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550-270na GPU upgrade to GTX 1080 + 8GB or higher

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I'm about to start using Topaz Gigapixel if necessary with a built to order PC. However, my 550-270na could do the job if I can upgrade the GPU to a GTX 1080 or better with 8GB RAM. 

 Is such an upgrade feasible and is it prudent/feasible to upgrade the power supply?

TIA.  GC.

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@Gordon_44 , welcome to the Community.

 


@Gordon_44 wrote:

I'm about to start using Topaz Gigapixel if necessary with a built to order PC. However, my 550-270na could do the job if I can upgrade the GPU to a GTX 1080 or better with 8GB RAM. 

 Is such an upgrade feasible and is it prudent/feasible to upgrade the power supply?

TIA.  GC.


You will have to upgrade the power supply unit (PSU), also.  The current PSU is only 180W.  I would recommend not less than a PSU with 500W.  Check the manufacturer's website for the wattage required for the 1080 that you choose.  I suggest that you consider a full modular PSU.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This allows for better airflow.

 

Here is a HP Knowledge Base article to explain what to consider when upgrading the video card: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Knowledge-Base/Upgrade-Video-Card/ta-p/7481981

 

There are three main things to consider: 1) the length of the card, 2) the wattage required to run it properly and 3) does the card require any 1x6-pin, 1x8-pin or both, PCIe power connectors.  The article will explain how to measure the space where the card will be installed to allow for good airflow.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.



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@Gordon_44 , welcome to the Community.

 


@Gordon_44 wrote:

I'm about to start using Topaz Gigapixel if necessary with a built to order PC. However, my 550-270na could do the job if I can upgrade the GPU to a GTX 1080 or better with 8GB RAM. 

 Is such an upgrade feasible and is it prudent/feasible to upgrade the power supply?

TIA.  GC.


You will have to upgrade the power supply unit (PSU), also.  The current PSU is only 180W.  I would recommend not less than a PSU with 500W.  Check the manufacturer's website for the wattage required for the 1080 that you choose.  I suggest that you consider a full modular PSU.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This allows for better airflow.

 

Here is a HP Knowledge Base article to explain what to consider when upgrading the video card: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Knowledge-Base/Upgrade-Video-Card/ta-p/7481981

 

There are three main things to consider: 1) the length of the card, 2) the wattage required to run it properly and 3) does the card require any 1x6-pin, 1x8-pin or both, PCIe power connectors.  The article will explain how to measure the space where the card will be installed to allow for good airflow.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.



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Many thanks for your prompt and very helpful response. I'll be on the case today...!

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You are very welcome, @Gordon_44!  Always glad to help.



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