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#1 Desert Eagle

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:33 PM

I have been thinking of replacing my current PSU and RAM, well actually adding more RAM. Anyways I have some questions that I have
in mind for anyone that reads this so that I can know what my further plans will be.

I have found a PSU for my computer, but I do not know if it will meet the requirements for my computer.
My computer is exactly like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16883107292

This is PSU I choice when I was searching for one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817103940

My current PSU doesn't have a sticker that doesn't state it's information and whatnot. It's very weird.

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My next question is that having 2 RAMS that are identical and having two new RAMs installed, but not identical to the other RAMs.
Would they be able to work? Like have 2 sets of RAMs but different company and whatnot. Also How Do I know if my computer is
able to use those RAMs.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:25 AM

If you look on the PSU there should be a label indicating the make and model, you can google that and find out what the specs are for it. You can use the Newegg Power Calculator to determine what you need.

Most motherboards now are capable of running the RAM in dual channel which is much faster. In order to run in dual channel the modules need to have the exact same specs. If you are going to add more RAM you should match the new RAM with the two existing modules. Matched modules from the same manufacturer is the easiest way to insure that there will be no problem, but you can use modules from other companies as long as the specs match exactly.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:19 AM

Okay I found it:

http://www.itwinkle.com/beathp3024ps.html

Bestec 24Pin SATA Power Supply OEM
HP P/N: 5188-2625
Bestec 300 w ATX-300-12z Rev.: DDR power supply
Input: 100-127V-7A; 200-240V-4A
Output: +12V-19A, -12-0.8A,+5-30A, +5VSB-2A, +3.3V-28A
+5V&+3.3V 180W MAX, +5V&-12V 288W MAX


So how do I know if the PSU I found which is the Corsair, will be a good replacement for
my current PSU and if it met the requirements.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...k=Corsair%2bPSU

I got the RAM covered I think. I'll just buy 4 new identical RAMs.

Edit* My current width: L x W x H
Current PSU: 150 x 140 x 86
PSU I want: 150 x 150 x 150

Width is 10mm bigger =\ Should I still buy it? lol

Edited by Desert Eagle, 24 April 2008 - 02:37 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:42 AM

Why are you replacing the PSU? Did it die, or is it too small?

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:04 AM

i had a compaq computer with the same brand power supply and any power supply is better than the bestec ones.

Here is the complete specs list for your computer

HP comp specs

It says the RAM speed supported is PC2-4200 but if your buying ram i would see if your able to put in faster ddr2

Edited by Lucky23, 24 April 2008 - 11:04 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:17 AM

Here is another spec sheet on your comp

Hp Specs

also it states on this sheet that you motherboard supports DDR2 667 so thats the type of RAM you would want to upgrade to because it will be faster RAM then the RAM that came with the comp.

Specs sheet shows that it supports 64 X2 processors so you could probably upgrade to processor to alot faster dual core if you wanted to.

You should be able to choose any of these processors to upgrade to.

AMD 64 X2

Edited by Lucky23, 24 April 2008 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

The reason to why I am replacing my PSU is because the Wattages are insufficient towards any new hardware that I may buy in the future such
as, Graphics Card, etc.

So I'm still wondering if my current PSU can be replaced by the Corsair PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...k=Corsair%2bPSU


Now for the RAM, and I think one of you said I am capable of running DDR2 RAMs,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134012

Finally for the CPU I've found one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103228


Please tell me if all these would be capable of being runned and replaced by the current hardwares I have.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:00 PM

The PSU in that computer is a 24 pin ATX form factor, any with the wattage that you need will work. It will help if you know what graphics cards you are going to use so that you will know the amperage needed for the 12V rail.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:41 PM

Can you help me find one than please.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:51 PM

The PSU that you provided the link to will work just fine. ATX in a industry standard adhering to size and configuration, in the case of a PSU it is the dimensions and pin configuration. Any of the PSUs on this page will work in your computer.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:42 AM

Sweet! =)

Okay now for the RAM and CPU. Are they capable of replacing my current parts?
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:27 AM

CPU you should drop in fine but i would still do some searching around on yahoo or google to make sure that everything will work fine. As for the RAM you motherboard supports DDR2 but in the second spec sheet it only says it supports up to DDR2 PC 5300 so the RAM you picked might not be supported. You will have to choose PC5300 RAM unless someone knows that PC6400 will be supported also.

Also the PSU you picked is a good PSU and will have enough amps for most video cards on the maket right now

Edited by Lucky23, 25 April 2008 - 01:49 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:01 AM

That motherboard has four expansion slots and supports DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-4200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot according to Crucial.

That motherboard also supports AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, and Sempron processors, so yes it will support that CPU. Are you aware that you will need to clean the CPUs heat spreader (the metal surface of the CPU that couples with the heat sink) and apply thermal compound when you install the new CPU?

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:04 PM

In somewhat I knew that, but I didn't know exactly what to apply to the CPU's heat spread.

Time for the overview:
CPU + Thermal Compound ($163 + $16 = $179)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103228
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835100008

PSU ($125 = $125)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...k=Corsair%2bPSU

RAM DDR2-6400 ($48 + $48 = $96)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134012

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That should total up to $400 + S&S. That's going to be a while but should be worth my money.

The manual book has instructions for applying thermal compound onto the CPU right?

Edited by Desert Eagle, 25 April 2008 - 03:04 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:58 PM

Thermal compound instructions
http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm
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