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11-10-2022 04:30 PM
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Depends on what you would like to achieve, how much of a 'techie' aka hobbyist you are, and how much money/time you want to invest in this upgrading project. Limited stock HP power supply being the main upgrade bottleneck.
You could take it all the way off the HP Reservation, and in that case, you can create a Z240 that will soar with the OMEN 25L's and 880's like I did with my HP Z240 SFF Upgrade Project: Solved: Upgrading HP Z240 Desktop Workstation SFF - HP Support Community - 8427878, but granted, that may not be your cup of Joe.
11-14-2022 04:50 PM
Allright, depends on what power supply you have. If you have an HP Z240 Tower Workstation, you'll have a 400-watt power supply -we can definitely work with that, or you have the HP Z240 SFF, and in that case you got a 240-watt power supply, which means (very) limited graphics card options.
11-15-2022 08:20 AM - edited 11-15-2022 08:27 AM
Please be advised that the recommended/minimum power supply for a GTX 1660 Super is 450 watt. That means you are pushing the limits what your power supply is able to deliver. The other issue is that the 1660 Super GPUs I looked at required an additional 8-pin PCIe power cable, which your stock HP 400-watt power supply does not provide.
So, alternatively, for a great example of a 'clean' ATX PSU upgrade, please take a look at this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Po5u8GEgo.
Your HP Z240 Tower Workstation is capable to be so much more: UserBenchmark: HP Z240 Tower Workstation Compatible Components, but it is primarily restrained because of the 400-watt power supply. Using the method in this clip, you can fit a 600-watt or even a 750-watt small form factor power supply to power a high-end graphics card such as shown in the video.
I have used the COMeap ATX power conversion adapters before on HP Pro 6300 and Elite 8300 SFF desktops with excellent results, such as here: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-HP-Compaq-Pro-6300-SF....
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