Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
dimaris727

Should I get this GPU for My PC

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) Original PosterOP

I have a HP Compaq 6005 Pro SFF and i've been told to get a聽GeForce GT 1030 2GB Low Profile. Is it a good idea and will it work cause I can't stand the integrated HD 4200 it has. Im probably getting this, I just want to know that it will work with the motherboard. Thanks 馃憤

Update: So I found a guy that tested some games on the Phenom II X4 B95 and had the GT 1030. And it worked just fine. Now I can't confidentiality say that this will work 100% but I have high hopes. Guess I'll have to wait and see

Edited by dimaris727
Link to post
Share on other sites

if your mobo has pcie slots, i聽 wouldnt get it. what is your average workload?


PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q聽

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly聽

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

Link to post
Share on other sites

It should work.聽

Wait, Intel HD 4200 or Radeon HD 4200? The latter motherboard probably can't support 1030.聽


| Intel i7-3770@4.2Ghz聽|聽Asus Z77-V | Zotac 980 Ti Amp! Omega聽| DDR3 1800mhz聽4GB x4聽|聽300GB Intel DC S3500 SSD | 512GB Plextor M5聽Pro | 2x 1TB WD Blue聽HDD |
聽|聽Enermax NAXN82+ 650W 80Plus Bronze | Fiio E07K | Grado SR80i |聽Cooler Master XB HAF EVO聽| Logitech G27 | Logitech G600 | CM Storm Quickfire TK | DualShock 4聽|

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Light-Yagami said:

My friend - you need a new PC.聽AMD Athlon II X2 won't be able to drive even the weakest GPUs of modern era.聽

I don't have an athlon. I have an Phenom X4 II B95

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, eeeee1 said:

if your mobo has pcie slots, i聽 wouldnt get it. what is your average workload?

Usually I play some light gaming like TF2 and MC. Don't really edit and code either

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, dimaris727 said:

I don't have an athlon. I have an Phenom X4 II B95

For comparison - it's about 10% the speed of an R7 3700x. The story is the same. It's an old, slow CPU. Don't put a GPU next to it that it won't be able to leverage.聽

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it should work fine. That's quite an old system though, so you may want to look into an upgrade.聽


Main System: Phobos

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (8C/16T), ASRock B450 Steel Legend, 16GB G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000MHz, AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB (XFX), 960GB Crucial M500, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations/macOS Catalina

Secondary System: York

Intel Core i7-2600 (4C/8T), ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3, 16GB GEIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 1600MHz, Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB, 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU650, Windows 10 Pro

General Use Mac: Mid 2011 27" Apple iMac

Intel Core i5-2400 (4C/4T), 16GB Various DDR3 1067MHz, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1GB, 500GB Crucial MX500, 1TB Seagate BarraCuda, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6/Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, dimaris727 said:

I don't have an athlon. I have an Phenom X4 II B95

It may or may not work. gt 1030's CAN work on non uefi motherboards but there is a big chance it will not.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Light-Yagami said:

For comparison - it's about 10% the speed of an R7 3700x. The story is the same. It's an old, slow CPU. Don't put a GPU next to it that it won't be able to leverage.聽

A phenom II x4 b95 was fine to drive a hd 5850 and that card is about the performance of a 1030.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted Original PosterOP

So is this a good idea? Cause a lot of people have told me that it should work just fine, even with a CPU like that. I am on a small dilemma here

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, dimaris727 said:

So is this a good idea? Cause a lot of people have told me that it should work just fine, even with a CPU like that. I am on a small dilemma here

make sure the store has a return policy in case it does not work.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted Original PosterOP
Just now, jaslion said:

make sure the store has a return policy in case it does not work.

Ok I will check. Thanks a lot for the help

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a gt 430 on that system and it works ... I'm not using it for gaming tho, only as a media pc.聽 That machine is still a great one for media and office work.聽 I was tempted to get a gt 1030 too for some light gaming ... keep us posted and tell us if it works.


I7 4770 non K

Sapphire nitro+ RX 590 SE

16 gig of G.Skill DDR3 at 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24

Asus Z97-A USB 3.0

Corsair HX 850 gold semi-modular PSU

Noctua NH-U12S with a second noctua NF-F12 fan
Antec 302 with stock antec 120mm and 140 mm as exhaust

1x Noctua NF-A12x15 as side exhaust

2x Noctua NF-S12A as intake

TeamGroup L5 3D Lite 1 Tb SSD

Toshiba DT01ADA200 2 Tb 7200 rpm 64mb cache

Logitech G305

GMMK tkl barebones with kailh speed copper and blank pbt dsa profile keycap.聽

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted Original PosterOP
23 minutes ago, Dr0y said:

I have a gt 430 on that system and it works ... I'm not using it for gaming tho, only as a media pc.聽 That machine is still a great one for media and office work.聽 I was tempted to get a gt 1030 too for some light gaming ... keep us posted and tell us if it works.

I will but im ordering it online. Will tell you if it works馃榾

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now