I was given a PC and well it's not too bad even if it's a little old,
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard HP d530 SFF(PD427UC)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale-G i865G
System Memory 1536 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
DIMM1: Team Group Team-Value-400 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-4-4-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-4-4-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 142 MHz)
DIMM2: Samsung M3 68L6423FTN-CCC 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
What I would like to do here is turn this into a gaming PC for the kids, yes I know your all thinking I would not use this but money is tight, so I want to squeeze the most out of this and was thinking a new motherboard would be a good idea using the rest of the parts from this, but it's the compatibility of those parts thats making me a little jumpy, this one has an AGP slot and I need PCI-E x16
Could someone please point me in the direction of a motherboard that will get the best out of the parts, I have seen a PC with this CPU in and it flies along compared to this so . . . . ! any ideas please
If you need more info I can do an Everest output,
This link is all I can find out about the PC but they do not give you all info, also I'm just breaking into the hardware side and I'm not confident enough to choose a new board, I have fitted two PC's with new boards and both worked fine so I'm not too worried about doing the work but I want to make sure I do not purchase the wrong one.
Thanks everyone for reading even if you did not help
Happy New Year all,
Edited by MrUnderpants, 08 January 2009 - 10:37 PM.