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P6214y PCI Express Graphics Slot?
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tvccs
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Re: P6214y PCI Express Graphics Slot?


atomic359 wrote:

heyy i just have a few questions to ask. I just got this computer for my 16th b-day, i knew i was going to have to do some upgrading. I found some pretty good deals but idk if  the graphic card im getting will work because its ddr3. Also idk if it will fit. i got a 700 watt psu  a couple days ago and it runs the comp with no problems. but i need to know if a graphics card that uses ddr3 will work with this hp.

 

Link to graphic card.

   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133304

 

Please write back. if you know, i cant wait to replace this. this horrible integrated graphics card haha

thanks

 

FYI...I believe that's the same card Best Buy has on clearance for $70 this week in store.  Some stores still had stock when I checked locally yesterday.


 

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helloimtyler
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How would I know if it can handle the GPU?

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Re: P6214y PCI Express Graphics Slot?

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The power supply needs and the slot type are the only issues when it comes to whether a GPU can be handled, not the memory type.  The fact the computer uses DDR2 system RAM has zero to do with whether DDR3 will work on the video card - it will work.  There are folks here that have reported they are using cards with DDR3, full length double slot shrouded cards and getting them to fit and work.  Both ATI and NVIDIA cards are plug and play and don't require any BIOS changes, although drivers need to be installed and updated as needed.   The cards that have the highest performance without changing the power supply are generally thought to be the ATI Radeo HD4670 and HD 4650, and the NVIDIA GT220 and some GT240 models, and other users here are reporting there are some low power consumption 9800GT's that will work as well.  If you're willing to change the PSU almost anything is possible.  The PCI-E slot has been confirmed as a 2.0 version.

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My son got his repaired P6214y back from HP today.  The repair sheet doesn't indicate the motheboard was replaced, instead it sounds like the BIOS was the issue.  The reflashed that and did a complete wipe and reinstall and it worked.

 

He chose to go with an OCZ 600w PSU and a Sapphire HD5770 1GB DDR3 video card.  Fitting the video card wasn't difficult, but the power cabling from the PSU wasn't the easiest to fit in, and he ended up routing some of it through the open expansion slot in the front. 

 

Everything does work....he bought it in part to play Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on. 

 

Here are some pictures:

 

P6214y with OCZ 600w and HD 5770 - Rear

 

P6214y with OCZ 600w and HD 5770 - Side 1

 

P6214y with HD 5770 - Close-Up 1

 

 

With the lack of fans available to be added elsewhere in this case, I'd certainly recommend any users of this system get in and get the dust out no less than every three months.

 

So far, he reports everything is now working fine, and the MB saw the HD 5770 right away.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102864 - Sapphire HD 5770

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017 - OCZ 600w ModXStream

 

 

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CyciumX
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The 9800GT - especially the 1gig version is probably the fastest without a new PSU:

 

comparison

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Skyman747
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tvccs wrote:

My son got his repaired P6214y back from HP today.  The repair sheet doesn't indicate the motheboard was replaced, instead it sounds like the BIOS was the issue.  The reflashed that and did a complete wipe and reinstall and it worked.

 

He chose to go with an OCZ 600w PSU and a Sapphire HD5770 1GB DDR3 video card.  Fitting the video card wasn't difficult, but the power cabling from the PSU wasn't the easiest to fit in, and he ended up routing some of it through the open expansion slot in the front. 

 

Everything does work....he bought it in part to play Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on. 

 

Here are some pictures:

 

P6214y with OCZ 600w and HD 5770 - Rear

 

P6214y with OCZ 600w and HD 5770 - Side 1

 

P6214y with HD 5770 - Close-Up 1

 

 

With the lack of fans available to be added elsewhere in this case, I'd certainly recommend any users of this system get in and get the dust out no less than every three months.

 

So far, he reports everything is now working fine, and the MB saw the HD 5770 right away.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102864 - Sapphire HD 5770

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017 - OCZ 600w ModXStream

 

 


 

 

I was actually considering getting that exact same combo soon, and am glad to see that it fits fine.

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atomic359
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thankyou for writing back so quick. and yea thanks for the help ill come here if i have anymore questions. keep the fourm updated guys

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pconway12
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hi everyone.  I had got the EVGA 9400 GT 1 GB graphics card.  (without updating the 300w power supply).  I installed it with no problems, and updated the newest drivers, but now my system load time and everything else is much, much slower.  any reason why this might be?  I have not updated/changed anything else; except the graphics card; and thought this would be an upgrade; but it certainly appears not to be. does this have something to do with the 300w power supply, or is the card crap?  any help would be much appreciated!

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Message 179 of 224 (2,021 Views)

Re: P6214y PCI Express Graphics Slot?

Still sounds like a driver issue...I'd be looking for alternative driver sets to try.

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There is a "critical" patch that has appeared on the HP site for these systems...FYI.

 

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