Question Want to upgrade PC for gaming, what do I need to do?

Jun 29, 2019
I am looking to upgrade my current All-in-one PC so my son can do computer gaming if its possible. I am not sure what all I can/could do, but he enjoys playing Fortnite and wants to start playing on the PC.
If someone could help me out with what I could do to help this currently unit become a entry level gaming computer that would be awesome.

Computer info.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DESKTOP-1BED2L2
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model 27-1057c
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU H2N00AA#ABA
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450S CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date AMI 7.03, 3/15/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Product 2ADC
BaseBoard Version 1.05
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.17763.529"
User Name DESKTOP-1BED2L2\Owner
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.89 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.66 GB
Total Virtual Memory 9.14 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.60 GB
Page File Space 1.25 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not InstantGo, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, Disabled by policy, TPM is not usable
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
The CPU is more than the recommended spec for Fortnite, and the RAM is adequate too, but it appears you have no discrete graphics card.

It's going to come down to what you can afford for a GPU, what can fit in the case, and how powerful the PSU is. The safest bet would be buying a small (mini) GPU that requires no PSU plugs.

This GPU is easily more than recommended graphics power for Fortnite, and requires no power from PSU (plug and play). It's also small size so should fit in even small OEM PC cases. After rebate and promo code it's only $120.

The promo code is only good thru 6/30 though, and the rebate only good for 3 days.
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Jun 29, 2019
Thank you for the information. I thought the cpu was good for fortnite also, but when I tried to play it to see if it would work that game was very chopping and had lag. Also looking into the GPU that you tagged, that style will not fit in my All in one HP.
I think the GPU is really the only thing i need to upgrade (as i currently dont have one).

Just not sure what would work the best for the unit.


May 16, 2017
all in one, i am not sure if you can upgrade them, you looking a getting a new PC here.
also its a bit old System i wouldnt suggest you put any money on it, just not worth, at most you can add an SSD.

if you not planning to spend like a lot i would suggest you get an AMD APUs , whole system can be build under $300-$350 +monitor
and it can run almost all games 1080p-720p, low to mid settings. i am using AMD ryzen 2200G, its very good at playing games.
When looking into this a little more on the HP site it does say I can add a MXM Graphics card and I would also need a MXM thermal module.

My question is, is this the best graphics card I can get for my unit or is there something better?

Below is the link that I found from HP about the graphics card.
If your LT can actually take an MXM card, from what I've read there are only two models in gaming type cards, the E9260, and E9950. Passmark shows a E9260 to be the same as the RX 460 and R7 370 in relative performance. Since the slightly weaker RX 460 is shown on Passmark to be nearly that of the Recommended HD 7870 for Fortnite, theoretically it should work.

List of MXM cards.

E9260 Passmark relative performance

RX 460 Passmark score

R7 370 Passmark score

Fortnite requirements

HD 7870 Passmark score

Keep in mind this is based on Fortnite's recommended spec, which is well above the minimum Intel HD 4000
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AIO's are basically Laptop computers.
That means, you can't upgrade the important things, such as Graphics Cards. Which ironically is the thing you need to upgrade
His is called a desktop, but you're right , the AIO desktops are not much more upgradable than Laptops.

OP, regarding what I said above, make SURE if you order an MXM card for it from HP you ask what it's wattage is and if it's one of the newer MXM3 type cards. If it's not at least 50w and MXM3 it probably won't be powerful enough for decent settings. Also make SURE it's a Radeon, not FirePro or Quadro.

I've been searching hard to find such a part on a site other than HP to look at the specs, but so far haven't found anything.

It would help to know which exact model of Omni you have? You're basically going to be limited by the gen of the MXM socket and wattage of your PSU.

So far after searching for HP Omni Graphics cards that look like the one in the instruction video on the page you linked to, this is what I found.

That is a VERY weak card at well under 1000 Passmark score (794). It seems to be just a very low watt MXM first gen, nowhere near a modern MXM3 (there are weak versions of those too). Knowing how OEM's like HP do things, I'm doubtful they offer a MXM card powerful enough to play Fortnite on decent settings. Then again, it looks like you may have an older DDR3 model, and if that's the case, it makes sense you can't upgrade it very far.

That said, since the minimum required Intel HD 4000 scores 456 on Passmark, you could probably get by on lowest settings with that card I linked to, which believe it or not is the most powerful MXM1 card I found. has it for $60 something, but has only 30 day vs 60 return policy.

You DO however as you said also need an MXM thermal module to cool it.
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