Mod Edit: Split From http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/481160/upgrading-small-form-factor - Hamluis.
I just recently bought an off-lease HP dc5800 computer from TigerDirect. The hardware sounded impressive- Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3.0gHz, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB hard drive, with Windows 7. I didn't realize until after buying it that it was a small form factor computer.
Also, after getting the computer and setting it up, I found out the integrated video card is craptastic at best. It doesn't even run Win 7 smoothly, much less any games.
I want to upgrade my video card to something with 1 GB RAM, but every video card I'm finding requires at least a 300W power supply, some of them 400 or 450W! And, of course, hardly anyone makes upgraded PSU's for SFF computers and if they do, they cost almost as much as I paid for this computer.
What can I do? Is there any way I can swap the components of this computer to something like a microtower that uses a regular size PSU?
I feel like I'm stuck with this nice hardware hindered by a bleepty graphics card in barely-upgradeable case
Have you upgraded your HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor? My sister also have an old HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor. It originally came with Windows XP (Downgraded from Windows Vista). Since the support for Windows XP has already expired, recently I installed Windows 10 on her PC. I noticed that it feels slow running Windows 10 on that PC.
Edited by hamluis, 02 September 2016 - 11:40 AM.
Split - Hamluis.