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#1 thehush

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:43 AM

Hi,

 

Just looking at upgrading my computer.

 

Which parts are the best to upgrade first. My computer is a HP P6-2000UKM

 

I want to upgrade it in stages, to help affordability. Any suggestions would be very helpful?

 

thanks all.

 



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 06:39 AM

I'm having a difficult time locating your model at HP's website.  Is this it?

 

What is your budget and what are you trying to upgrade it for?


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 07:58 AM

The link was broken:

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03065233

 

This is my computer. I was either going to upgrade which seems the cheaper option, bit by bit every month.

 

I was seeing which parts are the best to upgrade first. This will be my first upgrade and build, so though to try it on an old system that I have.

 

I don't really have a budget, but looking around £300-£500 

 

thank you for your reply.



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 09:08 AM

Hush,

 

Ok, here's the link to the motherboard specs:

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c02978278

 

Going by the specs in that link, here's my recommended upgrades that are within your budget range:

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£175.38 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  (£48.87 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  (£108.96 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £333.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-20 13:55 GMT+0000
 
By upgrading those 3 components, that will give your HP a good speed boost along with having a stand alone graphics card, that will move the graphical processing from the CPU over to the GPU, which in turns makes the computer run better.
 
Now... a side note... if you are using 32-bit operating system, it would be wise to switch to a 64-bit operating system. Reason is that if you increase your RAM to 8 GB and if you are using a 32-bit operating system, you will NOT get the full use of the 8 GB of RAM. With a 64-bit operating system, you will utilize all of the 8 GB of RAM.
 


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 07:10 AM

Thanks for the advice all I have upgraded now.






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