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Rikerbabe
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Adding usb 3.0 card, and a video card to my Desktop

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Pavilion 590-P0033W
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I was wanting to know if I could add a USB 3.0 card to my system as well as another video card. I've upgraded the memory to the max as I wish to hang on to my computer system as long as I can before I need to upgrade to a better one and/or build my own. I am using some exterior hard drives for various projects and also for work but finding that I'm running out of the 3.0 ports.

 

Any help is welcomed and appreciated

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old_geekster
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@Rikerbabe , welcome to the Community.

 


@Rikerbabe wrote:

I was wanting to know if I could add a USB 3.0 card to my system as well as another video card. I've upgraded the memory to the max as I wish to hang on to my computer system as long as I can before I need to upgrade to a better one and/or build my own. I am using some exterior hard drives for various projects and also for work but finding that I'm running out of the 3.0 ports.

 

Any help is welcomed and appreciated


Yes, you can add both of these components to your computer.  However, the motherboard in your computer is HP proprietary. It has a 4-pin power connector instead of a standard 24-pin ATX power connector. You will have to buy any PSU upgrade from HP.  The current power supply unit (PSU) is only 180W.  This is not nearly enough power to run any of the newer video cards.  HP has a 500W (05757-800) that is compatible with your motherboard.  You can order it from HP PartSurfer: https://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=L05757-800

 

Just click the box under "Add to Cart" and it will add it to your cart.  Here is a Power Supply Cross Reference Charter to show you where I got the information: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Knowledge-Base/Power-Supply-Cross-Reference-for-specific-model...

 

Your model doesn't list the 500W PSU, but all of the Lincs have the same connector.

 

As for the USB adapter, there is one PCI Express x1 slot on the motherboard.  This will allow you to install the card.  Here is an example of what should work: https://www.newegg.com/vantec-model-ugt-pc331ac-pci-express-to-usb-card/p/N82E16815287033?Descriptio...

 

If you have further questions about the adapter, you should contact the manufacturer's Tech Support.  They are the experts on their products.

 

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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