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#1 fortune7


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:34 PM

I had a previous post in regards to upgrades for this broken computer I have. Here is the Speccy link


It's been a year and half since I asked that question and here is the original post.


The mother board is now older and I just got a small gift certificate to use for best buy could anybody suggest my best options to purchase upgrades at best buy for this computer.
The current CPU is toast and needs replaced that's priority, and I'm willing to spend a few bucks for some new ram, maybe even for a new gpu. Any assistantance is great. Thank you all.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:30 AM

Hi, you will need to upgrade everything which includes the hard drive as that uses IDE and the ram. Do you have a budget and the uses for the computer? Also which power supply do you have?

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:44 AM

My suggestions from last year still stand, though you may need an altered parts list.  You will need to replace almost everything in the PC if you are wanting to get decent performance.  You need a new CPU, but if you get a new CPU, you will need a new motherboard, RAM, and a new Windows license, unless you are using a full retail copy of Windows that is.  If you simply want a new CPU and no additional upgrades, you can get any 95W or lower AM3, not AM3+, CPU and be operational again.  However, those CPU's are quite old.



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