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EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hewlett-Packard
Motherboard Product 1998
BIOS Version/Date    Hewlett-Packard L01 v02.21, 12/17/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7

RAM   =  16 GB DDR3

220GB SSD

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

You should be able to purchase a USB type C/PCIe adapter online at Amazon or Newegg, and others.

 

Your PC's system board (see Parts and Service guide, page 4 (Link)) has two PCie x1 slots and one PCIe x4 slot available for expansion.

 

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Thanks for the prompt, pretinent reply!

 

Now that it's been determined that USB C *can* be added, would you know whether or not ths type of expansion card requires a power source, and if so, should I also anticipate the purchase of cable(s)?

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Hi Chaloots,

 

You're very welcome.

 

This card should derive power from the PCIe slot.

 

Shop around. Check the prospective USB card specs at the maunfacturer's site.

 

USB type C riser cards I have looked at don't require supplemental PSU power.

 

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Thanks again, Grzwacz !

 

I'm so thrilled to learn that despite its age and specs, my recently purchased 800 G1 has what it takes to make a step up in transfer speed and, with apparently my own limited competence level, plus no additional necessary parts!

My previous Windows desktop was a Core2Duo, USB 2-only Optiplex 780. After doing a fair amount of investigation it became clear that the job of successfully installing a USB 3-capable expansion card in that computer was beyond my skill level. That, and I didn't trust myself. By comparison, slapping one into the 800 G1 should be a piece of proverbial balclava.

This is my first-ever HP computer purchase and I must confess that so far I'm pleasantly impressed. Much like the previous Optiplex, my EliteDesk was a refurbished business model, only it came equipped with a 4th gen i5, 16GB DDR3 RAM, a 240GB SSD and USB 3 ports (finally!). Not into bleeding edge tech specs (obviously) or a gamer, with the exception of doing some photo editing with PhotoShop Elements or Luminar, my PCs don't get to wheeze from exhaustion all that often. With non-demanding digital behavior like that, and living on a fixed income, I have come to firmly believe that there is no parallel, comparison or better bang for the buck than similar slightly vintage, former business refurbs. Even if I was savvy (and confident) enough to entertain the notion of building my own Windows 10 Pro budget PC, I couldn't have assembled it with similar specs for a tad over $300 spent on the 800 G1.

In any case, I have since searched for and found a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C & Type-A PCI Express x4 Host Adapter Card on Amazon. Grazie again.

 

 

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Hi Chaloots,

 

Happy to have assisted you.

 

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