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OMEN 870-224
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I have the OMEN 870-224 (U.S.) and I've been looking to upgrade it to use for high-end VR; specifically HL:A. I've mostly been looking at upgrading the 1060 3GB to a 2060 6GB, as I've seen recommended here on a few times on older threads. I'm also looking to upgrade the 8GB of RAM to 16GB. Unfortunately, I'm a bit of a newbie in this field and so I'm asking for a bit of help; Is it a good idea to pick these upgrades? Would they work with the PSU? Any specific brands I should pick up? Sorry if I forgot any details, and thank you in advance.
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Your PSU should be fine, I think all of the 870 series of desktops come with at least a 500W PSU and the 2060 uses around 170W.

 

If you wanna upgrade RAM, check which clock speeds the motherboard on your computer supports.

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Hello @rigb808 

 

To be more specific:

There are some other versions of that model denoted by two letters after the numbers. So its always best to post the Product number found in the HP Support Assistant so we know we have the correct version.

 

Yes you have a 500w PSU and the RTX 2060 should also require a 500w psu. Always check the specs of its manufacturer to make sure. Your tower uses a full ATX power supply if you ever want to change it in the future.

 

With the ram, you do need to check the timings and voltage of the existing stick first.

Sometimes with an HP, if the compatibility is off, the ram will have issues or not work at all.

Use a tool like CPUz to check your existing ram.

https://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/cpu-z_1.90-en.zip

Find these timings and match them to the new ram...

mem timings cpuz.JPG

 

Your system uses DDR4-2133Mhz ram. You can also just buy new ram altogether, but dont get anything over DDR4-2133. The system cannot run high speed ram.

 

This is the link to your drivers, specs and manuals... https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/omen-by-hp-870-200/13687063/model/15741160/product-info

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Ill also add if in doubt, most of us here recommend Crucial because they guarantee theirs to work or your money back.

 

Here is what they recommend...

https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP---Compaq/omen-870-224#MEMORYFilters

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Thank you so much for the help!

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