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Buying a HP Pavilion desktop computer and replacing the video card

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bgallagher wrote:
Feb 19th, 2013 11:23 am
Also found this (looks promising!! :cheesygri :cheesygri )
Your motherboard chipset is not Z77 but H61, which doesn't include any USB3 ports.
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xalex0 wrote:
Feb 19th, 2013 11:43 am
Your motherboard chipset is not Z77 but H61, which doesn't include any USB3 ports.
I know, I was leaning toward the second part, the USB 3.0 third party controller.
Some of the USB ports on that motherboard are connected to the Intel Z77 chipset while the rest are connected to the VIA VL800 USB 3.0 controller.
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This is why it can be hardish to find drivers on those oem boards. Nowhere in the documentation the usb 3 controller is mention.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... peId=12454

now try this http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/searc ... driver&ql=

Need to do your research ....

If this work, reformat install the Os and all the good drivers, install your common programs and make a image.
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bgallagher wrote:
Feb 12th, 2013 4:18 pm
The motherboard on this HP Pavilion is absolute crap.
Joshua-H61-uATX (Joshua)
[IMG]http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/suppo ... 288861.jpg[/IMG]

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... =c03135925

Not standard ATX size
That's MicroATX. Same form factor as the Maximus Gene V and G1.Sniper M3. Pretty standard to me. Not that BTX bullcrap.
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well although i have a z77 board i have both intel and via drivers for the usb so you might look into via for the drivers. other drivers may be from marvel(sp). it is too bad you dont have a friend with a win 8 disk you could borrow and use to install. You may search windows website for a downloadable window 8 iso but i am not sure if they still have it up since the 39.99 deal is over. Worth looking for though.
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in case you didn't know it is about a 2 gig download so not that big if that is one reason your hesitant to download one.
Poor Grammar and being long winded don't fit well together, Oh well.
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Keas wrote:
Feb 19th, 2013 2:52 pm
well although i have a z77 board i have both intel and via drivers for the usb so you might look into via for the drivers. other drivers may be from marvel(sp). it is too bad you dont have a friend with a win 8 disk you could borrow and use to install. You may search windows website for a downloadable window 8 iso but i am not sure if they still have it up since the 39.99 deal is over. Worth looking for though.
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in case you didn't know it is about a 2 gig download so not that big if that is one reason your hesitant to download one.
I never want to go back (or forth :razz :) to Windows8, too fancy, too troublesome to always have to switch between windows to perform a simple task like starting an application, no easy quick way like the Start menu in Win7 to launch a program.
Really, Windows8 was designed for touchscreen devices.
As of now, everything (except the front usb ports) works on my Win7 hp system with a barely okay 5-year old graphics card. It would be nice to have front usb ports for ease of access, I don't really care if it's usb 3.0 or not.
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Feb 19th, 2013 4:10 pm
I never want to go back (or forth :razz :) to Windows8, too fancy, too troublesome to always have to switch between windows to perform a simple task like starting an application, no easy quick way like the Start menu in Win7 to launch a program.
Really, Windows8 was designed for touchscreen devices.
As of now, everything (except the front usb ports) works on my Win7 hp system with a barely okay 5-year old graphics card. It would be nice to have front usb ports for ease of access, I don't really care if it's usb 3.0 or not.
download classicshell or any other free program that people here have recommended in other threads and you wont have to switch from metro ui to start menu and you can have a start button that will work like win98 to win7 depending on which you prefer when you start up. Anything you can do on win 7 you can do on win 8 from what i can tell.

Honestly though your being way to stubborn with keeping that piece of crap that doesn't even have USB drivers to download or even says what company makes the drivers of your USB. trust me i have been looking and cant find a thing for win 7. If i payed as much as you did and cant run win 7 without everything working it would be returned as fast as i could get it back inside the box. that is what being able to return an item is for.

Will you please start taking our advice?
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Pretty sure this is solve now :
found a HP with same mobo :
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... Id=5187022

Download software and drivers:
chose: HP Pavilion p7-1206
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... Id=5187022

Windows 7 64:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... Id=5187022

2 drivers their:
Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... p-108665-1
and
Texas Instruments USB 3.0 XHCI Host Controller
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... p-108667-1
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As a poster mentioned, it's really appreciated all the help from nice rfd members. Many thanks, guys. I'm pretty sure it's Texas Instruments the make of the USB3.0 chip controller on the board as I've already tried Renesas/NEC. Just to be sure, I have a back-up plan to make sure I have working usb ports at the front while staying on Win7 (they should really specify if Windows8 isn't the OS, go download this USB host controller driver manually) :

[IMG]http://www.tornell.com/wp-content/uploa ... B-Hub.jpeg[/IMG]

In case there isn't enough ports: :arrowd:
[IMG]http://media.techeblog.com/images/usb_hub_2.jpg[/IMG]
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bgallagher wrote:
Feb 19th, 2013 6:58 pm
As a poster mentioned, it's really appreciated all the help from nice rfd members. Many thanks, guys. I'm pretty sure it's Texas Instruments the made of the USB3.0 chip controller on the board as I've already tried Renesas/NEC. Just to be sure, I have a back-up plan to make sure I have working usb ports at the front while staying on Win7 (they should really specify if Windows8 isn't the OS, go download this USB host controller driver manually) :

[IMG]http://www.tornell.com/wp-content/uploa ... B-Hub.jpeg[/IMG]

In case there isn't enough ports: :arrowd:
[IMG]http://media.techeblog.com/images/usb_hub_2.jpg[/IMG]
i really hope your joking....
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bgallagher wrote:
Feb 19th, 2013 6:58 pm
I'm pretty sure it's Texas Instruments the made of the USB3.0 chip controller on the board
Did it work?
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xalex0 wrote:
Feb 19th, 2013 9:35 pm
Did it work?
[IMG]http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyoq8 ... o1_250.gif[/IMG]

The USB3.0 front ports now work in Windows7, thanks to you guys!!!!
So now, everything works (pc boots fine, gpu works, second HDD accessible, front USB ports functional).
For the USB ports previously not working, I should just have opened the computer case and look at the make of the controller chip next to the USB3.0 blue connector on the board, as one poster suggested.
Awesome!!! That's a fine piece of crap that is now fully functional after switching the OS.
What a waste of money and time.
I wish I can opt out from their software bundle (the Win8 OS mainly) as I paid for them (included in the price) but am not using them(all vanished from the hard drive).
Now the videos on youtube are all choppy, I thought it's only on Acer netbooks with 1GB RAM that have this issue.
I suspect the latest version of flash player (11.6.602.168) is faulty.
I will try to downgrade to an older version.
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bgallagher wrote:
Feb 20th, 2013 5:38 am
I should just have opened the computer case and look at the make of the controller chip next to the USB3.0 blue connector on the board
What was it?
bgallagher wrote:
Feb 20th, 2013 5:38 am
Now the videos on youtube are all choppy, I thought it's only on Acer netbooks with 1GB RAM that have this issue.
I suspect the latest version of flash player (11.6.602.168) is faulty.
I will try to downgrade to an older version.
Try HTML5.
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hopefully in the future when you decide to upgrade your video card it will fit since it may be longer than your 9800 but i am glad you got it working. i still don't think you made the right call on this but it always comes down to your choice since it is your money so i really hope you enjoy it and have no further issues. remember to save the win 8 key for future use -if nothing else to upgrade it to win 9 or whatever.

as for software suite you said you purchased - which one is it? you maybe able to download and use if you have the product keys for them.
Poor Grammar and being long winded don't fit well together, Oh well.
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Keas wrote:
Feb 20th, 2013 2:42 pm
remember to save the win 8 key for future use -if nothing else to upgrade it to win 9 or whatever.
Thanks for letting me know about this, I completely forgot about it, where is that key located at?
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as for software suite you said you purchased - which one is it? you maybe able to download and use if you have the product keys for them.
The software I'm talking about is the software bundle included with the purchase of the hp system, stored on the hard drive that I wiped out clean. I believe it comes at a cost (I really doubt it is free), but besides the Win8 OS, they are not worth much I think. :arrowd:

[IMG]http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8876/softbundle.jpg[/IMG]

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