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Windows 7: Needing new parts and advice

09 Apr 2014   #11
Summerbear5

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Thank you Ignatzatsonic, I'll run that app when I get on that computer next and post results thanks you.


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10 Apr 2014   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Here's a list of 13 suitable motherboards from Newegg. These are all for the latest Intel CPU generation and are from 3 respected companies: Gigabyte, Asus, and Asrock.

Most are under 100; so likely won't have to spend 150 for a motherboard.

They vary slightly in features and maybe in warranty. Look them over.

These all have H87 chipset which is all you would need unless you intend to overclock your CPU.

Do you have any overclocking intentions?

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Motherboards, Intel Motherboards, ASUS, GIGABYTE, ASRock, LGA 1150, Newegg, $75 - $100, $100 - $200, Intel H87, ATX, ...
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10 Apr 2014   #13
Summerbear5

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

Also do you need the computer model number to see if I have a good sized case? It's a pretty large size imo.

And how do I post the results of the Belarc scan when the results are html stored on the computer?
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10 Apr 2014   #14
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Summerbear5 View Post
Also do you need the computer model number to see if I have a good sized case? It's a pretty large size imo.

And how do I post the results of the Belarc scan when the results are html stored on the computer?
You don't have to post all of the Belarc results.

See if you can find the RAM section and confirm that it says DDR2 rather than DDR3.

Yeah, give us the HP model number if possible. It's almost certainly an ATX case, but it's worth a check.

If you want, you can post an edited text version of the Belarc, showing stuff like RAM type, motherboard make and model, hard drive make, size, and model, DVD drive make and model, etc. But most of the Belarc stuff is not important for this thread. Just see if you can copy the most important tidbits to a text file and then paste the tidbits here.

There's a way to upload a file into this thread, but I wouldn't think it's necessary.

I went to Newegg last night and did some pricing for you that I can relay later in this thread.
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11 Apr 2014   #15
Summerbear5

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

I didn't see a place that said DDR2 or what but here is the top portion of the Belarc scan and if you need anymore info let me know.

Operating System System Model
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 12/30/2013 9:51:40 PM
Boot Mode: BIOS (Secure Boot not supported) HP-Pavilion KL649AV-ABA m9200t
System Serial Number: MXV813037Z
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: PEGATRON CORPORATION Benicia 1.01
Bus Clock: 1066 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 5.43 09/10/2009
Drives Memory Modules c,d
1000.20 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
768.12 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N [Optical drive]

Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
WDC WD10EALS-00Z8A0 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCATR4838257, rev 05.01D05, SMART Status: Healthy 8192 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' has 2048 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 989.49 GB 766.68 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 10.71 GB 1.44 GB free

* Operating System is installed on c:

Computer model number was included in that info as well.
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11 Apr 2014   #16
Summerbear5

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

Another question if I decided to just upgrade the processor to something bigger. Could I do that with my current motherboard and how much would that be? I would like to get the best processor I can for the motherboard I have but again something reasonably priced if possible. Then maybe I could save the processor back for when I eventually upgrade the motherboard that way I can reuse it perhaps?

Thank you for helping me also if I haven't said it I appreciate this.

EDIT: In case you forgot current motherboard is ASUS IPIBL-LB Benicia-GL8E
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11 Apr 2014   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Here is your motherboard at HP site; it uses DDR 2.

Motherboard Specifications, IPIBL-LB (Benicia) | HP® Support

It's a socket 775 motherboard; several generations old.

Look through the above link and it will tell you what processors you could upgrade to if you want to keep that motherboard.

The most powerful one would be an Intel Quad Core 9 series.

I wouldn't do it unless I had severe budget limitations. Newer generations are much faster.

You need to pause and decide on a budget before going a step farther.

If you want to go with newer stuff, you need to spend at least 350, preferably 450, for new parts.

Make that decision before doing anything else.

If you can't afford to change motherboards, you need to find a processor that will fit in the existing motherboard. They are not being manufactured anymore as far as I know, so you will have to buy used.

Here's a link to used processors on ebay; most of these would be compatible:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...8058&_from=R40

Your current CPU is a quad core Q6700 that scores around 3000 on the Passmark benchmark.

A strong CPU that you could use is the Q9650 that scores 4244 on that benchmark.

To give you a comparison to benchmarks of more recent CPUs that would require a new motherboard and RAM:

Intel i3-4340: 5161

Intel i5-4570: 7083

Intel i7-4770: 9949

Intel i5-2500: 6218; this is what I have; it's over 3 years old.


That used processor would be usable ONLY on a socket 775 motherboard. More recent processors require socket 1150 or socket 1155 motherboards.

What's your decision?
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11 Apr 2014   #18
Summerbear5

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

Ya I should just go ahead and spend $500 and upgrade the parts. Better than spending $1,200 on a new computer that only going to last a couple years lol.
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11 Apr 2014   #19
ignatzatsonic

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If you can afford 500, here is what I'd get:

Intel i5-4670 processor; 205 to 220

Motherboard: one of those from above list of 13; say 110

RAM: 8 GB of GSkill DDR 3; 75

That's about 400.

Add an SSD (solid state drive). Put Windows and all of your applications on it. Put all of your data (mp3s, video, Word documents, etc) on your existing hard drive. A good 120 GB SSD can be had for under $100.

Does that suit your budget and general plan?

You of course would have to buy a new copy of Windows, which I think you had already planned on.
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11 Apr 2014   #20
matts6887

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it really all depends on how much you are willing to spend and what budget you have to work with. Obviously; the more you can afford to spend the better the quality(generally speaking but not always) you are gonna get.
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