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Hello!

 

So I have the Hp omen 880-P1xx for 2 years now. And now was thinking of upgrading a few components. I did some research on this pc on the HP support website. The (Tampa 2) Mobo says i can upgrade the processor which i currently have an i7 8700 non K and upgrading to i7 8700k which arrived yesterday. I'm just curious to know if i can overclock this processor with the Omen Command center/ gaming hub. I know it doesn't show up now cause I don't have the right CPU and i doubt ill be able to overclock it cause the bio is locked. Is it worth installing the new 8700k without oc'ing it or will it make no difference compared to i7 8700 non k. 

 

Now the memory and storage. I'm going to order the exact ram my pc has now from 16gb to 32gb. My only question is can I get more ram but with better speed? say 3200mhz cause now I've 2666mhz. I know in omen command center you can oc the ram speed but idk if my pc can do it. as it has the  default omen command center with now overclock option. 

 

For the m.2 can i buy an m.2 that matches the same chip as the one I have inside my omen and what software should i use to clone it. Because I'm running low and storage on my  m.2. 

I just need to know if my pc can accept the new CPU and ram once I upgrade the GPU to a 3070ti I have arriving soon. 

(Or should i just use my new components for a custom build.)

(If you need my product information just tell me where to find it.)

Thank you for reading and I hope to hear back from anyone that has any idea/advice. 

Squid

 

 

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@SquidTheKing , welcome back to the Community.

 

What is the Product Number of the computer? I need this information to review the specifications of it. Please don't furnish the Serial # or other personal information. You can find the Product Number at the bottom of the page when you open HP Support Assistant.  Once I have this information I will help you further.



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Hi @Old_geekster, 

Thanks for the welcome! 

My product number is; 2XB55EA#ABU

I hope this helps 

Thanks again

Squid

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You are very welcome, @SquidTheKing!  Thank you for the additional information.

 

I had an i7-8700K in my HP Omen 880.  I was able to overclock it to 5+ GHz.  It ran very stable and cool.  You will most likely have to use a third-party app to overclock it.  I an not certain that HP Gaming Hub will work for you since your computer didn't come with the "K" processor.

 

As for the memory, HP doesn't add XMP's to their BIOS/UEFI.  Therefore, any memory that you add will run at 2400.  Again, you may be able to overclock it with a third-party app.

 

One caveat!!  Use great CAUTION when overclocking your processor.  I used a third-party app to overclock one of my HP computers and fried the motherboard.  I was not using extreme settings.

 

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Hi @Old_geekster 

Thanks very much for the help and advice. 

So I might just avoid OCing full stop. But do you think its still worth installing it? swapping it out the i7 8700. does it still preform better in general. Also for the M.2 did you upgrade yours? bcuz mine is running low on storage as some games I play need it for faster loading times. 

 

Thanks again @Old_geekster

Regards,

Squid.

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Again, you are very welcome, @SquidTheKing!

 

Here are the specifications provided by Intel on the two processors:

 

i7-8700 - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/126686/intel-core-i78700-processor-12m-cache-up...

 

i7-8700K - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/126684/intel-core-i78700k-processor-12m-cache-u...

 

If you look at them there is a bit of a bump up with the "K" series.  Personally, I would install it and bump the speed up to 5.0 MHz, but go slowly and don't increase the volts.  You should be safe.

 

One caveat!  If you plan to use the processor in a different build later, OC'ing can reduce the life of the processor.



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Hi @Old_geekster

Sorry for the late reply. Thanks very much for the advice I feel much more confident now. 

Also any idea about ram and m.2 upgrades I said above? As storage is running very low, also could you link any of these parts if so. 

Thanks 

Squid

 

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No problem, @SquidTheKing!  I am here every day at some point.

 

Since the motherboard has "Dual channel memory architecture" all memory module should be installed in pairs.  This will give you the best performance.  It is not always easy to match existing memory modules exactly.

 

There is only one M.2 socket on the motherboard for SSD's.  Therefore, you can upgrade your existing M.2 and use the existing M.2 for storage using a M.2 USB adapter.  I like Samsung M.2, SSD's.  They seem to work best with HP BIOS/UEFI.  Here is a M.2 that should be compatible with your motherboard.  It appears to be a great deal.  If you decide not to buy the example it will give you an idea of what will work.  If you want more information about the memory or M.2 I suggest contacting the manufacturer's Tech Support for help.  They are the experts on their products.  Over the past 30+ years I have spoken to many of them.



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Hi @Old_geekster 

Thank you very much for your help! I really appreciate the support.

Sorry for the late reply.

Thanks again

Squid

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