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05-15-2017 09:00 PM
I have a Pavilion Elite HPE-575a Desktop, Pegatron 2AB6 with Legacy Bios, 8GB Memory, and an AMD Radeon HD 6570 GPU. Looking to upgrade my PSU power supply regardless, but looking for a graphics card that will be supported by legacy bios and not UEFI as there seems to be many issues with this.
Any suggestions for a GPU that will work well with my desktop?
05-16-2017 01:48 PM
Welcome to HP Support Forums. 🙂 I came across your post and would like to help.
I understand that you have an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-575a Desktop PC. I read that you would like to upgrade the power supply and the graphics card on the PC. You need a graphics card that will be supported by legacy BIOS and not the UEFI.
Presently I do not have the information that can tell if a graphics card will be supported by the legacy BIOS and not UEFI.
Moreover, you need a PCI Express x16 compatible graphics card. Only then you may upgrade the power supply. Because some graphics cards need an extra power input from the power supply. While some graphics card may work right away by connecting them to the PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard.
The power supply that can fit into the PC should be an Internal ATX form factor power supply. Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches).
Looking by the product specifications looks like your PC is a few years old. Therefore it would be better if you check with a local technician to try a list of the graphics card on your PC. The older BIOS may not support the newer and the latest graphics cards.
I hope this information helps. Keep me posted for any questions. Cheers!
05-19-2017 06:34 AM
I am aware of two vendors that make newer graphics cards that will run on a Legacy BIOS.
Sapphire makes some AMD cards in the X series.
MSI also makes AMD cards and has a GTX 750Ti for sale.
It seems you may have a PCIe x16 gen1 slot. This is a problem as the newer graphics cards are only compatible with PCIe x16 gen2 and gen3.
The only upgrade path for you is to buy a PCIe gen2 graphics card that is backwards compatible using a PCIe gen1 slot.
05-19-2017 09:38 AM - edited 05-19-2017 09:40 AM
While @Grzwacz makes some valid suggestions, I would really ask the most pressing question. What is your goal? If you mentioned a specific game, then the choice would be based on the card. While the GTX 750Ti (MSI) has a switch for Legacy/UEFI, there have been reports of problems. Gaming is based on 3 parameters: CPU, RAM, and GPU. It's possible to upgrade the GPU, only to finhd out thye CPU is under powered. You could go here, and input the games(s).
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05-21-2017 03:24 AM
Thanks for the reply. I am aware my CPU is strong enough as well as having enough ram to run the games at a decent quality, but I know the graphics card is holding me back. I currently have 8GB ram and an i7 2600, which at this point both are much better than the GPU