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PCIe x2 graphics card in PCIe x1 slot

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December 18, 2011 8:34:55 AM

Hello,
I have an HP DC5700 PC and a screen with a native resolution of 1920 x1080. The on board graphics won't display at this resolution. The machine has a PCIe x1 slot. PCIe x 1 graphics cards seem to be rare and expensive. Would a PCIe x 2 graphics card like GV-N84S-512I work in a PCIe x 1 slot.

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Andy
a c 153 U Graphics card
December 18, 2011 8:40:52 AM

I think you mean a PCIe 2.0 card in a PCIe 1.0a/1.1 slot? Right? If so, yes it will work just fine.
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December 18, 2011 8:57:52 AM

As long as its a PCIe 2.0 1x card.
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December 18, 2011 10:00:49 AM

Thanks both of you for your answers. The spec doesn't seem to indicated how many times just PCI-E 2.0.
Here's a link to the card, http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...

But to be honest it doesn't need to be that card. It's not going to have to work hard. It just needs to be low cost, quiet and be able to run 1080p, so if you had any better suggestions, it'd be good to hear them.
December 18, 2011 10:41:32 AM

your pc has has an onboard intel graphics media accelerator 3000 hd.
and my guess it can display at 1080p resolution have you tried connecting your moniter?
December 18, 2011 12:47:10 PM

Well yesterday the graphics properties weren't offering 1080p and I scanned for hardware changes, but still it wasn't available. I guess following a reboot it's now there and I've set to 1080p. Maybe your suggestion was enough to make it perform properly. :) 

I may still be interested in the graphics card root though as it's quite a nice screen connected via VGA, so any advice on potential cards would be gratefully receive.

Thanks for your help.
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 18, 2011 12:53:31 PM

It's PCI-E 2.0 written there there is no such 'x2'. If you want a x1 GPU here it goes:
http://www.hisdigital.com/un/news_show-214.shtml I think it's new.

I don't know where you will get them but, try searching at the nearest store.
December 19, 2011 3:38:20 AM

Bicks97 said:
Well yesterday the graphics properties weren't offering 1080p and I scanned for hardware changes, but still it wasn't available. I guess following a reboot it's now there and I've set to 1080p. Maybe your suggestion was enough to make it perform properly. :) 

I may still be interested in the graphics card root though as it's quite a nice screen connected via VGA, so any advice on potential cards would be gratefully receive.

Thanks for your help.


the intel gma 3000hd can even decode movies at 1080p without breaking a sweat and its more than enough for your pc.with an external gpu there woundnt be an added benefit i.e if you dont run demanding games on it.
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