Upgrading Friend's HP PC 5 replies

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#1 13 years ago

Hello again guys. I'm upgrading my friends HP computer. This is what he has: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?cc=us&docname=c00280648&lc=en

If you didn't notice. That is integraded graphics, and no AGP port. So I'm getting him a new mobo and graphics card. I just would like you guys to check things over to make sure everything will comply.


Graphics Card

Two things that are bothering me is, (1) I don't know his case/mobo size. I'm presuming that its ATX. (2) I don't know if he has SATA150 or SATAII.


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#2 13 years ago
Pethegreat VIP Member

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#3 13 years ago

All the HP's, dell's and gateways have propitary motherboards. You can't install a motherboard from newegg in that case.

The next best thing is to take the processor, ram, drives, and perphals and install it all in a new case.

Johnny Mullet

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#4 13 years ago

If you don't want to replace the MB, then you can install a FX5700 PCI card with 256MB RAM. I had one in my Dell that performed quite well for a PCI card.

You may also want to bump the system RAM up to 1GB


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#5 13 years ago

Yeah 1GB of ram really makes a big difference

Cap'n Rommel

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#6 13 years ago

a great pc... WITH PCI ONLY, wtf are they doing... damit its stupid