Windows 10: Suggestions

  1.    25 Dec 2017 #1


    I picked up an HP Compaq dc7800 small form factor desktop recently. It was refurbished, came with Windows 10 and was under $100.00! I wiped the hard drive and installed Windows 10 Fall Creators update fresh. I have it all running great, never thought and older machine could ever run Windows 10 this well!

    The onboard Intel graphics is the only thing I am not crazy about. I tweaked Windows to where under most circumstances the graphics look good but it stumbles pretty bad when it comes to HD video...

    What would be the best inexpensive graphics card for this application? Here are the specs.

    Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.33 GHz
    Seagate 1 TB SATA Hard Drive
    4 GB DDR 2
    Intel Q35 Express Graphics
    Onboard NIC and Sound

    The computer is just for basic use, more or less a backup machine.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 613
    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       25 Dec 2017 #2

    Put a GT 1030 in there and call it a day. No need for an SSD because as you said that is more or less a backup machine.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    25 Dec 2017 #3

    Thanks RoasterMen! I just looked up the specs and a read a review and that looks like a great option!
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    26 Dec 2017 #4

    Just an update. I junked a Dell computer but salvaged an AMD Radeon R200 out of it. I dug threw some junk and found a half height bracket for it. I installed it in the HP desktop and it sure is better than the Intel Q35 onboard graphics! Windows update provided the drivers and I used a DVI cable so now my monitors speakers are working.

    For now, I am happy I did not have to spend any money on it! I will probably buy the NVidea GT 10330 once I go back to being on overtime at work.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Related Threads
I'm looking forward to buy a new headset primarily for gaming purposes. I've seen a few videos promoting certain headsets that fit my requirements, but I want to know if there are better options. These are the requirements that I like to have: ...
New Gpu Suggestions in Graphic Cards
Hi All, Been some time since ive posted and made the jump from sevenforums! Hope everyone is well! Got a new rig after a long time of getting round to it. So here it is as follows Case: NZXT Source 340 Mid Tower Case - Black Hard Drive:...
Solved Antivirus - suggestions? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Hello. I want to disable Windows Defender as I have feeling it's eating a lot of my memory from using a lot of resources, or whatever, so I need to download some light free AV... do you have any recommendations? Maybe Bitdefender? Anyone using that...
Solved No sound: Suggestions? in Drivers and Hardware
I was looking at a video on youtube, didn't do anything, all of a sudden the sound goes out. I make sure nothing on youtube is muted and it wasn't. So I right click my "SPEAKERS" icon (I'm wearing headphones) I click SOUND, then I click the SOUND...
Speaker Suggestions ? in Drivers and Hardware
Hello, Want to purchase a pair of "small" desktop speakers for my desktop pc. One to go on each side of monitor. Don't want a woofer. But, am hard of hearing, so would need something with a decent amount of volume. This is an important...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32.
Find Us