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ElBaz
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Is there an upgrade available for my ancient motherboard so that I may fit a modern GPU?

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HP Pavilion HPE h9 1040uk
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I am having trouble finding an up to date GPU that will work in my HP HPE-h9 1040uk PC. (Currently a GTX550). It is on legacy BIOS and I think that is the problem. I have tried a Radeon RX5500 (which I now note is UEFI) and an nvidia GTX1050 which I discovered takes its power from the PCI slot and my PC does not support that so neither worked. Seems I need to change the motherboard before any decent GPU could be installed? Is there a HP approved board upgrade that will accommodate the existing 600watt PSU, the 16Gb DDR4 RAM and i7 CPU?  I am finding information on this very hard to come by and any advice will be truly appreciated.

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@ElBaz,

The best simple solution is the GTX 660.  It is at least 130% better than your GTX 550.

If you could find a GTX 670 it would be 200% better.

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@ElBaz,

The best simple solution is the GTX 660.  It is at least 130% better than your GTX 550.

If you could find a GTX 670 it would be 200% better.

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HP Envy 8 5010 Tablet
(2) HP DV7t i7 3160QM 2.3Ghz 8GB
Printer -- HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 Legal
Custom Asus Z97D, I7-4790k, 16GB RAM, WIN10 Pro 64bit, ZOTAC GTX1080 AMP Extreme 3 fan 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, Asus PB287 4k monitor, Rosewill Blackhawk case and 750W OCZ PSU.

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Following your advice, I found a used GTX670 and I await delivery on Mon10.  I will let you know how it performs.

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