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January 8, 2010 2:11:54 PM

hi, i will be upgrading my brothers computer that consist of a socket 478 with intel celeron processor and no pci express card. he like to mainly play games and use the web. the computer is an HP mini tower with a standard! matx board with a removeable backplate so upgrading should be easy. i dont want to build him a new pc just upgrade the mobo and maby proc. i have some spare parts laying around like a pci express gpu and corsair xms ddr2 memory. i need the board to be matx and have dual channel ddr2 667 or 800, preferably 800 so i can use the xms memory. i will most likely pick up a pentium 4 on ebay for dirt cheap, probably a presscot 3.0 to 3.8 ghz range. and the only other thing would be a larger psu as the stock 250 wont cut it. oh and i would need a decent heatsink. one last question, would i be able to use the restore disks for hp windows xp home as i know to stock mobo is tattoed on the bios for the os. could i just slipstream the os from factory recovery os disk and use the product key on the side of the case, if not i will scout out an xp pro disk on newegg
January 8, 2010 3:05:00 PM

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Theres a Micro ATX board. Don't get a P4, you can get a CHEAP AMD dual core for the same or less as a P4. It will perform WAY better and stay much cooler. That board has a PCIe 2.0 slot on it as well. Some cheap DDR3 RAM, this machine will be much faster than some P4 system you could build. And for close to the same price. Plus it will be future proof. AM3 motherboards will be around for a while, while your P4 is a dead technology. You can use your PCIe card as well. Good luck to ya!

No you won't be able to use the XP disc. The disc will detect a non-HP build and won't let you install.
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January 8, 2010 4:12:22 PM

pcman09 said:
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Theres a Micro ATX board. Don't get a P4, you can get a CHEAP AMD dual core for the same or less as a P4. It will perform WAY better and stay much cooler. That board has a PCIe 2.0 slot on it as well. Some cheap DDR3 RAM, this machine will be much faster than some P4 system you could build. And for close to the same price. Plus it will be future proof. AM3 motherboards will be around for a while, while your P4 is a dead technology. You can use your PCIe card as well. Good luck to ya!

No you won't be able to use the XP disc. The disc will detect a non-HP build and won't let you install.



Thanks alot. i think i will do. can u give me some advice on a power supply unit. i will be using the hp case which like i said is a standard matx case, and for the power supply and a decent gpu i think 400 to 500w is more than enough. it will only be powering one hdd, one dvd drive and a mid to high range gpu other than the mobo and cpu itself. and should i be looking for matx psu or atx psu?
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January 8, 2010 10:16:24 PM

Ignore the amd stampede, use what ya got. just get an 865 chipset with four dimms. a prescott 3.4e can be had cheap, ot any 4gb ddressable socket 478.if to fill in all four dimms, use four the same, you will lose big, like an amd, for not following extra rules.

I do not know what sparks these stampedes, and theory numbers...

if to go full atx, the 875p is outstanding from the right source...not to dis the 865pe, I used that for several years as a workstation...no-ecc and still errorless. Must be the masculine PIN grid array. :whistle: 

the agp is still updating. if to go prescott, do not go lower than 45nm vid card, if not a prescott, just grab an older agp...

best get a prescott.



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January 8, 2010 10:42:18 PM

bgd73 said:
Ignore the amd stampede, use what ya got. just get an 865 chipset with four dimms. a prescott 3.4e can be had cheap, ot any 4gb ddressable socket 478.if to fill in all four dimms, use four the same, you will lose big, like an amd, for not following extra rules.

I do not know what sparks these stampedes, and theory numbers...

if to go full atx, the 875p is outstanding from the right source...not to dis the 865pe, I used that for several years as a workstation...no-ecc and still errorless. Must be the masculine PIN grid array. :whistle: 

the agp is still updating. if to go prescott, do not go lower than 45nm vid card, if not a prescott, just grab an older agp...

best get a prescott.


thanks after checking the boards out, i found they have no ddr2 support nor pci express x16, looks as if the am3 amd is my path, also i have a dell dimension 3000 with a 3.00ghz p4 and another hp with a northwood 2.66ghz p4 so i still have my lucky and reliable pentiums
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January 9, 2010 4:51:51 AM

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Thanks alot. i think i will do. can u give me some advice on a power supply unit. i will be using the hp case which like i said is a standard matx case, and for the power supply and a decent gpu i think 400 to 500w is more than enough. it will only be powering one hdd, one dvd drive and a mid to high range gpu other than the mobo and cpu itself. and should i be looking for matx psu or atx psu?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thats a great PSU, 500 watts is plenty. As far as you needing to look for a mATX or just ATX PSU I am not quite sure. Is the PSU in the case rather small or proportionate to that of a normal case power supply you have? If its mATX PSU you might as well just get a new case as well. There aren't many great mATX PSU's out with quality power outputs. I know that is what you wanted to stray away from, building a whole new machine, but if you want to stick with the mATX case you are restricting some things else where. In the end its up to how much you want to spend. Sorry it took me so long to respond. If your brother wants to run any current gen games, you will want to go the AM3 way. Its great price to performance ratio.


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