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#1 DONBEL

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:48 PM

I just replaced my old system with a refurbished HP system with an AMD Sempron 140 CPU. From what I've been able to find out I could upgrade the CPU all of the way up to an AMD Phenom II X3 710 as far as the MOBO socket is concerned. Is that true or practical?

This computer came with 3GB and maxes out at 4GB of DDR3 ram at PC10500.

Does it make any sense to upgrade? I don't use my PC to game but I am hoping to be able to use PSCS5 Master Suite.

Could you suggest a CPU upgrade that would be a significant upgrade or any other suggestions that might be useful? BTW the system comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Thanks for what you can advise.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:52 PM

This will get the specs of your computer.
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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 07:34 PM

Can't use that yet. Don't get the computer until Wed.AM. It's a pretty basic HP Pavillion. What do you need to know?

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 07:41 PM

The socket and which Pavillion model is it?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:06 PM

The HP model is p6517c. I cannot find the socket but CNET says the diff CPU.s will fit.
What else can I give you until I plug this mother in on WED?

Edited by DONBEL, 16 January 2011 - 08:36 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:35 PM

I recommend you buying this processor for photoshopping. Take advantage of 64bit windows by getting this ram. You have to remove the 1GB ram stick so you can put the new 2GB ram stick in. This graphics card should do, rather then using the basic onboard one. By doing all these upgrades, your experience with photoshopping will go well without a problem.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:08 PM

THANKS!!

So I can add that AMD Phenom chip to my mobo? Great. Do I really need to? I will add the extra GB of RAM but what would be the minimum CPU upgrade?

BTW, great info and such quick response. Thanx again!

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:42 PM

According to the Adobe Photoshop system requirements, it says Athlon 64. By using the one i recommended the program will perform faster such as loading up things etc. The OEM processor which is the Sempron is low end, so it might or might not work with photoshop, if does work it will slow or laggy.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:43 PM

Your motherboard specification is here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01925534&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=4229083#N95

The CPU compatability range is listed as:

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
Socket type: AM3
TDP: 95 watt
•AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)
•AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)
•AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)
•AMD II Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
•AMD II Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
•AMD II Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
•AMD Sempron 1xx (Sargas)

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:50 PM

That's where i also find most things about the motherboard. One more thing i have to add here, the graphics card requires a 350W power supply or higher.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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