|hp6019h is the model number. Google it or I guess I could search for the link if you need it. I also stated that I knew of the backwards compatibility. I just don't want to get one if, hear me out, my computer will never be able to maximize its ability. Now, if I have no option then that's fine. That's why I'm here. I've been sifting through forums nonstop trying to get an answer. |
Yes, the CPU is a pentium 4 (socket 775) but I will be upgrading to a core 2 duo if that's the best one for my MOBO. As far as gaming is concerned, I'm perfectly fine with not buying a $1500 graphics card. I'm not that serious about gaming. The only reason that I said "HD" is because I wanted someone to suggest something that would be good, not amazing! My bad if I mislead you.
Now, as far as upgrading a 3 year old computer, I'm fine with the money because of what I want to do with it. I'm mostly going to use it as a media hub in my living room instead of my PS3. I put a TV tuner card in it awhile back so I'd like it to be an all-in-one sort of thing. I've already installed a bluray burner that somebody gave me because they thought it was shot so I'm almost there but my onboard piece of crap graphics chip can't keep up with it when watching movies and there's considerable lag with burning. So, I guess, is the core 2 duo as good as it gets for this MOBO?
I will be building my next computer specifically for future upgrades soon but for now, I know exactly what I want to do with this one. I'm just having a hard time finding the BEST graphics card for this MOBO. Anyway, this is neither here nor there but, in my computer diagnostics class last semester, we installed SSD's into old pieces of crap school computers to benchmark the difference and the performance of the old machine rivaled that of a nice mid grade modern machine so I'll be installing something cheap-ish.