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NEED COMPUTER HELP !!!! (please)

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banned7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
hey all you computer boffins out there, im new here and not too good with the technical mojo

ive recently boughta nice new pc from fleabay item no. 280298890456
now i want to get a new graphics card and i found this one on ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/154994

will it work with the pc, and is it worth upgrading from the onboard graphics?? it says it 1gb and hdmi so for that price i though it was v good.

one last query another thing i want to upgrade it with is this from fleabay item no. 190276266375

will this also work with the pc and is it worth doing??

many thanks!!!

muffin
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banned7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
You were lucky to get a good working pc, this seller gets a lot of negative feedback for faulty goods lol.
Looks like a shady company.
banned#2
not worried about that, pc is fine seller has 99.2%^ positive feedback and has been selling since 2004 0.0

still looking for help not criticism :thumbsup:
#3
They should both work fine with your PC

The graphics card will improve it

As for Wifi and Bluetooth it depends on your requirements but will add slight value.
banned#4
shauneco
They should both work fine with your PC

The graphics card will improve it

As for Wifi and Bluetooth it depends on your requirements but will add slight value.


thanks, is it as simple as just plug it in and away i go? or do i need to connect to psu etc just need a little light shed on the subject before i buy it Lol

thanks!:thumbsup:
#5
as for the graphics card - yes it will fit - need a PCI Express 2.o slot which the PC has

Is it worth it - that depends om your needs - for example high end gaming and do you need the HDMI output - only you can decide that. Are you finding that the onboard graphics are limiting any applications / games?

As for the wifi / bluetooth card - why no just use a usb stick / usb dongle. Mo need to open up the PC and will be cheaper.

You should also bear in mind that if you open up the PC you *may* invalidate any warranty the PC seller offered

hth

EliTom
#7
turd_muffin
thanks, is it as simple as just plug it in and away i go? or do i need to connect to psu etc just need a little light shed on the subject before i buy it Lol

thanks!:thumbsup:


the wifi card should just be plug in and install the drivers.

The video card I not sure about - normally do not need a seperate power supply but not sure these days - years since I have really build PC

As said before - do you need the extra performance of the new video card. If the PC does its job at the moment I would leave well alone and use the USB wifi / bluetooth solutions

EliTom
#8
turd_muffin
thanks, is it as simple as just plug it in and away i go? or do i need to connect to psu etc just need a little light shed on the subject before i buy it Lol

thanks!:thumbsup:


Just plug them in and install the drivers, Shouldn't require extra power. Some graphics cards do require an extra power source from the psu but you'll no doubt have a couple free anyway.
banned#9
elitom
the wifi card should just be plug in and install the drivers.

The video card I not sure about - normally do not need a seperate power supply but not sure these days - years since I have really build PC

As said before - do you need the extra performance of the new video card. If the PC does its job at the moment I would leave well alone and use the USB wifi / bluetooth solutions

EliTom


thanks for your help, i think i will put the new graphics card in as i want to be able to play some pretty high spec games and maybe later on install a bluray drive etc :thumbsup: as for the wifi card, how much price gap is there in the dongles? ocmpared to the card, i would have thought the card woul make the pc a little more valuable compared to the dongle

many thanks

muffin:thumbsup:
banned#10
banned#11
shauneco
Just plug them in and install the drivers, Shouldn't require extra power. Some graphics cards do require an extra power source from the psu but you'll no doubt have a couple free anyway.


thanks for your help :thumbsup:
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turd_muffin
thanks for your help, i think i will put the new graphics card in as i want to be able to play some pretty high spec games and maybe later on install a bluray drive etc :thumbsup: as for the wifi card, how much price gap is there in the dongles? ocmpared to the card, i would have thought the card woul make the pc a little more valuable compared to the dongle

many thanks

muffin:thumbsup:


The card will only add slight value to the PC in the short term. In six months time it will mean nowt, or near nowt!

All I would say is that before you open the PC and install the video card is email teh PC seller and ask if this will invalidate any warranty you have on the PC - just checked that there is 12 months warranty on the PC so be carefull with opening it up. Does it have any warranty stickers on the PC?

Also beware if the card does need extra power from the PSU - the PSU maybe be marginal for the current setup and any extra will cause problems. I cannot see the PSU spec in the ebay listing

EliTom
#13
turd_muffin
not worried about that, pc is fine seller has 99.2%^ positive feedback and has been selling since 2004 0.0

still looking for help not criticism :thumbsup:


Wasn't criticising your purchase dude, just having a look at the sellers neg feedback :thumbsup:
banned#14
esq3585
Wasn't criticising your purchase dude, just having a look at the sellers neg feedback :thumbsup:


yeah ok :thumbsup: thanks
banned#15
elitom
The card will only add slight value to the PC in the short term. In six months time it will mean nowt, or near nowt!

All I would say is that before you open the PC and install the video card is email teh PC seller and ask if this will invalidate any warranty you have on the PC - just checked that there is 12 months warranty on the PC so be carefull with opening it up. Does it have any warranty stickers on the PC?

Also beware if the card does need extra power from the PSU - the PSU maybe be marginal for the current setup and any extra will cause problems. I cannot see the PSU spec in the ebay listing

EliTom


ill have a quick look around the computer when i get home, thank you for the help +rep :thumbsup:
#16
Before you buy the graphics card, it would be wise to turn off the computer, open it up and look at the power supply, try and find out if its branded, and how much power it produces. A lot of these fleabay deals use very cheap low watt power supplies, which may not be enough to power a 9500 card.
banned#17
Squizz
Before you buy the graphics card, it would be wise to turn off the computer, open it up and look at the power supply, try and find out if its branded, and how much power it produces. A lot of these fleabay deals use very cheap low watt power supplies, which may not be enough to power a 9500 card.


so it would be better to get a younger model?

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