Upgrading Compaq Presario desktop motherboard

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May 11, 2010 at 18:49:28
Specs: windows xp, 2gb ddr
Hello!
I currently have this compaq presario desktop
but would like to upgrade the motherboard and
processor. Everything else will stay the same
so, i just need to find a motherboard that will fit
on the current case. I plan to spend under 200
for this upgrade.

I need some good recommendations for
motherboards and processors. Which one
should I buy?



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#1
May 11, 2010 at 19:55:49
Does your Compaq computer use proprietary plug-ins for the power supply, on/off switches, etc?. Most manufacturers have some proprietary plugs or connectors. Honestly, since you want to reuse the case, power supply and ram, I would not think that any upgrade using these items would give you any bang for your buck over your current P4 configuration..

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#2
May 12, 2010 at 05:10:05
yes, i guess it does use proprietary plugs.

here is are the specs for my current computer and
motherboard

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...
lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00692782

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...
docname=c00714521&lc=en&cc=no&dlc=no&product=32849
71&rule=35964〈=no

and i was thinking on buying something like this
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-G43TWI...
and probably use same processor and if performance still sux
then upgrade it.


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#3
May 12, 2010 at 07:03:58
okay so this is what i ended up buying

mobo
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...
duct

cpu
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...
oduct

ram

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...
oduct

did i do a good purchase or what?


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#4
May 12, 2010 at 14:48:34
no feedback yet? does everything i purchase look compatible?

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#5
May 12, 2010 at 19:03:14
You already bought it so what difference does it make?

You want feedback?

Poor motherboard choice - weak onboard graphics, only two memory slots (DDR2-800 support), outdated southbridge chip.

CPU - OK, I guess. But you could have gotten an E5300 for a lot cheaper & easily overclocked it.

Wrong RAM - wrong speed plus only one stick means no dual channel mode.

Could have saved some bucks by shopping at newegg.com instead of amazon. And you should have put some more thought into your choices.


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#6
May 12, 2010 at 19:22:21
okay, well i can always return it if it sux... but why wrong RAM?

Motherboard supports DDR2 @ 1066mhz :/


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#7
May 12, 2010 at 19:27:37
For about $15 more:

motherboard - $80

CPU - $67

RAM - $46

video card - $25

With the above setup, you could overclock the CPU to 3.2GHz (8 x 400MHz) & take full advantage of the board's 1600MHz FSB capability plus get the most out of the DDR2-800 RAM.


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#8
May 12, 2010 at 19:31:54
"Motherboard supports DDR2 @ 1066mhz"

Only if you overclock:

http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Mot...

And if you have no intentions of overclocking, the correct RAM for a 1066MHz FSB CPU is DDR2-533.


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#9
May 12, 2010 at 19:32:05
i don't see much difference but thanks!

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#10
May 12, 2010 at 19:33:39
okay,
but this ram will work with this mobo or not?

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#11
May 12, 2010 at 19:34:39
"i don't see much difference"

That's because you don't know enough about hardware.


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#12
May 12, 2010 at 19:36:32
okay, so what you're saying is to return all this sh!t and forget about it?

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#13
May 12, 2010 at 19:40:04
"but this ram will work with this mobo or not?"

If it does work, it will automatically underclock to DDR2-800 speed. Check the memory support list:

http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Mot...


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#14
May 12, 2010 at 19:44:17
okay, so i simply overclock it and there shouldn't be a problem.

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#15
May 12, 2010 at 19:46:40
what i will do is probably return the mobo and get this other one you recommended and keep everything else :S

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#16
May 12, 2010 at 19:47:52
i'll see how it turns out... i mean this should be decent.

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#17
May 13, 2010 at 08:55:27
You obviously don't know how to properly setup an Intel 775 system. For optimal performance, the CPU & RAM should run at the same frequency. This is known as having a 1:1 ratio.

Unfortunately, most people don't know the difference between frequency & the bogus/advertised speeds for RAM & the CPU FSB. For instance, DDR2-1066 RAM does NOT run at 1066MHz, it runs at 533MHz frequency. And a 1066MHz FSB CPU does NOT run at 1066MHz, it runs at 266MHz frequency. So if you run both the CPU & RAM at their default speeds, the CPU:DRAM frequency ratio is 266:533, which reduces to 1:2.


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#18
May 13, 2010 at 09:16:33
okay,

i'm going to get this mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

ram
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

and keep the CPU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

Would this be good enough?


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#19
May 14, 2010 at 05:28:25
Is this ram > PC2-6400 800 MHz 240-PIN DDR2 Dual-Channel
Memory

compatible with the Dual Core 2 CPU?


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#20
May 14, 2010 at 05:28:25
Is this ram > PC2-6400 800 MHz 240-PIN DDR2 Dual-Channel
Memory

compatible with the Dual Core 2 CPU?


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