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Upgraded xw6200 ro Win8, need to update Graphics Card - advice please?

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Recently upgraded to Win 8 on my son's HP Workstation xw6200.  The Graphics Card (Nvidia Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI) is no longer working and I understand this card is not supported.

 

Can anyone suggest a suitable, inexpensive replacement? There are four slots the same (one has the current card in), a PCI-Express x 16 (graphics) above them and a PCI-Express x8 prime* slot beneath.  Both are empty at the moment.  The * explanantion is 'PCI-Express x8 prime connecter that has x4 bandwidth'.

 

I have never changed PC components before but a google search suggests it is relatively straight forward....if this is not the case, please also shout!

 

Thanks in advance

 

Kevin

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Re: Upgraded xw6200 ro Win8, need to update Graphics Card - advice please?

Here are the specs for the HP Workstation xw6200. According to the specs, this system has a 500 watt power supply, which should be acceptable for most low-end to mid-grade PCIe x16 graphics cards. Depending on the need for a consumer class or business/professional class card, I would recommend different cards. Please indicate the kind of graphical processing being done on this computer, so that we may recommend a suitable replacement.


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Thanks. Will be basic games, dvds etc. It is his first pc and he is only 10 so nothing to heavy. Looking at a geforce gt630 - would this be a reasonable solution?
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you can go to nvidia site to find if there is a driver for it and also W8 should have detected and it did mine before i realized it was the same that nvidia had so i guess w8 did a driver search to get the drivers for it ... http://www.nvidia.com/content/global/global.php
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Thanks for responses.  It was a Geforce 210 that I bought.  Installed and now works like a dream.  Thanks for all your help

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