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HP ENVY Phoenix 800-050se CTO Desktop PC (ENERGY STAR)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have an Envy Phoenix model 800-0050 se CTO and I want to upgrade to a faster video card. Its running Windows 10 64 bit. A 4GB card is what I am looking for. Can I get some suggestions as to what ones are compatible with my desktop. I can also change the power supply if necessary. Thanks!

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@rodney0794,

 

Welcome to our HP User Forum!

 

Your HP ENVY Phoenix 800-050se CTO Desktop PC (D6M12AV), according to: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-phoenix-800-000-desktop-pc-series/5358985/model/5362549..., and: https://partsurfer.hp.com/partsurfer?searchtext=D6M12AV, and: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-phoenix-800-000-desktop-pc-series/5358985/model/5362549..., is fitted with the HP p/n: 700429-601 "Motherboard - Pittsburgh2, X79, win8 W8Pro" with SSID: 2ACE, which is a 24-pin ATX-power enabled motherboard.

 


Your power supply is an HP p/n: 633186-002 ("Power Supply - Petrus 600W e-star V5.0 Bronze"), which is quite sufficient to power any number of graphics cards.

 

However, as discussed here: https://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/410792-upgrade-my-geforce-gtx-645-a.html, and here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/recommend-psu-for-zotac-gtx-950-model-zt-90601-10l.2727691/, the issue is whether your PSU has any PCIe power cable(s), needed by many graphics cards.  These discussions suggest you do not -please confirm.

 

If your power supply doesn't have any PCIe power cable(s), you could choose a GPU that is solely powered through your PCIe x16 motherboard slot, such as a GTX 1650 4GB.

 

If you are more ambitious, you could convert two -or four of your 15-pin SATA power cables to one -or two, 6-pin PCIe power cable(s) to power a higher end graphics card that requires one or two 6-pin PCIe power cables.

 

The previous discussion talks about using a "molex to PCIe adapter", but I would recommend using the dual 15-pin SATA to 6-pin PCIe power adapter(s), such as this example: https://www.amazon.com/Power-15-Pin-PCI-Express-Female-Adapter/dp/B08BJ7MC2H.

 

Once again, with a 600-watt power supply, your budget -that is, how much money you want to spend, is the only limit, providing you check the GPU's recommended minimum power supply, does it require one or two 6-pin PCIe power cables, and will it fit (LxWxH) inside your case -please note that large, three-cooling fan cards may not physically fit.

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777


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Thanks for the information!

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@rodney0794,

 

You are welcome -good luck!

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777


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