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#1 boxturtleman

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 10:59 AM

I have a Hp pavillion Model number h8-1111  (specs page : http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03068240 ) and a friend of mine gave me a Radon hd 6850 as an upgrade for my radion 6670 GPU. problem is the power supply i have is a wimpy little 350 and i dont know what i need to upgrade it to to make it work with my PC and the new GPU.

I know very little about upgrading pc's and dont want to go out and buy the wrong thing or do any damage to my pc by making some unknown error.

Any advice or recomendations on a good power supply? or what i need in a good power supply?

any help is greatly appreciated, thanks for your time :)

 



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 01:13 PM

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-HPE-h8-Desktop-PC-series/5146418/model/5156829/manuals

 

Above link reflects "upgrading" and "maintenance" guides for system...probably worth a look.

 

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 02:10 AM

I will add some info...

 

Make sure that you buy a power supply with at least 80+ efficiency, bronze will be better. Low quality and cheap PSU will cause a lot of problems.


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 10:46 AM

Thanks for the help guys :) i really appreciate it. Im unclear on connector pins and how to tell what ones i need, other than taking the side off and actually looking and counting and then looking and counting/comparing the product specs in description, is there a standard set different brands/types of power supplies have?.

Would something like this work ok?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018JYHBE6/ref=s9_top_hd_bw_b4sE4_g147_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=KXKD443BQG2Y6XJ5YT4N&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=7e75590d-4a69-5772-b319-56dff81b4149&pf_rd_i=1161760

Thanks again for your time and effort



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 06:07 AM

It will work.

 

There is no need for 700W PSU unless you plan to run multiple GPUs, 500W is enough.


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