Question about HP Pavilion p6-2330 Desktop PC
1) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve yourself of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer.
Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface of the metal frame, of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.
IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.
2) How to open the computer case:
Scroll down to the bold subheading -
Service and maintenance information
Click on - Upgrading and Servicing Guide / 27Sep2011 / PDF /2.23
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name above, it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
Use the Down Arrow at top, and go to Page 14 - Add-in card
This is a look at the motherboard,
Scroll down a little to the photo of the motherboard.
That's how it looks in your computer case, with no hardware components attached, nor cables.
The long Blue, and long Black slots; are the Ram Memory slots.
To their left bottom corner is the long black PCI Express x16 slot.
Where the graphics card goes in.
On it will be a Lock. It is on the Right side.
Looks as though you push down to unlock, but it isn't. You GENTLY pull up a little, to unlock.
Computer turned on, Windows loaded, put the Installation CD disk that comes with the graphics card; into your optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
Load all software.
That will be Drivers AND the Catalyst Control Panel.
If there is an option to install one, or the other -> NO.
Use the option to install BOTH.
[Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device
The device is the graphics card. It has it's OWN specific drivers on that disk. Windows does NOT have them.
What version of Windows operating system wasn't stated ]
Good. If you are asked to restart your computer -> NO.
Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Now turn your computer off.
Unplug from power, remove all cables, open the computer case, and follow Anti-Static Precautions.
(IF you are not SURE where all the cables go, now is the time to makes notes, and a drawing; BEFORE you remove them)
Physically install the graphics card.
Keep the graphics card horizontal to the PCI Express x16 slot.
Line the gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card, with the slot.
Gently pull up on the Lock, as you push the graphics card straight down into the slot. (PCI Express x16 slot)
At the same time you have to align the metal mounting bracket, on the graphics card; with the outer metal frame of the computer case.
The metal mounting bracket has a Tang on the bottom. This slides in-between the motherboard, and metal frame of the computer case.
The top of the metal bracket usually has a half-moon cutout, and/or a small hole.
The hole aligns on a small dowel pin, in the metal framework of the computer case; IF there is a dowel.
The cutout does the same.
(Usually one, or the other is used )
Metal bracket MUST be flush, and in place; before it can be locked in place.
The locking mechanism is a small rectangular metal plate, according to the Upgrade guide.
Has a Philips head screw which holds it in place.
Screw removed it is slid off.
Graphics card installed the metal plate is slid back into position, and screw remounted.
(Yes. Sometimes it's a 'juggling act'. You may have to keep the metal brackets of the other add-in cards in place, AND the graphics card metal bracket; while sliding that locking plate back into place )
Connect the monitor to the graphics card.
Reinstall all cables. Plug back into power. WAIT 30 seconds, turn the computer on.
Some monitors require using their drivers. If so the monitor will come with an Installation CD disk.
Even if you do not have the disk, and the monitor requires drivers; you can download AND install from the monitor manufacturer support website.
Screen messed up?
Maybe because your monitor needs those drivers.
You cannot run the native resolution for the monitor, without the drivers.
(NOT stating your monitor requires specific drivers. Stating it MAY require them.
If adjusting Screen resolution in Display Properties does no good, the monitor does)
For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
obtain the driver from cd/dvd that was included as you purchased your desktop and try to check if the driver supports with the operating system you are using now. for example the driver available in your cd/dvd is only for windows xp and your operating system you are using now is windows vista of course driver not installed. try to download from internet the driver that are suite to your unit model and current operating system this can fixed your problem or else downgrade your os tha can support the driver that are available from your cd/dvd.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
The Pavillion systems normally have just enough power to support the comonents that came with it if you are putting a bigger graphics card in it could lack power on other componets thus causing the issue to solve your issue you will need more power check on what is recommended for the graphics card you are inserting I would say 400w should be ok depending on how power hungry the graphics card is
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
Please visit the link given below and follow the steps to resolve the issue.
Posted on May 29, 2010
Hi, yes you can but you have to follow the instruction on the HP website on how to do that. Visit the link below to learn how to do that..
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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