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Windows 7: Needing new parts and advice

11 Apr 2014   #21
matts6887

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Summerbear5 View Post
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.
Definitely agree. If you are really gonna spend 1200; u probably should get something thats gonna last ya at least 4-5 years; if not longer.


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12 Apr 2014   #22
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Summerbear:

I think you currently have a "micro ATX" motherboard.

But we don't know for sure if you have a "micro ATX" case or a standard ATX case.

If your case is standard ATX, you can install a micro ATX motherboard or a standard ATX motherboard.

But if your case is micro ATX, a standard ATX motherboard will not fit in it, so you would have to buy a micro ATX motherboard.

I'm reasonably sure you have a standard ATX case, but not positive. We need a model number for your current HP computer or some other means to determine the case details. As far as I can see, all you've provided at this point is the serial number and the motherboard name.

I know it's an "HP Pavilion", but I'm not sure if that necessarily means it's a standard ATX case.
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12 Apr 2014   #23
Summerbear5

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It was in the belarc scan results. It's an hp pavilion m9200t.
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12 Apr 2014   #24
ignatzatsonic

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I googled a bit and can't find any plain English statement about the case.

That model was a high-end item in it's day. So I suspect it's standard ATX. The pictures I've seen give no indication that it is micro ATX.

But the reviews I saw say that it is not easy to work on or change components.

You can pound Google if you want to try to get absolute confirmation that it is standard ATX.

If your budget allows it, you might replace it with a more user-friendly standard ATX case, for something under $100. Your choice depending on your budget.
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12 Apr 2014   #25
Summerbear5

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

Its a pretty big case imo, I've never had a problem switching components. Yes its tight like any other case but its not a slim case like what my kids have.
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12 Apr 2014   #26
ignatzatsonic

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OK; pick a motherboard, a processor, some RAM, and do it.
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12 Apr 2014   #27
ICIT2LOL

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

Hum I knew it would be DDR2 and as for the size I am reckoning the case is going to be a bit small.
So my suggestion is to start from scratch to be honest unless the budget is not going to allow that.
From working on that vintage stuff space is at a premium and cases are quite reasonable now ( in the US at least) so for what is going to be replaced and paid for anothe r say $150 max Christina you could have a completely new machine .
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