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DENGAN
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I would like to know if I can upgrade my Graphics card and if a  GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile 2G graphics card will fit 

into the HP550 card slot and chassis. thanks 

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@DENGAN , welcome to the forum.

 

Each video card manufacturer has their own specifications for the same model.  Here are the Specifications for MSI's GT 1030 2 G OC:  https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GT-1030-2G-LP-OC/Specification

 

You will see that the card should fit fine, but it requires a minimum of 300W to operate properly.  It is the overclocked version, but I believe that any of the cards will require the 300W.  The power supply unit (PSU) in your computer is only 180W.  Therefore, it would have to be upgraded, also.

 

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@DENGAN , welcome to the forum.

 

Each video card manufacturer has their own specifications for the same model.  Here are the Specifications for MSI's GT 1030 2 G OC:  https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GT-1030-2G-LP-OC/Specification

 

You will see that the card should fit fine, but it requires a minimum of 300W to operate properly.  It is the overclocked version, but I believe that any of the cards will require the 300W.  The power supply unit (PSU) in your computer is only 180W.  Therefore, it would have to be upgraded, also.

 

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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Thanks for your advice Old Geekster, now that I can be sure the 1030 card will fit I will go ahead with the order  and I have also ordered a new new PSU ( same size as the existing PSU ) 

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You are welcome, @DENGAN!  Always glad to help.

 

I suggest taking a picture of the motherboard with all of the connections in place.  This make it easier to install the new PSU.






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