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Harsha0822

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Hi,

below is my current CPU Config, I am planning to upgrade the PC, main reason is to upgrade the RAM to 4/8gb [DDR2/3], and add extra hard drive and a graphics card I want to retain my existing HDD as well. Please suggest what are the other parts [like Mother board/processor] I needs to upgrade to obtain the desired RAM/HDD set up.

PRO INTEL 2.53 C2D
MB MERCURY 945 DDR2
RAM 1 GB DDR-2
HDD 160 SEAGATE SATA

thanks
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iammykyl

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Hi Harsha0822, Posted Image

We would need some more information so we can help you, please answer every question,
Is the computer a brand named like Dell/HP? or a custom build?
What case do you have?
What brand/model of PSU?
Is your OS OEM or Retail version, 32 bit or 64 bit.? Max supported RAM Windows, > http://msdn.microsof...a366778(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7
What will be the main use for the computer, general/gaming/workstation?
In what country will you be purchasing parts from?
What is you max budget?
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Harsha0822

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Hi,

It’s a custom build, 3-4 years back. I have two portions in HDD [total 160 GB].
One part is Windows 2003, I use it for SAP
Other one was Windows XP SP2, I think 32 bit not sure, which I use it for general purpose.
As the system has some RAM issue I think it’s not powering on
I use it for gaming also, but not a big gamer n all, an average config will do.
Cabinet : CAB MERCURY AXT
DVD-W SAMSUNG Black
OS shouldn’t be an issue, I have Windows 8 64 bits now, I can install that
Also planning for a lower/basic graphic card
I am from India
I don’t have any specific budget but hoping to keep the expenditure low. Also please let me know if I need to change the mother board or processor for this!


thank you

Edited by Harsha0822, 07 December 2012 - 10:21 PM.

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phillpower2

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Hello Harsha0822

I have seen instances where users have attempted to upgrade from XP to W8 and rendered their computer inoperable due to having an incompatible CPU and/or by not having certain settings available in the BIOS so if I may make a couple of suggestions while iammykyl is offline, check that your present MB and CPU are capable of running Windows 8 as it could save you a lot of time now and headaches later http://windows.micro...de-to-windows-8 + the Intel CPU identifier http://downloadcente...81&DwnldID=7838

Some further reading http://answers.micro...d8-c92d237b0edb

Also please note that in order to install a 64-bit OS which will recognize 8GB of Ram the MB and CPU must both have 64-bit architecture.

Just a FYI, CPU = Central Processing Unit or processor and a computer set-up is referred to as system or configuration, I mention this as not using the correct terminology could lead to you receiving incorrect or unhelpful information.
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iammykyl

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Hi.
Thanks for the latest info. Need more specific DATA to determine if to upgrade existing or replace.
Is this your CPU? > http://ark.intel.com...tibilityboards>
Is your Mobo chipset on this list, > http://processormatc...x?ProcNbr=E7200
Is this your Mobo? if not, please give the exact make/model. > http://www.cispune.com/pages/price.htm

Please download and use the tool on this site, please let us know the results.
We still need to know the brand/mode/ wattage of your PSU..

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Thanks for your welcome input Phillpower2. I posted before refreshing the site, my usual. Posted Image

Edited by iammykyl, 08 December 2012 - 03:56 PM.

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iammykyl

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Hi,
Been a while since we heard from you. Do you still need assistance? An update would be appreciated.
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