I have a 5-year old HP p6616f with quad-core AMD, upgraded to 16GB memory (for Chrome browser!). All USB ports are 2.0. I’m now running dual monitors off VGA and DVI ports.
I am also now (as I write this) using a new Sceptre 42" 4K-UHD TV (model U43) from the W-store hooked up to my newer ASUS UX305FA-USM1 laptop via HDMI port.
What I’m wondering is how I might adapt my older desktop PC to be able to use (inexpensively!) the Sceptre TV. After being discouraged over the expense and confusion of which graphics card would be necessary, I ran across your UGA-4KHDMI USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter and figured this would likely be the best answer for my productivity (or non-gaming) needs. But I have to get USB 3.0… or do I?
- If my productivity apps (Google docs, OCR software, Office apps) aren’t too intense, would USB 2.0 actually work?
- If not, can I buy *cheap* USB 3.0 adapter card off eB auction site for < $10 and get by?.. or would I need to buy a name brand card to be safe?