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What Video card for Hp dc7100 P4 3.2 Ghz, 4gb DDR

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December 14, 2009 1:34:53 AM

Hello everyone, this is my first post so thanks for any help in advance. I have a HP dc7100 ATx Tower Desktop PC with P4 3.2 ghz CPU. 4GB DDR, 320 Gb Hd, PCI: 2 full-height PCI slots, 1 full-height PCI Express x1 slot, 1 full-height PCI Express x16 slot, 2 additional PCI slots optional. Ive upgraded the power supply to 500W. Basically im wanting to know what video card does everyone reccoment for this system.......thanks for any help. My son will be using this computer....he does like to game on it. thanks. .....Shawn

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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 14, 2009 1:40:49 AM

My first question would be, what 500W PSU did you put in? Specs and Brand would be good, model is even better. Also, what is your purpose for upgrading? Gaming or other?
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December 14, 2009 1:47:06 AM

upgrading for gaming, just want to get the best out of it i can. the PSU is a cooler master 500w.

Model RS500-PCARA3-US
Type Intel Form Factor ATX 12V V2.3
Dimension Standard ATX 150 x 140 x 86 (mm)
Input Voltage 90 ~132V/180~264V (Selectable)
Input Current 10 A @ 115Vac / 6 A @ 230Vac
Input Frequency Range 47 ~ 63 Hz
PFC None PFC
Power Good Signal 100 ~ 500 ms
Hold Up Time > 17 ms
Efficiency >70% Typically
MTBF >100,000 hrs
Protection OVP / OCP / OPP / SCP
Output Capacity 500 Watts
Operation Temperature 0~40 ??Nominal Input Voltage?
Safety Nemko / TUV / cUL / CE / BSMI /FCC / C-tick / CCC (Passive Model Only)
Fan Sleeve bearing 120mm fan
Connector M/B 20+4 Pin x 1 CPU 4+4 Pin x 1 PCI-E 6 Pin x 1 4 Pin Peripheral x 5 SATA x 4 4 Pin Floppy x 1
Warranty 3 years
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 14, 2009 1:55:07 AM

Honestly I would go for a 5750 or 5770 card. Either will run great on that powersupply and give you some nice performance. However, your issue will then become your CPU and Memory speed. a P4 and DDR memory will hinder the performance of any new card you install.

A 5750 is only $140 on newegg now, it's a good buy for you. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 14, 2009 2:11:23 AM

thanks a lot. I assume pci-express 16? right? is that the one i should get?
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2009 2:34:36 AM

A 57x0 card would be much much more than he needs to go with that P4. A 4670 would be more suitable, and even then it would be bottlenecked quite a bit too. And it costs less than half as much as a 5750.

512mb Radeon HD 4670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 14, 2009 2:58:15 AM

Thanks again.
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December 14, 2009 3:02:45 AM

edeawillrule...... that card you sent the link to.....it says PCI express 2.0 x16. Given the available slots i listed, will that work in my Unit?
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 14, 2009 3:23:41 AM

PCI-E 2.0 cards are backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0/1.1 slots.

And to comment on the bottlenecking item. Yes it will bottleneck, every computer everywhere has bottlenecks, but a 5750 over a 4670 will be a big improvement even on a P4. Of course if he had a faster CPU, faster memory, more efficient chipset, it will perform better, but that is the same with every setup. I do agree though, that a P4 will hinder the performance a bit, but it will do the same with any other card he installed.
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March 24, 2012 7:06:22 AM

cableguy1973 said:
Hello everyone, this is my first post so thanks for any help in advance. I have a HP dc7100 ATx Tower Desktop PC with P4 3.2 ghz CPU. 4GB DDR, 320 Gb Hd, PCI: 2 full-height PCI slots, 1 full-height PCI Express x1 slot, 1 full-height PCI Express x16 slot, 2 additional PCI slots optional. Ive upgraded the power supply to 500W. Basically im wanting to know what video card does everyone reccoment for this system.......thanks for any help. My son will be using this computer....he does like to game on it. thanks. .....Shawn



Hi, I also have a HP dc7100 tower model (dc7100CMT which is convertible tower), but I realize that the 4 screws fastening the PSU is not fitting to a standard ATX power supply unit. And a normal ATX PSU's cooling fan (if situated at the back) is partially blocked by the frame at one side. Yes, Cool Master that has those 120mm cooling fan facing downward would not face the fan being blocked partially behind, but still the ATX form factor PSU screws position just could not fit well into the 4 screws in the dc7100 tower chasis. Could you advise how does the standard CoolMaster or any ATX PSU 150x140x86mm fit into the dc7100 tower model? Your experience in fitting the CoolMaster onto dc7100 tower is surely valuable to share.
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