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hp compaq 6005 pro small form factor what graphics card should i buy for it?

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 B22 Processor 2.80 GHz (2 CPUs)
ATI Radeon HD 4200.
Installed memory (RAM) 4 GB
System type 64 bit
power supply 240 w

so i wanna ask u if a gtx 750 ti low profile can fit and work on it or if u know some graphics card who can fit and work decently.
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  1. maybe at best a gt 710 low pro low powered card

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Which-graphics-card-for-my-6005-pro-sff/td-p/5018739


    best to look over hp forums on your model and gpu upgrades and see what works and what will not and I would be pretty sure any card over like a NVidia 700 series will not .

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Replace-ATI-Radeon-HD-4200-Video-Card-to-Upgrade-Graphics/m-p/5760643/highlight/true#M134721

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/hp-6005-pro-sff-video-card-upgrade/m-p/5510856/highlight/true#M126098


    some models of store bought computers [dell.hp,acer,ect..] may come with a ''locked or fixed'' / legacy or uefi bios and may not allow you to change certain hardware as a video card.. this is done to protect them from undue warranty claims and refunds .this is not done to hurt you but to protect them. you really need to see if that upgrade has been proven to work in your model first before you invest money in it .. there are a lot of these threads here at toms to look at some models will allow upgrades and some dont.. and a lot of guys here say ya ya ya when is really no no no...it would be sad you spent $200 on a card that won't post after you installed it as most find out. then get told its your psu and you spend more and end up right back where you are now, but its up to you good luck..


    you got to know the boards in these computers are not like the ones we use to do custom builds witch are open to upgrading with in the boards compatibly . the bios is custom made for there design and just for the parts they authorize to be used on there computers there only guaranteed to work as is out of the box as you bought it ,..


    also these boards do not have to meet atx standards and there pci-e slot power may not do the required 75w needed for most higher end cards and can be limited to say 45 or 60w that is all thats needed with the low end factory oem cards that it may of shipped with
    [example]
    http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/3514/1030.DESKTOP.jpg

    in the end any upgrade you do is all your own risk . the prebuilt manufactures only guarantees there computers work as sold to you as is out of the box from there factory with what they put on it , not a drop more

    there in business to sell you whole ready to go computers , and dont worry about you upgrading them or giving you support to do so . thats not how they make there money they prefer you run to wal-mart and buy there ''better'' latest models
    Reply to junkeymonkey
  2. junkeymonkey said:
    maybe at best a gt 710 low pro low powered card

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Which-graphics-card-for-my-6005-pro-sff/td-p/5018739


    best to look over hp forums on your model and gpu upgrades and see what works and what will not and I would be pretty sure any card over like a NVidia 700 series will not .

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Replace-ATI-Radeon-HD-4200-Video-Card-to-Upgrade-Graphics/m-p/5760643/highlight/true#M134721

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/hp-6005-pro-sff-video-card-upgrade/m-p/5510856/highlight/true#M126098


    some models of store bought computers [dell.hp,acer,ect..] may come with a ''locked or fixed'' / legacy or uefi bios and may not allow you to change certain hardware as a video card.. this is done to protect them from undue warranty claims and refunds .this is not done to hurt you but to protect them. you really need to see if that upgrade has been proven to work in your model first before you invest money in it .. there are a lot of these threads here at toms to look at some models will allow upgrades and some dont.. and a lot of guys here say ya ya ya when is really no no no...it would be sad you spent $200 on a card that won't post after you installed it as most find out. then get told its your psu and you spend more and end up right back where you are now, but its up to you good luck..


    you got to know the boards in these computers are not like the ones we use to do custom builds witch are open to upgrading with in the boards compatibly . the bios is custom made for there design and just for the parts they authorize to be used on there computers there only guaranteed to work as is out of the box as you bought it ,..


    also these boards do not have to meet atx standards and there pci-e slot power may not do the required 75w needed for most higher end cards and can be limited to say 45 or 60w that is all thats needed with the low end factory oem cards that it may of shipped with
    [example]
    http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/3514/1030.DESKTOP.jpg

    in the end any upgrade you do is all your own risk . the prebuilt manufactures only guarantees there computers work as sold to you as is out of the box from there factory with what they put on it , not a drop more

    there in business to sell you whole ready to go computers , and dont worry about you upgrading them or giving you support to do so . thats not how they make there money they prefer you run to wal-mart and buy there ''better'' latest models
    Reply to Idriceanu
  3. i can upload some pic. with my motherboard if u wanna see it, and really can not a gtx 750ti low prof. on it?
    Reply to Idriceanu
  4. in the end any upgrade you do is all your own risk . the prebuilt manufactures only guarantees there computers work as sold to you as is out of the box from there factory with what they put on it , not a drop more
    Reply to junkeymonkey
  5. Best answer
    There is no worthwhile videocard I'd recommend you use with a 240W power supply. But because of the small form factor, you might not be able to upgrade that power supply since it might not be standard sized. That computer also has a slow, non gaming dual core, the Athlon II X2. So even if you were to buy a new videocard and power supply and it all fit and worked, you'd find that many modern games simply won't run well.

    My suggestion is to move on from this computer if you have needs that it won't meet as it is now.
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