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12-01-2008 11:37 PM
The xw4200 and xw4300 have got PCI Express x16 slot for graphics. Though only Professional (Quadro / FireGL) cards are tested and certified to work on these, any PCI Express x16 compatible card will work fine.
However, if you are planning to use this workstation to run a commercial ISV application (Photoshop, Maya, CATIA, UG, Ansys ,....), I would strongly recommend a certified professional card. For an explanation and more details on this, please see http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_geforce.html
Hope this helps.
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11-18-2009 05:56 PM
-I recently purchased an xw4300 with an nvidia 9600GT (PCI Express x16) video card to go with it. I was planning a low cost gaming machine for my (two) sons Christmas gift. The xw4300 gave me the "red" code light after the install and power-up of the card (won't even start boot). Sent the card back and received new one. The replacement did the same thing.
Though the Quadro 1400 video card (which it came with) works fine, I don't think it will enjoy high res game graphics. Any suggestions? The HP is from Geeks.com and is "refurbished". The spec's say it has a 460w power supply, but I don't think I'm qualified to test it.
12-17-2009 08:55 AM
12-17-2009 04:16 PM
-Almost forgot. I now have the need for a good case fan, but have never spec'd or installed one. The xw4300 has room in the front, but I'm not sure how to find the size. HP only lists equipment that comes with the box. I guess posting a new question will be necessary. A search on the topic didn't seem to get results. Tom-