Jackmaster98 Honor Student
Honor Student
2 0 0
Message 1 of 5
1,727
Flag Post
HP Recommended

GPU upgrade

Pavilion p6 2052it
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I want to upgrade the graphic card of my prebuild p6 2052it, i am wondering if a Nvidia gt 1030 is compatible or not.

Thanks for the help

4 REPLIES
Provost Provost
Provost
20617 2272 7560
Message 2 of 5
1,462
Flag Post
HP Recommended

GPU upgrade

@Jackmaster98 , welcome to the forum.

 

According to the documentation that is available the computer was released in 2011.  The GT 1030 requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard/Legacy BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  You check in System Information to see what it shows for your BIOS.  Some later 2011 models did have an early version of UEFI.  The the last video cards not to require UEFI in the motherboard were the GTX 660/670 series.  I suggest that you choose a manufacturer of video cards and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

-----------------------------------------
Signature:

HP TouchPad - 1.2 GHz; 1 GB memory; 32 GB storage; WebOS/CyanogenMod 11(Kit Kat)

HP Omen 880-160se; i7-8700K (OC'd to 5.2 GHz); 16 GB DDR4 2400; GTX 1070-8 GB; 512 GB SSD M.2; Win 10 Home

HP Spectre 360 Convertible; i7-7560U; 16 GB memory; Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640; 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD; 13.3" diagonal 4K UHD UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (3840 x 2160); Windows 10 Pro 64 with Windows Ink

HP Photosmart 7520 AIO

++++++++++++++++++
**Click the Thumbs Up+ to say 'Thanks' and the 'Accept as Solution' if I have solved your problem.**

Intelligence is God given; Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!

___________________________
I am not an HP employee.
Jackmaster98 Honor Student
Honor Student
2 0 0
Message 3 of 5
540
Flag Post
HP Recommended

GPU upgrade

Thanks for the answer, but i am wondering.. why i see different answers for this question in every thread/forum i visit?

I mean, everyone say that the gt 1030 is retrocompatible with even the legacy bios, and also nvidia says that, so my question is.. if someone could use a gt 1030 on a legacy bios, i think the problem is of hp bios, am i right?

Reply
0 Kudos
Provost Provost
Provost
9181 1214 3211
Message 4 of 5
43
Flag Post
HP Recommended

GPU upgrade

@Jackmaster98 ,

Your running about getting opinions,  then drop by the HP forum.  Did you actually determine what BIOS you have? 

Go here and report back the Boot environment,  https://kb.parallels.com/en/115815

If the BIOS is UEFI,  forget the GT 1030 card.  

 

This system is feedback driven thru Solution and Kudo flags. It's the only means of knowing if you have been served. Please click Accept as Solution, if your problem is solved. To say THANK YOU, press the "thumbs up symbol" to render a KUDO. You can render both Solution and KUDO..

Loaner: Envy Omen Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 7th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070M 8GB Discrete Graphics (16GB RAM) 512GB m.2 SSD
HP Envy 8 5010 Tablet
(2) HP DV7t i7 3160QM 2.3Ghz 8GB
Printer -- HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 Legal
Custom Asus Z97D, I7-4790k, 16GB RAM, WIN10 Pro 64bit, ZOTAC GTX1080 AMP Extreme 3 fan 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, Asus PB287 4k monitor, Rosewill Blackhawk case and 750W OCZ
Provost Provost
Provost
20617 2272 7560
Message 5 of 5
36
Flag Post
HP Recommended

GPU upgrade

You are welcome, @Jackmaster98!

 

There are many manufacturers of video cards.  Some of them make versions with a VBIOS switch that will allow for it to work with either UEFI or Legacy BIOS.  This is why I suggest that members contact the manufacturer's Tech Support for help.  They are the experts on their products and know if it will work.

-----------------------------------------
Signature:

HP TouchPad - 1.2 GHz; 1 GB memory; 32 GB storage; WebOS/CyanogenMod 11(Kit Kat)

HP Omen 880-160se; i7-8700K (OC'd to 5.2 GHz); 16 GB DDR4 2400; GTX 1070-8 GB; 512 GB SSD M.2; Win 10 Home

HP Spectre 360 Convertible; i7-7560U; 16 GB memory; Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640; 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD; 13.3" diagonal 4K UHD UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (3840 x 2160); Windows 10 Pro 64 with Windows Ink

HP Photosmart 7520 AIO

++++++++++++++++++
**Click the Thumbs Up+ to say 'Thanks' and the 'Accept as Solution' if I have solved your problem.**

Intelligence is God given; Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!

___________________________
I am not an HP employee.
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation