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Shadeofwolves
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Can I upgrade my PC GPU (1060 3gb) to a 20 series or 30 series?

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My PC has a 1060 gtx with 3 GB of VRAM, I was wondering if I can upgrade my GTX GPU to a better RTX GPU, and maybe the ram and CPU from an i5 to an i7? My motherboard is a Lincs 843B.

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@Shadeofwolves , welcome to the Community.

 

Here is a HP Knowledge Base article to tell you what to consider when upgrading the video card: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Knowledge-Base/Upgrade-Video-Card/ta-p/7481981

 

There are three main things to consider: 1) the length of the card, 2) the wattage required to run it properly and 3) does the card require any PCIe 6-pin, 8-pin or both power connectors.  The 2000 series cards normally require at least an 8-pin and the 3000 series 2x8-pin power connectors.

 

The length of the card is very important!  It should leave plenty of space for good airflow.  These newer cards develop a lot of heat.  You can follow the instructions in the article to determine the length of card that will fit into the space provided.

 

The current PSU is 400W.  I believe that it may have a 6+2-pin power connector.  This can be used as a 6-pin or 8-pin power connector.  The specifications don't specify the version of your PCIe slot.  I believe it may be v. 3.0.  If not, the v.3.0 cards are backward compatible with the v. 2.0 slots.  You simply won't get the full benefit of the card.

 

The motherboard is HP proprietary.  It has a 4-pin power connector instead of a standard 24-pin ATX power connector.  You will have to buy any PSU upgrade from HP.  They have a 500W PSU with a 6+2-pin power connector.  Here is the PSU on HP PartSurfer: https://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=L05757-800

 

You can order it by selecting the box beside "Add to Cart".  I don't know if you can find a 3000 series card that only requires a single 8-pin power connector.

 

I believe your best option would be to choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  They are the experts on their products.

 

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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