I have a Pavilion Elite m9340f. I want to update my graphics card

I have a Pavilion Elite m9340f and I was wondering if I could update my graphics card and if so what would be a good choice. Also can I upgrade my power supply?  A friend told me that I could not, because it's a computer brand, but thought I would ask someone with knowledge.  Thank you.

Message edited by robertwolf on 02/23/2009 14:56

Robert, here is a link to the "Product information" pages for your computer:

http://h10025.www1.HP.com/ewfrf/wc/prodinfoCategory?LC=en&DLC=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3740326

These pages will give you all the specifications of your computer.

Yes, you can upgrade your video card.  First, you want to make sure that there is enough room for one of the new cards to fit.  You can find this information on the manufacturer's website.  I would say we could use until a 9800GT.  I think the cards are 9 "up to 10.5".  I like XFX, BFG or EVGA cards.  They are geared toward players and are of high quality.  My favorite is XFX.

Now for your power supply power supply unit (PSU).  It can also be upgraded.  the key is to open the case and measure the existing unit.  To ensure that new fits, it should be very close to the same size.  Most ATX units are pretty close to the same size.  I recommend at least a 600W unit.  This is what I have in my game rig:

http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16817341001

Again, OCZ is a company that is geared to the players and fans.  They have very reliable products.  I have one in their PSU and memory.

One last thought, a new video card will generate more heat.  Thus, some cables will be very useful.  Simply run all cables so that they do not restrict the airflow to all components.

I hope this helps.

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