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Hardware Thread, Graphics Card upgrade for HP Compaq in Technical; Originally Posted by Arthur The FireMV 2250 is based on a version of the RV515 GPU which was used in ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The FireMV 2250 is based on a version of the RV515 GPU which was used in the Radeon X1300/X1300 Pro. That card uses around 18-30 watts.

    Perhaps it might be better to get the PCIe x1 graphics card HP mention in the PDF - a nVidia GeForce 8400GS (P/N: GJ120AA)? At least this is guaranteed to work.
    Am sure IT Witch had issues with the 8400 GS - also have seen a lot of issues with the 8400 GS either having driver issues or over heating issues or a combination of the both

    Would be good to get some feedback to see how the OP gets on assuming they are getting the 8400 GS card , maybe get one for now and more later if it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The FireMV 2250 is based on a version of the RV515 GPU which was used in the Radeon X1300/X1300 Pro. That card uses around 18-30 watts.

    Perhaps it might be better to get the PCIe x1 graphics card HP mention in the PDF - a nVidia GeForce 8400GS (P/N: GJ120AA)? At least this is guaranteed to work.
    Would this work too: Gainward GeForce 8400GS 512MB DDR3 HDMI-DVI Out PCI-E.. | Ebuyer.com

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    Probably not - it needs an x16 slot which it doesn't appear that you have. You'd need that, but with a very short PCI-E connector on the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Am sure IT Witch had issues with the 8400 GS - also have seen a lot of issues with the 8400 GS either having driver issues or over heating issues or a combination of the both

    Would be good to get some feedback to see how the OP gets on assuming they are getting the 8400 GS card , maybe get one for now and more later if it works
    I'm trying to get hold of a 8400GS card for a PCI x1 slot and I'm going to see how it gets on as you suggest. Did IT Witch have similar machines to the ones we're using? These small form factor PC's are good but when it comes to graphics card upgrades what a minefield!!

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    Your alternative is to go PCI instead. These will be slower again, but they're easier to find than PCI-E x1, and those PCs have PCI slots at least (though they're SFF). You may see the Nvidia FX5200 - avoid! The Radeon 9*** and X*** series only support DX 9.0b, but the X1** series have full 9.0c support. NEW ATI Radeon X1550 * 256MB * PCI * NO EXPRESS * DVI | eBay UK for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Your alternative is to go PCI instead. These will be slower again, but they're easier to find than PCI-E x1, and those PCs have PCI slots at least (though they're SFF). You may see the Nvidia FX5200 - avoid! The Radeon 9*** and X*** series only support DX 9.0b, but the X1** series have full 9.0c support. NEW ATI Radeon X1550 * 256MB * PCI * NO EXPRESS * DVI | eBay UK for instance.
    Right...and this is pretty much guaranteed to work?
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    Wow this is challenging!! The company I am getting the card from have offered this: Gainward NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS Graphics Card 256MB PCI-Express VGA/DVI/HDMI. Will this work??

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    The PCI slot one will work. I don't think the Gainward card will work, it appears to be full height, PCI-E x16, and passive which is usually a bad idea in a SFF case without big fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    The PCI slot one will work. I don't think the Gainward card will work, it appears to be full height, PCI-E x16, and passive which is usually a bad idea in a SFF case without big fans.
    Wow. If this is the case then it's going to be tough finding 18 of the little monsters... Do you have any recommendations as to where I might be able source some cards that will work? A reputable company?

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