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Windows 7: Upgrading my CPU possible?

21 Jul 2015   #1
Durdy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Upgrading my CPU possible?

Was wondering if Upgrading my CPU was possible on this shitty pc.

AMD Quad-Core A6-3600 (2.1GHz), 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6530D are my specs.

HP Support document - HP Support Center - Full specs

I have $200 to upgrade my CPU or Graphics card if possible, I don't care about an SSD right now.


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21 Jul 2015   #2
Boozad

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

Your motherboard has an FM1 'Llano' socket so the highest APU you could put in there is an A8-3870k.
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21 Jul 2015   #3
Durdy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Your motherboard has an FM1 'Llano' socket so the highest APU you could put in there is an A8-3870k.
If I get another $100 can I upgrade my Motherboard to get a better cpu and gpu?
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21 Jul 2015   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Durdy please explain why you system isn't meeting your needs, what are you doing on it? Gaming, what games, spread sheets, word documents, cad, video or audio rendering.....what are you being hindered by !
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21 Jul 2015   #5
Durdy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Durdy please explain why you system isn't meeting your needs, what are you doing on it? Gaming, what games, spread sheets, word documents, cad, video or audio rendering.....what are you being hindered by !
Just running games like CS:GO and Minecraft with medium settings, nothing too big.
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22 Jul 2015   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'll let others speak to the best gpu for the buck but my thoughts are to purchase the best graphics card that your 200.00 can buy with the idea that you upgrade the entire rig and transfer that card soon. My issue is the physical space in the case, case cooling as well the psu power to handle a top performing card......will it fit can it cool and will the draw create a issue on the PSU. Another option is to bank the 200.00 and keep saving for a better maybe custom self built rig or maybe a deprecated used rig with better spec's.

This would rock your frames per second world if the power and space would allow it:

XFX R9-380P-4255 Radeon R9 380 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com
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22 Jul 2015   #7
Durdy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I'll let others speak to the best gpu for the buck but my thoughts are to purchase the best graphics card that your 200.00 can buy with the idea that you upgrade the entire rig and transfer that card soon. My issue is the physical space in the case, case cooling as well the psu power to handle a top performing card......will it fit can it cool and will the draw create a issue on the PSU. Another option is to bank the 200.00 and keep saving for a better maybe custom self built rig or maybe a deprecated used rig with better spec's.

This would rock your frames per second world if the power and space would allow it:

XFX R9-380P-4255 Radeon R9 380 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com
If I sell this pc and some other items I can probably get around $500. Can anyone build me a nice $500 Gaming pc that can run current gen games with medium settings?
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22 Jul 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote:
Computer Case

Mini-tower
  • Height: 36.8 cm (14.4 inches)
  • Width: 16.5 cm (6.4 inches)
  • Depth: 38.9 cm (15.3 inches)
  • Weight: 8 Kg (17.6 lbs) - without packaging
This is a mid tower,
Obsidian SeriesĀ® 450D Mid-Tower PC Case

And as small as you'd want for a gaming rig with atx motherboards
500.us for a gaming rig yikes not really unless you trip over one on ebay or something

There are some mini boards but :/
Amazon.com: Asus Z87I-Deluxe LGA 1150 Intel Z87 Mini ITX Motherboard: Computers & Accessories
There's some others on the bottom of the links page 1 for just over 100.us
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22 Jul 2015   #9
Durdy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote:
Computer Case

Mini-tower
  • Height: 36.8 cm (14.4 inches)
  • Width: 16.5 cm (6.4 inches)
  • Depth: 38.9 cm (15.3 inches)
  • Weight: 8 Kg (17.6 lbs) - without packaging
This is a mid tower,
Obsidian SeriesĀ® 450D Mid-Tower PC Case

And as small as you'd want for a gaming rig with atx motherboards
500.us for a gaming rig yikes not really unless you trip over one on ebay or something

There are some mini boards but :/
Amazon.com: Asus Z87I-Deluxe LGA 1150 Intel Z87 Mini ITX Motherboard: Computers & Accessories
There's some others on the bottom of the links page 1 for just over 100.us
$500 pc is better than this piece of shit
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22 Jul 2015   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Bare bones kit's like this can be interesting but you must shop wisely and factor in all the other items like OS, fans, cables, etc.

This is how I got started and I'm on my 14th build, you can do this and we're here to help! I can tell you that nothing compares to the first builds start up and completion. Don't shy from this option, you'll learn tons and a building bug will crawl all over you and you can't wash it off ! haha

AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core 3.5GHz CPU/Gigabyte 970A-DS3P ATX MB/8GB DDR3 1600 PNY XLR8 Memory/1TB WD Blue 7200rpm SATA HDD/LED Case Fan/Cougar Solution Case w/650W PSU at TigerDirect.com
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