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Upgrading o/s and cpu questions


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I am upgrading from XP to Win8.1 64bit and also upgrading my cpu and video card at the same time.  These are my computer specs:

 

Motherboard: ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS, Intel G41 Socket 775 

O/S: XP Home 32 Bit, SP3, version 2002

RAM: 4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3, 1333 MT/S

CPU: Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200, 1.6 GHz, 512K, 800 MHz, OEM, Advanced

Intel G41 Express Chipset

Performance Series, Allendale, socket 775

PSU: Power Up 450 Watt ATX

HD: WD Caviar SE, 320G, IDE

Monitor: Samsung 2032NW, SyncMaster, 5ms, 3000:1, Dynamic Contrast, 20”

DVD burner: Memorex multi format, double layer

CPU fan:Ultra X Wind, aluminum socket

 

All I do with my computer is surf the internet, watch Youtube videos, and keep records in Word documents.  

 

Someone recommended the Dual Pentium E6800.  Is this the best choice for my computer?  Which video card would be a good choice?  I've heard that video cards around $30 would be more than adequate for my uses.  Do I need a different cpu fan or psu for the new processor?  Is it safe to buy Win8.1 from anyone selling at the lowest price?  Do I need to download the win8.1 drivers from the Asus site?  Thanks for any replies.        


Edited by aaaa44, 29 July 2014 - 02:13 PM.

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Could i ask why you are upgrading the CPU & Graphics card? Not saying not to do this. Im just wondering what the reasons are. (Slow response time,Just because)


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My computer runs fine, but some have suggested upgrading the cpu because doing so would increase speed significantly for little money and a video card card would improve performance and free up RAM that would otherwise be used by the onboard video chip.


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Edited by HelpMeHelpYou, 29 July 2014 - 05:24 PM.

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Gday.

Looking on the motherboard CPU support list, > https://www.asus.com...S/HelpDesk_CPU/

We see it is a Intel socket 775 (does not support i3, i5, i7).

and Yes, the E6800 is supported, and would be the best choice,

Specs > http://www.cpu-world...,603_23,493_20/

but, outdated socket type, would be extremely hard to find, expensive.

Not a viable CPU upgrade, would be wasting your money.

 

A add on video card would give better performance, (PSU needs to be taken into account,)  but I would advice looking at a new computer. 


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