Re: Need Graphics Card for Old HP Desktop w/Windows 7; Core 2 Duo; 8 GB Ram; 3 PCI Slots!!
his old machine was inherited, and I'd like to have dual monitors for multitasking while programming to replace my current setup of a Macbook Pro with an extra monitor, which is a bit cumbersome.Specs: HP desktop w/Windows 7; Core 2 Duo; 8gb ram; motherboard with 3 pci slots; updated power supply: up to 360 watts-ish.Question1: Will the EVGA GT 710 2GB DDR3 64bit single Slot, Low Profile 02G-P3-2713-KR be a suitable graphics card for my needs?Question 2: This question is perhaps tangential; however, should I even bother with upgrading this old PC? In other words, is this going to help me with productivity, or will Windows 7 and the old processor keep me from accessing current software. I realize that this second question doesn't really pertain to this thread.Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you!
thankyou so much!!