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Brad Reynolds
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Adding a graphics card to an HP dc5700

I am considering adding a nVidia GeForce 9600 graphics card to my HP dc5700. Before I buy it I just wanted to make sure that it will work with this pc. Will it? Thank you.
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John Kirk
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Brad

If this is a PCI-E x16 graphics card it will not work. The dc5700 only supports PCI graphics cards or in the slot that looks like a PCI-E x16 slot an HP SDVO ADD2 card.

Hope this helps.

John K.
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Rich S
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Like John said..


PCIE X16 for SDVO graphics only


per

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00794296/c00794296.pdf


However, you can use a standard PCI video card...

I used a PCI Nvidia Geforce 6200 OC by BFG Tech on my HP at work.

Dual monitor too.



Rich


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Brad Reynolds
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Thanks for the responses! Maybe I should reconsider my question. What I am trying to do is upgrade this PC to allow gaming. So i'll need to get a fairly decent graphics card capable of that.
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John Y
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Brad, to clarify the confusion a little, the Add-on cards mentioned above, is the only thing that HP supports for that PCI-E slot. All it does, is afford the user A DVI connection via the onboard graphics controller, it's not a stand alone (real) v-card sorry to say, silly I know? But, like Rich mentioned, you do have the old fashioned regular PCI slots, and Lucky you, a company is bringing out some new pretty strong versions. It won't be the best needed for gaming, but will surely help at-least be able to play some of them, although you'll have to turn down the in-game quality settings a bit. It's either that, or buy a new PC that will take a normal PCI-E V-card!?

Example of the HP SDVO card specs...

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12008_na/12008_na.HTML#Overview

Picture of one...

http://shopper.cnet.com/video-components/hp-add2-sdvo-pcie/4014-3025_9-30971129.html

The new PCI cards coming out....

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7548&Itemid=34
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John Y
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Brad, here's a copy & paste description of what the HP SDVO card is/does.


...The DVI ADD2 is an Advanced Digital Display 2 (ADD2) adapter card that offers a convenient, low-cost method for connecting a DVI digital display to the graphics controller of an i915G-based mainstream or high-end desktop PC with a vacant PCIE x16 slot. The adapter card is based on the Silicon Image Sil 1364 Transmission Minimized Differential Signaling (TMDS) transmitter, offering high quality visual experience with a rock solid, crystal-clear display. The adapter card plugs into the PCI Express x16 slot of a PC with an ADD2-compliant chipset, such as the Intel i915G. With the card installed, the PCs VGA connector is still available for a conventional VGA monitor so that both displays can be used simultaneously in a clone-mode or in an extended desktop configuration. The HP DVI ADD2 card is the lowest-cost solution to allow DVI connectivity on most Intel-based Business Desktop PC's.



Features


Enhances Intel's integrated graphics solutions by providing DVII and TV connectivity (RZ585AA) and an all-digital DVI-D graphics connector (DY674A).
Adds low-cost support for DVI-D devices, such as digital flat panels and projectors
Allows a second attached display to work with or independently of a display connected to the VGA port integrated on the motherboard
VGA support through DVII allows for connecting two VGA displays to the PC (RZ585AA).
TV-Out connector for External Video support (RZ585AA). .
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David Caruana
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Does the same apply to the dx2300, IE the pci16x slot isnt a real pci16x slot.
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Martin Nieto-Perez
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Hello:

The best solution is to buy a Video Card with a PCIe-1x interface. They are not as powerful or cheap as the PCIe-16x cards, but they will do the trick. I bought a PCIe-1x to run my CAD and scientific visualization software, and it worked great! I can not tell you how good it will perform on games, though (I guess it will depend on the game). Here is a link for an HP PCIe-1x card:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06c/A10-51210-64268-348724-64268-3454917-3454918-3454921.h...

And here is another one from HIS (the one I bought):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161197

HIS also has a dual-DVI output card, but I have heard of people complaining about making it fit, so I am not sure. Hope this helps.
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Martin Nieto-Perez
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Hello:

Me again, I just found this article that compares PCIe-1x and PCIe-16x cards. Enjoy!

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1045/pci_e_x1_graphics_performance_with_galaxy_geforce_7300gt/index...
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Robert Lawson
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Has anyone any suggestions on how I would get 2-4 screens on my HP 5700?, I'm only looking for one extra right now, not looking to spend too much, have the graphic card slot and one PCI slot free.

Ideally looking for CHEAP, in UK, seems most card manufacturers are trying to sell shares in the Biz, not just a Graphics card!
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ScottLudtke
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Can you tell me whether this card will work:

 

AMD HD8350 1GB PCIe 2.1 x16 bus interface graphics HP 717220-001 Lowprofile

 

Thanks

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