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Guide for Selecting a Discrete Video Card
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Big_Dave
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Hi Vickenp,

 

The NVIDIA GTX 570 requires a 550+ watt power supply that has two 6 pin PCI-E power connectors.

 

Tap the ESC key after powering up the PC and enter Computer Setup (f10).  Now navigate to the Security topics and go to the Secure Boot Configuration. Check your settings against the below image.  Set Legacy to enable and Secure boot to disable. Then save the settings.  Reboot your PC without the new card installed and sure sure everything is working before powering down and installing the new video card.

 

joshua secure boot.jpg

 

 

 

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vickenp
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thanks i'll try tonight

 

power supply is 650w

 

strange how this option is in security in bios...keep u posted.....

 

think this would be a problem if win 7 64 was on the machine?

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vickenp
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it worked perfectly

 

thanks - excellent service!

 

i guess i learned something new

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BizkitsNGravy81
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Make sure you don't overclock the card or do anything to the GPU to make it heat-up more because your case isn't designed for that kind of card.

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Re: Guide for Selecting a Discrete Video Card

I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop and want to install a GTX 680 video card. Will it work well in this PC? Will it fit in the case? What type of power supply will I need for a single GTX 680? An SLI configuration? Are extra cooling fans required?

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I have an HP Pavilion Slimline s5220f and need to get a new graphics card for it, what would be the best card i could buy under $200 that wouldn't require me changing the power output?

 

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Hi Elite8520,

 

Look here at HP Partsurfer for video cards that are used in the newer Slimline models with a 220 watt power supply.  These cards were manufactured specially for HP Slimline PCs with 220 watt power supplies.  The NVIDIA GT530 2GB is probably the best of the bunch.

 

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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop

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Uh, hello?!

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Big_Dave
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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop

banzaigtv,

 

You have a question?

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banzaigtv
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Re: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop

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I have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580t desktop and want to install a GTX 680 video card. Will it work well in this PC? Will it fit in the case? What type of power supply will I need for a single GTX 680? An SLI configuration? Are extra cooling fans required?

 

Also, will a Core i7-950 bottleneck a GTX 680 in any game?

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