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jben04 June 20, 2012 07:49 PM

New Graphics card
I can get a Radeon HD 4670 AGP graphics card for $60,,(maybe $50)
Just wondering if this would be compatable with the HP pavillion a250n,,
Atm we have a Nvidia GeForce 2 Mx400 which took the place of the original graphics card ,which was the Nvidia Geforce MX 440 x8 AGP,but that decided to stop working.

Not much of a gamer on the pc,will mainly be using it for watching movies,browsing etc
Any and all input would be greatly appreciated

moocow June 20, 2012 08:31 PM

Scroll down to the reference picture and make sure the card and slot matches. Nvidia listed 2 different mx440 with one labelled AGP8x and the other one not. So make sure you pull the old card out and look at the wiki reference.

Accelerated Graphics Port - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dzzope June 20, 2012 10:38 PM

If you don't game really, then I'm sure there are probably some here with a very old card that they may be willing to part with for less or just for the shipping costs

a 4670 is many Many times more powerful than a geforce 2(especially the mx400).. All depends on your needs..
And with movies and browsing being your use, basically anything will do.
Am sure you should be able to find a second-hand agp card for next to nothing that will perform nicely for your needs.

jben04 June 21, 2012 03:13 AM

the original was the AGP8x.
So basically this Radeon HD 5670 would be too much overkill?

supaflyx3 June 21, 2012 03:36 AM

Personally, if you play any games or watch HD video you'll notice a massive difference.

jben04 June 21, 2012 03:47 AM

cool,, but just realized the PSU is only 250W,im guessing it wouldnt be sufficient ?,, dont want to get into replacing the psu just to get a new GC,

supaflyx3 June 21, 2012 05:34 AM

No it won't be, at that point you might as well pick up an older core 2 duo setup for around $100 and get a modern graphics card & PSU.

jben04 June 21, 2012 07:45 AM

Agh , with all that to consider i may as well pass on the Radeon 4670. i mean im not without a semi-decent pc. I have another pc hooked up to my 47"LED.. :

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E6750 @2.66 GHz ,
2 gig RAM
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
Windows 7 Ulitimate

Just figured the Radeon wouldve been a nice upgrade for the a250n and didnt think the price wasnt too bad.
Thanks for the info guys :)

moocow June 21, 2012 04:48 PM

Where are you located? If you're in Vancouver area, I got a GeForce 4 that's just sitting here. I can give you to you for like $15 to cover gas.

jben04 June 21, 2012 05:57 PM

lil far from your location,, in in South Carolina ,US...been over here for 7 years already,from the UK:biggrin::biggrin:

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