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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Motherboard and CPU Upgrade

27 Mar 2010   #1
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Motherboard and CPU Upgrade

Hello, You may have noticed me as i am a new user to this site. I done some research on building a PC, however i have made a conclusion. I will upgrade my CPU and my motherboard rather then building it from scratch. I need some suggestions on upgrading my motherboard and CPU, my budget is around 100. However i could raise slightly if the specifications of the CPU and motherboard would give me intensive results. I would dearly appreciate your comments, and i would love help you as well if it's in my knowledge. Thank you for the support.

My current Specifications are;

OS
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 GHz
Motherboard
ASUS P5LP-LE
Memory
(1024MB DDR PC2-5300 X2) (1024 DDR PC2-6400 X2)
Graphics Card(s)
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (512MB DDR2 RAM)


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27 Mar 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Probably get 4gb of memory would give you a big boost!


Memory
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
  • Supports PC2 3200 (400 MHz), PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
  • non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB*
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27 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your windows7 came with the PC (OEM), you may have a problem if you change the mobo. An OEM license is tied to the mobo. I would talk to Microsoft first whether they let you revalidate win7.
DocBrown's suggestion regarding a RAM upgrade may give you the desired performance boost. You may also consider a CPU upgrade because your current mobo would support Core 2 Duo E6x00 CPUs. But I am not familiar with the prices in the UK.
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27 Mar 2010   #4
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

i have 4GB of ram already as i given the full specification of my current hardware
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27 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nJoyo View Post
i have 4GB of ram already as i given the full specification of my current hardware
You could still upgrade the CPU.
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27 Mar 2010   #6
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Yes, i have asked for a suggestion on which CPU, i should buy with the following specifications which i have provided above.
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27 Mar 2010   #7
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

I want a good stable CPU or Motherboard, or Both.
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27 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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28 Mar 2010   #9
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

would is be good if i just overclock my current CPU
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28 Mar 2010   #10
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Isn't it possible to just change the hole motherboard, as the motherboard can't even take as much RAM. WSH, If you could find me a good CPU and motherboard. I would be more then pleased.
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