To see what we have learned under your expert tutelage ?
So, let's put it on a piece of cardboard after tossing the floppy, at least 1 DVD drive and the HDD ( after migrating Win 10 to SSD ) .
It looks to be a 460 watt PSU , that Q9300 draws 95 watts , the 1050 draws 75 so that's less than half the draw available on the PSU when it was new . I don't know what it takes to run the cooler though .
Hope the new RAM works , the boost to dual channel and speed coupled with the 1050 ti and SSD would be tremendous .
This is always exciting to me ,I love building spare part comps and resurrecting old ones , I just have a hard time finding folks that want towers these days , of course , this is a Win 10 comp so different .
We can't keep them all lol
An old HP d4999t has come back and it has the following:
CPU Q9300 Core2Quad @ 2.5GHz
RAM 4GB of 4x1GB DDR2 333MHz clocked sticks.
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.
GPU Nvidia GT 240 1GB
HDD Seagate ST3750630AS with the usual 01 and 07 issues. 750GB.
Twin DVDRW drives and 3.5 inch floppy drive.
The first step is to let W10 fully update. Then I'll post the Userbenchmark and Web Speccy results.
But what members can request is what I change first.
I have the following for the beast:
1. Nice single rail PSU. I have the P3 Watt Meter so I will post at least the idle power draw and if the machine will deliver a Furmark test.
In the first stock test I'll share the stock PSU and the machine as above to get a starting benchmark.
2. Some SSD drive. Might be 250GB.
3. Some 1050 Ti 4GB DDR4 video card.
4. 8G of RAM for this PC. 4x2GB DDR2 set.
5. I found a liquid CPU cooler for the Q9300. If Furmark or such shows high CPU temps, this goes in.
-> Here's where I might change the upgrades. I think I will do this in steps where I change each area at a time then repeat the power measurements along with results from Web Speccy and Userbenchmark. If the power draw goes too close to the stock PSU then I'll change the PSU then but not before.
So folk. What to change first?
Be back in some hours as this will take time to update to the latest W10.
PS. The Seagate with the SMART values 01 and 07 way out of whack is causing issues and hampering the work. That means the SSD looks to the first upgrade after we get some benchmarks in this discussion.