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Q: Upgrading computer's cpu

My computer has following configuration. I want to upgrade it. I need it for office use. It is an admin pc and 4 more pc are connected to it. So what specifications do you suggest? Or should i buy a complete pre assembled cpu?

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I am replacing my mobo, os (win7 pro 64bit), adding ram and a ssd. I want to put all of the programs on the ssd with the os.
How do I move all of Outlook with emails and the folders to the new ssd? I am hoping that all of the emails and folders and contacts will remain intact.
I should clarify that I will still be using the old HD for storage on the same computer.

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The following are my computer specs:

Processor- Intel 486 DX4 100 mhz
RAM- 32 mb FPM (72 pin SIMM)
MotherBoard- Genoa Socket 3 w/ 256k cache
Video Card- Trident 1 mb svga
Hard Drive 1- Conner 426 mb
Hard Drive 2- Seagate 850 mb
CD-ROM- Acer 50x
Sound Card- Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16
Expansion Slots- 5 ISA (3 open), 3 ISA/VESA (1 open)
I am planning on upgrading as much as I can. I got this computer (parts and put it together myself) for around $150. I know I am going to upgrade to a 2mb video card. My questions are: What is the fastest processor you can have in a Socket3 mobo? (I've heard 133mhz) Would it help speed alot to upgrade to 64mb RAM if the processor is so slow? Is there any benefits to converting to FAT32 on such small hard drives? (I am using FAT) Thanks a ton!!

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So, my friend received a computer for Christmas and is interested in seeing how he could go about upgrading it. All specs that are known to us will be included inside this thread. If anyone could mention what he can actually upgrade into it would be greatly appreciated. Just to clarify; wanting to know what graphics cards/processors are compatible with my friends computer. Aswell as recommendations. http://imgur.com/0siqiDQ Motherboard NM7M-M

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what reason does he want to upgrade - to achieve what - games , video editing ???

is this a laptop, desktop allin1 , desktop tower ?

thats not all the spec
please do this

Tech Guy configuration

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I currently have a AMD ATHLON 800 with 128m ram 10g hd.

If I upgrade to an INTEL PENT 4 will I see much Difference inperformance and speed.

I have been told "not much"

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If you have ddram with the athalon you wont see much differance , some but not a lot . if you dont have ddram you will see a real change.

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Hello! I have been thinking about upgrading my PC for a while now, and I have been talking to some friends about what I should do for it, but I'm not sure that I trust them cosidering they are not experts in this field. I'm planning on upgrading my computer with a MSI GeForce GTX 950 graphics card and a EVGA 500W power supply. I am also considering getting a new processor, but I don't want to if I wouldn't need to. I am using the PC to play video games(Arma II in particular). Would I be able to upgrade my computer? And do I need a new processor? Thank you.

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@rilessrh,Your original unit is WIN 8, and that is a UEFIvBIOS machine.  Here is the webpage, and depending on the processor insatlled, it came with different graphic unit.Here is a site that will help you. You can punch-in your system specs, and determine the bottlenecks.   The site does make recommendations for processor, graphic card, and RAM.  

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I really need to upgrade this computer. I'm having a lot of problems with it, freezing up and just not working right. Is there a website that will help in this process, as far as what is compataible with what?

I use the computer for basic stuff, surfing the web, selling on Ebay, word processing, etc. Eventually I'd also like the ability to transfer my home movies to DVD, but this can wait for now.

My husband likes to play games, currently he's into Counter Strike.

This is what I have now, that I want to upgrade:
P4 1.3 ghz
Motherboard is ECS P4 VXMS
Chipset is VIA VT 8753 Apollo P4X266
NVIDIA GeForce2 Ti
512 mb pc133 sdram
40gb western digital HD, I have a 60gb I could use, but I'm thinking I'll need at least an 80 or a 120?

These are the components that I'd like to keep if it's recommended:

HP Cd writer (4x2x24x)
Samsung DVD rom sd 612 (12x 40x)

I also have a Creative SB Live Sound card, would you recommend upgrading this?

I have a Realtek 8139 series PCI NIC, I'm ashamed to say I'm not sure what this is?

I think I've included everything. I have a 300W ATX mid tower case, full size for P4 and AMD. I'd like to use this if possible, but not sure how to tell if it's compatible with other components, or if it will be big enough.

The only thing I know for sure that I want is an AMD processor, and probably an ASUS motherboard. Any other recommendations on the motherboard would be appreciated.

TIA, Danna

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Given my specs, what's the most effective way to improve my computer's performance?

Sorry for the vague question. Let me know if you need any more information.

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Real simple answer. SSD

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Could you help me
I would like to see if I could put 4G into my computer
I need to do it for the Cad programs Here are some of the programs I have.
Thank You Thank You

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How to upgrade your computer, such as adding a new operating system, and more?

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I've had my eye on an GeForce GTX 660 2GB for quite some time.I have a standard Dell XPS 8500 right now and I'm planning on upgrading it sometime. Some concerns I have are if I will need modular power for this as well as if my computer will be able to handle this card? It currently has a 460W power supply, but some have told me I will need modular power in order to run this card. I am positive that it won't bottleneck considering I run an I7 processor right now. I could use another computer expert's opinion on if it would be able to work with this card! Thanks!

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I'm not sure why you were told, you need a modular power supply. Modular is helpful in cable management for cosmetic purposes. Modular is nice but it is not a requirement. I currently have a MSI GTX 660 and my power supply is Corsair CX600V2 600W, which is not modular.

Looking at the specifications for Dell XPS 8500, I don't foresee an issue. The GTX 660 requires a 450W power supply, and your PSU supplies 460W.

By the way, were you the one I replied to on Newegg?

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Hi, Sorry if this is in the wring topic (I'm new to this forum) I'm thinking about upgrading 1/some of my pc parts for Christmas and don't know which ones are bad and need upgrading or don't need upgrading. I'm looking to play games like Dayz Standalone, BF4 ArmA 3 and games like that.
My specs just now are:

Processor; Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3300 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM); 6.00 GB
OS Name; Microsoft Windows 8
System Type; x64-based PC
Graphics card; NVIDIA GeForce GT640

My Budget is around 400 pounds
Thanks to anyone that can help !

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Sorry Posted this in wrong , it was meant to go In the gaming one

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I currently have

Operating system : Microsoft windows XP professional (5.1, build 2600)
BIOS : Award Medallion v6.0
Processor : Intel Pentium III, ~800MHz
Memory : 256MB RAM
Video card : All-in-wonder 128 pro AGP (from ATI and its approx.total memory is 32 MB)
DirectX 9.0
Disk drive : QUANTUM FIREBALL AS20.5
Motherboard : I think its an ASUS mother board

Can I upgrade it to run games like Battlefield 2? I do not want to buy a new computer even though it is from 2001.., I've heard I can buy a new AMD 64 Sempron CPU to make it better and a new motherboard and a new video card and more RAM and maybe another hard drive I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and my budget is around 400$ :unch:

Try to explain something to me because I don't know THAT much about computers, believe it or not this is a 10 years old typing this message. :hotouch:

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I bet if you look around hard enough, want ads, your local (independent) computer store, ebay, you could find a P4 used with a decent video card
and still be able to grab a couple stix of ram with the budget you have.
Sometimes the P3 case will not support a P4 motherboard, so you would need a new case as well. Shop around, lots of people upgrade and sell nice comps all the time. Happy hunting!

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Hi I am wondering if its possible to upgrade my current PC (its about 3-4 years old now probably bought from PC world )

I own a Packard Bell iXtreme J8510
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
RAM: 2 x 1GB DDR2
HardDrive: 290 GB
I will put the full spec's when i get home currently working and doing this on my laptop

Anyways' i was wondering if its possible to upgrade my Video Card on this Packard Bell model and if so what type of Video card is compatible for it? I know i can add about 6GB more for my RAM (it has a maximum of 8GB for the RAM) But im not sure about the Video/Graphics Card and im thinking if i try to add a new and stronger video card i might need to add a stronger Power supply too.

I will try to put more info regarding the motherboard etc. It's just that my PC doesn't seem to work fluently in my new software's i bought recently, mainly Photoshop CS5 and Corel Painter 12. Totally Slow's down when I open either CS5 or Painter 12 together with another software im using Manga Studio EX. It literally Slow's down when i start to add even more colors, textures etc..

Another reason is in gaming as well, Maximum output in a certain game and from 60+ fps (in normal graphics output) the fps crashes down to 10-15 fps. Even though my specification is well above the recommended specification on that certain Game, my PC is brought down to its knees :/

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I am looking to upgrading my computer and going from win98se to XP. The is what I am looking at, any suggestions?

Mother Board Asus A7N8X
CPU AMD Athlon XP 3000+ Barton 400FSB 512 Cashe
Ram Two Crucial 512mb DDR PC 3200 CL-3 non-ECC
Video Card Asus NVIDIA GeForce FX
DVI/TV-Out, 8X V9520-X/TV/128
DVD Burner Lite-On 16X DVD DualDrive
I have 2 hard drives, CD Rom and an Enlight case with a 300w power supply.

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Upgrading a system. Trying to get the cheapest price on these parts: Antec Solution 350W Power Supply -

Retail * Model #: SLK3700AMB....................$ 64.00

DDR266 • 2.5V • 64Meg x 64....................US $52.99.....X2..............$ 106.00
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JB 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE
Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM * Model #: WD1200JB..........................$ 82.00
Two removable trays for the hard drives............................................$ 40.00
Leadtek A6200 128 TD Geforce 6200 128MB 128-bit DDR AGP
4X/8X Video Card - Retail * Model #: A6200 128 TD....................$ 109.00
Pioneer Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM
40X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - OEM................$ 60.00

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Upgrading a system. Trying to get the cheapest price on these parts: Antec Solution 350W Power Supply -

Retail * Model #: SLK3700AMB....................$ 64.00

DDR266 • 2.5V • 64Meg x 64....................US $52.99.....X2..............$ 106.00
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JB 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE
Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM * Model #: WD1200JB..........................$ 82.00
Two removable trays for the hard drives............................................$ 40.00
Leadtek A6200 128 TD Geforce 6200 128MB 128-bit DDR AGP
4X/8X Video Card - Retail * Model #: A6200 128 TD....................$ 109.00
Pioneer Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM
40X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - OEM................$ 60.00

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This isn't a UNIX/Linux thread. Post it in Hardware or elsewhere.

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ok I have an HP Pavilion desktop that I got last april for my 8th grade graduation. I want to upgrade the CPU but I don't know if the motherboard can handle it. How can I find out? Also, I want to upgrade my computer with more RAM. Right now I have 512MB of DDR RAM. The computer manual says its expandable to 1GB of RAM, can I go higher without damaging anything? My dad's IBM told him not to go higher than 256MB and he's running 384MB with no problems. Thanx in advance.

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What HP Pavilion do you own? With Brand Name systems its best to contact the manufacturer to see what will work when it comes to CPU's. Generally these systems don't provide as much upgradeability aas opposed to customed built systems.

As for the RAM, this is depenedent on the chipset - chipsets only support a certain amount. You can check at www.crucial.com to see what they say for RAM type and amount.

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Hey techspot :'D. I haven't posted in what seems like years xD . I think I was active about 3 years ago.

Anyway, hello all members that I failed to meet in those years and welcome to my upgrade help thread ^___^ . Anyway, I'm off to college in late August, and I've decided that, to go with my new monitor and printer upgrade, I'm gonna upgrade my motherboard and possible my video card.

The problem? I seem to have fallen out of line with the latest computer news (I'm going to be a psych major, and I don't deal with computers as much as I used to), so I have no idea what I should get. I do want to stick with my AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ monitor and my 4gb DDR2 memory, but I have no freaking clue what motherboard I should get. I hear there's such thing as PCIe 2.0, so that sounds good, no? Also, I'm not looking for something that max's out games or whatnot, I mainly use this computer for PHP Programming and some gaming so I don't need something that is top of the line.

My budget, for both the video card and the motherboard is about $350. I think I can scrape that much from the graduation checks/cheques I got .

Anyway, I thank anyone in advance who is able to offer me advice, and help me setup a rig that will run stellar ^^ .

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Hi cfitzarl,
welcome back, I only know of you from your great posts in the gallery I have a couple of suggestions for you, if you don't mind coming in under budget. the Gigabyte board is a solid well performing board. the DFI is a personal favorite of mine, its more of a high performance board at a good price. the DFI board also has 2 pcie 2.0 slots if you decide that you want to up your gaming....uh...game..lol.
the HD 4850 will give you good performance up to 1680x1050 resolution with most games on high settings. a notch up from that would be the HD 4870 for good performance at 1920x1080. and yes we have pcie v2.0 now. its not a huge deal yet as no card out to date saturates the bandwidth of pcie 1.0 yet....although Nvidia is coming out with a monster card (the GTX 300) that might challenge that. anyway i own a similar DFI board and 3 of the 4850's and they perform wonderfully. from what needs you described, this seems like it may be a good fit and pairing for your x2 6000, let me know what you think and if I can help.


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I plan on updating with a new motherboard CPU and more ram. I understand that Microsoft considers this a new computer and my version of Windows 10 won't work. I have an OEM of Windows 7. Can I use the code from Windows 7 to get a working copy of Windows 10 or am I stuck using Windows 7.

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After the new upgrade(Anniversary update) whenever it gets to you, or if you are currently using Insider builds, and then link your Microsoft account to your PCs digital license, you can use this tutorial: Activation Troubleshooter - Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello, I have a three or four year old computer and i have been looking to upgrade it, since i do not have enough money to buy a new one.
What i am looking to improve is FPS, basically a smoother MMORPG gaming experience. I also would appreciate if you give me any pointers on any specific parts that are cheap but also do the job well.
Here is my info:

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.60 GHz
DirectX 9.0c
Driver : ati2dvag.dll

Thanks so much in advance.

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Hi Demon,
well definitely a GPU upgrade for gaming, however with that P-4, the biggest I would go is a gts 250, or a HD 4850. If you want DX 11 a HD 5670.

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hi, was just wondering how i could upgrade my desktop computer, i have two emachine dual core desktops (E4252) but we don't use the other one so was wondering if i could like hook up the two computers for double the power?, is this even possible (i don't mind taking the other one apart but don't really want to spend too much money

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I requested this thread be moved to Hardware.

You can't connect 2 computers together for "double the power". It doesn't work that way. eMachines are very low-end computers with puny power supplies and minimal cooling. The only safe options would be memory and hard drive.

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Hey guys!
I recently got a new computer (intended for gaming) which I feel could use a bit of an upgrade - I have a list of the parts that I have currently but I'm wondering what I could upgrade with a $100 budget (through EBay or Umart) I don't know if I'm posting in the right area I'm new, so sorry if I'm intruding

(Ps. it's around a $800 build)


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I'm soon to be rebuilding my computer: New graphics card, mother board, case, PSU, RAM, almost everything. I've been worried that I may need to do a fresh install of windows 7 (worried since my copy was OEM and I don't even have a disc for it). I've been using Windows 8 CP for the last few weeks, and I was wondering if there was a way to install that on my new machine instead of having to track down another copy of Windows 7? Or will just hooking my current harddrives into my new motherboard result in a painless start-up? (I've replaced computers before but never gone through a mass component-upgrade, so I'm a bit unsure how this works with a new motherboard being installed and everything).

Thanks for any help or advice you can give!

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You have to do a clean install of Windows for new motherboard.

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I am wanting to upgrade my computer, how do I know what I have and what I can upgrade on it?

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Well my computer right now doesnt let me play steam games for some reason and i need to upgrade some things so hopefully it will allow me to play them after i upgrade it.
The parts i have in my computer that i will be keeping are:
2 ATI Radeon 4870x2
1 150gb hdd
1 500gb hdd
Dvd drives
1100 watt Psu

So Im going to get the core i5 but im not sure what motherboard is compatible with it and supports crossfire. Also im not familiar with what kind and how much ram i should get. I believe thats all i need. I think ill just keep my current case but i will have to change my heatsink for the core i5 not sure which one is good. Please help

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If you got the budget, I'd look more at an i7 class system to allow more upgrade options.

You have two 4870x2 cards... wow... Two 5870s would destroy them... But I'm guessing you're waiting for the 5850x2 cards to come put

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Hey guys,

I have a Dell Dimension E520. I am looking to do some personal upgrades. I just bought two additional GB's of RAM, and had fun installing it. I am thinking about other upgrades that are not extremely difficult, and would make a difference in the performance of my PC. I am thinking of buying a new SATA HDD 1.5 TB 7200 RPM. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5764103&CatId=4357

Are there any other upgrades, anyone would recommend doing. Just note that I would be doing them my self, and I have never done upgrades before, but I am very eager to learn.

Any feedback/advice would be great.

Thanks in advance

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 model from 2004. Is it possible to upgrade my Pentium 4 processor, or add some more memory to it? Because I only have about 2 GB of memory. And my computer is not all that fast. And my processor does not have hyper-threading support on it. Just so you know, that my socket number is 478, which uses a Prescott processor type. I have currently a 533 Mhz speed Pentium 4. But what I really would like to get would be the 800 Mhz Pentium 4 with hyper-threading support. And I was just wondering if I upgrade my processor to have hyper-threading, will it improve the speed a lot faster than the memory will? This is what I really want to know from you right here. So should I upgrade my Pentium 4 processor, or upgrade my memory to 4 GB of Ram? What would be the better option for me? Please just get back to me about this important info. So thank you very much!

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because of XP soon death I'm looking for a new OS to upgrade,is it my configuration too old for w8.1 or should I go for W7?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 45 ?C
Brisbane 65nm Technology
2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (5-5-5-18)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3N78 SE (AM2) 47 ?C

I'll add sooner more RAM

A:Is it my computer too old for upgrading to W8.1?

You might be able to run 32 bit but it seems 64 bit will not work with your processor.

Microsoft confirms some older AMD processors do not support Windows 8.1 - Neowin

EDIT: Win 8 will work just not 8.1 64 bit.

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Ok so ill keep this short and simple i just need some help determining if the parts i want for my computer are compatible/ and or a good choice and if not than which are? i will just be using it for gaming nothing serious and i dont want to spend to much $$

(or possibly thinking of selling my computer and starting from scratch but would not like to do this if not needed.

This is my computer make and model That i bought this time last year.
Emachines ET1331g-o7w

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Amd athlon II x2 250u (this is very low which made me decide to upgrade in the first place)
NVIDIA geforce 6150 intergrated GPU - Replaced with a ATI radeon HD 5670 1gb gddr5
640 gb HD
4gb ddr2 memory

These are the parts i was looking at that i needed to know if they are compatible with my motherboard etc AND if they will run at optimal levels.

CPU - AMD FX 8120 8-Core Processor 3.1 8 Socket AM3 - 199$ . seemed like the most bang for my buck..compatible? good choice?
GPU - currently have the radeon hd 5670 that i dont think i need a power supply for but i was looking at these..
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2048 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card - 160$
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Lifetime Warranty 250$

is there a reason the 1gb superclocked one is 100$ more? which one is better, do i even need to replace what i have?
Finally memory,
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can anyone tell me if i can get a usb adapter for an old compute with ISA expansion slots?

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When USB specs were written, and since, they did NOT include ISA.

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here are my specs
Windows 7 Professional x86
Directx 11
Amd athlon 64 3200+
gtx 460 card
3.00 GB RAM
Motherboard-tried everything to find out what it is but for some strange reason doesn't show up on system information. its about 6 years old though.
Iv'e recently been looking to upgrade my processor and motherboard to help with better FPS in my games. i can run most games on high settings but i get a good bit of lagging. i wish to spend less then $300 worth of money on a good processor and motherboard thats strictly meant for gaming. any suggestions as to what i should get?
------------I ask cause i have very little knowledge about processors and motherboards.

any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you!

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I am currently using a laptop running Vista which has 2 gigs of ram in it, and it runs pretty slowly,both due to ram issues and a processor issue.

For Christmas, I bought myself:

and today I bought 2 of:

Which, when I get them into the box, will put me at 5 gigs of RAM, which is overkill I know, but the 2 gig sticks are just way too cheap and my ram at least will be future proofed.

Anyways, is there anything I need to know about the interaction of the ram and the Vista? It's the Home Premium version that comes with the PC.

Also, should I get the computer formatted and up and running, then install the 2 new sticks of ram, or just put them in there and boot with them the very first time?

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Home Premium version 32 bit only supports 3.5 GIGs of ram.

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I'm looking to upgrade my computer. I'l get a new Motherboard, CPU, case and possibly a fan. I'm going to keep the hard drive, the DVD/CD-ROMS, memory, graphics card, sound card ?, floppy--I think that is all.

What is the information I need to know to be sure that everything will be compatible? Any other info will be appreciated.

Also, are these 2 compatible with each other?



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Anybody have any info?

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Hey all, I've been looking to upgrade my computer for it to run a little faster and play some games such as WoW (right now even flash games play slowly, though I can play WoW at an okay framerate as long as I'm indoors and nothing much is going on). Here are my specs as far as I can discern:

Motherboard: SiS-661
Processor: Intel Celeron 330 26 GHz
Ram: 2x 512MB DDR (I'm planning on upgrading this)
Video Card: SiS 661 FX Series (planning on upgrading this)
OS: Windows XP
Power Supply: Not sure but it said 130V / 260V on it.

I was hoping not to upgrade ALL of it (might as well get a new computer at that point, I'm a bit wary of building my own - very afraid I'll end up with a bunch of incompatible parts or something), preferably upgrades in the range of $200-250.

I'm looking towards upgrading to
Radeon HD 4650: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121330&cm_re=agp_8x-_-14-121-330-_-Product
2 GB RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231039

I also want a PSU to go along with the card; I figure I'll need it. My current PSU says 130 / 260 V but I'm not sure that's enough. Any recommendations?

Would these improvements be enough to speed up my computer decently and run some games well (WoW)? Thanks!

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Junk the computer.

Thats a waste of $160 (video card & RAM) for a computer that was built slow back in 2004~2005... so those parts would not be usable in a new computer.

$400 for this Compaq AMD would be better spent... too bad its not using the AMD chipset. You could build a better computer for about the same money... but since your nervous you just may want to upgrade the Compaq. You maybe able to sell your OLD PC for about $50 or so to go towards the upgrade/replacement.

There is nothing you can easily / worth-while reuse in a new built/parts.

If you built yourself (rough cost) similar to the Compaq (Windows7 costs the most):
$60 - AMD X2 CPU
$65 - Gigabyte AMD 740 board
$60 - 2GB DDR2 800Mhz ($80~90 for 4GB)
$60 - 450~500w (low-cost PSU - by my standards) or $70 for a 450w quality unit.
$60 - 500GB HD
$30 - DVD-RW drive
$40 - mouse & keyboard (far better quality than what comes with a desktop)
$50 - case (quality) - cheap stuff starts at $15... and looks cheap.
$425 Base parts
$110 Windows 7 Home OEM (OUCH - told ya)
$535 Complete computer

$ 75 ATI 4670 video card PCIe

$610 Total

If you bought the Compaq and upgraded it to the custom build:
$400 + $135 (PSU and same 4670 video card) = $535.
*note: The desktop self-built system has more options and slightly faster CPU)

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I want to upgrade my graphics card but I have integrated SiS Mirage2 graphics card. I want to know how to disable them to put in a nvidia GeForce FX5700 PCI I am new to all this upgrading stuff so any help would be nice.

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On my gigabyte board with intel integrated graphics it auto disabled the integrated and detected my 6200. If it doesn't auto detect there should be a bios setting to set the display device to (pci/agp/intgrated/onboard/whatever), choose pci if you have the option.

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i am wondering if any one can help me,
i am looking at upgrading my computer i currently have:

EDC G31T - Motherboard
Intel Dual Core E3200 CPU
2GB DDR2 800MHZ memory
Radeon HD 3450 256mb with 1 gb hypermemory

i brought this in a bundle for around £100
now i have seen another bundle and am wondering whether or not this one will make a difference

PC Upgrade kit with CPU, Board, Graphics
AMD Phenom™ 8750 X3 Triple Core CPU
XFX ATI Radeon HD4650 1GB O/C Graphics Card
Sapphire RS740G2 ATI motherboard with performance cooling fan
AMD 740G + SB600 Chipset
320 Stream Processors
PCI Express 2.0
DirectX 10.1 Support
ATI PowerPlay™ Technology
6 Channel Integrated High Definition audio
10/100 Ethernet for fast networking and broadband
2 x DDR II Dimm slots supporting up to 8GB memory 1066/800/667/533 Dual Channel
Expansion slots: 1 x PCI-E X16, 2 x PCI, 1 x PCI-EX1 slots
4 x SATA II RAID, 4 x USB 2.0
Includes Call of Duty Modern Warfare Game

This is currently going for £129

Will this make a difference to my current PC and is it a good deal????
Thankyou for any replys.

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Hi and welcome to TSG.

That new set of kit should definately give you a performance increase over your current setup, however there are things that you must look at / consider.

1) Exactly what make and model power supply are you going to use? Your current one may not be up to the job.
2) That board only supports DDR2 RAM, it would be better to look for a DDR3 board for future proofing a bit more.
3) Its a MicroATX board, ensure your current case can support it.

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okay, so I have a Studio XPS 7100. And I would like to upgrade the graphics card (I do not know anything about computers). As far as I know, I would also need to upgrade my power supply. I would want to be able to play BattleField 3 on high settings. but as I said before, I know nothing about computers.

My questions:

What graphics card would I need?
What power supply would I need?
Would I need to upgrade anything else?
How do I know what parts will fit in my computer?

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You would need to upgrade the power supply to support any of the current addon video cards.

That model uses a standard mid-tower case, so card size shouldn't be a factor for most cards. All you would need is a PCI-E slot on the motherboard and adequate power.

As for card selection, I'd recommend the fastest card that fits your budget.

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I'm looking at upgrading my computer also, from an old socket 939 Athlon x2 4800+. I hear u DDR memory is very slow also. I can play darksiders 2 with 25-30FPS, TIME TO UPGRADE.

Choosing the AMD route is cheaper, the AM3+ mobos are not as expensive and the 1155 mobos with comparable features and if the 1155 is dead the AM3+ is a bunch cheaper then the 2011 sockets. with you wanting to keep using your current AMD CPU, I would go with the mobo and memory and upgrade to steamroller when it comes out. the Steamroller will not be a record breaker, but will be cheaper than a comparable Haswell Core, similar to the FX8350 and i5 3570k, and do very well in games.

as far as Future proofing

I do not now the minds of AMD or Intel, but trying to prepare for something a year or more out is hard to do. from what I read the Broadwell (5th Gen Core from Intel) will be a SoC which will, from what I understand, a brand new socket to accommodate the the integrated Ethernet, Thunderbolt, and USB3. and as far as the excavator goes it is highly likely that it will be a AM3+ chip as well because they are just advancing the architecture for Bulldozer and Piledriver and not drastically altering the chip.

As far as buying a AMD system because of the consoles running AMD
the choice to run an AMD x86 chip in the consoles was more of a choice to get more games to be made on consoles. I am sure AMD is hoping that companies that do multi platform game engines (Cryengine, Unreal, Frostb... Read more

A:Upgrading my computer

The outgoing Intel CPUs/chipsets/motherboards are looking like the real bargain at the moment, if you don't mind the "dead" socket thing. You can build a kick *** machine for a very tempting price if you shop around, and it will perform everyday computing tasks faster than the AMD equivalent and at least equal it in gaming prowess.

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This is my computer....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0AJ3VW6072
its a Gateway DX4380G-UW308
Ive maxed out the ram but would like to get a new inexpensive Hard drive 1tb or more..
An inexpensive killer graphics card
and i have know clue what else can be upgraded.lol
But if you guys could help and let me know whats comparable and what i should get
I mostly just make music on my computer but would like to start playing games also...
so links to what i can buy to upgrade my computer would be great.

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I know little about computers, I paid a lot of money for my current computer when I purchased it 2-3 years ago. (i know that is old in computer years)

My computer is real slow. Even slower since I got DSL recently, Below you can see my up to the second configuration (from GAteway.com)

I want to speed this thing up, will buying more RAM do it? I currently have 64M I think, they sell 128m for $90 I think through gate way, can my system handle the upgrade? Can I do anything else to make this puppy faster, short of buying a new computer, buying a Pentuim IV with a new mother board?

MY confuiguration.....
Intel Celeron A, 500 MHz
66MHz external bus

Intel Corp. WL81020A.15A.0004.P03.0004041700 04/04/2000

63MB physical
53% free resources
1 memory slots, 0 free (63)

Graphics Adapter: Intel(R) 82810E Graphics Controller
Screen Area/Colors: 800x600 pixels, 16 million colors
Monitor: Gateway EV700

C:\ (FAT32) 14662MB total, 6928MB free
(Scanned 1/7/2004, Defragged 12/20/2003)
D:\ CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD Drive

Network and Modem
(net) Microsoft Dial-Up Adapter
(net) Dial-Up Adapter #2 (VPN Support)
(net) Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adapter
(net) Microsoft Microsoft TV/Video Connection
(net) Westell Westell WireSpeed Dual Connect Modem
(hcfmodem) Conexant PCI Modem Enumerator
(modem) Conexant 56K PCI Voice Modem SF-1156IV R9A

Operating System
Windows 98 SE (Windows 98 4.10.2222 A )
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Hi, guys first time poster here. I'm looking to upgrade the specs on my computer , mainly the RAM the video card and the cpu. im really new to this so bear with me.thanks.
price range:150-250
CPU-Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
RAM-511.4 mb
video card:GeForce FX 5200
80 gb hard
running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

i like to know how to get the most out of the least amount because I'm on kind of a tight budget

thanks a lot guys.

A:Upgrading computer for WoW

could you give more specific information about your system?
cpu-z is a good, free and easy tool to retrieve valuable information from your system

the cpu might be ok but would be good to know if it is a celeron, dual core, hyper threaded, etc
also, what brand and model motherboard is need in order to recommend you any ram upgrade and/or video card..
you should be able to pick up a decent video card for under $100. something like a nvidia gt 240 or better a gt 430.
you should upgrade to 2 gb of ram with decent performance or 4gb if the price is right.

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I have a Dell 545s it has a intel core 2 duo 7gb ram and hard drive is 650 i want it to get upgraded my computer shop recommended amd fx6200 32gb ram i think 1000tb or 2000tb harddrive L3 cache because i have L2 cache now and a graphics card nvidia geforce are these good? i use xsplit and my computer can't handle 1920x1080 resolution quality 1080p but its fine with 720p 1280x720

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Without upgrading the motherboard you won't be able to add the AMD FX6200 as the socket type is different (the FX6200 is AM3+ whereas your motherboard appears to LGA775), and that motherboard (Dell 0N826N) only supports up to 8GB DDR2 RAM.
You'd also have to find out the wattage of your PSU if you're looking at adding a GPU, from what I can find your machine only has a 250W PSU but I may have that wrong.

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Well I have an older desktop computer and was hoping to upgrade as I'm not really intrested in buying a whole new computer here are the products I was wondering about:
What I'am not aware of is if all of these are compatible and what the result would be. Would this turn out to be a good computer with some ram like a Gigabyte or so and would I be able to play new games at a satisfactory quality. Also what is the x800 equal too in nvidia cards like is it equal to a 6800 ultra? Just wondering. And which mobo should I choose as well as what is the most cost effective amd processor I can get with it that can still run all the games I want? Lastly has anyone here worked with newegg I live in Canada so I kinda need to know about tax/shipping and also is there a Canadian website that is somewhat like newegg since it would be more convient to work with them. Thankyou.

A:Help concerning upgrading my computer

I'm sorry but none of your NewEgg links made it into your post. They have "..." in the cut/paste. Can you try editing/relinking or describing what the parts are?

It's also difficult to compare ATI and NVIDIA cards directly as they have different features and strengths/weaknesses. Putting these aside:
X800 XT ~ 6800 GT
X850 XT PE ~ 6800 Ultra

I do not believe NewEgg ships to Canada, but you may want to check. The only Canadian hardware source I know of is TigerDirect and they do not have nearly as good prices as NewEgg.

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Hi guys. I need help with upgrading my computer. I have Compaq 7594 -- LOOK AT THE ATTACHMENT. What I need help with is that I want to upgrade my processor. I want to upgrade my processor because I like to play games like GTA3, but all these new games play slowly on my computer because my computer is a little faster than the minimum requirements are.

I would build a new computer, but I don't want to waste the money that I have already spent on my RAM, because I will have to buy new, faster RAM. Now, I just want a new processor so I will save money (later I will build a new computer, but I don't have the money now for everything), so I only want to spend money on a processor for now.

Now, what I need your help with is with that I need to know up to how fast of a processor my motherboard will take. I want at least a 1GHZ processor, and I don't think my mobo will take that.

If it doesn't take that, then I want to buy a new motherboard also. And then I have more problems. I need to know if the motherboard will take my PC100 RAM.

Or do you recommend buying the fastest processor that my current motherboard will take instead of bying a new motherboard? This way I won't have to mess with a new motherboard, to put it in, etc.

And also, please recommend where I should buy the parts from.

Ok, so that's basically what I need to know, thank you for your help in advance.

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Hey all,
This is my first post on this forum so please be gentle. I am looking at upgrading my computer and need some advice. I think my graphics card is the main problem as i play quite alot of games but not to sure about the other things like my cpu, RAM and motherboard etc. If i was to go out a buy some bits on my own it would be all wrong and wouldn't work on this computer so i thought i would ask you guys first. My computer specs are as follows:

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name TONY
User Name Tony Martin

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name ASRock K7Upgrade-600 (4 PCI, 2 AGP, 1 K8 Bridge Port, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT600
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (11/02/04)
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A:Help upgrading my computer

Ya get a Geforce 7800GS AGP card. It is about the best you can do on AGP. Other than that you need to do a complete overhaul to goto PCI-Express video cards. I just made the jump but the 7800gs did very well on most games @ 1280X1024. It will need a little more power so I would make sure your Power supply can handle it.



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