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April 10, 2012 7:37:14 PM

Hello,
I'd like to try and upgrade the computer I have at the moment.

These are the specifications of the motherboard that is installed in the computer,
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d865g...

I guess it may seem marginal on getting a new computer, but the cheapest decent new laptop would be around £350 to £400. This computer is only going to be used for basic functions, and hopefully with this upgrade will make the computer last a long time regarding its purpose.

The RAM memory of the computer and graphics card have been upgraded to 4GB RAM and 512MB GPU.

I want to make theses changes so it will be 64bit. What I have read explained that the motherboard and the CPU needed to changed to make this possible. I'd like to get a motherboard that is still compatible with the RAM, GPU and other components that are used by the current motherboard.

This is a link to Intel's lists for Motherboards and CPU's that would be compatible,
http://ark.intel.com/

I only have a limited knowledge about computers, if anyone could advise which would be the best Intel motherboard and CPU to get.

Many thanks
Matthew
a b ) Power supply
a c 469 V Motherboard
April 10, 2012 8:16:25 PM

the mb you have is a very old mb it older then the 775 cpu that are a few years old now. you also have an agp card all mb now use a pci cards. as your looking for a low end pc you would be better of price wize to see what dell or hp in your country runs.
intel sandy bridge chips are going to be replaced soon by ivy bridge so a lot of the old stock vendors want to blow out.
if you want to build a pc then look at intel 6x series mb and an i-3 cpu or the g series CPU. as your not going to game with the unit you can pick up a amd cpu and mb combo deal real cheap.
April 11, 2012 10:39:54 AM

mattireland said:
Hello,
I'd like to try and upgrade the computer I have at the moment.

These are the specifications of the motherboard that is installed in the computer,
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d865g...

I guess it may seem marginal on getting a new computer, but the cheapest decent new laptop would be around £350 to £400. This computer is only going to be used for basic functions, and hopefully with this upgrade will make the computer last a long time regarding its purpose.

The RAM memory of the computer and graphics card have been upgraded to 4GB RAM and 512MB GPU.

PNY GEFORCE 8400GS PCI 512MB GRAPHICS CARD

4 GIGABYTE (4 X 1 GB) KINGSTON HYPERX DDR400 PC3200 NON ECC 184 PIN RAM

I want to make theses changes so it will be 64bit. What I have read explained that the motherboard and the CPU needed to changed to make this possible. I'd like to get a motherboard that is still compatible with the RAM, GPU and other components that are used by the current motherboard.

This is a link to Intel's lists for Motherboards and CPU's that would be compatible,
http://ark.intel.com/

I only have a limited knowledge about computers, if anyone could advise which would be the best Intel motherboard and CPU to get.

Many thanks
Matthew
April 11, 2012 10:53:25 AM

Sorry just meant to add this
The RAM memory of the computer and graphics card have been upgraded to 4GB RAM and 512MB GPU.

PNY GEFORCE 8400GS PCI 512MB GRAPHICS CARD

4 GIGABYTE (4 X 1 GB) KINGSTON HYPERX DDR400 PC3200 NON ECC 184 PIN RAM

Looking at older motherboards on ebay, just wanted to make sure I got the best one, for the components that are already in the computer and one that would be 64 bit compatible. Plus the best CPU with the same criteria in mind.
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