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What processor/gpu will be compatible with my mobo (pre-built HP)

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#1 jvrankul


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:47 AM



  • Model Name: HP Pavilion p6535a
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 550 Processor
  • GPU: HD Radeon 7770
  • RAM; 8GB DDR3
  • Motherboard: MSI 2A9C (according to CPU-Z) and MSI MS-7613 or Iona-GL8E according to the HP site.

So I want to upgrade to run ArcheAge (a game) at high settings with a good, stable frame rate. I was thinking of adding an i5 4th gen processor (not sure which one?), a R9 270X or 270 2GB and a 700W PSU. Would this be a sizeable enough upgrade to improve performance noticeably? More importantly, is it possible to do with my pre-built PC and will everything be compatible with my mobo/eachother?


Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by jvrankul, 14 August 2014 - 06:50 AM.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:48 PM

Purchased machines frequently have limited upgrade options.  A CPU upgrade is normally outside the scope of available upgrades.  According to this page it will support the Lynfield/Clarkdale (socket 1156) Intel Core I5 processor.  I do not know if you will have issues installing another power supply as some manufactured machines use boards with a proprietary power connector.


You may be better off putting the money towards a new machine.

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