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12-20-2011 11:51 PM
Hello all, I have been tring to figure out what type of PCI x16 slot i have and can't find it anywhere... I have a HP Pavilion p7-1080t that has a h61 chipset "hp carmel mobo" and I can't figure out if its 2.0, 2.1, or just a plan old x16... also wether or not its GDDR3. Any help would be super duper, That way I can buy a GPU and start playing BF3. CHEERS!
12-21-2011 09:36 AM - edited 12-21-2011 04:24 PM
Download PC Wizard to confirm the internal configuration of your PC. I would not worry about the PCI-E bus specifications.
A fast video card with a matching power supply should do job. Even then the video card size might also depend on quality settings (low, medium, high, ultra etc..) and the screen resolution. The system requirements listed on the box (I have BF3) for a video card indicate a NVIDIA 560 or Radeon 6950 or better. Also a quad core with 4GB running 64 bit is also mentioned.
12-21-2011 03:45 PM
12-21-2011 04:25 PM - edited 12-21-2011 04:33 PM
Is the slot adjacent to the PCI-E x16 slot open?
Please post the exact HP product number for your PC.
The HP p7-1080t PC only has a 300 watt power supply so where did 400 watts come from?
12-21-2011 05:17 PM
12-21-2011 05:25 PM
Look on the bottom of the PC for the product number or use the HP Support Assistant.
What did PC Wizard indicate about the PCI slot version?
We typically stay with the power supply recommendation that is stipulated by the the video card manufacturer.