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Orion1254
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Looking to upgrade HP H8-1234 GPU and PSU

Hi! first post here but I have been doing a lot of research. It seems a TON of people have run into issues trying to do this with various GPU/PSUs but some had success so before i purchase the items I was wondering if anyone could really help me hammer out if this will work or not. 

 

System stats:

 

AMD FX-6120 3.50GHz 6 Core
10GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
1TB SATA 7,200RPM
300 Watt
AMD Radeon HD 7450 1GB

MOBO - Gigabyte M3970AM-HP

1 – PCI Express X16 Slots

 

So I will be upgrading the PSU to 

 

Corsair CX600

 

GPU 

 

Asus GTX 670 OC

 

What i have read a lot about is a TON of incompatibility issues with PSUs/GPUs and the MOBO/Bios. Does anyone have experience with this system and the above items? I would hate to spend $330.00 and then have to turn around and return them. Basically I am doing this to play Elder Scrolls Online and the 7570 performs like junk. I average 10 FPs. The CPU/RAM is not a weak point it has to be the GPU/PSU causing the horrible performance. 

 

Thanks so much in advance!

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dave860
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Re: Looking to upgrade HP H8-1234 GPU and PSU

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I think that if you purchased GTX670 you would be a overspending.  I check the requirements for this game on line.    Most games to not have the software to detect multi cores. The power supply is fine same one I purchased for mine system E9210t.

 

"edit this because I was doing to posts on this fourm and another forum post and got them confused sorry. I found out after the other person posted back you said my  CPU is what?  :smileysad:.

 

How are you play the game with a wireless connection or Ethernet?  The wired connection would be faster than any wireless connection.

 

Here is the requirements

 

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ]

  • Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core 2.3GHz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 4GB System RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 60GB free HDD space
  • Video Card: Direct X 11 compliant video card with 2GB of RAM (NVIDIA® GeForce® 560 Ti / ATI Radeon™ 6950 or better)
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card

 

I think you would be going up below from your current card if you purchased one like this and save you money at the same time.

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8906804&csid=_61

 

 

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Big_Dave
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Hi,

 

Try the Elder Scrolls game performance simulator.  The procerssor and memory are excellent.  Your can enter different video cards but the simulator will limit the outcome to 1280 by 1024 resolution.  The NVIDIA GTX 660 should be sufficient if you plan on running at a resolution of 1920 by 1080 or lower.

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Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
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Orion1254
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Re: Looking to upgrade HP H8-1234 GPU and PSU

So the GTX 6XX series would be the max compatible Video card for stock MOBO?

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Big_Dave
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Re: Looking to upgrade HP H8-1234 GPU and PSU

Hi Orion1254,

 

The NVIDIA 560, 660 and 670 all meet the requirements for Elder Scrolls.

 

HP supplies OEM video cards that should work in your PC.  THE OEM GTX 680 and the OEM Radeon HD 7950 would be over kill but are available from HP.  The OEM Radeon HD 7950 3GB is the largest listed by HP for use with the motherboard in your PC.  Go with the Corsair CX600 PSU. If these video cards don't work then send them back.

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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Orion1254
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Re: Looking to upgrade HP H8-1234 GPU and PSU

By OEM you mean purchase them through HP some how? So nothing i pick up off of Newegg or Amazon would fit? Like an MSI or ASUS or GIGABIT? You had mentioned the GTX 680. Do you know if the GTX 760/770s would fit/work? 

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Big_Dave
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Re: Looking to upgrade HP H8-1234 GPU and PSU

Hi,

 

Review this posted article on: Guide to Selecting a Discrete Graphics Card.

 

You have choices.  If you install the latest BIOS update (version 8) for your PC then most video cards that are designated for PCs with UEFI BIOS should work with some exceptions.  Even with the UEFI BIOS update, you can run your PC in legacy mode which should allow most other video cards to work with some exceptions.

 

You can buy OEM video cards from HP which have been tested in your PC or you can buy retail video cards that have not been tested in your PC. I have used retail video cards in my HP PCs and they worked but that doesn't mean that all video cards would work in my PCs. Know what the return policy is before you buy.

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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