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Help matching up a video card

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Pavilion P7-1108p
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Looking for some help in choosing a video card to support two monitors, to fit a Pavilion P7-1108p (currently has only onboard video with support for one monitor). I really have no idea how to match up a card for this machine -- understand there are some considerations re: the power supply in the computer and what kind of card it will support in terms of power consumption.

 

Also am not sure if I should get a PCI Express card, or some older type. When I check Windows Device Manager, it seems to indicate "pci standard host cpu bridge" -- which I'm guessing is not the same as PCI Express, since I'm comparing with another computer where Device Manager does indicate PCI Express.

 

I don't need a super powerful card for gaming; just enough to support a dual monitor setup for general office use.

 

Any help appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Steve

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@steve_mm,

Welcome to the forums.

First of all, let's set some basics.  Your system is 2011, it's Boot environment is called BIOS.  The motherboard does have a PCIEx16 generation 2 slot.  You can not use the newest (UEFI v BIOS) graphic cards.  (No, you can not fix this).

Please specify type of monitor cabling... VGA, DVI, HDMI

 

3 DVI --- https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129173

3 different  https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129189

You can adapt the DVI to VGA.

 The 5450 only uses 19W.

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