10-07-2012 09:53 AM
I have an HP Pavilion h9-1187 windows 64 bit pc with the default nvidia GeForce GT 530 . I need to upgrade the video card but this motherboard only has one pci express 16 3.0 slot. Almost all decent video cards request two slots. I guess that most cards except those in the crossfire configuration, two cards together, need both slots. Most of the time,I guess the vendor is requesting two slots because of space. Without removing the cover off my pc and possibly voiding the warranty, can anyone tell me what width video card can this pc take. I has the PEGATRON CORPORATION MOTHERBOARD, the default. If you care to recommend a decent video card around 250-300us feel free. Thank You
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10-21-2012 04:01 PM - edited 10-21-2012 05:02 PM
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Look at the back of your PC where the existing video card is installed. The lower red arrow is where the exising video card is installed. The upper red arrow indicates a PCI slot cover for an expansion card if installed. If it is blank then you probably have room for a double wide video card.
The specifications for your PC indicate a 600 watt power supply which is an excellent size for a very good video card.
This Sapphire 7850 2 GB is a PCI-E version 3 card. It's an excellent performer for the money.
These HP 'how-to" articles should be helpful.
HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
Custom i7-4770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-3770k, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
05-25-2013 06:44 AM
I recently bought a Powercolor amd 7850 2gb card. It will not work with my hp h9 computer. Noone seems to be able to help me. When I snap the card in I don't even get a post. Is this card incompatable ?
05-25-2013 10:12 AM - edited 05-25-2013 10:17 AM
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05-26-2013 01:17 PM - edited 05-26-2013 01:22 PM
05-26-2013 03:57 PM
Unfortuanatly I can't return the 7850 because I used the free game coupon. Which is okay I suppose since I put it in my other older pc. I noticed some of the newer models of this pc are offering a gtx 680 which I would imagine is more power hungry than this. Oh well I guess I will try the 650 ti and see how that works out.I don't want to spend over 200 really. Should I get one with a 128 bit bus or 192 since depending on the brand I can get them in the same price range. Thanks.
05-26-2013 05:46 PM