refurbished computer

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by BulldogBuzz, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz Member

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    i recently bought a refurbished computer and wanted to know what you think about it
    intel core i52500s
    16gb ddr4 @3200mhz
    1tb [email protected]
    gtx 760
    windows 10
    gigabyte a320m-h motherboard

    the system was bought for £200
    i have reinstalled windows and activated it, iv also uninstalled the built in games and all the crap software that comes with windows 10
    i will be using it for regular internet use and light gaming ( total war games and football manager games ) to be exact
    please provide your best opinion regarding the price relative to the specs

    thank you
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    I see 1 problem with this. You can't fit an Intel CPU on an AMD motherboard.
     
  3. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz Member

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    its working im using this website with it
    are you sure its not possible and if it is what are the drawbacks
     
  4. BulldogBuzz

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    it says on the sticker on the computer its a a320 board but i opened it up and its an intel board
    they have different chipsets dont they so they cant fit in the wrong board
     
  5. johnb35

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    Yes, I'm positive. They cpu and the slot is not compatible. Show me a screenshot of the system properties.

    Example image of mine.

    pc specs.png
     
  6. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You are misinformed on some of these parts, a320m-h is an AM4 board and i5 2500s is on Intel's LGA 1155 socket. They completely aren't physically compatible.

    You can use CPU-Z or something to pull model IDs off of the gear.
    https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
     
  7. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Then its not an A320m-h motherboard. It has to be an intel motherboard
     
  8. BulldogBuzz

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  10. BulldogBuzz

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    So you basically have a system built with used miscellaneous parts. That screenshot tells me that the previous owner took a motherboard out of a lenovo desktop and put it in that tower. So you instead of having DDR4 memory, you have DDR3 now. Hopefully that system lasts a few more years.
     
  12. BulldogBuzz

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    ye seems like thats the case
    like i said it was only £100 and is quite fast and plays my games better than my other computer
    i think i got a bargain what do you think
     
  13. BulldogBuzz

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    sorry was bought for £200
     
  14. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    its an older system so like I said, hopefully it will last a few more years.
     

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