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HP 500-164 Upgrade PSU and Graphics Card

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We just purchased this HP 500-164 at our local Best Buy.  We would like to add a larger PSU and a dedicated Graphics Card.  Any recommendations for either?  We currently have a 300W PSU - cannot possibly work for a new card.  Thanks

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Re: HP 500-164 Upgrade PSU and Graphics Card

Hello Arnst_Family,

I don't have specific recommendation for a dedicated graphics card, but you are going to want to look for a PCI Express x16 graphics cards (Gen 2.0 speed). Depending on the card that you do choose, you would need to look at the specifications, to update your PSU accordingly.

Regards.

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Re: HP 500-164 Upgrade PSU and Graphics Card

Hi,

 

This Corsair CX500 is onsale at it's a terrrific buy at $30 after rebate.

 

Most PCI-E verrsion 3 video cards (with some exceptions) and backward compatible with the version 3 PCI-E slot in your PC.

 

The below HP posted article may help you with issues whern installing a discrete video card in your PC.

 

 Computer Does not Start After Installing a Video Card (Windows 8)

 

These HP How-To articles should be helpful.  Review this posted article on selecting a discrete video card.

 

If you can tell us what applications are in need of improved video performance then we can make a video card suggestion. 

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