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Compatible Hardware for HP a420n

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November 9, 2009 2:02:11 PM

hi i need to up grade, need digtal vidio card, power supply, and any thing else. i have 1 g ram 160 g hd. it freezis up i get warnings that cpu is at its limit.
i have music production and auto cad software.
thanks John

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November 9, 2009 3:34:40 PM

You should be able to use any AGP video card and a PSU around 300 or 400 watts. Corsair is a good PSU brand. This is one of the best AGP video cards you'll find: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It'll work for basic CAD but don't expect high-end gaming too.

... but really, it's not worth upgrading this system. You can't add any more RAM according to HP, and a graphics card is probably a waste of money. It doesn't even have USB 2.0. A $300 netbook will probably run just as fast.
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November 18, 2009 2:07:48 PM

i think i will get a new pc thanks for the info
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