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09-13-2020 09:27 AM
Just bought this machine and am disappointed in the graphics quality when I play a DVD, etc. So I would like to upgrade the graphics on this machine. Can the quality be improved with a Geforce card? or are the processors (i5) to slow?
09-15-2020 02:45 PM
@imac44 Here are a few important things you need to know when upgrading the graphics card of your choice:
A power supply upgrade may be required for graphics card upgrade, check with graphics card supplier. You may also find power requirements information in the system requirements for the new video card.
Before you begin
Many HP and Compaq PCs do not have an AGP or PCI Express (PCI-E) slot on the motherboard. Visually inspect the motherboard or refer to the product specifications for your model before attempting to install an AGP or PCIe video card.
If you plan on upgrading a PCI-E graphics card, a power supply upgrade may be required for graphics card upgrade, check with graphics card supplier.
Find out if your HP or Compaq PC has integrated video on the motherboard. When performing the steps in this article, onboard video will need to be disabled in the BIOS to avoid installation issues on some models.
You will need a screwdriver.
HP strongly recommends using an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad.
Find a clear, flat, stable work surface over a floor that is not carpeted.
If possible, print this document. You can refer to the printout after the PC is restarted or when an Internet connection is not available.
FOR DETAILS & FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, USE THIS LINK: CLICK HERE
That said, I'm afraid there's no specific article with the details you need as HP does not support nor recommend upgrading your device, if you wish to proceed anyway, you may at your own discretion.
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I am an HP Employee
09-16-2020 10:51 AM
@imac44 The choice is yours, however, the product is designed to work at its optimal performance without an upgrade, and if you wish to upgrade anyway, you may do so at your own discretion, I hope that helps!
I am an HP Employee
09-16-2020 12:13 PM
I think it works out best returning it. It is an i5 replacing a i7 whose hdd failed. This is a personal vs business use machine but heavy into video editing etc. I realize now I chose the wrong machine considering the function. What we have done is replaced the hdd with a ssd and the tech was able to successfully clone the dying drive. I just have to reinstall Office 19 because of the one licence issue, just means phoning MS and they usually arrange it without additional cost. We added a usb-3 card. I already had a dongle for blutooth.
Just so you know my gear is and always has been HP so you have not lost me.