Solved modding compaq presario computer

April 7, 2015 at 10:12:57
Specs: Windows 7
I have never built or worked on my own computer but with the help of an experienced friend, I was hoping to upgrade the 2010 compaq presario I just got, into a gaming computer and overclock it. Would anyone be able to suggest compatible upgrades for a new video card, ram, processor, and maybe motherboard?

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April 7, 2015 at 17:52:02
System specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product...

Motherboard specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product...

The board supports socket AM3 CPUs up to 95W max - Sempron, Athlon II, Phenom II. Here's the list from best to worst:

AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto core)
AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
AMD Sempron Single Core 1xx (Sargas core)

So if you truly want to turn this thing into a decent gamer, you'll need to upgrade the CPU, RAM, & power supply; add a gaming graphics card, wipe the hard drive, & then install the 64-bit version of Windows 7. Here's a rough estimate:

CPU - $75
RAM - $50 for 8GB (2 x 4GB)
PSU - $50
Video card: $100

There you go...$275 (give or take), not including the cost of Win7 64-bit

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April 7, 2015 at 11:22:22
I've managed to come up with the following 2010 Compaq Presario.

All-in-one CQ1-2010AN, released in Australia and New Zealand 2011.

SR2010NX, released in USA and Canada 2006.

SG2010LA, released in north Central America 2007.

There is also a V2010US notebook.

Is it any of them you plan to mod?

Nigel

Wind slow


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April 7, 2015 at 13:07:41
OEM computers generally cannot be overclocked. If you replace the motherboard, it will no longer be an HP/Compaq & if you intend to go to that extreme, you may as well build a decent computer from scratch. Please post the model/model number of the Compaq so we don't have to guess.

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April 7, 2015 at 15:20:15
The model number is CQ5700F desktop released in 2010. I am hoping to make it gaming a computer and at least improve it rather than spend as much as it would take to build one from scratch.

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April 7, 2015 at 17:52:02
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System specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product...

Motherboard specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product...

The board supports socket AM3 CPUs up to 95W max - Sempron, Athlon II, Phenom II. Here's the list from best to worst:

AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto core)
AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
AMD Sempron Single Core 1xx (Sargas core)

So if you truly want to turn this thing into a decent gamer, you'll need to upgrade the CPU, RAM, & power supply; add a gaming graphics card, wipe the hard drive, & then install the 64-bit version of Windows 7. Here's a rough estimate:

CPU - $75
RAM - $50 for 8GB (2 x 4GB)
PSU - $50
Video card: $100

There you go...$275 (give or take), not including the cost of Win7 64-bit

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April 7, 2015 at 20:43:30
Perfect! Thank you so much for your input I really appreciate it. I already have a Win7-64 bit reinstall disk and will be able to wipe the hard drive tomorrow.

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April 7, 2015 at 20:54:36
would AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor work for CPU?

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April 8, 2015 at 05:10:34
"would AMD FX-6300....work"

No, the FX series is NOT supported. Only the CPUs on the list above will work.

EDIT: I saw that Newegg has a few Corsair PSUs on sale again. The 430W is just $20 after rebate. TigerDirect also has it on sale, $15 after rebate. It's an excellent unit, 80 plus certified, active PFC, 32A on the single +12v rail, 3 yr warranty - it's got it all!

This article will help with video card choices: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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