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09-28-2022 07:01 PM
I have recently purchased an HP Compaq Elite 8300 AIO and was planning on upgrading it into a gaming computer but in order to do that I need to know what available expansion slots the computer has. I was wondering if anyone knew all available expansion slots and if someone could please help me out
09-28-2022 07:52 PM
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09-28-2022 08:10 PM - edited 09-28-2022 08:10 PM
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@old_geekster beat me to it, but I would like to add my comments too.
If you expect to create a gaming computer using an HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One, you're likely going to be disappointed unless you plan to play only the most basic of games, say from the early eighties.
According to: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-compaq-elite-8300-all-in-one-desktop-pc/5272027/document/c03... and: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03821564.pdf, this is what you can do: best CPU: the i7-3770, and pair it with 2 x 8GB RAM. If your MXM slot is empty, you could add an AMD Radeon HD 7650A 2GB graphics card which you can purchase starting at around $23 on eBay: AMD Radeon HD 7650A: Search Result | eBay, you likely also need the Heat sink for use with the MXM graphics board (HP p/n: 698603-001), which you can buy via eBay starting around $40: hp 698603-001: Search Result | eBay.
Again, to be honest, the gaming abilities of this AIO are, well, not particularly overwhelming: https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/HP-Compaq-Elite-8300-All-in-One-PC/5182.
Hope this was helpful.
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