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What graphics card upgrade does my board support?

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HP Pavilion HPE h8qe Series (year 2012)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, can you please tell me which are the highest resolution video cards that would be supported by my current PC configuration? I have tried a couple but my PC will not boot with the new video cards. These are my current system specs: OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard System Model h8-1280t System Type x64-based PC Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date AMI 7.06, 1/5/2012 SMBIOS Version 2.7 Embedded Controller Version 255.255 BIOS Mode Legacy BaseBoard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard BaseBoard Product 2ACE BaseBoard Version 1.08 3GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 [DVI, HDMI, VGA] 600W Power supply Thanks!

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@artsal,

As originally spec'd your unit was circa Jan 2012, WIN 7,  BIOS 7.21 (Legacy). It can not be upgraded to the newer BIOS versions that support UEFI based GPU cards. The GT 545 was released in early 2012, so it worked. The last card guaranteed to work would be the GTX 660.  Some GTX 670 might work, it's a dice roll.

Here are the specification on the GTX 660 (from a re-seller)  PS<> no longer in stock.  You can find the card used, just google it. You will need a 550-600W PSU.

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