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I want to upgrade my PSU and Video card, will these work?

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#1 Toxality


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 03:37 PM


A little bit of specs:

Windows 8.1 64bit

Model: 500-054  Hp Pavilion

BIOS: 80.32

Processor: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon HD  ( 4 CPUs) 3.2 GHz


DirectX 11



I need some help upgrading my video card and PSU.

I have the JasmineR-MS7778 motherboard. I would like to know if I can upgrade the PSU to a https://www.google.com/shopping/product/15094569040637977546?biw=1600&bih=775&sclient=psy-ab&q=evga%20600w%20power%20supply%20uatx&oq=evga%20600w%20power%20supply%20uatx&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.82001339,d.aWw&espv=2&ion=1&tch=1&ech=1&psi=V2CgVMvuOs_9yQSN54GoCg.1419796566396.9&prds=hsec:specs


Then I would like to know if my video card could be upgraded to a http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8899411&pagenumber=1&RSort=1&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=REVIEWS#CustomerReviewsBlock


I read the specs on my mobo and it says I  need a graphics card 2.0, will this 3.0 work, or do I need to find a 2.0?


Thank you so much for all your help, if you need more specs let me know. I wanna play my new games without lag :D

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:52 PM

Assuming that PSU is a standard ATX model and your case can hold a standard ATX power supply and the internal PC components use standard power connectors, that power supply should work.  That power supply should be able to handle most graphics cards with the possible exception being one that incorporates two GPU's on a single board.


PCI Express 3.0 is backwards compatible with PCI Express 2.0.  I'm using a GTX 980 in a PCI-E 2.0 slot with no issues.



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:57 AM

The motherboard in your HP is a MSI one. Everything should be a standard ATX connections, looks to be standard from the picture on HP's site as well. You shouldn't have any problems with the PSU or GPU.

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