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Upgrading to GTX 1070 Graphics Card for HP ENVY 750-137C

Q: Upgrading to GTX 1070 Graphics Card for HP ENVY 750-137C

I picked up a refurbished HP ENVY 750-137C, and am currently looking to upgrade the graphics. I don't want to break the bank, but I do want it to last me some time, so I'm looking at the Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 1070. Aside from the changes in power requirements, does anyone know if this card would be compatible, and if there are any issues to this upgrade? Also, Nvidia recommends a 500W power supply for this card. Would that be enough, or is that genrous number? Additionally, if anyone has a power supply product they would recommend for this theoretical combination, I would greatly appreciate the advice. Thanks!

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A: Upgrading to GTX 1070 Graphics Card for HP ENVY 750-137C

@Drifterx311?, welcome to the forum. Here are the full specs of the card on nVidia's website. The card is double slot and 10.5" in length. I suggest measuring from the Back I/O plate to the front of the case to see how much space is available. I believe that it will fit, but it will be tight. As you stated, the specs recommend a 500W power supply unit (PSU). Personally, I would buy one with at least 600W. This will give you some extra power for peak needs. I like Corsair products. Here are some PSU's for you to review at Newegg. If you choose a modular PSU it will allow you to only install the cables that are absolutely necessary. This allows for better airflow. The PSU is the backbone of the computer. Read the Customer Reviews to see what users have to say about them. A good PSU will make your system run much better. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:HP Envy Graphics card Upgrade- HP Envy 700-74

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A:Will ASUS GTX 1070 be Compatible With my HP Envy PHOENIX 810...

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A:Upgrading to GTX 1070

@ztl4?, welcome back to the forum. No, the GTX 1070 requires UEFI in the motherboard and unless you find one with a swich to allow it to work with a Legacy BIOS or UEFI, you won't be able to use it. I suggest choosing a manufacturer and contacting their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your workstation. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Upgrading dell xps 8500 to a gtx 1070

Poster "_pressAnyKey" reports that an EVGA GTX 1080 works on his xps 8500.  That poster installed a 750W PSU, in place of the Dell stock 460W PSU.  The upgraded 750W PSU was an EVGA 210-GQ-0750-V1.  Of course, other power supplies are available.  Also, it may be that the stock 460W PSU will be adequate for a (non-overclocked) GTX 1070, if your other upgrades demand only moderate power.
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A:Getting a new graphics card for the HP Envy 700-214

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A:envy 23-d160qd compatible graphics card

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A:Upgrading My Graphics Card

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A:Upgrading Graphics card?

If this i s a laptop...the bottom line is NO. Now there are a few usb adpapters that will allow you to use a standard GPU (for desktop) that way but that's upwards of $500....Laptop hardware is built into/onto the mobo so there's no way to replace the GPU of a laptop.
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A:Upgrading graphics card
I was looking at Sparkle and EVGA as well, but the BFG version topped em both by just a little.
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A:upgrading my graphics card

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A:Upgrading my graphics card

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The card which u choose is the right one but what im wondering is it worth spending the money? are u sure u will get the performance u want did u check which games are u planning to play and if will it run them make sure of all that before doing this buy because I can almost gaurente a direct x 10 card which is outdated by 4 years and which is a low-midranged card might not serve the needs list your games which your intending to play in the topic pls

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you didnt post what current PSU you have in your system. By the way- this is more of a hardware question, so I'm sure a moderator will take care of that soon.
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You have one pci-e 16 slot for a video card however you only have a 240W pw supply. In addition, you have a sff type case ie it is a small case.

In order to use a real video card, you need to do two things;
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A:Upgrading Graphics card.

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A:Upgrading graphics card

Hi: The Nvidia 730 series cards won't work in a PC that old. The BIOS won't accept it. If you want a nVidia card which is close to the 730, you would have to go with the GT 630. Also there is a workaround to use the onboard graphics and upgrade to W10. See this discussion below.  You run the DVD you make from the windows desktop, and skip the check for updates.
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A:Upgrading my graphics card

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A:[Help] Upgrading Graphics card

Any semi recent video card uses a PCI-E slot. So pretty much any card that uses that slot should work. With that said, the biggest thing to watch is the power supply. Ensure you have a quality power supply that can provide enough clean power for the whole PC (including the gpu which can be quite power hungry.).
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The exact model name and number of the Inspiron is required for an answer. Know that a small desktop must have a low profile card and also one that does not require a high powered power supply--not over 300w. A $300 video card like the one you list would never be able to be installed on a small budget desktop. Check the system requirements of any video card before buying. Buy a gaming model computer instead of a budget model. 
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Do I have to delete the original graphics settings/drivers from the PC before I put the new one in?
Click to expand...

May not be neccesary, but better if you do.. Best safe than sorry.
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All of the 550's are Ti's that I can see.
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A:Upgrading Graphics Card

the AGP bus has a higher bandwidth than the PCI bus, and so allows more data to be transferred per second, resulting in better performance and better graphics.

If I recall correctly, the AGP bus also, unlike the PCI bus, has a direct line to the memory for texture mapping, thus avoiding the CPU and lowering resource usage. If the wiki is correct though, I may be wrong about this, or perhaps it's missing/I've missed it in the article. Not that it matters The main point is that AGP is better and faster.

Now, PCI-E is faster again than AGP, but it doesn't appear that you have a mainboard that supports it.

From wikipedia (easier than looking it up in my textbooks of old.... lol)

AGP 1x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 266 megabytes per second (MB/s), doubled from the 133 MB/s transfer rate of PCI bus 33 MHz / 32-bit; 3.3 V signaling.
AGP 2x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz double pumped to an effective 133 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 533 MB/s; signaling voltages the same as AGP 1x;
AGP 4x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz quad pumped to an effective 266 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 1066 MB/s (1 GB/s); 1.5 V signaling;
AGP 8x, using a 32-bit channel operating at 66 MHz, strobing eight times per clock, delivering an effective 533 MHz resulting in a maximum data rate of 2133 MB/s (2 GB/s); 0.8 V signaling.Click to expand...

Again, from wiki,

As computers became increasingly graphically-oriented, the graphics card became far more important than other PCI devices, and, thus, the AGP slot was developed. AGP slots are superior to PCI for graphics cards because they provide a dedicated pathway between the slot and the processor, allowing for faster communication between the two. In addition, AGP uses sideband addressing, meaning that addressing for packets is carried outside of the packet, meaning that the entire packet does not need to be read to get addressing information. In addition, to load a texture, a PCI graphics card must copy it from the system's RAM into the card's framebuffer. An AGP card is capable of reading textures directly from system RAM using the Graphics Address Remapping Table (GART). GART reapportions main memory for texture storage, allowing the graphics card to access them directly.Click to expand...

And finally, what wiki has to say aboput the speed of the PCI bus...

Conventional, 133MB/sec peak transfer rate
PCI 2.2, 533 MB/s peak transfer rate

Essentiall, what's important is that AGP is far superior for graphics than PCI, unless you are considering PCI-Express.
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A:Upgrading graphics card

Yes. Get into your bios (F8 on restart I think for HP) and change it...after you install the vid card.

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A:Upgrading my graphics card and psu

Any quality power supply with more than 400 watts will work, the key word is quality and it should be more than the minimum. Good brands are Corsair, Thermaltake, Antec, Enermax but all have entry level units that aren't meant for gaming system but basic or office use. Here's one very popular unit that would handle the load easily:
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A:upgrading graphics card

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A:Upgrading my graphics card, but it's only a PCI-e v1.0

Hi Dhakos,
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A:Upgrading graphics card.

You can get decent video cards for reasonably cheap these days. I'd venture to guess that your Presario has a PCI-Express slot, 16x even. You can pick up an eVGA 9500GT 1GB for $90 at the local Fry's in my area.
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A:Upgrading graphics card

$800 is a great budget for a GPU. Do you want to stick with AMD or is NVIDIA an option? The new AMD cards are being released now (7000 series) and the NVIDIA 600 series is being released soon which are pci-e 3.0 (I didn't look at your board specs so I don't know if it will support the next gen cards).

Check this out.
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A:Upgrading Graphics Card

Clock speed and Memory does not always matter. The actual performance matters. PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards Look at this list and look for the GTX and Radeon GPUs. You may be surprised at the performance with the amount of clock speed and memory. EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 760 w/ EVGA ACX Cooling - 02G-P4-2763-KR This or something similar from a brand that is available in UK.
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I'm not a hard-core gamer nor a hardware expert, but I see a few potential issues.

1. The small case and cramped space may cause a heat issue.

2. The 430 watt power supply may not be adequate to handle the graphics/gaming load.

3. The motherboard is too small for a full-size graphics card.
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my system configuration is :
Motherboard :GA -8I865GME- 775
CPU :intel p4 HT 3.06GHz
RAM:1.5GB ddr1
graphics:On board intel 82865G graphics adapter
i have an AGP 4x/8x(1.5v) slot

i am currently running win 7 but not its aero features and transperency due to unsuppored motherboard
now i want to install a new graphics card in my AGP slot and my question is :

1. which graphics card should i install so that i can run win 7 aero features.
2. i have a Samsung CRT 17" monitor ,will it conflict with the graphic card to run win 7 aero features.
3.Should the "DDR" of the graphic card taken in consideration.

"please keep in mind that i cannot buy a new computer"

thank you in advance

A:problem upgrading graphics card

Sunjyot, welcome to the Seven Forums.

To answer your questions,

1. None, see below.

2. No.

3. No.

The reason for saying none is that sadly any AGP card you buy will be worth more than your computer. It is your money but buying something that is obsolete (AGP has gone the way of the dodo) just for Aero doesn't make sense.

Also the motherboard has a totally unsupported chipset on it (Intel 865, of which Intel stopped supporting a long time ago) which can make getting an AGP card to install properly (if at all) a challenge.

You may not be able to afford a new computer now, but it would be wiser to save up until you can instead of essentially throwing the money away.