Tried adding an old(unused) graphics card (Sapphire radeon hd5450 1GB ddr3) that I had to my Hp Pavillion a6607c.
Running Vista Home Premium 32bit.
The monitor says "PC resolution out of range" and recommends changing to 1280x1024 60hz. So booted up in safe mode in order to change resolution, but upon restarting its the same problem.
I have downloaded more current drivers, but no change.
If I disable the driver in Device Manager and reboot everything is fine with the monitor(at least for rudimentary use) even though its still hooked up to the card.
Possible problem is I only have a 300 watt PSU, although I have read elsewhere that people have used this card with insufficient wattage before.
Is there a better way to upgrade the graphics on this computer? I am not going to be playing any graphics intensive games or anything, just movies etc.