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AnsweredNeed Graphics Card for Old HP Desktop w/Windows 7; Core 2 Duo; 8 GB Ram; 3 PCI Slots!!

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2019/07/02 04:53:35 (permalink)
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!
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Re: Need Graphics Card for Old HP Desktop w/Windows 7; Core 2 Duo; 8 GB Ram; 3 PCI Slots!! 2019/07/02 05:37:38 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby josephkhan 2019/07/03 11:25:42
Might want to ask HP what their BIOS will support 
check to see if that PSU has any PCIe power connectors - if you select a GPU that needs one
 
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Re: Need Graphics Card for Old HP Desktop w/Windows 7; Core 2 Duo; 8 GB Ram; 3 PCI Slots!! 2019/07/02 05:49:46 (permalink)
what model # HP desktop?

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Re: Need Graphics Card for Old HP Desktop w/Windows 7; Core 2 Duo; 8 GB Ram; 3 PCI Slots!! 2019/07/03 11:26:05 (permalink)
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!!

  
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Re: Need Graphics Card for Old HP Desktop w/Windows 7; Core 2 Duo; 8 GB Ram; 3 PCI Slots!! 2019/07/04 10:25:43 (permalink)
newer GPU can add improved function to an Old PC. 
 
The 2 GB GRAM is the limiting factor on those GPU.  Your planning on 1080p display ?
 
Replacing the Mechanical hard drive with an SSD will make a huge difference in the feel of the PC - you can See the difference
 
8 GB RAM is functional
 
Check the minimum specs for any software your concerned about
 
I still use Win 7 Pro on several PCs

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Re: Need Graphics Card for Old HP Desktop w/Windows 7; Core 2 Duo; 8 GB Ram; 3 PCI Slots!! 2019/07/18 20:31:17 (permalink)
 
I would definitely upgrade. BYO system.   

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