Solved I want to upgrade this Compaq Presario Desktop

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April 28, 2013 at 13:27:24
Specs: Windows Vista, 2 GHz / 893 MB
Gn573aa-aba sr5223wm upgrades? new proccesor or motherboard? perhaps new 2013 computer all together? I was looking at the ia page they have good motherboards.
I just want to do decent gaming, and good surfing. And its 2013 so i want to get something with touch capabilities. Thank you


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April 29, 2013 at 05:36:21
System specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Board specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

YOUR specs: Windows Vista, 2 GHz / 893 MB

Your system can be upgraded on the cheap (about $100) but it's difficult to say if it will be good enough for your needs. For example:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - $22

XFX Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR2 - $33

Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 - $55



#1
April 28, 2013 at 14:44:02
That case looks like it is one of HP's BTX. I would just upgrade the harddrive OS CPU and memory. Have you seen this?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

It may be best to look om ebay. They have quad core desktops used that run $700.00 or more new they have them around $400.00.


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#2
April 28, 2013 at 16:39:45
Looking at the specs of that computer, it's fairly aged at this point. What will be the defining question is: what type of games do you play?

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#3
April 29, 2013 at 01:46:42
Build a new computer, u can build it for under 500 bucks (without the touch screen monitor).

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#4
April 29, 2013 at 05:03:06
I agree with Kuwese, though you can add more memory (4GB DDR2 800MHz max), a clean install of Windows 7, and a few minor improvements for not too much money, but add to that a video card, a power supply, a dual core CPU and you have an old slow system with some improvement for the price of a brand new build that would blow the doors off it. Buying or consider building a new system is a more intelligent use of your time and money and the old one can be for emergencies or cleaned up and sold for a few bucks.
If you really want the touch screen, go with Windows 8 for the new look and feel, but if you stay with a regular monitor, I would recommend Windows 7 64bit over Windows 8.

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April 29, 2013 at 05:36:21
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System specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Board specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

YOUR specs: Windows Vista, 2 GHz / 893 MB

Your system can be upgraded on the cheap (about $100) but it's difficult to say if it will be good enough for your needs. For example:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - $22

XFX Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR2 - $33

Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 - $55


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#6
June 3, 2013 at 13:18:54
Yes. Thank you. The last post here is the best one because it tells me what i really need. thank you all. I will upgrade it and sell it for something nice.

I want to save up for a touch screen All in one. the thing is that am looking at the ASUS Transformer AiO P1801: http://www.asus.com/AllinOne_PCs/AS...

That is whats hot to me, but apparently it cannot be upgraded. Is there a way to get around that?


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