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Are these Compatable with my current system?


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#1 Ninja Chachi

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:46 AM

Hey guys I have the Compaq Presario SR5130NX and I was looking at upgrading my RAM and Graphics Card but I need to know if these are compatable.

Proposed Graphics Card:

Proposed RAM:


And here are my specs

I'm not looking to spend a ton just looking to be able to play mostly Minecraft,
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:12 PM

They would work but you need a new power supply so it can power the graphics card up. Also you can get faster and quality ram at Newegg.

Ram: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) - $36

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W - $60

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:13 PM

Ok thank you very much!

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:53 PM

I apologize that I cannot offer you advice on the RAM as I am answering from my work machine, and cannot access eBay from behind our firewall.

What I can tell you about the RAM is the same as your manufacturer's spec sheet can tell you:
Dual channel memory architecture
Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Supports PC-4200 (533 MHz), PC2-5300 (667 MHz), and PC-6400 (800 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
Supports up to 4 GB*

This is to say, you can stick a pair of 2 GB DDR2 DIMM sticks into the memory slots of the CPU, and get the best memory performance.
It cannot take ECC-Registered memory, which is server memory. It'll support PC-6400, aka DDR2-800 RAM.
Most all Non-ECC Ram is Unbuffered, so no worries there.

Regarding the video card, while it will function perfectly within your system, for the price it's a total rip.

Here's a better one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150579

If HDMI port is a big deal for you, a DVI-HDMI adapter can be had for roughly a dollar these days.
If VGA port is a big deal for you, comes with DVI-VGA adapter.

Tom's hardware ranks that card 6 tiers higher. Plus, after rebate, less cost.
9500 is a crappy budget card. This is a better card.

If low cost overall is your game, there are some lower cost cards, but a lot of them dip down in the levels of quality that Minecraft can become harder to play.
Minecraft, despite its humble origins, is actually a pretty system-intensive game.

For more detailed information on where a card sits relative to others:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-card-radeon-geforce,3067-7.html

For even newer tech, at a slightly higher after-rebate price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131342

It's the same performance level as the other, but has DirectX 11 support instead of 10, same port config as your other, 3 bucks cheaper due to free shipping.

If nVidia's your brand:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150553
- No rebate, but free game, so there.

All three of those cards cost the same initially, two have rebate, all 3 of them are 6 tiers above the card you picked.

As for RAM, newegg will have your best bets. You'll probably see prices around $40-$50 for those 4 GB.
Here's a highly recommended, though $47, set of 2 x 2 GB so 4 GB -- if you're running Windows XP (or other 32-bit OS) you'll only see 3.5 GB but you can use 3rd party programs to make the last 512 MB accessible.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134193

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EDIT: It took me a while to compose this post, and an idea got lost in between, that the other poster commented on:
You will want an upgraded PSU to handle this equipment. Given the specifications of your system, a 500W should be sufficient.

Edited by Nicholas Basso, 19 November 2011 - 02:55 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

Thank you very much! I will most likely get that Graphics Card since it's cheaper and better! Also the power supply seems good! Thanks alot

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:56 PM

Is there some specifics that I should look for when trying to find a power supply?
Would some of these be good? WHich one do you recommend for a pretty cheap price?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:48 AM

The power supply i suggested before is 500W. But if you want to buy from Amazon, thisone is same as Newegg.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:42 AM

The power supply i suggested before is 500W. But if you want to buy from Amazon, thisone is same as Newegg.

. Yeah but I'm just wondering if all 500w power supplies would work

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:13 PM

Well I'm gonna get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148414

And this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.761461

Seems like a really good deal as long as I use those rebates :)

It's all compatible right?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:08 PM

Not all PSUs are created equal, you also have to keep in mind the output on the +12v rails and efficiency. That being said, that combo you just chose looks like a good solid PSU, and keep in mind it does come with a 4670 video card. Its a good card though a bit outdated, but for 60 bucks after rebate its a good deal, one heck of a good deal in fact. Though, if you want to just keep the 4670 as a back up and get some directx 11 support this card wouldnt be a bad deal.

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