I'm trying to find what the default motherboard is for the HP Pavillion or how to check for it on the computer. I am trying to get a new graphics card for this computer and a best buy review says i need certain specifications:
"PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0 compliant motherboard with 1 dual-width x16 graphics slot; one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector; DVD-ROM drive; 400W or greater system power supply"
Any help on knowing how to check the motherboard would be appreciated
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since hp decided to make more then one model of the pavillion series it'd probably help to list your exact model number
HP Pavillion special edition, windows vista, energy star, nvidia, AMD Phenom
i am using the graphics card to play diablo 3, also thanks for all the help!
you're welcome ok I am going to assume hp did not include a 6 pin pci express power connector for video card, and even if it did your power supply would have enough power to run the card. but thats ok there are many video cards out there that will be compatible with your system.
even though the 6670 recommend a 400 watt power suppl,yother members with a hp computer and 300 watt power supply have reported that they have successfully used a 6670, so I'd say a 6670 will definitely work. However the 7770 card recommend at least a 500 watt power supply so I don't think it would work. You could always upgrade your power supply too.
under 250 for the card, and would i have to purchase this pci express 6 pin power connector?
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with the cards I listed no you would not need to buy a 6 pin pcie adapter, those cards are power entirely by the pcie bus.
apparently the 6670 will run diablo 3 max at 30fps
I have Nvidea for a current card, these would work correct, also you are being tons of help, is there a way i can virtually high five you?
yes these card will work even though you have a nvidia chipset. thanks yes /high five lol