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In 2005 I proudly bought this PC new from circuit city (remember them)... it was either the most expensive or second most expensive PC avail, and it keeps on ticking like a fine watch (YAY HP!).  Really has been the perfect pc... enough usb ports, media card slots, etc.

 

 

 

Looking for a replacement/upgrade from the nvidia geforce 7300 that came with the machine... obviously something cheap/used/out of current date. The graphics were getting a little slow, so i bought a card from ebay (dont recall) and it had a taller profile, requiring me to remove a sound card so that it could fit. Vid speed improved immensly but i gave up sound lol.  

 

I only use the pc for web surfing and some light ms office stuff. 

 

Specs... Intel E6400 (duo core?). The PC is stock except for the upgraded 500w ps (corsair cx500), and maxed out the memory. I 'F-disked' the system years ago to solve for too many reg errors or a virus, didn't do the back up disks when new and local tech support guy gave me a win 7 os that says is not genuine (but works). 

 

Please dont answer with 'buy a new pc'... i will at some point, and it will be an HP (guaranteed)... but it has become a point of pride to keep this one going, and it works suprisingly well. 

 

thanks!!!

 

 

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Hi,

 

Look for a used NVIDIA 8600 GT. 

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HP Envy 17", i7-8550u,16GB, 512GB NVMe, 4K screen, Windows 10 x64
Custom PC - Z390, i7-9700K, 32GB, dual 512 GB NVMe, dual 512 SSDs, 2K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 2080TI 11GB
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Big Dave... thanks... will do. Google images suggests that it will also be 'too large' so will just buy where i can easily return.  

The pin receptacles on the mother board are quite close together... so the 7300 card has a pretty low profile chip/fan/heatsink. The replacement card i bought that is currently in it... the fan/heatsink housing is maybe 1/8" to maybe 1/4" thicker (eyeballing it) which is enough to eliminate the soundcard. 

 

BTW- Kudos to HP for building a PC in the first place that is still doing it's job after 11+ years!!!!

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Hi,

 

Try EBay.  There are different model posted.

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Custom PC - Z390, i7-9700K, 32GB, dual 512 GB NVMe, dual 512 SSDs, 2K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 2080TI 11GB
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