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I am going to upgrade my moms computer it has been sometime since I have done that. She has a Biostar motherboard P4M900-M7-SE. I want a new MB, CPU and processor the case is actually pretty good and has a decent power supply what I need is what is a good motherboard and processor I like to find them around 200 dollars or less if anyone have any suggestions on this please let me know. Also what are some good websites that sale these items other than Tiger Direct, Amazon or Pricewatch or are them the best out there right now. So let me know.

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  1. You will also have to upgrade the memory from DDR2, which you have now, to DDR3.
  2. What are the rest of the specs of the pc because $200 isn't going to much better better if it's already a dual core. Or you could even find better computers(complete systems) on craigslist quite a bit better than what you could get new at that price.

    But here's my suggestion:
    Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model PSD34G1333K
    ASRock H61M-GE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623G620
    TOTAL: $160.97

    You could get amd athlon x4 for about $190 but the new sb dual cores are more ipc(instructions per cycle ie more performance) and use less power. Unless she's using some multithreaded program which I doubt.
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  4. Hi There here are the specs for her computer so any more ideas will be great, she is on line like face book and such and pays a few bills online other than the internet she does genealogy so no big time applications really.

    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
    Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor
    Intel® Pentium® D Processor
    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
    Intel® Celeron® D Processor
    Intel® Celeron® Processor 400 Sequence
    Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt


    Support FSB 533/800/1066MHz


    Support DDR2 533/667 MHz
    2 x DDR2 DIMM Memory Slot
    Max. Supports up to 4GB Memory


    2 x PCI Slots
    1 x PCI-E x1 Slot
    1 x PCI-E x16 Slot


    2 x SATA Connectors
    2 x IDE Connector
    Support SATA RAID: 0,1


    4 x USB 2.0 Port
    2 x USB 2.0 Header


    Realtek RTL8201CL - 10/100 PHY


    VIA Chrome9 HC IGP, On Board Graphic Max. Memory Share Up to 256MB


    Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Audio

    REAR I/O

    1 x PS/2 Mouse
    1 x PS/2 Keyboard
    4 x USB 2.0 Port
    1 x COM Port
    1 x VGA Port
    1 x RJ-45 Port
    3 x Audio Connector


    1 x Printer Header
    2 x USB 2.0 Header
    2 x SATA Connector
    2 x IDE Connector
    1 x Floppy Connector
    1 x Front Audio Header
    1 x Front Panel Header
    1 x CD-IN Header
    1 x CPU FAN Header
    1 x System FAN Header


    Micro ATX Form Factor Dimension: 19 cm X 24.4 cm ( W x L )


    Support Windows 2000 / XP / Vista

    Her on-board video card and sound card have been disabled has a seperate video card and sound card that I added later and only has 3 gb of memory the computer won't recognize more than that so any other suggestions will be great.

    I can go about 200 to 250


  5. I don't really see a point to upgrade with those uses. But I still don't know what cpu you currently have, I can google the same specs sheet but as you posted it lists 6 different cpu series.
  6. Hi There

    Sorry it took a while to get back to you the processor is a Intel Celeron D 3.2 GHZ
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