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Having some trouble putting a PCI Express graphics card into an 8000 Elite CMT. 

 

It's a Radeon HD7950 and I've already noticed a couple of issues:

 

1) The Power supply isn't large enough. I've read a few issues where the PSU in 8000 CMT's has a different chassis size to standard PSU's.

 

2) The motherboard doesn't have the required 6-pin PCI Express power connectors.

 

I guess upgrading the PSU to one that has the requried power and has seperate PCI Express power connectors will solve the issue, can anyone confirm that this can be done with an 8000 CMT?

 

Thanks

Gareth

 

 

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Hi:

 

You may find the last two posts of the thread below of use to you.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/HP-Compaq-8000-Elite-power-supply-upgarde/m-p/832709/h...

 

Otherwise it can't be done.

 

I am happy with the Radeon HD 6570 I put in my Elite 8200 CMT.

 

Nothing needed to be done except to install the card in the PCIe slot.

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That video card states it needs a 400W power supply?  Is that what is in the 8200 or does it just work without that?

 

Does HP not sell upgraded power supplies that will work in their stupid proprietary systems?

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Hi,

 

My 8200 Elite CMT has the same power supply as the Elite 8000. 320 Watts.

 

Works fine.  The power supply specs are always over stated so the video card manufacturer's don't get hassled by folks telling them their video cards blew out the power supply.

 

I now installed the HD 6670 in my 8200 Elite, and put the 6570 in my 8000 Elite CMT and it works fine in there too

 

The HD 6670 has a max power draw of 66 Watts. It uses 6 more watts than the HD 6570.

 

HP does not sell any power supplies that will work in our PC's other than the standard 320 W one.

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Excellent.

Thanks for the prompt response Paul!
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You're very welcome.

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I have 2 questions, i will get an evga gtx 750, no 6 pin connector required, and on the box it said required psu power-300w, am i good to go?

Also, whats the difference between the hp 8000 and 8200, i have a 8000 with a core 2 quad q9650 3.0 ghz.
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Unfortunately, I don't know if a GTX750 will work.

 

Some of the newer video cards are not compatible with the older BIOS' in PC's, such as yours.

 

The difference between the 8000 Elite and 8200 Elite is that the 8200 Elite is two model series newer than the 8000 Elite.

 

They go...d500, d510, d530, dc7100, dc7600, dc7700, dc7800, dc7900, 8000 Elite, 8100 Elite, 8200 Elite, 8300 Elite.

 

The 8000 Elite as an Intel series 4 chipset, the 8100 Elite has the Intel series 5 chipset, the 8200 Elite has the Intel series 6 chipset and the 8300 Elite has the Intel series 7 chipset.  They run the processors supported by those chipsets.

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I know this is a fairly old thread, but I wanted to share my recent success in upgrading a HP 8000 Elite CMT.  I have a CMT and it is a great little machine for the price I paid for it (under $200 about 2 years ago).  When I got it the machine only had 4 GB of RAM so I got another 8 GB to go in it.  Initially I put a MSI Radeon 6570 1 GB in it, which worked fine for awhile.  However I ran into problems later on, particular when running modded games of Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas.  The CPU was part of the problem but the video card was really struggling.  So I poked around and realized that the lack of a 6 pin GPU power supply lead really restricted what could go in the box, along with the PS being only 320 watts.

 

So I did some thinking and came up with a solution.  I removed the DVD burner and put in an external, USB connected, powered enclosure.  I also removed the recovery hard drive (since I was going a long way from anything the recovery drive would be useful for anyway).  I then used 2 SATA to molex convertors to get two molex power supply leads, running one off the cable that had run the optical drive and the other off the hard drive power supply cable.  I connected the two molex leads to a 2 molex to single 6 pin GPU power supply lead.  Armed with a 6 pin power supply lead I used an online power supply calculator to determine how much juice I had to play with.  I determine I had enough for an ASUS R7 360 2 GB video card.  It isn't the fastest, but it is way faster than the 6570, and it can use the most recent AMD Crimson driver, DirectX 12, openGL 4 and all that good stuff.  I installed the new card and installed Windows 10 on the machine to finish the upgrade.  The whole upgrade cost about $140.

 

This machine now is fantastic!  Windows 10 runs on it like a dream.  I ran the Catzilla benchmark on the machine and while the CPU does hold the machine back it still does really well (all things considered).  If you have a HP 8000 Elite CMT and want to upgrade, I strongly recommend the path I took.  You'll be happy you did!  🙂

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One thing I have not seen anyone talking about is the length of the 3rd part video card.  When looking on google I saw 2 different lengths for the exact same card.   5.7 and 6.6 inch.  So which will work for the HP 8200 elite CMT PC????  

I already know that a NVIDIA Geforce GT 730 4GB DDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Graphics Card HDMI 1080p Will work in my rig from someone who has done it.  

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