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Windows 7: Which part should I upgrade for my PC?

09 Apr 2013   #21
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Hum for my two cents worth the specs for that Pegatron are all over the place most I can find are laptop related and HP at that yet the specs at the bottom state it is an Acer desktop.
Yeah, but the secret is in the CPU. Compare what it says in his System Specs and what's in the screenshot and then smack your forehead, but just do it lightly. The last time I did that, I had to put my brain back into my head through one of the holes in it! I had no idea that this could happen. My parents always warned me about that.
Oops missed that completely seems to be a few with double bunger threads just lately might have been a bit better if the OP had said it was not the Acer in the specs.eh?

I'll smack the head tomorrow mate as today I have a headache and - to be honest isn't going to make much difference LOL!!


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09 Apr 2013   #22
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Very general list, but here are the upgrades anybody can make. Best bang for the buck listed first.

SSD

Video card + PSU

RAM Kit
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09 Apr 2013   #23
TwoCables

 

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Hum for my two cents worth the specs for that Pegatron are all over the place most I can find are laptop related and HP at that yet the specs at the bottom state it is an Acer desktop.
Yeah, but the secret is in the CPU. Compare what it says in his System Specs and what's in the screenshot and then smack your forehead, but just do it lightly. The last time I did that, I had to put my brain back into my head through one of the holes in it! I had no idea that this could happen. My parents always warned me about that.
Oops missed that completely seems to be a few with double bunger threads just lately might have been a bit better if the OP had said it was not the Acer in the specs.eh?

I'll smack the head tomorrow mate as today I have a headache and - to be honest isn't going to make much difference LOL!!
hehehehe

Yeah, that's one thing I've noticed about SF: not many people say which computer they are talking about.
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10 Apr 2013   #24
Erkronos

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

So if I get a new GPU, I have to get a new PSU. Do I have to change the motherboard also? Note: I bought this PC 2 years when Sandy Bridge was introduced.
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10 Apr 2013   #25
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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So if I get a new GPU, I have to get a new PSU. Do I have to change the motherboard also? Note: I bought this PC 2 years when Sandy Bridge was introduced.
Well personally I don't know what the others think but I like a little overkill myself just because you have a larger wattage PSU does not mean you are going to increase your power usage it is tailors that to what capacity the machine is running at.

There are calculators that you enter in the power required by each component onto the respective slot and it will then tell you what total power will be required in a PSU I think adding 20% to that figure would be fine and generous margin but the others and Two Cables will know better than me the story behind that.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator is one

Thermaltake Power Supply Calculator another and
Cooler Master Power Supply Calculator - Standard

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator

just to give you an idea.

When choosing a PSU it is not always the best idea to go for cheap either and I am always guided by the +12volt rail amperage the higher the amps in this the better - to a point because amps X volts = watts
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10 Apr 2013   #26
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

No, all you need for a video card is a PCI Express x16 slot or better(and a capable PSU of course). Also, take some measurements of the internal width of your case and make sure you pick a card that will fit in it without hindering any other components.
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10 Apr 2013   #27
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
No, all you need for a video card is a PCI Express x16 slot or better(and a capable PSU of course). Also, take some measurements of the internal width of your case and make sure you pick a card that will fit in it without hindering any other components.
Yep I agree KB but as I didn't know what he has in the way of a PSU is the only reason I gave him what I did in the previous post. To be honest the size of the case never occurred to me as I thought he had worked out that the case had enough space
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10 Apr 2013   #28
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Having owned a pre-built HP computer, I know first hand that it's a good idea to make sure the card will fit and won't interfere with anything else. The PSU's in pre-built systems, besides being terribly underpowered for a GPU upgrade, often don't come with enough connectors for some video cards. I personally always factor in a PSU upgrade when dealing with a video card upgrade......assuming the one they have is an OEM unit.
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10 Apr 2013   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Having owned a pre-built HP computer, I know first hand that it's a good idea to make sure the card will fit and won't interfere with anything else. The PSU's in pre-built systems, besides being terribly underpowered for a GPU upgrade, often don't come with enough connectors for some video cards. I personally always factor in a PSU upgrade when dealing with a video card upgrade......assuming the one they have is an OEM unit.
Yep sorry mate I wasn't thinking that far ahead good job someone is I saw PSU and just swung into action like jumping out with a full kit on and forgetting to take the parachute

Yes I had the same problem with the GPU I blasted into buying for the Sandy only to find I needed a shoe horn to get it in
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10 Apr 2013   #30
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It gets really fun when you get to take a pair of tin snips to the hard drive cage!
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