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Windows 7: is all this compatable?

24 Jun 2011   #1
jrotc

Windows Vista Home Primium 32-bit SP-1
 
 
is all this compatable?

hello im kinda new to tinkering and fooling around with computers. always been interested in it tho. as a starting project went and got me a computer form the pawn shop. this acer Aspire M1100 cuaght my eye and saw it was AMD.
though cool should be good for starting and its cheaper.

came with 244GB Seagate HDD and i added a 39.1GB Seagate HDD and a 156GB Western Digital HDD from some old busted up PC's i had. other then that i havnt done anything to it.


currently this is whats in it:
=AMD Athlon 64 X2 BE-2300
=1.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 199MHz
=Acer F690GVM


this is what i want to add to it:

GeForce 9500 GT Video Card

AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz AM2+ Quad Core Processor (OEM)

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit


i just dont know if its all compatable with eachother or not. or if the cpu is compatable with the board. someone told me something about just bc the cpu goes with the socket doesnt mean its compatable with the board.


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24 Jun 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The CPU and RAM will definitely not work. Different socket and different timings than the board. The GPU I am not sure. The RAM compatibility you can scan here with the advisory tool: RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com
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24 Jun 2011   #3
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

See if you can find and download your manual for that machine. Acer typically uses Foxconn Motherboards. Also, if you have the driver disk, Acer sometimes puts the manual on that disk, or in the restore partition.
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24 Jun 2011   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The online information on the M1100 is a bit sparse. Here are ACer's specs:

Acer Support: Aspire M1100 Specifications

It seems to be limited to 1GB DDR2 DIMMs. If you need 4GB, it'd have to be 4X1GB.

It has a PCI-E X16 graphics slot, so the 9500GT graphics card should be OK with that. The 250W power supply is below the 350W minimum recommended for the card, though.

I don't know about the CPU. I checked Asus: the sole board that they list with the same AMD chipset does not support any Phenom II CPUs, even though they are nominally AM2+ compatible.
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24 Jun 2011   #5
jrotc

Windows Vista Home Primium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

ok well the 1 GB sticks i can live with
just get some fast 1 gig's 4 gigs ram is not a problem

so can the board handle a quade core and if so whats your recomendation
price doesnt matter just want a fast quadcore to throw in this thing

and what would you recoment for a graphics card
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24 Jun 2011   #6
jrotc

Windows Vista Home Primium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

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24 Jun 2011   #7
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

According to the stats on your motherboard in the link posted by bobkn, the fastest ram your motherboard will do is DDR2 800.

The top rated CPU listed for your board is the one you have now.
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25 Jun 2011   #8
gazz9496

 
 

basicly what people here are saying is to use the ram you listed and the cpu, you'll need to purchase a different motheboard.

it is probably the easiest solution to the problem, that way you can pick the cpu then pick the motherboard and other components to match.

but if you don't want to do that then you can just use the great advice above on which components to aim for
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25 Jun 2011   #9
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
basicly what people here are saying is to use the ram you listed and the cpu, you'll need to purchase a different motheboard.

it is probably the easiest solution to the problem, that way you can pick the cpu then pick the motherboard and other components to match.

but if you don't want to do that then you can just use the great advice above on which components to aim for
Basically as I see it you are correct. To run a PhenomII CPU he needs an AM3 socket Motherboard. The ram he bought will not run in his current board nor will it run in an AM3 board as they usually require DDR3 ram. To run the GPU he wants, he will probably need to get a larger PSU to be safe. There is no reason his current HD, CD/DVD will not work in a new board. To future proof a new system he may want to consider an AM3+ board as they will run the AM3 chips as well as the new chips AMD is supposed to be coming out with.
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29 Jun 2011   #10
jrotc

Windows Vista Home Primium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

well thats kinda disapointing. i buaght this thing so i cant try and build something better with it but looks like thats a nogo lol.
owell i guess i can pick out a cpu then motherboard and work from there. but building one is more costly then upgrading. thanks for all the info
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