upgrade a video card

  hobler 02:02 AM 04 Feb 12
Locked

I have a gateway sx2840-01. I need a little more graphics power. It is a slimline low profile set up. I have found a number of cards that would take care of my graphics needs but all seem to require a much larger power supply. Really having a tough time getting advice on upgrading the power.

Am I just out of luck?

How important is it to have more power? I have 200w; most upgrade video cards require 350w- 600w. Can I get away with what I have? If not, what are the options?

  KRONOS the First 10:26 AM 04 Feb 12

How important it it to have more power?

Very if you need to upgrade your graphics card. You would need to get the dimensions of your PSU and then try and find a better powered PSU, though I fear this might be difficult.

A couple of cards that should be OK.

A Radeon HD5450 1GB GPU(20w ,35w w/full load).

The Sapphire HD 5570,power consumption is less than 45 watts under full load.

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

How to get Windows 10 now: how to download and install Windows 10 even if GWX.exe is missing

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Nokia rolls out spherical camera for virtual reality apps

New Apple TV 2015 release date rumours: Apple TV 'launching in September' plus patent filed for…