09-16-2017 02:02 AM
Just bought a HP ProDesk 400 G4 Microtower that I thought I change in to a gaming pc.
My plan was just to put a EVGA GTX 1050 TI SC in there but I ran into some problems.
I saw that the power supply was only 180W, and there is a 310W version of that same power supply.
And I know to run the 1050 TI i need atleast 300W.
Does anyone know where I go from here?
Do I buy a completely new power supply from another company? Does HP sell the 310W?
And I saw that the motherboard dont have 24 pin, is that going to be a power issue?
09-16-2017 04:19 PM - edited 09-16-2017 04:19 PM
@Ref_UG, welcome to the forum.
Here is the Maintenance and Service Guide for the workstation. On Page 129 there is a section for the power supply unit (PSU). It doesn't give any maximum power requirements. However, I believe that the 310W PSU is maximum. Also, on Page 16 it has a list of compatible Graphics Cards. Normally, workstations aren't built for gaming.
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