I will post some more questions if i come up with anything...
Thanks in advance!
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A whole new computer or a new motherboard? I heard that P45 and P35 motherboards fit Q9550. So if I get a compatible motherboard like P45 or P35 and a new Q9550 cpu and DDR2 RAM will my computer work like it was but faster?
The Q9550 is not compatible with your motherboard. If you wish to use the Q9550, you will basically require a whole new computer.
I have something 90 gigs free... don't have a lot of stuff on it.
Also, how much free space does your hard drive have? To find out, click on the Start menu, then click on My Computer. Then locate the Hard Disk Drive with (C:) after its name. Right click on it, then select Properties. sYou hould then see Free Space (designated by the pink in the pie chart).
Edited by cruise85, 19 August 2009 - 11:31 PM.
You're very welcome. Just a quick note: The Q9550 is a processor (also known as a CPU), not a motherboard.
stettybet0, thanx for a response! Is Q9550 considered a good motherboard in general?
I said you'd need a whole new computer because you'd need to replace just about every part. As you've correctly pointed out, you'd need a new motherboard and new RAM. In addition, you'd probably need a new power supply, and, depending on how many optical (CD/DVD) drives you have, you may need new optical drives as well. You'd also need a new copy of Windows, as the copy that came pre-installed on your HP is tied to your current motherboard. Replacing the motherboard necessitates a new copy.
A whole new computer or a new motherboard?...Can you tell me what I need to buy if I want to upgrade my current cpu to Intel's q9550? Motherboard and a RAM?
For basic use, that much upgrading is way more than you need to do. Simply upgrading the RAM, as I suggested in my last post, should be sufficient unless you are doing things like playing games, editing/encoding video or audio, or doing other demanding activities.
So if I get a compatible motherboard like P45 or P35 and a new Q9550 cpu and DDR2 RAM will my computer work like it was but faster?
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