Graphics card upgrade: HP Pavilion 500-467C


Hello! Looking to upgrade my graphics card to enable better performance using Indesign and Photoshop (both of which seem to tax current graphics card -- info below). Budget $200-300.

Current system info:

     Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 19042) (19041.vb_release.191206-1406)

           BIOS: 80.04 (type: UEFI)

        Processor: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics   (4 CPUs), ~2.0GHz

          Memory: 16384MB RAM

   Available OS Memory: 16062MB RAM

        Page File: 12839MB used, 31894MB available

       Windows Dir: C:\Windows

     DirectX Version: DirectX 12

   DX Setup Parameters: Not found

     User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

     DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

         Miracast: Available, with HDCP

Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported

 DirectX Database Version: 1.0.8

      DxDiag Version: 10.00.19041.0928 64bit Unicode


  • magarity
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    First you need to open the case and read the sticker on the power supply to see how strong it is. For any graphics card there will be a recommended minimum power supply. Also look for if the power supply has any 8 pin power cables that are not being used. Then you can start looking for graphics cards that (1) do not require more power than you have and (2) will be able to be plugged in.

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