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Upgrade Suggestions: New Rig or New Hardware?

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#1 JoeJacques


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:04 PM

Hello everybody hope you're having a wonderful evening I am looking to upgrade my PC and need some suggestions as I am not the most savvy with Hardware. 


Current Hardware: 



AMD A8 5550 With Radeon HD Graphics 

Socket FM2  (904)







I currently have 10GB or RAM installed with Windows 10 I am going to upgrade that to 16GB fairly soon I am looking for suggestions of new Processors and Graphics Cards which would be compatible with my motherboard for Gaming: I am looking to run games like Overwatch and PUBG and so on if this suitable or is it better off me building/ Buying a new Computer. 


Budget as of right bow would be £100-200 for each Component as I wont be able to afford both at once I'd also like to ask what would be the best to get first a new Processor or Graphics Card.  

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:10 AM

Is your current PC pre-made or did you build it yourself?  I ask because most of the information I've found seems to indicate that the specific motherboard you are using is proprietary to HP and Compaq.  If it is a pre-made PC, you can refer to your owners manual for a list of compatible CPUs.  As for the graphics card, you will need to check the wattage of your power supply, which should be in the owners manual or on the manufacturer website.



#3 britechguy


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

If it's a pre-made machine, and the APU is soldered on, you may be out of luck, anyway.


The site cpu-upgrade.com, is good for doing quick research on what other processors will fit your motherboard if you built this system yourself.

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