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Old 06-08-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Need help upgrading processor!

What is the largest size processor that will work on my computer??? My computer is a Compaq Evo D51c. Thanks in Advance.
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After a quick search, it seems that your motherboard (HP 262283-001) only supports Pentium IVs. Your best bet is a platform upgrade.

Do you have a specific budget, and what is the intended use of this computer?
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:14 PM   #3
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I am on a budget of $140 and i want to play games. Is my best option to upgrade to a 3.2 ghz processor (if possible) or to just buy a new computer?
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What video card, RAM, and PSU do you have?

Also, is your case the normal ATX tower or the slimline version?

I'm gonna try to put together a new build for you that recycles any usable parts. If you can stretch your budget by any amount, say so because it will make a huge difference in what you end up with.
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I currently have no video card, i have 1.5 GB DDR ram and as for my psu... my input is 240V my output is 220W. please tell me what you think! "i know my computer is on the low end "

its not a slimline and i can go up to $250 hope it helps a little... if you need any other specs just ask.
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Okay I can definitely put together something good for $250. Can you make sure your case is ATX, not some weird oem form factor? Google and you can find some pictures of atx boards. Just make sure the holes are in the same places.
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I am also willing to buy stuff off Ebay and also can you include a price next to the hardware i will need... ex: xxx-$15
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Here is the build I recommend. Parts will come up one at a time so be patient.

Athlon II 240 $56 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-688-_-Product

Foxconn A74ML-K $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-188-_-Product

2x1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 800 $47 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-012-_-Product

antec basiq 430w $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371023

xfx hd 4670 $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150450

ok what do you think?
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Dell OptiPlex GX520 P4 HT <<<< should i just buy this and add ram and a bigger hdd and also a video card?
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Dammit my internet just went down. I'm on my EDGE phone right now, so I'll have to finish in about 30 minutes once cox gets the internet back up.
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