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


09 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Which part should I upgrade for my PC?

This is my PC. Can someone recommend me which part needs upgrading?



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09 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If possible could you try to upgrade the motherboard and ram together? Go with 2 sticks of ram so you can do dual channel. And a better motherboard would give you more future upgrade options.
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09 Apr 2013   #3

 

This looks like a pre-built HP computer to me. I'm not sure if there's much you can upgrade other than maybe getting a new sound card, a better hard drive or maybe get a solid state drive, and maybe a better optical drive. You might also be able to upgrade the memory and maybe even the CPU. However, I'd leave the motherboard alone because an aftermarket motherboard might not work because there are probably proprietary connectors that enable the motherboard and the case to work together.

I wouldn't upgrade the video card because the power supply in this computer is probably the minimum required.
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09 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
This looks like a pre-built HP computer to me. I'm not sure if there's much you can upgrade other than maybe getting a new sound card, a better hard drive or maybe get a solid state drive, and maybe a better optical drive. You might also be able to upgrade the memory and maybe even the CPU. However, I'd leave the motherboard alone because an aftermarket motherboard might not work because there are probably proprietary connectors that enable the motherboard and the case to work together.

I wouldn't upgrade the video card because the power supply in this computer is probably the minimum required.
Yeah I was having problems pegging down his mobo type. I googled the name and came up with nothing. So it's a pre-built HP, in that case I take back to what I said before. Not much can be done.
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09 Apr 2013   #5

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Do you need to upgrade question #1:
  • What do you want to do with your PC that you can't do now?
Do you need to upgrade question #2:

  • What are you doing now that is running very slow or crashing?
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09 Apr 2013   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
This looks like a pre-built HP computer to me. I'm not sure if there's much you can upgrade other than maybe getting a new sound card, a better hard drive or maybe get a solid state drive, and maybe a better optical drive. You might also be able to upgrade the memory and maybe even the CPU. However, I'd leave the motherboard alone because an aftermarket motherboard might not work because there are probably proprietary connectors that enable the motherboard and the case to work together.

I wouldn't upgrade the video card because the power supply in this computer is probably the minimum required.
Yeah I was having problems pegging down his mobo type. I googled the name and came up with nothing. So it's a pre-built HP, in that case I take back to what I said before. Not much can be done.
Oh, I was mostly going by the fact that the video card and optical drive show "HP". However, I also later remembered that Pegatron is usually an HP motherboard.
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09 Apr 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

IMO, the most noticable upgrade you can do to any computer is an SSD. It will make everything seem so much faster and more responsive. Other than that, I notice your ram is in single channel mode. I would consider buying a kit with 2 sicks and replacing the single stick you probably have with the 2 new sticks. Depending on what you do with your computer, 4GB is enough ram, but dual channel would be better. Check your manual and see how much and what type each slot can take. I wouldn't try to mix the old with the new.
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09 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Do you need to upgrade question #1:
  • What do you want to do with your PC that you can't do now?
Do you need to upgrade question #2:

  • What are you doing now that is running very slow or crashing?
Before anyone can make any type of recommendation, these questions should be answered. Maybe there's no upgrade needed, and the OP can save their money...who knows?
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09 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
This looks like a pre-built HP computer to me. I'm not sure if there's much you can upgrade other than maybe getting a new sound card, a better hard drive or maybe get a solid state drive, and maybe a better optical drive. You might also be able to upgrade the memory and maybe even the CPU. However, I'd leave the motherboard alone because an aftermarket motherboard might not work because there are probably proprietary connectors that enable the motherboard and the case to work together.

I wouldn't upgrade the video card because the power supply in this computer is probably the minimum required.
It is prebuilt HP PC. I bought this since it has i5 and got the monitor, 5.1 Logitech speakers and wireless dongle for free. The PC fine but the 6450 is lame. I can't even run MW3 at 30fps at medium settings. Since I am novice in PC gaming I don't what should I do when I get a new GPU such as 550Ti. I heard some need extra power supply.
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09 Apr 2013   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erkronos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
This looks like a pre-built HP computer to me. I'm not sure if there's much you can upgrade other than maybe getting a new sound card, a better hard drive or maybe get a solid state drive, and maybe a better optical drive. You might also be able to upgrade the memory and maybe even the CPU. However, I'd leave the motherboard alone because an aftermarket motherboard might not work because there are probably proprietary connectors that enable the motherboard and the case to work together.

I wouldn't upgrade the video card because the power supply in this computer is probably the minimum required.
It is prebuilt HP PC. I bought this since it has i5 and got the monitor, 5.1 Logitech speakers and wireless dongle for free. The PC fine but the 6450 is lame. I can't even run MW3 at 30fps at medium settings. Since I am novice in PC gaming I don't what should I do when I get a new GPU such as 550Ti. I heard some need extra power supply.
You will probably need a PSU with a larger capacity no matter what because the PSU in your computer could be just the minimum required to power what's in it right now. Besides, it would be a good idea to upgrade to a higher quality PSU anyway in order to provide cleaner and more stable power than what this PSU is likely delivering. I shudder to think about it.
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