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Windows 7: Upgrading computer

09 Sep 2013   #1
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Upgrading computer

I have a Dell 545s it has a intel core 2 duo 7gb ram and hard drive is 650 i want it to get upgraded my computer shop recommended amd fx6200 32gb ram i think 1000tb or 2000tb harddrive L3 cache because i have L2 cache now and a graphics card nvidia geforce are these good? i use xsplit and my computer can't handle 1920x1080 resolution quality 1080p but its fine with 720p 1280x720


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09 Sep 2013   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Without upgrading the motherboard you won't be able to add the AMD FX6200 as the socket type is different (the FX6200 is AM3+ whereas your motherboard appears to LGA775), and that motherboard (Dell 0N826N) only supports up to 8GB DDR2 RAM.
You'd also have to find out the wattage of your PSU if you're looking at adding a GPU, from what I can find your machine only has a 250W PSU but I may have that wrong.
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09 Sep 2013   #3
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The motherboard is being upgraded too and the DDR2 is going to be changed to DDR3
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09 Sep 2013   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

If you're upgrading all of that I'd consider just buying a whole new PC.
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09 Sep 2013   #5
linnemeyerhere

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la321,
This sounds more like a whole new rig. You'll love the added performance but with a budget we can likely make some recommendations to even further improve performance....oh and 32 gb of ram is crazy unless you video edit. Please let us know the expected uses and rough budget, plus any items you want to bring over to the new build?
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09 Sep 2013   #6
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

They told me they will charge $600 yes its supposed to be a new rig the new computers i looked at that had processors similar or i7 processors they were around over $700-$900 i would also have to drive to Tallahassee Florida to get the new pc its an hour drive and sometimes the computers online arent in the store the stores have the bundles for monitor and desktop i also don't like windows 8 and the new computers have windows 8 i watch videos, browse internet, sometimes play games and i use xsplit to stream my graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 i want to stream in 1080p but my current pc can't handle that xsplit told me i need a better processor and graphics card and also when having programs like xsplit and other programs my cpu usage goes over 80%-100% i read on xsplit and support forums thats because i have only 2 cores and cpu drops when i change the resolution to 1280x720
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09 Sep 2013   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Have you thought about building a rig yourself?
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09 Sep 2013   #8
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes i don't know how to looked at videos still don't know how which is why i'm using my computer shop i've always used and i've been told by others the specs that i'm getting is good
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09 Sep 2013   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

The FX6200 isn't a bad processor if you're buying a system on a budget, and if you're going to be gaming at any sort of high level you'll want to squeeze as much of your budget into the best GPU you can afford. 8GB of RAM would be plenty for gaming, although I've no idea if that Xsplit program would benefit from 16GB.

EDIT: If you're using Xsplit for streaming your gaming it will use your GPU's resources so 8GB RAM should be fine.
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09 Sep 2013   #10
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This will be my first time using an amd processor the i7 cost more it was $300 or more i was told the amd fx6200 is good it uses 6 cores its closer to an i7 and a little cheaper unless there are processors that's better they also mentioned an amd phenom i also stream anime
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