Read us the model number of the monitor? Is that a LCD monitor at least? How many inches?tmdgm24 wrote:but how do i know if it's a 1080p monitor? Any issues if it's not? My monitor is so old (i'm almost embarassed to say how old it is). I will get a new one, but for now am living with what i have. Is there a min resolution for these cards or anything?
Most CRTs were built at 4:3 aspect ratio rather than the 16:9 (1920x1080) ratio found in most 21st-century displays. We're probably looking at 1152x864 as the target resolution. The good news is that this low resolution doesn't require nearly the performance from the graphics card that a higher resolution would.tmdgm24 wrote: It's an old CRT monitor.
This is not good news. It's a good thing that Flying Fox thought to ask you about it. Your power supply is probably not up to the task of driving a mid-range gaming graphics card (which uses as much power as the rest of the computer combined). This might steer you toward a power supply upgrade or aiming for a particularly low-power graphics card (GeForce GTX750Ti or possibly even a weaker GTX750).tmdgm24 wrote: On the power supply, looks like +12va is 12.0 Amps, +12Vb is 16.0 Amps. Total 103W MAX. At the bottom is Total 300W MAX@25C. Total 260W MAX@50C.
Can you give us the HP model number? If the case is low profile, it may only accept half-height graphics cards (which again forces you to a low-end GeForce GTX750, but a specific few models that are made for low-profile cases).tmdgm24 wrote: It's an HP off the shelf computer. I noticed it's a small case.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docu ... ct=6716371tmdgm24 wrote: The computer is an HP pavillion Model #500-267c.
tmdgm24 wrote:Yea, i should've thought of the power supply as well. The old machine from 2005 has a 350W power supply and I was worried that would be enough for the 6800gt. Can't believe this thing only has a 300W supply.
The computer is an HP pavillion Model #500-267c.
I think the power supply may be an issues, but I was thinking of getting the 2GB 750Ti anyway due to the price. So if that one would fit and work the PS, then I'm good with that. i'm only using it for splinter cell blacklist and not really cutting edge games.
Thanks again for all your help.
My apologies! I meant to link to this in my previous post, but I got distracted. Here's a $3 solution to connect the DVI-I port on your new graphics card to your existing old analog DB15 VGA cable. This item is included in the box with some (but not all) new graphics cards.tmdgm24 wrote: Looking at the 750 ti, there's no VGA connection. I assume you can get a simple adaptor somewhere. I figure it is simple, but doesn't hurt to ask.
The GeForce GTX750Ti 2GB cards that I looked at DID require a 6-pin PCIE power connector. The lesser GeForce GTX750 cards did not have this connection.Milo Burke wrote: One advantage of the 750 Ti is that it doesn't require a PCIe power connector that you almost certainly don't have. The AMD competitors and anything bigger will require you to replace your power supply.
If your system doesn't work with what comes in the box with the new graphics card, Rather than spending $4 for the appropriate splitter cable to provide the Molex connection for the adapter in my previous post, you might put the $6¼ for the adapters towards a new power supply like this excellent Corsair CS450M for $54 -30MIR or a basic Corsair CX430M for $45 -20MIR, or these other decent PSUs for $44, $44 or $50.tmdgm24 wrote: I need to check if I even have an extra power connector.
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