Windows 10: Upgrading Graphics Card?

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  1.    23 May 2016 #1

    Upgrading Graphics Card?


    So I just wanted to know if I could upgrade my graphics card without changing/upgrading anything else as well. I have a GeForce GT 610 currently, and switching it out for the GeForce gtx 750 ti or the 950.

    PROCESSOR: AMD Fx(tm)-4300 Quad-Core processor 3.8 GHz
    RAM: 16gb
    GRAPHICS CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
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  2. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       23 May 2016 #2

    For this upgrade you need know if ur power supply is sufficient for new hardware work together with old components.
    GTX 750 or 950 need 400W Real Power Supply and 6 Pin Conector.

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  3.    23 May 2016 #3

    h4ck3d said: View Post
    For this upgrade you need know if ur power supply is sufficient for new hardware work together with old components.
    GTX 750 or 950 need 400W Real Power Supply and 6 Pin Conector.

    I'm not sure whether there are exceptions, but the 750 ti cards that I've checked in the past do not require a PCI-E auxiliary power connector. eVGA requests only a 300W PSU. That's one major advantage of the 750 ti. My main worry would be if the OP needed a low-profile card. The GT 610 exists in that form, but I believe that no 750 ti does.

    Just looking at eVGA, some of their 950 cards need a 6 pin PCI_E cable, some an 8 pin. They request a 350W PSU. (The highest-end 950 cards consume a maximum of 125W.)

    If a low-profile-card is required, I suggest that you forget the upgrade. The available cards are too expensive and too limited in performance to be worthwhile.
    Last edited by bobkn; 23 May 2016 at 21:20.
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  4.    23 May 2016 #4

    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm not sure whether there are exceptions, but the 750 ti cards that I've checked in the past do not require a PCI-E auxiliary power connector. eVGA requests only a 300W PSU. That's one major advantage of the 750 ti. My main worry would be if the OP needed a low-profile card. The GT 610 exists in that form, but I believe that no 750 ti does.

    Just looking at eVGA, some of their 950 cards need a 6 pin PCI_E cable, some an 8 pin. They request a 350W PSU. (The highest-end 960 cards consume a maximum of 125W.)

    If a low-profile-card is required, I suggest that you forget the upgrade. The available cards are too expensive and too limited in performance to be worthwhile.
    h4ck3d said: View Post
    For this upgrade you need know if ur power supply is sufficient for new hardware work together with old components.
    GTX 750 or 950 need 400W Real Power Supply and 6 Pin Conector.

    I have no idea how to check the wattage of the PSU but I got a picture here:
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    edit: I have no idea why it's upside down
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  5.    23 May 2016 #5

    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm not sure whether there are exceptions, but the 750 ti cards that I've checked in the past do not require a PCI-E auxiliary power connector. eVGA requests only a 300W PSU. That's one major advantage of the 750 ti. My main worry would be if the OP needed a low-profile card. The GT 610 exists in that form, but I believe that no 750 ti does.

    Just looking at eVGA, some of their 950 cards need a 6 pin PCI_E cable, some an 8 pin. They request a 350W PSU. (The highest-end 960 cards consume a maximum of 125W.)

    If a low-profile-card is required, I suggest that you forget the upgrade. The available cards are too expensive and too limited in performance to be worthwhile.
    Also I'm not very good with computers (My grandpa would be the one installing the card), so could you dumb it down for me? I have no idea what a low-profile card is
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  6. Posts : 8,205
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       23 May 2016 #6

    Check The width of your case. If you have a standard size case (ATX) you can put a standard size card in. If you have one of the slim or narrow cases, you would need a low profile card. I hope that helps you. You list an HP in your system specs. Maybe if you gave the model number of your computer we could answer you better.

    Also, I'm sure your computer has an DVD drive. Does it fit horizontally or vertical in the front of the case?
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  7.    23 May 2016 #7

    essenbe said: View Post
    Check The width of your case. If you have a standard size case (ATX) you can put a standard size card in. If you have one of the slim or narrow cases, you would need a low profile card. I hope that helps you. You list an HP in your system specs. Maybe if you gave the model number of your computer we could answer you better.

    Also, I'm sure your computer has an DVD drive. Does it fit horizontally or vertical in the front of the case?
    My computer was built by my grandpa
    The front of it says HPS (High performance system) but the DVD drive is ASUS.
    The DVD drive is horizontal
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  8. Posts : 8,205
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       23 May 2016 #8

    Is it a retail case? If so, can you tell me the brand and model? Or is it something like an HP case? If it is retail, the manufacturer should be on the case somewhere. Your Grandpa will probably know. The fact that the DVD drive is horizontal is a good sign for you.
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  9.    23 May 2016 #9

    essenbe said: View Post
    Is it a retail case? If so, can you tell me the brand and model? Or is it something like an HP case? If it is retail, the manufacturer should be on the case somewhere. Your Grandpa will probably know. The fact that the DVD drive is horizontal is a good sign for you.
    Nowhere I can see but here's some pictures of it:
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  10. Posts : 8,205
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       23 May 2016 #10

    I can't ID the case, but from all appearances, either one of those cards will fit.
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