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    Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    I have an HP Envy (Model h8-1414) that now runs with AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series that doesn't have enough VRAM to run my favorite Assassin Creed games. So I would like to upgrade it with the Geforce GTX 1050 Ti. What's your opinion on it's success?

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    Re: Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    Should work just fine, the only issue I can foresee would be the power supply being too small.

    How big is the existing power supply ?


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    Re: Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    I tend to agree. If the PSU is standard format then it can be replaced easily though. The problem will be if it uses some rare format. The listing I see calls it "Form factor: Internal ATX" which suggests a standard format. It also says 300W - so yes, you will need a new PSU as well.

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    Re: Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    You may be pushing the PSU in some situations, but I would guess that a 1050Ti without external power is likely to work just fine in that system. This assuming you aren't overclocking the system (I doubt you actually even can as HP usually limits those options to the max).

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    Re: Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    Power Supply; Internal 300W (100V-240V)
    Form factor: Internal ATX
    Total wattage: 300W
    Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
    Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

    Specs say a graphics card can be placed in the PCI Express x16 slot.

    Will this be OK?

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    Re: Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    Should work just fine, the only issue I can foresee would be the power supply being too small.

    How big is the existing power supply ?
    Power Supply; Internal 300W (100V-240V)
    Form factor: Internal ATX
    Total wattage: 300W
    Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
    Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

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    Re: Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    Quote Originally Posted by Meridian View Post
    I tend to agree. If the PSU is standard format then it can be replaced easily though. The problem will be if it uses some rare format. The listing I see calls it "Form factor: Internal ATX" which suggests a standard format. It also says 300W - so yes, you will need a new PSU as well.
    Power Supply; Internal 300W (100V-240V)
    Form factor: Internal ATX
    Total wattage: 300W
    Nominal input voltage range: 200-240V/3A (50-60Hz)
    Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

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    Re: Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    Try adding the card before spending on a new power supply.


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    Re: Can I upgrade Vid Card for HP Envy

    Ryan updated his Upgrade Story where he inserts a GPU into a stock OEM computer and he used the 1050Ti. Provided the GPU doesn't require an additional 6-pin connector you should be fine.

    As to the PSU, on the last page of the article, he demonstrated the power draw was well below 300. I believe one PC had a 240W PSU and it was still ok.

    Hope this helps.

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