2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2011 6:44 PM by Bill Gehrke

    Buying a CUDA card for my system!  Need your help!

    vimcrony

      Hello, I'm looking to purchase the GeForce GTX 285 for my HP Pavilion p6313w.  Here are my questions:

       

      1.  Would the card even work/fit?  It says that my computer has a PCI- Express slot, but the card's box says PCI-Express 2.0???

       

      2.  Is there a better cuda/Premiere CS5 supported card that I should purchase?  My budget is around 200 dollars.

       

      3.  ALSO, there is already an integrated gfx card in my computer (NVidia GeForce 9100).  Is there a major difference between the integrated card and the card I want to buy?  Will I be removing this integrated card and putting in my new card or do I just leave it in there???

       

      Here are some details on my system and the card I've been looking to buy:

       

      My computer:

       

      Model number    p6313w
      Product Name    HP Pavilion p6313w Desktop PC
      Processor    AMD Athlonll X2 215 2.7 GHz
      Socket Type    Socket AM3
      Chipset    nVIDIA GeForce 9100
      Power supply    250 Watts
      Memory Installed    5 GB
      RAM Speed supported    PC3-10600 MBps
      RAM Type    240 pin, DDR3
      Hard drive    640 GB SATA 3G
      Hard drive speed    7200 RPM
      DVD Interface    SATA
      DVD Data buffer memory    2 MB
      DVD LightScribe    Yes
      Modem    PCIe internal modem
      Sound/Audio    High Definition 8-channel audio - ALC 888S chipset
      Audio codec    ADI AD1984A
      Network (LAN)    Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface
      Memory card reader    Supports: Compact Flash I, Compact Flash II, IBM Microdrive, Secure Digital (SD), mini-SD, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus), MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SmartMedia, xD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital
      Input/Output ports    Front panel: 1 x 15-in-1 (4 slot), 2 x USB, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Microphone; Back panel: 1 x S/PDIF out (coaxial), 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI, 4 x USB, 1 x 1394a, 1 x LAN, 1 x Audio (side speaker out, rear speaker out, center/subwoofer-out, line-in, line-out, microphone
      Expansion slots    1 x PCI, 1 x PCI Express x16, 2 x PCI Express x1, 1 x PCI Express x1 minicard socket
      Keyboard    HP USB keyboard
      Mouse    HP USB optical mouse
      Operating System Provided    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit
      Dimensions    7.0 x 15.5 x 16.6 inches

       

      My possible card purchase:

       

      # GeForce GTX 285 with 648 MHz clock
      # PCI Express 2.0
      # 1024 MB 512-bit .7ns DDR3 memory
      # 2484 MHz memory clock and 1476 MHz shader clock
      # Open GL 3.0, Windows XP and Windows Vista suppor