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July 22, 2014 8:24:19 PM

I have a stock HP p7-1118 and I want to get this MSI Computer Corp. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Gaming OC 2GB GDDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N750TI TF 2GD5/OC, but I see some people having problems and I'm scared because I threw myself into the deep end and can't swim.

Carmel2 motherboard
•Intel H61 chipset
300 watts power


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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2014 9:19:32 PM

I know some recent cards have a UEFI mode but this one doesn't seem to so I doubt BIOS compatibility would be an issue and usually it isn't.
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July 22, 2014 9:38:59 PM

I have the GTX 750ti and i have a UEFI Mobo and it runs fine just install the drivers. The only thing is the i3 could bottle neck the 750ti so i would recommend upgrading your mobo and CPU.
The 750ti should run fine and not fail on you. and yes you should get at least 400-450 PSU
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July 22, 2014 10:00:09 PM

Somber said:
I have the GTX 750ti and i have a UEFI Mobo and it runs fine just install the drivers. The only thing is the i3 could bottle neck the 750ti so i would recommend upgrading your mobo and CPU.
The 750ti should run fine and not fail on you. and yes you should get at least 400-450 PSU


Given the system is an HP upgrading the motherboard would require a new case and likely a copy of Windows. That would be quite an expense that can wait for later. The GPU upgrade should help Atomm quite a bit.

NOTE: The reason you would need a new case would be do to the front power/reset connector on OEM (HP, DELL etc) cases. Standard cases use separated connectors. OEM ones are combined into one simple connection for quick assembly.

NOTE2: The reason for the OS is because OEM (HP, DELL) copies of Windows use a license agreement that ties the OS to the motherboard of the computer. Although many people get away with using the same OS on another motherboard by calling Microsoft, but this is actually breaking the license agreement.
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July 22, 2014 10:04:55 PM

caqde said:
Somber said:
I have the GTX 750ti and i have a UEFI Mobo and it runs fine just install the drivers. The only thing is the i3 could bottle neck the 750ti so i would recommend upgrading your mobo and CPU.
The 750ti should run fine and not fail on you. and yes you should get at least 400-450 PSU


Given the system is an HP upgrading the motherboard would require a new case and likely a copy of Windows. That would be quite an expense that can wait for later. The GPU upgrade should help Atomm quite a bit.

NOTE: The reason you would need a new case would be do to the front power/reset connector on OEM (HP, DELL etc) cases. Standard cases use separated connectors. OEM ones are combined into one simple connection for quick assembly.


The case it comes with is an ATX case he should be able to fit most Mobo's in there. Im just saying if he is looking to get a good computer he should upgrade the CPU, now that i look at it the Mobo is a LGA 1155 socket so he could go with an i5 and get some good preformance.
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July 23, 2014 12:29:30 AM

Thank you both for the advice and help...think I'll pull the trigger on these MSI and CX600. Last question would be should I get a whole new mobo or can I just replace the processor. I can handle the mechanical aspects of the job it's the technical I have problems with.
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July 23, 2014 6:45:09 AM

Atomm said:
Thank you both for the advice and help...think I'll pull the trigger on these MSI and CX600. Last question would be should I get a whole new mobo or can I just replace the processor. I can handle the mechanical aspects of the job it's the technical I have problems with.


Your mobo supports up to i7 processors. So you should be fine if your not looking to OC
Look at this website to see which CPU you can get.http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03...
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