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Hello.  I am new to this community and hopefully I can covey my issue correctly and get some help.

I am enjoying my hobby of upgrading my Z800 computer that I bought for $50 bucks from work (they were going to throw it away). Since then, I upgraded to windows 10, installed a second processor, memory, SSD+HDD, dual monitors and a few more things.

The main purpose of this computer is to transfer my Dad's old camera recordings (Hi8) to digital using fire-wire. I've done about 30 cassettes so far, with 70 more to go! This is special because he passed away and I want to play all the videos for the family.

ISSUE: Recently we've been doing home/school stuff, home photo editing and recently I want to play / edit 4k family videos from my GoPro. The computer can play the videos but I find there's some lag between the audio and video, also sometimes the video gets glitchy. I think It needs a better graphic card.

Has anybody used a better graphic card to play/edit 4k videos with the Z800?




Here’s my computer spec.


Processors Information

Manufacturer                                    Genuine Intel

Name                                                    Intel Xeon E5645 (Two Processors = 12 Logic Processors total)

Specification                                      Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645  @ 2.40GHz

TDP Limit                                             80.0 Watts

Core Speed                                        2530.7 MHz



UEFI                                                       No

BIOS Date                                            03/05/18



Northbridge                                       Intel 5520 rev. 13

Southbridge                                       Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev. 00

Graphic Interface                             PCI-Express

PCI-E Link Width                               x16

PCI-E Max Link Width                     x16

Memory Type                                   DDR3

Memory Size                                     24 GBytes


Memory SPD

CPU 0 - DIMM # 1, 3, 5 * CPU 1 - DIMM # 1, 3, 5

Memory type                                    DDR3

Module Manufacturer                   SK Hynix (AD00000000000000000000)

Size                                                        4096 MBytes

Max bandwidth                                                PC3-8500F (533 MHz)



SMBIOS Version                                               2.6

DMI BIOS                            

                vendor                                 Hewlett-Packard

                version                                 786G5 v03.61

                ROM size                             2048 KB

DMI System Information                             

                manufacturer                    Hewlett-Packard

                product                                                HP Z800 Workstation

                SKU                                        VA808UT#ABA



Drive     1

                Name                                    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB

                Capacity                               232.9 GB

                Type                                      Fixed, SSD

Volume                                                c:\, 232.3 GBytes (36.5 percent available)


Drive     2

                Name                                    ST500LT012-1DG142

                Revision                               0002SDM1

                Capacity                               465.8 GB

                Type                                      Fixed

                Volume                                                f:\, 465.2 GBytes (28.5 percent available)


Display Adapters

                Name                                    NVIDIA Quadro 2000

                Board Manufacturer       Hewlett-Packard

                Revision                               A1

                Core family                         0xC3 (0xC3)

                Memory size                      1024 MB

                Memory type                    GDDR5

                Memory vendor               Samsung


2 Monitors         

                Model                                   DELL E2414H (Dell Computer)

                Max Resolution                                1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz



Windows Version                            Microsoft Windows 10 (10.0) Home 64-bit   (Build 18363)

DirectX Version                                 12.0


Power Supply

850W:  11A @ 100–127V,

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I have  Z600 same upgrades.

I can run any GPU made in mine, but not above on my , 6pin GPU power jack I have one, not sure on yours look side.

GTX1650 will this, (non super model is 75watts,

and GTX1050 tool both need no AUX power  needed 75watts max,

faster cards are more expensive, you are only doing 2D so you only need  faster 2d mode cards.

Im sure you can do well here, with any card w10 supports,  Nvidia series 700 up.  below does not support w10 64bit.

NVIDIA Quadro 2000, does 5-FPS; the above do more than 10times that.

yours is as slow as they go. and be w10 supported.

NO warranty answers by me.
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Thanks for giving me some suggestions. I will definitely look in to this...

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