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Gtx 1050ti can work on hp compaq 6000 pro mt

Hi guys i just wanted to ask if a msi gtx 1050ti could work on hp compaq 6000 pro mt

My pc specs are

Core 2 quad q8400
6 gigs of ram
320w psu

and thank you
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  1. The PSU bundled in prebuilt system's aren't exactly quality units and judging from your unit, it's not just a few years old but a lot longer than that so the PSU has significantly been reduced to much less than what it could've outputted when brand new. True, yo're only going to need 320W of power but the system in itself will bottleneck your GPU severely.

    You will need to get a reliable 450W unit and that can be dropped in with the GTX1050 onto a new platform later down the road.
  2. I doubt it best look over the hp forums like for this - if your model shipped from HP with windows 8 or above you stand a better chance cause they had a better uefi bios the ones that shipped with 7 vista or xp may of not

    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Compaq-6000-Pro-Microtower-Graphics-Card-Installation/td-p/3850410

    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/changing-graphic-cards-HP-compaq-6000-sf/td-p/5050363

    https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Compaq-6000-Pro-Microtower-Graphics-Card-Installation/m-p/5075937/highlight/true#M6716

    i'll bet the hp bios does not support any newer NVidia cards overa 600 series as well


    my disclaimer

    some models of store bought computers [dell.hp,acer,ect..] may come with a ''locked or fixed'' bios and may not allow you to change certain hardware as a video card.. this is done to protect them from undue warranty claims and refunds .this is not done to hurt you but to protect them. you really need to see if that upgrade has been proven to work in your model first before you invest money in it .. there are a lot of these threads here at toms to look at some models will allow upgrades and some dont.. and a lot of guys here say ya ya ya when is really no no no...it would be sad you spent $200 on a card that wount post after you installed it as most find out. then get told its your psu and you spend more and end up right back where you are now, but its up to you good luck..


    you got to know the the boards in these computers are not like the ones we use to do custom builds witch are open to upgrading with in the boards compatibly . the bios is custom made for there design and just for the parts they authorize to be used on there computers there only guaranteed to work as is out of the box as you bought it ,..


    also these boards do not have to meet atx standards and there pci-e slot power may not do the required 75w needed for most higher end cards and can be limited to say 45 or 60w that is all thats needed with the low end factory oem cards that it may of shipped with

    in the end any upgrade you do is all your own risk . the prebuilt manufactures only guarantees there computers work as sold to you as is out of the box from there factory with what they put on it , not a drop more

    there in busness to sell you whole ready to go computers , and dont worry about you upgrading them or giving you support to do so . thats not how they make there money they prefer you run to wal-mart and buy there ''better'' latest models


    bottom line is

    ''the prebuilt manufactures only guarantees there computers work as sold to you as is out of the box from there factory with what they put on it , not a drop more ''
  3. What about gtx 750ti
  4. For the Q8400 you shouldn't be looking at anything above the HD6850. You can get away with a GTX750Ti but the bottleneck will yet be there.
  5. Oh thank u very much i will see
  6. also i checked my bios version and it was
    Hewlett- Packard 786g2 v01.09, 8/25/2009
    Any thoughts on that?
  7. An early BIOS LIKE 2009 , GOOD CHANCE THE CARD WON'T RUN.
  8. Can i upgrade it (i mean the bios )
  9. Nope.
  10. Best answer
    one more time for fun

    ''
    bottom line is

    ''the prebuilt manufactures only guarantees there computers work as sold to you as is out of the box from there factory with what they put on it , not a drop more ''

    you upgrade at your own risk and your own cost

    if you don't think all that is true then just go buy , try and hope it don't make you cry

    good luck
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