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Recommendations to upgrade GPU for h8-1212c

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I have been having recurring issues with this PC not activating the display on login.  It's intermittent but very frustrating.  I've tried disabling SATA power management but that hasn't solved the issue, so... my thought is that the GPU may need replacing (yes I've tried many different monitors and cables with the same result)

 

Can you recommend a GPU that will work in this model PC?  Unfortunately the manufacturer sites are not that helpful when you are looking for specific features such as:

Legacy BIOS Support

Dedicated power input

Windows 10/64-bit compatibility

HDMI output

 

Note, I have a 750W PSU on order as I know the stock 300W PSU won't likely do the job with a new card.

 

TIA

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@Deekman, welcome to the forum.

 

The motherboard in your computer has a Legacy/standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012 with Win 8.

 

Your best option to find a video card that will work with your motherboard is to choose a manufacturer that you like, such as, EVGA, and contact their Tech Support for help.  They are the experts on their products.  It is very difficult to recommend new components for older computers.  These days a computer over a year old can be considered to be old.  Technology is changing so quickly.  I hesitate to make recommendations because I don't want to cost a member money.  The sellers pay for the shipping to you, but you pay to return a component that doesn't work in your computer.

 

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@Deekman,

Some considerations:

1) That 750W PSU ?  HP's do not normally play nice with PSU that large.  The nominal depth of the stock PSU is 5.5", and I suspect the 750W is about 7".  That would slam into the DVD drive.

2) As noted, your stuck with the BIOS, called Legacy. 

3) The CPU is an I-7 2600.........rather weak in today's world.  That is the MAX for that board.

4) The original PSU is rated 235W nominal.  What card needs over 500W reserve power, and is Legacy?

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Hi @WB2001

 

Not saying a legacy GPU would require a 750W PSU.  What I bought was priced similarly to a 500W... so I figured why not? The new Corsair CX750 PSU is 5.5" X 6" X 3.4" so hopefully I won't have the issues with fit, as you described.

 

Yes, this is an old PC but still gets the job done.  As noted, my motivation for swapping GPUs is the boot/video issue, not necessarily because I need more power.  I figured why not upgrade if I'm gonna swap anyway.....

 

I have settled on the MSI Video Card N750TI TF 2GD5/OC GTX 750 as previously recommended in a different thread to another member.  Hopefully that advice is still valid.

 

Please let me know if there is anything else I need to consider or I've overlooked.

 

Cheers

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@Deekman,

Interesting choice on the Hybrid BIOS MSI GTX 750ti.     But why such a low performance  card?  Then the whopping PSU for a card that only draws 60W ?

IMHO, the EVGA GTX660 and Corsair CX600 are a match-up.  The GTX660 screams and towers over the lowly GTX 750 Ti. See the comparison chart here.   You made you choices, and I do hope it works for you.

Please do the forum a kindness, OK.

1) Put in the new PSU, and let it run a day or two.

2) Add the MSI card. Be sure to flip the switch to Legacy BIOS.

Then report back  your success  with both items. It does help add knowledge to the masses.

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