07-23-2018 04:19 PM
I recently bought this gaming desktop pc and wonder if I'll be able to upgrade my gpu to 1060 3gb gtx. Is it also possible for me to upgrade the psu if necessary?
PSU: 180w 80plus gold
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07-23-2018 05:18 PM - edited 07-23-2018 05:36 PM
Welcome to the forum.
I am not an HP employee.
You should be able to install a 1060. But you will need to upgrade the existing 180 watt PSU to at least a 300 watt PSU.
The new PSU will have to be a small form factor (SFF) PSU.
Looking at your PC's motherboard suggests your PSU does not use the standard 24 pin power supply connection to the motherboard. The motherboard image shows a standard four pin CPU power connection but it also shows a non standard four pin main power supply connection. The motherboard also has an eight pin SATA power connector. This could be a problem.
This is the first time I am seeing HP use a modified PSU main power connection to the motherboard.
Proceed with caution.
You may have to check HP Part Surfer for a compatible 300 watt or greater SFF PSU. I have not checked retail channels( Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec) for a PSU having the non standard motherboard power connectors HP is using on your MB.
07-23-2018 07:15 PM
Thank you for your help! As for the motherboard 8 & 4 pin connectors, shouldn't I be able to install any psu 300w+ as you recommended and just plug it in on the motherboard? Even if psu doesnt come with like 4 pin I could just use a 8pin connector from psu and leave the remaning 4 pins on the side. What do you think?
07-24-2018 05:23 AM - edited 07-24-2018 05:43 AM
The MB also has a special PSU fan connection.
You have to contact HP to buy a 300 watt or greater PSU having the correct connectors to power this MB.
HP has modified the MB PSU connections and the PSU connectors using non industry standard connections.
I don't see how you can use a retail SFF PSU with this MB. Retail PSUs have one 24 pin MB power connector and one split four/eight pin CPU power connector.
You have to get this component (PSU) from HP.
07-24-2018 07:21 AM - edited 07-24-2018 07:23 AM
Just came across a new HP PC (590-p0057c) with the same type PSU ( 310 watt) connectors you need.
Click on this link.
The motherboard connections for this PC are similar to your motherboard connections. Click on the (+) sign under motherboard to see the motherboard PSU connections.
Scroll down to "Power supply". Click on the (+) sign.
HP makes larger power supplies that will work with your MB. I would guess HP has 400 watt or greater products.