04-02-2017 09:57 AM
I just got this slightly used HP z210 CMT workstation. It came with this NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295 video card. I like that it provides a dual DisplayPort for my HDMI monitor, but it's not good for gaming.
This is the video card I'd like to purchase, considering my budget: GeForce GTX 1050.
If anyone could take a look, please, and kindly tell me whether the specs of this computer are compatible with the latter card, such as power supply (240W), HDMI support, etc?
I'm reading that the heatsink on the GeForce card is rather large. Will it fit into the workstation?
And if it's just not compatible, is there a similar video card that will work instead?
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04-02-2017 02:04 PM - edited 04-02-2017 02:09 PM
Thank you for a very through inquiry. The links were much appreciated.
It was amusing, the slightly used comment. Those units are circa 2011.
First thing is to verify the BIOS. Go here. Is it BIOS or UEFI.
If you do have BIOS (I suspect from the 2011 date) your stuck with it. Not possible to go UEFI.
Second, understand that you can only use LOW Profile cards. See the Expansion slots on your own link.
Third, the GTX 1050 is a full height card at 4.38". Low Profile is approx 2.5". See here.
BTW - the GTX 1050 is also UEFI.
As for cards that match heigth and power, see again your nice link. Those cards are for that unit.
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