03-17-2018 07:56 PM
Hi. I'm pretty familiar with computers and stuff, but I'm drawing a blank on my processor upgrade.
I'm looking to upgrade my processor since I can't really do what I need to with my i5. When I go to look at my desktops page on HP's website, I'm getting two different answers. If I go to my desktop specific page, it says it can only support a 65W TDP processor (i7-7700), but when I go to the motherboard specific page, it says it supports a 91W TDP CPU. So I'm confused.
Is my model of the Omen not capable of supproting a 65W cause of power supply limitations? Or has the page not been updated to show that it supports it?
Desktop specific link:
Motherboard specific link:
When replying, please, if you can, woould you be able to tell me if I could upgrade to the i7-8700K (1151 Socket)? If not, what is the fastest cpu that I would be able to go up to?
Thanks for your time and help!
03-17-2018 08:42 PM - edited 03-17-2018 08:46 PM
Touched base with another user on this conflicting information, (7700 @ 65 watts at the product spec site, 7700k @ 91 watts at the MB spec site).
Never got an answer to this.
Your MB's site specifies a 7700k works only with an Ariia+ chassis. We could not determine if the product's chassis meets this criteria.
You have an H170 chipset. You have an 1151 pin socket.
Intel states you cannot install an 8th generation processor in a 100 series or 200 series motherboard. The pin count matches but Intel has made modifications to the socket to account for the 8700's two additional cores.
You currently need a Z370 MB to run an 8700k.
You know you can install a 7700. Successfully installing a 7700k is unknown given the current facts.
03-17-2018 09:20 PM
Thanks for letting me know about the 8th gen, wasn't aware.
I would still like to know if I could go with the 7700K over the 7700..... would there be anyway to figure this out without buying it and testing it? I don't think it would be a power supply issue with a GTX 1060 3Gb edition.... so I'm not to sure. I don't see why a chassis would have anything to do with a cpu being comapatible, maybe there is something I'm not aware of.
Anyway, thanks for the help. Maybe I can get in contact with HP directly and see if they could inform me directly.
03-18-2018 06:55 AM
Try HP for more information.
The 7700k will install (correct pin count) and it should run. Your 500 watt power supply is okay.
The problem could be with cooling. You will need a heatsink/fan or liquid cooling solution that can keep up with the additional heat output the 7700k will generate.
An aftermarket heatsink/fan unit with the correct TDP specs may not fit in your chassis. A 120mm liquid unit may not fit in your chassis.
HP likes to use rear chassis 90mm fans. Aftermarket liquid cooling systems usually start at 120mm fan systems.
03-19-2018 02:51 AM - edited 03-19-2018 02:51 AM
All good points and most educational (especially as I think about doing the same sometime in the future).
Having checked details here:
It would appear that heatsink is okay already:
644724-001 - Heatsink - 95W, Kidd
03-19-2018 12:11 PM
That heatsink/fan will work. How were the dimensions? Micro ATX cases limit larger heatsink/fan installations.
I would look at a higher TDP on a replacement heatsink/fan if heavy overclocking was in the cards.
HP limits overclocking options so a 95 watt TDP should be fine.