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Which graphics card to replace my AMD Radeon HD 7570 ?

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The cooling fan on my graphics card is noisy and may die any day. I'm not aware of any place to get a replacement fan.  Therefore, I would like to replace the card and need a recommendation. The PC is not used for gaming or anything that requires high performance graphics. 

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Hi:

 

If you don't require a graphics card for gaming, I recommend a fanless model where there is no fan to conk out on you.

 

If your PC has a BIOS revision 8.xx or newer, the Nvidia GT 1030 would be a good choice.

 

I have this one in a HP and in a Dell desktop PC.

 

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-6332-KR

 

If you just want something cheap to take its place that is better than the onboard Intel graphics,, you can go with the older AMD Radeon HD 6450 fanless.

 

I just bought this model on eBay to install in a HP 8000 Elite CMT business desktop.

 

It has display port and DVI outputs.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Radeon-K6HDT-0K6HDT-AMD-Radeon-HD-6450-1GB-PCIe-x16-Video-Card/3334323...

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Hi:

 

If you don't require a graphics card for gaming, I recommend a fanless model where there is no fan to conk out on you.

 

If your PC has a BIOS revision 8.xx or newer, the Nvidia GT 1030 would be a good choice.

 

I have this one in a HP and in a Dell desktop PC.

 

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-6332-KR

 

If you just want something cheap to take its place that is better than the onboard Intel graphics,, you can go with the older AMD Radeon HD 6450 fanless.

 

I just bought this model on eBay to install in a HP 8000 Elite CMT business desktop.

 

It has display port and DVI outputs.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Radeon-K6HDT-0K6HDT-AMD-Radeon-HD-6450-1GB-PCIe-x16-Video-Card/3334323...

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Thank you Paul for your quick and sage response. 

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You're very welcome.

 

Before installing a non-HP video card, you will need to go into the BIOS, enable legacy mode and disable secure boot.

 

See this link for more info...

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653200/

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Thanks again Paul You are a busy guy today. Maybe it's the shelter in place stuff....  Anyway, I was trying do determine what types of slots I have as in PCI slots and I forgot how to locate this information.  I have pickup up a few key button strokes that tell me some stuff like using ctrl-alt-s but this doen't yield slot info.  

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Anytime.

 

Yep.  Other than mowing the lawn in a little bit, I am putting in some time helping the community with their PC questions.

 

You will need to remove the AMD graphics card, which is occupying the PCIe x16 slot. 

 

The cards I recommended will go right in that slot.

 

Here is the link to the motherboard specs for your PC which shows the other expansion slots...

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03605561

 

Before removing the graphics card, uinstall it in Windows withall related software.

 

Go to the Windows control panel>programs>uninstall a  program and uninstall any AMD catalyst software, etc.

 

Then go to the device manager, click to expand the Display Adapters device manager category, right click on the AMD 7570 GPU, select uninstall, check the uninstall driver box, shut down, unplug the PC and install your replacement video card.

 

Don't forget to change the BIOS settings prior to removing the current card, and unintalling it software/driver wise.

 

After you install the replacement card, you then install the drivers for it.

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Thanks again, Paul!  This is perfect. I liked your recommendation about replacing my card with a passive card. I'm trying to see what fits the budget etc. So this information allows me to sort through some other options. 

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You're very welcome.

 

I recently bought one of those cheap Dell cards to install in my HP 8000 Elite CMT, and it works great.

 

You can't beat the price.  I'm not a gamer either and the card does what I want it to do.

 

https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/graphics-cards/50597/amd-radeon-hd-6450-review

 

I suppose you can get audio out of the Display port if you buy a Display port to HDMI cable if you wanted to connect it to a TV.

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Good morning Paul!  I will be receiving my new graphics card today!  I ordered the EVGA GeForce GT 1030 SC 2GB off Amazon yesterday and, apparently, it was in the local stock so no need to go out and shop with the masses. I started into the install process beginning with disabling the Secure Boot. What I found was Secure Boot was already disabled and Legacy Boot was enabled. Hmmm? So that step is already done. So two questions and I thought this may fit better with another discussion topic, 1.) having SB disable seems like it is not a good thing i.e. my computer was more opened to things like malware, etc than it would have been had SB been enabled. True? And, 2.) once I get the new card installed should I turn SB back on? I guess the answer is if the new card is recognized as a SB-compatible card or not. It seem having SB enabled is a good thing.  I recently had an SSD drive installed by a local computer repair shop. I did this because I had heard it is worth having an expert clone the new drive rather than attempting this myself. This repair shop may have disabled SB?? I could ask, tomorrow. Thanks in advance. 

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Hi:

 

What you read is correct.  Highly unlikely, but correct.

 

With secure boot enabled, the PC should even boot faster.

 

As long as the PC boots up and recognized the card with secure boot enabled, then you should be fine.

 

As far as the SSD...your PC may not boot up if they installed the OS in legacy mode with secure boot disabled.

 

So, be prepared for that in case it happens.

 

I don't clone drives--especially mechanical ones to solid state drives.

 

I prefer to clean install the OS onto a new SSD, and then reinstall the drivers, programs, files, and whatnot.

 

I once cloned a mechanical hard drive to a SSD, and W10 would not recognize my SSD as a SSD, and wanted to defragment it when I ran the defragment and optimize drives utility.

 

Defragmenting a SSD is a no-no.  SSD's get 'Trimmed,' not defragmented.

 

So, I had to go back and clean install W10 on the SSD, and everything was fine afterward.

 

Maybe it was an one-off, oddball issue with that one cloning job, but once bit, twice shy.

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