06-25-2016 10:25 AM
CPU has always been noisy but more so in the past month. It is now about 5 years old.
Open and clean fans but discovered that it was the video card fan that was making all the noise. My computer sauvy nephew says I have a HP GeForce GT 630 Graphic Card - 2GB DDR3 SDRAM - PCI Express x 16. HP specs only states NVIDIA GeForce GT 630. I updated the drivers. It is still noisy, grinding sounds sometimes. I also check the temp with an app and it runs @ 50C .......... which I think is pretty hot.
Is there a more efficient less noisy and hot video card I can get to replace the present one? Do I HAVE to replace it with the same?
AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
System memory - 8GB
System board - 2AC8 1.2
Bios - 2AC8 1.2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
Resolution - 1920 x 1080
Version - 184.108.40.20623 (3/4/2014)
Graphic Memory - 4,044 MB
Aero status - Enabled
Will this work?!
PNY - Nivida Geforce GT 740 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card.
Much thxs from a semi computer iliterate senior.
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06-25-2016 12:16 PM - edited 06-25-2016 12:22 PM
The Nvidia 600 series cards will work.
The GT 740 should also work as your PC has a UEFI BIOS. Your BIOS version is 8.xx. Your PC is in the group of PC's having the first implementation of a UEFI BIOS. So this is why I say a "740 should work".
You will need to verify that your power supply can handle a GT 740. The 740 requires a minimum 400 watt power supply.
You will have to verify that 'Secure Boot" is disabled in the BIOS and "Legacy Boot" is enabled in the BIOS before installing the new graphics card. You are running Win 7 so these two settings should be in effect now.
You will also have to uninstall the current Nvidia graphics drivers before installing the new graphics card.
Please note that upgrading the graphics card with a different model number card will cause any type of HP Recovery to factory condition, should you need to do one, to fail. Microsoft recovery options will work.
You will have to devise a new plan for backing up and restoring your operating system and data in the event of a catastrophic failure.