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hi, so i have hp pro 3500 g2 and i want to upgrade my pc and add a gt 1030 graphic card i just want to know if this possible before i buy and for my bios i have AMI 80.03 

 

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@naim4,

 

That looks A-OK!  According to: c03550748.pdf (hp.com), your motherboard is ATX 24-pin power-enabled, which is really nice:

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If you can find the time, please follow up and share how things went!

 

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@naim4,

 

Welcome to our HP User Forum!

 

Your HP Pro 3500 G2 Microtower PC according to: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pro-3500-microtower-pc/5270849/document/c03364089, is fitted with a 300-watt power supply, but according to: http://www.softvoice.pt/documentos/4AA5-2965EEE.pdf is fitted with a 180-watt power supply.

 

However, not to worry -in either case a GT 1030 will be (power) compatible as its power draw is rated at 30 watt maximum.

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

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@naim4,

 

The only caveat is the AMI 80.03 BIOS.  I am having a difficult time finding American Megatrends graphics cards/UEFI compatibility information.

 

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thanks for helping, and i want to know if i can upgrade my intel pentinum G2030 to i5 3570 and upgrade the power supply to a 400w will that work 

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@naim4,

 

I can confirm that you can upgrade your Pentium G2030 to an i5-3570 -and as a matter of fact, I would recommend the i7-3770S:

 

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The i3-3240 was specifically mentioned here: PSG EMEA Commercial Desktop 2013 Datasheet (softvoice.pt), and according to these sources: https://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Pentium_Dual-Core/G2030.html and: https://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/H61_Express.html (see table above) you have quite a few options.

 

However, again I would recommend a lower TDP (total design power) processor, so rather than a 77-watt CPU like the i5-3570, I would pick a higher performing but lower TDP (65-watt) processor such as the i5-3570S or better still, the aforementioned i7-3770S.

 

However, according to: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/52312903, your desktop is compatible with 77-watt TDP processors, like the i7-3770, and therefore the i5-3570.

 

With regard to a 400-watt power supply, if your motherboard looks like the motherboard illustrated as "System Board - HP Pro 3500" here: Ellis 34xx_35xx_MT_Win8 IPSM.fm (hp.com), which means that your motherboard is 24-pin ATX power-enabled, you can indeed upgrade your power supply with any ATX power supply, as long as you watch its physical dimensions (LxWxH) for fit.

Please check to see if your motherboard has a standard/Legacy BIOS or UEFI.  If it is not UEFI the GT 1030 may not work.  You may consider buying it and if it doesn't work, you should be able to return it to get your money back.  New(er) graphics cards require UEFI in the motherboard.  Check for (BIOS)/driver updates here: HP Pro 3500 Microtower PC Software and Driver Downloads | HP® Customer Support.

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

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hi thanks again, haw do i check if i have uefi bios i am runing on windows 10 and the sites you gived dont have windows 10 choice?

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@naim4,

 

You are welcome.

 

For the first question, please follow the steps outlined in this link and communicate back what you found out: How to check if your PC is using BIOS or UEFI on Windows 10 - Pureinfotech.

 

For the second question, don't worry about the fact that Windows 10 isn't listed: choose Windows 8 (64-bit), and see if any of the drivers listed there are more recent than the drivers you got now. If any are more recent, install.

 

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my system information said bios mode: legacy

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@naim4,

 

Yea, I expected this, and it will limit what graphics cards will work on your desktop. A number of UEFI capable graphics cards can be run on legacy BIOS. For example, the GTX 1060 is a typical UEFI BIOS supported card, but it reportedly can run on legacy BIOS.

 

Point is, many graphics cards will not run with legacy BIOS.

 

You'll have to make a decision if you want to spend money on a system that is challenging to upgrade, especially if you have gaming in mind.

 

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will a gtx 1050ti work? and also I've seen a lot of video and reserch about changing from legacy to uefi bios is that true ?

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