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#1 firekid2k

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:49 AM

Hello,

Im looking for some advice. I have a computer that i have had for about 9 years. I did a couple of upgrades over the past couple years. I accidentally upgraded it to windows 10 earlier this year which has cause problems ever since. So, figured its time to just go ahead and add some upgrades to it again. may I get some advice? It would be awesome if you could explain Barney style to a guy who doesn't know a lot about building computers. 


Current build:
ASUS P5n73-AM (original)
G Skill PC2-6400 2G x 2 F2-6400 CL5D-46BPQ (bought a year or 2 ago)
WD WD2500AAJS (original)
EN210silent/DI/1GD3/V2(LP) (2 y/o)
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR (2 y/o)
NZXT old case (original) 

THANKS IN ADVANCE!



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 10:44 AM

Probably new graphic card is only worthwhile upgrade. But what processor?

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:18 PM

intel 05 e2180 pentium dual-core

Couldn't find it at first. Then I realized it was under a fan. Lol! It had like this goo on it I had to clean off to read.

The "en210" is the grafic card right? Have suggestions for a new one?

Probably new graphic card is only worthwhile upgrade. But what processor?



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:37 PM

Used and Very cheap Core 2 Quad CPU would be decent CPU upgrade.

It's somewhat hard to find worse graphic card you already have. Something like Radeon R7 270 or similar would make that decent gaming machine, with new CPU of course.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:48 PM

Ok. I'll Google some options. Thanks.


Used and Very cheap Core 2 Quad CPU would be decent CPU upgrade.It's somewhat hard to find worse graphic card you already have. Something like Radeon R7 270 or similar would make that decent gaming machine, with new CPU of course.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 04:09 PM

intel 05 e2180 pentium dual-core

Couldn't find it at first. Then I realized it was under a fan. Lol! It had like this goo on it I had to clean off to read.

That 'goo' that you are referring to is called thermal paste. You need to buy new thermal paste (it costs like $5) and apply a little bit of it on the CPU before you put the fan back on top of it, so that it doesn't overheat as easily.:)



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

 

intel 05 e2180 pentium dual-core

Couldn't find it at first. Then I realized it was under a fan. Lol! It had like this goo on it I had to clean off to read.

That 'goo' that you are referring to is called thermal paste. You need to buy new thermal paste (it costs like $5) and apply a little bit of it on the CPU before you put the fan back on top of it, so that it doesn't overheat as easily. :)

 

good to know.






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