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HP Pavillion upgrade help, GPU

Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I currentley have a HP Pavillion p6 series (p6-2010uk) and want to upgrade some parts


Processor to a Intel Core i5-2500k, (I have seen that the motherboard supports i5-2xxx)

Graphics to a GTX 1050ti

RAM to 12gb

and PSU to a Corsair CP-9020101-UK CX450M 450 W.


I have done some research and the processor would be fine in the motherboard, but:

1. I am not sure if the 1050ti will even fit.

2. I have seen people saying when they use some GTX cards it makes there screen go black, something about the wrong bios. Is there a way I could make a gtx 1050ti work? Or any other cards that would work that won't bottleneck? Thanks!

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HP Pavillion upgrade help, GPU

This PC?


Says it supports max 8GB RAM.


I would check that a GTX 1050ti will fit physically before spending money.


The wider question is whether it is worth spending so much on an existing PC when you will get better performance from a new one.


Note: I do not work for HP and have not tested your proposed hardware combination 





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Newer graphics cards from Nvidia or AMD will not work because your PC has a Legacy BIOS.


Your BIOS is at version 7.xx.


HP introduced the UEFI BIOS at version 8.xx. Your MB cannot be updated to a version 8.xx BIOS.


Nvidia 600 series cards will work on your system.


Sapphire and MSI make some cards that will work with a Legacy BIOS. 


Measure to verify the new card will fit and check power supply requirements. AMD cards need more power.







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