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HP ENVY Phoenix Desktop - 860-180st CTO

Hello team. I had HP build this computer in 2015. It has been great but I want to upgrade the processor and any hardware. I would hope this would get the computer up to date. Or should I just purchase a new computer? 

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@BonsaiEd,

 

Welcome to our HP User Forum!

 

Your HP ENVY Phoenix Desktop - 860-180st CTO is fitted with the Thimphu motherboard (SSID: 2B4B), and has the Intel Z170 chipset.  The best processor that is compatible with your desktop is the i7-6700K, also verified here: https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/HP-860-180st/25029.

 

Hope this was helpful.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777


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Your motherboard details are here

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-phoenix-860-100-desktop-pc-series/8667927/model/8675047...

Processor upgrades:

 

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If you currenty have a 65 watt cpu, then the 95 watt CPU may require a better cooler.

 

I have a system with i7-6700.  It runs turbo at 4.0.   The 95 watt "K" turbo is only 4,2 and not worth the additional power requirements IMHO..

 

What is your current video board and power supply size?

 

@NonSequitur777 You beat me to it.

 

 


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@BeemerBiker,

 

No worries my friend, these things happen!

 

@BonsaiEd,

 

Your desktop is definitely upgradeable, consider this HP ENVY Phoenix Desktop - 860-180st CTO User benchmark:

 

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Link: HP 860-180st Performance Results - UserBenchmark.

 

And with a little effort and investment, you can easily do better.  To that end, please provide the following information: what RAM (brand/part number(s) ) is installed, what drive(s), what graphics card if any. The manual shows that your desktop came with a 600-watt power supply -probably with p/n: 633186-002. It is not clear to me if this PSU comes with 2 x 6-pin PCIe power cables, or 2 x 6+2-pin PCIe power cables -please verify.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777

 


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