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Upgrading Power Supply on ENVY Desktop TE01-0034

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Like many others, I naively bought my HP with the hopes of adding a video card after purchase.  After hours and hours of research on forums, I have sadly come to the realization that this is much more difficult than I originally thought due to the the proprietary motherboard and 180W PSU (lesson learned).  I bought this purely for convenience and it was a pretty good deal for an i7 computer. Full Specs: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-te01-0000-desktop-pc-series/29014358/model/31046765/doc...

 

Based on what I have read, I only have two options at this point: 

1. Upgrade to a 310w or 400w HP PSU depending on compatibility (which still may not meet the power requirements I need for a decent graphics card)

2. Buy a new case, PSU, and motherboard that are made for gaming... and transfer my CPU, RAM, and SSD (which I don't know for sure is even is possible due to issues with HP compatibility). 

 

I mostly want this for enhanced video and casual gaming, but do I want good quality and high frame rate. Possibly a GeForce GTX 1650 Super if I can pull off a double slot ...but I'm a little flexible on the card itself.

 

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@wb2001 I have seen your posts on other forums, but not for my particular model.  Do you have any insight on which PSU's are compatible with this unit?

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Here are some photos I snapped of the motherboard.  I apologize for the close ups, I was trying to get the connectors https://imgur.com/a/a26yNE1

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I have the same / similar question.

 

I don't need anything incredibly fancy, I just want to run dual 4K monitors for work/productivity applications from my TE01-0034. I'll need some sort of GPU as there's only 1 HDMI and 1 VGA supplied on this model. It has the same 180W PSU, which is where I'm running into trouble.

 

Any thoughts on what I should do?

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@superblazer,

I like your style. Very informative.  Did not have to waste time asking questions.  Looking at my spreadsheet data take note that a TE01-0020 has been verified (another post) with the GTX 1650 Super powered by the 400W supply.  In all issues with new video cards, I always recommend making a cardboard template of the length of the card, and try sticking it into the space. The link I sent to klg18 lists several GTX 1650 Super cards.

Again here is the spreadsheet, I will add your card soon.

@klg18,

Do the same research on length. Here are some GTX 1650 Super cards, 3-4 monitors. Pick your monitor connection.

 

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Custom Asus Z97D, I7-4790k, 16GB RAM, WIN10 Pro 64bit, ZOTAC GTX1080 AMP Extreme 3 fan 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, Asus PB287 4k monitor, Rosewill Blackhawk case and 750W OCZ PSU.
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Thank you very much for your response.

 

I’m very much a novice in this space and I’m still a bit confused as to what to do here. Doesn’t the GTX 1650 Super card still require an upgraded PSU from the standard 180W? 

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@klg18,

Yes, the 400W.   As the spreadsheet states, GTX 1650 Super powered by the 400W supply.

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Custom Asus Z97D, I7-4790k, 16GB RAM, WIN10 Pro 64bit, ZOTAC GTX1080 AMP Extreme 3 fan 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, Asus PB287 4k monitor, Rosewill Blackhawk case and 750W OCZ PSU.
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I checked with HP Support, and they confirmed on their end that the 400w L04618-800 is compatible with the ENVY TE01-0034.  I order the part through the parts store, which was $95 after tax and S/H. I will report back to confirm if this is a correct match and installs correctly when it arrives in a week or so.  

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@superblazer,

Hear from you when it arrives, thanks.

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I am happy to report that the 400w L04618-800 is compatible with the ENVY TE01-0034 .  Only took four days to arrive. Check out the photos here of my install: https://imgur.com/a/vt0lD3Q

 

Being that this computer only has a 500GB SSD, which is great for windows and apps, but not for storage, I added in my 2TB HDD from my old Dell.  The wires were already there and ready to plug in... just plug and play!  https://imgur.com/a/oj3n524

 

On to purchasing the GeForce 1650 Super which I will provide an update on, just know it only has 8 inches of clearance, and appears to work for double slot.  In the next few days I will confirm the one I picked and that it is compatible with this PC.

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