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Upgrading Components for HP ENVY 700-230qe CTO Desktop PC

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HP ENVY 700-230qe CTO Desktop PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi there,

Looking for suggestions for upgrading video card (one that fits) and anything else that would extend the life of my PC.  

Here are the specs:

System Manufacturer  Hewlett-Packard

System Model Rfrb 700-230qe

System Type   x64-based PC

System SKU   E6S61AAR

Processor         Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

BIOS Version/Date    AMI 80.15, 9/19/2013

SMBIOS Version       2.7

Embedded Controller Version            255.255


BaseBoard Manufacturer        Hewlett-Packard

BaseBoard Product     2AF3

BaseBoard Version     1.0

Platform Role  Desktop

Installed Physical Memory (RAM)     16.0 GB

Total Physical Memory           16.0 GB

Available Physical Memory    6.31 GB

Total Virtual Memory 38.7 GB

Available Virtual Memory      23.8 GB

Page File Space           22.8 GB


Name   AMD Radeon HD 8570

Adapter Type  AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6611), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. compatible

Adapter Description   AMD Radeon HD 8570

Adapter RAM (2,147,483,648) bytes


Drive   C:

Description      Local Fixed Disk

Compressed    No

File System     NTFS

Size     2.72 TB (2,987,409,317,888 bytes)

Free Space       794.79 GB (853,400,322,048 bytes)


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Without further details, no budget, use of the computer!
We will tell you everything and anything
This computer is originally configurable, you already have some upgrading possibilities shown here

HP ENVY 700-230qe Desktop PC Product Specifications and Configurable Options
It is already equipped with 16gb, this is sufficient for use with most games
The processor is in my opinion sufficient, but it will depend on what you want to do with it, and the possibilities are limited, no recent model possible
For the graphics card it depends on if you want to play very powerful games, again you may be limited, by the motherboard and the power supply.
The indicated list is already out of date, eventually you can try an nvidia gtx 1070 that is suitable for many games
Then you have to check directly against the space available in the box, and the size of the card found, it depends on the manufacturer
Also check if the power supply is sufficient, and if you have the required pci connectors

Motherboard Specifications, MS-7826 (Kaili)


  • Socket type: LGA1150
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    Intel Core i5 4430 (Haswell) 3.0 GHz Dual Core
    up to 84 W
    Intel Core i5 4440 (Haswell) 3.1 GHz Quad Core
    up to 84 W
    Intel Core i5 4570 (Haswell) 3.2 GHz Quad Core
    up to 84 W
    Intel Core i5 4590 (Haswell) 3.3 GHz Quad Core
    up to 84 W
    Intel Core i5 4670 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core
    up to 84 W
    Intel Core i5 4670K (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core
    up to 84 W
    Intel Core i7 4770 (Haswell) 3.4 GHz Quad Core
    up to 84 W
    Intel Core i7 4770K (Haswell) 3.5 GHz Quad Core
    up to 84 W
    Intel Core i7 4790 (Haswell) 3.6 GHz Quad Core
    up to 84 W


  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
  • Supports DDR3 DIMMs
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
    • PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)
  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB DIMMs
  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems




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