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11-23-2023 03:17 PM
Hi, I'm trying to upgrade my motherboard on my HP OMEN 25L desktop to one that supports DDR5 RAM. I noticed that newer HP OMEN 25L's that are currently available include motherboards that support DDR5 RAM. Is it possible to swap out mine with one of those without having to get a new case? And if it's possible to upgrade the motherboard, would I need to get new fans and a power supply since mine only supports 500W? Any help with these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and have a great day!
11-24-2023 10:16 PM
Welcome to the HP Forum.
Why do you want a DDR5 MB? There is nothing wrong with DDR4.
You will probably not be able to purchase this component from HP at this time. Maybe down the road on eBay or some where else?
11-27-2023 10:53 AM
I got the PC to use as my main gaming PC and just wanted to see if it's possible to eventually swap out the MB so once DDR5 fully takes off, I'll have some future proof on my side.
I feel like the MB will prevent me from handling newer gfx cards as they come out too.
But If you really think I should stick with the DDR4 MB, should I just upgrade RAM and SSD for now? I'm not sure what the best gfx card I can upgrade to as well since I currently have a 3050 installed.
Thanks for the reply though. I appreciate it and hopefully you can help guide me to my best options for upgrading the PC so it can hande most newer games on decent graphics settings/game performance? Take care!
11-28-2023 07:24 AM - edited 11-28-2023 08:22 AM
HP do not provide specs for CTO PCs. It looks like you have a CTO PC. So, I don't what you have:
MB? The BlizzardL? This MB only supports DDR4.
CPU? You have a 65 watt 12th gen Intel CPU. 12th gen CPUs support DDR5.
RAM configuration? The BlizzardL supports up 128 GB DDR4 RAM.
Power supply? Okay, you have a 500 watt PSU.
I would think you could probably add more DDR4 RAM, maybe do a CPU upgrade, and/or upgrade the power supply.
You should be able to upgrade the 3050 to a higher power graphics card if you have the right power supply. You can use marginally better graphics cards with a 500 watt PSU having the required PCIe connectors to the GPU.
It would be best to upgrade the power supply if you want a 3070 or a higher powered Radeon GPU.
01-01-2024 03:39 AM
Hey, apologies for the late response. Here is some info about my model that may help with my options. It's a GT15-0340qd. The motherboard is an H670 25L BlizLPrem US. It has a 500w power adapter. It has an Intel i5-12400 processor. Thanks again for your response.
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