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Found PC - missing parts ? - want to upgrade it

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#1 thedtmeffect


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:45 AM

I found a computer and I think its missing parts and i would like to put the ones that need to be put in there. I'm not sure what parts need to be put in there, so i would like seem help on which ones to put in
plus, i think i want to upgrade it a little.
I'm on a budget of 100-200 dollars

okay here it is:
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some specs
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okay from what i can see, its missing a graphics card ??? and a power supply
* i took the dvd drive out for a different computer :thumbsup: *

okay so, what graphics card do i need ?
what power supply do i need ?

and is there anything i can upgrade ?

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#2 fairjoeblue


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:12 AM

If you look at the back under the mouse & keyboard ports there should be a [blue] onboard video connector.

I would put a power supply in it & give it a try.
If it acts like it's on but you don't get a display the motherboard is probably bad.

HP used rebranded "bestec" power supplies which are best known for going bad & frying motherboards.
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#3 hamluis



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Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:53 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.



If you are willing to spend $200 on a system that may have a bad motherboard, CPU, power supply, etc...you probably ought to consider systems like http://www.ascendtech.us/customkititems.as...DTEMT5254X22350

You get a better CPU, a working hard drive, RAM that's upgradeable, warranteed product, a valid license for Vista with CD...and miscellaneous computer parts that work.

It may not be pretty...but it works and has some recourse for those times when it won't.


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