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Ok.. So I'm not very smart with the inside of my computer so here it goes...
I have a HP Compaq dc7900 Small form factor..
And I need to know what kind of graphics card I would need for it.
And What kind of processor I can buy for it
I want dual-core or quad-core if possible.
I Play World of warcraft and want the lag to stop!

thanks :D :D

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Hi and welcome, can you please link to the exact one you have on the HP website? Or give me the product number here.
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Well the product number on the side of my computer says
463549R-999

does that help?
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It's a start. Here's what I've found:

If I search on the HP website I cannot find it. I even changed to searching the US site instead of the Australian site. (hehe)

If I search Google it brings up a lot of different specifications of the same model. And they all seem to say that it is a refurbished unit. So basically what I am looking for is if there is any more code after what you gave me. Do a Google search and you'll see what I mean, 463549R-999-xxxx <--- where those 4 x's are more letters/numbers to define the exact specs of the model.

But like I said, it's a start. :D
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i bought it refurbished from the hp website but im not sure where to find any other information on it
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okay after lots of searching i found this...
http://h18004.www1.h.../13029_div.HTML

can it help?
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OK basing on the fact I have no idea what parts are in your machine right now. You could easily spend quite a bit on upgrading this machine.

What is your budget for upgrades?

Also what OS are you running right now?
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I have about at max $250 but id like to keep it around $100 if possible. I don't have a lot of money. I am running Microsoft Windows XP professional (5.1, Build 2600)

Edit:
Also just to add here is my dxdiag
Processor: Intel® Celeron® CPU E1500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1994 MB RAM
Page file: 638MB used 3247MB available
Direct X: 9.0c

Edited by plus20frost, 04 April 2011 - 06:01 AM.

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Where are you from? Need to know what sites to recommend parts from. :D
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USA-CA
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OK so I know Newegg, it will give you an idea anyway. I will suggest here but shop around to find the best deal.

CPU:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115056

Graphics:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125314

Anything with more performance than that and I would definitely upgrade the PSU which may not be possible in that case... (i.e. upgrade to new case, new power supply) Either way this should give you a huge performance benefit over what you have, lag for the game would likely stop.

Make sure you update all your drivers first though, including BIOS as it might be needed to include support for the processor (it is listed for your computer though).

Cheers
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so lets just say i only bought the processor, would that improve things a lot? and do you promise it will work for my computer? lol



Edit:
is this the same thing?
http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B001OVBXIC
i know its the same price but i know amazon better.

Edited by plus20frost, 04 April 2011 - 05:26 PM.

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It should definitely be an improvement over the Celeron. I'm not promising anything, ring HP and make them promise!

Yes your edited link looks the same model CPU to me.
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