03-19-2020 04:40 PM - edited 03-19-2020 04:45 PM
Wanting upgrade my GPU card from the AMD radeon r7 240. NOt sure what pci configuration to get. Do I have x16 or x8 slots? Can I use a PCIe graphics card?
03-20-2020 09:07 AM
This is your motherboard: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01925486
You have five slots, three x-1, one x-16, one x-1 minicard..
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03-20-2020 06:44 PM - edited 03-20-2020 06:56 PM
Lets get down to the internal nuts, bolts. It is an AMD 785G chip, PCIEx16 rev 2.
There are some glaring contradictions:
1) That machine is circa 2010. It should be Legacy BIOS. Test it program, What is the Boot environment?
2) Stated an R7 card. that is circa 2013, and is a UEFIvBIOS card, which would not be compatible with Legacy BIOS. You said you wondered about PCIEx16, that is the slot the present R7 240 occupies. 🤔
3) 250W PSU running a R7 240 30W card is marginal.
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03-24-2020 03:43 PM
Thanks for the info. Yes, my BIOS on this machine is LEGACY. The R7 has been running under this for 3 years. I keep the driver for it updated as sent from AMD periodically. Windows Task Manager show the GPU bumping up to 89-100 percent when I am processing an AI generated image. That's why Iwant to upgrade.
I know 250W PSU is wimpy, but I have a Corsair 500W coming soon.
As to the GPU, Then if the R7 isn't supposed to run in my card/slot, what would I look for that is compatible? . As said before, I know that I'm riding an old horse here, but my nature wants to try and make the most of it! Ha.