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gpu compatibilty revisited

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I have been looking at the recommended gpus, I am not a gamer, and looking to just get my display to 1440p. its max.

I will do some casual photo color editing too.  The videocardz site I am using does not say anything about the resolution ability of the cards. Maybe it does and I am just to dizzy from looking. The display is an NEC EA271Q-BK

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@birdrop , welcome back to the Community.

 

The cards listed in the HP specifications all have one thing in common, they use a standard/Legacy BIOS; not UEFI: https://www.howtogeek.com/56958/HTG-EXPLAINS-HOW-UEFI-WILL-REPLACE-THE-BIOS/

 

Here is the best card in the list for your purpose: https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-gt-420-gv-n420-2gi/p/N82E16814125850

 

If you look at the section titled "Max resolution" it states the following:

Max Resolution

Digital: 2560 x 1600
Analog: 2048 x 1536

 

The card is out of stock, but you may be able to find it somewhere on the Internet, such as, ebay.

 

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@birdrop , welcome back to the Community.

 

The cards listed in the HP specifications all have one thing in common, they use a standard/Legacy BIOS; not UEFI: https://www.howtogeek.com/56958/HTG-EXPLAINS-HOW-UEFI-WILL-REPLACE-THE-BIOS/

 

Here is the best card in the list for your purpose: https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-gt-420-gv-n420-2gi/p/N82E16814125850

 

If you look at the section titled "Max resolution" it states the following:

Max Resolution

Digital: 2560 x 1600
Analog: 2048 x 1536

 

The card is out of stock, but you may be able to find it somewhere on the Internet, such as, ebay.

 

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



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it lists a 350w psu  is needed, I only have  a wimpy 300w so I will have to replace that also.

Thanks for the help.

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You are welcome, @birdrop!

 

I didn't even check the wattage required because it was on the compatible list for your motherboard.  I have a suspicion that the manufacturer may have added a bit of extra wattage to protect themselves.  The problem is the last series to not require UEFI were the GTX 660/670's.  They are very difficult to find.  This series may require more wattage, also.

 

I suggest that you run a search on the other video cards listed as compatible with your motherboard to see if any of them requires the 300W or less.

 

If you decide to upgrade the PSU, I like Corsair products.  Any standard ATX PSU will be compatible with your motherboard.  I recommend at least 500W.

 

Here is a HP Knowledge Base article to help you know what to consider when upgrading the video card: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Knowledge-Base/Upgrade-Video-Card/ta-p/7481981



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I happened onto a site that stated 250w required, so I will try it and see if it works.

I found an open box GT 420 on Ebay for $ 40.00, its on the way.

Thanks again

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@birdrop 

 

You are welcome, @birdrop!  I believe it will work for you.  I would appreciate it if you would let me know if it does work.

 

Good luck!



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I was wondering if you want to help figure out why the GT 1030  wouldn't work, that I had bought ?

When I started up, it would only give a blue screen with the message press ESC key for startup menu.

When pressed or held down nothing would happen.

p7-1070t

2AC2 mobo

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@birdrop 

 

I basically told you why the GT 1030 won't work in my original post.  I said, "The cards listed in the HP specifications all have one thing in common, they use a standard/Legacy BIOS".  I just didn't come right out and say it clearly.  The GT 1030 requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard/Legacy BIOS: https://www.howtogeek.com/56958/HTG-EXPLAINS-HOW-UEFI-WILL-REPLACE-THE-BIOS/

 

HP didn't begin using UEFI in their motherboards until mid-October, 2012 with Win 8.0.  Your computer was released on May 18, 2011 with Win 7.  Therefore, it doesn't have UEFI.  You can find this information in System Information, BIOS Mode.

 

I hope this is more clear than my previous answer.



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OK I understand.

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I hooked up my  GT 420 with my  DVI-D Dual Link to DVD-D Dual Link cable to my GPU with DVI-I Dual Link to my DVI-D Dual Link monitor and got a Black Screen.  **bleep** ?

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