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June 12, 2012 10:16:55 PM

I have an old HP Compaq d220 MT laying around that I want to upgrade into maybe a home theater pc. Just something that can play movies at 1080p without lag and stuttering. Current specs are:

2.4GHz intel celeron
1GB ram
40GB IDE hard drive
integrated graphics
Windows XP 32bit

How would I go about upgrading this? By the way, this motherboard only has PCI slots, no PCI express. Also, it currently doesn't have a system fan, only a processor fan.

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June 12, 2012 10:24:25 PM

What is your budget??? are you okay with just getting a new, well eveything 1080p is what I am running and it is worth it hw much is it worth to you I just need a number and I can give you everything I would do glad to help good luck!!!!
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June 12, 2012 10:56:56 PM

the short answer is no, it has just about reached an age where it is no longer practical that RAM will most likely be DDR and it is hard to find that stuff now, the best you could do is as 2fast4thetown_down suggested get new everything you don't need a power house probably something with an i3 would do.
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June 12, 2012 11:06:07 PM

somerandomjedi said:
the short answer is no, it has just about reached an age where it is no longer practical that RAM will most likely be DDR and it is hard to find that stuff now, the best you could do is as 2fast4thetown_down suggested get new everything you don't need a power house probably something with an i3 would do.

Thank you

here is a 800 dollar build
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadc70.asp?id=67...

a $1000 build ( I recommend this one)
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadc70.asp?id=67...


$2000 builds ( I recommend the first one but the second is cooler look at both and then make your decision, I did put a radeon 7970 in the first one so if you want a htpc you will need a nice graphics card)
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadcosmosii.asp?...
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadhailstorm.asp...

No budget build

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadhailstorm.asp...

any of these will fit your needs the best are towards the bottom but cost more so choose accordingly to your budget.
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June 13, 2012 6:09:39 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
What is your budget??? are you okay with just getting a new, well eveything 1080p is what I am running and it is worth it hw much is it worth to you I just need a number and I can give you everything I would do glad to help good luck!!!!


Hi, thanks for all the replies. I would prefer not getting a new PC, as my budget is probably $100 or less. I just want a way so that I can squeeze out a little more performance from this old, slow computer.
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June 13, 2012 8:52:44 PM

There is nothing you can do to make that even run 1080 for 100, Sorry.
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