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HP Envy h8-1534 Hardware upgrades

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HP Envy h8-1534
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I am getting a loud noise and opened the case.  Its the fan for the video card.  I would like to upgrade the video card and I also do not mind upgrading the power supply.  I know video cards with high ratings will need this.  Finally since i am going to do this,  I am going to upgrade to Windows 10.  I feel the 10gb RAM still should be fine.  Most forums I found about upgrading the video card are outdated as those cards back in 2017 are not available.  

 

I need dual screen and I play more strategy games like Total WAR.  I would like a good upgrade so that I do not have to worry about it for a couple years.  Price point can be $200-$300.  I am happy to upgrade the power supply at the same time.

 

Thank you

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@RN4769,

Saying you play Total WAR is like says you own a Ford.  Specify exact game name. I saw a list.

Your HP 8 -1534 is circa Jan 2013, but the HD 7570 BIOS card (60W) is circa Jan 2012.  Immediately perform a test. What is the BIOS mode, ie BIOS or UEFI.  See secure boot rules.   Legacy mode (aka BIOS mode) allows BIOS cards to work with UEFI boards.

 

PSU: Make sure that PSU has a PCIe 6 or 6+2 pin power cable dangling (unused).  If it is UEFI, a BIOS card like the HD 7770 (80W requires 6 pin PCIe power plug) is an excellent performance increase but would work with the 450W.

 

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Thank you for your feed back.  Yes the BIOS mode is UEFI.  

 

My apologies but I want to make sure I am reading this correctly.  I can get the HD 7770.  However I will need to change my BIOS mode to Legacy mode  with the link you provided.  If I am continuing to follow you then the power supply I have will still work?

 

If that is all right then do I do the change in Bios before I put the new HD7770 card in or after I put it in?  I am assuming before.

 

Thank you,

 

 

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