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#1 Guest_Shortyaznkid_*


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Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:48 PM

Has Anyone have customized their Computer Desktop before?

I am following to buy parts for my computer to make it good in
multi-tasking, gaming, music, and entertainment.

My Current Computer Info from EVEREST Home Edition:
HP Pavilion 513
Windows XP

Processor: Intel Celeron 4, 1800 MHz (18 x 100)
Memory(RAM): 248 MB of RAM
Graphic Card: (I don't know where to look for info).
Hard Drive: HP Pavilion 40 GB

My Current Computer Part Purchasing:

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819116196
Memory(RAM): Searching...
Graphic Card: Searching...
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822144417

Unfortunately, I'm not that smart on customizing or fixing a computer. So can someone help me
find a Memory(RAM) and a Graphic Card for my computer, please?

Edited by Shortyaznkid, 15 March 2007 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:37 AM

In Everest, under the Computer category, right-click on Summary and chose Quick Report > Plain Text. Copy the summary part of the report and post it here.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:53 AM

or alternatively

Please download SIW
SIW is a System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. A utility that includes detailed specs for Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Devices, Memory, Video, Drives, Ports, Printers. It displays information about Operating System, Installed Programs, Processes, Services, Product Key (CD key), Serial Numbers, Users, Open Files, System uptime, Users, Network, Network Shares, and more, as well as real-time monitors for CPU, Memory, Page File usage and network traffic. SIW also displays currently active network connections, Passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, and more. A standalone tool that does not require installation.

Please post back what you find there and we take it from there..

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:56 PM

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003, 2004 Lavalys, Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v1.51.195
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer ALMER (Almer's Computer)
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2007-03-16
Time 18:53

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name ALMER (Almer's Computer)
User Name Owner

CPU Type Intel Celeron 4, 1800 MHz (18 x 100)
Motherboard Name TriGem Glendale
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GL
System Memory 246 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (10/29/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter Intel® 82845G/GL Graphics Controller (64 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1235229518)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

IDE Controller Intel® 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive ST340810A (40 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive ATAPI CDROM 48X (CD-ROM)
Optical Drive CyberDrv CW058D CD-R/RW (32x/12x/48x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 32440 MB (10183 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 5703 MB (1803 MB free)

Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC (
Modem Lucent Win Modem

Printer HP Deskjet D1300 series
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - USB Controller [A-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Printing Support

Monitor MAG0302: Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB]

(Moderator edit: deleted unessential debug information. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 17 March 2007 - 08:04 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 05:34 AM

Hi shortyaznkid.
The report is incomplete and doesn't tell us everything but it doesn't really matter.
There is no need to post another one.
The CPU and Hard drive you're looking at is not compatable.
The HP 513 (all models) uses a socket 478 cpu and IDE HD's up to 120gb with the factory bios.
Please see this link and post the info as there are multiple 513's.

Edited by HitSquad, 17 March 2007 - 05:34 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:17 PM

Model #: 513
Product #: D7217L-ABA
Serial #: MX246S0611
Software Build #: 24NAheCOR3
Hardware BOM #: 101
Software BOM #: NA80
Service ID #: 062-806

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:00 AM

OK Shortyaznkid.
Your system upgrade options are limited due to the motherboard and power supply. This is typical in most older oem budget models. I'm not saying you can't do it, but the cost outweighs the benefit and you would be far better off using the money towards a new system. That said, here are your max options:

1. P4 2.4 ghz socket 478 (lga478) (northwood, willamette). The catch here is that your motherboard, due to it's chipset, is locked at 400mhz fsb and cannot be changed. These cpu's run at minimum 533mhz fsb. They will work, but not at full capacity. If you buy an OEM version, it does not come with the heatsink and fan. A Boxed retail version will.

2. 120gb IDE HD. (ATA, UATA 66\100). You will see many of these state "ATA133". Again, will work but not at full speed. Look for a 7200 rpm drive with at least 8MB cache. ( cannot use sata drives)

3. PCI Graphics (not PCI-E). This is a big drawback. Even the newer AGP is on it's way out. It's all going PCI-e now. You also need to be careful here as your power supply will not handle a card that requires it's own seperate power connection.

4. 2GB PC 2100 DDR memory.

If you max this system out you will most likely blow the power supply. They put the bare minimum in these systems.

Not trying to scare you, just want you to know what you're looking at. :thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 18 March 2007 - 08:20 AM.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 09:08 AM

I'm in agreement with HitSquad on this.

(Plus, I get to raise my post count!)

Sure, if you upgraded that system it would run faster,

but, applying that same amount of money toward a newer

PC would give you an even more capable system.

I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:02 PM

Yes i am aware that my computer is very old. I have indeed been looking out to buy a new computer. Can anyone help me? I prefer a HP Desktop and the OS should be Windows XP

All i can find is Window Vista nowadays.

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