upgrading my computer

Hewlett-packard Pavilion slimline s5120f...
December 9, 2009 at 08:44:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, 64-bit (Build Service Pack 16001), AMD Athlon(tm) 7750 Dual-Core Processor
I want to upgrade this in to something that can play games i have about 400 to spend
these are the specs
Base processor
Athlon X2 (K) 7750 2.7 GHz (95W)
2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
Socket AM2+
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Manufacturer: Pegatron
Motherboard Name: M2N68-LA
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Narra5-GL6
Power supply
220W (100V-240V)
Component Attributes
Memory Installed 4 GB
Maximum allowed 4 GB* (2 x 2 GB)

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported PC2-6400 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

Hard drive
500 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
7200 rpm
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology drive
Interface: SATA
Data buffer memory: 2 MB minimum
LightScribe: yes
Disc diameter: 120 mm
PCIe internal modem
Video Graphics
Integrated on motherboard (see motherboard and chipset)
High Definition 6-channel audio
ALC 888S chipset
Network (LAN)
Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface
Memory card reader
Supports the following cards:
Secure Digital (SD)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC Plus)
xD media (xD)
Memory Stick (MS) and Memory Stick Pro (MS-Pro)
External I/O ports
I/O ports on the front panel
Port type Quantity
6-in-1 card reader One
Headphone One
Passive IR receiver One

I/O ports on the back panel
Port type Quantity
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse) Two
USB Four
Audio (line in, line out, microphone) One Each

Expansion slots
Slot type Quantity
PCI Express x16 One (One available)
PCI Express x1 One (None available)

Drive bays
Bay type Quantity
5.25" One (None available)
3.5" One (None available)

Keyboard and mouse
HP USB keyboard
Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)
HP USB optical mouse
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Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Media Center (64-bit) with Vista Service Pack 1

Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker
CyberLink DVD Suite 6

Entertainment, Music & Games My HP Games
HP MediaSmart Software Suite

Productivity Microsoft Works 9
Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial

Security Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day security update subscription)

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December 9, 2009 at 08:55:37
So basiclly you want to gut the whole system. First of all you will have to replace the motherboard if you want to throw in a phenom II or an Athlon II in there, because that motherboard prob isnt' capable of supporting anything beyond a am2+ 95w processors

Then you have to replace the weak power supply with something decent that will support a decent graphics card, but that's not going to happen because it's a slimline. so you just can't put in any power supply in there nor can you put just and graphics card in their you will need to get a low profile version.

In other words you will basicly need to build a whole new pc system, because their isn't much you can do with that system.

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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December 9, 2009 at 09:10:42
I mostly just want a better graphics card so what kind of graphics card and power supply should i get.

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December 9, 2009 at 11:00:37
Well your options are very limited. The only graphics card you can put in there is a low profile version but you will be held back from putting anything that's decent in there because you have a weak power supply. You won't be putting anything decent in with 220w power supply. So it's kind of pointless and a waste of money due to those two reasons right there

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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December 9, 2009 at 14:43:41
Yeah, I don't know why people buy slimline systems & then expect to be able to upgrade them for gaming. Because of the case, you're limited as to what you can do. It's pointless to upgrade the CPU & chances are, you won't find a power supply that will fit in the case so that rules out a decent gaming card. You can add a low profile video card that will be better than the onboard video, just don't expect to play any current games with it.

You *might* be able to get away with this HD4650:


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