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HP ENVY Desktop - 750-197c
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I need to upgrade my graphics card to be able to play some newer games. Right now I have the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 and a certain game I want to play keeps crashing, everything else is new and above the requirements for the game, I have been looking to upgrade the CPU for a while too and I figured now was the right time. Is there anything that I can upgrade to? The minimum I need is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 card. Will this be possible to achieve? Thanks.

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@Karp80,

 

Welcome to our HP User Forum!

 

Your HP ENVY Desktop - 750-197c (N0B14AA), according to: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04899587, is fitted with the Odense motherboard (SSID: 2B47), which is 24-pin ATX-power enabled, meaning you could swap out the stock 300-watt power supply with a more powerful PSU, as long as you watch the dimensions (LxHxW) for fit inside your desktop.

 

You'll need a larger power supply, as a Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 -which has a TDP of 250 watt, requires a minimum 600-watt power supply (and this card needs one 8-pin and one 6-pin PCIe power cables): https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/graphics-cards/geforce-gtx-780/specifications/, and: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-gtx-780.c1701.

 

As far as a CPU upgrade is concerned, I would recommend the Intel i7-6700 if you haven't already got it.

 

And switching your primary (boot) drive to an SSD and max out your RAM with 2 x 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800, 1600 MHz, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, UDIMM, 240-pin RAM sticks.

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777

 


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Thanks for the response. I just recently put the I7-6700 in and had the RAM maxed out. I will look into increasing the power supply. It seems though that I don’t have any other option than that. Thanks for your help 

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@Karp80,

 

You're welcome!

 

Good luck.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NOnSequitur777


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