09-14-2018 05:25 AM
I've searched but am having some difficulty determining which video cards my HP Omen 880-109 will accept. My current configuration has Intel core I5-8400, 2.8 GHz, 8 GB DDR4, 1 TB HDD, and integrated HD Graphics 630. I like to play games such as Fortnite, as well as games with high quality graphics, but they are not running well with the integrated grahics card. Looking for a list (and suggestions) as to which video cards I can upgrade to with this system. Also, will adding additional memory help my case? If so, recommendations as to which type and configuration? Appreciate your help 🙂
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09-14-2018 06:35 PM
Upgrading all depends on what you want to play, the game settings (assuming a 1080p monitor at 60Hz) and your "budget".
If all you playing is LoL and similar, then all you need is a GTX 1050.
If you play higher end stuff like AAA games then a GTX 1060 would be in order.
More memory? If your system is needing the ram while gaming then yes it will help.
Tests from a lot a reviewer have shown a significant difference in using 16 over 8. If its available, your system will use it.
You want to match the timings of the existing stick of ram, when installing a second stick.
Use a utility like Speccy or CPUZ to see what you have currently.
Adding an SSD to run Windows from will make the system feel a lot faster also with fast boot times. The games wont play better, but installed to SSD they will load a lot faster. It has one M.2 NVMe slot.
Let me know if you have other questions.
09-17-2018 04:35 AM
Thank you for the response. The first thing I did was install an SSD, so I'm good on that front. I found a great price on a 1070 TI, just waiting for it to come in the mail. Hopefully I won't have to upgrade my PSU, but if so, it was still a great deal 🙂 I'll keep a lookout for additional memory, thanks!