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Potential Upgrades

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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My current specs are a Ryzen 1400, a 1060 3gb and 8 gigs of ram and a cooler (of some kind)

I was looking into upgrading to a Ryzen 1600X, a 1070 and a Corsair H50 Cooler.
Is this possible, kindest regards.

~ Bren.

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Hello @Bren___


If your system uses AMD then you have the Higos motherboard.

HP Bios is very locked down and limited. The specs say it will only support...

AMD Ryzen7-1800X (Summit Ridge) 3.6 GHz, 8 cores/16 threads
95 W
AMD Ryzen7-1700 (Summit Ridge) 3.0 GHz, 8 cores/16 threads
65 W
AMD Ryzen5-1600 (Summit Ridge) 3.2 GHz, 6 cores/12 threads
65 W
AMD Ryzen5-1400 (Summit Ridge) 3.2 GHz, 4 cores/8 threads
65 W


I assume you only have air cooling right now. I don't think a 1600X will be accepted in Bios. The Bios is very specific as to what it will accept.

You can also upgrade the GPU to a GTX 1070 or higher. Make sure your PSU has the required 6 or 8 pin power connector available.


But you might run into a problem with the Corsair Cooler. Some have reported the mounting screw holes are not the same as a standard block mount will bolt to. I have the 100 series in my hand, but its Intel based. So I have no way of knowing if a standard waterblock will mount to your mobo. Bigger problem is that HP doesnt sell the coolers as a separate part either.

So I would recommend you upgrade to the Ryzen 1600 or 1700 65w and use the existing air cooler you have for the moment.


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Hi Photoray002,


I second your conlusion on the Corsair AIO CPU liquid cooling system.


While working with someone else, wanting to upgrade the CPU cooling system on the Higos MB, we found the CPU socket mounting points for the water block/pump backplate were closer to an Intel design. More rectangular instead of the square design on retail AMD MBs.


It was suggested to try the Intel backplate included with the Cooler Master AIO system the OP purchased. No solution was forthcoming.


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