View Full Version : Need recommendation for Video Card
03-04-2009, 04:46 PM
I have an HP Pavillion a350n. I just bought a new Acer 24" monitor that will do 1920 x 1080. It has a VGA, DVI-D and HDMI connection.
I need a video card that will allow me to use the HDMI connection on the new monitor and the VGA connection on my old monitor.
No complicated gaming - mostly spreadsheets and movies.
03-04-2009, 10:07 PM
well from what i'm reading
your HP uses a AGP slot for the video card
that limits your choices rather quickly
i also don't know the amount of power your power supply puts out
i couldn't find that
until i know how much it can provide i can't make any recommendations
without concern that the power supply will be able to handle it
You have a couple of choices:
The hd3450 is a basic hdmi capable card which has an AGP version. $50:
The hd3650 is a fair AGP card with hdmi support. $78:
It sounds like for your purposes the 3450 should do just fine, and without knowing about your PSU I would probably choose it for an HP system.
03-05-2009, 12:17 PM
i found out that your PSU is 250 watt's
if you're not going to be gaming
then go with the 3650 you should be fine
it'll have a bit more power for that resolution and doing work
03-05-2009, 04:12 PM
The HD 3650 might not work with a 250W PSU ... it's basically the bare minimum your system requires to run as it is . Well , it MIGHT run but I'm not sure .
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