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PLEASE Help a noob to upgrade his desktop!


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I have a HP pavilion 515n desktop
and 2.3Ghz Intel celeron (i know...."celery" processor...haha...i get it....lol...)
256 MB DDR SDRAM Memory
80 g hard drive
64 MB DDR SDRAM Integrated Intel extreme graphics with up to 64 MB shared vid memory


ive heard my friends telling me about ATI graphics card? is this a feasible way for me to go for upgrading my comp?
can my motherboard even handle upgrades? what about RAM? im on a tight budget..... so do you figure i need to get my processor changed? maybe to P4?
will i be able to do that with my model? Should i upgrade processor first, then RAM, then graphic card? I DONT KNOW..........lol pleeeasse help! i need the knowledge of the wise..... if you need to know more your probably gonna have to just type my model up there into GOOGLE and look for yourself at what my comp is. PLEASE help me out! thanx!
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Get Everest Home

http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en

Click + next to computer then summary, post the details from motherboard down, avoid including any personal details listed above this
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CPU Type-Intel Celeron, 2300 MHz
Motherboard Name-Trigem Glendale
Motherboard Chipset-Intel Brookdale-G i845G
System Memory-246 MB
BIOS type- Phoenix (2/7/03)
Communication Port- Communications Port(COM1)
ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
is this what you wanted?
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Apparently the Trigem Glendale is manufactured for HP exclusively. If you got to crucial

http://www.crucial.c... 515n&submit=Go

You can see what the memory upgrade options are, this and getting a graphics card will improve things.

The processor speed isn't slow, so you can stick with that

Everest will tell you the maximum size of memory stick, number of slots and maximum memory.

ATI will tell you which graphics card you can use

http://www.atitech.c...ucts/index.html

Check with ATI which you can use then select the most suitable

See if you can update anything from HP

http://h10025.www1.h...t=307585&os=228

Edited by Keith, 11 June 2005 - 12:51 AM.

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ok thank you for all your help..... youve given me a big time push into the right direction. I've never upgraded my computer before. I now feel more confident about doing this. Thanks again! :tazz:
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Post a new topic when you decide what you would like to get, then someone can say if it is suitable
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hey thanx i have finally upgraded the comp....got some ram and bought a new graphics card! i made sure it said PCI on the case....hooked it up, and it worked! now the game definetly runs smoothly.... and the ram, works awesome. I definetly noticed the difference right away in the comp's performance. now my next question is upgrading my Inspiron Notebook 9300's graphics card.... is this gonna be hard? right now it has a ATI Mobility Radeon X300. Should i upgrade the card? i would like to, but im not sure, i want an expert's opinion . i also have 256mb RAM, should i upgrade this too? thanx for everything!
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Generally, notebooks are harder to work on,

http://support.dell....est.htm#1084976

ATI will tell you if the card is suitable

https://support.ati....ge&folderID=598
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