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February 9, 2012 12:57:51 AM

I have a HP Compaq dc5700 small form factor, and would like to run dual monitors.
I purchased a Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1Gb DDR3 PCI and could not get it to function.
At boot, I received an error 955 stating that the system only supports SDVO/ADD2 cards in x16 slots.

Can you help my understand if this is possible on this computer? I'm running Windows 7 Home Basic.
February 9, 2012 5:25:50 PM

Normal consumer GPUs will not work, unfortunately. The slot is meant for adding an additional port to the existing on-board graphics. You can get a card to run dual graphics(the existing and the expansion card port), but I hope you don't want to do any gaming with it.

You want to get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's not available at the Egg, but you may be able to find it on eBay or something.

Good luck!
February 9, 2012 5:49:07 PM

Thanks sinstersalad. No gaming, simply want to run dual (extended) monitors for web editing purposes.
October 7, 2012 2:25:08 PM

dmoreaux said:
I have a HP Compaq dc5700 small form factor, and would like to run dual monitors.
I purchased a Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1Gb DDR3 PCI and could not get it to function.
At boot, I received an error 955 stating that the system only supports SDVO/ADD2 cards in x16 slots.

Can you help my understand if this is possible on this computer? I'm running Windows 7 Home Basic.

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