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Upgrading an old computer for fun [need help!]

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July 11, 2012 7:05:46 PM

I have been thinking about building a computer.. but recently I got a hold of and old Compaq Presario SR1810NX and I want to upgrade its processor and RAM for now until I have the money for a good graphics card. I have found a decent processor and RAM that I think might work with this computer. can anyone tell me if this will work or not?

Here are some links to the computer and motherboard specs:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...


And here are the links to the processor and RAM I found:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009B0KKA/ref=dra_a_sm_ss_fs_...
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-400MHZ-PC3200-KVR400X64C...

Whether or not these parts will work with this computer can anyone tell me some parts that are possibly better for around the same price?

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July 11, 2012 7:10:38 PM

Yeah, they should both work, but I wouldn't really call it a worthwhile upgrade for the money. That system just isn't really worth upgrading because by the time you put a GPU in it, you're spending more on it than it's worth.
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July 11, 2012 7:54:44 PM
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July 11, 2012 8:14:48 PM

Wish i could also spend money just for fun
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July 11, 2012 8:56:59 PM

Its a complete waste of money to upgrade that.
$200 is better spent on a new system
This Newegg combo here for $233 would run circles around that single core athlon64 and would actually even let you game some. That athlon64 would barely run facebook. Now I'mnot saying buy this kit, just that tehre are way better options out there than trying to upgrade that 'coffin'. its dead - throw it out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Or you could just upgrade your motherbd, cpu , and ram - if that case will take standard parts.
a8-3850 + motherbd - $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

4gb ram @ 1866 (best speed for a-series processors) - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 11, 2012 10:36:23 PM

Wow those responses were quick! Anyways I guess I'll just go with building a new one (I never knew it could be so cheap!). Thanks everyone!
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July 14, 2012 5:01:21 AM

Best answer selected by justintmetal.
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