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Old 12-24-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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I have an hp with these specs: AMD Athlon (tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM and i have an nvidia geforce 8800 gts and i wanted to upgrade the RAM, cooling, power supply, and case. Is there a limitation to how much i can put on the computer? If so, how much?
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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What motherboard do you have?
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:02 PM   #3
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Sorry, let me try again, I realize I wasn't being clear with my first post.

I have an HP Pavilion a1430n, stock, with an added Nvidia 8800 GTS video card.

Here are the links to the specs and motherboard.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...43642&lang=en#

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...dlc=en&lang=en

I would like to achieve better performance without buying a completely new set of hardware. If I upgraded the PSU, cooling system and ram, would I achieve any noticible increase? Would it just be a better idea to buy/build a new PC?
Also, is it possible to rip the guts out of this case and put it in a new one?

Thanks in advance
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Anyone here that could lend me an ear?
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:23 AM   #5
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Welcome to CF Man

Looking at that motherboard you can only upgrade to DDR1 RAM,DDR1 Ram is Old-hat-tech nowadays! You might want to consider upgrading Motherboard and CPU Aswell! So from the specs you have now i would recomend upgrading your motherboard,CPU,RAM,Case And Powersupply.

Let my know how you feel and what your budget is and i'll see what i can do
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