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05-10-2012 11:05 AM
Hi, I just purchased an HP P7-1254 desktop PC. Turns out it has an integrated video card and I would like to get a separate dedicated video card. The motherboard has one PCIe x16 slot available. The specs says it is "2 speed".
Here is the spec sheet on the PC:
What would be the best card I could get, that would work with the system as it is now?
05-10-2012 05:21 PM - edited 05-10-2012 05:39 PM
What processor is installed in your PC? I ask this question as it's possible to "team" the on board video with a specific AMD video card. I don't know for sure that HP has enabled this functionality in your particular model.
Review this AMD dual graphics article the click on the Desktop tab.
05-10-2012 06:18 PM - edited 05-10-2012 06:23 PM
AMD indicates that "dual graphics" should work using a discrete AMD graphics card such as cards listed in the chart. Be sure that the card of choice will work with the 300 watt power supply in your PC. Otherwise I can suggest other cards that will work with a 300 watt PSU.
If you are into gaming then most video cards that do work with a 300 watt power supply are not gaming quality.
05-11-2012 06:39 AM
You could contact Hp to inquire about upgrading to their modified HD7670. It only requires 300watt power supply. Its not bad for gaming. I can run most games with mid to high settings.