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Pavillion 550-044

My sister let me know my nephew would like to buy your video card for his hp pavillion 550-044. I have no idea if it will work so I thought I would go to the source.  The card he would like to use is an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Sc.  EVGA wrote me back and said I would need to contact the manufacturer and find out if the motherboard has UEFI support and if the BIOS supported the card and if I needed to update/change settings in the BIOS.

 

Hope someone can help.  I've done a few searches in the forums and I couldn't not find a clear answer.

 

Thank You,

 

Kip

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@UncleMe, welcome to the forum.

 

The computer has UEFI in the motherboard.  However, the power supply unit (PSU) is only 180W.  The EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Sc requires a minimum of 300W to operate properly.  You should read the Specifications tab for the card.  I always recommend at least 500W to give you more power for peak usage.  You should measure the space where the PSU is installed to assure that the one you buy will fit.  I like Corsair products and modular PSU's for small cases.

 

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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@UncleMe, welcome to the forum.

 

The computer has UEFI in the motherboard.  However, the power supply unit (PSU) is only 180W.  The EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Sc requires a minimum of 300W to operate properly.  You should read the Specifications tab for the card.  I always recommend at least 500W to give you more power for peak usage.  You should measure the space where the PSU is installed to assure that the one you buy will fit.  I like Corsair products and modular PSU's for small cases.

 

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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