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What type of Graphics card should I get?

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What type of Graphics card should I get?

Hi there,
I have an old HP desktop computer model 500-409 (Intel i5 -4460 and 6GB RAM) and would like to add a low end graphics card on this computer for a better resolution with at least a 1440p resolution.
The mother has a free One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)..
Which GPU do you guys think will work on this desktop?
Thanks.
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very limited gaming. I have a monitor that supports 1440p but the graphics card from this computer makes the screen horrible.
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jmichou wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 1:18 am
very limited gaming. I have a monitor that supports 1440p but the graphics card from this computer makes the screen horrible.
Your integrated graphic Intel HD4600 should do 1440p, and even 4k. First step is to install/update driver for this Intel HD4600
If you are using HDMI, either your motherboard does not do 1440p or your monitor will not do anything better than 1080p with HDMI port.
Your best bet is to use DisplayPort. Pretty sure your computer and monitor both have DisplayPort.
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konsensei wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 9:04 am
Your integrated graphic Intel HD4600 should do 1440p, and even 4k. First step is to install/update driver for this Intel HD4600
If you are using HDMI, either your motherboard does not do 1440p or your monitor will not do anything better than 1080p with HDMI port.
Your best bet is to use DisplayPort. Pretty sure your computer and monitor both have DisplayPort.
According to the HP website, his motherboard only seems to have a VGA and a DVI-D port, no HDMI.

https://support.hp.com/ca-en/product/hp ... /c03885123

That said, DVI-D should support 1440p, if you use a proper DVI-D cable.
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Ah, if you only have DVI, you need to get proper DVI-D dual link cable. Anything other than this will not work
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An Nvidia 1050 or 1050ti should do the trick.
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chackhou wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 10:26 am
An Nvidia 1050 or 1050ti should do the trick.
That is way overkill, all OP wants is 1440P.

As konsensei is trying to suggest, it may actually just be a cable issue. The Intel 4600 should be able to do it no problem, assuming the motherboard connectors support dual link (it seems to have the pins from HP's picture)
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tkyoshi wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 10:34 am
That is way overkill, all OP wants is 1440P.

As konsensei is trying to suggest, it may actually just be a cable issue. The Intel 4600 should be able to do it no problem, assuming the motherboard connectors support dual link (it seems to have the pins from HP's picture)
If all OP wants is 1440p for basic tasks, then yes the integrated graphics will suffice.

He's looking for a "low end" GPU, and there's no way he's gonna do any gaming at native res though with the 4600.

A GT 1030 would be a good alternative.
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chackhou wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 10:44 am
If all OP wants is 1440p for basic tasks, then yes the integrated graphics will suffice.

He's looking for a "low end" GPU, and there's no way he's gonna do any gaming at native res though with the 4600.

A GT 1030 would be a good alternative.
Well i think most of use are probably interpreting "very little" as basically non-gaming. 1050 is mid-range and yeah 1030 would prob be a better fit if there were some games involved.
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Thank you very much for all your input.. Really appreciate it.

I believe I am using the wrong cable as it a single link. Will get a dual link and see if it will work..

The other problem is my monitor doesn't have DVI connector.. currently using a DVI to HDMI adapter which could limit the resolution to 1080p only.
GT1300 GPU will be a good alternative.
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jmichou wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 12:06 pm
Thank you very much for all your input.. Really appreciate it.

I believe I am using the wrong cable as it a single link. Will get a dual link and see if it will work..

The other problem is my monitor doesn't have DVI connector.. currently using a DVI to HDMI adapter which could limit the resolution to 1080p only.
GT1300 GPU will be a good alternative.
I would just get a video card. You could even look for a used one. I wouldn't bother with adapters and 'certain' cables. Just make sure the video card has HDMI and most modern cards do. Some even have an additional port, sometimes DisplayPort.

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