06-02-2019 10:14 PM
I want to upgrade my CPU in my PC, it seems not to be keeping up with my needs. My motherboard only allows an upgrade to one other CPU (Intel Core i7-7700) which has the same amount of cores as my current CPU. I believe I need a CPU that can handle more processes at once (that particular CPU is also around the same cost of a higher core CPU and motherboard). I understand changing out certain parts in a HP computer voids the warranty, but I believe I am no longer under warranty anyway.
I probably would upgrade to this motherboard if possible: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119161?Item=N82E16813119161
I'm not sure if this would be compatible with an HP system though, or if there would be problems with the OS?
Thanks for any help.
06-03-2019 05:31 AM - edited 06-03-2019 05:52 AM
Welcome to the forum.
I am not a HP employee.
The Odense2-K motherboard (Link) appears to have standard uATX mount points. This is important; you don't want a hidden chassis standoff contacting the motherboard.
Verify the rear I/O shield on your PC is not integrated with the chassis. You need to be able to install the Asus rear I/O shield to replace the motherboard.
Any of the following motherboard connections on the Odense2-K motherboard could be proprietary. You will have to verify this is not true.
The replacement motherboard should have a front panel USB 3 Type C connector or you will lose this function.
It appears the HP motherboard has a standard 24 PSU connector.
HP sometimes uses modified front panel connections for the power switch, HDD LED, and power LED. You would have to verify you can connect the front panel cables for these functions to the new motherboard.
One last point, you will have to purchase a new Windows product key if you replace the motherboard.
Best practice is to replace the case and power supply when replacing the motherboard (MB). You don't have a HP PC anymore when you replace the MB.