Recommendation for Video Card for my office computer--Non-gaming

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  1. Posts : 22
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    Recommendation for Video Card for my office computer--Non-gaming


    Hi all--

    My office is using me as a guinea pig for Windows 10. I am using an Acer ET322Qu monitor, which supports resolution up to 2560x1440. Right now, my computer maxes out at 1920x1080, which means that text looks wretched. My HP box only has the intel integrated graphics, unfortunately.

    My IT guy has authorized me to buy a graphics card to put into my HP computer, so I can sharpen up my graphics. Can you folks recommend a graphics card, preferably inexpensive, that will let me use my monitor's abilities? I use Word, Chrome, Outlook mostly. I <don't> need any gaming abilities. The monitor has VGS/Displayport/HDMI inputs.

    Thanks in advance for any reccos!!

    Peter
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  2. Posts : 16,098
    Windows 11 Pro X64
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    What Model is the HP box?
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  3. Posts : 22
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    Thread Starter
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    Dude said:
    What Model is the HP box?
    It is an HP Compaq 8200 Elite Small Form Factor. No. A7K56ut#ABA. I'm told I need a PCI express card.

    Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 16,098
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    This should work for you. Dont take the gaming in the name seriously, it will do what you need

    https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT-710-2G...gateway&sr=8-2
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  5. Posts : 22
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    Dude, many thanks. Looks perfect!
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  6. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    Please be aware of the output interfaces on the graphics card.

    The Acer ET322Qu has VGA, DisplayPort, and HDMI interfaces. The MSI card in the link has no DisplayPort output. It has VGA, HDMI, and DVI.

    According to nVidia, the GT710 can't do 2560 X 1440 in VGA: GeForce GT 710 | Specifications | GeForce

    You may be OK using the HDMI interface. You may have to buy a cable. They aren't expensive online. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-115...gateway&sr=8-1

    As far as I know, there are no adapters from DVI to DisplayPort, although there are many from DP to DVI. The DVI ouput on the card may be of no use with the Acer monitor.
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  7. Posts : 16,098
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    bobkn said:
    Please be aware of the output interfaces on the graphics card.

    The Acer ET322Qu has VGA, DisplayPort, and HDMI interfaces. The MSI card in the link has no DisplayPort output. It has VGA, HDMI, and DVI.

    According to nVidia, the GT710 can't do 2560 X 1440 in VGA: GeForce GT 710 | Specifications | GeForce

    You may be OK using the HDMI interface. You may have to buy a cable. They aren't expensive online. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-115...gateway&sr=8-1

    As far as I know, there are no adapters from DVI to DisplayPort, although there are many from DP to DVI. The DVI ouput on the card may be of no use with the Acer monitor.
    There are indeed DVI to Display port adapters. Im using one for my Dell monitor.
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  8. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Right, I will be using an HDMI connector. Will that give me a satisfactory refresh rate?
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  9. Posts : 16,098
    Windows 11 Pro X64
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    Yes it will
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  10. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Awesome!!
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