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18 views

laptop motherboard processor upgrade

i have a Toshiba satellite pro LAPTOP with 80 GB hod 512 MB ram and 1.8 GHz celeron processor and manufactured in 2007. i was wondering is it possible to upgrade the processor along with the ...
0
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1answer
20 views

Maximum RAM restrictions

So I have a eMachines ET1862 with an Intel i3-550 and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Since 2GB is wayyy too slow (quick look at task manger shows it's been running at ~80% RAM since boot) I want to upgrade the RAM. ...
2
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1answer
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Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade

I just bought a 16GB (4x4GB) set of CML16GX3M4A1600C9B RAM for my system, upgrading from an older 8GB (4x2GB) set that's currently in the system. Before purchasing, I checked the manual for my ...
1
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1answer
38 views

Replacing processor on a motherboard. Any restrictions? [closed]

When I replace the processor module to a compatable one with a motherboard, are there any restrictions that I should follow? I will clean install the os and don't need any of the data I have ...
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2answers
72 views

Upgrading my motherboard completely [duplicate]

I have a terrible motherboard: Manufacturer: Foxconn Model: 2AB1 Chipset: AMD 785G Southbridge: AMD SB700 Brand: American MegaTrends INC. It wont let me overclock my CPU, so I've decided to upgrade ...
0
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1answer
154 views

Will 2*2GB and 2*4GB sets of dual channel RAMS work?

I intend the following setup : Slot 1 (Black ): UDIMM 2GB ADATA DDR3-1333 1.5V 9CAS AD3U1333C2G9-R Slot 2 (Yellow): DIMM 4GB ADATA DDR3-1333 1.5V 9-9-9 AD3U1600W4G11 Slot 3 (Black ): UDIMM 2GB ...
0
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1answer
52 views

CPU - motherboard compatibilty issue

I have an old PC, that has AMD Sempron CPU on 1 GHz in it. And it works fine. I would like to try to upgrade CPU with one of the old CPU's I have, that are slightly better than current one. Those are ...
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1answer
127 views

Lenovo CPU upgrade

I have an Acer Aspire V3 571g with an i7 3610QM CPU and a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580A with an i5 3230M CPU. I burned the GPU of the Acer a couple months ago and I want, if it's possible, to trade (exchange) ...
0
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2answers
124 views

MB not registering new RAM

I have an ASUS P5QC MB and one of my old Cosair DDR2 sticks recently failed on me, so I decided to get new memory sticks. Since my motherboard is capable of accepting both DDR2 (4 slots, 16 GB max) ...
1
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3answers
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How to replace properly motherboard and cpu on a windows (7) machine?

I am going to replace the motherboard, cpu and ram of my windows 7 pc (at home, this is not a server, of course). What is the proper way - relative to the software and not to the hardware, unless of ...
1
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3answers
94 views

Can I upgrade my computer this way?

I have an older computer and it is struggling to keep up, especially now that I am starting to turn to PC games through Steam, but I know how much you can get ripped off buying a box computer from a ...
0
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1answer
53 views

What parts do I need to RMA? I made a TON of careless mistakes upgrading. Motherboard fried for sure, not sure what else [closed]

Ok, so I have a asrock extreme3gen3, core i5, 5 case fans, 2ssd, 2hdd, 1cdrom. I have screwed up so many times doing this upgrade, I need some help sorting it out. I had a 560ti which I overclocked ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Upgrading laptop RAM Dell XPS 15

I bought my Dell XPS 15 L502X laptop almost 18 months ago. It has 4GB RAM and am thinking to upgrade it. Processor: Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 2630QM According to processor specifications, it ...
0
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1answer
54 views

IDE Power Switch compatible with any Motherboard?

I have a Dell Precision T3400, I want to upgrade my MoBo and I found some difficulties, but the one I need help with is: The power switch cable thingy is connected to a separate card at the front, ...
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1answer
39 views

Motherboard upgrade necessary? [closed]

My PC configuration is as follows: Intel D102GGC2 motherboard. Intel Pentium D820. 80 GB HDD. 2 GB RAM. Does my motherboard support 500 GB HDD and a 2GB graphics card, or do I need an upgrade?
0
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2answers
151 views

Hardware compatibility issue

I want to get a new GPU, and I was thinking about something along these lines...Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 DX11 DVI HDMI 2xMiniDP PCI-E This card requires PCIe 3.0 My motherboard is, pretty ...
2
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1answer
466 views

System won't boot if I connect SATA hard disk

I had an old PC with an Atom processor, two SATA hard disks with 40 GB and 160 GB each. Recently I upgraded my PC, got a Gigabyte H61M DS2 Motherboard, 2 GB of RAM and Core I3 processor. But ...
2
votes
2answers
375 views

Installing a second dual channel memory set next to an existing one

I currently have a system with an Asus Maximus Formula motherboard and 2GB RAM (dual-channel DDR2). I'm considering upgrading to 4GB RAM, but i wouldn't like to buy 4GB since i think DDR2 is ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Desktop Configuration: More than 32GB RAM [closed]

For Particle Simulations, I considered upgrading my desktop PC. I would be willing to invest into 64GB of RAM, but as I have checked, all desktop motherboards have maximum memory limits of 32GB. What ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Can I upgrade motherboard on Windows 7 system with only Windows 7 Upgrade disc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What would happen if I take my hard drive out of my current PC and put it in a new PC? I want to change out my ECS-USA GeForce6100PM-M2 2.0 motherboard for a ASUS ...
4
votes
3answers
9k views

What limits my laptop on upgrading RAM at 8GB?

I have a Toshiba Portege M780-S7240. It's an i7, 64-bit and currently has 4GB RAM. I'd like to upgrade to 16GB. (If it matters, I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu.) I checked with a RAM vendor who said it ...
0
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1answer
752 views

Moving RAID 5 to new motherboard

I'm moving a RAID 5 controlled with an Areca ARC-1110 PCI RAID card to a new motherboard. How do I ensure my array stays intact through the move?
2
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4answers
3k views

Can I upgrade my motherboard to 32gb of RAM? [closed]

I bought an HP Pavilion P6553w a number of months ago and it maxes out at 16gb of RAM. I have maxed it out with 4 x 4gb DDR3. I now see that 8GB chips are out and wonder if it can goto 32gb of RAM. ...
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2answers
386 views

Upgrading motherboard without reloading OS

This question is an offshoot of soemthing I asked earlier: Disable "Auto Restart after BSOD" from Command Line Is there a way to wipe out current motherboard drivers on the HD so that you ...
6
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2answers
116 views

Upgrading Motherboard

My computer is an older computer and I have thought of upgrading my computer for some time now yet it is old enough that it would require replacement of the motherboard to do much of an upgrade. And ...
0
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1answer
205 views

I'm changing motherboards, do I need to reinstall windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which steps are needed to change motherboard on Windows 7 without reinstalling? Switching motherboard without new install? I currently have a: Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H ...
3
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2answers
2k views

ATI Radeon HD 4650 - Screen flickers

I will start with my system specs: Motherboard - Hewlett-Packard HP d530 SFF OS - Windows XP Professional SP3 with all updates installed RAM - 1GB Kingston Monitor - Samsung SyncMaster ...
2
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3answers
190 views

Graphics card purchase requirements

I built my own computer back in 2005 using an Asus KN8-E Deluxe Motherboard (3GB RAM, AMD Athlon 2.0GHz 64-bit) which came with a Radeon 9800 XT graphics card. I now wish to upgrade the graphics card. ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Does my motherboard support Multi-Core Processors?

My specs: Hewlett-Packard HP d530 SFF motherboard CPU Properties CPU Type - Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (21 x 133) CPU Alias - Northwood CPU Stepping - D1 Package Type - 478 Pin uPGA Instruction Set ...
3
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3answers
515 views

Is it still problematic to change the motherboard of a Windows 7 installation?

Back when I had Windows XP, changing the motherboard on a working installation would cause a hall.dll error and Windows won't boot. (I'm not referring to activation problems) I am now on Windows 7 ...
0
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1answer
942 views

Which motherboard sizes will fit my case? [closed]

I'm looking to upgrade my PC, it's about 4 years old now and was brought as a custom build from ebay, and came with a gnarly case I'd like to keep. I currently have a ASUS P5n SLI with a NVIDIA ...
1
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1answer
911 views

Is 4 pin 12v connector necessary in my motherboard?

I am building my new PC. I am really a newbie at this. Currently I have SIEMENS D1107 motherboard. I want to replace it with HP P4SD motherboard. But there is a one problem. The new motherboard has 4 ...
2
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1answer
292 views

Upgrade to a processor not on supported CPU-s list

I'm about to upgrade a processor for my 4 years old system (Gigabyte GA-M61PM-S2, single core Athlon 64 3800+ 2,4GHz 90nm) to triple core AMD Athlon II x3 455 AM3 3,3GHz. But this processor is not on ...
2
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1answer
630 views

Is my motherboard's built in memory enough?

My Intel (DG33) motherboard has 256MB built in graphics memory. I want to buy a monitor whose resolution is 1080*1920. To support this resolution, do I have to buy a graphics card or built in ...
1
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1answer
195 views

Resolution of monitor is not supported by motherboard

I have Desktop with configuration Pentium 4,945 intel chipset board,dual booting with win 7 and ubuntu 10.10 (no graphics card) Recently i purchased Dell IN2020M 20" with native resolution of 1600x900 ...
1
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2answers
4k views

What is the fastest CPU my laptop can support?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop and would like to speed up compile times on it. I have confirmed that it is, indeed, the processor time that is the bottleneck. How can I tell what processors are ...
0
votes
1answer
424 views

AM2+ CPU on AM2 Motherboard?

I want to perform a cheap CPU upgrade on an old Socket AM2 motherboard. I currently have an Athlon 64 X2, and want to upgrade to a quad-core AMD Phenom. IIUC, Socket AM2+ CPUs are backwards ...
0
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3answers
495 views

Is it worth upgrading a Q6600 4gb ddr2 to an i7 920 12gb ddr3 for $500?

I used to frequent madonion (now called futuremark these days) but the StackExchange community has been so helpful with my web development questions, I thought I'd give the superuser-section a try in ...
1
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1answer
233 views

CPU/RAM 'swapping'

There are two machines in my household: A Dell Dimension 9200 running Ubuntu 10.10, with 4GB (4x1GB) of RAM and a Intel Core 2 E6600 CPU. A Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP, with 1GB (2x256MB, ...
6
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5answers
10k views

Upgrade motherboard and CPU without reinstall

I have a home server running Ubuntu 10.04. I want to replace the motherboard and CPU without reinstalling the OS. I read a long time ago that this would sort of work on Windows XP, but with stability ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Which steps are needed to change motherboard on Windows 7 without reinstalling?

I am planning to upgrade my Sapphire AM2+ Motherboard (Chipset 780G) with a new MSI AM3 (Chipset 785G). I don't want to format and reinstall Windows 7. I have heard that with Windows XP is not that ...
3
votes
3answers
446 views

Replaceing/upgradeing a Motherboard/CPU

So now that my computer is 4 years old I think its time to upgrade. I have replaced the video card, and upped the ram, but also want to increase my processor. I have an HP Media Center m7248n with a ...
1
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4answers
261 views

PC Upgrade: Is upgrading the CPU only worthwhile in this case? [closed]

I'm getting ready to upgrade my PC, but I don't have the money to upgrade the entire system. However, I think I'm in a position that will allow me to upgrade the CPU and upgrade the rest later. ...
0
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2answers
945 views

Advice on Core 2 Duo upgrade path

I'm a .Net developer who also loves playing the latest computer games. My current rig has lasted me well but it's time to upgrade the old girl to something faster. As I see it, my two options for ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Where can I find a BTX motherboard with an LGA 775 socket? [closed]

I have a Dell XPS 410 which has a Dell P965 BTX motherboard. I want to upgrade the motherboard and replace the CPU...but I cannot find any BTX sized motherboards with a 775 socket. Here's a list of ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Upgrading a computer with a BTX form-factor motherboard

It's about time for me to upgrade my desktop and finally move into the world of true multi-core computing (the Pentium 4 with Hyperthreading I have now just isn't cutting it anymore). The ...