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September 27, 2013 9:15:20 PM

Hello there, This is my first time posting in here so I don't know If I'm putting this In the right place or not. anyways let's get into my question.

I want to get EVGA GTX 760 4GB and was wondering if:
-My motherboard can handle it?
-Can It fit into my computer?

my motherboard type is (IPISB-CU)

My computer model is: h8-1120
Ram: 8GB
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
GPU: GeForce GT 530 4GB
Current Display: 1600x900

This is the link to the computer model if you guys want to take a deeper look into it.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

P.s.

My PSU is at 300W and I'm going to change it once I know that the card fits to (Thermaltake - TR2-600NL2NC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply) which is at 600W

Thanks,
I hope that this information helps you guys figure it out.

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September 27, 2013 9:21:26 PM

Skinnyghost77 said:
Hello there, This is my first time posting in here so I don't know If I'm putting this In the right place or not. anyways let's get into my question.

I want to get EVGA GTX 760 4GB and was wondering if:
-My motherboard can handle it?
-Can It fit into my computer?

my motherboard type is (IPISB-CU)

My computer model is: h8-1120
Ram: 8GB
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
GPU: GeForce GT 530 4GB
Current Display: 1600x900

This is the link to the computer model if you guys want to take a deeper look into it.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

P.s.

My PSU is at 300W and I'm going to change it once I know that the card fits to (Thermaltake - TR2-600NL2NC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply) which is at 600W

Thanks,
I hope that this information helps you guys figure it out.



I think it will fit, but what power supply does it have? You'll need at least 500w. Also the 7970 is cheaper and stronger than the 760.
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September 27, 2013 9:36:02 PM

If you look at the details tab in the listing of the video card on Newegg it will give you the PSU requirements of the card (500w) so your planned 600w will work. It will also give you the dimensions of the card (9.5" long) so you can actually measure if the hard drive rack would get in the way.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You case is a mid tower so it looks like it will fit ok
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September 27, 2013 10:18:56 PM

inzone said:
If you look at the details tab in the listing of the video card on Newegg it will give you the PSU requirements of the card (500w) so your planned 600w will work. It will also give you the dimensions of the card (9.5" long) so you can actually measure if the hard drive rack would get in the way.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You case is a mid tower so it looks like it will fit ok


Hmm what about the motherboard though? that was one of the other things that got me concerned, like would it fit in it?
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September 27, 2013 11:29:36 PM

Your Motherboard just needs a PCIe 16x slot. Check if your case has space as well , some cards can be pretty big.
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September 28, 2013 1:12:10 PM

The GT530 video card that came with your computer is a full x16 slot card so that means your motherboard has at least one x16 slot. You just have to measure from the rear of the case to the hard drive rack to see what the length is so you can tell if a 9.5" long card will fit, your current card is not that long but the 760 is.
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January 27, 2014 1:33:15 PM

Hello Skinnyghost.

Did you ever install the 760 video card in your HP box?

I have the same specs as you but I can't even get past the HP boot screen after installing the card (I upgraded the PSU to 700W). I know that the card works, I have put it in a different box and it works fine, but when I put it into my HP box... nothing.

Did you run into anything similar?

Thanks for your time.


Skinnyghost77 said:
Hello there, This is my first time posting in here so I don't know If I'm putting this In the right place or not. anyways let's get into my question.

I want to get EVGA GTX 760 4GB and was wondering if:
-My motherboard can handle it?
-Can It fit into my computer?

my motherboard type is (IPISB-CU)

My computer model is: h8-1120
Ram: 8GB
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
GPU: GeForce GT 530 4GB
Current Display: 1600x900

This is the link to the computer model if you guys want to take a deeper look into it.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

P.s.

My PSU is at 300W and I'm going to change it once I know that the card fits to (Thermaltake - TR2-600NL2NC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply) which is at 600W

Thanks,
I hope that this information helps you guys figure it out.



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January 30, 2014 10:23:56 PM

12547399,0,1563730 said:
Hello Skinnyghost.

Did you ever install the 760 video card in your HP box?

I have the same specs as you but I can't even get past the HP boot screen after installing the card (I upgraded the PSU to 700W). I know that the card works, I have put it in a different box and it works fine, but when I put it into my HP box... nothing.

Did you run into anything similar?

Thanks for your time.


Hello there cjpettie, and sorry for the late reply,

the short answer for you question Is no, I was not able to make the card work with my computer simply because the motherboard was out dated for that graphic card. I searched for days into how to make it work but sadly came up with nothing. you can try the following though and hope that it'll work for you.

This is what I did in order:
- First time I thought there was something in the card it self so I went ahead and got it replaced. few hours after replacing the card I put into the case... just to see the same problem (Which is I can't pass the HP boot screen, the blue one I think)

- I called the company (EVGA) and explained my situation to them. the dude that I talked with on the phone suggested the following: Updating my BIOS through the HP website. after I found the website and downloaded the right update, I came across a dead end. the issue that I've faced was no matter how many time I installed the update it never went through. meaning I install it, reboot my device, go check the BIOS to see what version I'm running, it was the same before I did the update (I hope that was clear enough for you)

So after struggling for 3 days trying to make that card work I finally decided to return it to the same shop that I bought it from.

After a week from that incident, my friends told to try the GTX 660 TI, this time I decided to test the card In my case before I go ahead and commit into buying it. sadly at that time my friend only had his GTX 650, anyways since they were the same series I decided to try it. when I put the 650 into my case it worked wonderfully with zero problem. the computer started up normally like it usually does, and at desktop it asked me to update my drivers to match the new card.

so I realized the following, all 6 series work on my computer. and your best option and the closet thing you'll get to a GTX 760 is the GTX 660 TI I still haven't gotten it myself nor I have checked to see if it works with my computer or not... but I'm pretty positive it will work since I tried the 650 and it did work fine.

again sorry for the late reply, hope this answered you question, and feel free to ask me anything you want.

P.S. tell me if you're going to get a 6 series (GTX 660 TI) or something higher for you computer, and also if it'll work.

Cheers!
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January 30, 2014 10:33:13 PM

cjpettie said:
Hello Skinnyghost.

Did you ever install the 760 video card in your HP box?

I have the same specs as you but I can't even get past the HP boot screen after installing the card (I upgraded the PSU to 700W). I know that the card works, I have put it in a different box and it works fine, but when I put it into my HP box... nothing.

Did you run into anything similar?

Thanks for your time.


Skinnyghost77 said:
Hello there, This is my first time posting in here so I don't know If I'm putting this In the right place or not. anyways let's get into my question.

I want to get EVGA GTX 760 4GB and was wondering if:
-My motherboard can handle it?
-Can It fit into my computer?

my motherboard type is (IPISB-CU)

My computer model is: h8-1120
Ram: 8GB
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
GPU: GeForce GT 530 4GB
Current Display: 1600x900

This is the link to the computer model if you guys want to take a deeper look into it.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

P.s.

My PSU is at 300W and I'm going to change it once I know that the card fits to (Thermaltake - TR2-600NL2NC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply) which is at 600W

Thanks,
I hope that this information helps you guys figure it out.





Hello there cjpettie, and sorry for the late reply,

the short answer for you question Is no, I was not able to make the card work with my computer simply because the motherboard was out dated for that graphic card. I searched for days into how to make it work but sadly came up with nothing. you can try the following though and hope that it'll work for you.

This is what I did in order:
- First time I thought there was something in the card it self so I went ahead and got it replaced. few hours after replacing the card I put into the case... just to see the same problem (Which is I can't pass the HP boot screen, the blue one I think)

- I called the company (EVGA) and explained my situation to them. the dude that I talked with on the phone suggested the following: Updating my BIOS through the HP website. after I found the website and downloaded the right update, I came across a dead end. the issue that I've faced was no matter how many time I installed the update it never went through. meaning I install it, reboot my device, go check the BIOS to see what version I'm running, it was the same before I did the update (I hope that was clear enough for you)

So after struggling for 3 days trying to make that card work I finally decided to return it to the same shop that I bought it from.

After a week from that incident, my friends told to try the GTX 660 TI, this time I decided to test the card In my case before I go ahead and commit into buying it. sadly at that time my friend only had his GTX 650, anyways since they were the same series I decided to try it. when I put the 650 into my case it worked wonderfully with zero problem. the computer started up normally like it usually does, and at desktop it asked me to update my drivers to match the new card.

so I realized the following, all 6 series work on my computer. and your best option and the closet thing you'll get to a GTX 760 is the GTX 660 TI I still haven't gotten it myself nor I have checked to see if it works with my computer or not... but I'm pretty positive it will work since I tried the 650 and it did work fine.

again sorry for the late reply, hope this answered you question, and feel free to ask me anything you want.

P.S. tell me if you're going to get a 6 series (GTX 660 TI) or something higher for you computer, and also if it'll work.

Cheers!
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January 30, 2014 11:15:05 PM

Thanks for the response.

I returned the 760 and picked up an ASUS 660 (not the TI) and it seems to be doing great. I'm just installing some games to benchmark and compare with my 530. I'll let you know what kinds of differences I'm getting.




Skinnyghost77 said:
12547399,0,1563730 said:
Hello Skinnyghost.

Did you ever install the 760 video card in your HP box?

I have the same specs as you but I can't even get past the HP boot screen after installing the card (I upgraded the PSU to 700W). I know that the card works, I have put it in a different box and it works fine, but when I put it into my HP box... nothing.

Did you run into anything similar?

Thanks for your time.


Hello there cjpettie, and sorry for the late reply,

the short answer for you question Is no, I was not able to make the card work with my computer simply because the motherboard was out dated for that graphic card. I searched for days into how to make it work but sadly came up with nothing. you can try the following though and hope that it'll work for you.

This is what I did in order:
- First time I thought there was something in the card it self so I went ahead and got it replaced. few hours after replacing the card I put into the case... just to see the same problem (Which is I can't pass the HP boot screen, the blue one I think)

- I called the company (EVGA) and explained my situation to them. the dude that I talked with on the phone suggested the following: Updating my BIOS through the HP website. after I found the website and downloaded the right update, I came across a dead end. the issue that I've faced was no matter how many time I installed the update it never went through. meaning I install it, reboot my device, go check the BIOS to see what version I'm running, it was the same before I did the update (I hope that was clear enough for you)

So after struggling for 3 days trying to make that card work I finally decided to return it to the same shop that I bought it from.

After a week from that incident, my friends told to try the GTX 660 TI, this time I decided to test the card In my case before I go ahead and commit into buying it. sadly at that time my friend only had his GTX 650, anyways since they were the same series I decided to try it. when I put the 650 into my case it worked wonderfully with zero problem. the computer started up normally like it usually does, and at desktop it asked me to update my drivers to match the new card.

so I realized the following, all 6 series work on my computer. and your best option and the closet thing you'll get to a GTX 760 is the GTX 660 TI I still haven't gotten it myself nor I have checked to see if it works with my computer or not... but I'm pretty positive it will work since I tried the 650 and it did work fine.

again sorry for the late reply, hope this answered you question, and feel free to ask me anything you want.

P.S. tell me if you're going to get a 6 series (GTX 660 TI) or something higher for you computer, and also if it'll work.

Cheers!
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January 31, 2014 6:21:18 AM

cjpettie said:
Thanks for the response.

I returned the 760 and picked up an ASUS 660 (not the TI) and it seems to be doing great. I'm just installing some games to benchmark and compare with my 530. I'll let you know what kinds of differences I'm getting.




Skinnyghost77 said:
12547399,0,1563730 said:
Hello Skinnyghost.

Did you ever install the 760 video card in your HP box?

I have the same specs as you but I can't even get past the HP boot screen after installing the card (I upgraded the PSU to 700W). I know that the card works, I have put it in a different box and it works fine, but when I put it into my HP box... nothing.

Did you run into anything similar?

Thanks for your time.


Hello there cjpettie, and sorry for the late reply,

the short answer for you question Is no, I was not able to make the card work with my computer simply because the motherboard was out dated for that graphic card. I searched for days into how to make it work but sadly came up with nothing. you can try the following though and hope that it'll work for you.

This is what I did in order:
- First time I thought there was something in the card it self so I went ahead and got it replaced. few hours after replacing the card I put into the case... just to see the same problem (Which is I can't pass the HP boot screen, the blue one I think)

- I called the company (EVGA) and explained my situation to them. the dude that I talked with on the phone suggested the following: Updating my BIOS through the HP website. after I found the website and downloaded the right update, I came across a dead end. the issue that I've faced was no matter how many time I installed the update it never went through. meaning I install it, reboot my device, go check the BIOS to see what version I'm running, it was the same before I did the update (I hope that was clear enough for you)

So after struggling for 3 days trying to make that card work I finally decided to return it to the same shop that I bought it from.

After a week from that incident, my friends told to try the GTX 660 TI, this time I decided to test the card In my case before I go ahead and commit into buying it. sadly at that time my friend only had his GTX 650, anyways since they were the same series I decided to try it. when I put the 650 into my case it worked wonderfully with zero problem. the computer started up normally like it usually does, and at desktop it asked me to update my drivers to match the new card.

so I realized the following, all 6 series work on my computer. and your best option and the closet thing you'll get to a GTX 760 is the GTX 660 TI I still haven't gotten it myself nor I have checked to see if it works with my computer or not... but I'm pretty positive it will work since I tried the 650 and it did work fine.

again sorry for the late reply, hope this answered you question, and feel free to ask me anything you want.

P.S. tell me if you're going to get a 6 series (GTX 660 TI) or something higher for you computer, and also if it'll work.

Cheers!
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Okay that sounds good, thank you for your time.

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