10-07-2018 08:46 AM
Motherboard Product 1998
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard L01 v02.21, 12/17/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
RAM = 16 GB DDR3
- Anaïs Nin
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10-07-2018 10:13 AM
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.
10-07-2018 10:24 AM
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)?
- Anaïs Nin
10-07-2018 10:32 AM
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.
10-07-2018 11:31 AM
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.
- Anaïs Nin