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Need help restoring my 10 year old PC

by Expressing / March 24, 2017 11:50 PM PDT

Hello,

I just graduated and i decided its time to upgrade my old PC. Currently doing web development freelance so it will be used for that + some well known games like CS:GO/LoL/HotS. The priority of changing first is the GPU because its dead. Put it in owen and now its working but just for browsing, nothing more.

My specs are:
GPU: nVidia 9800GT
Motherboard: Biostar GF8100 M2+ SE
CPU: TripleCore AMD Phenom 8450 2.10GHz
RAM: 2x2GB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
Power: I dont know yet, around 400-500W

I already have a good monitor, so i only need to change mostly the GPU/CPU and the RAM with the best for this motherboard. The hdd is fine but i will get an SSD also.

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get a newer one
by James Denison / March 25, 2017 11:31 AM PDT

and use that one with Linux instead.

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Upgrade
by Bob__B / March 25, 2017 3:15 PM PDT

If the machine is 10 yrs old it's normally not worth it.
Upgrade path is limited and it can get expensive.
If you do decide to go down that road you best put it all on paper first.
Cost, availability of parts, order to replace in so that you don't step on yourself.

As for the gpu, shop for a gtx 1050 ti.
That's based on watts for you old card so it should be a straight swap.

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new mainboard
by -benutzer- / March 28, 2017 2:44 AM PDT

if you want to upgrade your computer, you need to buy a new mainboard too.

your mb got an AM2+/AM2 socket and just ddr2 ram slots, therefore you wont finde a good cpu and ram modules.

i would suggest you at first to search for a suitable cpu, then you know what socket you need, then you can search for a suitable mainboard and then you know what ram modules you ned (DDR3 or DDR4)

Link to RAM shop removed by moderator. One usually buys a new motherboard and compatible CPU and RAM together.

Post was last edited on March 28, 2017 2:52 AM PDT

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new mb may require new os
by renegade600 / March 28, 2017 2:57 AM PDT
In reply to: new mainboard

to be legit, if the os is oem or system builders or was upgraded from oem or system builders, then you wlll be require to purchase a new os.

IMO, that 10 year old computer is too old to upgrade. the cost of upgrading would exceed the value of the computer and could go towards a pretty good computer. However if that is what you want to do, go to crucial.com and let it scan your computer. it will tell you exactly how much ram you can have and give you a nice selection of performance ram. you dont have to buy there. - just a great source of info. In addition, an ssd can also help.

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