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Graphics card

by knickmatt13 / December 20, 2015 12:41 PM PST

Hey guys new to this site and new to Windows. Ive been using apple for the last 5 years. I just bought a new HP desktop computer I was hooking it up and i wanted to be able to hook my PC up to my computer and i noticed there wasnt a HDMI port in the back of my computer. I dont play alot of games mostly just wanna be able to hook my computer up to tv for video use. So i was wondering what kind of graphics card i should look into getting to be able to do this. also the desktop has windows ten i was reading a few articles and noticed that some graphics cards werent working with windows ten.

Thanks in advance

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Clarification Request
Will need 2 more things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2015 1:36 PM PST
In reply to: Graphics card

1. The full model number of the HP. Give a link to the model for bonus help.
2. Budget. Also, what use exactly? Video use is too vague.

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Graphic Card
by knickmatt13 / December 20, 2015 2:02 PM PST

im not sure what the model number is but here is the link http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04836245.pdf that is the one i just bought.

As for what i use it for Writing reports, Watching movies, streaming which is probably what it is used for most and which is why i want a graphics card which will hook up to my tv. I just got the computer so i havent used it much for anything yet. up until now i was using a Mac book pro for everything i did

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There are no open slots.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2015 2:14 PM PST
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So no upgrades?
by knickmatt13 / December 20, 2015 2:27 PM PST

So basically this computer has no ability to be upgraded or anything if i felt like it in the future?

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to be honest - nope
by renegade600 / December 20, 2015 4:53 PM PST
In reply to: So no upgrades?

you will be able to do some upgrading but your processor and power supply will hold you back. Dont look like you have a slot available to add a graphics card but you can use the adapter as previously suggested. Also the computer will do everything you want it to do "as is" and do it well.

What full tv model are you planning to hook it up to?

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Traded in
by knickmatt13 / December 20, 2015 5:19 PM PST
In reply to: to be honest - nope

So I actually didn't like the fact that the computer had no upgrade or customization availability so I took the computer back and got this one http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04700756 I figured for the little extra it cost it was worth it due to the fact that it had open panels already came with HDMI hook up and so on. Basically I wanna be able to upgrade my computer in the future to keep up with technology and I got a couple good reviews about this one saying that it was a good computer. what's your thoughts?

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That's worse. 65 Watt PSU?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2015 5:38 PM PST
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The prior model at least had a slot. I can't find a slot on this one.

Anyhow the USB 3.0 Video card should work there too. Keep that on the USB 3.0 ports.

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the truth is
by renegade600 / December 20, 2015 5:47 PM PST
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you really cannot do much more upgrading with this one. You cannot change out the processor and the power supply is limited. It looks like it has one available expansion slot but it will be limiting. Just like the other computer, really the only things you can upgrade is the drive and the ram. For what you want to use if for, it will last for years.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2015 5:24 PM PST
In reply to: So no upgrades?

Maybe some RAM, SSD and USB for the video you wanted.

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wrong one i think
by knickmatt13 / December 20, 2015 6:57 PM PST
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you get what you pay for
by renegade600 / December 20, 2015 8:21 PM PST
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you are looking at low-end computers and most cannot be upgraded much more than ram and harddrive. None of them are future proof. Both computers will do exactly what you need them to do at this time and for years to come - as long as it is not a lemon. The advantage is they are cheap enough where you can afford to replace them more often with newer more advanced models in the future.

Also consider two or three years down the line the computers you are looking at will not be worth upgrading. They would be old and not worth that much. In most cases, the cost of upgrading would cost more than the computer is worth.

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by Bob__B / December 20, 2015 10:43 PM PST
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That should read 550-153wb

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by knickmatt13 / December 20, 2015 6:58 PM PST
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