HP 6619f - I would like to upgrade GPU - but Not sure if enough power?

JessieJ

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I've got a family member with a Pre-built HP -that would like Dual Monitors added if possible.

Model HP A6629f

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01549568&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c01549568/loc:4&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3809093#N74

Specs

CPU - Intel E2200 ( low power consumption )

MOBO #
Manufacturer: Asus
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Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
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Chipset:

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Northbridge chipset: Intel G33 Express
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Southbridge chipset: Intel ICH9R

GPU
Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 3100
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed

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Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 3100
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Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*

Power supply - 250 W

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When I use Newegg PSU calculator - and upgrade spec to a Geforce 2100, The Calculator shows 249 Watts.

Is this PSU too tight to upgrade Geforce 2100 Video card without causing problems in the computer. Also, not quite sure what happens when the Power Supply is being maxed out - as I've always built with headroom on the power side.

Could the power supply cause problems with other components - or - is it safe to just pop in a low end graphics card. The PC is only used for General web surfing ( somestreaming video content ) - Microsoft Office, etc.

I don't know how to get the Factory PSU out - it's built inside pretty good - so not quite sure upgrading the Power Supply is an option.

Is this upgrade doable - or not advisable?

Thanks
 

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