg Package weight 14 kg Dimensions (w x d x h) 175 x 414 x 387 mm Package dimensions (W x D x H) 245 x 599 x 498 mm Warranty Statement Service Options: - Hardware: One year parts and labor from date of purchase - Software: 90 day technical toll-free phone assistance - Service Delivery: Customer Replaceable Parts; Return to hp for repair; Authorized Service Provider. For information, visit www.hp.ca/support
Edited by sparklez, 08 January 2010 - 04:40 AM.