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Thunderbolt 3 pcie card for H.P. PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blevins, Jul 7, 2019.

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  1. Blevins

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    I have a H.P. low profile desktop serial # mxl521ll4. It has windows 10 Intel i74790 @3.60ghz 16GB of ram 64bit operating system and 256ssd. I saw H.P. makes a Thunderbolt 3 pcie card model# 3UU05AA. That will add 2 tb 3 ports to your pc.I have 2 pcie slots available and a 16 lane also. I want to add Thunderbolt 3 ports to my computer because of their speed and next to zero audio latency. I need this for recording music and running virtual instruments. Will this card work and if not is it possible to add thunderbolt 3 technology to my computer. Trying to find the best and cheapest route to go. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    If you have the required slots available, it should work. The only problem I see is the low profile case. Ensure whatever you select fits low profile cases. Sometimes it will be a different card model, other times they supply a second backing plate and you simply swap the normal plate for the low profile plate.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Oddba11. I've heard different things about it. Watched a video about it. The guy said your motherboard has to be compatible. The card he was installing had a pin connector cord on it and he said you have to have a certain plug on your board to connect it to. But the H.P. card I saw didn't have one. Also heard you have to download different drivers. Everyone I've seen try to do this has had problems. So that's why I've been questioning it. Hate to drop $300 on it and it not work. But..If they make it I'm sure it does work. Just want to no the right way of doing it for sure..last thing I need to do is fry something. lol
     
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