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HP TouchSmart IQ526t Upgrade??????


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#1 spawn1980

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:48 PM

I recently got a hold of this computer as a secondary and was wondering if it's possible to upgrade it to make it any faster? ? I have some ideas but I'm not sure if it would work for example.

Replace current hdd and install either a 90gb ssd or hybrid nano.
replace current ram with a Hyper X

I don't know the max it can hold yet on either the ram or if it can accept ssd hdd.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

There is no way that HyperX memory will fit in the slot since it has large heatsink. A SSD is possible but the HP site does not specify enough information on what size drive they use, but i would have a guess that it would be a 2.5" hard drive.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

There is no way that HyperX memory will fit in the slot since it has large heatsink. A SSD is possible but the HP site does not specify enough information on what size drive they use, but i would have a guess that it would be a 2.5" hard drive.

Does this look right to you? That is my model number but without the "T"

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=TouchSmart%20IQ526&Cat=RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007609%20600006176%20600000426%20600000401&IsNodeId=1&name=8GB%20%282%20x%204GB%29

Looks like it takes the 3.5 HDD
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01498883&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c01501601/en_us/c01498883/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3894867

Edited by spawn1980, 14 January 2012 - 08:30 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:17 PM

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:24 AM

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

I actually found out everything about it from this hp site.. But I still don't know if it will work with ssd or seagate hybrid hdd

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&document=&docname=c01640565&product=3894867

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

I've seen that page already but it is still not enough information, i still need to get that Speccy snapshot.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:20 AM

Speccy isn't needed. Clicking around HP's site would help find the information. If your computer is the HP TouchSmart IQ526t CTO, this is the spec page. According to HP's site, that all-in-one uses 200-pin SO-DIMM's, which are laptop memory and not too unusual for PC's of that type. This lists all of the optional hardware HP has for it. This lists how to upgrade the hard drive. That PC uses a drive cage for installing the hard drive, so an SSD is possible. Many SSD's come with a bracket for making 2.5-inch drives fit into 3.5-inch drive bays. Intel includes them with their drives.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

Speccy isn't needed. Clicking around HP's site would help find the information. If your computer is the HP TouchSmart IQ526t CTO, this is the spec page. According to HP's site, that all-in-one uses 200-pin SO-DIMM's, which are laptop memory and not too unusual for PC's of that type. This lists all of the optional hardware HP has for it. This lists how to upgrade the hard drive. That PC uses a drive cage for installing the hard drive, so an SSD is possible. Many SSD's come with a bracket for making 2.5-inch drives fit into 3.5-inch drive bays. Intel includes them with their drives.

Ok So I guess it can only support sata II and not Sata III. Oh well that's still damn good I was actually looking at this ssd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171545

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

Actually, SATA III is backwards compatible with SATA II, so any drive will work. I like Intel drives, but they are always much more expensive. I'm not sure if that SSD you linked to includes a bracket. Samsung also makes good drives, after all, most of the NAND memory is made by them anyway.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:17 PM

Actually, SATA III is backwards compatible with SATA II, so any drive will work. I like Intel drives, but they are always much more expensive. I'm not sure if that SSD you linked to includes a bracket. Samsung also makes good drives, after all, most of the NAND memory is made by them anyway.

Cool thanks. Guess it's time to upgrade

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