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#1 ROZCKA

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:14 PM

:cold: Hi guys i'd appreciate some advice as regards some upgrades i'm going to make to my pc. I'm buying a new Cpu (Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06GHz Socket 775 1066Mhz 3MB Cache) and could do with some suggestions as to what would be the appropriate Psu and graphics card. Will I need some extra cooling in the tower? the cpu I have at the moment is 1.6ghz. If you can give me some ideas i'd really appreciate it............thanks

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

Before offering any suggestions, we need to know what you're working with. :)
If it's a pre-built, give us the make and model of the computer.
If it's a custom build, could you Publish a Snapshot using Speccy?
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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#3 ROZCKA

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:49 AM

Hi the make is a ZOOSTORM model number not known at this point.
M/B ...
foxconn 945G7MC-KRS2H
specs:Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Pentium® D, Pentium® 4 and Celeron D processors, Socket T (LGA775)
Chipset: Intel® 945G + Intel® ICH7R
Front Side Bus: 533/800/1066MHz FSB
Memory: Dual channel DDR2 400/533/667 x 2 DIMMs, Max 4GB
VGA on Die: Integrate
Expansion Slots: 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI
IDE: 1x ATA 100
Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID: 4 x SATA II with RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1
Audio: 5.1 channel, Realtek ALC 861VC (HDA)
LAN: GbE LAN, Realtek RTL8110SC PCI
IEEE1394: N/A
Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x parallel
1 x RJ45 + USB 2.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Serial
1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
1 x VGA port

Internal I/O Connectors: 24-Pin power connector
8-pin 12V power connector
CPU / System/NB FAN connectors
CD-in connector
One ATA connector
One IRDA
One buzzer connector
Front panel connector
2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
Intel Azalia Header(High Definition)
4 x Serial ATAII connectors
One Speaker
One SPDIF out header(reserve)
One Intruder header
BIOS Features: FWH 4MB, ACPI 2.0b, APM 1.2, PnP 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3
Support CD: Drivers, DirectX, Adobe Reader, SuperUtilities, Norton Internet Security
Standards/Manageability: PCI 2.3, USB2.0, DMI 2.0
Special Features: Dual Core, SuperRecovery, SuperBoot, SuperBIOS-Protect, SuperLevel, SuperStep, SuperLogo, SuperUpdate
Form Factor: Micro ATX (9.6” x 8.8”)

What I have on it at present:
Intel core 2 duo 1.6ghz processor
2gb ram
onboard chipset graphics no graphics card installed

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:26 PM

What are you doing to be doing with that PC? If it is gaming, don't bother, the Micro ATX size of the case will eliminate all of the powerful non-HTPC graphics card. I'm not sure which power supplies will work due to the size of your case. I also cannot find a compatible CPU list for that motherboard. Not all motherboards support all LGA 775 CPU's.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 07:31 PM

Good point, I don't see that CPU on the list.

http://www.foxconnsupport.com/cpusupportlist.aspx?type=mb&socket=Socket%20775&model=945G7MC-KRS2H&cputype=Intel

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:43 AM

Thanks for the sound advice guys it's been really helpful. Considering the specs of the M/B i have can you advise what graphics card to install then as it stands??

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:50 AM

the thing is i'm wanting a graphics card with an HDMI socket with it to connect up to my tv. Is there one that's compatible with this motherboard?? thanks for all your help guys

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:54 PM

I assume you are using a small case, which means, you will need a low profile card. Keep in mind that there are power requirements for all cards, I suggest having at least 450W if you are going for a Radeon 5750.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:42 AM

Thanks i'll make sure to have the psu upgraded and will install the graphics card that you've advised. Thanks again for all the advise i've learnt something new, and you've saved me paying out a lot of money for nothing glad I checked it out here first. :thumbup2:




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