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New graphics card needed for m8530f


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#1 DeepDivr1

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:00 PM

The fan has fallen off my NVIDIA GeForce 9300 video card on my HP m8530f. What do I replace it with? Other than this, the PC runs great. I'm thinking about upgrading to Windows 10.

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 04:18 AM

It seem to have side blowing fan so just putting big fan next to card probably is not enough.

 

As replacing whole cooler is somewhat hard, I suggest you search for replacement card. New Radeon HD 5450 cost about 30 dollars and used cards are even cheaper.

 

If you want, you can replace whole cooler thing with another one but usually discrele GPU cooling solutions are meant for more power hungry cards and os are quite expensive. You perhaps can found low end solution somewhere though.



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 08:13 AM

My problem is that I can't seem to find a new card to replace the one that's in there now.  I'm not looking to replace the fan.  It seems as though the NVIDIA GeForce 9300 and 9500 are outdated.  I'm not sure what current video cards are compatible with my motherboard/power supply.  Once I get this resolved, my plan is to update this PC to Win 10.



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 08:45 AM

Can you run a speccy and post the info here? It will allow us to see more info about your computer. To post the full speccy you go to File -> Publish Snapshot. It will open a web page, just copy and paste that URL here.

 

Also, I am not sure if it tells you your PSU wattage... so if you can, open your case and there should be a sticker telling you what the wattage on your PSU. That will be beneficial in recommending a GPU.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:06 PM

Here are the specs from Speccy:

 

FYI, I replaced the power supply a few years back.  She has a Hercules 400W power supply as well as:

 

Operating System
 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
CPU
 AMD Phenom X4 9550 52 °C
 Agena 65nm Technology
RAM
 5.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
 PEGATRON CORPORATION VIOLA (CPU 1) 66 °C
Graphics
 S200HL (1600x900@60Hz)
 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400 (GF 8200 + GF 9300) (HP) 77 °C
 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400 (GF 9300 + GF 8200) (Unknown) 97 °C
 ForceWare version: 186.27
 SLI Disabled
Storage
 698GB Hitachi HDS721075KLA SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 51 °C
Optical Drives
 TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
 Realtek High Definition Audio

 

Thanks for your help!



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:32 PM

My problem is that I can't seem to find a new card to replace the one that's in there now.  I'm not looking to replace the fan.  It seems as though the NVIDIA GeForce 9300 and 9500 are outdated.  I'm not sure what current video cards are compatible with my motherboard/power supply.  Once I get this resolved, my plan is to update this PC to Win 10.

 

Well it's a PCI Express based PC and you have fitted a 400w PSU, so most lower powered current graphics cards should work OK.  Seeing as you've been using a Geforce 9300 it doesn't seem like you have a need for a very powerful GPU, but a newer card will likely have better support in Windows 10.

 

You could go for the Radeon HD5450 or HD6450 already mentioned (the 6450 is modestly faster).  These are older cards still in production to satisfy the market for basic video cards, and will do the job.  Newer cards like Geforce GT730 or Radeon R7-240 offer more performance (e.g. better video acceleration and 3D performance) for a little more money.  Do you have any specific uses in mind or just general desktop graphics?

 

Some examples...

 

Radeon HD 6450 - http://pcpartpicker.com/product/QNcMnQ/xfx-video-card-hd645xzqhp

Geforce GT 730 - http://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZJ7CmG/msi-video-card-n730k1gd5lpoc

Radeon R7-240 - http://pcpartpicker.com/product/bL6BD3/msi-video-card-r72402gd3lp

 

These are all single slot, low profile cards with low power draw, so shouldn't present any issues on most systems..


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:45 AM

Jonuk76 has some good suggestions above. The only concern is if you have a more slim line PC. Which those low profile cards would be for. The HP site for your m8530f makes it look like it is a standard "fatter" case. If that is it, then you won't need the low profile card.

 

Those three posted will work if you just need some basic graphics output, and maybe play some older games.

 

What is your budget/what are you looking to get out of the new card?


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:52 AM

I am looking for something just middle of the road.  This computer is mostly used to run a small business, I'm certainly no gamer.  Honestly it's mostly used remotely.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:04 AM

I am looking for something just middle of the road.  This computer is mostly used to run a small business, I'm certainly no gamer.  Honestly it's mostly used remotely.

Okay cool, the cards Jonuk suggested above should work out just fine for you then. Just keep in mind the ones linked are low profile. If you have a normal sized computer (not a slim line one) then you'll need to get the full version of that card.

 

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I hadn't clicked fully on the links. Looks like the first one at least, is just a low profile as in single slot, and a bit thinner. The actual metal plate that hooks into the back looks to be regular sized, so it will fit a normal sized desktop.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:26 AM

Low profile cards can be used in a full height case.  They are always (in my experience) supplied with a half height and full height bracket, usually with the full height bracket fitted by default.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:34 AM

Low profile cards can be used in a full height case.  They are always (in my experience) supplied with a half height and full height bracket, usually with the full height bracket fitted by default.

That is true. So ignore my ramblings on the low profile stuff! :)


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the information.  It looks like the prices go from around $25-75 is one of these "that much" better than the others?



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:39 AM

I'd go with the 730 or 240. The HD6450 is a bit older than the others. The 730 has 1GB of memory, while the 240 has 2GB, but the 240 is slightly slower in clock speed. I'd say either or on the 730 or 240 honestly. Since you are mostly just remoting into the machine and doing business work, either one will work fine.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:16 AM

Thanks for your help.  I ordered the 730 from Newegg



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:21 PM

No problem!


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