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Can I use this Graphics Card with my computer?

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doyle239

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I want to start off by saying I don't know much about upgrading video cards but help would be greatly appreciated. First, is there a way to upgrade dedicated video ram without purchasing a new video card? If not will this video card be compatible with my PC and if it is a good video card that will allow me to play the newest games.

 

http://www.tigerdire...h8Qp1rW0F3OrEYw

 

Heres some info about my PC.

Attached File  specs.txt   1.38KB   117 downloads

 

If additional information is required let me know

 

Thanks for the help


Edited by doyle239, 21 July 2014 - 01:01 AM.

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Hi DOYLE,

 

I do not believe there is a way to upgrade dedicated Video RAM.

But i believe the RAM from an integrated card when adding a dedicated slot card will use that RAM also, if i am not wrong, others can quote me on this.

 

This is an integrated video card on the system correct ?

 

You have the PCIe slot to fit this card i believe will work on your system. Only thing is the card is PCIe 3.0, some cards are backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 systems which i feel your system might be PCIe 2.0.

 

It's a decent card with 256bit, should be able to play most games these days, but not all.

This one is a step up though  http://www.newegg.co...0140722021057:s

Matters by your budget.

 

One thing that was not listed in your system specs, that was important is this Video card requires a 500W Power supply.

 

Games today are getting more demanding, a lot of factors to look at.

 

Also mattering to how much gaming you will do. RAM on system is one, higher the better, CPU speed is another and the speed (MHZ) and the bit rate of card along with it's dedicated RAM.

Even the Hard Drive too, especially needing space for game to install and run fast..


Edited by jds63, 21 July 2014 - 08:37 PM.

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Gday. 

 

Hi DOYLE,

 

I do not believe there is a way to upgrade dedicated Video RAM..

correct.

But i believe the RAM from an integrated card when adding a dedicated slot card will use that RAM also, if i am not wrong, others can quote me on this.

yes and no.   When a dedicated card is installed, the integrated GPU is switched of, no longer used system RAM, unless crossfire is set up, both cards are used and the integrated GPU uses system RAM, > http://www.cpu-world...l-graphics.html

 

This is an integrated video card on the system correct ?

 

You have the PCIe slot to fit this card i believe will work on your system. Only thing is the card is PCIe 3.0, some cards are backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 systems which i feel your system might be PCIe 2.0.

To my knowledge, all cards are backward and forward compatible, except some cards on the very old PCIe v1.1 slots > 

 

It's a decent card with 256bit, should be able to play most games these days, but not all.

This one is a step up though  http://www.newegg.co...0140722021057:s

Matters by your budget.

One thing that was not listed in your system specs, that was important is this Video card requires a 500W Power supply.

Yes, we need to know what PSU you have installed.   If your computer is brand named one like HP/Dell, tell us the model + series, i.e. Dell xps 510.   If it is a custom build, you may need to open the case and give the PSU brand/model.

 

Games today are getting more demanding, a lot of factors to look at.

 

Also mattering to how much gaming you will do. RAM on system is one, higher the better, CPU speed is another and the speed (MHZ) and the bit rate of card along with it's dedicated RAM.

Even the Hard Drive too, especially needing space for game to install and run fast..

Your specs are pretty good, so the video card upgrade will be worth doing. 


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Gday. 

 

Hi DOYLE,

 

I do not believe there is a way to upgrade dedicated Video RAM..

correct.

But i believe the RAM from an integrated card when adding a dedicated slot card will use that RAM also, if i am not wrong, others can quote me on this.

yes and no.   When a dedicated card is installed, the integrated GPU is switched of, no longer used system RAM, unless crossfire is set up, both cards are used and the integrated GPU uses system RAM, > http://www.cpu-world...l-graphics.html

 

This is an integrated video card on the system correct ?

 

You have the PCIe slot to fit this card i believe will work on your system. Only thing is the card is PCIe 3.0, some cards are backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 systems which i feel your system might be PCIe 2.0.

To my knowledge, all cards are backward and forward compatible, except some cards on the very old PCIe v1.1 slots > 

 

It's a decent card with 256bit, should be able to play most games these days, but not all.

This one is a step up though  http://www.newegg.co...0140722021057:s

Matters by your budget.

One thing that was not listed in your system specs, that was important is this Video card requires a 500W Power supply.

Yes, we need to know what PSU you have installed.   If your computer is brand named one like HP/Dell, tell us the model + series, i.e. Dell xps 510.   If it is a custom build, you may need to open the case and give the PSU brand/model.

 

Games today are getting more demanding, a lot of factors to look at.

 

Also mattering to how much gaming you will do. RAM on system is one, higher the better, CPU speed is another and the speed (MHZ) and the bit rate of card along with it's dedicated RAM.

Even the Hard Drive too, especially needing space for game to install and run fast..

Your specs are pretty good, so the video card upgrade will be worth doing. 

Hi iammykyl,

 

Thanks for clearing up some of which i was not sure of, hope this helps the OP on making a decision.

Yes could of used the Make and Model number too, plus PSU's wattage.


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