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Trying to upgrade video card on a HP Pavilion a420n

Q: Trying to upgrade video card on a HP Pavilion a420n

I m not sure exactly how old my computer is but it runs pretty decent and i can t afford anything else right now i installed the sims and i got an error message saying i need to upgrade my video card to something that supports Pixel Shading I ve been looking on tiger direct for awhile and can t figure out how to know which cards support that or which cards would be compatible with my computer Also while i have the computer open i figure it d upgrade to card on a420n video Pavilion a HP Trying be a good idea to put more ram in there which i hear is pretty simple I ve never upgraded a computer i ve only been inside a computer to remove hard drives im just wondering if its going to be too difficult for me to install the video card myself the sims system requierments GHz P processor or equivalent GB RAM A MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader The latest version of DirectX c Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack At least GB of Trying to upgrade video card on a HP Pavilion a420n hard drive space with at least GB of additional space for custom content and saved games my computer specs hp pavilion a n ghz AMD Anthlon xp processor mb PC DDR SDRAM memory VIA S G UniChrome IGP video card in PCI bus XP service pack GB hard drive with GB free space Thanks for reading hope u can help nbsp

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A: Trying to upgrade video card on a HP Pavilion a420n

if you have the version with the Asus motherboard A7V5X-LA, you are working with an AGP 4x/8x interface. They are getting scarce, but this is about as good as it gets unless you find one of the 3850's or the Geforce 9600 AGP. this one is SM3.0
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A:Video Card Upgrade for Pavilion HPE h8-1380t

Hi, I have the same system. We have a non-EFI legacy BIOS. The 1060 is never going to initialize because it requires a UEFI BIOS. We cannot update our systems to a UEFI BIOS. You cannot run a UEFI graphics card such as an Nvidia 700, 900, or 1000 series products in your PC. The Nvidia 600 series cards are the last legacy cards made by Nvidia. You could consider a switchable BIOS AMD graphics's card. Unfortunately, comparable AMD cards are longer and require more power. For example, a Radeon 8 GB R9 390x is 12.1 inches long (which will probably not fit in your chassis) and the card alone requires 375 watts! Please see all available AMD options at You may as well build a new system if you are going to change the motherboard. Jay
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Prod: AU930AA#ACJ

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A:what Video Card upgrades are possible for Pavilion h8-1030?

Hi, The version 6 BIOS in your PC is not compatible with many of the newer graphics cards.  You will need to use an older legacy graphics card in your PC.  The processor and memory in your PC are more than sufficient for most use. I suggest that you look for a NVIDIA GTX 660 for around $226 new on Amazon. You can find the GTX 660 on eBAY for a lot less.  You will also need to replace the power supply. The Corsair CX650m should be around $55 after rebate.
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I have a bit of a problem. I own an HP Pavilion 6350 and I just purchased a new video card for it (ATI Radeon 32 MB PCI.) My system lists that the current onboard card is a SiS 5597/5598.

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Any ideas on just how I should do that?

BTW...I looked all over the HP support site (if that is what u want to call it) and found nothing. Also, I searched this forum and found a lot of people in very similar situations but not exactly this one so unfortunately, the advice there didn't help much.

I would appreciate any help. Thx in advance...


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A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

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A:HP Pavilion 500-314: big problems adding external video card

Big_Dave, Thanks so much for your quick reply. The first time I spoke with HP Support, they had me disable secure boot.  Unfortunately my problems persisted (i.e. the cards wouldn't install properly).  However, after reading the link you provided I was inspired to try things one last time with a fresh start.  I uninstalled all drivers, removed all cards, re-engaged secure boot, rebooted, shut down, disabled secure boot, reinstalled the cards, and rebooted.  Lo and behold, this time the system accepted the GeForce GT 610 card. Hard for me to express how thankful I am to you.  I've spent two weeks and countless hours trying to get this fixed.  Just wish that I'd found these forums sooner. WallMonkey02
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Is there a BIOS Setting to Enable/Disable PCI ???

Does the MB/PSU Support the Cards Voltage Draw/Specification
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Don't kill the messenger but....

It looks to me like for expansion slots, you are limited to PCI only. You do not have any PCIexpress slots on that motherboard, nor any AGP.

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A:HP Pavilion dv5 BIOS corruption error code [DEAD VIDEO CARD]

For anyone who has a similar problem with their computer, my "BIOS error" (as coded by my computer's flashing lights) turned out to be a failed video card. The repair shop said this happens when computers overheat frequently, which mine often did. So, they changed the video card and fixed the overheating problem, and my computer is back in working order.
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A:Replacing failed on-board video w/ sound card on HP Pavilion 502n

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A:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

Your cpu is fine, a p4 3.4ghz is good enough for today's games but can you tell us what games you're trying to play?
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Heatsink Ebay.

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A:Video Card Upgrade and PSU help

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A:video card upgrade or not

We need more information on your computer. What model is it? Does it have a AGP slot. A new card will help out some.
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A:Video Card Upgrade

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A:upgrade video card

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A:Upgrade Video Card

It should go without saying that you should back up anything critical anyway, but you shouldn't have to reinstall the OS when switching from one nVidia to another. Personally I would uninstall the drivers then switch cards and install newer drivers. Do yourself a favor though and download the latest drivers from nVidia (Chaintech doesn't always send the most current versions with their cards). If you have problems there is a program (can't think of the name right now) that will completely get rid of all of your old drivers so that you can have a fresh install.

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A:I need help- I'm looking to upgrade video card

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Driver Version
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Color Planes 1
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Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xE8000000-0xEFFFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000C800-0x0000C8FF
Memory Address 0xFF8F0000-0xFF8FFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
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A:I need to upgrade my video card.

We need to know if you have an AGP slot on your motherboard. I actually can't tell from your post if your 7500 is the PCI version or the AGP version, as it is saying both. It actually looks like you may be in luck, and have an AGP card though.... fingers crossed.....To do that, we need to know your motherboard's make/model. The simplest way I suppose, would be to download and run this program:

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A:Video card upgrade

most of the games on FB are flash based,so updating your flash player would suffice.
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A:Video Card Upgrade

No, you can only have one AGP card in the system and you can't make it into a PCI card.

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A:New rig or upgrade video card and ram?

CPU is fine, RAM is also fine, GPU is also fine.

Do you have the latest GPU drivers? Download from NVIDIA website.

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A:Upgrade Video Card


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my recommendation for a card, in that price range...

a little over your price:

9800 Pro 128 meg version:

runs around 225$, damn good card

9800 Pro 256 meg version:

a little more expensive at ~265$. the card i am running right now. runs pretty much anything you throw at it at high detail. doesn't handle anti-aliasing as well as i would like it to.

A little under your price:

any nvidia fx5900xt card.

when it comes to brands for those, you will have to do your own research.
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A:Best Video Card for Upgrade???

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