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Advice needed: Upgrading HP Pavilion 4535

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 14, 2005 1:41:35 PM

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I am considering upgrading my HP Pavilion 4535 (400 MHz Celeron, ASUS/
HP Hawk motherboard- Micro ATX, 256 MB RAM, 30 GB 5400 RPM HDD).
Considering the following:

- AMD 64 processor with 90 nm core
- Socket 939 board
- 2x512 MB DDR RAM
- 7200 RPM SATA HDD

What are the possible issues if I decide to replace the guts, but keep
everything else in my existing machine?:

- Will the existing HP 4535 case hold a standard ATX board? The current
one is Micro ATX, I think.
- Will the existing power supply be able to power the new chip?
- Will the existing case allow the new chip to cool. Do I need a new
fan?
- Other issues?

Should I just scrap the existing case and buy a new case and power
supply?

Thanks for the help
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 15, 2005 1:30:29 AM

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<emptor_caveat@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1121359295.440745.235490@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> I am considering upgrading my HP Pavilion 4535 (400 MHz Celeron, ASUS/
> HP Hawk motherboard- Micro ATX, 256 MB RAM, 30 GB 5400 RPM HDD).
> Considering the following:
>
> - AMD 64 processor with 90 nm core
> - Socket 939 board
> - 2x512 MB DDR RAM
> - 7200 RPM SATA HDD
>
> What are the possible issues if I decide to replace the guts, but keep
> everything else in my existing machine?:
>
> - Will the existing HP 4535 case hold a standard ATX board? The current
> one is Micro ATX, I think.
> - Will the existing power supply be able to power the new chip?
> - Will the existing case allow the new chip to cool. Do I need a new
> fan?
> - Other issues?
>
> Should I just scrap the existing case and buy a new case and power
> supply?
>
> Thanks for the help
>
You don't say what video card you intend, but you are looking at about
250-300W required. If you have a 150W PSU you might as well get new case and
good name PSU.
Mike.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
July 15, 2005 8:21:07 AM

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Personally I hate Pavilion cases. So small. I get cramps just thinking
about it. Do yourself a favor and get a new case first. Then you can
blossom out with a new board etc. and keep your drives.

-John

<emptor_caveat@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1121359295.440745.235490@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>I am considering upgrading my HP Pavilion 4535 (400 MHz Celeron, ASUS/
> HP Hawk motherboard- Micro ATX, 256 MB RAM, 30 GB 5400 RPM HDD).
> Considering the following:
>
> - AMD 64 processor with 90 nm core
> - Socket 939 board
> - 2x512 MB DDR RAM
> - 7200 RPM SATA HDD
>
> What are the possible issues if I decide to replace the guts, but keep
> everything else in my existing machine?:
>
> - Will the existing HP 4535 case hold a standard ATX board? The current
> one is Micro ATX, I think.
> - Will the existing power supply be able to power the new chip?
> - Will the existing case allow the new chip to cool. Do I need a new
> fan?
> - Other issues?
>
> Should I just scrap the existing case and buy a new case and power
> supply?
>
> Thanks for the help
>
!