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Need low Budget Video card HP Envy 700-300z Desktop to run 2 desktops

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July 8, 2014 11:21:45 AM

Been having a really hard time(a/c ASUS&HP Support)finding a Video Card that is Compatible with an HP Envy Desktop 700-300z w/ 460w Pwr Supply Pci express 16 gen 3.0.I bought an ASUS en210 Silent that ASUS tech support said will work But HP says I need at least a 700w Pwr Supply to run it! Then I call back ASUS and a different Tech Agrees with this,So I'm Totally at a loss on what to buy.I am NOT a Gamer this is for online job so I need an inexpensive card with hdmi,dvi,vga
HELP Please

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July 8, 2014 11:32:51 AM

an nVidia GTX 750 needs no external power as it fits within the power spec of PCIExpress. if $100 is still too much for you, you could always locate an older AMD 7770, which was formerly the most potent videocard that would also fit within that power envelope. I'm sure there's plenty of old new stock and used ones out there for $50-60. either one should work fine with a 300-400w PSU
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July 8, 2014 12:02:18 PM

An Asus en210 takes almost no power to run, in fact you could safely add it to a prebuilt desktop with a 250-300w power supply. They most likely were just trying to get you off the phone or cover themselves in a warranty situation. You should have no problem with it.
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July 8, 2014 12:06:08 PM

I used to install 8400GS's all day with cheap-o 300w PSUs in office PCs for dual monitor use. if it's really all that bad you could always get one of those USB-VGA/USB-HDMI video adaptors. they're generally in the same cost envelope as a 210 and don't have any PSU requirements
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July 8, 2014 12:06:10 PM

any idea why the asus en 210 silent won't run on the HP w/460w psu BUT on My other dell xps8700 w/460w psu it runs fine btw the dell has a pci x gen 2.0 and the hp pci x gen 3.0 I just don't understand it Oh the amd 777o lists on newegg for $99 w/$20 rebate i would prefer to spend in the $40-60 range
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July 8, 2014 12:20:39 PM

The version makes no difference. There are tons of reasons why it might not be working.



There may be a setting in the bios on some manufacturers that you have to manually select for video to output on the pci-e slot instead of the integrated. Most will switch over automatically, but not all.

There's also an issue with prebuilt computers running win8 relating to secure boot.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03...

You may need to update the bios.


I'm willing to bet the Secure Boot issue is your problem. Follow the directions by HP to fix it.
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July 8, 2014 12:51:40 PM

before jumping to a different card I'd follow what bccorrupt suggests. a lot cheaper and faster than shopping for a different Videocard. If if comes down to it, an R7 240 or 250 should be near the top end of your budget though.
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July 8, 2014 4:47:23 PM

bccorrupt said:
The version makes no difference. There are tons of reasons why it might not be working.



There may be a setting in the bios on some manufacturers that you have to manually select for video to output on the pci-e slot instead of the integrated. Most will switch over automatically, but not all.

There's also an issue with prebuilt computers running win8 relating to secure boot.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03...

You may need to update the bios.


I'm willing to bet the Secure Boot issue is your problem. Follow the directions by HP to fix it.


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July 8, 2014 4:49:29 PM

Thanks I'm going to try this wed if I have Time.I'm a little shaky (lol)with the F keys at boot but I'll follow the directions step by step and let you know
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a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2014 4:52:30 PM

If it doesn't work, let me know.
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July 9, 2014 10:57:00 AM

WOW changing from SECURE BOOT to LEGACY BOOT FIXED IT!! Now I'm really piss**d at HP Support for NOT knowing this!!(idiots)My experience working with Dell Xps Support is Great BUt HP&Microsoft are a waste "bccorrupt" can't thank you enough Between both Hp computers I spent HOURS on this.the only positive thing was we got a free upgrade from a HP Pavilion 300-056 to an Envy 700-300z w/460psu&blu ray
again thanks to all timbo64
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July 9, 2014 11:09:47 AM

You're welcome, glad you got it working.
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July 9, 2014 11:17:41 AM

definitely post back on the matter here regardless of outcome. It's always interesting to know when a proposed solution does/does not work in a given setup
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