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  1. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 5887 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 460 GB (419 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free); X: 459 GB (363 GB Free);
    Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
    Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled

    That's a fresh 'factory' install.

    I'm looking to do some amateur screen capture and video editing.
    The current card is the original OEM and my results show some aberrations. In fast motion scenes there is some minor horizontal shearing.
    Currently using OBS Studio for capture.
    Dropping the frame rates helped a bit, but below 30 fps quality wasn't what I wanted.

    This is obviously old equipment, but my projects are hobby/amateur and there's no reason to put a card in it worth more than the computer.
    Also, I'm not a gamer.

    Recommendations?
     
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    cpu.JPG gpu.JPG

    The above images show the performance ratings for the processor and graphics card in your computer.

    If its motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot, you may be able to add a better-performing low-power graphics card to it.

    What's the brand name and model name and model number and serial number of your computer?
    (Note: I'm guessing it's a HP/Compaq brand)

    What's the brand name and model number and wattage of its power supply unit?
    (Note: I'm guessing it's a Bestec or some other generic brand with 300 watts or less)

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  3. Johnny b

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    It is a HP computer.

    I don't have the computer at my finger tips at the moment, but I'll post those specs in several hours.

    If I remember correctly SIW could give me the specs on that psu with out opening the case?
    Edit: Nope. Had to take the side panel off, after all.
     
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    If it's a HP desktop, submit the model number and serial number when you're able to.
    That should be enough information to allow me to positively identify it and to locate its support site.
    I'm getting ready to shut down for the night, so I'll check back here in the morning.

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    I got industrious :)

    Bestec 250 watt psu

    HP
    Serial # MUX127088T

    Product # QN59AA#ABA

    Model p7-1026
     
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    You have a HP Pavilion p7-1026 Desktop PC which came with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit.
    It also came with these hardware specs:
    Foxconn N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX motherboard
    AMD Phenom II x4 840T 2.90 GHz quad core processor
    6 GB of DDR3-1333 RAM
    1 TB(931 GB actual capacity) SATA hard drive
    DVD+/-RW SATA disc drive
    ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics
    Realtek ALC888S high definition audio
    Realtek RTL8105E 10/100 Mbps ethernet
    250W power supply

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    The only low-power fanless graphics cards that I've used with good success in desktops with a 300W or less power supply are:
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 (1 GB or 2 GB of dedicated video memory)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 (1 GB or 2 GB of dedicated video memory)

    Others here may give you additional recommendations from their own personal experiences.

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  7. Johnny b

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    Thanks, Frank :)
     
  8. flavallee

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    You're welcome, and good luck. (y)

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    Your HP desktop's motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot.
    That GeForce GT 710 single-fan graphics card should work okay in it.

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    Thanks :)
     
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