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    Can't download or install Windows 10

    My graphics card (NVidia GeForce 6150SE n force 430) isn't compatible with Windows 10 I can't download Windows 10. Please point me toward some suitable graphic cards for my HP p6100z. Will Nvdia GeForce GT 73 be adequate for my needs? Are there others? I don't do any gaming but I do a lot of work using Office 2007 and use IE11 to survey the daily newspapers. Occasionally I might watch a movie on Netflix. HP no longer provides support for my machine.

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    See Which NVIDIA GPUs are supported in Windows 10? for a list of Nvidia cards which are Win10 compatible.

    Joe

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    You may be stuck on your previous OS. Luckily, that's not a problem - if it is you may be forced to buy yourself a present.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thank you for your reply. I don't know what these terms mean: GPUs based on Maxwell, Kepler, Fermi, and Tesla architectures. How do I find out which of those apply to my computer?

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    It doesn't really matter what the GPU is, it's whether it runs in W10.

    You could make an image backup, the use the Media Creation Tool to create and install W10. If W10 works great, if not restore your image.

    cheers, Paul

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    HP no longer provides support for my machine
    Then you'll need a card that supports W10, as HP will not offer a driver.

    *Know your motherboard specs; type of PCIe, height, length, etc.
    *Narrow your search to W10 capable cards, then specific to your budget, case configuration, and accepted PCIe slot.
    *Make certain your monitor contacts can utilize the card too.

    I like to use Newegg to look at GPU cards as their website offers the best spec comparisons that are convenient and easily readable.

    Always make an image backup before doing anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post

    I like to use Newegg to look at GPU cards as their website offers the best spec comparisons that are convenient and easily readable..
    And the reviews can help weed out some boards with problems. Just remember there will ALWAYS be some negative comments.

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    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

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    A GeForce GT 730 GDDR5 would be the card to aim for, modern, capable, efficient (~25W). Anything with a higher power draw might prove too much, esp. if your PC has one of the better CPU options fitted, as it'll be powered by a 6yo 300W PSU ...

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