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emilio2357
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I want to add a blu ray burner I know its a 9.5mm slim tray and I also want to upgrade the graphics card but don't know what my PCI is I know it has a Nivida GeForce GTX 1060 3GB already installed and I want to upgrade the RAM but not sure on the pin I know I have 8GB RAM DDR4 2666 in it already I would appreciate any help or advise Im yting to get this computer ready for Cyberpunk 2077.

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@emilio2357 , welcome to the forum.

 

Anytime that you want to upgrade a computer to play game/s, the best place to begin is the System Requirements for the game/s: https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/cyberpunk-2077/13169

 

The Minimum Requirements will run the game, but not at its top performance.  You will have to lower the settings considerably.  The Recommended Requirements will run the game at the highest settings with no problem.  It is up to you how much performance that you want.

 

Here is the Motherboard Specifications page: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-gaming-desktop-pc-690-0000i/19769765/document/c0599...

 

Look at the sections titled "Processor upgrade information" and "Memory upgrade information" for the information that I am providing.

 

The processor in your computer should be fine for the Recommended Requirements: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/126687/intel-core-i5-8400-processor-9m-cache-up...

 

The maximum processor upgrade for your motherboard is an i7-9700F (65W): https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/193738/intel-core-i7-9700f-processor-12m-cache-...

 

You should install CPU-Z to find the manufacturer and timings of the current memory: https://download.cnet.com/CPU-Z/3000-2086_4-10050423.html

 

The motherboard has "Dual channel memory architecture".  This means that it is best to install memory in matching pairs to get the best performance.  I believe that it would be best to replace the current 8 GB with a matching pair; especially if you can't match the current memory.  The maximum speed of the memory that you can install is DDR4-2666.  HP has not built any XMP's into the BIOS/UEFI for higher speeds: https://www.pcgamer.com/what-are-xmp-profiles-and-how-do-i-use-them/

 

Here is a HP Knowledge Base article to help you know what to consider when upgrading the video card: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Knowledge-Base/Upgrade-Video-Card/ta-p/7481981

 

The GTX 1060 in your computer has 3 GB of video memory.  Therefore, I would do the other upgrades and try the current video card to see how it performs.  The Recommended Requirements for the game state a GTX 1060, but not the video memory necessary.  If you upgrade the video card, it will most likely require a power supply unit (PSU) upgrade.  The problem with this is the motherboard is HP proprietary (Lincs).  It has a 4-pin power connector; not the standard ATX 24-pin power connector.  This means that you will have to buy a new PSU from HP.  The maximum wattage available is 500W (L05757-800).  Here is a Power Supply Cross-Reference Chart to show you where I got my information: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Knowledge-Base/Power-Supply-Cross-Reference-for-specific-model...

 

All of the PSU's listed for the Lincs Motherboard will work with your motherboard.

 

I know this is a lot of information.  However, it is necessary for you to know what has to be done to upgrade for the game.  If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  We both want your gaming experience to be fun!!  I am a very old gamer.  So, I understand you desires.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.




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