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CPU & GPU upgrade for an HP Pavillion Media Center a1600n

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February 15, 2013 8:02:25 AM

What is the latest/best CPU & GPU that's compatible for this computer?

It has...

-AMD Athlon X2 4600+ installed instead of the 3800+
-4Gigs of RAM
-HIS Radeon HD 4670 GPU
-500GB HDD
-500W PSU
-Windows Vista Home Premium 34bit os

I know it's a dinosaur ass computer but I'm looking to upgrade this computer to give it to my younger brother cause you know... we all got our tax returns and I had payed someone to build me a gaming rig. So, I thought I'd give it to him. It served me well for time I have had it. It played Skyrim, Far Cry 3 (ikr), Devil May Cry, MW3, TERA and many other games on med/low settings. High/ultra on older games. It runs Devil May Cry on Ultra @ 1680x1050 with 28-34 fps o___o Did okay with Photoshop and horrible with Sony Vegas Pro lol. You're most likely not going to read all of this cause tl;dr... but I just want to share it's capability although it's fuckin old.

Thanks in advance!

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a c 1171 à CPUs
February 16, 2013 9:24:28 PM

If this is your motherboard: says Athlon 64 X2 up to 5000+ is the max. It may take a slightly faster AM2 socketed processor if those specs were written before CPUs faster than the 5000+ were released. But you'd have to find a BIOS upgrade for anything newer, and I don't know where you'd find one at this late date.
a c 156 à CPUs
February 17, 2013 1:07:33 AM

Yes that is the motheboard used in that model. As you would expect from OEM the CPU upgrade list is very limited. His only choices are:

Socket type: AM2

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades

AMD Athlon 64

Athlon 64 X2 up to 5000+

AMD Sempron