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Upgrade video card
« on: November 22, 2007, 08:25:06 AM »
I recently bought a HP (Hewlett-Packard) Pavilion Media Center TV M8200n Desktop
(3GHz Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 3GB DDR2, 500GB, DVD±RW DL, Windows Vista Home Premium - MPN: GN551AA)

It comes with an integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE. I want to change this to a new dedicated video card. There is a PCI-Express x16 Expansion slot, so my question is this. Is it as simple as uninstalling the integrated GPU's drivers, then installing a new video card like normal, including a new power supply if needed (most likely) or, because it has an integrated card in it, will it be more complicated? Is there something I should know?

This computer is for my wife, who loves gaming so any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Upgrade video card
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 08:49:44 AM »
Yep that's all it would require.
On first boot Windows will use generic drivers until you install the new ones.
Travel Here to calculate what's needed in the power department.
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Re: Upgrade video card
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 09:30:41 AM »
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Re: Upgrade video card
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 10:41:58 AM »
What video card are you planning on buying?