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#1 skeeter395

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:08 PM

I am looking to upgrade both my motherboard and cpu. I have a compaq with motherboard

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4G533LA REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. 3.16 08/05/2003

and cpu

2.60 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache

I would like to go to a duo processor. Can I do this upgrade without buying a new computer and if so any suggestions?

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:45 PM

Most likely you won't be able to do this with a Compaq because of the proprietary nature of the parts. Give us the exact make and model of the Compaq so that we can check it out.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:35 PM

Compaq Presario 061 DM172A-ABA S5100NX NA310 0n41411RE101ECHO 10

Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

Thanks for the fast reply.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:55 PM

Ok I have the computer on Compaq's website. It looks like you may be able to use your Hard drive, Your cdrom or DVD rom drive, and your modem.. Some Compaq computers use a proprietary Power supply So you may not be able to re-use your old one. So for the new parts you will need a Motherboard, Ram, Processor, power supply. And if the new motherboard doesn't include onboard video you will need a Video card too.

Edit: forgot the power supply

Edited by Sneakycyber, 21 May 2007 - 02:56 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:04 PM

Thanks for the help. What should I look for in a motherboard like Socket number and such and can I go with amd or do I have to stay with intelfor a cpu. Thanks again for the help.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:29 PM

Depends on how much money you want to spend and what the computer will be used for.. AMD will be less expensive, And Intel core 2 duo processors are among the fastest processors available at the present time. If you need help deciding there is a chart that might help.. http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html. As for what kind of motherboard you need it will depend on what processor you intend to get

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:34 PM

Add a new case to that also.

For a Core 2 Duo processor, you'll need a socket 775 motherboard. But not all socket 775 motherboards will handle a Core 2 Duo - so read the specs before buying.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:35 PM

Woops your right I did miss the case :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:39 PM

Ok I have narrowed down my options so I have one more question. the specs for the motherboard says IDE UDMA/33 or 66 or 100 and the other motherboard says IDE ATA/133 does this matter to me as I am running IDE cables.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:51 PM

you would be much better off to build a new box from scratch
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:11 PM

ya I am starting to see that. Thanks for all the help

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:20 PM

What's the model of the new motherboard?

Edit: According to Research. If your HDD is Ultra DMA 33 it will work on a Motherboard that is Ultra ATA 133 But the drive will run at the slower speed. The cables are slightly different. Anything faster then ATA 33 requires the 80 conductor cable.

Note: ATA 33 is the same as Ultra DMA 33

Reference list:

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/conf_Cable80.htm

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/modesUDMA-c.html

Edited by Sneakycyber, 21 May 2007 - 06:36 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 07:45 PM

what if I can't find a case that matches the motherboard outputs do I just cut it out or what?

motherboard is: Abit IB9 Intel 965 Socket 775 Motherboard

case: Axpertec Inc
Xion II Mid-T

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:36 AM

Most motherboards come with an "I/O panel" packaged with it. This panel will fit the "knockout" in the back of the case. Be careful tho' - I've messed up a few of them by knocking out too much. Carefully compare the knockout with the outputs on the mobo and with the panel that came with the mobo.
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