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11-09-2020 02:49 AM
Bought this system for my granddaughter to do school work etc, which is fine.
However she wishes to play some games which require an upgraded graphics card, is this possible if so what type card do I look for please??.
11-09-2020 11:49 PM - edited 11-09-2020 11:53 PM
the HP dc5800 is a fairly old (some would say very old) system and is a legacy system (non UEFI bios) however the system will still run windows 10 quite well if you do some upgrades
depending on the games in question the system may or may not be suitable for said game(s)
i strongly recommend you update the bios to the latest before doing any cpu/video upgrades
ok, first of all do you have the Small Form Factor (SFF) or the Microtower (MT model) this is important because the SFF only takes half height cards that draw 25 watts due to the systems custom 230 watt power supply
if you have the microtower, the it comes with a 300 watt ATX supply that can be swapped out for a higher wattage supply that has a dedicated video card (GPU) power connector using a 450 watt replacement supply will allow a full height nvidia 750 TI card to be used which uses a AUX GPU pwr connector socket
both systems can use up to 8Gig ram using 4 2GB DDR2 modules which is highly recommended
a quad core cpu can be installed with the 9650 being the fastest (and most expensive) a lower model such as the 9400 is a better buy value wise
a SATA based SSD is highly recommended
the link below shows all HP approved cpu/video options the system supports
11-25-2020 02:45 AM
Hello D Groves,
Thanks for the great info re graphics upgrade, I have installed a geforce GT710 card which is working great, however after this install the audio doesn't work, done most the checks via win 10 pro (the version actually on the system not vista as previously stated) but it keeps reporting the sound system is not plugged into the computer?, the sound plug is plugged in and to my knowledge has not altered, it is an integrated audio system.
Any ideas how to remedy please?.
11-25-2020 08:19 AM
while i have a dc5800 board sitting here, it's be a while before i can try win 10 on it
as i recall the board uses a IDT snd chip and win 10 should have generic drivers for this
i suspect a IRQ conflict happened when you installed the video card
check device manager, and if the snd or video has a yellow " ! " then remove the device from device manager
leave the audio drivers, do not remove them only the device itself needs to be removed from the device manager list
now reboot and windows should re-detect the missing device(s) and also resolve the IRO conflict
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