upgrade time

  doc twit 21:46 02 Mar 2008

ok ladies and gentleman- upgrades on a budget- say £200-300. only got 250w power so thats got to get upgraded too.
current spec-imedia 1628
Maximum Memory Capacity: 4096 MB
Currently Installed Memory: 1024 MB
Available Memory Slots: 2
Number of Banks: 4
Dual Channel Support: N.A.
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz Model 4, Stepping 4
CPU Speed: 2793 MHz
Motherboard Model: GA-8I945PM
radeon x600

Video Component

ATI Radeon X600 Graphics Card (256 MB DDR / TVO / RGB / DVI)
Name: ATI Radeon X600
Type: 2D/3D Video Card
Manufacturer Chipset: ATI
Manufacturer Board: PCPartner


Mexico (GA-8I945PM) motherboard
Name: Mexico (GA-8I945PM Ver 1.0)
Type: µATX motherboard
Manufacturer: Gigabyte

think i will need a new motherboard but am WAY too thick to work out what will be compatible with pent d 820.
have some fun with the budget if you like guys.

wifes getting a new kitchen and bathrooms so brownie points!

  Fingees 10:01 03 Mar 2008

Although I have built many computers, I would now recommend buying a motherboard bundle. together with power supply.

All the hard work is then done,

click here

Make your choice.
all the best

  Quiller. 10:45 03 Mar 2008

You could up the cpu to a Intel Pentium D 960(3.6GHz,4MB) 800 F7 but the would be the max with a F7 bios. You could up the ram by another gig but you would need a better PSU.

It would be better to find the specifications of all the components in your computer, ie ram type and speed, graphics card apature and hard drive type and space. You could then see what you could salvage towards a new bundle.

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