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09-08-2016 02:47 PM
iam looking to install a graphics card to my computer system i just dont know what is a compatible graphics card any suggestions would be helpful many thanks
09-08-2016 04:35 PM
A blanket, fits-all-card is not an answer, it's an excuse.
Because you system is a slimline, and thermal issues will occur if you add a high-end graphic card, and the required power supply, normally 500-630 W. Also, because that model could have various processors, you need to state the exact processor that is installed. If you were trying to play, for example GTA 5, then the processor, motherboard memory, and graphic card all play into the recommendations.
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09-08-2016 04:48 PM - edited 09-08-2016 04:57 PM
Aside from physical profile restictions and variables and insuficiant OEM PSU e.g., 6 pin MOLEX watage and conector availiablity issues above PCIe power ,
HP OEM BIOS are usually whitelisted e,g., nothing above a 6 serises Nvidia ,similar type AMD card on a HP MBR legacy BIOS mainboard and so on and so on .
Same thing for CPU upgrades and nothing above the same PC - *CPU configuration /upgrade option max wattage in the PC PC specs .
IOW a 95 Watt or maybe same family 85 Watt Core i X or AMD CPU will be off a 66 W OEM CPU mainboard whitelist and DOA in there and so on same for 90W vs 125W with AMD .
IOW it's not impssible you may need a new mainboard ,case and PSU to upgrade to a given d/GPU and nothing much beyond a low profule fanless HD 6450 /R3 ( not a gamer card at all ) will physicaly and elecrically work in a SFF Slimline PC anyway especialy if you have a card in the next PCI slot then no d/GPU fan .