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teh_siggy
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Pavilion 500-017c Compatible Video Graphics Cards

Hello everybody,

 

I just registered to this forum and I only have one question:

 

I have an HP Pavilion 500-017c and I wanted to get a compatible graphics card that isn't much high-end (minimum $90, max $150) for my PC gaming purposes. Here are the specs of my current setup:

 

HP Pavilion 500-017c

AMD Radon HD 7560D Integrated Graphics Card

AMD Quad-core A8-5500 Accelerated Processor

8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory

Windows 8.1

 

For some reason, the integrated graphics card that I have slows down some of the games/software that I use. Not because of other running processes, but it just does. I would appreciate for the response. Thanks!

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banhien
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Re: Pavilion 500-017c Compatible Video Graphics Cards

Hi,

 

Its specs shows it has 1 PCI Express x16 (Gen2.0) slot but its power supply unit (PSU):

 

Power Supply
Internal 300W (100V-240V)

 

 

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teh_siggy
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Re: Pavilion 500-017c Compatible Video Graphics Cards

I have bought a Galaxy GT610 GPU with the same specs as the one that you linked me. But the problem was, even though I have followed all of the instructions on that product, the CPU won't boot up properly and I hear 5 beeps after it stopped. What have I been doing wrong as of this?

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banhien
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Re: Pavilion 500-017c Compatible Video Graphics Cards

Hi,

 

Sounds like power supply (PSU), have you added anything before the video card ? Please check the following link:

 

   http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07107#N845

 

Reseat RAM may also help.

 

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thisisbusiness
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Re: Pavilion 500-017c Compatible Video Graphics Cards and Windows 8.1

HP configured PC slots to be secure. You need to get into the BIOS to disable that function in order to add after market PCI cards. The process to get TO the BIOS is prolonged: Open CHARMS: Change PC Settings: Update and Recovery: Recovery: Advanced Startp: Troubleshoot: Advanced Options: UEFI Firmware Settings: (F4) : Computer Setup BIOS: Security: Slot Security.... bored yet? That will get rid of the beeps and allow you to store the card in your PC so you can locate it again in your office. However it will not guarantee your system will recognize the new hardware. Good luck with that. Perhaps your system is underpowered? Maybe you (me too) need to purchase a new power supply as well? I would like to know too. 

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dave940
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Re: Pavilion 500-017c Compatible Video Graphics Cards and Windows 8.1

[ Edited ]

 

 

I accessed BIOS by pressing the F10 button repeatedly after startup.  Under the "Advanced" tab, then under "Device Options", there are only two options listed...

"Num Lock State at Power On", and

"NIC PXE Option ROM Download".

 

I updated to the most recent BIOS version this morning (JA2 v80.51) in hopes of seeing the option available to disable onboard graphics.

 

There is no option under any of these menus to disable integrated graphics.  I disabled device security for all listed PCIE slots, and disabled Secure Boot, hoping that my HD4850 video card would be recognized.  I had also replaced the stock power supply with a Corsair CX500, which should be more than adequate.

 

Anyone out there, have you successfully installed a video card in the 500-017c?  If so, HOW???

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dave940
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Re: Pavilion 500-017c Compatible Video Graphics Cards and Windows 8.1

by the way, my HD4850 was a used card, so I tried another PCIe card, a GeForce GT520.  It's a much lighter duty card that I had no intention of using, but had never been installed.  It does not appear to be recognized, either.

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Big_Dave
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Re: Pavilion 500-017c Compatible Video Graphics Cards and Windows 8.1

Hi,

 

HP BIOS defaults indicate that PCI-E slot security is disabled.  The five beeps means your PC is having a pre-video failure. This is a very common occurrence when a video card is installed and Secure Boot enabled.  See the below information that has been posted by HP.

 

HP Secure Boot Windows 8 Topics   Computer Does not Start After Installing a Video Card (Windows 8)

 

If you want to improve your gaming performance then try one on the below referenced video cards.  If NewEgg is out of stock then try Tiger Direct, Amazon or Google.  You will not need to change out your power supply.

 

MSI NVIDIA GTX N750 TI and the MSI GTX N750 TF

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