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New Graphics Card Recommendation on HP Pavilion HPE h8-1192d

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After years of using this great PC and some upgrade on the hardware, now I want to upgrade it even more..

Last month I upgraded the PSU to 500W (I'm using Corsair CX500), and then I want to upgrade the Graphic Card to allow me to play latest game like Metal Gear or even Far Cry. Since I don't really know about the Graphic Card, could you give me some suggestion about the card that compatible with the motherboard/processor? My budget is around $200-$300. Thanks a lot..

 

Link to Pavilion HPE h8-1192d: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03077567

 

HDD I use are 2 SSD @256GB + 1 HDD @1TB and 2 x 4GB of RAM.

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You are going to have to do a lot of this yourself, simply because I or we don't have every PC available to pop open and measure and help everyone. That would be nice, but it is not going to happen.  We do have access to the available specifications on the HP and video card website. We also have the knowledge of what will and what won't work from experience in upgrading a building our own custom PCs.

 

Most Geforce 1060\1070\1080 cards will only have UEFI BIOS. Those won't work in your motherboards. The latest generation of AMD RX and upper-end R7 and R9 Radeon video cards will play any game on the market. The AMD Radeon cards tend to have legacy and dual BIOS type support. That is what you need.

 

I recommend that you use the following link to SapphireTechnology to look at the various PCIe x16 cards.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/productdetial.asp?pid=5458920E-5359-4004-B041-DFA58823AB9E&lang=eng

 

You will have to get a card that has Legacy BIOS or Legacy BIOS\UEFI BIOS support. A card that has only UEFI BIOS will not work in your motherboard. It simply will not boot up or produce video output to your display.  See the following image.

 

 

It is important to know what will fit on your motherboard. It is time for you to measure the available space from the edge of the PCIe x16 slot. Most cards with triple fans are simply too long, so compare their lengths to what will fit in your PC.

 

See the following image of the motherboard that is inside your PC. That red line is what you need to measure in millimeters. Most video card manufacturers will provide the specifications only in metric.

 

 

 

Once you have found a card that seems like a good upgrade candidate, then take a look at the prices at NewEgg.com to get an idea of what the card is going for in the online market.  Simply put the card brand and model information in the search box and press the enter key.

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Sapphi...

 

The 500W Corsair PSU should be more than enough. Look at the specifications of upgrade candidate video cards to ensure that it is. Notice how many 6 and\or 8-pin PCIe power connectors the candidate card requires. 

 

Happy upgrading.  🙂




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@erico wrote:

You are going to have to do a lot of this yourself, simply because I or we don't have every PC available to pop open and measure and help everyone. That would be nice, but it is not going to happen.  We do have access to the available specifications on the HP and video card website. We also have the knowledge of what will and what won't work from experience in upgrading a building our own custom PCs.

 

Definetly fine.. Your informations and guidance are really helpfull for me.. 🙂

 

But I still don't really understand about the UEFI or Legacy BIOS. When I search about it, I found that I can check it from msinfo32. What I found is that my current BIOS mode is UEFI. Here is the screenshot:

BIOS Mode.JPG

 

If I want to upgrade the Graphic Card to Geforce 1060 or else, what kind of BIOS mode should be written on my msinfo32 ? Should it be both Legacy and UEFI, or just UEFI? Thanks in advance for your guidance..

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@microstef

 

BIOS level 7.13 doesn't exist on the HP Support Server for your PC .  Look here to see the latest BIOS posting. Also, Windows 10 was never certified for your PC. It seems that you are running against HP's supported configurations.  Nevertheless, running the PC in UEFI mode is one thing but needing the full UEFI standard 2.3.1 is a requirement for the newer graphics cards.  There are some keyboard tricks around to allow a modern UEFI graphics card to boot in some PCs but I can't say that those tricks would work for your PC, more or less allow the PC to boot normally.

 

 

BTW---if you search the forum, you will find numerous posts where users have tried modern graphics cards in the "chicago" motherboard and they failed to work.

 

@erico is giving you the right advice that modern graphcis cards will not work in your PC.  You might be able to find a manufacturer that could provide a non-UEFI based firmware flash for  a modern graphics card but I have yet to see that situation with the NVIDIA GTX 1xxx series graphics cards.

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@microstef,

Both replied merit your careful reading. 

Your circa 2011 computer is WIN 7 based, with the older rev7 BIOS.  That can not be changed.

The other problem is your suggestion of Metal Gear as a primary gamer level.  Just which variation of Metal Gear?  The Metal Gear Rising: Vengeance is above your CPU (i7-2600) capabilities. See here.

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Watch the following video. It explains enough of the differences between legacy BIOS and UEFI BIOS that should make it more clear to you.

 




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