09-14-2016 08:19 AM
I would like to buy a HP Pavilion 550-209nl Desktop, but I have a couple of issues:
Is it possible to add a RS232 connection on it? I need it to connect some instruments at work.
Is it possible to use with two screens?
09-15-2016 07:30 AM
Welcome to HP Forums, this is a great place to get support, find answers and tips!
Thank you for posting your query, I'll be more than glad to help you out!
Let us begin!
As I understand you want to get details about a dual monitor setup and the information about the connection of products using the RS-232 serial port before you purchase the HP Pavilion 550-209nl Desktop, do correct me, if I'm wrong!
Here's what you need, the product specifications: click here (The serial port is outdated and is no longer being used on the newer computers, you may find a serial port converter to USB (example).
A dual monitor setup is an option, as you have 2 HDMI ports on this PC, if you want to know how to set it up, you may click here.
Keep me posted and I hope you have a good day head!
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12-02-2017 11:22 AM
I searched the forums and found this answer because I am having problems installing an RS232 PCIe expansion card in my Pavillion 550 174ng. I have tried expansion cards from 2 different manufacturers now, and each time the computer fails to boot up; all I get is the HP icon. I realise there is no longer an RS232 connector on the newer Pavilion PCs, but is it also impossible to add an RS232 PCIe card? I have read elsewhere on the internet that the BIOS settings have to be altered in order for the card to work. But when I emailed Syba, they only told me it was a hardware conflict and to send the card back.