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Omen 870-224 Processor Upgrade

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HP OMEN 870-224
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Desktop PC reference: HP Omen 870-224

Present upgrades:

Samsung - 860 EVO 1TB Internal SATA Solid State Drive

A-Tech 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2133MHz DIMM PC4-17000 2Rx8 Dual Rank 1.2V CL15 288-Pin Non-ECC UDIMM

 

Present components:

Intel Core i5-7400
  • CPU speed: 3.0 GHz (max turbo boost - 3.5 GHz)
  • CPU cores: 4
  • CPU Cache: 6 MB
  • TDP: 65 W
  • Socket: LGA 1151
Internal 500 W (100V-240V)
  • Total wattage: 500 W external power adapter (100V-240V)

 

I began playing a new Call of Duty game recently, and I'm having trouble running it in the quality that I desire. I bought an HP Omen 870-224 from BestBuy right around 2 years ago. I have added a 1tb SSD to my rig, and replaced the stock 8gigs of RAM with 2x16gig sticks. I have noticed that when I launch the Call of Duty application, my memory runs around 50% utilization, graphics card (which is stock) around 60%, and processors are running at 100%. The current processor is the stock i5-7400, which runs at 3.00ghz and claims to run at 3.5ghz turbo boost, but in task manager it's only showing 3.29ghz speeds.

 

Supported upgrades for the current build are the: Intel Core i7-7700 (Kabylake) 3.6 GHz Quad Core,

and the Intel Core i3-7100 (Kabylake) 3.9 GHz Dual Core.

Which of these would be better for gaming purposes?

 

I am thinking about upgrading the processor to an i7-7700k, which I believe is reported 3.9ghz with a 4.5ghz turbo boost. With speed, threads, and cores factored in, is this upgrade (~$400) enough to make a difference in my gaming, and actually be worth it?

 

If I do decide to go this route, my current PSU is the stock PSU as well, which will have to be upgraded. The i5-7400 has a 65w requirement, and I believe the i7-7700K requires 91w. What are the minimum specs for a PSU that would run my rig without more issues? And what other upgrades (if any?) will be necessary to support these upgrades? New tower, cables, cooling system?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to HP Community

 

I have gone through your Post and would like to help

 

As per the Product Specifications, the following Processors can be used in this computer. Link: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05389962

 

If you wish to go for more powerful Processors, then you will need to change the PSU accordingly and also might have to put additional Fans ( Optional )

 

The minimum PSU should be 65 W

 

Thank you

 

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Thank you for your response, but it doesn't answer any of my questions. I am aware of the compatible upgrades, as I have mentioned them leading up to my question. Would the i7-7700 processor be enough of an upgrade to support the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game without taking up 100% of the processor's load? I am currently running the application at all of the lowest settings across the board on graphics, and even audio. I would like to be able to live stream my video games to services like Twitch or YouTube. Would upgrading the PC's processor from the i5-7400 to the i7-7700 be enough of an improvement to allow for better application graphics, while leaving processing power to handle the load of live streaming software and execution? If not, am I going to need to get a bigger PSU to support a more powerful processor? Or am I wasting my time with further upgrades to my current setup, leaving my only options to be a totally different computer?

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