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Best Answer scomar , 07 June 2019 - 03:10 PM

Gday.Thanks for the info.Regardless of which GPU is installed in your PC, the limiting factor is the monitor only having VGA and DVI-d input ports. "So a less expensive card then the ones you... Go to the full post »


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Hello,

 

I want to get a new monitor.  My PC has a DVI-A connection on the video card, which I understand is not the best and rarely used.  I figure I need to get a new video card.  Nothing fancy, equal to or a little better than what I have now.  I do not plan to get a 4K monitor, I do not play games on my computer.

 

Below is the specs of my system.  Can some one give advice as to what card would work with my current system?  Thanks in advance for the help!!

 

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
CPU
Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz 35 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
 
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
 
Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard 2AF7 (SOCKET 0) 35 °C
 
Graphics
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 (MSI) 31 °C
 
Additional info on graphics:
 
Monitor
Name HP w1858 on NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels
Work Resolution 1366x728 pixels
State Enabled, Primary
Monitor Width 1366
Monitor Height 768
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
 
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Model GeForce GT 720
Device ID 10DE-1286
Revision A2
Subvendor MSI (1462)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Current GPU Clock 405 MHz
Current Memory Clock 405 MHz
Current Shader Clock 405 MHz
Voltage 0.837 V
Technology 28 nm
Bus Interface PCI Express x8
Temperature 31 °C
Driver version 25.21.14.1901
BIOS Version 80.28.36.00.3a
Physical Memory 2047 MB
Virtual Memory 2048 MB
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"
 
Power Supply
300 Watts
 
Storage
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-60M2NA0 (SATA ) 29 °C
931GB Seagate BUP Slim BL SCSI Disk Device (USB (SATA) ) 30 °C
931GB Western Digital WD My Passport 259F USB Device (USB (SATA) ) 29 °C
465GB Toshiba External USB HDD USB Device (USB (SATA) ) 29 °C
 
Optical Drives
ASUS DRW-24F1ST c
hp CDDVDW TS-H653R
 
Audio
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

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Gday Scomer.

A few things to take into consideration.
Your MB, > https://support.hp.c...ument/c03885123
uATX, so we need the Model of the computer to see how much room is inside as you may not have enough room for a long GPU.
With only a 300w PSU, power for the GPU will have to come from the PCI slot.
Your monitor, > https://support.hp.c...ument/c01604002

Only has DVI and VGA, so a bit limited for GPU input.

All 3 of the below cards are a good upgrade and would support a more advanced monitor should you decide that upgrade.

https://www.newegg.c...26e00580a1c0e0e

https://www.newegg.c...1da00540a1c0e0d

https://www.newegg.c...0c7004d0a1c0e0c

 

Note.

Cards must be checked for dimension to ensure a fit in you computer case. 


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Gday Scomer.

A few things to take into consideration.
Your MB, > https://support.hp.c...ument/c03885123
uATX, so we need the Model of the computer to see how much room is inside as you may not have enough room for a long GPU.
With only a 300w PSU, power for the GPU will have to come from the PCI slot.
Your monitor, > https://support.hp.c...ument/c01604002

Only has DVI and VGA, so a bit limited for GPU input.

All 3 of the below cards are a good upgrade and would support a more advanced monitor should you decide that upgrade.

https://www.newegg.c...26e00580a1c0e0e

https://www.newegg.c...1da00540a1c0e0d

https://www.newegg.c...0c7004d0a1c0e0c

 

Note.

Cards must be checked for dimension to ensure a fit in you computer case. 

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

My computer model is:  HP ENVY 700-215xt

 

Just to be clear.  I want to upgrade my video card to be able to have a better choice of a new monitor since with my existing card (which has served me well for the last few years) has the DVI-A connection.  So a less expensive card then the ones you offered (thank you for showing me those) would be more desirable to me.  A video card that basically has the same specs as what I use now, but with a different monitor connection.

 

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to help with this!!


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Gday.

Thanks for the info.

Regardless of which GPU is installed in your PC, the limiting factor is the monitor only having VGA and DVI-d input ports.

 

"So a less expensive card then the ones you offered (thank you for showing me those) would be more desirable to me.  A video card that basically has the same specs as what I use now, but with a different monitor connection."\

Your existing installed GT 720 has, 1 VGA, 1 DVI-d and 1 HDMI, >  https://videocardz.n...e-gt-720-2gb-lp\

So an upgrade of your monitor is what you need to enable you to use the HDMI port from GT 720 video card. 

 

If you need some help choosing one, let us know your budget. 


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Gday.

Thanks for the info.

Regardless of which GPU is installed in your PC, the limiting factor is the monitor only having VGA and DVI-d input ports.

 

"So a less expensive card then the ones you offered (thank you for showing me those) would be more desirable to me.  A video card that basically has the same specs as what I use now, but with a different monitor connection."\

Your existing installed GT 720 has, 1 VGA, 1 DVI-d and 1 HDMI, >  https://videocardz.n...e-gt-720-2gb-lp\

So an upgrade of your monitor is what you need to enable you to use the HDMI port from GT 720 video card. 

 

If you need some help choosing one, let us know your budget. 

 

Thanks so much,  I just checked the back of my video card and I do have a HDMI port.  It was hidden behind some other cables.  This is all I need.  I will upgrade to a monitor that has the HDMI connection.

 

Thank you very much for all your help!!!!!!!!!


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You are very welcome.

When you choose your monitor, check that it comes with an included HDMI cable as many  only have a VGA and DVI.

Good luck. 


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