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Upgrade help needed on COMPAQ Presario SR1365CL


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#1 kramt

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:49 AM

Hi Guys!

I have a COMPAQ Presario SR1365CL and the specs are the following:

Power Supply
Bestec ATX 250W

Base processor
AMD Athlon(64) XP 3300+ 2.6 GHz
1600 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)
Socket 754
Chipset
SiS 760/964
Motherboard
Manufacturer: Asus
Motherboard Name: K8S-LA
Compaq motherboard name: Salmon-GL6

Memory
Memory Installed 512 MB (1 x 512)
Maximum allowed 2.0 GB (2 X 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 512 MB DIMM
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slots Two
Open DIMM slots One

Video graphics
Integrated with up to 64 MB allocated video memory

Expansion slots (total)Slot type Quantity
PCI Three (two available)
AGP One (available)
DIMM Two (one available)

I have upgrades that I am eyeing to buy:

Video Card
EVGA 6200 512Mb

RAM
1Gb DDR PC3200 Kingston

Power Supply
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460W

My Questions are the following:
Are the components compatible for my PC?
Do I need to change the 250W power supply of my pc for the hardwares to work?
Do I need to take out the integrated video graphics first or can they both work at the same time with the AGP graphic card upgrade?
I've read somewhere that the EVGA 6200 needs AGP 2.0, so I'm not sure if Presario is already AGP 2.0.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:08 AM

Try this instead of the Coolermaster. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139008
Higher efficiency, more actual power, and Seasonic is the OEM.

The board has an 8X slot. It should be good to go for 1.5 volt 2X/4X/8X AGP cards. The onboard video should disable by itself when a card is in the AGP slot. Good idea to open up the case and see if you have enough room to fit a new power supply and videocard. You should, but I have seen too many Compaqs that have the short case, with a small form PSU. Sometimes a full size ATX spec power supply won't fit as it hits the optical drives.

Memory looks OK.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:33 AM

Thank you for the tip dpunisher. I have opened the case and I think it can fit a new power supply and AGP card

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:52 AM

Ideal upgrade:

PSU: The Corsair CX400 as suggested earlier.

RAM: 2 X 1GB Kingston DDR PC3200

GFX: Sapphire HD3650 AGP

Let us know what you think.

Good idea to open up the case and see if you have enough room to fit a new power supply and videocard.


Quite true. If there isn't enough space, you might have to settle for a Low-Profile card.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 18 January 2010 - 07:54 AM.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

More questions:

I have the same motherboard, would like to use an AGP ATI 9200 video card.
I also want to install an M-Audio 1010LT Audio card to use with
Adobe Audition.

I don't want to change the PS. It's quiet, and uses relatively little
current because it's only a 250W supply.

I'm also using have a second HD, a Maxtor 200GB IDE 7200RPM drive in
addition to the 250GB stock drive.

Seems OK with present setup, but will I need a more powerful
PS running the new audio and video cards?

Thanks,
R.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:36 PM

^ A good 350-400W PSU should do the job.

Some really good options:

Corsair 400CX
FSP Group SAGA+ 400R
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D
SeaSonic SS-350SFE

Make sure there is enough space to accommodate the upgrades and that the video card's requirements are met by the PSU of choice.
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