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What can I do with what I have? A HP-Pavilion RK569AA-ABA m7750n. Video card, memory, cpu, psu?

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September 16, 2013 9:13:58 PM

Ok. So I have a bone stock HP-Pavilion RK569AA-ABA m7750n.

with a...


*** Processor
2.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded***

and a ....

*** Main Circuit Board
Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. NODUSM3 1.05
Serial Number: MS1C71S42200815
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.04 12/15/2006****

with 1920 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory and two empty slots.

My video is ***NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE***.

I want to upgrade components on the cheap for better performance with internetting, running multiple applications, better all around performance and hopefully installing windows 8. I was thinking of adding memory, changing the cpu and video card, removing the weird TV recording card thingy and maybe the PSU if need be. I'm not a gamer but do occassionaly watch videos and such. Mostly I use an internet browser, spotify app, outlook, onenote, and maybe excel or word all at the same time while using McAffee as my anti-virus (performance-sink!).

Problem is, I'm handy and have added/removed components and fixed computers in the past but am old and can't figure out what my motherboard can handle and what to add.

Can it all be done for around $250 dollars? I was hoping since the computer is old maybe the parts would be cheaper?

Anyways, if someone with more knowledge and mental processing power just told me "buy this stuff", I would, and be super grateful.

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September 16, 2013 9:32:23 PM

$250 is way more then needed for just Outlook/Spotify/Videos. I'm going to assume it's a compact computer as well. If you have 2 empty RAM slots install those 2 gb's of RAM you have and that's enough ram for what your doing.
For the video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That is more then enough. Any cheaper and warranty isn't covered, if that's not a problem feel free to find something a bit cheaper.
For a cpu replacement, all you need for what you listed is a dual core. This should do: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That processor can render videos flawlessly while running spotify and your antivirus. With the 2gb's of RAM your installing, you should be fine. That leaves you at $120, plenty to install windows 8. Which is only $100.
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September 16, 2013 11:02:37 PM

Cool! I get windows 8 for free, so that isn't an issue. This motherboard currently has an AM2 processor slot, and the processor you linked to is an AM3, would that be compatible? Also, what memory chips specifically should I buy for those two empty slots to compliment the 2GB of RAM already installed in the other two? No new PSU? And what is a compact computer?
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September 17, 2013 4:41:51 PM

mikmik19 said:
Cool! I get windows 8 for free, so that isn't an issue. This motherboard currently has an AM2 processor slot, and the processor you linked to is an AM3, would that be compatible? Also, what memory chips specifically should I buy for those two empty slots to compliment the 2GB of RAM already installed in the other two? No new PSU? And what is a compact computer?


Honestly your PSU should be fine, these cards/processor I picked work fine. You can buy another 2 gb's of ram if you want to for 4 gb's. Also, thanks for pointing out the AM2 slot most motherboards dont use am2 anymore. Any processor over ~2 GHz thats dual core or quad core should work, you might need to buy off of ebay for AM2 as most people dont support it anymore. Compact means since your pc is a prebuilt computer, the company probably bought the smallest case possible to save money, so a low profile gfx card is needed, which is why I linked you the 610.
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