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HP Envy 750-454 GPU Card and Power supply

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I have an older HP Envy 750-454 that I want to use for casual Gaming. Since GPU cards are very difficult to find right now, I found a  XFX Radeon RX560 card. I wanted to install it  into my Envy but had the following questions:

1) Is this a descent card? It was a freebie from a friend and getting a better card is very expensive and difficult right now.

2) DO I need to upgrade the 300w Power supply to use this card? If so, what are my options to upgrade the PSU.

 

THansk.

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@whatever1616 , welcome to the Community.

 

What is the Product Number of the computer? I need this information to review the specifications of it. Please don't furnish the Serial # or other personal information. You can find the Product Number at the bottom of the page when you open HP Support Assistant.  The model number that you provided is showing 750-454ur.  This was released in Russia.






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Well definitely not released in Russia.

Here is the info:

 

Product Number : X6F64AA#ABA

Product Name  750-424

 

It should be a descent gaming computer if I can ether install the Radeon card or find something that will fit.

 

Thanks again for the help.

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Thank you for the additional information, @whatever1616!  This was what it took to find the correct model: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-750-400-desktop-pc-series/12079665/model/13191035/docum...

 

The RX 560 actually requires a 400W PSU according to the specifications: https://www.newegg.com/xfx-radeon-rx-560-rx-560p4sfg5/p/N82E16814150801

 

Here is a card that is rated higher and only requires 300W: https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-gv-n105toc-4gd/p/N82E16814125915

 

You should read the Customer Reviews on both cards to see what users are saying about them.

 

Your computer is older, but it has a PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.0) video slot.  This is fairly up to date.  Either card should run fine, but you will have to upgrade the PSU to run the RX 560.  You can check other manufacturers to see what their specs show.

 

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I think my best bet is to stick with the card that I currently have. Getting a 1050 TI is quite a challenge now and very expensive.

What are my options for upgrading my power supply to 400 watts? I am somewhat technical and I can probably do it but just looking for a power supply that would fit into my existing case and any recommendations. Thank you.

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You are very welcome, @whatever1616!

 

By all means if you already own the RX 560 use it.  It is a very good card.  I just wanted to save you from buying a PSU if possible.

 

I would recommend that you buy a PSU with at least 500W.  This won't cost that much more and it will give you extra power for peak needs.  Here is a PSU that is full modular: https://www.newegg.com/evga-550-b5-220-b5-0550-v1-550w/p/N82E16817438167?&quicklink=true

 

The modular PSU's are good for smaller cases.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  Measure the current PSU and compare the measurements to the one in my link to assure it will fit properly.

 

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






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Thanks for all the help. Put in the PSU and the GPU and works great.

Now I need to put in another hard drive since the games via STEAM are very large.

Probably will go with internal SSD Drive.

Thanks again.

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You are very welcome, @whatever1616!

 

I would definitely to with a SSD.  They are far faster than a HDD and will make your games run smoother.






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