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HP Pavilion h8-1050 Desktop PC
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I have an HP Pavilion HPE h8-1050 Desktop PC (released in 2011), which has an AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card. I am wondering if it is possible to upgrade this card to one that would be 4k compatible. I am wanting to upgrade to a 4k TV/monitor for use with this desktop. Can you recommend a 4K card that would be compatible with this HP PC? Any idea/suggestions? 

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@tjohnst, welcome to the forum.

 

All newer high resolution video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standar BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  The BIOS in your motherboard can't be upgraded to UEFI.  I suggest that you choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  They are the experts on their products.  I don't want to recommend a care because it is very difficult to know which newer cards will work in older computers.  The retailer will pay shipping to you, but you pay to return a card that doesn't work.

 

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Hi,

 

Please check the following posts to see viable options first:

 

    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/h8-1050-graphics-upgrade/td-p/5674069

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1649122/compatible-graphics-cards-pavilion-elite-1050.html

 

There are many articles about this topic in general, such as:

 

   http://www.computershopper.com/feature/tested-the-10-best-graphics-cards-for-4k-gaming

   http://www.trustedreviews.com/best-graphics-card_round-up

 

My suggestion:

 

Step 1: Check your machine

 

(a) Power supply : It must have enough wattage to run. You may have to upgrade it if required.

(b) Physical slot : Does it have phisical room to accommodate new card,

(c) BIOS: Update BIOS to the latest.

 

Step 2: Make a short list of available cards mentioned above

 

Step 3: Buy new card and install to your machine.

 

Regards.

 

 

BH
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