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Upgrading an Old PC


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#1 TensePicturesTV

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

So, I am planning to upgrade my Dad's old Computer (An HP Pavilion a6177c) I think all of the upgrades I am making works, except for the processor. I have an Asus IPIBL-LA Motherboard, and I need to know which processors work with it. I will leave a link to every upgrade I am trying to make (So you can make sure they work or not), but I mainly want to focus on a processor. If it could be under 100$ that would be great.

 

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PC Specs:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01093059&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

 

Motherboard: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01077641&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

 

Graphics Card: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-geforce-gt-610-graphic-card-810-mhz-core-2-gb-ddr3-sdram-pci-express-2-0-x16-low-profile/1306802213.p?id=mp1306802213&skuId=1306802213

 

Windows 7: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/windows-7-professional-with-service-pack-1-64-bit-license-and-media-1-pc-pc/3654008.p?id=1219092580328&skuId=3654008&st=windows%207%20professional&lp=2&cp=1

 

Hard Drive (External): http://www.bestbuy.com/site/expansion-1tb-external-usb-3-0-portable-hard-drive-expansion-portable-drive/7028043.p?id=1218822594532&skuId=7028043&st=seagate%20external%20hard%20drive&cp=1&lp=11

 

RAM: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-optima-2gb-pc2-6400-ddr2-dimm-memory/8990283.p?id=1218006819673&skuId=8990283

 

Power Supply: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/500w-power-supply-unit/1309606733.p?id=mp1309606733&skuId=1309606733&st=power%20supply&cp=3&lp=4#tab=overview

 

Processor That Probably Won't Work: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pentium-dual-core-g2030-3ghz-desktop-processor/1309682454.p?id=mp1309682454&skuId=1309682454&st=categoryid$abcat0507010&cp=3&lp=2#tab=buyingOptions

 

 



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:47 PM

You're correct that the processor won't work.  It requires an 1155 socket and your dad's HP has a socket 775 board.  There aren't any processor upgrade paths with that board that will yield noticeable performance improvement so it's something of a dead end.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:18 PM

So, would I be able to upgrade, or not?



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:39 PM

socket 775 is a conundrum.sometimes it will go as high as a core 2 quad, other mobos with socket 775 can only go as high as a celeron d or pentuim 4.

 

it looks like you already have a core 2 duo which means your cpu upgrade can go up to the venerable core 2 quad 9650, which in my opinion is worthy of an upgrade if it is under 150 bucks. if it was one of those motherboards that can't go higher than a pentium 4 or celeron d, then i would say what most other users would say, save up the upgrade dollars for a whole new PC with an i3 or i5 in it.


Edited by synergy513, 25 April 2014 - 08:40 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:47 PM

With one of these if you want to buy used

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=intel+lga+775+cpu+q9600&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xintel+lga+775+cpu+q9550&_nkw=intel+lga+775+cpu+q9550&_sacat=0

 

List of compatible processors http://ark.intel.com/products/31914/Intel-82G33-Graphics-and-Memory-Controller#@compatibility



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:54 PM

yes, the c2q is definitely still a screamer cpu that can still handle the modern tasks well. i have one in my common use PC, mine is a 6600 @ 2.4ghz though . it was quite famous in its day for the generous L2 cache.

 

i have to ask about the gt 610 you are contemplating though, wouldn't you much rather part with a few more bucks and splurge on a fancy hd 7770?


Edited by synergy513, 25 April 2014 - 08:59 PM.

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