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Windows 7: Upgrading Processor

31 May 2009   #21
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Well thanks for the offer but I am looking to beef up the PC, to something along the lines of a dual-core 2.5Ghz processor w/ 4GB RAM. Plus I don't have the cash at the current time. :P


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31 May 2009   #22
DocBrown

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

"Doc" is a computer collector scientist Click on my name for contact info
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31 May 2009   #23
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

lol so you collect computer parts? Got any, fully built Desktops for sale?
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31 May 2009   #24
DocBrown

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

I collect stuff from thrift stores, real cheap for parts. I really don't build them for sale. Just personal, business, & scientific computer learning. Check out my post on a 600mhz Intel box I got for $ 9.99 & it's running Build 7127, but slowly.
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31 May 2009   #25
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Haha wow 600mhz O.O thats 100mhz faster then my sisters PC (that doesn't want to boot, .. turns on, thats it :P), aww okay. Was worth a shot asking.
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31 May 2009   #26
DocBrown

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

Read, Read, & reRead the posts of 7_forums. There is alot to learn here & we have so much talented members here. I learn something New each day here.


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31 May 2009   #27
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Thats amazing, I wish I could get my sisters PC to work, it has like 378Mb RAM, 497mhz processor .... yeah thats all I remember, would give me something to 'toy' with. :P

It wont turn on with the CPU in it, and if i manage to get it to turn on with the CPU in it, it just doesn't do anything. Turns on, thats it, have to unplug it to turn it off or hold power button. >.<

But anyways lol, I'm suprised Windows 7 runs on that PC :P
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01 Jun 2009   #28
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let me weigh in here with one comment before you drop any money on a new CPU for that board. Despite what it says in the specs on that link you posted, if the bios on the board doesn't support the CPU you are looking at it won't work, or it may work but not be detected properly by the bios and/or Windows.

HP/Compaq has a habit of shipping the computer with a bios in it that will only support th cpu that comes with it, even if they sell a different model with the same board but different cpu; they would rather sell you a new computer with the faster cpu than allow you to swap cpu's. Whether they will tell you or not, I would get in touch with Compaq and ask then if your current board/bios will support the cpu you are looking at, and if not if they have a bios update that will.
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01 Jun 2009   #29
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Ah, thank you for your comment Stormy, I just flat out decided to build a Desktop from scratch, seeing as my hours have gotten longer (meaning more $$$), it will be great for me to have what I want plus, I can show my friend the PC when its done so he will hate me ^_^
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01 Jun 2009   #30
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good choice, that way you egt the parts you want and not what HP/Dell/etc tell you you can have. That and it makes upgrading much much easier. If you're unsure what to look for give us a budget to work with and we'll help you line up the parts (start a new thread so it doesn't get lost in here).
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