"Hitler"

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by martinhersey, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. martinhersey

    martinhersey Member

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    I am planning to upgrade this thing. It has an AMD 2.6 GHz CPU, 4 GB memory and a 32 bit WIN 7 O/S. I want to put an AMD 3.3 or 3.4 GHz CPU in there, add 4 GB more GB to the memory and install a 64 bit WIN O/S. Budgetwise, the sky's the limit. I would like to spend as little as possible. I would eventually like to sell it on Craigslist. This case is from somewhere around the years 2000-2003. I think these things are called "dinosaurs." Anyway, it's not nearly as old as I am. Check out the pix. I call it Hitler because it has a little moustache for a power button. Look at the ventilation.
     
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  2. spirit

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    Need to know the exact make/model of the motherboard before we can start recommending RAM and CPU upgrades. Also need to know the exact CPU which is in there now - 'AMD 2.6GHz' is too vague.
     
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  4. johnb35

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  5. spirit

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    Looks like he may have one or two sticks of RAM already installed. If one, obviously 1x4GB, if 2, then probably 2x2GB.

    You'll need to buy and install a 64-bit version of Windows 7 too.
     
  6. johnb35

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    Looks like he already has 2 x 2gb installed. The board has a max ram of 8gb so he can only use 2gb sticks. And he already said he was gonna install 64 bit OS.
     
  7. martinhersey

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    Thanks John35. Your post is helpful. I had been buying some stuff at Directron.com, but somebody stole a CPU I had ordered there in TX and they thought it was me. Now I mostly buy from Newegg.com. I have been installing triple cores in all my machines. I do or I don't have a record of this one. I probably have it somewhere. I suppose it's recorded in the machine somewhere. I think I can find it. Quad core would be a change. By the way, you are right about the MB model name.
    As far as memory, I always go to Crucial.com. I don't feel knowledgeable enough to pick it up just anywhere. I do have 2 2 GB s in there. Good to know something like I have to install 4 2 GB s. I think the memory I installed in there is just some I had lying around.
    This post was originally meant to have some humor attached to it, but, as usual, in the deadly logic of computers, the meaning was lost.
     

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